Leeds City Council - Archive (News)

2018
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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November
2018
People across Leeds are being encouraged to pledge their support for the 16 Days of Action campaign to end violence against women. Although women make up the majority of victims of domestic violence and abuse, it is recognised that men can also be...
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November
2018
People across Leeds are being encouraged to be more ‘Bike Smart’ as part of Road Safety Week (19 – 25 November). Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event which is coordinated annually by BRAKE, the road safety charity. It aims to ...
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November
2018
Measuring around a metre across, this gigantic wasp nest has been creating quite a buzz at Leeds City Museum. On loan from Manchester Museum, the huge nest is split into a number of pieces, showcasing the incredibly intricate structure within. ...
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November
2018
With a successful record of delivering the NHS Health Check programme at a level almost ten percent higher than the national average, Leeds is looking to improve uptake of the checks - aimed at preventing heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, kidne...
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November
2018
They’re a dazzling festive fixture that’s captivated thousands of children and families in Leeds for the last fifteen years. But few could guess the extraordinary ride through British fairground history taken by Millennium Square’s spectacular Gol...
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November
2018
Unsung heroes in Leeds will be recognised for their amazing contribution to the city at the Compassionate City Awards on Thursday 22 November 2018. Held at Leeds Civic Hall, the Compassionate City Awards are a celebration of the city’s many unsung...
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November
2018
Leeds City Council is set to deliver one of its most ambitious council housing programmes over the next three years, with an estimated 358 new homes being built across several sites in the city. The Council Housing New Build Programme has seen alm...
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November
2018
As part of ongoing work to deliver the Leeds PIPES Network the A64 slip road crossing under the New York Road Tunnel will be closed this weekend. From 20:00 on Friday 16th November to 05:00 on Monday 19th November 2018 there will be a full closure...
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13
November
2018
Plans to protect of one of the most important listed buildings in the North of England and ready it for future use are to be discussed by Leeds City Council. Grade 1 listed Temple Works- also known as Temple Mill- needs urgent weather proofing to ...
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November
2018
Following on from the landmark moment of Channel 4 choosing Leeds as the location for its national HQ, the council’s executive board will meet next week (Wednesday 21 November) to discuss next steps and the wider impact this decision has on the scree...
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13
November
2018
Sent on behalf of The UK innovation Group and Arup: Leading innovation districts from across the UK have joined together to urge government, cities and city regions to channel investment in to mature and growing innovation districts. The UK Inn...
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12
November
2018
Former smokers in Leeds are a growing band new figures show, as the annual Stoptober campaign comes to an end. Leeds smoking rates are continuing to fall and are now the lowest in West Yorkshire new data released by Public Health England shows. ...
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12
November
2018
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Leeds with the return of the city’s hugely popular Christkindelmarkt German Christmas market. Staying open right through until Saturday December 22, the seasonal showpiece has seen Millennium Square t...
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09
November
2018
Baby Week Leeds toddles into town for the third time this week with more than 70 events happening across the city! Leeds was the first UK city to use the Semana do Bebe idea, an initiative founded in Brazil, supported by UNICEF. Baby Week Leeds is...
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09
November
2018
A century ago, excited teenager Madge Howdill and her family joined the jubilant crowds who took to the streets of Leeds to celebrate the long-awaited end of The Great War. Like many others, 15 year-old Madge carried with her a handmade flag which...
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02
November
2018
Issued on behalf of Whitecap A new report into the Leeds City Region FinTech ecosystem has highlighted significant growth potential for FinTech, driven by the established Financial Services sector’s increasing desire to engage with FinTech innovat...
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02
November
2018
Inspiring stories of faith, heroism and compassion are being retold through a collection of powerful artworks and images displayed in the stunning ruins of Kirkstall Abbey. The new Faith in Peace and War display, in the abbey’s nave from November ...
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November
2018
This year’s Leeds Christmas Lights switch-on is set to be an absolute knock-out when world champion Josh Warrington presses the button to get the festive season officially underway. Leeds-born Josh, the current IBF world champion, will be joined o...
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November
2018
Parents across Leeds are being reminded to get their applications in for their child’s Reception school place for next September. Parents and carers can visit the Leeds City Council website – www.leeds.gov.uk to complete an online application for ...
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October
2018
Channel 4 has confirmed the Leeds City Region will be the home of its new national headquarters. The announcement follows two years of discussions with the broadcaster led by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership with cross-party support fr...
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