• 14 October 2019

    Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves backs ‘golden opportunity’ to take over buses

    Words: John Baron & Richard Beecham Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves has today backed plans to buy some local bus services and take them back into some form of public ownership.  The move comes after First Group PLC revealed earlier this year that it was looking to sell its bus operations in the UK as ... Read more

  • 13 October 2019

    Rodley Town Street revamp to start – roadworks will last 10 weeks

    Work on a £150,000 revamp to help breathe new life into Rodley Town Street will start tomorrow (Monday) – leading to 10 weeks of roadworks. The Leeds City Council scheme aims to improve road safety, parking and access for cyclists and pedestrians, as well as improving the look of the area to support Rodley businesses. ... Read more

  • 13 October 2019

    More details emerge as A647 Bus Priority Corridor edges closer to reality

    More details of the A647 Bus Priority Corridor scheme have been revealed as plans to cut bus journey times and improve facilities for cyclists and pedestrians along the busy Bradford to Leeds route take a step forward, writes Keely Bannister. Senior council transport officers have approved preliminary designs for the road which a report states ... Read more

  • 6 October 2019

    Got £350,000 to spare? Armley Grange is up for sale

    Historic Armley Grange is available to buy at auction for a cool guide price of £350,000. The Grade II listed house was built in the early 19th century and owners Leeds City Council have deemed it surplus to requirements. Armley Grange, which was built for Squire John Wilson and his family in the early 1800s and ... Read more

  • 4 October 2019

    ‘Mayhem’ on residential streets as West Leeds school’s parking row continues

    Residents say they feel ‘unsafe’  after increasingly heated rows broke out between parents fighting over picking up pupils at the gates of a West Leeds school, writes Democracy Reporter Richard Beecham. A resident said police were called to ‘scenes of violence’ and neighbours complained they didn’t want to leave their homes because of the chaos ... Read more