Leeds today: cats, cafes, charities, carers, city and crashpads.

Hello, all! Thursday is the new Friday, at least it is this week as Mike brings you the news & views for Leeds and Yorkshire.

ITV news has the details of Sir Jimmy Savile’s homes that went on the market earlier in the week. He had three flats, one in Roundhay that needs a bit of a redecorate as it is the perfect 1970’s bachelor pad. Emphasis on the 70’s.

The owner of Wellington Place is talking to the Post about his plans for developing the site. It is a field, car park and paths at the moment so anything will be an improvement.

The floods seem to be subsiding but disruption is still hanging about over the end of another week of torrential rain. The Wharfdale Observer reports that things are mostly back to normal, a pleasant story for once.

Foster care in Leeds is reaching crisis levels as it turned out LCC has a shortfall of dedicated foster homes in the city which is costing the council over £5m in extra private fostering. If you’re able to foster then LCC would love to hear from you.

The YEP reports that a new project in Leeds promises to link up the charity and faith groups in the city so that homeless services will be able to determine the bet way of getting out of hours help to those who need it.

More details of the takeover of Leeds United by a Middle Eastern banking group are coming to light. The club have been in takeover talks for quite some time, so it looks like there might a a light at the end of the tunnel.

The revamped Age Concern cafe gets the Oliver treatment from the YEP. Read the review to find out what they think.

It’s Leeds Feline Friends Auction to raise funds on Saturday at St Margarets Church Hall in Horsforth – viewing at 10am , auction starts at 11am 

We’ve got a few special s coming up over the next few weeks – light night, Morley Lit Fest, and the Leeds Loves Art programmes. Look out for special blog posts about these events over the next few days. That’s it for today though so thanks for reading!

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