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Michael Morpurgo A Lifetime in Stories

Museum steps inside the stories of Michael Morpurgo

Captivating tales penned by one of the nation’s best-loved children’s storytellers have come to life in a new exhibition in Leeds. Curated by Seven Stories,...
Leeds Ice Cube

Skate expectations as Ice Cube returns to Millennium Square

Thousands of people across Leeds will be getting their skates on this winter now one of the city’s coolest attractions has returned to Millennium...
Armistice 100

Object of the week- Madge Howdill’s flag

This eye-catching flag was made more than a century ago by an excited Leeds teenager eager to celebrate the end of war. Madge Howdill, who...
Wear Red Day

Support Children’s Heart Surgery Fund this Wear Red Day and help children and adults...

Children’s Heart Surgery Fund (CHSF) are once again hoping to see a red wave across our region on February 1st to help support babies...
White Rose Energy

Council energy provider beats ‘Big Six’ on customer satisfaction

Customers of Leeds City Council’s not-for-profit energy provider enjoy some of the best customer service in the country, according to a new Which? survey. Which?...
Micklefield Church of England Primary School

Consultations begin on new school places in east Leeds

Consultation has started this week on provision of new school places in east Leeds. Leeds City Council is proposing to permanently expand Micklefield Church of...
Rugby League World Cup 2021

A statement from Leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor Judith Blake on the news...

The Leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor Judith Blake has commented on the news that Leeds has been chosen as a host city for...
ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup trophy tour to visit Leeds

ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour commences tour of England and Wales on 19 February 2019. 100-day tour starts off in London and will finish...
Rudi Leavor

Lord Mayor to lead city’s Holocaust Memorial Day event

A city civic commemoration event marking Holocaust Memorial Day will be held on Sunday 27 January at Leeds Town Hall from 2pm. The event will...
Leeds Ice Cube

Yorkshire’s coolest wintertime attraction returned to Millennium Square for more icy fun and adventure...

Skates at the ready as Yorkshire’s coolest wintertime attraction is back for 2019! Organised by Leeds City Council with support from media partners Radio Aire...
Child Friendly Leeds

Shortlist revealed for the 2019 Child Friendly Leeds Awards

The names of the people, places and organisations shortlisted for the 6th Child Friendly Leeds awards have been revealed. The annual awards ceremony will take...
Extra Care Homes Leeds

Delivery group appointed as plans move forward for new extra care homes in Leeds

Leeds City Council’s plans to provide new extra care homes across the city are moving forward. Following a procurement exercise, they have appointed a delivery...
#TechMumsClubs Leeds

New tech club for mums launched in Leeds this month

An ambitious new programme aiming to ensure that mums in the city have the opportunity to brush up on and learn new digital skills...
Armed Forces Community Covenant

Leeds City Council reiterates commitment and support for city’s Armed Forces Community Covenant

Leeds City Council has underlined its continued commitment to supporting armed forces personnel and veterans this month. This follows representatives of the UK’s armed forces...
Tour de Yorkshire

Tour Maker 2019 – Full registration now open

Welcome to Yorkshire and A.S.O are thrilled to be hosting the fifth edition of the Tour de Yorkshire between 2nd - 5th May 2019....
Saleem Tariq, Deputy Director of Children’s and Families

Leeds City Council deputy director of children Sal Tariq has been named in the...

The leader and Chief Executive of Leeds City Council comment on Saleem Tariq, Deputy Director of Children’s and Families, being honoured in the Queen's...

Greetings of the Season and best wishes for the New Year

Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year — and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong authority. The...
Child Friendly Leeds

Children’s social care services in Leeds rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted

Services provided for children and families by the council in Leeds have been rated as ‘outstanding’ by government inspectors, Ofsted. The tremendous achievement comes after...
North and West Yorkshire Business

Expanded North and West Yorkshire business rates pilot scheme approved

A combined bid by local authorities across North and West Yorkshire to retain most of its business rates growth to invest locally has been...
Good Things Foundation

New initiative helps Leeds residents get online

Leeds City Council is working with leading social change charity Good Things Foundation to deliver an ambitious new programme that will ensure residents of...
Leeds Tribe Youth Group

Crossgates youth group to sing for children in care

It might be cold outside but that won’t stop a local East Leeds Youth Group fundraising for children in care this Christmas. Following an online...
Queens of Industry

Museum gives city’s young tech whizzes a chance to let off some STEAM

Working at one of the world’s foremost industrial powerhouses, the women of Armley Mills were no strangers to cutting edge technology. Over centuries, they used...
Leeds Council House Growth Programme

Plans move forward for new extra care housing across the city

Senior councillors in Leeds will be discussing a programme to deliver new council-owned extra care housing at a meeting next week. At the council’s executive...
Drink Drive Awareness Event

Drink Drive awareness event to encourage people to take responsibility for their actions this...

People across Leeds are being encouraged to take responsibility for their actions this festive period and beyond by not drinking and driving. To raise awareness...
Temple Newsam House

A nostalgic collection of classic toys at Temple Newsam House for their brilliant Christmas...

