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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...
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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...
Leeds Kirkgate Market

Hop down to Kirkgate Market this Easter for fun activities for all

Children and adults alike will all be well catered for this Easter at Leeds Kirkgate Market with a basket-load of fun and interesting activities...
Leeds Civic Hall

Snow is no barrier for Civic Enterprise staff

Supporting vulnerable service users is part of the day to day business for many services at Leeds City Council and staff who work for...
Specialist Autism Services

New programme to boost number of people with autism accessing city-wide apprenticeships introduced

An innovative project aiming to increase the number of people with autism accessing apprenticeships and jobs in Leeds is now open to applications. Working closely...
Moor Allerton Hall Primary School

Consultation launched on more school places for North Leeds

A consultation to expand a primary school in north Leeds has begun today. Moor Allerton Hall Primary school in north Leeds currently has a reception...
Temple Newsam

Enjoy the magic of Temple Newsam estate’s Springtime Babies event this Easter

A host of cute animals will be taking centre stage this Easter as Temple Newsam estate prepares to host its annual ‘Springtime Babies’ festivities. Held...
Leeds Welding Company (LWC)

Leeds engineering firm aims for step change with £1.5m investment

Laser cutting and metal fabrication business Leeds Welding Company (LWC) Ltd is investing in future growth, with support from the Leeds City Region Enterprise...
Leeds Site Allocations Plan

Amended Site Allocations Plan for Leeds submitted to government

Leeds City Council has today submitted its amended Site Allocations Plan which will guide all future housing in the city to the government for...
Leeds Ofo bikes

Leeds dockless bike hire scheme to launch in May

The world’s first dockless hire scheme, Ofo, will launch in Leeds on Tuesday 15 May with a fleet of 1,000 bikes. The Leeds scheme will...
George Street Leeds

Plans for the redevelopment of George Street to go on display

Leeds City Council and development partners Town Centre Securities (TCS), are to ask for feedback on plans to regenerate the historic George Street and...
Leeds Law Society and Leeds City Council

Legal conference highlights Leeds as the UK centre of excellence outside capital

Leeds will once again host a major business event to highlight the city’s growing stature as the UK centre of excellence for legal services...
New York Road Tunnel in Leeds

New York Road Tunnel in Leeds partly closed this weekend

The New York Road Tunnel in Leeds will be partly closed this weekend to allow essential maintenance and ground investigations work to take place. The...
Shared Lives

More paid carers needed to support adults with care and support needs

Leeds City Council is on the lookout to recruit more Shared Lives carers to support adults with a range of care needs. People who are...
Leeds Housing Infrastructure Fund

Comment on government Housing Infrastructure Fund announcement

Leeds City Council has welcomed a government announcement that a bid for funding of up to £113million for city centre infrastructure investment to support...
Leeds City Council

First tree planted as part of natural flood management pilot for River Aire

The first of thousands of trees to be planted across the upper River Aire catchment took place today (Tuesday) as part of a pilot...
Temple Newsam House

New Beer exhibition will be the toast of Temple Newsam

Beneath the lavish halls and chambers of Temple Newsam House, a huge network of cellars was once liberally stocked with thousands upon thousands of...
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New report warns of challenging times for Leeds health

Prospects for continuing improvements to people’s health in Leeds are under threat according to the latest annual report from Leeds Director of Public Health. Dr...
Children's Heart Surgery Fund

Children’s Heart Surgery Fund: Support Hearts for life and win

Support hearts for life and win. For £1 a week, you have a chance of winning £100, every week! Because our lottery is smaller...
Alan Hinkes OBE braves a blizzard on one of his daredevil climbs

Himalayan exhibition scales spectacular heights of fashion

A new exhibition will reach the pinnacle of sartorial style by exploring flamboyant fashions from the home of the world’s highest mountains. Lotherton’s new Himalayan...
Shakespeare Primary School Leeds

Council unveils additional school places for Harehills

Following an upturn in the numbers of primary school aged children in the Harehills area of the city in the last 12 months, Leeds...
Flamingos at Lotherton bird garden

Flamingos living the high life in luxurious new home

A flock of fabulous flamingos will be in the pink as they spread their wings inside a spectacular new enclosure. The colourfully-feathered birds will explore...

New scheme to increase participation by the BME community in city apprenticeships begins

An initiative aiming to boost participation by Black and Minority (BME) young people in apprenticeships has been launched by Leeds City Council. Aiming to engage...
Leeds First White Cloth Hall

Grant funding will transform historic Leeds building

A project to transform one of Leeds’s most important heritage assets could be set for a major funding boost thanks to an innovative, Heritage...
Charlatans ‘Live All Over The World’

Live screening of The Charlatans at Leeds Kirkgate Market

Leeds City Council is excited to announce that Leeds Kirkgate Market will host a live screening of The Charlatans homecoming gig, which is taking...
Arooj Creative Writing Competition

Pupils praised for perfect prose

Pupils who have been taking part in a creative writing competition will be awarded for their poetic and literary efforts at a civic ceremony...
Leeds

Public realm improvements in communities across the city set to take centre stage at...

A range of significant public realm improvements in and around the city’s town and local centres are set to be considered by senior councillors...
Leeds 20mph speed limit

Council chiefs in Leeds set to approve completing 20mph speed limit programme

Approval to complete a programme introducing 20 miles per hour speed limits in areas of Leeds to improve road safety is expected to be...
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Council Brings Forward More Primary school places for North Leeds

Leeds City Council’s executive board will consider recommendations to permanently expand Allerton Church of England Primary School when it meets next week. Following several rounds...
Connecting Leeds

New smart signalling system set to help traffic SCOOT along major Leeds road

Senior councillors in Leeds will be asked to approve the introduction of new technology to improve traffic flow on one of the busiest roads...
Spring Statement 2018

Leeds City Council comment on Spring budget statement

Spring Statement 2018: what you need to know. The Spring Statement gives people and businesses certainty and stability to plan for the future. Major tax or...
Leeds Young Film Festival

Leeds Young Film Festival announces 2018 line-up

United Kingdom premieres, BAFTA and OSCAR nominated movies, artists from BAFTA winning shows delivering workshops and a mysterious Anti-Gravity Box are just a few...
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Keep it out and help Leeds smokers quit

A regional campaign to crack down on illegal tobacco sales is being backed by Leeds City Council as part of ‘Keep it Out’ in...