NEWS FEED

Leeds Skyline

New strategy to ensure all communities in Leeds benefit from thriving city

Twelve ‘big ideas’ for delivering inclusive growth as part of a wider strategy are set to be considered by senior councillors next week. The Leeds...
Kirkstall Weir

Initial sketches released of how Leeds flood scheme phase could look

Initial sketches of how the next phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme to reduce flood risk in the city could look have been...
Connecting Leeds

Next phase of Connecting Leeds consultation starts this week

The next phase of public consultation on measures to help transform transport and travel in and around Leeds starts this week. A series of public...
Leeds Road Closed

Road closures to be in place for maintenance work on two Leeds bridges

Work to carry out essential maintenance on two bridges in Leeds is to be carried out from this weekend. The Henconner Lane Bridge in Bramley...
Leeds Meets Shakespeare

Leeds pupils are all a ‘Bard’ for Shakespeare celebration

Pupils from six Leeds schools are to attend a special event tomorrow to celebrate their hard work and success after taking part in the...
West Yorkshire Playhouse

Progress report due on landmark Playhouse project

Senior councillors in Leeds will be updated on the ongoing requirements for the transformation of the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Members of the council’s executive board...
Waddingtons Collection

Object of the week- Grade Up to Elite Cow

Billed as “a game of skill and chance for dairy farmers”, it’s safe to say board game Grade Up to Elite Cow isn’t exactly...
Chamber waterfront report

Senior councillors asked to approve plans to transform Leeds waterfront

Senior councillors in Leeds will be asked next week to approve creating a new fund to help transform the waterfront of the city centre...
Best speaker winner, schools debating competition 2018

Leeds youngsters put their debating skills to the test

Pupils from across Leeds primary schools demonstrated their debating skills at a special competition at Leeds Civic Hall last week. To support and encourage Leeds...
Leeds Money Information Centre

Consultation launched on changes to gambling policy

People are being urged to have their say on changes to the council’s gambling policy during a three-month public consultation that launched last week. The...
Leeds Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day celebrations in the city marked with flag raising ceremony

The Armed Forces Day flag has been proudly raised in the city, ahead of Leeds Armed Forces Day this Saturday (June 23). Joining the Lord...
Clean Air Leeds

Final chance to comment on a clean air charging zone for Leeds

The statutory consultation on the proposed clean air charging zone in Leeds will launch later this month. The council has been directed by the government...
Otley Flood Alleviation Scheme

Opportunity to shape plans to reduce flood risk in Otley

Otley residents and businesses are invited to come and hear about a shortlist of options to reduce flood risk in the town at an...
Leeds City Council, The Luna Cinema

Enjoy the magic of cinema under the stars in Millennium Square this summer

Cementing its place as the country’s leading producer of open-air film screenings. The Luna Cinema is delighted to announce that it is partnering with Leeds...
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Experience the magic of The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics event on Millennium...

Programmed by Leeds City Council, the annual Millennium Square Summer Series returns for a fourth year in July and August 2018, serving up a...
Golden Acre Park

Two-metre tall South American plant with a grisly reputation takes centre stage at popular...

A rare, huge plant from South America with a fearsome reputation of being able to trap and eat sheep and small mammals is now...
Leeds Merrion House

New city centre customer hub opens to the public after Merrion House refurbishment

Leeds City Council staff have completed a move back into Merrion House after an 18-month refurbishment to the ten storey office block in partnership...
Children’s Heart Surgery Fund

Could you take on a 30th themed challenge for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund’s Anniversary...

Whether you’re walking 30km around your local park, giving up chocolate for 30 days or swimming 30 lengths at your local pool, you’ll take...
Clean Air Leeds

Breathe clean by going green in Leeds for Clean Air Day 2018

People living and commuting into Leeds are being asked to ‘Go Green’ on Thursday 21 June for Clean Air Day 2018 to show their...
Hybrid Electric buses

New hybrid electric buses added to successful Leeds park and ride

Eight new ultra-low emission Hybrid Electric buses are now serving Leeds’ hugely successful Elland Road and Temple Green Park and Ride sites. Reducing air pollution...
Northern Rail Leeds

Update statement by Leader of Leeds City Council on rail services review

West Yorkshire leader demands words are turned into action on Northern rail in meeting with minister. Following yesterday's meeting of the Transport for the North...
Queen Anne bed

Object of the week- The state bed at Temple Newsam

Plush, lavish and luxurious, Temple Newsam’s crimson state bed is well and truly fit for a Queen Anne. The eye-catching bed is more than 300...
Special Educational Needs and Disability SEND in Leeds

Proposed changes to post-16 SEND transport paused for a year

Proposed changes to the provision of school transport for students over 16 with special educational needs and disabilities in Leeds will be paused for...
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Football fans in Leeds urged not to let the World Cup ruin lives

