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Museum’s textile titan looms large over tiny twin: image00020

29 Jan 2024

Museum’s textile titan looms large over tiny twin

A tiny loom designed to give a miniature masterclass on Yorkshire’s textile prowess has been carefully conserved in the shadow of its super-sized sibling.

The scale model, less than half a metre high, recreates in astonishing detail the hulking machines manufactured by Barnsley’s Wilson and Longbottom, who made looms for factories around the world during the golden age of Yorkshire textile production.

Leeds Industrial Museum Museums and galleries Arts

Gallery’s new exhibition puts cities in the frame: young in hong

26 Jan 2024

Gallery’s new exhibition puts cities in the frame

A new exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery curated by Turner Prize-winning artist Lubaina Himid explores cities and the urban environment through the eyes of women and gender non-conforming artists.

Found Cities, Lost Objects opens at the gallery on Friday (Jan 26).

Leeds Art Gallery Museums and galleries

Knife Angel starts conversations about knife crime in Leeds: Knife Angel sculpture

25 Jan 2024

Knife Angel starts conversations about knife crime in Leeds

The touring Knife Angel sculpture has arrived in Leeds, to send a powerful message and spark conversations about knife crime in the city.

Crime Safer Leeds

Help shape plans to improve walking, cycling and public transport along Woodhouse Lane: Cycle user on Woodhouse Lane

23 Jan 2024

Help shape plans to improve walking, cycling and public transport along Woodhouse Lane

A public consultation has been launched asking people for their views about transport options between the centre of Leeds and the Hyde Park and Woodhouse areas of the city.

Connecting Leeds Transport Highways Road safety

Lord Mayor to welcome Holocaust survivor as guest of honour to Leeds Holocaust Memorial Day: LCC HMD 2024 Big Screen Ad 1920x1080px

23 Jan 2024

Lord Mayor to welcome Holocaust survivor as guest of honour to Leeds Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust survivor Dr Martin Stern MBE will be the guest of honour as Leeds marks Holocaust Memorial Day later this month.

Lord Mayor of Leeds

Sweet dreams as museum displays allsorts of classic confectionery: image00011-3

22 Jan 2024

Sweet dreams as museum displays allsorts of classic confectionery

A collection of classic confectionery has added a timeless touch of sweetness to a new exhibition in Leeds.

Vintage Yorkshire sweet jars, chocolates and toffee tins are among the objects on show in Abbey House Museum’s The Power of Persuasion, which explores the stories and strategies behind some of history’s most iconic brands.

Abbey House Museum Museums and galleries

Plate expectations as historic registration could be up for sale: U1image3

19 Jan 2024

Plate expectations as historic registration could be up for sale

A unique gift exchanged by two former Lord Mayors of Leeds more than 120 years ago could be about to help the city with unprecedented budget challenges.

The sale of the U1 number plate, used on the Lord Mayor’s civic vehicle, is currently being explored by Leeds City Council, with experts estimating it could fetch a substantial figure in a private sale.

Council budget Lord Mayor of Leeds

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19 Jan 2024

Council’s continued crack down on fly tipping pays off

Leeds City Council’s continued crack down on fly tippers is paying off, with the government’s annual fly tipping statistics published this week reporting a 15% reduction in reported fly tips in Leeds during 2022/23, compared to an overall national reduction of 1%.

Flytipping

Eight former Leeds councillors receive major civic honour: Alderpeople Group 1

18 Jan 2024

Eight former Leeds councillors receive major civic honour

Eight former Leeds councillors received one of the highest civic honours the city can bestow at a special session of full council yesterday.

Lord Mayor of Leeds