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18
December
2017
  Visitors to Leeds historic Kirkgate Market will enjoy an extra special treat when it once again opens its doors after dark, for a special festive Night Market. Thursday 21 December will be the next chance to visit the popular #KirkLate
18
December
2017
Consultation is open for people to express their views on Leeds City Council's annual budget plans, which were published last week. The proposals are aimed at helping the council again maximise efficiencies while coping with
15
December
2017
  Issued on behalf of the Leeds Safeguarding Children Board Young people across Leeds are being reminded how to keep themselves and their friends safe this party season, to avoid becoming a victim of Child Sexual Exploitation. The
15
December
2017
  The development company selected to carry out a major scheme to revitalise an historic street in Leeds city centre has been announced this week. Members of Leeds City Council’s executive board have approved Town Centre Securities
15
December
2017
It could well be the most delicate and exclusive piece of removals work Leeds has ever seen. This week at Temple Newsam House, curators began the daunting task of relocating a number of historic pieces of furniture created by world-renowned

Make it Leeds this Christmas

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06
December
2017
Hidden away, deep inside Temple Newsam House is a fantastically festive creation worthy of Santa’s most enterprising elves. The wonderful workshop will be the latest addition to the beautiful mansion’s spectacular 500 years of
23
October
2017
Rugby League heroes The Leeds Rhinos will get the festive season officially underway as guests of honour at this year’s fantastic Leeds Christmas lights switch on. Fresh off their incredible Super League Grand Final win earlier this month,
11
October
2017
The picturesque grounds of Lotherton will once again be transformed into a unique festive attraction this Christmas. After a hugely successful debut year last year, the Lotherton Christmas Experience will return on November 24, complete with
09
October
2017
The city’s hugely popular annual Christkindelmarkt German Christmas market returned today to add some more seasonal cheer to the city. This year the highly-anticipated festive extravaganza will stay open right up until Christmas

Leeds European Capital of Culture 2023 bid

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30
November
2017
“Scrutiny Board received details of the 2023 bid in July 2017 and expressed its support, recognising the cultural and economic value a successful bid could have to the city and the wider region and in light of this as chair of the board, I
30
November
2017
"On Tuesday we met with representatives of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport including John Glen MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism. "We met to discuss the letter sent last week
23
November
2017
Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council: “We are hugely frustrated by the European Commission’s apparent proposal to remove the opportunity for a UK city to host the European Capital of Culture title in 2023. That this
02
November
2017
Meet the fin-tastic Leeds mermaids making a splash as their home city bids to become the cultural capital of Europe. Professional performer Lucy Meredith and the spectacular Bramley Mermaids club took to the water at Bramley Baths this week,