Leeds City Council - Archive (news)

2018
14
August
2018
Lower speed limits are set to be introduced in more residential areas across Leeds as part of a city-wide programme to reduce road casualties. The latest phase of Leeds City Council’s 20 miles per hour (mph) speed limit programme will be rolled ou...
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14
August
2018
The historic stonework of Leeds Civic Hall will be transformed by a breathtaking fusion of modern art and cutting edge science when Light Night Leeds returns this October. A team of international artists is currently working on a spectacular proje...
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09
August
2018
As part of our ongoing work to deliver the Leeds PIPES Network there will be a full closure on Marsh Lane this weekend. From Friday 10th August at 8pm, the full closure will be in place in both directions on Marsh Lane until 13th August at 5:00am ...
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08
August
2018
At a time when war raged across Europe, Ivy Benson was calling her own tune. The pioneering musician and band leader, who was born in Holbeck, became something of a celebrity when war gave her a chance to break into the world of big bands. In f...
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07
August
2018
Two initiatives with sustainable credentials have recently been completed adding more homes to Leeds City Council’s housing stock. An empty property scheme completed this March returned over 100 empty properties back into use across the city. S...
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07
August
2018
They were some of history’s most famous leading ladies who fearlessly led the charge for women to have the right to vote. Now the Suffragettes will hit the big screen in Leeds this week as the city marks 100 years since their courage and determina...
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06
August
2018
There’s still time to buy your tickets for the first ever Child Friendly Leeds Live, which takes place on 8 August on Millennium Square – but hurry as they’re selling fast. A fantastic festival for children under the age of 12 (must be accompanied...
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06
August
2018
People are being asked for their views on the possible introduction of licensing for private sector rented housing in some parts of Leeds. The city's private rented housing sector has expanded rapidly in recent years, showing how important the mar...
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03
August
2018
A wonderful array of exotic animals and birds are once again set to take centre stage at a popular Leeds farm next week. Held from 11th – 19th August, visitors will be able to enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities and events at Temple News...
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31
July
2018
Landlords are being urged to ensure their licences are up to date ahead of changes to the law that mean more people who live in privately-rented houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) will be covered by the scheme. New government rules will come int...
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30
July
2018
The search has begun for a dynamic new leader to spearhead the city’s ambitious vision for an international cultural festival celebrating the best of Leeds. Following approval from Leeds City Council’s Executive Board last month, Leeds Culture Tru...
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27
July
2018
The city centre will be coming to life over the summer months with a jam packed calendar of activities starting at the end of July. Whether you want to relax on a deck chair at City Beach, soak up the sunshine at one of our pop-up spaces or get in...
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27
July
2018
Stars from the worlds of dance and classic music have been arriving in Leeds as they prepare to come together for a unique performance on Millennium, Square tonight. The ground-breaking Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics will take over the square ...
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25
July
2018
Beautifully rendered in perfect pearl, these tiny statues illustrate one of the many ways nature’s unparalleled creativity has been utilised by humans. Currently on display at Leeds City Museum, the gently shimmering effigies are contained within ...
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19
July
2018
Hold onto your hats- a sporting spectacle with a difference is heading to Leeds this Yorkshire Day. Leeds Industrial Museum will be brimming with excitement on August 1 when, for the first time ever, the historic site plays host to none other than...
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18
July
2018
Over 300 students from Leeds schools have been getting a glimpse of the future with an award winning scheme offering the chance to develop skills for high speed rail and transport infrastructure-related careers. With HS2 due to provide major emplo...
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18
July
2018
Youngsters in Leeds can get creative this summer in a colourful new space designed to help them channel their inner artist. Starting this weekend, Victoria Gardens, outside Leeds Art Gallery, will be home to the eye-catching Pop Up and Play pavili...
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17
July
2018
A vehicle caught flytipping in Harehills has been crushed today after the owner failed to get in touch with the local authority. Leeds City Council’s Cleaner Neighbourhoods Team were alerted to the incident in December 2017 after a local shop owne...
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16
July
2018
West Yorkshire’s local authority museums contributed over £34 million to the regional economy last year and attracted over 1.7 million visitors through their doors. The information has been released on a new video highlighting the amazing attracti...
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13
July
2018
With Leeds rated as one of the best cities for health and wellbeing, on Tuesday 17 July it will host a major conference looking at how healthy populations can be sustained in a world where for the first time ever, most people now live in cities*. ...
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06
July
2018
Sweet-toothed aristocrats in Leeds were among the country’s earliest chocoholics, fascinating new documents have revealed. Ahead of tomorrow’s World Chocolate Day, an exquisite bill of sale plucked from a vast collection of archives in Leeds after...
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06
July
2018
Millennium Square is set to host a sizzling Sunday of Samba next month when the spectacular ¡VAMOS! festival returns to Leeds. Now in its fourth year, ¡VAMOS!, which is free to enter, will once again be celebrating Spanish and Portuguese speaking ...
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06
July
2018
Beautiful creations made by some of the natural world’s most accomplished animal architects have been revealed in a new exhibition in Leeds. Using objects carefully fashioned during the life cycles of species from around the world, Beavers to Weav...
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05
July
2018
Leeds residents will be sorted when it comes to recycling after the local council has responded to citywide feedback suggesting people want to know more about how they can recycle more. A new handy guide produced by the council will be going out t...
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04
July
2018
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE ENVIRONMENT AGENCY Over a third of the waste found dumped at illegal waste sites is household waste and the Environment Agency is now urging homes in Yorkshire to exercise greater care when it comes to disposing of their ru...
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03
July
2018
  Pupils from Brownhill Primary School and St. Augustine’s Catholic Primary School in Leeds have brought the 400 mile cycling relay which has been winding its way through Yorkshire for the past month, to a close today. The pupils rode into Mill...
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02
July
2018
  Schools from across the city are coming together to celebrate their commitment to health and wellbeing at a special celebration event next week. Pupils from schools across Leeds will descend on the debating chamber at Leeds Civic Hall to rece...
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30
June
2018
In response to the awful news today (Saturday 30 June 2018) around the fatal car crash that took place in Horsforth this morning, the leader of Leeds CIty Council has issued the following statement. Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Co...
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29
June
2018
The emotional first-hand account of a Leeds man held captive in a German First World War internment camp has been rediscovered by a group of young history-lovers. Albert Stockwell’s moving diary is being shown to the public for the very first time...
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28
June
2018
Children and young people from 27 Leeds schools will be taking part in the final stage of the 400 mile cycling relay which has made its way through Yorkshire over the past month. The Schools Yorkshire Tour relay began on Tuesday 5 June as part of ...
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