Leeds City Council - Archive (leeds)

2019
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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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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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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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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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10
September
2019
| 14:02 Europe/London
  The regular Leeds audit of suicide in the city is being published today, 10th September, World Suicide Prevention Day. The highly regarded study is used to inform citywide suicide prevention work, helping target support and investment where i...
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06
September
2019
| 09:54 Europe/London
A breath-taking parade of music and light will take an awestruck crowd of thousands on a journey into dreamland when Light Night Leeds returns next month. The annual cultural spectacular is set to transform the city centre for the 15th year in a r...
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05
September
2019
| 11:14 Europe/London
Once a stalwart of the fire service in Leeds, this impressive vintage engine is now being showcased alongside some of the city’s most impressive feats of innovation. Originally made for the City of Leeds in 1891 by the famed Shand Mason and Co and...
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04
September
2019
| 09:57 Europe/London
Hundreds of delicate bones have been taken from storage and carefully counted before being painstakingly reassembled by experts. Now there’s just one piece missing to make story of Leeds’s incredible Victorian long-finned pilot whale complete- the...
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02
September
2019
| 04:33 Europe/London
A new ‘Spot of Lunch’ campaign launches in Leeds today (September 2nd), highlighting alcohol as a cause of breast cancer, with research showing more than 60% of UK women are unaware of breast cancer risks associated with alcohol*. Leeds City Counc...
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August
2019
| 14:40 Europe/London
PRESS RELEASE ON BEHALF OF THE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY  Hundreds of trees have been planted as part of the first project to trial natural flood management techniques to help improve protection for the people of Leeds and living near the River Aire. ...
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25
August
2019
| 12:05 Europe/London
Bringing thousands of people together for more than half a century, Leeds West Indian Carnival is one of the city’s biggest cultural occasions. And at Leeds City Museum, carnival’s impact on the city is being recognised in an exhibition celebratin...
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23
August
2019
| 10:00 Europe/London
As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of twinning between Leeds and Dortmund, Leeds City Council is giving someone in the city the opportunity to win both a signed Leeds United and Borussia Dortmund 2019/20 football shirt. Leeds and Dortmun...
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22
August
2019
| 17:54 Europe/London
Young people across Leeds are celebrating their GCSE results today (Thursday 22 August). Year 11 pupils in the city are receiving their results, with early signs suggesting another year of significant success for the city. The vast majority of ...
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22
August
2019
| 11:20 Europe/London
With over 30 street food and café options to choose from there is even more being added to the menu at Leeds Kirkgate Market. Fast becoming a destination for street food lovers and a place for traditional food, Leeds Kirkgate Market is upping its ...
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August
2019
| 09:47 Europe/London
The time has come to nominate your next Child Friendly Leeds champions, as the prestigious awards approach their 7th year. The Child Friendly Leeds Awards are an opportunity to celebrate all the fantastic work that individuals and organisations ac...
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19
August
2019
| 10:10 Europe/London
For more than a century it was a tried and tested piece of Leeds engineering that helped keep the proud story of Yorkshire’s railways on the right track. And even in retirement, Leeds Industrial Museum’s stalwart crane had one last uplifting tale ...
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14
August
2019
| 09:26 Europe/London
Today, mythical beasts like unicorns and mermaids are firmly in the realm of fantasy. But as these antique monster manuals show, in years gone by, those legendary creatures were considered as real and any other animal. The colourful historic te...
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09
August
2019
| 10:23 Europe/London
Poets are being challenged to make a splash with a new verse inspired by the tragic tale of a whale which will go on display in Leeds later this year. Curators are calling on imaginative wordsmiths to capture the story of Leeds Museums and Galleri...
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08
August
2019
| 10:00 Europe/London
Historic images showing the changing face of Leeds's high street have been revealed ahead of a new exhibition telling the story of the city’s one of a kind retail revolution. The remarkable photos show Leeds landmarks including Briggate and The He...
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08
August
2019
| 09:14 Europe/London
*** Video: Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council talks about the first piece of new public space to be delivered since the draft Leeds Our Spaces strategy was launched.*** Work has completed to transform Claypit Lane into an attrac...
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07
August
2019
| 13:40 Europe/London
The Lord Mayor, Councillor Eileen Taylor, welcomed Major David Watts to Leeds Civic Hall this month to present him with a medal following his service abroad. Major Watts, who serves as part of the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC), had been deployed...
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07
August
2019
| 09:36 Europe/London
An outfit well and truly fit for a king, this eye-catching suit took pride of place at one of the city’s most colourful cultural celebrations. Worn when Leeds West Indian Carnival celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017, the suit is currently on d...
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06
August
2019
| 10:05 Europe/London
It’s a quintessential British tradition that’s been a cornerstone of summer for generations of Yorkshire children and families. Now a new school holiday workshop in Leeds will reveal how the fashions, fun and games of a typical trip to the seaside...
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