Leeds City Council - Archive (News)

2019
23
October
2019
| 17:59 Europe/London
Leeds City Council is to extend the deadline for taking part in the Big Leeds Climate Conversation by an additional month, it announced today. The extension will give residents a final opportunity to have their say on how the city should respond t...
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21
October
2019
| 09:30 Europe/London
Cultural experts from across Europe gathered in Leeds as the city celebrated its most colourful annual arts spectacular. Leeds City Council, in collaboration with the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University and Leeds’s cultural sector, welco...
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October
2019
| 18:59 Europe/London
Experts are recommending that councillors consider lifting traffic restrictions during high winds at Bridgewater Place after a period of extensive testing of the building owner’s solution to the wind problems there. Leeds City Council’s executive ...
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14
October
2019
| 15:04 Europe/London
Leeds Libraries is running special free events this week to inspire people to learn digital skills during Get Online Week 2019, a national initiative encouraging people to take part in the digital world. From 14-20 October, you can get free expert...
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11
October
2019
| 10:54 Europe/London
Crowds of thousands flocked to see the city centre transformed by the unforgettable spectacle of Light Night Leeds. Some of Leeds’s most iconic buildings and locations were once again the setting for a compelling collection of creations by artists...
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09
October
2019
| 16:20 Europe/London
There are currently 168 children across West Yorkshire who are waiting for permanent, loving homes due to a shortage of people coming forward interested in adoption. Unfortunately many potential adopters rule themselves out, often due to misunders...
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08
October
2019
| 11:58 Europe/London
Leeds Libraries is abolishing all fines and ID requirements, making it even easier for local residents to access their services and enjoy everything from free resources to inspiring activities. From 7 October, as National Libraries Week kicks off,...
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07
October
2019
| 18:42 Europe/London
Welcome to Yorkshire’s progress on strengthening its governance and addressing issues highlighted by two recent investigations into the actions of its former chief executive has been reviewed by the North and West Yorkshire Business Rates Pool. Me...
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04
October
2019
| 13:58 Europe/London
Football fans, families and culture vultures are set to come together to experience the beautiful game in a whole new way when Light Night Leeds returns next week. This year’s annual arts spectacular will see a pair of illuminated footballers havi...
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04
October
2019
| 11:31 Europe/London
An environmentally-friendly exhibition which used sustainable materials to explore the wonders of the natural world has scooped a prestigious national award. Beavers to Weavers: The Wonderful World of Animal Makers won the Museums Change Lives (MC...
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04
October
2019
| 09:58 Europe/London
Fans will get the chance to relive some epic nights in Elland Road history thanks to a new display celebrating 100 years of Leeds United. Cherished memorabilia harkening back to some of The Whites’ unforgettable Champions League clashes will take ...
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30
September
2019
| 14:43 Europe/London
A special Windrush Plaque Trail will be launched in Leeds on Thursday (3 October) by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Eileen Taylor. Marking the start of Black History Month, the trail is being launched to commemorate the contributions that Windrush com...
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30
September
2019
| 11:10 Europe/London
With its quirky design, handlebar steering and a top speed of 50mph, it might not be a modern motorist’s first choice. But when it comes to tales of Leeds innovation and invention, Hunslet’s very own Scootacar is certainly the wheel deal. The b...
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27
September
2019
| 16:18 Europe/London
Today saw a ‘Supermarket Sweep style’ giveaway of brand new books to schools and children’s centres in Leeds. Schools from across the city joined the Big Leeds Book Grab, with each one choosing up to 150 free books from a warehouse packed with 8,0...
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27
September
2019
| 09:06 Europe/London
A romantic illuminated artwork will set hearts racing outside Leeds Town Hall during next month’s highly-anticipated Light Night Leeds. The striking piece entitled With Love will see a giant, bright red love heart take centre stage outside the his...
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25
September
2019
| 15:15 Europe/London
Volunteers who dug deep to celebrate the extraordinary legacy of Yorkshire’s pit workers have scooped a prestigious national award. Working with the team at Temple Newsam House, the group recently co-curated Blot on the Landscape, an exhibition ex...
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25
September
2019
| 11:13 Europe/London
Staff in Leeds, who work to prevent offending and re-offending by children and young people, welcomed a Royal visitor. Organised by Butler Trust, a charity which recognises, celebrates, develops and disseminates outstanding work and best practice ...
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25
September
2019
| 11:09 Europe/London
Youngsters from Leeds and their parents took part in a ‘mini sports day’ yesterday at the launch of a brand new physical activity initiative. The initiative, entitled Active Imaginations, is an online resource which has been launched to help paren...
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23
September
2019
| 09:41 Europe/London
She was Leeds’s own Iron lady whose steely determination and indomitable spirit helped forge a legacy which lasted centuries. And more than 300 years since shrewd businesswoman Elizabeth Beecroft first hammered out a successful career at one of th...
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20
September
2019
| 12:53 Europe/London
Giant, illuminated seesaws will make sure next month’s incredible Light Night Leeds is full of unforgettable ups and downs. The family-friendly, interactive installation, entitled Wave-Field, will give visitors the chance to team up and create the...
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20
September
2019
| 11:36 Europe/London
An eco-friendly exhibition which used natural materials to highlight some of the animal kingdom’s most ingenious architects has been nominated for a top national award. Beavers to Weavers: The Wonderful World of Animal Makers, has made the shortli...
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20
September
2019
| 11:28 Europe/London
Leeds City Council and its partners in business and education have come together to pledge their commitment to support and improve the skills of young people in Leeds to make informed choices and plan their future careers. The council, working wit...
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20
September
2019
| 10:00 Europe/London
Local school children from Ashfield Primary School took to the sky yesterday at the launch of a brand new double zip wire at Herd Farm Residential & Activity Centre. Joined by Councillor Fiona Venner (Executive member for children and families) an...
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18
September
2019
| 09:18 Europe/London
The history of Leeds Town Hall reached a new high point today with the announcement of a major refurbishment project aimed at securing the much-loved building for future generations. The landmark investment project will see the stunning town hall,...
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17
September
2019
| 09:36 Europe/London
An ambitious bid to revitalise an historic area of Leeds city centre has been successful. New Briggate is set for a string of improvement projects after proposals by Leeds City Council were backed by the High Streets Heritage Action Zones (HAZ) pr...
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13
September
2019
| 15:39 Europe/London
Leeds City Council is urging residents to share their views on how the city should respond to the climate emergency before the Big Leeds Climate Conversation ends on October 31. By taking part in the conversation-which is being conducted in partne...
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13
September
2019
| 14:35 Europe/London
Roads in Otley, Headingley and Beeston Hill are to be closed to traffic on 22 September as part of celebrations for World Car Free Day. Leeds will join cities from across the world including London and Paris taking part in this year’s World Car Fr...
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12
September
2019
| 09:15 Europe/London
A host of beautiful, illuminated angels will be winging its way to Leeds for next month’s mesmerising Light Night Leeds. The astonishing light installation will see five stunning, iridescent figures land on Victoria Gardens for this year’s unforge...
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12
September
2019
| 09:00 Europe/London
Leeds has stated its commitment to championing diversity within tech and digital employment through signing up to the national Tech Talent Charter. As the first local authority to join the charter, Leeds City Council joins the likes of Channel 4, ...
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11
September
2019
| 14:26 Europe/London
Senior councillors are to discuss the progress of, and new proposals for, the city’s planned Clean Air Charging Zone (CAZ) at a meeting of Leeds City Council’s executive board next week. The Clean Air Charging Zone will tackle air pollution and pr...
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