As part of the ongoing transformation of Leeds City Rail Station’s main entrance and surrounding area, the northern section of New Station Street (from the station’s main entrance to City Square) will be closed to pedestrians from Thursday (24 August).
Ahead of Leeds Festival taking place from Wednesday 23 to Monday 28 August at Bramham Park, it’s important that residents are aware of upcoming road closures and changes, and alternative routes to take to avoid disruption.
An incredibly rare copy of one of the first UK atlases ever created will be going on display at a library in Leeds.
Containing 35 detailed, hand coloured maps of the counties of England and Wales, the fascinating book was created by the Yorkshire-born ‘father of English cartography’ Christopher Saxton in 1579 after getting royal permission from Queen Elizabeth I.
Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme Phase 2 (LFAS2) works to protect areas of Apperley Bridge from flooding are progressing well, with the strengthening of Apperley Lane Bridge expected to be completed by Thursday 24 August.
The next phase of Leeds FAS2 works in the area will begin immediately afterwards and will require partial road closures in the area. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys.
Data from the Office for National Statistics shows that there are currently more than 120,000 people who smoke in Leeds, with a large percentage of these being 25-34 year olds. Stopping smoking is one of the best things people can do to improve their health.