Spire Leeds Scanner in Operation

Throughout the pandemic, Spire Leeds Hospital has supported Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust with surgical care, diagnostic tests and treatments for many NHS patients – and now their new MRI scanner is expanding patient services. The Siemens 1.5 Tesla ‘SOLA’ system will play a crucial role in improving services to patients, with as many as 20 […]

HMP Leeds’ Inmates Fundraising for Homeless

Simon on the Streets, a local charity for the homeless, is the beneficiary of food and funds raised by inmates at HMP Leeds, helping to feed 50 rough sleepers locally. The inmates made contact with the charity before Christmas, wanting to make what difference they could. Inmate Joe Outlaw told Simon on the Streets about […]

Gipton’s COVID-19 Testing Centre

A government funded testing centre, operated by Leeds City Council, will be opening at The Old Fire Station in April 2021. The meeting room spaces normally hired out to the public will be occupied daily by invited groups. This adds yet another service to those already provided by the community hub, which include food parcels, […]

Leeds’ Homeless Women – On International Women’s Day

Simon on The Streets has raised awareness of the plight of female rough sleepers in Leeds. The theme for International Women’s Day on 8 March and its 2021 campaign is #ChooseToChallenge, and the local charity for the homeless is challenging the notion that homelessness is only about men. Women are considered to be the ‘hidden […]

Leeds Playhouse Offers Free Space to Local Artists

Leeds City Region artists will be given free theatre space at Bramhall Rock Void as well as technical support to help artists and companies as they recover from the significant impact of the pandemic. The move is part of Playhouse Connect, which aids in both recovery and reconnection for local artists.  Playhouse Artistic Director James […]