Leeds City Council - Archive (Leeds)

2020
27
January
2020
| 11:00 Europe/London
The largest apprenticeship recruitment fair in the north returns to the Leeds early next month. Taking place at the first direct arena from 4-8pm on Monday 3 February, the Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair will feature more than 100 organisations...
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27
January
2020
| 10:20 Europe/London
Photo caption: Team Leeds welcomes over a hundred leaders from government, business, universities, finance as well as entrepreneurs from across the world, who converge on Leeds to understand more about the region’s strengths and ambitions to inspire ...
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24
January
2020
| 11:23 Europe/London
PRESS RELEASE SENT ON BEHALF OF WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE: Tour de Yorkshire organisers Welcome to Yorkshire have launched their recruitment drive to find volunteer Tour Makers for this year’s race. Tour Makers are passionate and reliable people who...
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24
January
2020
| 09:25 Europe/London
An ancient Egyptian priest who spoke his final words more than 3,000 years ago has been given a new voice thanks to a ground-breaking research project. The sound of Nesyamun, whose mummified remains are on display at Leeds City Museum, has been re...
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23
January
2020
| 10:54 Europe/London
Leeds City Council and Highways England have launched a new scheme giving businesses, organisations and charities in West Yorkshire the opportunity to drive electric vans free of charge for up to two months. As part of the EV Trials scheme, busine...
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23
January
2020
| 09:42 Europe/London
The fossilised remains of a spectacular marine reptile which once ruled the planet’s oceans have been given a new home in Leeds. The prehistoric bones of a Plesiosaur, thought to have died around 160 million years ago, have gone on permanent displ...
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23
January
2020
| 09:34 Europe/London
A start has been made to a major £5million programme of improvements to town centres and high streets across Leeds. The work on buildings, public realm and highway improvements is part of Leeds City Council’s Local Centres Programme to support bus...
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20
January
2020
| 09:23 Europe/London
A city civic commemoration event marking Holocaust Memorial Day will be held on Sunday 26 January at Leeds Town Hall from 2pm. Holocaust Memorial Day is the international day of remembrance of six million Jewish men, women and children murdered in...
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17
January
2020
| 16:33 Europe/London
A citywide consultation about the future of parks and green spaces in Leeds will end on 29th February, so there is no better time than now to get your voice heard. Leeds City Council is developing a strategy for how it will manage public parks and...
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17
January
2020
| 14:05 Europe/London
PRESS RELEASE ISSUED ON BEHALF OF TOUR DE YORKSHIRE:  The full routes for the 2020 Tour de Yorkshire and Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race have been unveiled at Leeds Civic Hall. Both routes will be the toughest in the history of the race and...
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16
January
2020
| 10:56 Europe/London
For Georgian virtuosos, it was the ideal instrument for showing audiences they were in a glass of their own. And this month, Leeds’s own incredible glass harp is set to strike a chord with visitors to a new exhibition celebrating hundreds of years...
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15
January
2020
| 09:17 Europe/London
An historic photo thought to be one of the world’s oldest selfies has been recreated more than 130-years after it was first captured by a pioneering Leeds inventor. The eye-catching original was taken by trailblazing Leeds-born astronomer and engi...
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14
January
2020
| 14:02 Europe/London
Fascinating photos capturing life at what was once the world’s biggest woollen mill have been revealed ahead of a new museum project celebrating the Armley community. The historic images show machinery, staff and owners of Armley Mills through gen...
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13
January
2020
| 11:40 Europe/London
Senior councillors have approved plans to cut the council’s carbon footprint by more than half following the local authority’s climate emergency declaration in March.  The new proposals mean that Leeds City Council will reduce its greenhouse gas e...
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08
January
2020
| 10:39 Europe/London
Public consultation is now underway to gather views on Leeds City Council’s initial budget proposals for the next financial year. During the three-week consultation period, the council is encouraging anyone who works or lives in the city to have thei...
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06
January
2020
| 14:12 Europe/London
The names of the people, places and organisations shortlisted for the seventh Child Friendly Leeds awards have been revealed. The annual awards ceremony will take place on 6 February this year, and will celebrate all the hard work that is happenin...
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02
January
2020
| 12:40 Europe/London
As the number of children in need of loving, nurturing homes continues to grow, the regional adoption agency for West Yorkshire - One Adoption - is urging people to consider adoption as a route to building or extending their family this New Year. ...
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2019
27
December
2019
| 23:30 Europe/London
Leeds City Council chief executive Tom Riordan has been awarded a CBE for services to local government in the 2020 New Year’s Honours. He is among a list of people who Her Majesty the Queen has honoured for the part they have played in making a di...
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20
December
2019
| 17:24 Europe/London
Council tax is proposed to rise by 3.99 per cent in Leeds next year in order to meet rising costs and demand on services as part of initial budget plans released by Leeds City Council today. In a report to be considered by the council’s executive ...
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20
December
2019
| 16:06 Europe/London
The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Eileen Taylor, has been spreading festive cheer today at a Christmas lunch for the elderly. Instead of sending a Christmas card this year, the Lord Mayor decided to host a special lunch for older people who are ...
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20
December
2019
| 14:46 Europe/London
Preparations are well underway for the 7th annual Child Friendly Leeds Awards and businesses across the city are providing their support for the celebration. The prestigious ceremony takes place in February 2020 and recognises the amazing people, ...
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20
December
2019
| 01:01 Europe/London
ew proposals for investments in sustainable transport infrastructure in north west Leeds including a new parkway rail station and park and ride facilities will be discussed by senior councillors early in January. At the meeting of the council’s ex...
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19
December
2019
| 11:24 Europe/London
Leeds’ popular #techmums clubs are welcoming new recruits for the second round of free courses starting in January 2020. Led by Leeds Libraries and Leeds Employment and Skills, the clubs are back by popular demand, after recently winning a Women i...
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18
December
2019
| 10:09 Europe/London
The traditional Christmas pudding is sure to be a seasonal staple on millions of festive dinner tables this month. And this traditional Victorian steamer shows just how much the pursuit of the perfect pud has been part of Christmas for families in...
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16
December
2019
| 11:37 Europe/London
Leeds City Council’s ‘Outstanding’ Children and Families Services recently won two prestigious national Social Worker of the Year awards. The awards recognise and celebrate great social work in England for adults and children. Leeds was awarded th...
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10
December
2019
| 12:51 Europe/London
Parents, carers and local residents are being encouraged to share their views on a proposed new special free school in Headingley. Those interested have until the consultation period ends on 16 December to have their say on the proposal. What is b...
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10
December
2019
| 09:40 Europe/London
Parks in Leeds will prove all the world’s a stage when they host unique pop-up performances of Shakespeare’s classics thanks to a new project supported by Leeds Inspired. Leeds theatre company Front Room Productions will give some of The Bard’s mo...
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09
December
2019
| 11:45 Europe/London
Festive bin collection dates in Leeds are set to change over the Christmas and New Year period. Bin collections will continue as usual up until and including 21 December. For the two weeks after that, between 22 December 2019 and 5 January 2020, b...
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09
December
2019
| 09:57 Europe/London
It’s just the type of picture perfect Dickensian scene that’s an annual festive fixture on countless Christmas cards. And this week, visitors to Abbey House Museum will get the chance to follow in the footsteps of characters from A Christmas Carol...
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06
December
2019
| 15:23 Europe/London
Unsung heroes from across Leeds were celebrated yesterday (5 December) at Leeds City Council’s Compassionate City Awards. Now in their third year, the awards celebrate the positive and compassionate work that individuals, community groups and orga...
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