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2020
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February
2020
| 11:00 Europe/London
Yorkshire’s ‘Man in Motion’ John Parr, famous for the hit title song to the cult 80’s movie St Elmo’s Fire has today been announced as the final special guest performer at this year’s 80s Classical concert which takes place at Millennium Square on Fr...
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February
2020
| 09:30 Europe/London
A new exhibition will take visitors to Lotherton on a journey to Japan thanks to fascinating links forged decades ago by a Leeds diplomat and his family. Making Japan, which opens on March 1, will see the Aberford estate bridge a gap of more than ...
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February
2020
| 11:11 Europe/London
Innovative and inspirational Leeds doctor, Mags Portman, who sadly passed away in 2019, has posthumously been honoured with one of the city’s highest civic honours. In recognition of her outstanding contribution to health in the UK, and particular...
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February
2020
| 13:39 Europe/London
SENT ON BEHALF OF WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE: Schools, community groups, businesses and landowners are being encouraged to think big and get creative with the launch of the Tour de Yorkshire Land Art and Best Dressed competitions! The Land Art compet...
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February
2020
| 10:30 Europe/London
An innovative grants scheme has helped cultural organisations in Leeds generate more than £56m for the local economy in just one year, new figures have revealed. The arts@leeds project, run by Leeds City Council, gives arts organisations across th...
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February
2020
| 14:48 Europe/London
Love is in the air today but there will be fewer greenhouse gases after one school spent the day planting 850 new trees in Leeds. This morning, on Valentine’s Day, Greenhill Primary School hosted a “Love Your Planet” event which saw each child pla...
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February
2020
| 12:25 Europe/London
Residents and businesses in Potternewton are being encouraged to attend a series of drop-in events to hear about the latest plans to reduce flood risk in the area. The events will be an opportunity to provide feedback on a list of options that hav...
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February
2020
| 09:33 Europe/London
An elegant exhibition charting Leeds’s 300 year journey from textile trailblazer to one of the nation’s top shopping destinations has opened style. Bringing together an eye-catching collection of clothes, accessories and historic photos, Fast x Sl...
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February
2020
| 12:18 Europe/London
The winners of the seventh Child Friendly Leeds awards have been announced in a star-studded ‘Space’ themed ceremony at Leeds City Varieties last night (Thursday 6th February). The awards, which are organised, planned and delivered by young people...
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February
2020
| 12:22 Europe/London
A Leeds businessman has been fined almost £11,000 after a fire which sent a plume of dense black smoke across the skies near Leeds Bradford Airport. Jerome O’Malley – who operates the Airport Car Boot Sale in Yeadon – appeared at Leeds Magistrates...
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05
February
2020
| 19:37 Europe/London
Leeds City Council has awarded more than £3.7 million in financial support to help local businesses switch to less polluting vehicles ahead of the Clean Air Charging Zone (CAZ). The zone will tackle air pollution and protect the health of everyone...
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05
February
2020
| 12:00 Europe/London
A local community fed up dealing with fly tipping and waste crime has launched a major campaign to target offenders. Residents, councillors, city council staff and local agencies took to the streets of Harehills to launch the ‘Watching Eyes’ campa...
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05
February
2020
| 10:37 Europe/London
Fines totalling more than £2,500 have been imposed as Leeds City Council continues its campaign against waste crime. The council has pledged to target offenders continuing to fly tip throughout Leeds. The latest prosecutions saw action taken ag...
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February
2020
| 17:03 Europe/London
A proposal to build a new specialist free school in Headingley is set to get official backing from senior councillors next week, after a public consultation received strong support. The new school, if approved by Leeds City Council’s executive boa...
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03
February
2020
| 15:05 Europe/London
Residents across Leeds are being targeted with a major new campaign to reduce coronary heart disease and stroke. The initiative comes just months after stark warnings that our region has the highest death rate in England attributed to coronary hea...
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January
2020
| 16:17 Europe/London
Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority are asking commuters, businesses and residents for their views on proposed improvements to the main entrance to Leeds City Station and the surrounding area. The West Yorkshire Combined Autho...
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January
2020
| 12:17 Europe/London
Work is to start on a major £8.9million transformation of travel infrastructure on Infirmary Street in Leeds next month. From February 24, Connecting Leeds will begin work to turn the city centre street into a two-way road designed for bus and cyc...
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January
2020
| 15:39 Europe/London
Leeds City Council has been named one of the most inclusive employers in Britain by lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity Stonewall. The ‘Top 100’ list showcases employers who have demonstrated their commitment to LGBT workplace inclusion an...
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January
2020
| 14:42 Europe/London
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF TOUR DE YORKSHIRE: With three months to go to the 2020 Tour de Yorkshire, organisers Welcome to Yorkshire have unveiled numerous locations across the county where they will be hosting roadshows in the lead up to the race. A ...
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January
2020
| 10:57 Europe/London
The city will once again be getting its skates on when Leeds’s coolest wintertime attraction returns to Millennium Square this Friday (January 31) to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Open until Sunday, February 23, Ice Cube will once again give vis...
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January
2020
| 10:31 Europe/London
Careview, an award-winning app that tackles loneliness in Leeds by flagging social isolation hotspots, has secured funding from the European Space Agency to expand its use across the city. The app, which recently won a coveted Innovation in TEC (T...
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January
2020
| 15:08 Europe/London
Stunningly intricate patterns made using millions of grains of salt have transformed the great hall of Temple Newsam House for a new exhibition celebrating the mansion’s history. Artist Catherine Bertola has reinterpreted the story of the stunning...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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