Police numbers bolstered through council funding while local crime soars due to national policing cuts It is a well-documented fact that police funding has been slashed over the last eight years as part of the national Government austerity measures. Crime statistics from South Leeds show that this has been associated
A pioneering Leeds charity are piloting a new ‘freegan’ food scheme in Beeston this summer. The project will enable local people to get a weekly box of good quality ‘junk’ food that would otherwise have been binned, delivered into the community – and there’s still time to sign up, just!
Inner South Health Champion Councillor Paul Truswell has condemned the impact of Government cuts on local people’s health in a scathing speech to the Full Council last Wednesday (10 January 2018). Councillor Truswell, who represents the Middleton Park ward, highlighted three “shameful statistics” that he said demonstrated the effects of
The scandal of the families being forced out of their homes in Beeston this week is all the worse because I suspect it all quite legal. It is however another symptom of this country’s housing crisis, just as much the guys sleeping in doorways on Park Row, or the sofa
Well, we’ve only been and gone and done it, haven’t we. The country has voted to leave the EU, now we’ll find out if this step into the unknown leads to Shangri La or financial disaster. However long Cameron and Osborne have left at the controls, the Tories are still
So in the light of the Panama Papers this week, my question is: have you ever avoided paying tax? My guess is that most people in South Leeds have at some time or another. Have you paid for a building repair in cash to avoid VAT? Have you bought cheap
The news agenda for the next four months will be dominated by the European referendum. This is the most important decision the country will make in a generation so of course it must get the coverage, but it’s not the only decision being taken that will dramatically affect our lives