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Historic Salamanca locomotive model returns to Leeds

The world’s oldest model locomotive is back home in Leeds more than two centuries after it helped spark a global railway revolution. Made in 1811 by famous engineer Matthew Murray, the precious model has arrived safely at Leeds Industrial Museum where it will now take pride of place in an

Stourton’s solar powered Park & Ride officially opened

The controversial Stourton Park & Ride was officially opened by the Minister for future of transport and environment, Rachel Maclean MP on 16 September 2021. Stourton Park & Ride is the third park and ride site in Leeds alongside Elland Road and Temple Green. It opened its doors to customers

Beeston residents evacuated over suspected bomb

Roads were closed, residents were evacuated from their homes and an Army bomb disposal squad was deployed in Beeston this afternoon (20 September 2021). About 60 residents had to leave their homes after a suspect package was reported to Police just after 2pm. Residents were accommodated at St Anthony’s church

Leeds United star cuts the ribbon on Elland Road cycle route

Leeds United star Patrick Bamford joined the celebrations at the official opening of the city’s new Elland Road cycle lane today (Monday 20 September 2021). The 1.5km route, which runs from Elland Road Park & Ride to the city centre, will help connect people in south Leeds with job, training,

It’s good to be back

Crowds flocked to Hunslet Gala and Middleton Park Show this weekend (11-12 September 2021) as large scale community events restarted in South Leeds. South Leeds Life was at both events, handing out newspapers, speaking to readers and taking a few snaps. Hunslet Gala was postponed from its usual date in

Heritage Open Days shed light on local history

Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture. Every September thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are free to explore. We’ve picked out