Leeds City Council - Archive (Leeds,news)

2019
21
January
2019
Leeds City Council have been given final approval and more than £29 million in funding from the government to implement a Clean Air Charging Zone in the city and support businesses affected. The Clean Air Charging Zone will reduce air pollution in...
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21
January
2019
A city civic commemoration event marking Holocaust Memorial Day will be held on Sunday 27 January at Leeds Town Hall from 2pm. The event will be hosted by the Lord Mayor, and will include a keynote speech by Appolinaire Kageruka, survivor of the R...
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18
January
2019
The names of the people, places and organisations shortlisted for the 6th Child Friendly Leeds awards have been revealed. The annual awards ceremony will take place in February this year, and will celebrate all the work that is happening across th...
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17
January
2019
Photo call, 11am-1pm, January 30, Leeds Art Gallery On February 1, 2019, to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, 144 of the Renaissance master's greatest drawings in the Royal Collection will go on display in exhibitions a...
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15
January
2019
Leeds City Council’s plans to provide new extra care homes across the city are moving forward. Following a procurement exercise, they have appointed a delivery group made up of Ashley House Ltd, Morgan Ashley LLP and Home Group Ltd. Together, these b...
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03
January
2019
Over the festive season, people across the country go to great lengths to transform their homes with extravagant displays of light and colour. But even their mammoth efforts still pale in comparison to the decorative determination of the bowerbird...
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02
January
2019
The colourful history of Temple Newsam House is filled with tales of flamboyant aristocratic families and their extravagant flights of financial fancy. From stunning wallpaper decorated with cuttings from one of the world’s most expensive books, t...
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2018
29
December
2018
The leader and Chief Executive of Leeds City Council comment on Saleem Tariq, Deputy Director of Children’s and Families, being honoured in the Queen's New Year Honours list.  Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council said: “I’m del...
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28
December
2018
A call is going out for people to join a house sharing scheme which brings young and older people together. By helping older people stay independent in their home for longer and offering accommodation to young people Leeds City Council’s Homeshare sc...
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21
December
2018
Leeds City Council has secured a £250,000 contribution from a number of local businesses towards a scheme to improve Greek Street in Leeds city centre. The popular social spot has been pedestrianised since 2016, and has seen a number of new bars a...
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21
December
2018
Leeds City Council has formally responded to HS2 Ltd with its views on their Working Draft Environmental Statement (WDES). The WDES, a non-statutory document, was published by HS2 Ltd in October so they could gain insight into perspectives from lo...
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21
December
2018
Health and social care leaders across Leeds have welcomed the findings of a report which praises the strength of health and care services in the city. Published today (Friday 21/12/2018) by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the report outlines th...
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19
December
2018
More than a million visitors have flocked to see captivating exhibitions and displays at the city’s museums and galleries this year. Figures for Leeds’s nine council-run sites show an estimated 1.3m people have explored the city’s heritage in the ...
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18
December
2018
Services provided for children and families by the council in Leeds have been rated as ‘outstanding’ by government inspectors, Ofsted, in a report published today. The tremendous achievement comes after a rigorous and thorough inspection into the ...
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12
December
2018
It might be cold outside but that won’t stop a local East Leeds Youth Group fundraising for children in care this Christmas. Following an online fundraising appeal, the Tribe Youth Group have already raised enough to create 100 ‘Buddy Bags’ for ch...
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12
December
2018
Senior councillors are set to agree on a strategy to tackle period poverty in Leeds at next week’s executive board meeting. Period poverty is when a person struggles or is unable to access sanitary products due to financial constraints. As one par...
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12
December
2018
Students from West SILC, East SILC, North West SILC, Broomfield SILC and the Lighthouse School have been spreading Christmas cheer this week with their Christmas pop up shop in Kirkgate Market. Working in partnership with Leeds City Council’s Voic...
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12
December
2018
Working at one of the world’s foremost industrial powerhouses, the women of Armley Mills were no strangers to cutting edge technology. Over centuries, they used their evolving expertise to deftly operate the mill’s gigantic spinning mules and impo...
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11
December
2018
Senior councillors in Leeds will be discussing a programme to deliver new council-owned extra care housing at a meeting next week. At the council’s executive board meeting to be held at Civic Hall on Wednesday 19 December, members will be updated ...
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11
December
2018
The owner of a takeaway in Otley has faced costs of over £6000 for repeatedly breaching the establishment’s licence terms and conditions. In March 2016, Best Kebab, on Westgate in Otley, was granted a licence for the sale of late night refreshment...
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10
December
2018
People across Leeds are being encouraged to take responsibility for their actions this festive period and beyond by not drinking and driving. To raise awareness of the consequences of drink driving, Leeds City Council’s Influencing Travel Behaviou...
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07
December
2018
Last week, Leeds City Council hosted the Right to Build Expo Yorkshire, helping to make the dream of building a home a reality for more people across the north of England. The event took place on 29 November, and shared valuable insight into the c...
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06
December
2018
Extraordinarily well-preserved, this century-old biscuit carries a poignant festive message from the front lines of the First World War. Sent from the trenches in 1914, it survives still tucked in its original wrapper at Leeds Discovery Centre and...
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30
November
2018
A young rising star in the world of wheelchair athletics will speak at a Leeds museum this Sunday to celebrate International Day of People with Disabilities. Seventeen-year-old Kare Adenegan, who set a new world record at the Para World European A...
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28
November
2018
Dog owners and walkers in the city who don’t clear up their dog's mess or have the necessary bag to do so could face a fine from December 2018. New dog control orders came into effect earlier this year (July 2018) requiring anyone walking a dog to...
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27
November
2018
Plans for major transformations and redevelopment of public spaces in Leeds for the next decade have been launched this week as the first ever Leeds Our Spaces Strategy has been revealed. The draft strategy, focuses on the city centre of Leeds ide...
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27
November
2018
A local man has had his van seized and be given 60 hours of unpaid community work after he dumped waste in the city on seven different occasions during the summer. David Falconer, of Nesfield Road, Belle Isle appeared at Leeds Magistrates Court on...
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27
November
2018
A group of young care leavers will come together to celebrate Christmas thanks to a festive fundraising campaign. The event will see fifty young people who recently left care attend the fourth annual Care Leavers Christmas Dinner next month. Th...
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23
November
2018
  ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE WEST YORKSHIRE COMBINED AUTHORITY   At least 88 new, free electric vehicles rapid-charge points to be installed across West Yorkshire Work to improve West Yorkshire’s air quality by encouraging the use of electri...
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23
November
2018
Earlier this week, Hollywood actor and social activist Michael Sheen made an appearance at a conference on Financial Exclusion and Poverty, hosted by Leeds City Council. The event was attended by over 90 delegates from a wide range of organisation...
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