Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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Community spirit shines through during lockdown – Rachel Reeves

Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves has revived her monthly column for the Dispatch. Here, she reflects on the challenges of coronavirus and...

Open letter: “We want Armley Town Street to be a safe, clean, thriving local centre”

Armley Councillors Alice Smart, Jim McKenna and Lou Cunningham, and Rachel Reeves MP take the issues affecting Armley Town Street very seriously....

Mark’s History: The Stanningley company which ‘shortchanged’ its labourers

Sometimes when we see an old building we see it through ‘rose tinted glasses, writes Mark Stevenson. While...

Letter: Time for new lease of life for Pudsey town centre

As a former Pudsey resident sadly now exiled to another part of West Leeds, I've been reading with interest for some...

Mark’s History: The Bramley back-to-backs demolished due to subsidence

Henley Crescent/View was a block of back-to-back houses in Bramley, writes Mark Stevenson. They were demolished around the...

Letter: Bus facemask policy needs tightening by government

Has anyone else encountered the following? I travelled on a bus for the first time on Monday, 6 July, suitably masked.  Of...

Letter: Time to stop ‘speeding idiots’ at this Bramley roundabout

I'd like to complain about the idiots speeding around the roundabout at Town End in Bramley. It's every single...

Mark’s History: The disappearing Farsley waste works

I have a friend who sees conspiracy theories in everything and I thought as I was reading about the planning application for...

Paul Abraham: Are you worried about worrying?

By Paul Abraham of www.headingonwards.com We all have times of worry concerning various issues like, your job, money,...

Comment: Boxing clever – a brilliant way to alleviate lockdown boredom in Armley

From sponsored head shaves to children’s book giveaways, food parcel deliveries to befriending schemes - there has been so much in West...

Mark’s History: The Armley youngster who lost both parents in World War One

Many children would have lost a father to the Great War and Harry was no exception. His father, George William Mayne, died...

Paul Abrahams: Eight tips to help make every moment matter

By Paul Abraham of www.headingonwards.com In our age of digital distraction and instant gratification we often fail to...