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Stories celebrate Holbeck – a vivid and magic, real place

Holbeck and its citizens in all their glory – sometimes gritty, sometimes funny, always real – was celebrated at event to mark the culmination* of the Once Upon A Time in Holbeck project last night (15 January 2020). Slung Low, Holbeck’s own theatre company, hosted the evening at The Holbeck

Asda Middleton store to be the retailer’s first sustainability trial store

Shoppers in Middleton are to be at the forefront of Yorkshire supermarket Asda’s research into new packaging technology, as the local store becomes the retailer’s national test-bed for innovation to reduce plastic. From May, the store will become the first Asda store in the UK where shoppers can fill up

Holbeck Together set to take over community centre

The transfer of St Matthew’s Community Centre from Leeds City Council to Holbeck Together took a step forward last week (8 January 2020) when the Council’s Executive Board approved plans to grant an initial six year lease on the building. Holbeck Together (formerly Holbeck Elderly Aid) have been delivering services

Hunslet beat Batley for second preseason win

Hunslet RLFC 16-12 Batley Bulldogs Hunslet RLFC scored a good win against Championship side Batley Bulldogs this afternoon (12 January 2020) at South Leeds Stadium as their preseason preparations progressed. Hunslet faced a pretty much full strength Batley team from the league above them and matched them tackle for tackle

Defibrillator rehoused in Cross Flatts Park

Cross Flatts Park is now home to an automated external defibrillator (AED) that is accessible to all after local Councillors funded an external cabinet to house it. For just over three years the AED, bought by the Cross Flatts parkrun, has lived inside the kitchen at the Watsonian Pavilion in

Meet the officer helping to keep South Leeds clean, tidy and running smoothly

For the last three months the wards of Beeston & Holbeck and Hunslet & Riverside have had a dedicated Civil Enforcement Officer. I met up with Joanne (not her real name*) to find out about her role. She has legal powers to tackle illegally parked cars by issuing Penalty Charge

Residents engulfed in cladding crisis

Stress and uncertainty as building owners shift safety costs to flat owners Hundreds of South Leeds residents enter 2020 facing the threat of huge ‘life-changing’ bills – tens of thousands of pounds per household – and maybe even eviction, following the news that their apartment blocks have failed key fire