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Corinthians steam past Houghton in the cup

Leeds Corinthians RUFC travelled to Durham on Saturday to face Houghton in their final group game of the National Junior Vase competition. A victory would put them into the quarter finals with potentially two games remaining before a possibility of playing at Twickenham Stadium. It is several years since Leeds

Hua Liu is officially a ‘Point Of Light’

Hua Liu who works for Health For All on their Lychhe Red Chinese elders project has been selected by the Prime Minister’s Office at 10 Downing Street to be today’s Point of Light (22 January 2020). This isn’t the first time Hua has been recognised for her outstanding work. As

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