Leeds City Council - Archive (Leeds,news)

2019
20
May
2019
The skeleton of a majestic whale cruelly killed by fishermen 152 years ago will be reconstructed for a new display highlighting the plight of our planet’s oceans. Leeds Museums and Galleries’ long-finned pilot whale is being painstakingly pieced t...
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17
May
2019
In just over a few months Leeds City Council staff and partners have fundraised £3,605 in support of the Lord Mayor’s appeal. The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Graham Latty, joined by Catherine McCallum from St. Gemma’s Hospice, visited the fund...
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15
May
2019
A new film that shows the benefits of fostering children with disabilities will be unveiled at disability fostering information event.National fostering fortnight starts on 13 May and on 19 May Leeds City Council’s fostering service, Foster4Leeds are...
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14
May
2019
Leeds has successfully bid for funding to establish a stay safe hub for women with five emergency beds. The funding request has been approved by the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government and should mean around £120k will be available t...
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14
May
2019
For more than 500 years it’s been one of the cornerstones of Leeds’s history and heritage. Now a new project to help secure the historic Temple Newsam estate for future generations has secured important funding, made possible by money raised by Na...
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17
April
2019
Once a decorative feature that brightened up a Victorian home, this delicate piece of glassware hides an invisible danger. The 19th century centrepiece has a characteristic green tinge that was common in some ornaments at the time and which helped...
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11
April
2019
It’s a tradition which began 40,000 years ago with an artistic Stone Age human and a spare piece of mammoth tusk. Now a new museum display in Leeds is bringing visitors face-to-face with some of the ancient effigies created by cultures around the ...
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10
April
2019
The Leeds PIPES district heating network (DHN) could be rolled out across the city centre sooner than expected thanks to the opportunity to coordinate with transport and road network proposals for the Headrow. The council are looking to accelerate...
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09
April
2019
One of the ocean’s most spellbinding natural wonders, the magnificent narwhal is a creature steeped in myth and legend. Famed for their instantly recognisable and spectacular tusk, narwhals are a species of whale which live in the Arctic waters ar...
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03
April
2019
One of the country’s biggest young people’s film festivals will return to Leeds next month with an exciting high tech programme. Tapping into some of the film industry’s latest innovations, the Leeds Young Film festival will give budding film-make...
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02
April
2019
Sent on behalf of Welcome to Yorkshire: With one month to go until the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire, organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and Amaury Sport Organisation have unveiled the highly anticipated race timings. Millions of spectators are expected ...
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01
April
2019
*****Issued on behalf of Channel 4 ****** Channel 4 is in advanced negotiations with Rushbond Group to lease space in their historic Majestic building in Leeds as its new National HQ. The broadcaster will lease over 25,000 square feet of space ...
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29
March
2019
Throughout the cavernous halls and winding corridors of Temple Newsam House, a magnificent menagerie of legendary creatures is waiting to be found. Now a series of antique monster manuals and the skeletons of long extinct animals will be offering ...
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27
March
2019
A piece of Leeds printing history will come out of retirement this weekend for when a museum hosts a word perfect new festival. The first ever Armley Print Fest takes place at Leeds Industrial Museum this Saturday, March 30, and will see local pri...
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22
March
2019
As part of new national capital funding awarded by Public Health England (PHE) to help improve the lives of those affected by alcohol, Leeds will be extending the existing programme of alcoholic liver disease testing through the purchase of three Fib...
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22
March
2019
Young people from across the city shared their views on whether they think Leeds is a child friendly city at a Youth Voice Summit event last week. Since 2016, Leeds City Council’s Voice, Influence and Change Team has hosted various Youth Voice Sum...
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21
March
2019
A deep clean of the underside of Swinegate Bridge, one of the city’s busiest gateways, has been completed as part of efforts to transform Leeds Station and the surrounding area. Leeds City Council, Leeds Bid and Network Rail are working together t...
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21
March
2019
When young Clifford Jobbins proudly posed for this photo, he could never have known the resulting image would inspire a group of young history lovers more than 120 years later. Clifford’s picture shows him sporting his very first pair of trousers ...
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20
March
2019
Bizarre vintage vacuums and inspiring images from the ballot box will feature in an eye-opening talk about the changing lives of women over the past 150 years. Taking place at Abbey House Museum, the event will explore the huge variety of differen...
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19
March
2019
Leeds and the wider city region welcome the news from Channel 4 today that creative and digital departments will sit at the heart of the new national HQ in Leeds. Councilor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council said: “It is fantastic to he...
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15
March
2019
Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, said: “We are shocked and saddened to learn of the terrible events in Christchurch and our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with all the victims and their families. “On behalf of the counci...
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15
March
2019
Senior councillors in Leeds will be asked to reinforce the city’s commitment to children’s play at a meeting of the Executive Board next week. At the meeting, to be held at Civic Hall on Wednesday 20 March, Councillors will review progress against...
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14
March
2019
Celebrating some of the city’s accessible facilities, venues and activities is at the heart of council plans for Disabled Access Day (Saturday March 16th) this year. Councillor Jonathan Pryor, Leeds City Council Executive Member for Learning, Skil...
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14
March
2019
A new digital on-line portal providing a wealth of support to young people as they pursue their future careers ambitions, has been agreed this month by Leeds City Council. Designed and developed by Leeds based U-Explore Limited, the Careers Inform...
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13
March
2019
A local Harehills resident who ignored warnings to move his wheelie bin after collection day and refused to pay a fine has been taken to court and ordered to repay costs to the council in the first prosecution of its kind in the country. Mr Ionel ...
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13
March
2019
Work is set to begin on a project to revitalise one of Leeds’s most historic buildings thanks to funding from the National Lottery and Historic England. The plans will see the First White Cloth Hall’s west wing restored, a new covered courtyard wi...
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13
March
2019
A local businessman from Leeds has been given a frosty reception and ordered to part with cold hard cash after illegally dumping five fridges and freezers out of the back of his van in April 2018. Stefan Stadian of 107 Dorset Road, Harehills, depo...
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13
March
2019
Images available on request A takeaway in Leeds has been hit with a £10,000 fine after a worker suffered horrific burns when he was covered with scalding oil from a deep fat fryer. Yorkshire Fried Chicken in Beeston was prosecuted by Leeds City...
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12
March
2019
Pupils who have been taking part in a creative writing competition will be awarded for their poetic and literary efforts at a civic ceremony later today. Hundreds of children from primary schools across the city submitted entries into the Arooj cr...
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08
March
2019
Arrangements surrounding Brexit and how and when the UK will be leaving the EU are ongoing and are being managed by the government. There is some uncertainty around whether local services might be affected, so here we’ve tried to answer some of th...
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