Saturday, April 17, 2021

coronavirus

COVID-19 testing hub opens in Armley as part of new testing programme

A major new testing programme has been launched for residents in Leeds in a bid to stem the spread of COVID-19. Around one in three...

Kirkstall: Ongoing support to help homeless agreed by council

A £220,000 package to continue using a Kirkstall building to support homeless people has been agreed by council chiefs. The building in Kirkstall has been...

Colouring books for marginalised communities launched by West Leeds creatives

A not-for-profit creative studio in West Leeds has developed a series of colouring books to be distributed to local community organisations in Leeds and...

Photo captures moment care home parents are reunited with son after year apart

This photo captures the moment a son could hold his mum and dad's hands for the first time in more than a year. Paisley Lodge...

Pudsey mum asks: “Will you take the ‘pledge to play’?” during week-long celebration of playfulness

Will you take the '‘pledge to play’, or do something fun? West Leeds community interest company Playful Anywhere announced today it was launching...

Bramley Wombles (and others) tackle eyesore with socially distanced litter pick

Words and photos: Simon Cullingworth Volunteers have come together can carried out a litter pick on the embankment near Stanningley Bypass - an area...

Tiny Tea Room re-opens for takeaway for first time in over a year

Words: Sarah Cullingworth. Photos: Simon Cullingworth As the lockdown restrictions slowly begin to lift it's great to see our local businesses start to reopen. The...

From wartime dances to community takeovers – new exhibition captures history and memories of Bramley Baths

Photos: Simon Cullingworth An exhibition capturing memories and old photographs connected to the history of much-loved Bramley Baths has been officially opened. The Grade II Listed...

Photos show how first Armley Bunting Festival is brightening the streets

Get the flags out! A community art festival will brighten the streets of Armley throughout April by displaying bunting reflecting people’s experiences of lockdown. The...

‘Good to be back!’ Community golf club welcomes members following lockdown

It's great to be back! That's the message from members of a community golf club independently operated by a local social enterprise group. Gotts...

National recognition for Farsley beer garden ahead of easing of national restrictions

A Farsley brewpub has won national recognition as one of the UK's top outdoor beer gardens and terraces to visit. Amity Brew Co is officially opening...

Leeds Council issues ‘don’t litter our parks’ plea as measures ease

Council chiefs have issued a 'don't litter our parks' plea as restrictions regarding social distancing and gatherings start to ease over the next few...