Nestling under the tree or carefully placed inside a stocking, they were the must-have toys and games which delighted generations of eager Leeds children...
Tour-de-Yorkshire

Leeds to host finale as routes for 2019 Tour de Yorkshire announced

The full routes for the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire and Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race have been unveiled at Leeds Civic Hall. Welcome to...
Kirkstall Meadows

Planning application submitted for further £112.1m of Leeds flood defences

Plans for the next phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme to reduce flood risk along the River Aire have now been submitted. Leeds City...
Right to Build Expo Yorkshire

Leeds City Council thrilled to host successful Right to Build Expo Yorkshire

Leeds City Council hosted the Right to Build Expo Yorkshire, helping to make the dream of building a home a reality for more people...
Road Safety Week

Leeds public encouraged to be Bike Smart as part of Road Safety Week

People across Leeds are being encouraged to be more ‘Bike Smart’ as part of Road Safety Week (19 – 25 November). Road Safety Week is...
Lotherton Wildlife World

Lotherton’s new arrivals are top of the hops

Six adorable new arrivals have bounced onto the scene at Lotherton Wildlife World. The Aberford attraction has become the only zoo in the UK to...
NHS Health Check

NHS Health Check plans get the all clear for Leeds

With a successful record of delivering the NHS Health Check programme at a level almost ten per cent higher than the national average, Leeds...
Leeds Private Rental Housing Sector

The annual landlords’ conference returns to the city for eighth year

Leeds City Council will host the eighth annual Leeds Landlords’ Conference on 28 November amid a busy time for the private rented sector nationally. Leading...
Leeds Compassionate City Awards

Leeds’ unsung heroes to be recognised at Compassionate City Awards this week

Unsung heroes in Leeds will be recognised for their amazing contribution to the city at the Compassionate City Awards on Thursday 22 November 2018. Held...
Otley Civic Centre

Senior councillors in Leeds to consider proposals for historic Otley Civic Centre and improved...

Proposals for the future of the historic Otley Civic Centre building and improved community facilities in the town are to be considered by Leeds...
A64(M) Slip Road Crossing and New York Road Tunnel Leeds

Closure to A64 slip road to allow for further work to the district heating...

As part of ongoing work to deliver the Leeds PIPES Network the A64 slip road crossing under the New York Road Tunnel will be...
Temple Works, Leeds South Bank Project

Councillors consider plan to protect historic Temple Works

Plans to protect of one of the most important listed buildings in the North of England and ready it for future use are to...
Channel 4

Statement from the leader of Leeds City Council on the upcoming Channel 4 progress...

Following on from the landmark moment of Channel 4 choosing Leeds as the location for its national HQ, the council’s executive board will meet...
Department for Business Innovation and Skills

Government urged to prioritise place-based-investment to increase national productivity

Leading innovation districts from across the UK have joined together to urge government, cities and city regions to channel investment in to mature and...
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Getting into good habits in Leeds

Former smokers in Leeds are a growing band new figures show, as the annual Stoptober campaign comes to an end. Leeds smoking rates are continuing...
Leeds German market

Feast of festive sights and sounds as German market returns

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Leeds with the return of the city’s hugely popular Christkindelmarkt German Christmas market. Staying open right...
Baby Week Leeds

‘50 things to do before you’re five’ unveiled for Baby Week Leeds

Baby Week Leeds toddles into town for the third time this week with more than 70 events happening across the city! Leeds was the first...
Children's Heart Surgery Fund

Order a personalised charity Christmas cards and festive gifts to make this Christmas extra...

Show your support for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund by sending your warmest wishes to family and friends with our beautiful range of charity Christmas...
Kirkstall Faith in War and Peace

City’s faiths united in abbey’s war and peace display

Inspiring stories of faith, heroism and compassion are being retold through a collection of powerful artworks and images displayed in the stunning ruins of...
Leeds Primary School places

Applications now open for Leeds primary school places

Parents across Leeds are being reminded to get their applications in for their child’s Reception school place for next September. Parents and carers can visit...
Channel 4 Leeds

Channel 4 chooses to Be the Spark in the Leeds City Region

Channel 4 has confirmed the Leeds City Region will be the home of its new national headquarters. The announcement follows two years of discussions with...
Armley Mills Remembers

Project worker Robyn Carrack with the beautiful new display at Leeds Industrial Museum

Spurred into an unprecedented surge in production by the conflict raging in Europe, Leeds became one of the country’s most important wartime industrial powerhouses. Now...
Empty Homes Doctor Leeds

Variety of support available to bring private empty homes back into use

Owners of private empty properties can apply for interest-free loans of up to £5,000 from Leeds City Council to help their buildings come back...
Leeds LEDs

Senior councillors approve £30m investment in new smart street lights for Leeds

Street lights in Leeds are to be upgraded to make them more energy efficient after a proposal was approved by senior councillors this week. At...
Kirkstall Road floods

Statement on meeting with Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey on Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme phase...

A leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake has made the following comment after meeting between a delegation of council leaders and Leeds...
Leeds Breastfeeding Plan

Leeds plan backs breastfeeding as Health Visiting service awarded Gold status by Unicef

Plans for improving rates of breastfeeding in Leeds are set to be discussed at Leeds City Council executive board on 17th October. The new Leeds...