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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...
Foster for Leeds

Become a foster carer and change a child’s life forever

Exceptional people are being sought by Leeds City Council to help change a child’s life forever, by becoming a foster carer and part of...
East Coast Main Line

Response to East Coast Main Line Transport Secretary announcement

Leeds City Council's Leader, Councillor Judith Blake, has made the following response to the announcement by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling that the East Coast...
Go Ape Leeds Temple Newsam Park

Hit the heights at new Temple Newsam Park ‘Go Ape’ attraction

An exciting aerial adventure course has officially opened in a popular east Leeds park this week. Set within the confines of Menagerie Wood in the...
Leeds Rhinos

Rhinos make more sporting history with new museum display

A new display celebrating the extraordinary sporting legacy of the Leeds Rhinos has been unveiled at Leeds City Museum. Featuring vintage photos, kits, programmes and...
Lord Jim O'Neill

Leeds council leader’s response to Lord O’Neill devolution comments

Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, said: “One Yorkshire isn’t just a bold ambition – things have moved on considerably since we pledged...
Leeds City Region

City Region Bid Calls for Channel 4 to Spark a New Revolution

Leeds City Region has submitted its bid to Channel 4 for the broadcasters’ new National HQ outside of London. The bid which responds to the...
Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Programme

Leeds City team to reap rewards from MIT leadership programme

A Leeds City team has successfully bid for a place on a prestigious leadership programme run by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of...
Leeds Discovery Centre Tasmanian tiger

Object of the week- Tasmanian wolf specimens

Researchers may have finally laid to rest the age-old question of whether the mysterious Tasmanian wolf might still be alive somewhere. But one place you...
A658 Pool Bank New Road

Reminder: Culvert repair works to be carried out on A658 Pool Bank New Road...

A project to carry out essential works to repair a culvert under the A658 Pool Bank New Road in Leeds is to begin tomorrow...
Tour de Yorkshire

Leeds City Council comment on the Tour de Yorkshire finale

Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet sealed overall victory in the Tour de Yorkshire in one of the most memorable finishes in the race's short...
Threads for Treads

Saddle up for celebration of vintage cycling style on TdY weekend

It may not look like the ideal athletic attire for anyone taking a two-wheeled tour of Yorkshire. But long before the age of Lycra, well-made...
Local Elections 2018

New political make-up of Leeds City Council

As a result of the local elections in Leeds which saw 33 wards contested and three councillors elected per ward, the new make-up of...
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Record number of volunteers needed for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

The recruitment of 4,000 volunteers for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England & Wales is now open to the public. World Cup Cricketers will...
Leeds Compost Week

Leeds residents encouraged to give composting a go for International Compost Week

Leeds City Council is inviting residents to come and learn about the many benefits of composting from an expert, as they prepare to tour...
William Potts Clock

Object of the week- Potts clock

Once a faithful timepiece at one of the North's favourite seaside getaways, this impressive clock has finally come home to Leeds. Made by famous Leeds...
Teenage Kicks

Young volunteers get a kick out of bridging generation gap

Memories of The Beatles, Bowie, football and festivals have been brought together in a new display celebrating growing up in Leeds. Young history buffs at...
Asda and Sainsbury’s Merger

Leeds City Council statement on proposed Asda and Sainsbury’s merger

Leeds City Council has responded to the news of the proposed merger between two of the big four supermarkets: Asda, which has its headquarters...
Local Elections 2018

Use your three votes in Leeds City Council elections

Leeds City Council is reminding residents that they can vote for three candidates and not just the usual one in this week’s local elections. All...
Tour de Yorkshire

The Tour de Yorkshire – everything you need to know before the race arrives...

The hugely anticipated fourth edition of the Tour de Yorkshire international cycle race is now less than a week away. Excitement is building in Leeds...
International Cricket Council World Cup

Leeds to host four 2019 International Cricket Council World Cup matches

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that Leeds will host four 2019 ICC World Cup matches next June and July. Headingley will welcome England,...
Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish back in action at Tour de Yorkshire!

