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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

Top Carbon Classification for Beeston bed maker

A 179-year-old Yorkshire bed maker has enhanced its sustainability credentials by becoming fully Carbon Neutral, following an independent audit of its business. Following the assessment – done by sustainability experts at Carbon Footprint Ltd – Beeston-based Harrison Spinks, one of Great Britain’s most innovative bed manufacturers, is eligible to be

Salvage Hunters visit railway and engine returns

John Tee and Drew Pritchard from the TV show “Salvage Hunters” visited Middleton Railway on Wednesday (18 December 2019). In the show Drew travels across the country to find bargain pieces of scrap that his team can restore and resell. Apparently they were happy with their visit to the railway’s

Free digital skills courses for Leeds mums return in 2020

Leeds’ popular #techmums clubs are welcoming new recruits for the second round of free courses starting in January 2020. Led by Leeds Libraries and Leeds Employment and Skills, the clubs are back by popular demand, after recently winning a Women in IT Excellence award for most diverse and inclusive digital

Free theatre tickets for Leeds Playhouse spring & summer season

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 six months. *Of course there’s no such thing as a free lunch, so although the tickets are free we

Marshall’s Mill community donate 186 gifts to Leeds Women’s Aid

The community of businesses based at Marshall’s Mill and The Round Foundry, along with neighbours at the Round Foundry Media Centre, have collected and donated 186 Christmas gifts to Leeds Women’s Aid. The collection drive has been a regular initiative on the estate for five years. The gifts will be