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Councillor Eileen Taylor presenting Major Watts with medal

Lord Mayor honoured to present Royal Army Major with service medal

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Eileen Taylor, welcomed Major David Watts to Leeds Civic Hall this month to present him with a medal following his...
Leeds Park and Ride - Elland Road

Building work for Elland Road park and ride expansion begins

Construction work to create an extra 550 spaces to Elland Road park and ride has started. The Council’s Connecting Leeds programme is set to create...
Tall Buildings Design Guide for Leeds

Public consultation begins on tall buildings design guidance for Leeds

Public consultation is now underway on the Tall Buildings Design Guide for Leeds. Designed to advise on buildings that are taller than their neighbours, the...
Secondary school places in Leeds

Applications open for secondary school places in Leeds

Parents and carers across Leeds are being reminded to get their applications in for their child’s secondary school place for September next year. Although it...
Leeds Bridge

Leeds Bridge completion gives a breath of fresh Aire for an historic landmark

Local businesses, representatives from The Leeds Civic Trust and Executive Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development, Councillor Lisa Mulherin marked the completion...
Leeds TV and Film studio

New state of the art TV and Film studio will position city centre-stage

The old Polestar Petty printworks on Whitehall road has been identified as the location for a new world-class TV and Film studio in Leeds. With...
Tony.Harrison - Leeds Award

Celebrated Leeds-born poet and playwright Tony Harrison receives prestigious Leeds Award

Distinguished Leeds-born poet and playwright Tony Harrison, has received one of the city’s highest civic honours. On hand to present Tony with a ‘Leeds Award’...
Leeds City Centre

£20m major works to start on transforming The Headrow in Leeds

From September 2019, bus services and stops in Leeds city centre will change as Connecting Leeds starts major works on The Headrow. Leeds City Council’s...
Big Leeds Climate Conversation

Big Leeds Climate Conversation begins

Leeds City Council and the Leeds Climate Commission have kicked off a three-month consultation on climate change at a packed launch event held at...
Foster4Leeds

First of its kind Faith in Fostering event

Leeds City Council’s fostering team, Foster 4 Leeds in partnership with Kirklees and York Councils’ fostering teams recently hosted a pioneering event, Faith in...
Leeds Market

Shop plastic free at Leeds Kirkgate Market this summer

July has been named Plastic Free July by the Plastic Free Foundation and you can’t shop more ‘plastic-free’ than at Leeds Market. The market has...
Child Bereavement UK

New children and families bereavement service officially launches in Leeds

Leeds City Council has launched a new service to support the estimated 5% of school-aged children and young people living in Leeds who have...
Lisbon Street

Major development opportunity comes to the market in the ‘West End’ of Leeds

A rare opportunity to purchase and develop a major site in a well-connected and established urban quarter of Leeds city centre is being brought...
Leeds Compassionate City Awards

Nominations are now open for Leeds Compassionate City Awards 2019

Nominations are now open for Leeds City Council’s Compassionate City Awards. The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 5 December 2019. Now in their...
Leeds Playhouse

Vibrant new entrance to Leeds Playhouse honours Yorkshire ceramic tradition

An eye-catching tribute to the city’s ceramic heritage has begun to take shape as part of the ambitious project. The latest phase in the much-loved...
Leeds Street Lights

Street lights conversion programme for Leeds to deliver 62 per cent energy savings

Leeds City Council has issued an update on the progress of the programme to upgrade all street lights in the city to make them...
Leeds ‘Healthy Schools’, ‘Investors in Pupils’ and ‘MindMate Champion’ programmes

Schools to be awarded for commitment to health and wellbeing

Schools from across the city are coming together this week to celebrate their commitment to health and wellbeing at a special celebration event. Pupils and...
Lord Mayor of Leeds, Cllr Eileen Taylor

Lord Mayor leads celebration of small groups and charities in Leeds

Over 100 small voluntary groups and charities in Leeds have been recognised by the Lord Mayor of Leeds for the contribution they make to...
Postcard of Redcar from the Pier which refers to Carl de Bruyne, one of the Belgian refugees who came to Otley

Documents reveal how Leeds folk stepped in to give refugees a home

Historic documents revealing how a Leeds market town embraced refugees fleeing the horrors of war-torn Europe will go on display in a new exhibition...

Children’s Heart Surgery Fund: support hearts for life and make a difference

Your generosity can really mean the world to children and adults with congenital heart disease across Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. Whatever you can give...
2019 ICC Cricket World Cup

Cricket fans in Leeds set to be bowled over as two new non-turf pitches...

With the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup now in full swing, fans of all ages will have the chance to emulate their heroes from...
Leeds Temple Newsam

Time travellers turn back the clock at Temple Newsam

Colourful characters plucked from the pages of history will to come face-to-face with visitors in the stunning surroundings of modern day Temple Newsam. The estate’s...
Leeds Armed Forces Day

Leeds Armed Forces Day to be marked by a day of festivities and excitement

People of all ages are once again being invited to celebrate the courage, dedication commitment of the British Armed Forces, as part of Leeds...
Leeds Clean Air Charging Zone

Installation begins for Clean Air Charging Zone infrastructure

Leeds City Council has begun to install the camera infrastructure required to monitor and enforce the Clean Air Charging Zone (CAZ). When live the zone...
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Works confirmed for next phase of Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme after £76m contract signed

The next phase of work on a major project to protect Leeds from the risk of flooding has been confirmed after the contract for...
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...