• 15 February 2019

    Authorities advise against latest Armley alcohol licence

    Police, council officers and Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves have spoken out against an application to sell alcohol at a popular Armley supermarket, claiming it would “add to the problems” of anti-social behaviour in the area, writes Richard Beecham. As reported by the Dispatch, Heron Foods has applied for a licence to sell alcohol from ... Read more

  • 14 February 2019

    Kirkstall Road: ‘Magnificent’ Thyssen Krupp plans get green light

    Early plans to revive a former industrial site that was ravaged by the Boxing Day floods that hit Leeds in 2015 have been described as “fantastic” and “magnificent” by council decision-makers, writes Richard Beecham. An outline application to build 272 flats on the former Thyssen Krupp industrial site on the corner of Kirkstall Road and ... Read more

  • 13 February 2019

    Plans to lose Stanningley Road “two-plus” lane approved by councillors

    Residents in West Leeds are “extremely unhappy” at plans to convert the Stanningley Road two-plus lane into a bus lane, a meeting has heard, writes Richard Beecham. Leeds City Council’s executive board met today to give the green light to £10 million plans to transform the A647 Leeds to Bradford corridor, giving buses priority. The ... Read more

  • 12 February 2019

    West Leeds: Will mass transit system encourage people to ditch cars?

    A proposed mass transit system – which could include a route through the heart of West Leeds – may involve new, or yet to emerge, technologies, writes Chris Young. Three new transport links, which would incorporate mass transit as well as existing public transport, have been proposed by West Yorkshire Combined Authority to connect areas ... Read more

  • 12 February 2019

    Armley: Police launch murder investigation following woman’s death in Athlone Grove

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead at a flat in Armley this morning. At 9.42am today police attended an address in Athlone Grove, and found the body of a woman inside the property. She was pronounced dead at the scene by ambulance staff. At 10.14am, police ... Read more