Leeds City Council - Archive (news)

2019
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February
2019
A jar of curative sweets may not seem like they could present an imminent hazard to your health. But the pastilles once contained in this jar were packed with the explosive potential to give you much worse than a sore throat. The jar, currently...
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February
2019
The trade association for independent TV production companies in the UK has announced it will open an office in Leeds later this year. Pact has announced the office opening along with major investment into new services to support the UK independen...
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February
2019
One of the world’s most popular children’s authors has challenged children in Leeds to use their imaginations and create spectacular stories for a new competition. Michael Morpurgo, whose novels including War Horse, Private Peaceful and The Butter...
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February
2019
Descendants of a Jewish family who fled from Vienna to Leeds to escape the Nazis are searching for more details about the local businessman who saved their lives. The family’s fascinating journey has been rediscovered during research for an upcomi...
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February
2019
The beautiful and eye-catching portrait which hangs in Temple Newsam House’s stunning Gothick room depicts the real person behind one of Leeds’s most famous and enduring ghost stories. Young Mary Ingram lived at the house in the late 17th Century,...
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12
February
2019
Hundreds of scooters are being given to primary schools across Leeds as part of an energetic new scheme to tackle air pollution and protect the health of children in the city. The scheme will encourage children to swap four wheels for two and scoo...
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12
February
2019
Leeds Key to the North aimed at supporting the city’s ambitions for Leeds Station and securing HS2, the first railway to be built north of London in 100 years. Delegation of business and civic leaders attending Parliamentary event with Rail Minist...
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11
February
2019
The winners of the sixth Child Friendly Leeds awards have been announced in a star-studded ceremony at Leeds City Varieties last week. The awards, organised, planned and presented by young people, celebrate some of the people, places and organisat...
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February
2019
Captivating tales penned by one of the nation’s best-loved children’s storytellers have come to life in a new exhibition in Leeds. Curated by Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books, Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories opens to...
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07
February
2019
Leeds is to continue building on the surging popularity of electric vehicles in the city by offering local businesses the chance to trial a range of electric vehicles (EVs) from Spring 2019. Leeds City Council is partnering with Highways England t...
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07
February
2019
Decades of campaigning, protests and progress will be celebrated this week as Leeds City Museum leads the way in marking LGBT History Month. A huge programme of events will see everything from film-screenings and talks to thought-provoking artwork...
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06
February
2019
A new strategy to deal with homelessness and rough sleeping are the focus of a Leeds City Council report published this week to deal with the national issue as it affects the city. The new strategy builds on current successful activity and signifi...
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06
February
2019
Thousands of people across Leeds will be getting their skates on this winter now one of the city’s coolest attractions has returned to Millennium Square. The hugely popular Ice Cube has been giving visitors a chance to whizz around the ice under a...
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06
February
2019
This eye-catching flag was made more than a century ago by an excited Leeds teenager eager to celebrate the end of war. Madge Howdill, who was 15 when the First World War came to a close, joined the huge crowds which took to the city’s streets, ca...
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06
February
2019
The sixth annual Child Friendly Leeds awards take place this week, and last minute preparations are underway. The awards have been planned by a group of young people, ‘The Dynamics’, who have organised every aspect of the awards, including choosin...
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01
February
2019
Organisations and individuals are being encouraged to play their part in helping Leeds become healthier by signing a pledge to promote healthy weight. In Leeds, around one in ten children in reception year, one in five children in year five and a ...
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January
2019
It may look completely innocuous, but this rather dapper top hat is actually a historic hazard. Manufactured in around the 1840s, the stylish headgear contains mercury, which was commonly used at the time in hat manufacturing all around the world....
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January
2019
Customers of Leeds City Council’s not-for-profit energy provider enjoy some of the best customer service in the country, according to a new Which? survey. Which? Magazine’s annual satisfaction survey for the domestic energy supply market asked 8,0...
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28
January
2019
The Orchestra of Opera North will return to Millennium Square, Leeds for another long weekend this summer, joined by Jimmy Somerville, Nik Kershaw, Howard Jones and more for 80s Classical on Friday 26 July, and special guest vocalists for the third i...
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January
2019
Explosive sweets, radioactive ornaments and poisonous hats are all among an extraordinary collection of historic hazards revealed in a new exhibition in Leeds. Danger Zone, which opens at Kirkstall’s Abbey House Museum tomorrow (January 26) explor...
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January
2019
Unearthed after more than 1,600 years, this incredible collection of Roman coins may have been safely stashed underground for safe keeping. Part of the famous Cridling Stubbs hoard, the remarkable stockpile of copper coins can be seen in Leeds Cit...
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22
January
2019
Channel 4 and the Leeds City Region will today hold a joint reception to celebrate the city being chosen as the broadcaster’s new National HQ – hosted by Channel 4’s Chair Charles Gurassa and Chief Executive Alex Mahon together with Leader of Leeds C...
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21
January
2019
Leeds City Council have been given final approval and more than £29 million in funding from the government to implement a Clean Air Charging Zone in the city and support businesses affected. The Clean Air Charging Zone will reduce air pollution in...
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21
January
2019
A city civic commemoration event marking Holocaust Memorial Day will be held on Sunday 27 January at Leeds Town Hall from 2pm. The event will be hosted by the Lord Mayor, and will include a keynote speech by Appolinaire Kageruka, survivor of the R...
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January
2019
Photo call, 11am-1pm, January 30, Leeds Art Gallery On February 1, 2019, to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, 144 of the Renaissance master's greatest drawings in the Royal Collection will go on display in exhibitions a...
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03
January
2019
Over the festive season, people across the country go to great lengths to transform their homes with extravagant displays of light and colour. But even their mammoth efforts still pale in comparison to the decorative determination of the bowerbird...
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02
January
2019
The colourful history of Temple Newsam House is filled with tales of flamboyant aristocratic families and their extravagant flights of financial fancy. From stunning wallpaper decorated with cuttings from one of the world’s most expensive books, t...
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2018
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December
2018
A call is going out for people to join a house sharing scheme which brings young and older people together. By helping older people stay independent in their home for longer and offering accommodation to young people Leeds City Council’s Homeshare sc...
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21
December
2018
Leeds City Council has secured a £250,000 contribution from a number of local businesses towards a scheme to improve Greek Street in Leeds city centre. The popular social spot has been pedestrianised since 2016, and has seen a number of new bars a...
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December
2018
Leeds City Council has formally responded to HS2 Ltd with its views on their Working Draft Environmental Statement (WDES). The WDES, a non-statutory document, was published by HS2 Ltd in October so they could gain insight into perspectives from lo...
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