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Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership

City agencies reinforce partnership approach to support victims of domestic violence and abuse

With the start of Safeguarding week (24 – 29 June), organisations in Leeds have reinforced their commitment to working together to support victims of...
Connecting Leeds

Senior councillors in Leeds to agree bus priority measures along the A61 North and...

Senior councillors in Leeds will discuss an update on the plan to transform transport and travel in and around the city at a meeting...
Leeds Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Week celebrations to begin in Leeds with flag-raising ceremony

In the 75th year following D-Day and the Battle of Monte Cassino, Leeds City Council Armed Forces Champions – Councillors Jane Dowson, Caroline Gruen...
Emerald Headingley Stadium

Completion of exciting Emerald Headingley Stadium refurbishment to be marked by special Community Engagement...

Two special celebration events are to be held this year to mark the completion of exciting redevelopment work at Emerald Headingley Stadium. In what promise...
One Adoption Leeds

A year of progress for West Yorkshire’s regional adoption agency

One Adoption West Yorkshire is bucking the national trend by approving more adopters for children in care across the region over the past year...
River Wharfe at Otley

Senior Leeds councillors set to back Otley flood prevention plans

Plans to protect homes and businesses in Otley from the risk of flooding are set to move a step closer at a meeting next...
Leeds Tropical World

Proposals for new indoor play facility at The Arnold and Marjorie Ziff Tropical World...

Proposals for a new state-of-the-art indoor play facility at one of the city’s most popular and enduring visitor attractions are set to be considered...
Leeds Core Strategy

Government planning inspectors’ final report on Leeds Site Allocations Plan being put forward for...

Senior councillors in Leeds are set to approve a recommendation at a meeting next week that the Site Allocations Plan for the city guiding...
Leeds 2023

Executive board ready to back Leeds Culture Trust

The newly-formed trust that will spearhead a game-changing cultural investment programme for Leeds is set to get the official backing of the city’s senior...

Leeds City Council leader calls for reduced gulf between UK cities and regions

Challenges facing the UK’s increasing regional inequality were highlighted by a range of policymakers, politicians and leaders from business, the media and civil society...
2019 Schools Yorkshire Tour

Leeds pupils take part in 200 mile Yorkshire cycle relay

Leeds pupils have taken part in the 2019 Schools Yorkshire Tour this week, a 200-mile cycle relay which aims to encourage more pupils to...
UCI Road World Champs 2019 Leeds

100 Days to the UCI Road World Championships

Celebrations are taking place across Yorkshire to mark 100 days to go until the 2019 UCI Road World Championships. Official Yorkshire 2019 flags have been...
Kully Thiarai

New creative director returns to Yorkshire to kickstart the next phase of Leeds 2023

Ground-breaking and highly respected theatre director Kully Thiarai will return to Leeds to oversee a major cultural investment programme culminating in a spectacular one...
Leeds Food Partnership Award

Bronze Birthday Present for Leeds Food Partnership

After just one year, the Leeds Food Partnership (LFP) is celebrating winning a prestigious accolade, The Sustainable Food Cities Bronze award. Set up in 2018,...
Child Friendly Leeds Live

CBeebies stars head to Millennium Square for the second Child Friendly Leeds Live event

Tickets are now on sale for Child Friendly Leeds Live 2019, which will be headlined by CBeebies’ Mr. Bloom & His Band with popular...
Leeds Secondary School Proposal

Consultation begins on new east Leeds secondary school proposal

Consultation is underway on a proposal to create a new eight-form entry secondary free school for pupils aged 11-16 in east Leeds. Leeds City Council...
UK2070 Commission

Leeds hosts UK2070 Commission to plan a fairer future UK economy

A report examining the impact of regional inequalities and ways that economic performance and life-chances in the UK are predicted to worsen unless drastic...
Leeds Dads

Leeds Dads host the biggest free Father’s Day party in the UK

This Father’s Day, Leeds Dads will be hosting a free ‘Dadtastic’ event to support dads to engage with their children. Dadtastic Day takes place on...
Leeds Citizens Advice Bureau

Lord Mayor and council leader attend special celebration for charity’s 80th birthday

The Lord Mayor and council leader welcomed guests to a special celebration for Citizens Advice Leeds’ 80th birthday on Tuesday 4 June. Held at Leeds...
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Miners dig deep to unearth estate’s pit history

A group of ex-pit workers from Leeds have gone back to the coal face, working with volunteers to unearth the history of mining at...
Lord Mayor of Leeds

New Leeds Lord Mayor officially announced

Councillor Eileen Taylor has been announced as the new Lord Mayor of Leeds for 2019/20. She was handed the chains at the council’s Annual General...
Pilot whale

Pilot project will piece together Leeds whale’s tragic tale

The skeleton of a majestic whale cruelly killed by fishermen 152 years ago will be reconstructed for a new display highlighting the plight of...
Leeds Lord Mayor's Charity Appeal

Leeds tallest abseil raises thousands of pounds in support of Lord Mayor’s appeal

In just over a few months Leeds City Council staff and partners have fundraised £3,605 in support of the Lord Mayor’s appeal. The Lord Mayor...
Leeds City Market

Young entrepreneurs set out their stall at Leeds Market as part of ‘Love your...

Young people from across Leeds and West Yorkshire will be showcasing their creative talents and business skills at Leeds City Market during Love Your...
Leeds Core Strategy

Public consultation to begin on proposed modifications to Leeds Core Strategy Selective Review

Public consultation on proposed modifications to the Leeds Core Strategy Selective Review is set to start. Leeds City Council’s executive board approved six weeks of...
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Take part in the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Leeds Just One Day...

Just One Day is an annual one day event where local communities, businesses and organisations are encouraged to come together and raise awareness and...
Temple Newsam House

National Lottery funding helps Temple Newsam team make history

For more than 500 years it’s been one of the cornerstones of Leeds’s history and heritage. Now a new project to help secure the historic...
Leeds Industrial Museum

Full steam ahead as Fiona gets fired up for mills weekend

After a lifetime toiling at the beating heart of British industry, she’s certainly earned a rest. But this weekend, Leeds Industrial Museum’s magnificent mill engine...
Happy Easter Leeds

We wish you a happy Easter, filled with happiness, peace and love

One of the most important holidays of Christianity is Easter. Everyone knows that Easter celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection but perhaps not many of us...
ICC Cricket World Cup

‘India’s biggest cricket fan’ enjoys the delights of Leeds as part of tour of...

Visit Britain have been running a campaign in India to find the country’s biggest cricket fan ahead of this year’s Cricket World Cup. The enthusiasm...
St Peter's Singers of Leeds

St Peter’s Singers present JS Bach’s dramatic and stunningly beautiful setting of the story...

St. Peter’s Singers of Leeds present Music for Good Friday on 19 April at 7.00pm at Leeds Minster. This year the St Peter’s Singers present...
LANDART Wentworth Woodhouse

Gear up to welcome the world’s best cyclists

With just over a fortnight to go until the start of the Tour de Yorkshire, organisers Welcome to Yorkshire are reminding people to get...
Leeds Primary School Places

Increase in children in Leeds being offered first preference primary school places

Families in Leeds applying for their child’s first primary school place are receiving their offers and more of them are being offered their first...
Leeds City Museum

Face facts, museum’s new display of figures is ancient history

It’s a tradition which began 40,000 years ago with an artistic Stone Age human and a spare piece of mammoth tusk. Now a new museum...
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Leeds can become a carbon neutral city by 2050

Leeds can become a carbon neutral city by 2050—and could potentially achieve the 2030 target in the climate emergency motion passed by councillors on...
Leeds Park Row

Senior councillors in Leeds to agree £20.7 million plan to transform city centre transport

Senior councillors in Leeds will discuss an update on plans to transform transport and travel in and around the city centre at a meeting...
Leeds PIPES network

Phase two of Leeds PIPES district heating network set to get the go ahead

The Leeds PIPES district heating network (DHN) could be rolled out across the city centre sooner than expected thanks to the opportunity to coordinate...
Public Health England (PHE)

New funding promises extra support for people with alcohol problems

As part of new national capital funding awarded by Public Health England (PHE) to help improve the lives of those affected by alcohol, Leeds...
Leeds Channel 4

Leeds welcomes announcement from Channel 4 about the composition of National HQ in the...

Leeds and the wider city region welcome the news from Channel 4 that creative and digital departments will sit at the heart of the...
Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership

Employment Hub launched in Leeds City Region

A new Employment Hub has launched as part of Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership’s (the LEP) commitment to address current and future skills shortages...
Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair

Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair

The largest Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair in the north returns to the Leeds first direct arena on Monday 4 March, 4pm – 8pm. The event kick...
Pact

Independent film and TV production sector in Leeds receives another boost

The trade association for independent TV production companies in the UK has announced it will open an office in Leeds later this year. Pact has...
Harriet Stevens with sisters Jessica Russell and Rachel Stevens holding their grandparent's wedding photo outside Leeds City Museum.

Moving wartime story sparks search for Leeds lifesaver’s descendants

Descendants of a Jewish family who fled from Vienna to Leeds to escape the Nazis are searching for more details about the local businessman...
Michael Morpurgo A Lifetime in Stories

Museum steps inside the stories of Michael Morpurgo

Captivating tales penned by one of the nation’s best-loved children’s storytellers have come to life in a new exhibition in Leeds. Curated by Seven Stories,...
Leeds Ice Cube

Skate expectations as Ice Cube returns to Millennium Square

Thousands of people across Leeds will be getting their skates on this winter now one of the city’s coolest attractions has returned to Millennium...
Armistice 100

Object of the week- Madge Howdill’s flag

This eye-catching flag was made more than a century ago by an excited Leeds teenager eager to celebrate the end of war. Madge Howdill, who...
Wear Red Day

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

Children’s Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF) are once again hoping to see a red wave across our region on February 1st to help support babies...
White Rose Energy

Council energy provider beats ‘Big Six’ on customer satisfaction

Customers of Leeds City Council’s not-for-profit energy provider enjoy some of the best customer service in the country, according to a new Which? survey. Which?...
Micklefield Church of England Primary School

Consultations begin on new school places in east Leeds

Consultation has started this week on provision of new school places in east Leeds. Leeds City Council is proposing to permanently expand Micklefield Church of...
Rugby League World Cup 2021

A statement from Leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor Judith Blake on the news...

The Leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor Judith Blake has commented on the news that Leeds has been chosen as a host city for...