• 15 March 2018

    Rodley Nature Reserve wins BBC Countryfile magazine award

    Rodley Nature Reserve has won a prestigious BBC Countryfile Magazine award – beating tough competition from some nationally renowned RSPB sites. Volunteer-run Rodley took first place in the nature reserve category thanks to what judges described as ‘the evocative story of its incredible transformation’ from a water treatment works into a haven for wetland wildlife. ... Read more

  • 14 March 2018

    Rodley and New Wortley set for ‘local centres’ cash

    Improvements to Rodley Town Street and the ‘gateway’ to New Wortley are among 12 schemes across Leeds to win a slice of a £5 million pot of council cash to improve local centres. Councillors on the decision-making executive board will next week approve the first batch of projects to improve town and local centres in ... Read more

  • 13 March 2018

    A65: New ‘smart signalling’ bid to improve traffic flow

    New technology to improve traffic flow on the A65 – one of the busiest roads in the city – could be improved at a council meeting next week. Proposals to implement smart adaptive traffic signal controls on the A65 to reduce delays and congestion through Kirkstall and Burley will be considered by Leeds City Council’s ... Read more

  • 12 March 2018

    £4 million Pudsey care home plans to be decided

    Proposals to build a £4 million care home in Pudsey will this week come before planners for what’s likely to be a final time. Developer Angela Swift Developments recently met with Crawshaw Road neighbours who had expressed widespread concerns about the development’s size and about road safety. In January, councillors on the south and west ... Read more

  • 8 March 2018

    West Leeds: Snow latest and school closures – Thursday, March 8 2018

    Leeds City Council says it DID grit the city’s main roads last night – despite many main roads grinding to a halt during this morning’s rush hour due to heavy snowfall. A council statement says the council’s gritting teams were out at 10pm on Wednesday and were also out on the roads from 4am this morning on all primary ... Read more