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South of the River – Talking About Local

  A few us from South Leeds Life went up to Middlesbrough last Saturday to something called the Talk About Local un-conference, or in the language of Twitter #TAL13. Let’s unpick that a bit. Talk About Local (TAL) is an excellent organisation that supports “hyperlocal” blogs to get established and

Bookmarked: Middleton Life group chronicles local history

Are you interested in local history? Middleton has an incredibly rich heritage, from mining and railways in Middleton Park to boundary disputes with Beeston and, in the 1920s, the building of one of the Leeds’s first council estates. And now the Middleton Life local history group has launched its very

My time on the Community Reporters Course

  I recently had the opportunity to attend the Community Reporters Course run by South Leeds Life spending ten weeks learning skills in news story writing, opinion pieces and how to write the perfect headline. Held at the new South Leeds Community Radio headquarters we were quickly thrown in the

New lease of life for Clarence Dock and city centre south?

It’s been a source of debate for some time. A kind of ‘ghost town’ which is neither part of the city centre or the rest of South Leeds – a white elephant that’s so far failed to live up to expectations. But a new strategy for the ‘Brigadoon’ that is Clarence Dock in Hunslet is

Record views for South Leeds Life in May: Thanks for your support!

We just wanted to take the time to shout out about South Leeds Life and thank YOU, our readers and contributors, for your support. During May a record number of readers came to our blog! We recorded 10,311 views as over a dozen different contributors posted more than 100 different articles on

Beeston meeting aims to tackle Leeds-wide empty housing problems

Leeds-based social entrepreneurs Gill Coupland and Rob Greenland are aiming to tackle the number of empty houses in Leeds with an event at Beeston’s The Greenhouse next month. Gill and Rob were inspired to start the project after moving to Beeston. On their super new ‘Leeds Empties’ blog, they write: