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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...
Site Allocations Plan (SAP)

Consultation on future green belt housing changes in Leeds begins

Public consultation has begun today on proposals by Leeds City Council to protect 33 housing sites in green belt areas of the city. As part...
East Leeds Orbital Road (ELOR)

Statement regarding Carillion

Following media interest, Leeds City Council wishes to clarify that no final contract was given to Carillion in regards to the East Leeds Orbital...
Ofsted

Leeds children’s short breaks home rated outstanding by inspectors

A Leeds children’s home which provides short breaks and respite for children and young people with complex needs and disabilities has been rated as...
High-Speed Rail

Leeds City Region plan to maximise HS2 impact launched

An ambitious plan to use HS2 as the spark to create thousands of jobs for the Leeds City Region is launched today. Around 300,000 jobs...
Tea at Temple Newsam

Curator’s fascinating find reveals Temple Newsam was a tea time trailblazer

It’s the quintessentially British brew that over the centuries has been enjoyed by everyone from Yorkshire’s lords and ladies, to its miners and mill...
Seagulls paint re-use contract extention

A brush with the best as council signs contract with local social enterprise

A local paint re-use company has proved so successful with people flocking to support their cause that the council has renewed and extended a...
Queens of Industry

Object of the week- Railway Queen’s gown

For the hard-working women once chosen to represent some of the country’s most prominent industries, suitably regal attire was an absolute must. This glamourous gown,...
Leeds Bridge

Leeds Bridge maintenance scheme set to start

A programme of urgent maintenance works is to begin next week on the historic Leeds Bridge. From Monday 8 January, work will start on essential works...
Hereford Calf

Cute new arrival marks the beginning of 2018 at Home Farm

A popular farm in Leeds received a New Year’s present to treasure this week following the arrival of a new bull calf. Traditional Hereford Cow...
Tour de Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire shows go back on the road

Welcome to Yorkshire has unveiled the first set of Tour de Yorkshire roadshows which will take place across the county in the run up...
British Empire Medal

Comment on New Year’s honours from leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor Judith Blake

Responding to the publication of the New Year's Honours 2018 list,  Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council said: "Congratulations to all those in Leeds...
Leeds Star Christmas and New Year Card

Our sincerest thanks and warmest wishes for the Holiday Season and throughout the New...

There are a lot of holidays during the year. Some of them are national, some of them are private or religious but one holiday...
Private Hire Drivers

Information regarding planned protest by Leeds private hire drivers

We have been notified of a planned "go slow" protest by private hire drivers in Leeds from 10pm on Friday, December 22 until 5am on...
Leeds Mummy

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- Coffin of Nesyamun

For more than three thousand years, Nesyamun’s mummified remains have resided in the beautiful, ornate coffin which is today on display at Leeds City...
Tropical World Young Ambassador

Tropical treat this Christmas as a new young ambassador is crowned

Leeds favourite attraction, Tropical World has crowned its first ever Young Ambassador – Thomas Paddy, 11 from Leeds. Thomas, beat off competition from the three other...
Visit Leeds

Visit Leeds is Yorkshire’s number one

Visit Leeds has climbed 44 places to be the number one in Yorkshire and the Humber and eighth nationally in the 2017 English Tourism Social...
Leeds Millennium Square Ice Cube

Keep cool at Millennium Square’s Ice Cube in the New Year

The Ice Cube, the city’s coolest attraction, will return to Millennium Square in February 2018, once again providing the opportunity for visitors of all ages...
Millennium Square

Spectacular return to Millennium Square for Opera North next summer

Opera North and Leeds City Council have announced more details of their return to Millennium Square next summer. With an eclectic mix of operatic and...
Leeds Kirkgate Market

Experience Christmas at Kirkgate after hours at the Night Market

Visitors to Leeds historic Kirkgate Market will enjoy an extra special treat when it once again opens its doors after dark, for a special...
Budget consultation December 2017

Budget consultation December 2017

Consultation is open for people to express their views on Leeds City Council's annual budget plans, which were published last week. The proposals are aimed at helping...
Leeds Bin App

Annual Christmas bin collection changes

Waste and recycling bin collection changes are to take place over the Christmas and new year period. Collections will take place up until and including...
Party Animals

Young people warned about the risks of party invites over the festive season

Young people across Leeds are being reminded how to keep themselves and their friends safe this party season, to avoid becoming a victim of...
George street artist's impression

Developers announced for major city centre development

The development company selected to carry out a major scheme to revitalise an historic street in Leeds city centre has been announced this week. Members...
Chippendale

Chippendale’s stunning furniture makes move to museum ahead of new exhibition

It could well be the most delicate and exclusive piece of removals work Leeds has ever seen. This week at Temple Newsam House, curators began...
West Yorkshire Playhouse

Green light for West Yorkshire Playhouse redevelopment

Arts Council England have today confirmed a total grant of £6.6m towards the landmark redevelopment of West Yorkshire Playhouse, with further news that the project...
School Admission Arrangements for 2019-2020

Consultation on School Admission arrangements for 2019/2020

Leeds City Council is currently consulting on changes to arrangements for school admissions for 2019-2020. In line with the School Admissions Code, admission authorities are...
Xmaslights

Lord Mayor’s official Christmas card for 2017 designed by 8-year-old

A winning design has been chosen by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Cllr Jane Dowson for her official Christmas card this year. The winner and...
Leeds Bridge

Leeds Bridge maintenance scheme starting in new year

A programme of urgent maintenance works is to begin early in the new year on the historic Leeds Bridge. From Monday 8 January 2018, work...
Cllr Charlwood launches Wykebeck

New complex needs day centres for people with dementia launched

An innovative service to support people in local communities with complex needs is opening in East Leeds. The formal opening ceremony of Wykebeck Valley Complex...
Buddhist Faith

Buddhist monks attend captivating new display

A fascinating collection of items has gone on display in Leeds as part of a new exhibition exploring the ancient history of the Buddhist...
Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme

Next phase of Leeds flood protection plans set to be submitted to government

The next phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme including plans to plant hundreds of thousands of new trees along the catchment of the...
Temple Newsam Christmas

A visit to house’s wonderful workshop is good for your elf

Hidden away, deep inside Temple Newsam House is a fantastically festive creation worthy of Santa’s most enterprising elves. The wonderful workshop will be the latest...
Budget Proposals 2017-18

Council continues efficiencies to tackle budget gap

Ever-increasing demand for adult social care services has led Leeds City Council to again propose adding an extra 3% to council tax to help...
Lizzie Deignan Tour de Yorkshire

Comment from Cllr Judith Blake on Leeds hosting the finish of the 2018 Tour...

Speaking on the news that Leeds will host the finale of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire on Sunday, May 6, the leader of Leeds City...
Headrow and Town Hall

Leeds first ever Compassionate City Awards takes place this week

Unsung heroes in Leeds will be recognised for their amazing contribution to the city at the first ever Compassionate City Awards taking place this...
Clean Air Zone (CAZ) Leeds

Leeds to consult on Clean Air Zone as air quality and health impacts are...

Leeds City Council is looking for the views of people living, working and commuting in Leeds and the wider region on its proposals to...
Temple Works

Temple Works: Leeds City Council planning position statement

Leeds City Council has prepared a planning position statement in response to the listing for sale through public auction of the privately owned Grade...
Middleton Park Bike Hub launch

Phase one of Middleton Park cycling hub officially opened

Phase one of an exciting new Urban Bike Park in south Leeds has officially opened this month. Funded by Leeds City Council, British Cycling and...
Pedestrian Zone Leeds

Further precautionary steps taken to manage unauthorised vehicle access to pedestrianised areas of city...

Temporary manual gates to support the existing vehicle access restrictions in place on pedestrianised areas of Leeds city centre have been installed. The gates will...
HS2 Leeds

Comment on new HS2 Ltd report

The Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake has made the following statement on today's report by HS2 Ltd - 'HS2: Getting the...
Harry Potter A History of Magic

New ‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’ exhibition set to light up Leeds Central...

A Harry Potter themed exhibition celebrating the origins and history of magic is set to open at Leeds Central Library this Sunday. Inspired by the...
Windmill Inn

All hands to the pumps as Windmill Inn celebrates boom in trade after flood-hit...

An award-winning village pub, which has been the focal point of the local community for over 400 years, is celebrating a resurgence in business...
European Capital of Culture 2023

Joint statement from the five cities bidding to be European Capital of Culture 2023

On Tuesday we met with representatives of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport including John Glen MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State...
Street Lighting in Leeds

Calls for views on ways to save money on street lighting in Leeds

The people of Leeds have their chance to share their views on the most effective way to save money and energy on street lights,...
Make Leeds 2023

Statement from Councillor Judith Blake on European Capital of Culture 2023

Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council: “We are hugely frustrated by the European Commission’s apparent proposal to remove the opportunity for a UK...
Councillor Rebecca Charlwood

Major digital health conference comes to Leeds

Leading health think tank The King’s Fund and Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board have teamed up to gather health data experts together in the...
Leeds Kirkgate Market

Christmas countdown begins at Leeds Kirkgate Market

Visitors to Leeds city centre are being invited to pop down to Leeds Kirkgate Market for a host of Christmas cheer from now until...
Lotherton Wildlife World

Penguins are the toast of the coast as spectacular new attraction opens

The city’s coolest residents were chilling by the pool today as they made some friends and showed off their spectacular new home. The excitable colony of 17...
Back to Basics

Summer symphonic spectacular returns to Millennium Square

A spectacular fusion of energetic dance anthems and the stunning sounds of an award-winning live orchestra will once again take over Millennium Square in...