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Leeds United legends

Don Revie’s iconic Leeds United side set to receive city’s highest civic honour

The famous Leeds United side of the 1960s and 1970s managed by Don Revie are to be honoured with the city’s highest civic honour. This...
Child Friendly Leeds Awards

Get your votes in now for the Child Friendly Leeds Awards 2020

There are less than two weeks left to submit your nominations for the 7th annual Child Friendly Leeds Awards. Child Friendly Leeds is on the...
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Happy 100th Birthday Leeds United

Leeds United might be one of the most opinion-splitting clubs in the world. Their own supporters are ready to follow the club anywhere, which is...
Lord Mayor and Children's Lord Mayor

New Children’s Mayor of Leeds announced after record number of votes

On Tuesday 1 October, Wania Ahmad from Harehills Primary School was announced as the new Leeds Children’s Mayor by Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor...
Leeds United

Museum teams up with Leeds United to make football history

Fans will get the chance to relive some epic nights in Elland Road history thanks to a new display celebrating 100 years of Leeds...
Leeds International Day of Older Persons

Leeds Market event to help reduce the number of falls in older people

Leeds City Council is hosting a falls prevention event at Leeds Market on Tuesday 1st October, 10am to 4pm to help older people stay...
Leeds Big Book Grab

Schools take part in Big Leeds Book Grab

Schools from across the city joined the Big Leeds Book Grab, with each one choosing up to 150 free books from a warehouse packed...
Light Night Leeds 2019

Light Night’s love-themed artwork will be all heart

A romantic illuminated artwork will set hearts racing outside Leeds Town Hall during next month’s highly-anticipated Light Night Leeds. The striking piece entitled With Love...
Blot on the Landscape

Volunteers bring home award for unearthing mining history

Volunteers who dug deep to celebrate the extraordinary legacy of Yorkshire’s pit workers have scooped a prestigious national award. Working with the team at Temple...
Youth Justice Service colleagues Leanne Smith and Claire Duguid meeting HRH The Princess Royal

Right royal occasion for Leeds youth service

Staff in Leeds, who work to prevent offending and re-offending by children and young people, welcomed a Royal visitor. Organised by Butler Trust, a charity...
Light Night Leeds

Light Night Leeds is the UK’s largest annual arts and light festival returning on...

Giant, illuminated seesaws will make sure next month’s incredible Light Night Leeds is full of unforgettable ups and downs. The family-friendly, interactive installation, entitled Wave-Field,...
Leeds Careers Charter

Council teams up with schools to launch Leeds Careers Charter

Leeds City Council and its partners in business and education have come together to pledge their commitment to support and improve the skills of...
Herd Farm Residential & Activity Centre

Otley pupils step up and take flight at launch of brand new zip wire...

Local school children from Ashfield Primary School took to the sky at the launch of a brand new double zip wire at Herd Farm...
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Sky’s the limit as Leeds Town Hall gets ready for major refurbishment

The history of Leeds Town Hall reached a new high point today with the announcement of a major refurbishment project aimed at securing the...
Big Leeds Climate Conversation

Six weeks left to take part in the Big Leeds Climate Conversation

Leeds City Council is urging residents to share their views on how the city should respond to the climate emergency before the Big Leeds...
Leeds World Car Free Day

Roads closed for World Car Free Day 2019

Roads in Otley, Headingley and Beeston Hill are to be closed to traffic on 22 September as part of celebrations for World Car Free...
Leeds Clean Air Charging Zone copy

Executive board to discuss Clean Air Charging Zone progress

Senior councillors are to discuss the progress of and new proposals for the city’s planned Clean Air Charging Zone (CAZ) at a meeting of...
Light Night 2019

Dreams come true as Light Night Leeds returns to transform city

A breath-taking parade of music and light will take an awestruck crowd of thousands on a journey into dreamland when Light Night Leeds returns...
Aireborough Leisure Centre

New Aireborough Leisure Centre facilities set to be showcased later this month

The final results of a significant refurbishment programme at a popular north-west Leeds leisure centre are set to be officially unveiled later this month. Following...
Leeds Industrial Museum's vintage fire engine

Object of the week- vintage fire engine

Once a stalwart of the fire service in Leeds, this impressive vintage engine is now being showcased alongside some of the city’s most impressive...
Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board

New ‘Spot of Lunch’ campaign launches in Leeds

A new ‘Spot of Lunch’ campaign launches in Leeds highlighting alcohol as a cause of breast cancer, with research showing more than 60% of...
West Yorkshire Police

Extra powers granted to council and police to tackle unlicensed car meet events on...

Additional powers have been granted to Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police to tackle a range of anti-social behaviour problems being created by...
Leeds Active Travel

Double Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee MBE revealed as city’s first Active Travel ambassador

Leeds triathlete and double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee MBE has been named as the city’s first Active Travel ambassador. In his new role, Alistair will...
Eshton Beck, Mike Leonard, Leeds University

Trees planted in natural flood management pilot

Hundreds of trees have been planted as part of the first project to trial natural flood management techniques to help improve protection for the...
Leeds United and Borussia Dortmund Football Club

Signed Leeds United and Borussia Dortmund 2019/20 shirts up for grabs as cities mark...

As part of the 50th-anniversary celebrations of twinning between Leeds and Dortmund, Leeds City Council is giving someone in the city the opportunity to...
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...