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Leeds Clean Air Zone

Final week of Clean Air Zone consultation begins

Leeds City Council is reminding residents and commuters to have their say on proposals to reduce air pollution and protect the health of people...
Elland Road and Temple Green

New Leeds city centre stop to meet growing park and ride demand

Due to the huge popularity of park and ride bus services from Elland Road and Temple Green into Leeds, from this week passengers now...
Thomas Chippendale Leeds City Museums

Object of the week- Original Chippendale drawings

In the 18th Century, a furniture maker from Leeds came up with a revolutionary new idea to sell his fabulous designs to potential customers. In...
NHS Health Check Leeds

Public encouraged to take steps to improve their health with NHS health check

Leeds City Council is encouraging people across Leeds, who are eligible, to take up the opportunity to receive their free NHS health check. In Leeds,...
Leeds Transport Strategy

Bus priority consultation underway as part of ‘Connecting Leeds’

The next step in transforming transport and travel in and around Leeds is set to begin with public consultation starting on plans for bus...
Kirkstall Abbey

Abbey days as historic ruins are named among Yorkshire’s top attractions

It would no doubt have been a surprise to the devout Cistercian monks who once called it home. But historic Kirkstall Abbey has today been...
England and Wales Cricket Board

Statement from the leader of Leeds City Council regarding international cricket announcement

A statement from the leader of Leeds City Council regarding the announcement that the England and Wales Cricket Board has awarded an Ashes Test and...
Leeds Star Happy Valentines Day

We wish you a happy St. Valentine’s Day

Every February, 14, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. It's a time to demonstrate how much...
Garforth War Memorial

New war memorial in Garforth officially unveiled by Lord Mayor

A poignant new war memorial honouring those people from Garforth who lost their lives whilst serving their country in times of conflict has been...
Leeds Tenancy Agreement

Housing Leeds launches consultation on a new Tenancy Agreement for council tenants

Leeds City Council is launching a major consultation exercise with its 57,000 tenants across the city. The tenancy agreement is being reviewed to take account...
Cllr Lucinda Yeadon

Leeds enjoys a Lidl recycling love with new glass banks

Glass recycling in Leeds is set to get a boost this February thanks to a set of brand new glass banks being installed in...
Plan for Moortown Roundabout

North east Leeds ring road junction improvements to commence later this month

A range of infrastructure and environmental improvements to three outer ring road junctions are set to begin in north east Leeds later this month. The...
Leeds Core Strategy

Public consultation begins on revised future housing figure for Leeds

Public consultation on changes to the Core Strategy in Leeds including a lower future housing target for the city has started today. Following approval by...
Leeds City Museum

Museum seeking stories of historic wartime air raid blast

On the evening of March 14, 1941, the staff at Leeds City Museum safely locked away their incredible collection of exhibits, antiquities and curiosities...
Mary Gawthorpe

Leeds event to celebrate 100 years of votes for women

To celebrate the centenary of women being given the right to vote, the leader of Leeds City Council is hosting a special commemoration event...
Thomas Chippendale exhibition

Exhibition celebrates stunning craftsmanship of Thomas Chippendale

Thomas Chippendale, 1718-1779: a celebration of British craftsmanship and design launches a nationwide programme to mark the tercentenary in 2018 of the birth of...
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Update on proposals to provide additional primary school places in Moor Allerton Hall School:

Executive Board today discussed plans to provide additional school places in north Leeds and concluded to begin a further phase of consultation on an...
OFo bike

New city public bike sharing scheme given green light by executive board

A proposal to establish a public bike sharing scheme in Leeds has been approved by senior councillors. This follows a report to Leeds City Council’s...
Leonardo da Vinci A Life in Drawing

Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci from the Royal Collection to come to Leeds in...

In February 2019, to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, 144 of the Renaissance master's greatest drawings in the...
Merrion House Merrion Centre

Council staff prepare to move back into Merrion House

The cranes are down, the windows are washed and council staff are preparing to move back in to Merrion House after an 18 month...
The Arium Leeds

Free family fun set to light up the Arium this half term

A feast of family-fun activities will be on offer at the Arium this February half term. The newly located Leeds parks nursery will be host...
Eggs at the Leeds Discovery Centre

Object of the week- Elephant bird egg

It’s a hard to imagine exactly how the gigantic bid that laid this colossal egg would have looked. But it’s clear that the Madagascan elephant...
Lizzie Deignan Tour de Yorkshire

Join the Tour de Yorkshire’s army of valued volunteers

Welcome to Yorkshire are on the lookout for a record number of Tour Makers for the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire (May 3-6). Tour Makers are...
Tetley Brewery site in South Bank Leeds

New landmark city centre park in Leeds set to move a step closer

The creation of a landmark new park in Leeds city centre is set to move a step closer at a meeting this week. A request...
Leeds Ice Cube

Chill at the Ice Cube this week!