Tour de Yorkshire organisers Welcome to Yorkshire are delighted that Mark Cavendish has confirmed he will return to racing after injury at the 2018...
Katie Rushworth

Join us for the Kirkgate Market Garden Event ‘Love your Garden’

Welcome to Leeds Kirkgate Market is a shopper’s paradise from fresh food, drink and fashion to jewellery, flowers, hardware and haberdashery. At the heart of the...
Leeds Primary School

More children in Leeds get 1st preference in this year’s primary school places offer...

Families applying for their child’s first primary school place are receiving their offers today (16 April) and more of them are being offered their...
A658 Pool Bank New Road culvert

Culvert repair works to be carried out on A658 Pool Bank New Road

A project to carry out essential works to repair a culvert under the A658 Pool Bank New Road in Leeds is to begin next...
Leeds Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics

Top names announced for summer orchestral extravaganza

Dance music legends Robin S, Utah Saints and Alison Limerick have been confirmed as the headline special guests for the return of The Symphonic...
Beer at Temple Newsam

Object of the week- Puzzle jug

A puzzling pub peculiarity, this dainty-looking jug was once a popular way for landlords to keep their punters entertained. Known as a puzzle jug, the...
Chippendale and gin

Museum-goers set for a gin-credible history lesson, by George!

A delicious taste of the elegance, opulence and extravagance of life in Georgian Britain will be served up to museum-goers in Leeds. The rise of...
Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP)

New name for Leeds Safeguarding Children Board

The board responsible for overseeing the city’s safeguarding measures for children and young people in Leeds has a new name from this week. Following a...
Your Vote Matters

Candidates standing in Leeds City Council election May 3 2018

The below information relates the election which will be held on 3 May 2018. All the seats for Leeds City Council are up for election...
Lizzie-Deignan-Tour-de-Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire – the four week countdown begins

With just four weeks to go until the Tour de Yorkshire comes to Leeds, here’s everything you need to know to make the most...
Strafford's Royal Flying Corp Squadron

Young curators pay tribute to city’s own flying aces

They were the daredevil Yorkshire pilots who courageously took to the skies during the historic air battles of the First World War. Now the heroic...
Harrison Clock

Object of the week- The Harrison clock

At first glance, this long case clock may look like nothing more than a rather ornate antique timepiece. But delve a little further into the...
Easter Leeds Star

Easter Holiday: “We wish you a Happy Easter”

Easter is one of the most important and popular Christian holidays observed in the modern Christian churches. It is celebrated to commemorate the resurrection...
Yorkshire Regiment

Heroic deeds of Garforth soldier awarded Victoria Cross during First World War recognised with...

A soldier who was awarded a Victoria Cross (VC) for his remarkable bravery during the First World War has been recognised with a special...
Leeds-Clean-Air-Zone

£1.8m funding for initial air quality work welcomed by Leeds City Council

Leeds City Council has welcomed today’s announcement by Defra (Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) of funding of £1.8m to help the city...
TdY trophy tour - Cllr Blake - Leeds Urban Bike Park

The Tour de Yorkshire trophies have come to town!

Schoolchildren in Leeds were given the chance to see the famous Tour de Yorkshire trophies today as the leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor...
Roller Disco

Get your skates on for a Roller Disco in Leeds city centre this Easter

Children and young people across the city will have the chance to get their skates on at a new pop-up roller disco this Easter. The...
East Leeds

New fire safety measures agreed for east Leeds high rise blocks

New sprinkler systems are to be retrofitted to 21 Leeds City Council-owned residential high-rise blocks in east Leeds after an opportunity arose to bring...
Leeds City Council

Council throws down the challenge to get Leeds recycling

Leeds City Council is challenging the city to recycle more, with almost a third of the average general waste bin still made up of...