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Residents work together to improve Trentham Park

Residents work together to improve Trentham Park

The Trentham Park Project is using artwork and gardening on Saturdays throughout the summer to transform the pocket park in Beeston Hill. The project is funded by Leeds City Council and delivered by Touchstone Support to build new friendships around Trentham Park. These are some photos from last Saturday 9 June session. The first two […]

Obituary: Geoff Gunney MBE

Obituary: Geoff Gunney MBE

Few players in any sport can rival the remarkable commitment Geoff Gunney showed to one club – Hunslet Rugby League Club. Geoff made his debut for Hunslet in 1951. He would go on to spend his entire playing career with Hunslet spanning 23 seasons and saw him play 579 games. Like numerous other future Hunslet players Geoff […]

Hunslet make it five wins out of five

Hunslet make it five wins out of five

Hunslet RLFC made it five wins from five today as they beat Coventry Bears at the South Leeds Stadium.  It was a rather under par performance by Hunslet, but the win lifts them into 4th in the Betfred League 1. Hunslet RLFC 40-16 Coventry Bears Photos by Paul Johnson Phoenix Photography Not that Coventry didn’t […]

Dads In Leeds Want More Opportunities To Engage With Their Kids

Dads In Leeds Want More Opportunities To Engage With Their Kids

Eight out of ten dads want to see more groups and activities for fathers and their children in Leeds. In a survey by support group Leeds Dads, 79% of dads also said they’d be interested in joining a dads’ group. And 40% of dads under 40 said they didn’t spend as much as they’d like […]

Justice for Grenfell: Leeds vigil on 14th June

Justice for Grenfell: Leeds vigil on 14th June

On Thursday (14 June 2018) Leeds residents will assemble at 5pm in Victoria Gardens (in front of the art gallery on the Headrow) to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower in West London. We will remember the dead and express our solidarity with the survivors and those supporting them and […]

Reflections of a local councillor on the arson attacks in Beeston

Reflections of a local councillor on the arson attacks in Beeston

The very sad news of arson attacks on two places of worship within our community has shocked us and moved us to action. Like many others, I struggled to know what the best next steps were when the news broke on that Tuesday morning as a combination of sadness and anger bubbled away inside. Pleasingly […]

Hunslet RLFC players during World War 1 – can you help?

Hunslet RLFC players during World War 1 – can you help?

100 years ago, a mighty war was drawing to its bloody close and local people would have been involved, so I have been asked to research what players and associates of Hunslet RLFC did during the war. Many of the players, being part-time, would have been miners as coal runs under our area like a […]

Running in the beautiful south: The Rothwell Greenway

Running in the beautiful south: The Rothwell Greenway

As we move from Spring to Summer, the best way to enjoy the weather is to get out and enjoy the outdoors whether that be in the form of a walk, run or bike ride. Here’s another suggestion from the South Leeds Lakers Running Club: On the right hand side of Long Thorpe Lane, opposite […]

Busier than it’s possible to be

Busier than it’s possible to be

South Leeds elected three new Councillors in the local elections on 3 May 2018. We asked them to tell us what the experience was like, here is Andrew Scopes, Councillor for Beeston & Holbeck Ward. As a new Councillor, I want to say thank you so much to those who voted for me, and to […]

My first week as a Councillor

My first week as a Councillor

South Leeds elected three new Councillors in the local elections on 3 May 2018. We asked them to tell us what the experience was like, here Paul Wray, Councillor for Hunslet & Riverside Ward. I’d like to thank everyone who voted in the election – regardless of who for – as every vote keeps our […]