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Leeds to host King’s Fund 2018 healthy cities conference

With Leeds rated as one of the best cities for health and wellbeing, on Tuesday 17 July it will host a major conference looking...
FIFA World Cup England v Belgium

Millennium Square big screen – England v Belgium

Football fans are being advised that England’s third-place play-off match against Belgium on Saturday will not be shown on Millennium Square’s big screen. This decision...
Leeds Discovery Centre

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- Giant squid model

Staring down imposingly from above the store entrance at Leeds Discovery Centre, this giant monster of the deep is one of the more bizarre...
Leeds Storm Eva Flooding

Council issues update on flood prevention guidance and sandbag policy for Leeds

Leeds City Council has today issued an update on its sandbag policy in order to help raise awareness of what to do in the...
Leeds City Centre

It’s more than temperatures rising in Leeds as visitor numbers hit record levels

Visit Leeds has announced that data from the recent STEAM survey, which measures the economic impact of the tourism industry in the UK, recorded...
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Admissions policy for England v Croatia on Millennium Square big screen

Ahead of England’s momentous FIFA World Cup semi-final clash against Croatia on Wednesday, fans wishing to watch the match on Millennium Square’s big screen...
Independent Directions Film Festival (INDIs)

INDIs Film Festival sets agenda for future film industry

The Independent Directions Film Festival (INDIs) returns to Leeds from July 20-22, championing young creatives by giving them the opportunity to kick-start their careers...
'Find out about social care'

Care services to be showcased at marketplace event

Visitors to Kirkgate Market this Thursday can get their bargain shopping and, thanks to a one-day marketplace event, also find out about social care...
England

Admissions policy for England v Sweden on Millennium Square big screen

Football fans wishing to watch England’s crunch quarter-final clash against Sweden on the big screen in Millennium Square are being reminded on the rules...
Chocolate at Temple Newsam

Archives choc full of tales about sweet life of estate’s lords and ladies

Sweet-toothed aristocrats in Leeds were among the country’s earliest chocoholics, fascinating new documents have revealed. Ahead of tomorrow’s World Chocolate Day, an exquisite bill of...
Leeds Core Strategy

Public hearings on future Leeds housing plans set to begin

The proposed locations of future new housing across Leeds will be discussed at public hearings beginning next week. Starting at 1 pm on Monday 9...
¡VAMOS!

Samba sounds return to square this summer

Millennium Square is set to host a sizzling Sunday of Samba next month when the spectacular ¡VAMOS! festival returns to Leeds. Now in its fourth...
Rebecca Machin, Leeds Museums and Galleries' curator of natural sciences with a Eurasian beaver on display at Leeds City Museum

Exhibition explores animal kingdom’s grand designs and miniature marvels

Beautiful creations made by some of the natural world’s most accomplished animal architects have been revealed in a new exhibition in Leeds. Using objects carefully...
Temple Newsam House

Journey through time at Temple Newsam this weekend

Take a stroll through the centuries this weekend as the historic Temple Newsam estate travels back in time through several periods of history. Time travellers...
A658 Pool Bank New Road

Culvert repair works needing to be extended on A658 Pool Bank New Road

A project to carry out essential repairs to a culvert under the A658 Pool Bank New Road is needing to be significantly extended following...
Leeds Bins App

Sort it out Leeds – it’s as simple as 1,2,4!

Leeds residents will be sorted when it comes to recycling after the local council has responded to citywide feedback suggesting people want to know...
White Rose

Public engagement on new rail stations in Leeds has started this week

Public engagement on plans to create two new rail stations in Leeds has started this week. Details of the proposals for new stations at White...
Schools Yorkshire Tour 2018

A big Leeds welcome for the Schools Yorkshire Tour

Pupils from Brownhill Primary School and St. Augustine’s Catholic Primary School in Leeds have brought the 400-mile cycling relay which has been winding its...
England World Cup

Make sure you don’t miss a second of the action on Millennium Square as...

Football fans are being asked to arrive in good time tomorrow if they are planning to watch England’s crucial last 16 World Cup clash...
Benton Park

Consultation begins on providing more secondary school places in north Leeds

A consultation starts this week on providing more secondary school places at Benton Park School in Yeadon. Following a stakeholder engagement event in the area...
Albert Stockwell's diary

Diary display sees Leeds WW1 prisoner’s powerful story retold

The emotional first-hand account of a Leeds man held captive in a German First World War internment camp has been rediscovered by a group...
Newborn fawns Lotherton

Visitors delighted as Lotherton welcomes 25 newborn fawns

Historic Leeds country estate, Lotherton, is celebrating the safe arrival of 25 stunning newborn fawns. The new members of the Lotherton family are busy settling...
Leeds in Bloom

Green fingered youngsters celebrated in this year’s Leeds in Bloom awards

Green-fingered youngsters from across the city were invited to a celebration at Leeds Civic Hall this month as part of the annual Leeds in...
Leeds LED street lights

Proposals for LED street light upgrades in Leeds

A recommendation to upgrade all street lights in the city is to be put to Leeds City Council later this year. Proposals to convert approximately...
Headingley Redevelopment

