West Leeds: Five most read posts of 2016


2016 has been a really busy year in West Leeds!

We’ve regularly featured the clearing up after the aftermath of Kirkstall floods, the future of Bramley Library, the ongoing regeneration of Armley Town Street and battles to stop housing in Pudsey, Farnley and Calverley.

But which stories were the most read during the year? Here’s our guide…

5. Leeds bus strike

The bus strikes in Leeds affected thousands of people as workers from Bramley and Hunslet First Bus depots took part in industrial action. The result led to massive disruption of people’s commutes into work.

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The World’s End, Pudsey

4. World’s End has licence revoked

Pudsey’s World’s End pub had its licence revoked following problems witn disorder at the pub. Interesting to note that the pub is still trading – preumably after an appeal.

3. Jobs at Kirkstall Matalan!

The advertising of jobs at the new Kirkstall Matalan certainly peaked an interest as thousands of you read our story about the creation of 39 sales assistant jobs there.

2. ‘Mad Max’ bikers down Kirkstall Road

Hallowe’en 2016 will last long in the memory of those caught in the chaos when a group of rogue bikers brought Kirkstall Road to a standstill.

PHOTO: by MTaylor via Wikimedia creative commons.

1. Racial abuse of Polish shopkeeper in Bramley

Sad that this is the most read story of 2016 but it ‘wins’ by a fair margin – read more than 15,000 times. It sparked an outcry on social media, which is one positive at least. Let’s hope 2017 brings something more positive.


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