Leeds City Council - Archive (News)

2019
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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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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05
November
2019
| 13:49 Europe/London
Local people are being encouraged to join in the conversation as the Big Leeds Chat returns for a second year. The event, taking place throughout this week, acts as a platform for a citywide conversation about health and social care in Leeds. This...
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04
November
2019
| 11:35 Europe/London
Leeds City Council has updated its work practices to support new mothers to breastfeed or express milk at work. The council has reviewed its Infant Feeding Policy to allow new mums up to an hour of paid time to breastfeed or express breastmilk for...
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04
November
2019
| 11:14 Europe/London
Baby Week returns to Leeds this week with over 100 special events and the launch of a new midwife-led online community for expectant mums. From baby raves to dads’ breakfast clubs and Opera North coaching for tiny singers, Baby Week Leeds showcase...
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01
November
2019
| 09:08 Europe/London
Leeds City Council has organised a series of free events for young people and their families to learn more about exciting apprenticeship opportunities currently available in the city. Twenty-four of the city’s leading businesses and public sector ...
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31
October
2019
| 13:18 Europe/London
West Yorkshire Police and Leeds City Council have gained an injunction to tackle firework-related anti-social behaviour that has plagued the Burley Park area of Leeds in recent years. Groups of up to 50 youths have previously congregated in ‘The K...
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31
October
2019
| 11:22 Europe/London
The next steps to securing a new TV and film studio in Leeds have been completed as Leeds City Council has agreed a lease on the old Polestar Petty Printwork site to enable the operator, Versa, to convert the premises into a state of the art facility...
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30
October
2019
| 10:50 Europe/London
The remains of a Victorian whale cruelly killed by fishermen more than 150 years ago have been brought to life in a striking new display at Leeds City Museum. After months of meticulous work behind the scenes reassembling hundreds of bones, the bo...
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30
October
2019
| 09:27 Europe/London
Despite his slightly sinister appearance, this cheeky monkey actually has a touching tale to tell. Currently on display at Abbey House Museum, the soft toy is part of an exhibition exploring some of history’s hidden hazards but came to the museum ...
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29
October
2019
| 10:33 Europe/London
During National Care Leavers’ Week, an innovative pilot project by Child Friendly Leeds ambassador ENGIE and Leeds City Council is giving Leeds care leavers a helping hand to live independently. The scheme, known as ‘DIY SOS’, sees energy and rege...
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29
October
2019
| 09:51 Europe/London
Leeds City Council’s fostering team Foster 4 Leeds have developed a new partnership with Christian fostering awareness charity Home for Good, to increase interest from people of faith in Leeds to consider fostering with their not-for-profit local aut...
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29
October
2019
| 09:18 Europe/London
This year’s Leeds Christmas Lights switch-on will have been 100 years in the making when Leeds United take to the stage as the special guests of honour to officially kick off the festive season. On Thursday, November 7 outside Leeds Art Gallery, p...
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28
October
2019
| 14:02 Europe/London
A 250m long mural depicting abstract elements and colour composition is close to completion on a key route into the city centre from south Leeds. The design of the mural is inspired by the weaving heritage of Leeds, abstract geometry and site spec...
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28
October
2019
| 09:23 Europe/London
It’s a 21st century photographic phenomenon that’s inspired millions of celebrity social media snaps across the world. But more than 130 years before Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber were breaking the internet, renowned astronomer and inventor Was...
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25
October
2019
| 10:00 Europe/London
Leeds Rhinos star, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, has received one of the city’s highest civic honours. A champion both on and off the playing field, Jamie’s dedication to his club and city has been recognised with a prestigious Leeds Award. The Leeds A...
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24
October
2019
| 14:23 Europe/London
It’s a hectic world of smartphones and social media where even the most beautiful works of art have become part of the frantic race for the perfect picture. But this week a stunningly serene collection of paintings will go on display at Leeds Art ...
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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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