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Secrets of city’s ancient Roman coffin to be revealed in new exhibition: image00007

15 Apr 2024

Secrets of city’s ancient Roman coffin to be revealed in new exhibition

An ancient lead coffin which lay buried in a Leeds field for more than 1,600 years is set to be revealed to the public for the first time.

The astonishing discovery, described by experts as a once-in-a-lifetime find, was made during excavation work by West Yorkshire Archaeological Services in a previously unknown site near Garforth.

Museums and galleries Arts Leeds City Museum

Brown bin collections to start up again in April: Brown bins

27 Mar 2024

Brown bin collections to start up again in April

This year’s fortnightly brown bin collections will start in Leeds from 1 April and continue until December.

Bin collections/waste services

Fascinating find reveals tragedy and trouble at the mill: image00021

26 Mar 2024

Fascinating find reveals tragedy and trouble at the mill

An Edwardian accident book detailing the harrowing injuries and tragic deaths suffered by workers who toiled in one of the world’s largest textile mills has been discovered in Leeds.

The fascinating trove of historic employee records was found stashed in a box by curators at Leeds Industrial Museum, which was once a massive, globally renowned hub for wool and fabric production.

Leeds Industrial Museum Museums and galleries Arts

Leeds Anchors unite as public and private sectors join forces to unlock and drive inclusive growth: Anchors-2

25 Mar 2024

Leeds Anchors unite as public and private sectors join forces to unlock and drive inclusive growth

*** Issued on behalf of the Leeds Anchors Network and Business Anchor Network ***

Inclusive growth

New report reveals multi-billion pound cost of gender inequality in workplace: Launch event-4

22 Mar 2024

New report reveals multi-billion pound cost of gender inequality in workplace

Press release published on behalf of the Centre for Local Economic Strategies and the Women’s Budget Group

Equality

Youngsters in Leeds to champion active travel in local schools: Active Travel Ambassadors event 22.03.24

22 Mar 2024

Youngsters in Leeds to champion active travel in local schools

Leeds school pupils get on the right track as they put forward their ideas for tackling some key transport challenges. 

Connecting Leeds Transport Schools Walking Cycling

Plans for new Leeds Kirkgate Market food village are stacking up nicely: Market CGI

22 Mar 2024

Plans for new Leeds Kirkgate Market food village are stacking up nicely

Plans for a new food village at Leeds Kirkgate Market have taken a significant step forward with the confirmation of a preferred operator for the ‘container-style’ venue.

Markets

Leeds City Council Logo

22 Mar 2024

Public health leaders welcome proposals to eradicate smoking within a generation

Public health leaders in Leeds, West Yorkshire and Yorkshire and the Humber are applauding the introduction of the Tobacco and Nicotine Bill, calling it a “game-changer” with the potential to eradicate smoking within a generation.

Health

Show your love for Leeds and raise money with Just One Day: Lord Mayor of Leeds - 'Just One Day'

22 Mar 2024

Show your love for Leeds and raise money with Just One Day

The Lord Mayor of Leeds Charity Appeal ‘Just One Day’ event is returning on Friday 17 May, with the whole city being encouraged to get involved.

Lord Mayor of Leeds

Adorable spring arrivals at Temple Newsam farm: Kid

22 Mar 2024

Adorable spring arrivals at Temple Newsam farm

Spring has arrived at Temple Newsam’s Home Farm and has brought adorable new arrivals, with more still to come. Don’t miss out on catching the little piglets, lambs and kids over Easter.

Temple Newsam Home Farm