Leeds City Council - Archive (news)

2018
15
February
2018
Young people who attend two LGBT+ youth groups are showcasing their creative talents at a special exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery this weekend as part of LGBT+ History Month. Members of ‘Out to 18’ and ‘Transtastic’, which are supported by Leeds C...
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15
February
2018
It would no doubt have been a surprise to the devout Cistercian monks who once called it home. But historic Kirkstall Abbey has today been recognised for giving one of Yorkshire’s warmest welcomes. The abbey has been awarded a VisitEngland Welc...
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14
February
2018
A statement from the leader of Leeds City Council regarding the announcement that the England and Wales Cricket Board has awarded an Ashes Test and T20 status to Emerald Headingley. Cllr Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, said: “This i...
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14
February
2018
A poignant new war memorial honouring those people from Garforth who lost their lives whilst serving their country in times of conflict has been unveiled at Garforth Cemetery this week. Members of the British Legion, local residents and dignitarie...
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14
February
2018
Traditional Yorkshire flat caps created using a Leeds museum’s vintage looms could be in line for a top national arts award. The classic White Rose county headgear is part of the Armley Weave range, which uses cloth produced on the historic equipm...
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14
February
2018
Last week, Leeds marked a century since the first women in the country won the right to vote. Among those who fought so hard for that right was local Suffragette Leonora Cohen, whose remarkable life was remembered during the city’s celebrations. ...
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12
February
2018
Image caption: Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, executive board member for sustainbility and environement with Emma from Lidl Halton using the new glass recycling banks.   Glass recycling in Leeds is set to get a boost this February thanks to a set of b...
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12
February
2018
Could a community in Leeds be crowned the winner of this year’s Tour de Yorkshire land art competition? Welcome to Yorkshire is on the lookout for the county’s best creations after launching its annual Tour de Yorkshire land art competition. Bu...
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09
February
2018
A range of infrastructure and environmental improvements to three outer ring road junctions are set to begin in north east Leeds later this month. The work promises to tackle traffic congestion, improve local air quality and provide new infrastruc...
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09
February
2018
Public consultation on changes to the Core Strategy in Leeds including a lower future housing target for the city has started today. Following approval by the council’s executive board earlier this week, consultation will run for the next six week...
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09
February
2018
On the evening of March 14, 1941, staff at Leeds City Museum safely locked away their incredible collection of exhibits, antiquities and curiosities for the night. Among the thousands of items on display inside was a magnificent elephant’s skeleto...
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08
February
2018
Thomas Chippendale, 1718-1779: a celebration of British craftsmanship & design launches a nationwide programme to mark the tercentenary in 2018 of the birth of Thomas Chippendale senior, celebrating his life as furniture maker, designer and entrepren...
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07
February
2018
In February 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 in12 simultaneous exhibitions across the UK, including Leeds Art Gallery. ...
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07
February
2018
The cranes are down, the windows are washed and council staff are preparing to move back in to Merrion House after an 18 month refurbishment to the 10 storey office block was completed at the end of January. The decision to improve and extend Merr...
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07
February
2018
It’s a hard to imagine exactly how the gigantic bid that laid this colossal egg would have looked. But it’s clear that the Madagascan elephant bird, a huge, three metre tall giant, must have been one of the largest birds that ever lived. Relate...
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06
February
2018
Leeds welcomed a second work from one of the most significant sculptors of the 20th Century as Kenneth Armitage’s Legs Walking 2001 was unveiled in City Square today (Tuesday 6 February). The sculpture, by Leeds born Kenneth Armitage, is the secon...
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06
February
2018
The creation of a landmark new park in Leeds city centre is set to move a step closer at a meeting this week. A request to approve developing the plans for the first phase of a new park to be located on land at and neighbouring the former Tetley B...
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03
February
2018
Steve Walker, Director for children and families said: “I recognise the strength of feeling in the area and the uncertainty parents have. We are bringing forward a solution to provide the additional places needed in the area this year to be discus...
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01
February
2018
The winners of the fifth Child Friendly Leeds awards have been announced in a star-studded ceremony at Leeds City Varieties last night (Thursday 1 February). The awards, organised, planned and presented by young people, celebrate some of the peopl...
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01
February
2018
A number of prominent city centre buildings will create a rainbow trail of light across the city when they are lit up tonight (1st February) to mark the start of LGBT+ History Month. Leeds has a vibrant LGBT+ community and numerous events have bee...
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31
January
2018
Leeds City Council has been named in the top 50 inclusive employers in the country by LGBT+ charity Stonewall. The list showcases Britain’s employers who have demonstrated ‘outstanding work over the past year to make sure every LGBT+ employee is a...
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31
January
2018
Senior councillors in Leeds will be asked to approve carrying out public consultation on a revised housing target for the city at a meeting next week. The executive board at Civic Hall on Wednesday 7 February will be asked to endorse six weeks of ...
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31
January
2018
A popular library festival with a huge array of activities and events across the city is due to return later this week. The fourth edition of ‘Library Fest’ is set to return from Saturday 3rd February – Saturday 17th February. Featuring in the pro...
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31
January
2018
  Leeds City Council is set to approve a five million pound investment through a mix of grant and loan funding, to provide supported accommodation for some of the city’s most vulnerable adults, young people and families. At the next meeting of ...
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31
January
2018
An alternative fuel station could be installed in the Lower Aire Valley to improve access to cleaner, cheaper fuels for businesses in the city. The council, working in partnership with gas distributer Northern Gas Networks secured partial funding ...
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31
January
2018
Innovative arts organisations making a difference across Leeds’s cultural community are set to be awarded more than £1.7m in vital funding. The latest round of arts@leeds grants will go before Leeds City Council’s executive board next week, with 4...
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31
January
2018
A beautifully elaborate example of work by a world  famous Leeds master craftsman, this beautiful lady’s secretaire will be going on display at Leeds City Museum next month. Made by none other than Thomas Chippendale, the stunning cabinet was crea...
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30
January
2018
Finalised budget proposals will go to Leeds City Council’s executive board next week as the council continues to balance reductions in funding with ever-increasing demands on services. Since initial plans were published in December, the council ha...
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30
January
2018
Plans for additional primary school places in north Leeds are to be discussed at executive board on 7 Feb. Proposals to merge Allerton Grange high school and Moor Allerton Grange primary to form a through school with additional primary places were...
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29
January
2018
Tackling mental health stigma one day at a time A wide range of activity is happening across Leeds to highlight Time to Talk Day 2018 which is on Thursday 1 February. Time to Talk Day 2018 is highlighting that wherever you are – at home, at wor...
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