Leeds City Council - Archive (News)

2019
10
December
2019
| 12:51 Europe/London
Parents, carers and local residents are being encouraged to share their views on a proposed new special free school in Headingley. Those interested have until the consultation period ends on 16 December to have their say on the proposal. What is b...
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10
December
2019
| 09:40 Europe/London
Parks in Leeds will prove all the world’s a stage when they host unique pop-up performances of Shakespeare’s classics thanks to a new project supported by Leeds Inspired. Leeds theatre company Front Room Productions will give some of The Bard’s mo...
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09
December
2019
| 11:45 Europe/London
Festive bin collection dates in Leeds are set to change over the Christmas and New Year period. Bin collections will continue as usual up until and including 21 December. For the two weeks after that, between 22 December 2019 and 5 January 2020, b...
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09
December
2019
| 09:57 Europe/London
It’s just the type of picture perfect Dickensian scene that’s an annual festive fixture on countless Christmas cards. And this week, visitors to Abbey House Museum will get the chance to follow in the footsteps of characters from A Christmas Carol...
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06
December
2019
| 15:23 Europe/London
Unsung heroes from across Leeds were celebrated yesterday (5 December) at Leeds City Council’s Compassionate City Awards. Now in their third year, the awards celebrate the positive and compassionate work that individuals, community groups and orga...
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06
December
2019
| 14:04 Europe/London
All Studios today confirms that it will open the doors to its new city centre state of the art production facility, Leeds Studios, in May 2020. The full-service soundstage complex based in the heart of the UK’s fastest growing city, will provide five...
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05
December
2019
| 15:24 Europe/London
Leeds City Council has gained Disabled Confident “Leader” status in recognition of its work supporting people with disabilities and long-term conditions. The status has come through the council’s ongoing work with the Business Disability Forum and...
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05
December
2019
| 14:19 Europe/London
Leeds #techmums has been named as the UK’s most diverse and inclusive digital initiative in the 2019 Women in IT Excellence awards. Leeds became one of the first cities outside London to run #techmums clubs, launching the free ten-week courses in ...
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05
December
2019
| 10:35 Europe/London
There’s magic and mayhem at Leeds Central Library this week, as a new festive show for all the family opens in Room 700. Local theatre company Wrongsemble will bring Hansel & Gretel to life in the library from 7 December, with live music, performed o...
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02
December
2019
| 10:32 Europe/London
Eighties icons Jimmy Somerville, Belinda Carlisle, Go West and T’Pau’s Carol Decker have been announced as the stars of the second instalment of 80s Classical, which returns to its spiritual home of Millennium Square, Leeds on Friday, July 24, 2020. ...
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02
December
2019
| 09:23 Europe/London
Powerful images of soldiers on the front lines of the First World War have been stunningly brought to life by a Leeds artist. Using a specialist type of vintage photography together with the latest computer technology, the historic sepia-toned pho...
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29
November
2019
| 10:23 Europe/London
For more than 160 years it’s been a stalwart of the Leeds skyline, marking off some of the most important moments in the city’s history. Now a new addition to the iconic Leeds Town Hall clock will capture a moment in the life of modern Leeds for f...
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28
November
2019
| 16:45 Europe/London
Celebrated Leeds-born novelist, Barbara Taylor Bradford OBE, has received one of the city’s highest civic honours. In recognition of her nationally and internationally acclaimed work, Barbara has been recognised with a prestigious Leeds Award. ...
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28
November
2019
| 10:59 Europe/London
Students from the West, East, North West and Broomfield SILCs and Lighthouse School will be spreading festive cheer next week with the return of their Christmas pop up shop in Leeds Kirkgate Market. In partnership with Leeds City Council’s Voice, ...
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22
November
2019
| 15:47 Europe/London
Leeds City Council’s Safer Leeds team is working in partnership with Leeds United to encourage everyone in the city to support campaigns to end violence against women. The council and football club have joined forces for this year’s 16 Days of Action...
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22
November
2019
| 13:32 Europe/London
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF TOUR DE YORKSHIRE The eight host locations for 2020 Tour de Yorkshire have been unveiled by organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO). The stages for the sixth edition – which will take place ne...
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21
November
2019
| 18:00 Europe/London
Child Friendly Leeds and Kerr Mackie Primary School joined forces this week to mark 30 years since the launch of the United Nations convention on children’s rights. The convention came into being in 1989, with governments worldwide committed to en...
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21
November
2019
| 16:30 Europe/London
The final public drop-in session to discuss the proposed expansion of Allerton Grange School takes place next week. The session, to be held at the school on Tuesday 26 November from 4.30pm-7pm, forms part of the ongoing consultation into a propose...
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18
November
2019
| 13:51 Europe/London
Leeds has one of the biggest postal votes in the UK and people who haven’t voted by post before but now want to are being advised to register early in the first December general election in nearly a century. With the deadline of 5pm on November 26...
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15
November
2019
| 09:27 Europe/London
From today, Leeds residents can recycle even more types of plastic in their green recycling bin. Leeds City Council’s waste service is now able to accept most pots, tubs, trays and cartons in the green bin. Common examples include fruit juice cart...
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11
November
2019
| 16:53 Europe/London
Children and young people are taking centre stage at the city’s prestigious annual Child Friendly Leeds Awards ceremony. Celebrating the people, places and organisations who make Leeds child friendly, the awards which take place in February are en...
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11
November
2019
| 15:05 Europe/London
A fearless council director experienced highs and lows after successfully abseiling down Leeds Beckett’s famous Portland Building this weekend. Steve Walker, director of children and families at Leeds City Council, carried out the challenge on Sat...
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11
November
2019
| 12:29 Europe/London
After over four million brown bins were emptied in 2019, Leeds’ garden waste collections are going into hibernation for winter. Leeds City Council is reminding gardeners that their brown bin garden waste will be collected shortly for the last time th...
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08
November
2019
| 16:44 Europe/London
The city's ever-popular German Christmas market returned to Millennium Square today. Running over six weeks until Saturday 21 December, the Christkindelmarkt is once again boasting a wide range of festive stalls and authentic German food & drink a...
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08
November
2019
| 13:22 Europe/London
Leeds City Council’s fostering team, Foster4Leeds welcomed a famous face at a children with disabilities celebration and development conference at Elland Road this week. National TV awards winner, James Moore - who plays Ryan Stocks in Emmerdale, ...
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06
November
2019
| 15:24 Europe/London
A group of 12 private, public and third sector ambassadors have been announced for Leeds as part of a strategy to ensure disadvantaged communities in the city realise the benefits of a thriving and growing city. Each of the new ambassadors will ta...
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06
November
2019
| 12:04 Europe/London
Leeds City Council is the first local authority to join over 60 leading public and voluntary sector organisations to commit to a shared vision for healthy ageing. The vision is set out in a landmark consensus statement created by Centre for Ageing Be...
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06
November
2019
| 11:33 Europe/London
A Leeds-made miniature marvel, the Scootacar must surely be one of the city’s quirkiest creations. Originally manufactured in the late 1950s by Scootacars Ltd, a division of the famous railway locomotive builder, the Hunslet Engine Company, the ey...
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06
November
2019
| 10:28 Europe/London
Consultation begins today on the proposed expansion of Allerton Grange School, a project that would help meet the growing demand for secondary school places in north Leeds. The proposal seeks to permanently increase the number of Year 7 places at ...
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06
November
2019
| 10:02 Europe/London
The talent of female filmmakers takes centre stage at this year’s Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF). The festival, which begins this evening (November 6) and runs until November 21, opens at Leeds Town Hall tonight with a special preview of...
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