The World Cup is a time of excitement for many across the country, but fans are being reminded not to let the occasion result...
Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government Controlling Migration Fund

Further grant funding set to benefit communities in Leeds is secured

Leeds City Council has successfully secured further grant funding from the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government Controlling Migration Fund. This additional funding will...
Controlling Migration Fund

Leeds receives funding boost to support victims of modern slavery

Leeds City Council has been awarded a grant of nearly £200,000 to support victims of modern slavery and reduce their risk of becoming homeless...
Leeds City Markets

Young entrepreneurs set out their stall at Leeds Kirkgate market

Young people from across Leeds and West Yorkshire will be showcasing their creative talents and business skills at Leeds Kirkgate Market next week. Young traders...
Leeds Armed Forces Day

New home announced for this year’s Leeds Armed Forces Day celebrations

One of the city’s most popular civic events, Leeds Armed Forces Day, will this year be held in a brand new city centre location. As...
Beth Ashley

Local girl turns superhero to scoop top glass recycling prize

Local schoolgirl 11-year-old Beth Ashley (pictured) from Bramley, Leeds has scooped top prize of an Apple iPad Mini in a glass recycling competition. The...
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Don’t miss England’s World Cup campaign on Millennium Square’s big screen

Every second of England’s quest for 2018 FIFA World Cup glory in Russia will be screened live on a big screen in a popular...
Leeds City Museum

Object of the week- Eurasian beaver

Hunted into extinction for their fur and meat, beavers had not been seen in the UK for more than 400 years. But now small populations...
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East Leeds Orbital Road makes further progress

A contractor has been announced for the first two phases of the East Leeds Orbital Road (ELOR) contract by Leeds City Council. The contract has...
Leeds Northern Rail

West Yorkshire leader demands words are turned into action on Northern rail in meeting...

When she meets Rail Minister Jo Johnson today, Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council and member of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, will...
Mary Gawthorpe

Suffragettes to light the way at Leeds cultural spectacular

They were the formidable Leeds campaigners whose courage and determination helped women across the country finally win their long fight for the right to...
Leeds Wool Festival

History-lovers knitting pretty as wool fest returns

A popular celebration of the city’s centuries of textile heritage will return to Leeds Industrial Museum this weekend. The fifth annual Leeds Wool Festival will...
Leeds Food and Drink Festival

Tasty treats in store as food festival returns

A spectacular showcase of some of the city’s finest food and drink will return to Millennium Square this weekend. The eighth annual Leeds Food and...
Schools Yorkshire Tour

Hundreds of Yorkshire pupils take part in 400 mile cycle relay

Children and young people from over 160 schools across Yorkshire will be taking part in a cycling relay covering 12 local authority areas over...
Channel 4

Statements regarding decision by Channel 4 to shortlist Leeds as a potential location for...

A joint statement from Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, Chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leader of Bradford Council, Cllr Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds...
Cricket World Cup 2019

Countdown to historic ICC Cricket World Cup is on

Today marks a year to go until the greatest celebration of cricket, the ICC Cricket World Cup, gets underway when hosts England take on...
Lord Mayor Councillor Graham Latty and Councillor Pat Latty

New Lord Mayor of Leeds officially announced

Councillor Graham Latty is the new Lord Mayor of Leeds, following overwhelming support from all parties at the council’s annual meeting this week. Conservative Councillor...
Transport for the North

Statement by Leader of Leeds City Council on rail service standards

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...
Leeds City Centre Northern Street

Completion of £2million Leeds city centre road upgrade works marked

The completion of a major project to carry out £2million of improvements on two key roads in Leeds city centre has been marked this...
Connected and Autonomous vehicles (CAVs)

Five shortlisted to develop ‘Roads for the Future’ and driverless cars

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...
Snapp Leeds

Leeds young people get snapp happy with photography competition

Teenagers across the city are being given the chance to win vouchers by taking pictures around Leeds city centre and uploading them to new...
Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Leeds City Council

Former baker’s shop gets much-kneaded revamp

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...
Waddingtons collection

Weird and wonderful vintage games are all above board

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...
Gabrielle

Gabrielle to join Tony Hadley for summer spectacular

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...
Josh Warrington

Statement by leader of Leeds City Council Cllr Judith Blake regarding Josh Warrington world...

Josh Warrington stuns Lee Selby to win IBF world featherweight title. Josh Warrington made history by becoming the first man from Leeds to win a...
Children and Family Bereavement Service Leeds

Views sought on new Children and Family Bereavement Service for Leeds

Leeds people who have experienced childhood bereavement are being invited to share their thoughts and advice on a brand new Children and Families Bereavement...
Swarcliffe PFI Leeds

Swarcliffe housing project wins international gold award

A transformative scheme to redevelop a 1950s Leeds estate, deliver modern housing and create a sense of community has won a prestigious international partnership...