Leeds City Council - Archive (news)

2019
17
April
2019
Once a decorative feature that brightened up a Victorian home, this delicate piece of glassware hides an invisible danger. The 19th century centrepiece has a characteristic green tinge that was common in some ornaments at the time and which helped...
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11
April
2019
It’s a tradition which began 40,000 years ago with an artistic Stone Age human and a spare piece of mammoth tusk. Now a new museum display in Leeds is bringing visitors face-to-face with some of the ancient effigies created by cultures around the ...
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10
April
2019
The Leeds PIPES district heating network (DHN) could be rolled out across the city centre sooner than expected thanks to the opportunity to coordinate with transport and road network proposals for the Headrow. The council are looking to accelerate...
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09
April
2019
One of the ocean’s most spellbinding natural wonders, the magnificent narwhal is a creature steeped in myth and legend. Famed for their instantly recognisable and spectacular tusk, narwhals are a species of whale which live in the Arctic waters ar...
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03
April
2019
One of the country’s biggest young people’s film festivals will return to Leeds next month with an exciting high tech programme. Tapping into some of the film industry’s latest innovations, the Leeds Young Film festival will give budding film-make...
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01
April
2019
*****Issued on behalf of Channel 4 ****** Channel 4 is in advanced negotiations with Rushbond Group to lease space in their historic Majestic building in Leeds as its new National HQ. The broadcaster will lease over 25,000 square feet of space ...
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29
March
2019
Throughout the cavernous halls and winding corridors of Temple Newsam House, a magnificent menagerie of legendary creatures is waiting to be found. Now a series of antique monster manuals and the skeletons of long extinct animals will be offering ...
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27
March
2019
A piece of Leeds printing history will come out of retirement this weekend for when a museum hosts a word perfect new festival. The first ever Armley Print Fest takes place at Leeds Industrial Museum this Saturday, March 30, and will see local pri...
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22
March
2019
As part of new national capital funding awarded by Public Health England (PHE) to help improve the lives of those affected by alcohol, Leeds will be extending the existing programme of alcoholic liver disease testing through the purchase of three Fib...
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22
March
2019
Young people from across the city shared their views on whether they think Leeds is a child friendly city at a Youth Voice Summit event last week. Since 2016, Leeds City Council’s Voice, Influence and Change Team has hosted various Youth Voice Sum...
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21
March
2019
When young Clifford Jobbins proudly posed for this photo, he could never have known the resulting image would inspire a group of young history lovers more than 120 years later. Clifford’s picture shows him sporting his very first pair of trousers ...
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20
March
2019
Bizarre vintage vacuums and inspiring images from the ballot box will feature in an eye-opening talk about the changing lives of women over the past 150 years. Taking place at Abbey House Museum, the event will explore the huge variety of differen...
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19
March
2019
Leeds and the wider city region welcome the news from Channel 4 today that creative and digital departments will sit at the heart of the new national HQ in Leeds. Councilor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council said: “It is fantastic to he...
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15
March
2019
Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, said: “We are shocked and saddened to learn of the terrible events in Christchurch and our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with all the victims and their families. “On behalf of the counci...
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15
March
2019
Senior councillors in Leeds will be asked to reinforce the city’s commitment to children’s play at a meeting of the Executive Board next week. At the meeting, to be held at Civic Hall on Wednesday 20 March, Councillors will review progress against...
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14
March
2019
Celebrating some of the city’s accessible facilities, venues and activities is at the heart of council plans for Disabled Access Day (Saturday March 16th) this year. Councillor Jonathan Pryor, Leeds City Council Executive Member for Learning, Skil...
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13
March
2019
A local Harehills resident who ignored warnings to move his wheelie bin after collection day and refused to pay a fine has been taken to court and ordered to repay costs to the council in the first prosecution of its kind in the country. Mr Ionel ...
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13
March
2019
Work is set to begin on a project to revitalise one of Leeds’s most historic buildings thanks to funding from the National Lottery and Historic England. The plans will see the First White Cloth Hall’s west wing restored, a new covered courtyard wi...
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13
March
2019
A local businessman from Leeds has been given a frosty reception and ordered to part with cold hard cash after illegally dumping five fridges and freezers out of the back of his van in April 2018. Stefan Stadian of 107 Dorset Road, Harehills, depo...
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13
March
2019
Images available on request A takeaway in Leeds has been hit with a £10,000 fine after a worker suffered horrific burns when he was covered with scalding oil from a deep fat fryer. Yorkshire Fried Chicken in Beeston was prosecuted by Leeds City...
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12
March
2019
Pupils who have been taking part in a creative writing competition will be awarded for their poetic and literary efforts at a civic ceremony later today. Hundreds of children from primary schools across the city submitted entries into the Arooj cr...
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08
March
2019
Arrangements surrounding Brexit and how and when the UK will be leaving the EU are ongoing and are being managed by the government. There is some uncertainty around whether local services might be affected, so here we’ve tried to answer some of th...
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08
March
2019
A new report providing a comprehensive picture of life, health and wellbeing for women and girls in Leeds is published today (Friday 8th March 2019). Commissioned by Leeds City Council in collaboration with Women’s Lives Leeds, the report comes fr...
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07
March
2019
International Women’s Day (IWD) is being celebrated across Leeds, as women and girls from across the city celebrate achievements and highlight the continuing need for equality at an array of events. This year IWD focusses on building a gender-bala...
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05
March
2019
Half a century ago, it passed from the aristocrats who had called it home for generations and into the hands of the people of Leeds. And this week, the beautiful Lotherton estate has begun a nostalgic look back through a memorable 50 years as one ...
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01
March
2019
Last night saw the best building developments, restorations and alterations showcased at a glittering awards ceremony at Leeds Town Hall. The 27th Leeds Architecture Awards, organised by Leeds City Council, recognised the contribution that buildin...
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01
March
2019
Families applying for their child’s secondary school place have been finding out which school their child has been allocated for September 2019. The number of children offered their first preference school is the highest it has been in Leeds for m...
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28
February
2019
Thousands of trees are being planted as the first phase of East Leeds Orbital Route (ELOR) makes use of peak planting time. Following work on Outer Ring Road junctions which has seen some trees being taken out to allow improvements to the route, o...
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28
February
2019
Local school children and their teachers will be taking to the water next week (Wednesday 6 March) as they test out and launch a new canoeing activity on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The new canoeing activity will be offered to schools and group...
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27
February
2019
More than 180 years ago it was home to a bustling local trader supplying Georgian shoppers with bacon, cheese and flour. Now a historic building is set to become the latest to join the growing renaissance of Leeds’s oldest street after getting a s...
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