South Leeds

New home for Leeds Armed Forces Day celebrations

New home for Leeds Armed Forces Day celebrations

One of the city’s most popular civic events, Leeds Armed Forces Day, is to be held for the first time this year in a landmark city centre location. As part of a special day of celebrations marking the courage, dedication and commitment of personnel serving in the British Armed Forces, Briggate will for the day, […]

Justice for Grenfell: Leeds vigil on 14th June

Justice for Grenfell: Leeds vigil on 14th June

On Thursday (14 June 2018) Leeds residents will assemble at 5pm in Victoria Gardens (in front of the art gallery on the Headrow) to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower in West London. We will remember the dead and express our solidarity with the survivors and those supporting them and […]

Don’t let the World Cup ruin lives

Don’t let the World Cup ruin lives

Football fans in South Leeds urged not to let the World Cup ruin lives The World Cup is a time of excitement for many across the country, but fans are being reminded not to let the occasion result in violence towards their loved ones in response to what happens on the pitch. Leeds City Council […]

Review: A Cream Cracker Under The Settee

Review: A Cream Cracker Under The Settee

I was privileged last week to see a performance of one of Alan Bennett’s ‘Talking Heads’ plays last week … in a living room in Middleton. West Yorkshire Playhouse have been touring Leeds bringing their latest show, a revival of Leeds’ own playwright iconic monologues, to peoples’ homes as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations. […]

Hunslet RLFC players during World War 1 – can you help?

Hunslet RLFC players during World War 1 – can you help?

100 years ago, a mighty war was drawing to its bloody close and local people would have been involved, so I have been asked to research what players and associates of Hunslet RLFC did during the war. Many of the players, being part-time, would have been miners as coal runs under our area like a […]

Get Together with your neighbours this weekend

Get Together with your neighbours this weekend

Marking the second anniversary of the murder of Jo Cox MP, communities will be coming together across South Leeds to share food and fun and show that Jo was right when she said “We have far more in common than that which divides us.” One of the biggest events will be at Dewsbury Road Community […]

Planning applications 4 June 2018

Planning applications 4 June 2018

Each week we publish lists of planning applications related to LS10 and LS11 published on on the Leeds City Council website. The following applications were validated in the week beginning 4 June 2018:     Three illuminated signs  Pentair, Victoria Road Holbeck Leeds LS11 5EB Ref. No: 18/03275/ADV | Status: Current Change of use of […]

Hunslet teach Skolars a lesson

Hunslet teach Skolars a lesson

Hunslet RLFC came back from 18-0 down to beat the London Skolars at their New River Sport ground by 30-37 this afternoon (9 June 2018). Having got off to a poor start, Hunslet scored six unanswered tries at the end of the first half and the beginning of the second. London went three tries up […]

Running in the beautiful south: The Rothwell Greenway

Running in the beautiful south: The Rothwell Greenway

As we move from Spring to Summer, the best way to enjoy the weather is to get out and enjoy the outdoors whether that be in the form of a walk, run or bike ride. Here’s another suggestion from the South Leeds Lakers Running Club: On the right hand side of Long Thorpe Lane, opposite […]

Celebrate Eid with White Rose

Celebrate Eid with White Rose

The White Rose Shopping Centre is celebrating Eid with a series of free activities this weekend (9 and 10 June 2018). Eid-al-Fitr is the Muslim festival that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. This year it falls next Friday 15 June. It is celebrated much like Christians celebrate Christmas with family meals […]