Category: South Leeds

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Be Curious with free family-friendly online events from the University of Leeds

Be Curious, the University of Leeds’ annual family friendly research open event, moves online for 2020 with a jam-packed programme, which aims to showcase world-leading research to the wider public. Launching on Saturday 10 October 2020 with a full day of live events, the fifth annual instalment of the hugely

A healthy homemade Polish experience

Thinking of where you can find hot, quick, healthy, homemade food? Beeston’s Café n Diner is situated in the heart of the busy Dewsbury Road. Cooking and serving authentic, traditional Polish meals is proprietor Basia, together with her daughter Nicola. Basia beams a wonderful smile, and her passion for food radiates from

Arts Together launches new care homes project

In recognition of the huge impact the current situation has had on care homes, Arts Together has launched a new project which will see music, drama and performance being used to boost the mental and emotional wellbeing of residents and their carers across Leeds. During September, Arts Together for Care

Council faces £50m funding gap this year

Stark impact of coronavirus on council’s budget outlined to executive board Proposals to tackle Leeds City Council’s significant budget shortfall, which has risen sharply due to the continued costs of coronavirus, are set to be discussed by senior councillors next week. As part of a meeting of the executive board on

New South Leeds secondary school set to open next September

A public consultation has opened on the planned new secondary school for South Leeds, the Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy, which has moved a stage closer and is now in a ‘pre-opening phase.’ The new school is set to be built on the site of the former Middleton High School next

Partnership explores hidden history of Leeds’s magnificent machines

Exported across the globe, they were the extraordinary engines which helped power Leeds to the summit of industrial excellence. But their unrivalled efficiency was also harnessed to support the growth of huge mining, railway and forced labour operations in hundreds of colonial territories. Now, thanks to an innovative partnership project