Leeds City Council - Archive (Leeds)

2018
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January
2018
From the beginning of next month (Monday 5 February), people looking to dispose of certain types of household rubbish at their local waste sorting site in Leeds will need to pay a charge. The charge will only be made for items not considered to be...
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January
2018
Inspirational women who have blazed a trail through history are being celebrated in an empowering new exhibition in Leeds. A Woman’s Place? opens at Kirkstall’s Abbey House Museum this weekend and marks the centenary of the first British women get...
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January
2018
Traffic restrictions to allow essential maintenance works to be carried out on Leeds Bridge are to begin this weekend. From Sunday 21 January, no traffic (with the exception of the Elland Road Park and Ride service running weekdays 7am to 7pm) wil...
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January
2018
The gigantic silver wine cooler that dominates the dining room at Temple Newsam House is a truly dazzling sight to behold. Weighing an impressive 2,500 ounces and measuring almost a metre-and-a-half across, the cooler was acquired by Leeds Museums...
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17
January
2018
  The names of the people, places and organisations shortlisted for the 2018 Child Friendly Leeds Awards have now been revealed. The winners will be officially announced at a prestigious awards ceremony, being organised by Team Ten & Co, a grou...
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January
2018
Leeds City Council and Meanwood Valley Partnership have been jointly awarded £65,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Meanwood Valley: Wilderness on your Doorstep project. Starting next month, the project focuses on celebrating the ric...
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January
2018
PRESS RELEASE ISSUED ON BEHALF OF TRANSPORT FOR THE NORTH Plans for future transport investment in Leeds City Region and the wider North of England have been outlined today at an event marking the publication of a thirty year plan to drive economi...
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January
2018
Following the announcement today (Monday 15th January 2018) about Carillion going into liquidation, the council have been reviewing how this will affect the city, and what can be done to reduce the impact on people in the city. The council is very...
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15
January
2018
Public consultation has begun today on proposals by Leeds City Council to protect 33 housing sites in green belt areas of the city. As part of amendments to the city’s Site Allocations Plan (SAP) which identifies locations for future housing, the ...
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15
January
2018
Following media interest, Leeds City Council wishes to clarify that no final contract was given to Carillion in regards to the East Leeds Orbital Road (ELOR). Tom Riordan, Leeds City Council Chief Executive, said: “We are looking at the impact ...
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15
January
2018
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF WEST YORKSHIRE COMBINED AUTHORITY An ambitious plan to use HS2 as the spark to create thousands of jobs for the Leeds City Region is launched today. Around 300,000 jobs are expected to be created over the period covered by t...
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January
2018
Residents in and around the Horsforth area of Leeds are being asked to help find a very special missing cat. Omar, a male hybrid savannah cat, went missing from a residence in Horsforth earlier this week and his owner is now appealing for help for...
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12
January
2018
It’s the quintessentially British brew that over the centuries has been enjoyed by everyone from Yorkshire’s lords and ladies, to its miners and mill workers. Now a curator’s exciting new discovery about the history of the humble cuppa is causing ...
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January
2018
For the hard-working women once chosen to represent some of the country’s most prominent industries, suitably regal attire was an absolute must. This glamourous gown, for example, was once worn by the country’s Railway Queens, who would be the fac...
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04
January
2018
A programme of urgent maintenance works is to begin next week on the historic Leeds Bridge. From Monday 8 January, work will start on essential works to strengthen, clean and repaint the bridge which carries traffic on Bridge End over the River Ai...
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04
January
2018
A popular farm in Leeds received a New Year’s present to treasure this week following the arrival of a new bull calf. Traditional Hereford Cow ‘Lettuce’ gave birth earlier than expected on the morning of New Year’s Day to Home Farm’s newest recrui...
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03
January
2018
Sent on behalf of Welcome to Yorkshire: Welcome to Yorkshire has unveiled the first set of Tour de Yorkshire roadshows which will take place across the county in the run up to this year’s races. The roadshows give a detailed view of the route a...
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03
January
2018
Showcasing some of the animal kingdom’s biggest and best biters, this fearsome display is simply jaw-some. The display, entitled Bite Me! includes teeth, skulls and bones from modern mammals and reptiles as well as the fossilised remains of extinc...
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2017
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December
2017
During the Second World War, when rationing was at its peak, even festive cheer could be in short supply. Fortunately, as these sparkling festive baubles show, home grown companies stepped in to make sure the Christmas season still had some sparkl...
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December
2017
We have been notified of a planned "go slow" protest by private hire drivers in Leeds from 10pm on Friday, December 22 until 5am on Saturday, December 23, meaning there is likely to be some traffic disruption in parts of the city centre.   A Le...
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December
2017
For more than three thousand years, Nesyamun’s mummified remains have resided in the beautiful, ornate coffin which is today on display at Leeds City Museum. Known locally as The Leeds Mummy, the coffin and its occupant have captivated generations...
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December
2017
Leeds’ favourite attraction, Tropical World has crowned its first ever Young Ambassador –Thomas Paddy, 11 from Leeds. Thomas, beat off competition from the three other finalists after being nominated by his family for being so passionate about ani...
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December
2017
The Ice Cube, the city’s coolest attraction, will return to Millennium Square in February 2018, once again providing the opportunity for visitors of all ages and abilities to try their hand at ice skating under the specially covered outdoor rink. ...
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December
2017
Visit Leeds has climbed 44 places to be the number one in Yorkshire and the Humber and eighth nationally in the 2017 English Tourism Social Media Index. This is an annual league table which grades 133 regional tourism bodies in England according t...
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December
2017
Opera North and Leeds City Council have announced more details of their return to Millennium Square next summer, with an eclectic mix of operatic & classical greats, orchestral club anthems and a special live screening of the classic British film Bra...
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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 Night ...
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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 reductions to funding ...
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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 Leeds Safe...
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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 (TCS) as the...
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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 master...
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