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Friends launch Middleton Park calendar

The perfect Christmas present for lovers of South Leeds’s hidden green gem, Middleton Park, has arrived. The Friends of Middleton Park (FOMP) have created a 2021 calendar with twelve spectacular photos showing the many facets of the park. Alan Shaw, Secretary of the Friends of Middleton Park explained: “Every year

Police seize fireworks from teenagers in Beeston

West Yorkshire Police have reported seizing fireworks from a number of youths over last weekend (17-18 October 2020) according to a report on their Neighbourhood Alert system. The alert read: “Leeds Inner South Neighbourhood Police Team 2 have confiscated a large amount of fireworks from various youths over the weekend

Slung Low launches scheme to give every child in Holbeck a book

Slung Low, Holbeck’s own theatre company, has published a children’s book and launched an initiative that aims to give every child in the neighbourhood a copy. In early October three of the Slung Low team spent a week at Holbeck’s Ingram Road Primary School reading Emergency Story Penguin to the

Consultation on new council housing for Middleton

As previously reported, Leeds City Council has appointed Wates Construction Ltd to build new council housing on the Throstle Rec site in Middleton. Early plans are now being consulted on before a full planning application is submitted. 176 homes are set to be built on the site, a mix of

New government restrictions on mixing indoors in Leeds as three-tier system unveiled

Updated government restrictions on households mixing indoors will be put in place in Leeds this week as part of a new national risk alert system aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19. Leeds was named in the “high” middle tier of the government’s three-tier system earlier today in response to

Heritage trains will run throughout October and November

Middleton Railway has had a very muted celebration of its Diamond Jubilee this year due to Coronavirus, but it’s not over yet with services running throughout October and November. A Diesel-pulled service will run each Sunday plus a mid week service during half term on Wednesday 28 October. Trains run

Changes to bus routes from Sunday as Headrow reopens

As we previously reported, The Headrow is expected to be open again in both directions from Sunday 4 October 2020. This means that the temporary bus stops on Calverley Street, Great George Street and Merrion Street will be taken out of use and later removed. Bus services will return to