Exciting redevelopment work at Emerald Headingley Stadium continues at a pace

The leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake has paid a visit to Emerald Headingley Stadium to see how work is progressing on...
Schools Yorkshire Tour 2018

Leeds pupils bring 400 mile Yorkshire school cycle relay to a close

Children and young people from 27 Leeds schools will be taking part in the final stage of the 400-mile cycling relay which has made...
PSPO Local Authority

New changes to dog control and littering enforcement in Leeds

New restrictions around littering, smoking in children’s play areas and dog control will come into place in Leeds next month. From the 1 July 2018,...
Stanningley Bypass (A647) - Swinnow Road

Update on A647 Stanningley Bypass road surface issue

Leeds City Council is currently carrying out emergency work to the A647 Stanningley Bypass to repair part of the road surface which has risen...
A658 Pool Bank New Road

Temporary Thursday night road closure on A658 Pool Bank New Road

The A658 Pool Bank New Road is to be fully closed for approximately two hours overnight on Thursday as part of the ongoing works...
Convention of the North

Date announced for Convention of the North

A Convention of the North is to be established this summer as leaders seek to create a powerful new voice for the north. On September...
Leeds By Example

Industry giants join forces to tackle ‘on-the-go’ recycling

The environmental behaviour change charity Hubbub and recycling compliance scheme Ecosurety are bringing together a unique partnership of big businesses in a bid to...
Leeds Skyline

New strategy to ensure all communities in Leeds benefit from thriving city

Twelve ‘big ideas’ for delivering inclusive growth as part of a wider strategy are set to be considered by senior councillors next week. The Leeds...
Kirkstall Weir

Initial sketches released of how Leeds flood scheme phase could look

Initial sketches of how the next phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme to reduce flood risk in the city could look have been...
Connecting Leeds

Next phase of Connecting Leeds consultation starts this week

The next phase of public consultation on measures to help transform transport and travel in and around Leeds starts this week. A series of public...
Leeds Road Closed

Road closures to be in place for maintenance work on two Leeds bridges

Work to carry out essential maintenance on two bridges in Leeds is to be carried out from this weekend. The Henconner Lane Bridge in Bramley...
Leeds Meets Shakespeare

Leeds pupils are all a ‘Bard’ for Shakespeare celebration

Pupils from six Leeds schools are to attend a special event tomorrow to celebrate their hard work and success after taking part in the...
West Yorkshire Playhouse

Progress report due on landmark Playhouse project

Senior councillors in Leeds will be updated on the ongoing requirements for the transformation of the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Members of the council’s executive board...
Waddingtons Collection

Object of the week- Grade Up to Elite Cow

Billed as “a game of skill and chance for dairy farmers”, it’s safe to say board game Grade Up to Elite Cow isn’t exactly...
Chamber waterfront report

Senior councillors asked to approve plans to transform Leeds waterfront

Senior councillors in Leeds will be asked next week to approve creating a new fund to help transform the waterfront of the city centre...
Best speaker winner, schools debating competition 2018

Leeds youngsters put their debating skills to the test

Pupils from across Leeds primary schools demonstrated their debating skills at a special competition at Leeds Civic Hall last week. To support and encourage Leeds...
Leeds Money Information Centre

Consultation launched on changes to gambling policy

People are being urged to have their say on changes to the council’s gambling policy during a three-month public consultation that launched last week. The...
Leeds Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day celebrations in the city marked with flag raising ceremony

The Armed Forces Day flag has been proudly raised in the city, ahead of Leeds Armed Forces Day this Saturday (June 23). Joining the Lord...
Clean Air Leeds

Final chance to comment on a clean air charging zone for Leeds

The statutory consultation on the proposed clean air charging zone in Leeds will launch later this month. The council has been directed by the government...
Otley Flood Alleviation Scheme

Opportunity to shape plans to reduce flood risk in Otley

Otley residents and businesses are invited to come and hear about a shortlist of options to reduce flood risk in the town at an...
Leeds City Council, The Luna Cinema

Enjoy the magic of cinema under the stars in Millennium Square this summer

Cementing its place as the country’s leading producer of open-air film screenings. The Luna Cinema is delighted to announce that it is partnering with Leeds...
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Experience the magic of The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics event on Millennium...

Programmed by Leeds City Council, the annual Millennium Square Summer Series returns for a fourth year in July and August 2018, serving up a...
Golden Acre Park

Two-metre tall South American plant with a grisly reputation takes centre stage at popular...

A rare, huge plant from South America with a fearsome reputation of being able to trap and eat sheep and small mammals is now...
Leeds Merrion House

New city centre customer hub opens to the public after Merrion House refurbishment

Leeds City Council staff have completed a move back into Merrion House after an 18-month refurbishment to the ten storey office block in partnership...
Children’s Heart Surgery Fund

Could you take on a 30th themed challenge for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund’s Anniversary...

Whether you’re walking 30km around your local park, giving up chocolate for 30 days or swimming 30 lengths at your local pool, you’ll take...
Clean Air Leeds

Breathe clean by going green in Leeds for Clean Air Day 2018

People living and commuting into Leeds are being asked to ‘Go Green’ on Thursday 21 June for Clean Air Day 2018 to show their...