Leeds City Council - Archive (news)

2018
24
May
2018
Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake is to represent northern leaders as part of a new initiative to address rail service standards. Councillor Blake, who is also a member of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, was among leaders...
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24
May
2018
The completion of a major project to carry out £2million of improvements on two key roads in Leeds city centre has been marked this week. The scheme managed by Leeds City Council with funding support of £859,000 from MEPC has seen a range of works...
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23
May
2018
PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE COMMISSION Smart traffic lights, flexible use of kerbsides, segregated driverless zones, and sat-navs learning through artificial intelligence are among the ideas shortlisted today in a national comp...
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23
May
2018
  Teenagers across the city are being given the chance to win vouchers by taking pictures around Leeds city centre and uploading them to new Instagram page @snappleeds. Leeds City Council has launched the Snapp Leeds photography competition whi...
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22
May
2018
A former Victorian bakers at the heart of one of Leeds’s oldest streets has been given a new lease of life thanks to a major regeneration scheme. Project bosses and developers used their loaf to revamp and revitalise the empty building at 90 Kirkg...
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22
May
2018
For generations, board games have been a tried and tested family favourite in homes all over the world. Classics like Cluedo and Monopoly, both originally made in Leeds, have become a staple at Christmases and family gatherings and remain among th...
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22
May
2018
Tony Hadley has announced his very special guest at Millennium Square in Leeds on Saturday, 21 July will be the iconic artist Gabrielle. The hugely popular and multi award winning singer and songwriter will be bringing her unique sound to Leeds, p...
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21
May
2018
  Leeds people who have experienced childhood bereavement are being invited to share their thoughts and advice on a brand new Children and Families Bereavement Support Service for the city. Leeds City Council has recently announced funding to l...
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18
May
2018
Artists are being given a chance to create an unforgettable light and sound spectacular and transform Leeds Civic Hall for this year’s Light Night Leeds. Organisers of the free annual city centre arts extravaganza are calling on creative organisat...
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17
May
2018
The legendary Brutus Gold was back in Leeds today as the city gets ready for the return of the Love Train this summer. The 70s icon brought his eye-catching Dodge Charger to Millennium Square, with members of his team teaching the people of Leeds ...
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16
May
2018
Leeds City Council's Leader, Councillor Judith Blake, has made the following response to the announcement by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling that the East Coast Main Line is to be brought back under government control. Cllr Judith Blake, Leader...
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14
May
2018
A new display celebrating the extraordinary sporting legacy of the Leeds Rhinos has been unveiled at Leeds City Museum. Featuring vintage photos, kits, programmes and tickets from some of the club’s historic clashes, the display tells the inspirin...
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11
May
2018
Response from Leeds City Council leader to comments by Lord O'Neill on One Yorkshire devolution bid: Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, said: “One Yorkshire isn’t just a bold ambition – things have moved on considerably sinc...
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11
May
2018
PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY LEEDS CITY REGION ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP Today (Friday 11 May) Leeds City Region has submitted its bid to Channel 4 for the broadcasters’ new National HQ outside of London. The bid which responds to the broadcaster’s “4 ...
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11
May
2018
PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS AND PARTNERS A Leeds City team has successfully bid for a place on a prestigious leadership programme run by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the world’s top universities. The two-y...
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07
May
2018
A project to carry out essential works to repair a culvert under the A658 Pool Bank New Road in Leeds is to begin tomorrow (Tuesday). The work managed by Leeds City Council will begin on Tuesday 8 May, and will focus on a stretch of the A658 north...
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04
May
2018
Performers will take history-lovers back to First World War Leeds when Temple Newsam was a house of healing for injured soldiers. This weekend’s unique living history project will see students from the School of Performance and Cultural Industries...
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04
May
2018
It may not look like the ideal athletic attire for anyone taking a two-wheeled tour of Yorkshire. But long before the age of Lycra, well-made woollen suits, knee breeches and sturdy straw hats were actually all the rage for the county’s style-cons...
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03
May
2018
Issued in partnership with The International Cricket Council and The Yorkshire County Cricket Club The recruitment of 4,000 volunteers for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England & Wales is now open to the public.sign up here Headingley stadiu...
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03
May
2018
Leeds City Council is inviting residents to come and learn about the many benefits of composting from an expert, as they prepare to tour garden centres across Leeds in celebration of International Compost Week (6—12 May). Households are being enco...
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02
May
2018
The business owner of a local landscaping firm with a history of flytipping has been fined more than £1000 for illegally dumping waste in Wortley. A large amount of rubbish including gardening tools, building material and other debris was found le...
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01
May
2018
Memories of The Beatles, Bowie, football and festivals have been brought together in a new display celebrating growing up in Leeds. Young history buffs at Leeds City Museum bridged the generation gap to create the new Teenage Kicks exhibition, vis...
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30
April
2018
Leeds City Council has responded to the news of the proposed merger between two of the big four supermarkets: Asda, which has its headquarters in the city, and Sainsbury’s. Leeds City Council Leader Councillor Judith Blake said: “We’ve met comp...
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26
April
2018
Issued in partnership with The International Cricket Council and The Yorkshire County Cricket Club The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that Leeds will host four 2019 ICC World Cup matches next June and July. Headingley will ...
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25
April
2018
These days it’s among the most popular tipples in bars and restaurants around Leeds. But the consumption of gin was once viewed as a dangerous scourge on society that needed to be curtailed. Temperance banners like this one from the Leeds Museu...
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18
April
2018
One of the biggest objects in Leeds City Museum’s collection, this huge Tibetan yak is still in good shape for 160-years old. That’s thanks in no small part to diligent conservation undertaken by curators over the past year, who have worked hard t...
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12
April
2018
A project to carry out essential works to repair a culvert under the A658 Pool Bank New Road in Leeds is to begin next month. The work managed by Leeds City Council will begin on Tuesday 8 May, and will focus on a stretch of the A658 north-east of...
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11
April
2018
Dance music legends Robin S, Utah Saints and Alison Limerick have been confirmed as the headline special guests for the return of The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics featuring the Orchestra of Opera North on Millennium Square, Leeds on Friday 27 J...
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11
April
2018
A puzzling pub peculiarity, this dainty-looking jug was once a pupular way for landlords to keep their punters entertained. Known as a puzzle jug, the ceramic receptacle is a fine example of a type that was a regular feature in homes and taverns i...
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10
April
2018
A delicious taste of the elegance, opulence and extravagance of life in Georgian Britain will be served up to museum-goers in Leeds. The rise of London gin shops and traditional Georgian jellies will be among the topics covered during a fascinatin...
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