Leeds City Council - Archive (Leeds,news)

2018
19
April
2018
An eye-catching collection of textile creations has been unveiled at a Leeds museum in a heart-felt tribute to the city’s industrial heritage. Wool Stories: The Felted Mill at Leeds Industrial Museum features impressive artistic efforts by local m...
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18
April
2018
One of the biggest objects in Leeds City Museum’s collection, this huge Tibetan yak is still in good shape for 160-years old. That’s thanks in no small part to diligent conservation undertaken by curators over the past year, who have worked hard t...
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16
April
2018
Families applying for their child’s first primary school place are receiving their offers today (16 April) and more of them are being offered their first choice than last year. Overall 9316 children (97%) will attend one of their top five preferred s...
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12
April
2018
A project to carry out essential works to repair a culvert under the A658 Pool Bank New Road in Leeds is to begin next month. The work managed by Leeds City Council will begin on Tuesday 8 May, and will focus on a stretch of the A658 north-east of...
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11
April
2018
Dance music legends Robin S, Utah Saints and Alison Limerick have been confirmed as the headline special guests for the return of The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics featuring the Orchestra of Opera North on Millennium Square, Leeds on Friday 27 J...
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11
April
2018
A puzzling pub peculiarity, this dainty-looking jug was once a pupular way for landlords to keep their punters entertained. Known as a puzzle jug, the ceramic receptacle is a fine example of a type that was a regular feature in homes and taverns i...
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10
April
2018
A delicious taste of the elegance, opulence and extravagance of life in Georgian Britain will be served up to museum-goers in Leeds. The rise of London gin shops and traditional Georgian jellies will be among the topics covered during a fascinatin...
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09
April
2018
The board responsible for overseeing the city’s safeguarding measures for children and young people in Leeds has a new name from this week. Following a national review of Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) and the resulting change in legis...
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09
April
2018
All the seats for Leeds City Council are up for election this year and you can check the full list of candidates who will be standing to be a councillor in your area here The May 3 2018 vote in Leeds is what is termed as an "all out" election, as ...
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06
April
2018
Staff at Lawnswood Crematorium were shocked to return from the Easter weekend to find that there had been a break-in at the Reading Room at the popular and historic facility. Books of Remembrance from the Reading Room, with records going back over...
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05
April
2018
With just four weeks to go until the Tour de Yorkshire comes to Leeds, here’s everything you need to know to make the most of the highly anticipated race. The fourth edition of the men’s race has been expanded from three to four stages and will ta...
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04
April
2018
Children and young people across the city will have the chance to get their skates on at a new pop-up roller disco this Easter. The event space at Leeds Kirkgate Market will be transformed into a roller disco arena for three days in the Easter hol...
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04
April
2018
They were the daredevil Yorkshire pilots who courageously took to the skies during the historic air battles of the First World War. Now the heroic exploits of local RAF servicemen are being celebrated in a new museum display put together by two yo...
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04
April
2018
At first glance, this long case clock may look like nothing more than a rather ornate antique timepiece. But delve a little further into the history of John Harrison’s creation and you’ll find it helped to solve a mystery that had baffled scientis...
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29
March
2018
One of the most popular club nights in the city’s history will return to Leeds this summer when the legendary Love Train takes over Millennium Square. Seventies disco icon Brutus Gold will take charge of the retro spectacular on August 10 in what ...
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28
March
2018
The history of Leeds is filled with stories of inspiring women who would not be constrained or restricted by gender roles. Among them was the famously forthright art patron and women’s rights campaigner Ellen Heaton, whose portrait can be seen han...
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26
March
2018
A soldier who was awarded a Victoria Cross (VC) for his remarkable bravery during the First World War has been recognised with a special tribute in the east Leeds community he hailed from. As part of a special service held this week, a unique pavi...
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23
March
2018
Leeds City Council has welcomed today’s announcement by Defra (Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) of funding of £1.8m to help the city lay the groundwork for achieving its air quality targets. This money is designed for investment in...
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23
March
2018
Schoolchildren in Leeds were given the chance to see the famous Tour de Yorkshire trophies today as the leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor Judith Blake, welcomed them to the city as part of Welcome to Yorkshire’s trophy tour. Each year in th...
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23
March
2018
Children and young people across the city will have the chance to get their skates on at a new pop-up roller disco this Easter. The event space at Leeds Kirkgate Market will be transformed into a roller disco arena for three days in the Easter hol...
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23
March
2018
  New sprinkler systems are to be retro-fitted to 21 Leeds City Council-owned residential high-rise blocks in east Leeds after an opportunity arose to bring forward the planned programme of works. Significant work is already due to take place a...
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23
March
2018
Leeds City Council is challenging the city to recycle more, with almost a third of the average general waste bin still made up of materials that can be recycled. Items like paper, glass, plastic and metal can all be recycled, but are still appeari...
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23
March
2018
  Children and adults alike will all be well catered for this Easter at Leeds Kirkgate Market with a basket-load of fun and interesting activities planned. Inspiration for family meals, gift ideas, a night market and fun activities for the kids...
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23
March
2018
Supporting vulnerable service users is part of the day to day business for many services at Leeds City Council and staff who work for Civic Enterprise Leeds did not let the recent snow days stop them from playing their part. The Meals on Wheels se...
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23
March
2018
An innovative project aiming to increase the number of people with autism accessing apprenticeships and jobs in Leeds is now open to applications. Working closely with the charity Specialist Autism Services, the new programme will offer participan...
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23
March
2018
A consultation to expand a primary school in north Leeds has begun today. Moor Allerton Hall Primary school in north Leeds currently has a reception intake of 60 pupils or 2 forms of entry (with 30 pupils to a class). Proposals brought forward by ...
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23
March
2018
A host of cute animals will be taking centre stage this Easter as Temple Newsam estate prepares to host its annual ‘Springtime Babies’ festivities. Held from Saturday 24 March - Monday 16 April, visitors to Home Farm will have the chance to take p...
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23
March
2018
PRESS RELEASE ISSUED ON BEHALF OF LEEDS CITY COUNCIL AND LEEDS CITY REGION ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP (LEP)  Laser cutting and metal fabrication business Leeds Welding Company (LWC) Ltd is investing in future growth, with support from the Leeds City R...
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23
March
2018
Leeds City Council has today submitted its amended Site Allocations Plan which will guide all future housing in the city to the government for examination. The plan sets out locations for future new housing in the city up to 2028, as well as polic...
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23
March
2018
Sent on behalf of ofo: The world’s first dockless hire scheme, ofo, will launch in Leeds on Tuesday 15 May with a fleet of 1,000 bikes. The Leeds scheme will focus initially on the city centre, expanding into suburbs and nearby towns shortly after...
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