The Ice Cube, returns to Millennium Square this Friday, giving visitors a chance to whizz around the ice under the specially covered outdoor rink. The official...
Child Friendly Leeds

Child Friendly Leeds 2018 champions announced

The winners of the fifth Child Friendly Leeds awards have been announced in a star-studded ceremony at Leeds City Varieties last night (Thursday 1 February). The awards,...
Leeds Centre of Retail and Hospitality

Plan for new Centre of Retail and Hospitality Excellence set to move to the...

Plans to establish a new Centre of Retail and Hospitality Excellence (CORHE) by the end of April 2018 in Leeds could be given the...
Roman coins

Copper load of museum’s ancient Roman coin hoard

A remarkable Roman stash made up of hundreds of ancient coins has gone on display in Leeds this week. Part of the famous Cridling Stubbs...
Leeds Core Strategy

Senior councillors set to approve consultation on new housing target for Leeds

Senior councillors in Leeds will be asked to approve carrying out public consultation on a revised housing target for the city at a meeting...
Leeds City Bike

New city public bike sharing scheme to be discussed by executive board

A proposal to establish a public bike sharing scheme in Leeds is set to be discussed by senior councillors next week. Outlined as part of...
St. George’s Crypt

Council set to invest £5 million in affordable, supported accommodation

Leeds City Council is set to approve a five million pound investment through a mix of grant and loan funding, to provide supported accommodation...
Clean Air Leeds

Leeds to look at alternative fuel station to continue pledge for better air quality

An alternative fuel station could be installed in the Lower Aire Valley to improve access to cleaner, cheaper fuels for businesses in the city. The...
Arts Leeds

Grants boost announced for city’s cultural community

Innovative arts organisations making a difference across Leeds’s cultural community are set to be awarded more than £1.7m in vital funding. The latest round of...
Chippendale

Object of the week- Chippendale lady’s secretaire

A beautifully elaborate example work by a word famous Leeds master craftsman, this beautiful lady’s secretaire will be going on display at Leeds City...
Budget Proposals

Revised budget proposals at Leeds City Council’s executive board

Finalised budget proposals will go to Leeds City Council’s executive board next week as the council continues to balance reductions in funding with ever-increasing...
Moor Allerton Grange Primary School

Additional school places plan for north Leeds

Plans for additional primary school places in north Leeds are to be discussed at executive board on 7 Feb. Proposals to merge Allerton Grange high...
Dr Cameron Cllr Charlwood Catherine Ward

Tackling mental health stigma one day at a time

A wide range of activity is happening across Leeds to highlight Time to Talk Day 2018 which is on Thursday 1 February. Time to Talk...
New Bewerley Children’s Centre

Glowing report for Little Owls nursery New Bewerley

Children who attend the Leeds City Council run Little Owls nursery New Bewerley can expect outstanding provision, according to the latest report by government...
Woodhall Lake Leeds Nature Area

Council safeguards future of greenspace and sports fields in west Leeds

The future of an important area of amenity greenspace in west Leeds has been secured by Leeds City Council. Following long and detailed negotiations, the...
Children's Heart Surgery Fund

Support Children’s Heart Surgery Fund this Wear Red Day and help children and adults...

Whether you're at work, school or organising an event with friends and family, it's so easy to take part in Wear Red Day. Your fundraising...
Holocaust Memorial Day

Lord Mayor to lead city Holocaust Memorial Day event

A city civic commemoration event marking Holocaust Memorial Day will be held on Sunday 28 January at Leeds Town Hall from 2pm. The event will...
City Connect

Decision made to call in Carillion bond

Following Carillion going into liquidation, Leeds City Council have made a decision to implement a contingency measure put in place to deal with the...
Fearnville fields secondary school

Update on proposals to develop a new school on Fearnville fields

Leeds City Council has responded to resident’s concerns by announcing it will not pursue proposals recently consulted on for a new secondary school at...
Leeds Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility

Charges introduced for building type waste at council recycling sites

From the beginning of next month (Monday 5 February), people looking to dispose of certain types of household rubbish at their local waste sorting...
Mary Gawthorpe

Empowering exhibition celebrates women’s place in history

Inspirational women who have blazed a trail through history are being celebrated in an empowering new exhibition in Leeds. A Woman’s Place? opens at Kirkstall’s...
Leeds Bridge

Leeds Bridge restrictions to begin for maintenance scheme

Traffic restrictions to allow essential maintenance works to be carried out on Leeds Bridge are to begin this weekend. From Sunday 21 January, no traffic...
Silver wine cooler

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- Silver wine cooler

The gigantic silver wine cooler that dominates the dining room at Temple Newsam House is a truly dazzling sight to behold. Weighing an impressive 2,500...
Child Friendly Leeds

Shortlist revealed for the 2018 Child Friendly Leeds awards

The names of the people, places and organisations shortlisted for the 2018 Child Friendly Leeds Awards have now been revealed. The winners will be officially...
Meanwood Valley

Important nature sites receive National Lottery funding

Leeds City Council and Meanwood Valley Partnership have been jointly awarded £65,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Meanwood Valley: Wilderness on...
Leeds City Region

Leeds City Region leaders publish plan to transform transport in the North

Plans for future transport investment in Leeds City Region and the wider North of England have been outlined today at an event marking the...