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Hunslet RLFC win ‘State of Hunslet’ friendly

Bragging rights to the home team in pre-season Yorkshire Cup outing Hunslet RLFC 40-12 Hunslet Club Parkside Pre-season for our local rugby league sides continued yesterday (19 January 2019) with a friendly between Hunslet RLFC and Hunslet Club Parkside at a decidedly chilly South Leeds Stadium. This year the fixture

The beat goes on as South Leeds Radio goes live

The Old White Hart in Beeston was packed for South Leeds Radio’s launch party on Thursday (17 January 2019) which mixed live music with a chance to hear from the presenters about what was in store for listeners over the coming months. South Leeds Radio is a new community radio

Park & Ride comes back to Plans Panel

The planning application for the controversial Park & Ride scheme at Stourton will come back to the City Plans Panel next Thursday (24 January 2019). As previously reported on South Leeds Life, Councillors on the panel agreed in principle to the scheme, but blasted officers for lack of information in

Bridging the gap – new footbridge is lowered into place

Sustainable urban developer Citu has reached a major milestone this week with the installation of a 50-metre pedestrian bridge, providing a vital link across the River Aire from Leeds’ South Bank to the city centre. The £1.5m eye-catching  structure was lowered into place using a 1000-tonne crane and will link Citu’s Phases One and Two of the Climate Innovation District either side of the River Aire, as well as providing crucial connectivity to communities in Cross

Free tickets for Leeds Playhouse

As part of South Leeds Life’s ongoing partnership with Leeds Playhouse we are able to offer a free* pair of tickets to a range of shows coming up over the next few months. *Of course there’s no such thing as a free lunch, so although the tickets are free we

Hunslet’s amateurs shock Featherstone Rovers

The preseason Yorkshire Cup continued yesterday (12 January 2019) with Hunslet Club Parkside beating Featherstone Rovers at their LD Nutrition Stadium. The amateurs of Hunslet Club Parkside are the top side in the community game having gone unbeaten last season. They were up against a Featherstone Rovers side made up

Brownie Amelia collects all 57 badges

Amelia Wood, a member of the 5th Middleton Brownies has achieved something very few girls ever manage – she has been awarded all 57 interest badges available to Brownies. Brownies work towards interest badges in their own time, choosing topics and skills they are interested in and exploring everything from languages

Slung Low Community College announces its second term

After a hugely successful first term at their Cultural Community College, the acclaimed Leeds theatre company Slung Low have unveiled an exciting new programme of Pay What You Decide cultural classes for their second term. The new term, which will start on Sunday 17 February at Slung Low’s new location The Holbeck in South Leeds, will offer an

Park and Ride decision postponed as councillors slam plans

The decision on the major new Park and Ride scheme proposed for Stourton has been postponed, after councillors on the City Plans panel blasted the Council’s own presentations – and local campaigners have vowed to battle on against the project. The cross-party panel – which decides on whether or not

Hunslet St Mary’s church to be demolished?

The Church of England have put plans in motion to demolish the modern section of St Mary’s Church in Hunslet. The church closed in 2015 and the modern building, which dates from 1975 is understood to be structurally unsound. However, the landmark clock tower and spire, which are Grade II listed,