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Beeston’s double bed winners at industry awards

Beeston’s double bed winners at industry awards

It was a big night for Beeston at the NBF (National Bed Federation) Industry Awards this week (18 September 2018) with not one, but two South Leeds companies winning awards. OTTY Sleep, the mattress retailer based at The Greenhouse on Beeston Road, founded in 2016, picked up the Small Online Retailer of the Year, whilst […]

By September 20, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Get the low down on apprenticeship opportunities

Get the low down on apprenticeship opportunities

The Leeds Apprenticeship Hub is holding a series of seminars through October and November where you can find out what you need to know about opportunities directly from local employers. The seminars enable parents and young people to hear directly from local employers about apprenticeships within their organisation or sector – covering how to apply, […]

By September 19, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Nominate your unsung hero for an award

Nominate your unsung hero for an award

Is there an individual, group or organisation you know that goes above and beyond for their community or in the workplace? Nominations are open for the 2018 Compassionate City awards, organised by Leeds City Council to recognise and celebrate the work of the city’s many unsung heroes. The awards will recognise community projects and organisations; […]

By September 18, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Funding to help prevent male suicides

Funding to help prevent male suicides

Inner South Leeds is one of the priority areas for a new fund aimed at projects that help to reduce the numbers of suicides amongst men in Leeds. Grants of up to £25,000 are available to projects which provide social activities to reduce social isolation for men at risk of suicide and provide outreach work […]

By September 18, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
South Leeds cyclists fundraising for Syria this weekend

South Leeds cyclists fundraising for Syria this weekend

A dozen young cyclists from Beeston are this weekend (Saturday 22 September 2018) pedalling 50 miles to and from Ilkley, to raise funds to help send an ambulance to war-torn Syria. Via this event and others, the group are looking to raise £6,000 to buy and transport a decommissioned ambulance from Leeds all the way […]

By September 18, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Coal stories: The Last Seam at Slung Low

Coal stories: The Last Seam at Slung Low

Marking the closure of one of the last deep seam mines, Hatfield Main Colliery, and fifty years after the closure of South Leeds last coal mine, Middleton Broom Pit, a powerful new play The Last Seam comes to Holbeck’s own theatre: Slung Low’s HUB this Sunday (23 September 2018). During the first half of the 20th […]

By September 18, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Injury hit Hunslet fall short

Injury hit Hunslet fall short

Hunslet RLFC 10-46 Newcastle Thunder Hunslet ended their home season on a sour note yesterday (16 September 2018) losing to a well-drilled and confident Newcastle Thunder side, making it now almost impossible to qualify for the League 1 promotion play-offs. Photos: Paul Johnson Phoenix Photography Missing key players including Tom Ashton, Jimmy Watson, Lewis Reed, […]

By September 17, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Where to get a free water refill in Leeds

Where to get a free water refill in Leeds

Not only is it important to drink plenty of water each day, it’s also important that we all do our bit to cut down on the amount of plastic we buy — especially ‘disposable’ plastics, such as plastic bottles and food packaging. Not only is plastic bad for the environment, but a lot of it […]

Free physical activities for older people

Free physical activities for older people

Holbeck Elderly Aid (HEA) have partnered with social enterprise Sportworks to bring free physical activities to older people in South Leeds. Physical activity has proven health benefits including fighting the effects of depression and dementia. It’s also a great way to get out of the house and meet some new friends. These activities are carefully […]

By September 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Cockburn’s call for creative primary pupils

Cockburn’s call for creative primary pupils

Cockburn School are encouraging children with creative talents to make it their number one choice as they apply for secondary school places. Cockburn School are delivering a new specialist programme for pupils who display a talent within the Performing Arts. The training supports a vast and varied curriculum with over 7 hours per week of […]

By September 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →