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Farnley Reservoir to be drained as maintenance work is scheduled

Much-needed maintenance work at Farnley Reservoir is set to start next week following a local campaign - and will result in the reservoir being...

Pudsey launches fundraiser for socially distanced ‘natter bench’

Residents in Pudsey have so far raised more than £1,000 to install a socially distanced ‘natter bench’ to combat loneliness during the coronavirus pandemic....

Community spirit is alive and well – an ‘Armley of Angels’

Words: Michelle Corns The spirit and generosity of Armley people during the pandemic has been amazing. Amid rumours that the UK could be placed on lockdown...

Reader’s Letter: Credit unions aim to work more closely together

We are writing to tell you about the arrangements for the annual general meeting (AGM) of West Leeds and Bramley Credit Union at 7pm...

Bramley man scoops prize at inaugural Leeds Igloo Festival

Words: Ed Carlisle & John Baron A Bramley man covered himself with glory (and snow) last week, by scooping a prize in the inaugural Leeds...

Rachel Reeves MP: Government needs to provide more clarity to teachers

In her first column of 2021, Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves writes about headteachers' frustrations during the Coronavirus pandemic, the importance of strengthening mental...

Good Eggs: Your chance to say ‘thank you’ to someone for making a difference in West Leeds

Do you know a 'good egg' who's been making a difference in their community? You know, someone who goes that extra mile without ever getting...

Planners refuse bid to transform former Tong Road pub into flats

City planners have blocked plans to transform a former West Leeds pub into eight self-contained flats and a shop. Essex-based developer Mr Prabhjot Paul wanted...

Carry on ‘Working From Home’ – Pudsey theatre company captures life in lockdown

Words: Michelle Corns Photos: Gerica McMullen Prosecco in your pjs or breakfast with a briefcase – what would you choose? A Pudsey-based based theatre company is...

Carols in Kirkstall support Armley Helping Hands

Words: Moss Ambrose Kirkstall Avenue Carol Singers have become something of an annual institution over the past few years, singing around local streets and other...

News From Your Community

Community spirit is alive and well – an ‘Armley of Angels’

Words: Michelle Corns The spirit and generosity of Armley people during the pandemic has been amazing. Amid rumours that the UK could be placed on lockdown...

Planners refuse bid to transform former Tong Road pub into flats

City planners have blocked plans to transform a former West Leeds pub into eight self-contained flats and a shop. Essex-based developer Mr Prabhjot Paul wanted...

West Leeds planning applications: 24 January 2021

Each week we publish a list of planning applications related to council wards in West Leeds. The following applications were published on the Leeds City...

Leeds West MP accuses government of ‘dithering’ over flood defences

Words: Richard Beecham, local democracy reporter Leeds West's MP has claimed some of their residents are living in fear for their homes due to the...

Farnley Reservoir to be drained as maintenance work is scheduled

Much-needed maintenance work at Farnley Reservoir is set to start next week following a local campaign - and will result in the reservoir being...

West Leeds planning applications: 24 January 2021

Each week we publish a list of planning applications related to council wards in West Leeds. The following applications were published on the Leeds City...

West Leeds planning applications: 24 January 2021

Each week we publish a list of planning applications related to council wards in West Leeds. The following applications were published on the Leeds City...

Plans for 230 homes at Kirkstall Forge to be considered by council

Work on the first phase of apartments at the multi-million pound Kirkstall Forge development could start next year, if plans for the first phase...

Mark’s History: River Aire rises at Rodley – in photos

Words and photos: Mark Stevenson How does that saying go? “What a difference a day makes”. I went for a walk yesterday to get these...

West Leeds: Urgent appeal for food donations during lockdown

Do you have any food or hygiene products you can spare? A Leeds-based organisation needs your help. Pay it Forward Leeds is run by five...

Reader’s Letter: Credit unions aim to work more closely together

We are writing to tell you about the arrangements for the annual general meeting (AGM) of West Leeds and Bramley Credit Union at 7pm...

Bramley man scoops prize at inaugural Leeds Igloo Festival

Words: Ed Carlisle & John Baron A Bramley man covered himself with glory (and snow) last week, by scooping a prize in the inaugural Leeds...

West Leeds planning applications: 24 January 2021

Each week we publish a list of planning applications related to council wards in West Leeds. The following applications were published on the Leeds City...

Here’s where you can drop off foodbank donations in Calverley

Villagers in Calverley are being encouraged to donate food items to those in need during Coronavirus lockdown. Community project Creative Calverley is working alongside Pudsey...

Historic Farsley textile archive wins coveted status

The historic Sunny Bank Mills Archive, one of the most significant and substantial woven textile archives in the UK, has been honoured with a...

Farsley Celtic chief’s concerns over burdening club with ‘unnecessary debt’

Farsley Celtic's chief executive has backed a two-week suspension of National League North games as discontent escalates over lifeline funding during the Coronavirus pandemic. National...

Pudsey launches fundraiser for socially distanced ‘natter bench’

Residents in Pudsey have so far raised more than £1,000 to install a socially distanced ‘natter bench’ to combat loneliness during the coronavirus pandemic....

Mark’s History: The family history behind this old Pudsey house

Words & photos: Mark Stevenson In 1851 Elizabeth Jones was living at 245 Fartown, Pudsey with her five children and one lodger (who was aged...

Wortley historian launches new dictionary of Leeds

Words: Elizabeth Bee A Wortley resident has produced a biographical dictionary featuring more than 900 Leeds men and women throughout history. Dr David Thornton is one of...

West Leeds planning applications: 24 January 2021

Each week we publish a list of planning applications related to council wards in West Leeds. The following applications were published on the Leeds City...