• 10 December 2019

    TV Harrison ground: Fight continues to save ‘Wortley’s Wembley’ – but LSSA stand firm over sale

    Paul Madeley, David Harvey, Paul Reaney, Stuart McCall, David Batty and Brian Deane – it’s an impressive footballing roll-call. But did you know they all played for the same team as children?, writes Local Democracy Reporter Richard Beecham. Leeds City Boys was once one of the most fearsome junior teams in the country, while their ... Read more

  • 8 December 2019

    Could Armley Grange become a specialist school? Consultation announced

    A consultation event will give West Leeds residents a say on plans to transform historic Armley Grange into a specialist school for children with a range of needs. Grade II Listed Armley Grange has been bought by Horizon Care and Education for use as a specialist school for children aged seven to 19 years. Horizon ... Read more

  • 7 December 2019

    Pudsey: Controversial Greenside railway cutting plans refused by council

    Plans to partially infill a historic Pudsey railway cutting have been refused by Leeds City Council following a massive residents’ campaign. More than 370 people objected to proposals to completely fill in the Greenside Tunnel railway cutting, submitted by developers EP Homes ahead of a future planning application for housing on the site. The cutting, ... Read more

  • 6 December 2019

    Farnley Academy to close on Monday as Norovirus makes its impact felt

    Farnley Academy will be closed to students and staff on Monday 9th December to allow the school to be deep cleaned following the spread of the Norovirus throughout the institution, writes Keely Bannister. In a letter to parents, which was posted on the school’s website this afternoon and given to children to take home at ... Read more

  • 5 December 2019

    General election 2019: Leeds West candidate statements

    Here are statements from candidates standing in the Leeds West Constituency at the 2019 General Election on Thursday, 12 December. West Leeds Dispatch contacted all candidates by either post or e-mail. These are the responses we received. Ian Cowling, Yorkshire Party Leeds West has a proud history of manufacturing from one of the world’s largest brick ... Read more