Leeds City Council - Archive (News)

2018
22
June
2018
Twelve ‘big ideas’ for delivering inclusive growth as part of a wider strategy are set to be considered by senior councillors next week. The Leeds Inclusive Growth Strategy 2018-2023 aims to deliver inclusive growth across the whole city. It focus...
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22
June
2018
Tickets are now available for the first ever Child Friendly Leeds Live which will take over Millennium Square on 8 August. Last year, 350 children and young people entered a competition to share their ideas on ‘Making Leeds city centre more child ...
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21
June
2018
Initial sketches of how the next phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme to reduce flood risk in the city could look have been released today. The indicative images offer early examples of how elements of the scheme could look to reduce flood ...
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20
June
2018
The next phase of public consultation on measures to help transform transport and travel in and around Leeds starts this week. A series of public drop-in sessions are to begin this Saturday on proposals for the A660 and A61 South bus routes to int...
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20
June
2018
Work to carry out essential maintenance on two bridges in Leeds is to be carried out from this weekend. The Henconner Lane Bridge in Bramley and the Valley Farm Bridge in Rothwell will both have work undertaken to replace expansion joints. The ...
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20
June
2018
****Media opportunity**** Pupils from six Leeds schools are to attend a special event tomorrow to celebrate their hard work and success after taking part in the ‘Leeds Meets Shakespeare’ project. The aim of the project, was to raise the attainm...
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19
June
2018
Senior councillors in Leeds will be asked next week to approve creating a new fund to help transform the waterfront of the city centre with culture being placed at the heart of its future. The meeting of Leeds City Council’s executive board to be ...
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19
June
2018
Pupils from across Leeds primary schools demonstrated their debating skills at a special competition at Leeds Civic Hall last week. To support and encourage Leeds schools to develop pupils’ confidence and debating skills, Leeds City Council hosted...
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18
June
2018
The statutory consultation on the proposed clean air charging zone in Leeds will launch later this month. The council has been directed by the government to provide a full business case by 15 September 2018 which addresses the city’s proposals to ...
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18
June
2018
PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY AND LEEDS CITY COUNCIL Otley residents and businesses are invited to come and hear about a shortlist of options to reduce flood risk in the town at an event this Thursday 21 June. Following the cre...
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14
June
2018
People living and commuting into Leeds are being asked to ‘Go Green’ on Thursday 21 June for Clean Air Day 2018 to show their support for improving pollution levels in the city. The national awareness raising day will see cities across the UK join...
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13
June
2018
PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY FIRST LEEDS AS PART OF CONNECTING LEEDS  Eight new ultra-low emission Hybrid Electric buses are now serving Leeds’ hugely successful Elland Road and Temple Green Park and Ride sites. Reducing air pollution in the city is...
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13
June
2018
Plush, lavish and luxurious, Temple Newsam’s crimson state bed is well and truly fit for a queen. The eye-catching bed is more than 300 years old and was commissioned in 1711 by John, 1st Earl Poulett as part of a concerted effort to impress his m...
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12
June
2018
Proposed changes to the provision of school transport for students over 16 with special educational needs and disabilities in Leeds will be paused for a year, it was announced today. The original proposals were approved by the council’s executive ...
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08
June
2018
Leeds City Council has been awarded a grant of nearly £200,000 to support victims of modern slavery and reduce their risk of becoming homeless or being re-trafficked The council is one of six local authorities taking part in a pilot to improve and...
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08
June
2018
  Young people from across Leeds and West Yorkshire will be showcasing their creative talents and business skills at Leeds Kirkgate Market next week. Young traders aged between 13 and 30 will soon be heading to Kirkgate to sell their wares at t...
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07
June
2018
One of the city’s most popular civic events, Leeds Armed Forces Day, will this year be held in a brand new city centre location. As part of a special day of celebrations marking the courage, dedication and commitment of personnel serving in the Br...
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07
June
2018
Every second of England’s quest for World Cup glory in Russia will be screened live on a big screen in a popular city centre square. Once again, England fans of all ages will have the chance to cheer on Gareth Southgate and the boys in a specially...
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06
June
2018
Local schoolgirl 11-year-old Beth Ashley (pictured) from Bramley, Leeds has scooped top prize of an Apple iPad Mini in a glass recycling competition. The competition was organised by Leeds City Council, Lidl and Friends of Glass. The competition w...
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05
June
2018
A contractor has been announced for the first two phases of the East Leeds Orbital Road (ELOR) contract by Leeds City Council. The contract has been awarded to Balfour Beatty. The initial highway works are part of the wider East Leeds Extension (E...
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05
June
2018
They were the formidable Leeds campaigners whose courage and determination helped women across the country finally win their long fight for the right to vote. Now a century later, one of their home city’s biggest cultural celebrations is looking t...
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01
June
2018
A popular celebration of the city’s centuries of textile heritage will return to Leeds Industrial Museum this weekend. The fifth annual Leeds Wool Festival will take over the historic site this Saturday, June 2, when the museum will welcome a huge...
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31
May
2018
A spectacular showcase of some of the city’s finest food and drink will return to Millennium Square this weekend. The eighth annual Leeds Food and Drink Festival opens this Friday and will feature a huge array of street food vendors and internatio...
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31
May
2018
Children and young people from over 160 schools across Yorkshire will be taking part in a cycling relay covering 12 local authority areas over the next four weeks. The Schools Yorkshire Tour relay will start on Tuesday 5 June as part of national B...
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30
May
2018
The greatest cricket celebration in history is just one year away To celebrate this milestone, the LOC has released the ICC Cricket World Cup Declaration by London Poet Caleb Femi ICC Chief Executive, David Richardson: ‘The ICC ...
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25
May
2018
Councillor Graham Latty is the new Lord Mayor of Leeds, following overwhelming support from all parties at the council’s annual meeting this week. Conservative councillor Graham Latty takes over from Cllr Jane Dowson and is the 125th Lord Mayor of...
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24
May
2018
Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake is to represent northern leaders as part of a new initiative to address rail service standards. Councillor Blake, who is also a member of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, was among leaders...
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24
May
2018
The completion of a major project to carry out £2million of improvements on two key roads in Leeds city centre has been marked this week. The scheme managed by Leeds City Council with funding support of £859,000 from MEPC has seen a range of works...
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23
May
2018
PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE COMMISSION Smart traffic lights, flexible use of kerbsides, segregated driverless zones, and sat-navs learning through artificial intelligence are among the ideas shortlisted today in a national comp...
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23
May
2018
  Teenagers across the city are being given the chance to win vouchers by taking pictures around Leeds city centre and uploading them to new Instagram page @snappleeds. Leeds City Council has launched the Snapp Leeds photography competition whi...
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