Leeds City Council - Archive (Leeds,news)

2018
14
August
2018
Lower speed limits are set to be introduced in more residential areas across Leeds as part of a city-wide programme to reduce road casualties. The latest phase of Leeds City Council’s 20 miles per hour (mph) speed limit programme will be rolled ou...
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14
August
2018
The historic stonework of Leeds Civic Hall will be transformed by a breathtaking fusion of modern art and cutting edge science when Light Night Leeds returns this October. A team of international artists is currently working on a spectacular proje...
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09
August
2018
As part of our ongoing work to deliver the Leeds PIPES Network there will be a full closure on Marsh Lane this weekend. From Friday 10th August at 8pm, the full closure will be in place in both directions on Marsh Lane until 13th August at 5:00am ...
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08
August
2018
At a time when war raged across Europe, Ivy Benson was calling her own tune. The pioneering musician and band leader, who was born in Holbeck, became something of a celebrity when war gave her a chance to break into the world of big bands. In f...
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07
August
2018
Two initiatives with sustainable credentials have recently been completed adding more homes to Leeds City Council’s housing stock. An empty property scheme completed this March returned over 100 empty properties back into use across the city. S...
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07
August
2018
They were some of history’s most famous leading ladies who fearlessly led the charge for women to have the right to vote. Now the Suffragettes will hit the big screen in Leeds this week as the city marks 100 years since their courage and determina...
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06
August
2018
There’s still time to buy your tickets for the first ever Child Friendly Leeds Live, which takes place on 8 August on Millennium Square – but hurry as they’re selling fast. A fantastic festival for children under the age of 12 (must be accompanied...
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06
August
2018
People are being asked for their views on the possible introduction of licensing for private sector rented housing in some parts of Leeds. The city's private rented housing sector has expanded rapidly in recent years, showing how important the mar...
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03
August
2018
A wonderful array of exotic animals and birds are once again set to take centre stage at a popular Leeds farm next week. Held from 11th – 19th August, visitors will be able to enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities and events at Temple News...
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02
August
2018
A human rainbow appeared in front of Civic Hall yesterday as Leeds City Council employees and councilors came together to celebrate ahead of this weekend’s Leeds Pride. On Sunday 5th August, the city centre of Leeds will once again transform for a...
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02
August
2018
Parents across Leeds are being reminded to get their applications in for their child’s secondary school place for next September. Although it is only early in the summer holidays, families with children starting secondary school in September 2019 ...
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01
August
2018
Flat cap flinging, a new world record and a parade of former coal miners took centre stage as Yorkshire Day saw Leeds celebrating the best of the region’s unique history, heritage and culture. A series of events showcasing the lighter side of the ...
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01
August
2018
Three million years ago, the gigantic megalodon ruled the world’s oceans. The 60ft long shark’s massive jaws were filled with five rows of more than 250 razor sharp teeth and the formidable predator had a bite which could exert a colossal 180,000 ...
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31
July
2018
Landlords are being urged to ensure their licences are up to date ahead of changes to the law that mean more people who live in privately-rented houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) will be covered by the scheme. New government rules will come int...
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30
July
2018
Former coal miners who toiled for decades down the region’s pits will revive one of their industry’s most unusual and heart-warming traditions this week on Yorkshire Day. Lotherton estate will be the setting for a special parade on August 1 led by...
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30
July
2018
The search has begun for a dynamic new leader to spearhead the city’s ambitious vision for an international cultural festival celebrating the best of Leeds. Following approval from Leeds City Council’s Executive Board last month, Leeds Culture Tru...
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27
July
2018
The city centre will be coming to life over the summer months with a jam packed calendar of activities starting at the end of July. Whether you want to relax on a deck chair at City Beach, soak up the sunshine at one of our pop-up spaces or get in...
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27
July
2018
Stars from the worlds of dance and classic music have been arriving in Leeds as they prepare to come together for a unique performance on Millennium, Square tonight. The ground-breaking Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics will take over the square ...
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25
July
2018
Beautifully rendered in perfect pearl, these tiny statues illustrate one of the many ways nature’s unparalleled creativity has been utilised by humans. Currently on display at Leeds City Museum, the gently shimmering effigies are contained within ...
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23
July
2018
Residents living in Seacroft are being offered the chance to take part in a variety of fun activities and learn new skills as part of an exciting 12 week programme launched this week. Undertaken as part of Leeds City Council’s ‘Safe, Strong Commun...
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19
July
2018
Hold onto your hats- a sporting spectacle with a difference is heading to Leeds this Yorkshire Day. Leeds Industrial Museum will be brimming with excitement on August 1 when, for the first time ever, the historic site plays host to none other than...
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18
July
2018
Over 300 students from Leeds schools have been getting a glimpse of the future with an award winning scheme offering the chance to develop skills for high speed rail and transport infrastructure-related careers. With HS2 due to provide major emplo...
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18
July
2018
Youngsters in Leeds can get creative this summer in a colourful new space designed to help them channel their inner artist. Starting this weekend, Victoria Gardens, outside Leeds Art Gallery, will be home to the eye-catching Pop Up and Play pavili...
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17
July
2018
A vehicle caught flytipping in Harehills has been crushed today after the owner failed to get in touch with the local authority. Leeds City Council’s Cleaner Neighbourhoods Team were alerted to the incident in December 2017 after a local shop owne...
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16
July
2018
Several parks in Leeds have once again been recognised as some of the very best green spaces in the UK, just in time for the annual Love Parks Week. Otley Chevin, Pudsey Park, Golden Acre Park, Kirkstall Abbey, Roundhay Park, Temple Newsam estate ...
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16
July
2018
West Yorkshire’s local authority museums contributed over £34 million to the regional economy last year and attracted over 1.7 million visitors through their doors. The information has been released on a new video highlighting the amazing attracti...
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13
July
2018
With Leeds rated as one of the best cities for health and wellbeing, on Tuesday 17 July it will host a major conference looking at how healthy populations can be sustained in a world where for the first time ever, most people now live in cities*. ...
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12
July
2018
Staring down imposingly from above the store entrance at Leeds Discovery Centre, this giant monster of the deep is one of the more bizarre items on display in Leeds. The huge model of a juvenile giant squid was created for Slime, a temporary exhib...
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06
July
2018
Sweet-toothed aristocrats in Leeds were among the country’s earliest chocoholics, fascinating new documents have revealed. Ahead of tomorrow’s World Chocolate Day, an exquisite bill of sale plucked from a vast collection of archives in Leeds after...
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06
July
2018
Millennium Square is set to host a sizzling Sunday of Samba next month when the spectacular ¡VAMOS! festival returns to Leeds. Now in its fourth year, ¡VAMOS!, which is free to enter, will once again be celebrating Spanish and Portuguese speaking ...
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