• 21 August 2018

    Kirkstall Abbey licence approved despite concerns

    Kirkstall Abbey has been granted an events and alcohol licence despite fears from locals that it could turn the historic site into a “theme park”, writes David Spereall. Leeds City Council, who run the abbey and its grounds, have been given year-round permission to stage plays, organised dancing, film exhibitions and play music between the ... Read more

  • Swinnow road

    20 August 2018

    Re-opening of Swinnow Road delayed

    Swinnow road

    Work on the re-building of Swinnow Road has been delayed due to workmen hitting water pipes. The pipes – which were not shown on the records held by the council – were hit earlier this month, causing water to flow down Swinnow Road. As a result, the road will only be fully re-opened on September ... Read more

  • 16 August 2018

    Kirkstall flats plan refused for second time

    Plans to turn an empty Kirkstall shop into four apartments have been refused by Leeds City Council for a second time. Applicant Leo Group Ltd wanted to change the shop on Commercial Road to a house and build a four-storey extension to the rear. Planning permission was originally refused in 2016, mainly due to issues ... Read more

  • 15 August 2018

    Farnley Falcons issue “Stop vandalising our facilities” plea

    Farnley Falcons junior rugby club has issued a plea for vandals to stop breaking in to changing rooms and damaging pitches. The volunteer-run club, based on Butt Lane, offers more than 120 children the chance to play rugby league each week, while charging only a small amount of money to help cover running costs. But ... Read more

  • 14 August 2018

    Farsley: Eight commit future to thriving Sunny Bank Mills

    Eight companies have signed new deals at the thriving Sunny Bank Mills complex in Farsley. The deals, including tenants from the beauty, catering, photography and architecture sectors, underline the renaissance of Sunny Banks Mills, where YTV’s Emmerdale and Heartbeat were filmed. During the past seven years the multi award-winning Sunny Bank Mills, one of the ... Read more