Category: Cottingley

News and events for the Cottingley area

Construction work stops at White Rose station

Construction has been halted at the new White Rose railway station to allow a financial review of the scheme to be carried out as construction costs have spiralled. The £26.5 million station is being build at White Rose Park by a consortium including Munroe K, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and

Five due in court on knife marketing charges

The owner and four staff members, including two who live South Leeds, are due to appear in court charged with offences related to the marketing of knives from a Leeds shop. In December 2021, an operation, led by officers from Leeds North East Neighbourhood Policing Team, saw a search warrant

Cottingley Primary collects 500 meals for foodbank

Cottingley Primary Academy turned one Christmas tradition on its head this year by organising a reverse advent calendar. Throughout December the school asked children and staff across school to bring in an item each day to donate to the foodbank if they were able to, rather than receiving something. And

Labour select candidate for Beeston & Holbeck ward

On 31 October 2023 local members from the Beeston and Holbeck Labour Party selected Sharafat (Shaf) Ali as their candidate to face the 2024 Local Elections. This comes following the resignation of Councillor Gohar Almass who announced he will be stepping down due to health reasons. Sharafat Ali commented: “I

Beeston Councillor to step down at May election

Councillor Gohar Almass (Labour, Beeston & Holbeck) has announced that he is to step down at the next election in May 2024. Cllr Amass was facing a deselection battle within the Beeston & Holbeck Labour Party Branch, but announced he wouldn’t be seeking reselection hours before Tuesday night’s branch meeting

Councillors Welcome Funding for High Rise Improvements

Local Ward Councillors Andrew Scopes, Gohar Almass and Annie Maloney have welcomed funding for the replacement of the heat interface units, which draw on the local district heating network for heating and hot water in Cottingley Heights and Towers high-rise flats. The existing units in these blocks are approaching the