South Leeds links: Olympic torch Vikki, Holbeck events and Hunslet Gala joins Facebook

Artist’s impressions of the planned new Holbeck Police HQ and custody suite.

Here’s what’s been making South Leeds tick in our regular Wednesday round-up of the best of the area’s blogs and websites:

Cottingley’s Vikki Blake (pictured left)  is busy blogging away as she trains before carrying the Olympic Torch through Leeds next month: Here, she writes:

“I have been jogging at least two hours a week, doing a bit of work out at home when I can. .”

Holbeck in Bloom blogs about two volunteer days in June to help improve the area.  Come along and join in!

The final green light for a new police HQ at Elland Road has been given, reports West Yorkshire Police.

The Hunslet Club reports on its July charity golf tournament.

Detectives hunting a masked knife-point post office raider in Beeston Hill have released pictures of the moment he took a mystery youth “hostage” to force the shopkeeper to hand over cash, reports the YEP.

Guided tours in Middleton Park  are featured over on the Middleton Railway website. Take a stroll!

A new job training course in Middleton has its own Facebook page.

There’s a brand new page on Facebook dedicated to the Hunslet Festival!

Up to 120 Leeds schoolchildren will get the chance to see the city’s Olympic diving hopefuls in action at two special training sessions at the John Charles Centre for Sport this week, reports Leeds council.