Leeds City Council - Archive (News)

2018
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October
2018
The story of his meteoric rise from dental technician to boxing world champion is worthy of its own hard-hitting Hollywood blockbuster. Now Leeds Warrior Josh Warrington is set for a knockout big screen debut in his home town when his remarkable j...
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October
2018
Leeds is demonstrating the city’s commitment to mental health on World Mental Health Day (10 October) with a day of celebration of new funding and services to help those most at risk of poor mental health. Two newly commissioned services will focu...
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09
October
2018
Leeds City Council has outlined its final plans to reduce air pollution and protect the health of everyone in Leeds, including the introduction of a Clean Air Charging Zone (CAZ). Senior councillors will publicly discuss the plans at the October m...
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08
October
2018
First in school arts and culture programme of its scope and scale Leeds Playhouse, Leeds Young Film, Northern Ballet and The Hepworth Wakefield to partner with the Burberry Foundation and Ideas Foundation to deliver the programme The Policy Insti...
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05
October
2018
Children from Shakespeare Primary School helped senior figures from Leeds City Council and the Children and Families Trust Board launch a refreshed Children and Young People’s Plan, setting out how the council and partners will continue to put childr...
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05
October
2018
It really was a case of a community coming together to solve a local problem recently when Shakespeare Primary School and the Bridge Community Church joined forces with Leeds City Council to find urgently needed additional school places. Plans wer...
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05
October
2018
Green belt areas of Leeds earmarked for possible future housing development are set to be fully protected following an initial view given by government planning inspectors. The Site Allocations Plan for Leeds which identifies locations for new hou...
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05
October
2018
A spellbinding spectacle of light and sound captivated thousands of visitors as one of the city’s biggest cultural celebrations returned last night. The first night of this year’s Light Night Leeds saw buildings, streets and public spaces across t...
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04
October
2018
Opening ceremony marks official start of East Leeds Orbital Route work A ceremony at the former Red Hall nursery site has seen the formal commencement of the East Leeds Orbital Route (ELOR) development. The route will provide the infrastructure...
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04
October
2018
Their unerring precision and reliability were the key to solving a puzzle which had baffled seafarers for centuries. But it seems even the historic designs of world famous Yorkshire clockmaker John Harrison aren’t immune from the impact of Father ...
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03
October
2018
An incredible installation is set to take visitors on a journey to a digital dimension Light Night Leeds event. Entitled I Infinite, the installation will explore the boundaries between the artificial and the real as well as the digital and non-di...
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02
October
2018
School children at a south Leeds primary school have got in gear and are working with the council and police to look at making 20mph the new ‘normal’ in residential streets and around schools. As part of the completion of the 20mph program across ...
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02
October
2018
A spectacular parade paying tribute to a century of inspiring women will get this week’s compelling Light Night Leeds festival underway. Featuring animated puppets, illuminated banners and LED signs made by local community groups, the parade will ...
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02
October
2018
Ancient traditions from East and West will come together in the historic grounds of Kirkstall Abbey next month during a festival of mindfulness and meditation. The beautiful ruins of the 12th Century Cistercian abbey will be the setting for a two-...
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September
2018
Leeds backs national Stoptober campaign to help smokers quit Smokers in Leeds are being encouraged to ‘find their best way to quit’ this Stoptober, with a range of extra support and advice being offered through One You Leeds. 400,000 smokers qu...
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September
2018
Their fearlessness, devotion and indomitable spirit saw them become leading lights in the historic struggle for women’s rights. Now an illuminating new artwork will bring local Suffragette’s Leonora Cohen and Mary Gawthorpe back to life in modern ...
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September
2018
Leeds residents are being asked to ramp up their recycling efforts for national recycle week. Now in its 15th year, the initiative has grown each year with a large number of local authorities and community groups joining in with the initiative to ...
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21
September
2018
Leeds’ first Dementia Information roadshow will take place on Monday 1st October 2018, 1-4pm, at Wetherby Town Hall. The free roadshow, provided jointly by Leeds City Council and the NHS, is for anyone who has concerns they or a loved one may have de...
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21
September
2018
An incredible Fire Laboratory is set to thrill audiences of all ages at this year’s Light Night Leeds festival. This unmissable installation, entitled Dr. Kronovator’s Fire Laboratory, will see Queen Square transformed by a spectacular fire displa...
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September
2018
Nominations are now open for Leeds City Council’s Compassionate City Awards which are due to take place on 22 November. There is until 28 September to nominate individuals, communities and or organisations who always put others first and deserve to b...
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September
2018
Young people in Leeds can find out how to take their first exciting steps on the path to a new career with some of the city’s biggest businesses. A series of seminars organised by Leeds Apprenticeship Hub will be held at Leeds Beckett University t...
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September
2018
A Leeds museum celebrating a decade of bringing history to life for the city’s young people could be in line for a top national award for being a family friendly attraction. Leeds City Museum, which marked its tenth birthday last week, will be one...
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17
September
2018
New health service provision for 0-19 year olds in Leeds will be delivered by Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust (LCH) following the award of a contract by Leeds City Council. LCH will be delivering the Public Health Integrated Nursing Service f...
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17
September
2018
Services supporting children, young people and families across Leeds are in line for five prestigious industry awards. Leeds City Council’s Children’s Services have been shortlisted for five Children and Young People Now Awards. Children and Yo...
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12
September
2018
Leeds’ creative agency community have joined forces in a ground-breaking partnership named ‘All In. Leeds.’ designed to revolutionise the sector, inspired by the city’s bid to be the new home of Channel 4. With the broadcaster’s ongoing pitch proc...
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11
September
2018
Engines powered by liquid nitrogen could significantly reduce air pollution and are cost effective, a new Leeds City Council backed trial has found. If it was widely rolled out across Leeds, the trial predicts the ground breaking technology could ...
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11
September
2018
The public are invited to show their support for The Rifles Regiment as they march through the streets of Leeds this weekend (15 September) to exercise their right to the freedom of the city. Saturday will bring together The Rifles, past, present ...
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11
September
2018
Leeds Art Gallery will celebrate its 130th anniversary this month with two fascinating new displays. A thought-provoking collection of work by Bradford-born Francis Butterfield will go on display for the very first time from 28 September – 13 Janu...
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10
September
2018
Twin cities separated by more than five thousand miles have come together to renew a unique cultural bond forged 30 years ago. A delegation from the Leeds City region travelled to China last week to mark the 30th anniversary of the twinning of Lee...
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07
September
2018
Commenting on the recent announcement that Leeds City Council are one of 16 organisations to sign a new 'Clean Van Commitment'-- led by charity Global Action Plan in partnership with Engie and backed by the Department for Transport -- to collectively...
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