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New community park opens at former school site in Hyde Park: Growing beds

20 Feb 2024

New community park opens at former school site in Hyde Park

The community park on the former site of Royal Park School is officially opened. Hyde Park’s new Royal Park will provide residents with vegetable growing beds, a fruit orchard and outdoor gym facilities.

Community groups Parks and countryside

Final chance to feed back on issues along Woodhouse Lane: Woodhouse Lane Gateway. Photo credit: Urban Wilderness

15 Feb 2024

Final chance to feed back on issues along Woodhouse Lane

The council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are urging people to have their say on travel or place related issues between the city centre and the Hyde Park and Woodhouse areas of Leeds, before the Woodhouse Lane Gateway consultation closes on 19 February.

Connecting Leeds Transport Highways

Stunning butterfly collection is a flight for sore eyes: image00016-2

13 Feb 2024

Stunning butterfly collection is a flight for sore eyes

A colourful kaleidoscope of some of the world’s rarest and most beautiful butterflies has been carefully conserved by experts in Leeds.

The stunning array of winged insects housed at Leeds Discovery Centre includes hundreds of species from across the globe, many collected by explorers and scientists more than a century ago.

Museums and galleries Arts

Leeds secondary schools to become first to take part in groundbreaking Auschwitz-Birkenau virtual tours: Auschwitz sml

12 Feb 2024

Leeds secondary schools to become first to take part in groundbreaking Auschwitz-Birkenau virtual tours

Students in Leeds given the chance to learn about the impacts of the Holocaust and genocide through new online initiative

Lord Mayor of Leeds International relations Schools