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Roundhay Park alive with sound of music for new festival

Families in Leeds were treated to a fun-filled day at the first ever On Roundhay festival.

Credit: Rachel Fellows
Credit: Nina Walton
Credit: Nina Walton

Bands including Primal Scream and Wolf Alice entertained crowds at the first live music event to take place in the park for ten years.

Credit: Martha Fellows

Organisers are hoping 10,000 people will have visited by the time the headliners James take to the stage.


Body of murdered priest's husband found at beauty spot

Rev Susan Louise Lancaster

A priest at a Leeds church was found murdered at her home hours before police discovered the body of her husband at a North Yorkshire beauty spot.

The body of the Rev Susan Lancaster, 67, known locally as Louise, was found last night at her semi-detached property in Talbot Avenue in Roundhay.

Officers from West Yorkshire Police went to the property after their counterparts in North Yorkshire were contacted by a man, understood to be her husband Roy Lancaster, 54, saying he had killed his wife.

The call also raised concerns for the welfare of Mr Lancaster and after a hunt by both forces he was found at 2.30am today at the foot of Malham Cove, a natural limestone formation in North Yorkshire.

Mrs Lancaster is understood to be involved with the nearby St Edmund’s Church in Roundhay, whose website lists her as an ‘associate priest’.

Police say they are not treating Mr Lancaster’s death as suspicious and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Dunkerley, from West Yorkshire Police Protective Services (Crime), said: “Our enquiries are still at an early stage but we are treating the woman’s death as murder.

“We are not yet in a position to confirm the identities of those involved. We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.”

Showing off Roundhay

People living in the Roundhay area of Leeds are being encouraged to find out what the area has to offer.

A community event of music, dance, sport and food is being held on Soldiers' Field, opposite Roundhay School.

The event was held for the first time last year and the aim is to attract local residents to a fun-packed day to see and experience the activities available to the local community.

We initially intended it as a one off event to showcase all the organisations and activities available to people in Roundhay but so many of those who took part or came along on the day asked us to run it again this year that we decided to bow to popular demand.

Roundhay attracts a huge number of visitors each year because it is home to two of the biggest attractions in Leeds - Roundhay Park and Tropical World - but we also have a strong sense of our local community here.

– Pat Urry, Chair of Roundhay Live Organisers