Leeds City Council - Archive (News)

2019
14
June
2019
Challenges facing the UK’s increasing regional inequality were highlighted by a range of policymakers, politicians and leaders from business, the media and civil society at the UK2070 event in Leeds. The event, organised by the UK2070 Commission, ...
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14
June
2019
Leeds pupils have taken part in the 2019 Schools Yorkshire Tour this week, a 200 mile cycle relay which aims to encourage more pupils to cycle to school and improve cycle skills. Pupils from various schools across the city have been transporting t...
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14
June
2019
Ground-breaking and highly respected theatre director Kully Thiarai will return to Leeds to oversee a major cultural investment programme culminating in a spectacular one year cultural festival for the city in 2023, it was revealed today. Currentl...
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13
June
2019
After just one year, the Leeds Food Partnership (LFP) is celebrating winning a prestigious accolade, The Sustainable Food Cities Bronze award. Set up in 2018, the partnership celebrates good food and helps address health inequalities by reducing f...
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13
June
2019
It was a day which changed her life forever, starting Leeds’s feminist firebrand down the path to becoming a pioneer in the fight for women’s rights. Now, on what would have been her 146th birthday, visitors to Abbey House Museum can see trailblaz...
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11
June
2019
A report examining the impact of regional inequalities and ways that economic performance and life-chances in the UK are predicted to worsen unless drastic action is taken is the focus for an event in Leeds Civic Hall this Thursday (13th June 2019). ...
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11
June
2019
This Father’s Day, Leeds Dads will be hosting a free ‘Dadtastic’ event to support dads to engage with their children. Dadtastic Day takes place on Sunday 16 June 2019 from 11am - 3pm at Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square, LS2 8BH. In 2017, Dadst...
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11
June
2019
Leeds's home-grown musicians will have the chance to take to the stage on Millennium Square in a brand new showcase for the city’s talented and emerging artists. For the first time ever this summer, the Music:Leeds - Live in the Square event will ...
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10
June
2019
Organisations across Leeds have formed a new partnership to help adult survivors of child sexual abuse. Public awareness of child sexual abuse and the impact it has on the lives of victims, their families and communities has increased in recent ye...
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07
June
2019
The Lord Mayor and council leader welcomed guests to a special celebration for Citizens Advice Leeds’ 80th birthday on Tuesday (4 June). Held at Leeds Civic Hall, employees and volunteers of Citizens Advice Leeds gathered to celebrate all the hard...
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06
June
2019
PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY AND LEEDS CITY COUNCIL The next stage of a major scheme to help protect Leeds from future flood risk has been given the green light at a meeting today (Thursday 6 June). Members of the city plans p...
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06
June
2019
A group of ex-pit workers from Leeds have gone back to the coal face, working with volunteers to unearth the history of mining at Temple Newsam. Blot on the Landscape, a new exhibition at Temple Newsam House, explores stories of deep shaft, drift ...
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05
June
2019
Kirkgate Market is the place to be this Saturday with four events taking place in a single day. Firstly we are excited to be hosting the third Sakura Japanese Cultural Festival in Leeds. Sakura (meaning cherry blossom) is a celebration of all thin...
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04
June
2019
Image caption: A CGI of how The Tower Works redevelopment could look with The Engine House building at the front right of the image (Credit: Richardsons) A building which once powered a key part of the city centre of Leeds during the industrial re...
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31
May
2019
Afternoon tea with the new Lord Mayor of Leeds is on the menu as 11 exceptional foster carers who have fostered Leeds children celebrate more than 25 years, and some more than 35 years in their rewarding roles. In the wake of national fostering we...
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30
May
2019
A couple of prickly customers have found the perfect new home at Lotherton after being rescued from illegal wildlife traders. Usually found in Italy, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, the pair of African crested porcupines were facing an uncert...
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30
May
2019
Leeds residents are being warned to make sure they arrange for registered waste collectors to remove any household rubbish from their property otherwise they may find themselves with a fine. Earlier this year the government agreed to give local au...
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24
May
2019
For more than half a century, they’ve taken the silver screen by storm, wreaking havoc and tearing down skyscrapers in big cities across the world. But now a new breed of movie monsters in Leeds are doing their bit to save the earth thanks to the ...
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24
May
2019
The Market Kitchen at Leeds Kirkgate Market opened in 2016 and is now fully let. Offering a vibrant mix of street food at great prices, tenants include the BBC award winning Manjit’s Kitchen to the unique Yorkshire Wrap Company and the current tre...
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23
May
2019
Councillor Eileen Taylor has been announced as the new Lord Mayor of Leeds for 2019/20. She was handed the chains at the council’s Annual General Meeting yesterday (22 May), taking over from Cllr Graham Latty. Cllr Taylor is the 126th Lord Mayor o...
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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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