• 21 January 2018

    Kirkstall Forge Station: MP Rachel Reeves still awaits meeting with government

    Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves is still chasing a meeting with the Secretary of State for Transport to discuss train services from Kirkstall Forge Station – two months after raising the subject. Chris Grayling agreed in November to meet Ms Reeves following an exchange in the House of Commons over growing concerns about the frequency ... Read more

  • 19 January 2018

    From West Leeds to Westminster: Anti-loneliness campaigners highlight work

    Two West Leeds community organisations working to prevent loneliness have attended Prime Minister’s Question Time and a reception at 10 Downing Street. Bramley Elderly Action‘s general manager Lee Ingham and Bill Graham from  New Wortley Community Centre were invited to London by Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves. The reception, hosted by Prime Minister Theresa May, ... Read more

  • 17 January 2018

    Help Rodley Nature Reserve win BBC Countryfile award

    ‘Hidden gem’ Rodley Nature Reserve has been chosen as one of the finalists in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards for 2018. The awards are a celebration of the British countryside and its people, from mighty landmarks and national parks to the best nature reserves and finest rural pubs. Readers of the magazine were invited to ... Read more

  • 17 January 2018

    Former Lady Mayoress looks to rebuild political career in Farnley and Wortley ward

    A former councillor who was deselected over the controversy surrounding the misuse of a blue badge is looking to rebuild her political career by being elected as a councillor in Farnley and Wortley ward. Andrea McKenna, a former Lady Mayoress of Leeds, was deselected from standing for Labour in the Garforth and Swillington ward in ... Read more

  • 15 January 2018

    Armley: Another shared house plan knocked back by council

    Leeds City Council has continued its hard-line stance against plans for shared houses in Armley by refusing ANOTHER planning application. A revised planning application for a house in multiple occupation (HMO) would have seen six single bedrooms created in the end terrace family home in Brooklyn Place – down from original proposals submitted last August ... Read more