Leeds City Council - Archive (News)

2019
23
August
2019
| 10:00 Europe/London
As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of twinning between Leeds and Dortmund, Leeds City Council is giving someone in the city the opportunity to win both a signed Leeds United and Borussia Dortmund 2019/20 football shirt. Leeds and Dortmun...
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22
August
2019
| 17:54 Europe/London
Young people across Leeds are celebrating their GCSE results today (Thursday 22 August). Year 11 pupils in the city are receiving their results, with early signs suggesting another year of significant success for the city. The vast majority of ...
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22
August
2019
| 11:20 Europe/London
With over 30 street food and café options to choose from there is even more being added to the menu at Leeds Kirkgate Market. Fast becoming a destination for street food lovers and a place for traditional food, Leeds Kirkgate Market is upping its ...
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21
August
2019
| 09:47 Europe/London
The time has come to nominate your next Child Friendly Leeds champions, as the prestigious awards approach their 7th year. The Child Friendly Leeds Awards are an opportunity to celebrate all the fantastic work that individuals and organisations ac...
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19
August
2019
| 10:10 Europe/London
For more than a century it was a tried and tested piece of Leeds engineering that helped keep the proud story of Yorkshire’s railways on the right track. And even in retirement, Leeds Industrial Museum’s stalwart crane had one last uplifting tale ...
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14
August
2019
| 09:26 Europe/London
Today, mythical beasts like unicorns and mermaids are firmly in the realm of fantasy. But as these antique monster manuals show, in years gone by, those legendary creatures were considered as real and any other animal. The colourful historic te...
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09
August
2019
| 10:23 Europe/London
Poets are being challenged to make a splash with a new verse inspired by the tragic tale of a whale which will go on display in Leeds later this year. Curators are calling on imaginative wordsmiths to capture the story of Leeds Museums and Galleri...
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08
August
2019
| 10:00 Europe/London
Historic images showing the changing face of Leeds's high street have been revealed ahead of a new exhibition telling the story of the city’s one of a kind retail revolution. The remarkable photos show Leeds landmarks including Briggate and The He...
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08
August
2019
| 09:14 Europe/London
*** Video: Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council talks about the first piece of new public space to be delivered since the draft Leeds Our Spaces strategy was launched.*** Work has completed to transform Claypit Lane into an attrac...
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07
August
2019
| 13:40 Europe/London
The Lord Mayor, Councillor Eileen Taylor, welcomed Major David Watts to Leeds Civic Hall this month to present him with a medal following his service abroad. Major Watts, who serves as part of the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC), had been deployed...
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07
August
2019
| 09:36 Europe/London
An outfit well and truly fit for a king, this eye-catching suit took pride of place at one of the city’s most colourful cultural celebrations. Worn when Leeds West Indian Carnival celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017, the suit is currently on d...
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06
August
2019
| 10:05 Europe/London
It’s a quintessential British tradition that’s been a cornerstone of summer for generations of Yorkshire children and families. Now a new school holiday workshop in Leeds will reveal how the fashions, fun and games of a typical trip to the seaside...
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05
August
2019
| 10:23 Europe/London
It was a date which changed the history of Lotherton forever, shaping its legacy for the next half a century. And 50 years to the day since it first opened to the public, the Aberford estate will be celebrating its unique story with a landmark bir...
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29
July
2019
| 13:47 Europe/London
A celebration of the Windrush communities and how they became a part of Leeds will be hosted by the Lord Mayor on Thursday 1 August at a special ‘Memories of Windrush’ event. Falling on both Emancipation Day and Yorkshire Day, the event will be he...
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29
July
2019
| 08:29 Europe/London
New Prime Minister presented with plans One Yorkshire Leaders have set out new proposals to urgently unlock the benefits of devolution for all parts of the region while creating a pathway to a full One Yorkshire devolution deal in 2022. The pro...
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25
July
2019
| 11:09 Europe/London
The old Polestar Petty printworks on Whitehall road has been identified as the location for a new world class TV and Film studio in Leeds. With increasing demand for more space to support the flourishing creative sector in the city, Leeds City Cou...
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25
July
2019
| 11:07 Europe/London
People of all ages are being encouraged to participate in a volunteering session on the River Wharfe in Otley next week. Organised by Leeds City Council, the Environment Agency and the River Stewardship Company, the session will take place on Wedn...
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25
July
2019
| 09:31 Europe/London
Cloaked in steam and pulled along by huge horses, it must have been an impressive sight rocketing through the streets of Leeds on its way to battle a blaze. And almost 130 years since it was first in service, Leeds Industrial Museum’s mechanised m...
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24
July
2019
| 16:16 Europe/London
Three innovative workspaces in Leeds have won the backing of senior councillors as part of a new bid to give the city’s creative individuals and start-ups a much-needed boost. Leeds City Council’s executive board today gave its support to the firs...
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17
July
2019
| 17:34 Europe/London
Leeds City Council and the Leeds Climate Commission have kicked off a three month consultation on climate change at a packed launch event held at the University of Leeds last night. The Big Leeds Climate Conversation aims to raise awareness of the...
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16
July
2019
| 10:09 Europe/London
Leeds City Council has launched a new service to support the estimated 5%* of school aged children and young people living in Leeds who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. Leader of the council, Councillor Judith Blake, announced su...
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12
July
2019
| 10:00 Europe/London
When a young Gloria Hanley left the Caribbean for England, it was the beginning of a story which would touch the lives of hundreds of Leeds families. Her long and distinguished career as midwife spanned more than 40 years and saw her welcome new l...
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11
July
2019
| 10:03 Europe/London
A rare opportunity to purchase and develop a major site in a well-connected and established urban quarter of Leeds city centre is being brought to the market this week. Formerly the International Pool, the 2.77 acre site at Lisbon Street (owned by...
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10
July
2019
| 15:01 Europe/London
Nominations are now open for Leeds City Council’s Compassionate City Awards. The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 5 December 2019. Now in their third year, the awards celebrate the positive and compassionate work that individuals, commu...
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10
July
2019
| 11:04 Europe/London
Young people from across the city are coming together at a Youth Summit event next week to explore the issue of knife crime. Organised by the Leeds Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) and Leeds City Council’s Voice Influence and Change team, the ev...
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10
July
2019
| 11:01 Europe/London
For thousands of years, humans have carved tiny figurines capturing their different perceptions of the human face and form through the ages. This eye-catching display case at Leeds City Museum includes almost 40 intricately carved statues and figu...
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10
July
2019
| 11:00 Europe/London
The latest round of grants for suicide prevention work in some of the most at risk areas of Leeds have been awarded. The funding, an investment by Leeds City Council announced by council leader Councillor Judith Blake, is targeted at supporting so...
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10
July
2019
| 10:53 Europe/London
Students from West SILC, East SILC, North West SILC, Broomfield SILC and the Lighthouse School have been working extremely hard this week at their summer pop up shop in the St John’s Centre. Entitled ‘Compass House’, the pop up shop opened on Tues...
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09
July
2019
| 13:00 Europe/London
Leeds City Council has scooped digital council of the year at the 2019 Digital Leaders 100 awards for its work to improve digital tools, technology and inclusion in the city. The annual awards celebrate the teams and individuals who are working ha...
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09
July
2019
| 12:24 Europe/London
An eye-catching tribute to the city’s ceramic heritage has begun to take shape as part of the ambitious project to transform the Leeds Playhouse. The latest phase in the much-loved theatre’s redevelopment has seen the installation of the first in ...
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