Leeds City Council - Archive (news)

2020
17
January
2020
| 16:33 Europe/London
A citywide consultation about the future of parks and green spaces in Leeds will end on 29th February, so there is no better time than now to get your voice heard. Leeds City Council is developing a strategy for how it will manage public parks and...
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16
January
2020
| 10:56 Europe/London
For Georgian virtuosos, it was the ideal instrument for showing audiences they were in a glass of their own. And this month, Leeds’s own incredible glass harp is set to strike a chord with visitors to a new exhibition celebrating hundreds of years...
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15
January
2020
| 09:17 Europe/London
An historic photo thought to be one of the world’s oldest selfies has been recreated more than 130-years after it was first captured by a pioneering Leeds inventor. The eye-catching original was taken by trailblazing Leeds-born astronomer and engi...
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14
January
2020
| 14:02 Europe/London
Fascinating photos capturing life at what was once the world’s biggest woollen mill have been revealed ahead of a new museum project celebrating the Armley community. The historic images show machinery, staff and owners of Armley Mills through gen...
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13
January
2020
| 11:40 Europe/London
Senior councillors have approved plans to cut the council’s carbon footprint by more than half following the local authority’s climate emergency declaration in March.  The new proposals mean that Leeds City Council will reduce its greenhouse gas e...
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09
January
2020
| 15:35 Europe/London
Parents and carers have until 15 January to submit their applications for their child’s primary school Reception place for September 2020. Families with children born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 need to visit the Leeds City Council...
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08
January
2020
| 10:39 Europe/London
Public consultation is now underway to gather views on Leeds City Council’s initial budget proposals for the next financial year. During the three-week consultation period, the council is encouraging anyone who works or lives in the city to have thei...
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06
January
2020
| 14:12 Europe/London
The names of the people, places and organisations shortlisted for the seventh Child Friendly Leeds awards have been revealed. The annual awards ceremony will take place on 6 February this year, and will celebrate all the hard work that is happenin...
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02
January
2020
| 12:40 Europe/London
As the number of children in need of loving, nurturing homes continues to grow, the regional adoption agency for West Yorkshire - One Adoption - is urging people to consider adoption as a route to building or extending their family this New Year. ...
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2019
27
December
2019
| 23:30 Europe/London
Leeds City Council chief executive Tom Riordan has been awarded a CBE for services to local government in the 2020 New Year’s Honours. He is among a list of people who Her Majesty the Queen has honoured for the part they have played in making a di...
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20
December
2019
| 17:24 Europe/London
Council tax is proposed to rise by 3.99 per cent in Leeds next year in order to meet rising costs and demand on services as part of initial budget plans released by Leeds City Council today. In a report to be considered by the council’s executive ...
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20
December
2019
| 14:46 Europe/London
Preparations are well underway for the 7th annual Child Friendly Leeds Awards and businesses across the city are providing their support for the celebration. The prestigious ceremony takes place in February 2020 and recognises the amazing people, ...
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20
December
2019
| 01:01 Europe/London
ew proposals for investments in sustainable transport infrastructure in north west Leeds including a new parkway rail station and park and ride facilities will be discussed by senior councillors early in January. At the meeting of the council’s ex...
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19
December
2019
| 11:24 Europe/London
Leeds’ popular #techmums clubs are welcoming new recruits for the second round of free courses starting in January 2020. Led by Leeds Libraries and Leeds Employment and Skills, the clubs are back by popular demand, after recently winning a Women i...
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18
December
2019
| 10:09 Europe/London
The traditional Christmas pudding is sure to be a seasonal staple on millions of festive dinner tables this month. And this traditional Victorian steamer shows just how much the pursuit of the perfect pud has been part of Christmas for families in...
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16
December
2019
| 11:37 Europe/London
Leeds City Council’s ‘Outstanding’ Children and Families Services recently won two prestigious national Social Worker of the Year awards. The awards recognise and celebrate great social work in England for adults and children. Leeds was awarded th...
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10
December
2019
| 12:51 Europe/London
Parents, carers and local residents are being encouraged to share their views on a proposed new special free school in Headingley. Those interested have until the consultation period ends on 16 December to have their say on the proposal. What is b...
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10
December
2019
| 09:40 Europe/London
Parks in Leeds will prove all the world’s a stage when they host unique pop-up performances of Shakespeare’s classics thanks to a new project supported by Leeds Inspired. Leeds theatre company Front Room Productions will give some of The Bard’s mo...
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09
December
2019
| 11:45 Europe/London
Festive bin collection dates in Leeds are set to change over the Christmas and New Year period. Bin collections will continue as usual up until and including 21 December. For the two weeks after that, between 22 December 2019 and 5 January 2020, b...
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09
December
2019
| 09:57 Europe/London
It’s just the type of picture perfect Dickensian scene that’s an annual festive fixture on countless Christmas cards. And this week, visitors to Abbey House Museum will get the chance to follow in the footsteps of characters from A Christmas Carol...
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06
December
2019
| 15:23 Europe/London
Unsung heroes from across Leeds were celebrated yesterday (5 December) at Leeds City Council’s Compassionate City Awards. Now in their third year, the awards celebrate the positive and compassionate work that individuals, community groups and orga...
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06
December
2019
| 14:04 Europe/London
All Studios today confirms that it will open the doors to its new city centre state of the art production facility, Leeds Studios, in May 2020. The full-service soundstage complex based in the heart of the UK’s fastest growing city, will provide five...
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05
December
2019
| 15:24 Europe/London
Leeds City Council has gained Disabled Confident “Leader” status in recognition of its work supporting people with disabilities and long-term conditions. The status has come through the council’s ongoing work with the Business Disability Forum and...
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05
December
2019
| 14:19 Europe/London
Leeds #techmums has been named as the UK’s most diverse and inclusive digital initiative in the 2019 Women in IT Excellence awards. Leeds became one of the first cities outside London to run #techmums clubs, launching the free ten-week courses in ...
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05
December
2019
| 10:35 Europe/London
There’s magic and mayhem at Leeds Central Library this week, as a new festive show for all the family opens in Room 700. Local theatre company Wrongsemble will bring Hansel & Gretel to life in the library from 7 December, with live music, performed o...
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02
December
2019
| 10:32 Europe/London
Eighties icons Jimmy Somerville, Belinda Carlisle, Go West and T’Pau’s Carol Decker have been announced as the stars of the second instalment of 80s Classical, which returns to its spiritual home of Millennium Square, Leeds on Friday, July 24, 2020. ...
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02
December
2019
| 09:23 Europe/London
Powerful images of soldiers on the front lines of the First World War have been stunningly brought to life by a Leeds artist. Using a specialist type of vintage photography together with the latest computer technology, the historic sepia-toned pho...
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29
November
2019
| 10:23 Europe/London
For more than 160 years it’s been a stalwart of the Leeds skyline, marking off some of the most important moments in the city’s history. Now a new addition to the iconic Leeds Town Hall clock will capture a moment in the life of modern Leeds for f...
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28
November
2019
| 16:45 Europe/London
Celebrated Leeds-born novelist, Barbara Taylor Bradford OBE, has received one of the city’s highest civic honours. In recognition of her nationally and internationally acclaimed work, Barbara has been recognised with a prestigious Leeds Award. ...
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28
November
2019
| 10:59 Europe/London
Students from the West, East, North West and Broomfield SILCs and Lighthouse School will be spreading festive cheer next week with the return of their Christmas pop up shop in Leeds Kirkgate Market. In partnership with Leeds City Council’s Voice, ...
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