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Leeds Online: Student houses, HS2 and West Park Centre
Leeds Online: Student houses, HS2 and West Park Centre

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Leeds Online: Student houses, HS2 and West Park Centre

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BY John Baron

HS1 (the Channel Tunnel rail link), Britain's first dedicated high-speed line - could something similar run through Swillington Farm?

Here’s your weekly guide to what’s making Leeds talk on the city’s best blogs and websites.

Jo Murricane blogs on Handpicked Hall in the Grand Arcade, which brings together
over a hundred retailers to bring their
unique items to Leeds shoppers. Read her report at My Life in Leeds. We also have some of our own photos of the launch here.

Leeds campaigner Victoria Jaquiss blogs on the uncertain future of community groups ‘re-homed’ after the controversial closure of the West Park Centre. An e-petition with more than 500 names on it can be found here.

Award-winning Swillington Farm is on the route of the proposed High Speed Rail Link (HS2) – and the farm is calling on people to sign a petition against the plans which it says will destroy its business and damage the countryside.

An Otley family has handed a 13,000-name petition on dangerous driving to Downing Street. 

I discovered an interesting little project in Headingley the other day, which aims to combat the increasing number of student homes in the area. The Headingley Development Trust is working with housing agencies on an innovative scheme to attract more families into the area

The town of Morley is set to get its own heritage centre – read Culture Vulture’s preview.

A giant floating camera was put onto the Leeds-Liverpool canal. as part of All Hands on Deck,  a week of free activities and entertainment involving boats, barges and the canal.

That’s your round-up for this week. If you’d like to have your blog or website included in this roundup, tweet me @johncbaron or add it in the comments below.

 

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