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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...
Leeds Station

Councillors endorse transformational HS2 plans for Leeds Station

A milestone in the preparations to bring HS2 high-speed rail into the region has been reached as senior councillors endorsed the detailed case for...
Hospitals of the future. For everyone. We have an exciting vision to transform healthcare for patients from Leeds, the wider region and beyond.

Exciting plans revealed at Leeds General Infirmary for adult health services and brand new...

Exciting proposals for a brand-new hospital development to transform Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) were revealed today (Wed 17 October) by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS...
Cultural Cohesion Quality Mark

New cultural cohesion standard for Leeds to be launched by royal appointment

A new quality standard for Leeds encouraging greater cultural cohesion across the city is to be officially launched this week. The new Cultural Cohesion Quality...
Come Dine with Me

ITV Studios are looking for new keen amateur chefs to take part in the...

Come Dine With Me is the BAFTA nominated Channel 4 series that sees amateur culinary show-offs from across the UK putting their hosting skills...
Child Friendly Leeds Awards 2019

Young people take the lead in planning prestigious citywide awards

Children and young people take centre stage when it comes to putting on the city’s prestigious annual awards ceremony which celebrates the people, places...
Leeds Arium

The Arium celebrates its first birthday with customers

Leeds’ nursery, the Arium celebrated its first birthday in style on Friday 5th October. After asking the public to help choose their favourite birthday cake...
Burberry Inspire

Burberry Foundation launches first in-school arts and culture programme

First in school arts and culture programme of its scope and scale. Leeds Playhouse, Leeds Young Film, Northern Ballet and The Hepworth Wakefield to partner...
Shakespeare Primary School Leeds

Child friendly plan helping make Leeds the best city for children and young people

Children from Shakespeare Primary School helped senior figures from Leeds City Council and the Children and Families Trust Board launch a refreshed Children and...
Robin Hood Primary School

Pupils in south Leeds become two zero heroes as part of the final 20mph...

School children at a south Leeds primary school have got in gear and are working with the council and police to look at making...
Kirkstall Abbey

East meets West at Abbey’s mindfulness fest

Ancient traditions from East and West will come together in the historic grounds of Kirkstall Abbey next month during a festival of mindfulness and...
Child Friendly Leeds

Don’t miss out on chance to nominate individuals and organisations for Child Friendly Leeds...

People are being asked to nominate the organisations and individuals who they think epitomise child friendliness in Leeds, for the city’s Child Friendly Leeds...
Temple Newsam music stands

Stunning carved creations to strike a chord at Temple Newsam

A collection of exquisitely carved music stands will go on display at Temple Newsam House this week to end the Leeds International Piano Competition...
Children and Family Bereavement Service Leeds

Local NHS Trust to work with Leeds City Council to deliver new services for...

New health service provision for 0-19 year olds in Leeds will be delivered by Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust (LCH) following the award of...
Leeds City Council’s Children’s Services

Children’s services in line for top awards

Services supporting children, young people and families across Leeds are in line for five prestigious industry awards. Leeds City Council’s Children’s Services have been shortlisted...
X1 South Bank Leeds

X1 secures approval for new Leeds neighbourhood

The next stage in the South Bank regeneration scheme has been given the green light, with Leeds City Council unanimously granting planning permission for...
John Smeaton Leisure Centre

Leeds lifeguard scoops national lifesaving award

A member of Leeds City Council’s sport and lifestyles team has received a prestigious national lifesaving award. Following an independent assessment and appraisal by the...
Headingley Cricket Ground

Over 2.5 million ticket applications received for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Over 2.5 million ticket applications received over two ballot phases as excitement builds ahead of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Limited tickets remain available for...
Leeds Children’s Mayor

Young people urged not to miss on chance to vote for new Leeds Children’s...

Twelve Leeds school children are now in the final stretch of their campaigns to become the new Leeds Children’s Mayor. This follows schools from across...
Rifles Regiment Leeds

Rifles Regiment take to the streets of Leeds

The public are invited to show their support for The Rifles Regiment as they march through the streets of Leeds this weekend (15 September)...
Leeds Pals

Call for communities to help commemorate Armistice centenary

A rallying cry has gone out calling on communities in Leeds to be part of a city-wide commemoration to mark 100 years since the...
Leeds Adult Learning

New adult learning courses now available in communities across Leeds

An exciting programme offering adults the chance to improve their knowledge or learn a new skill in an array of different subjects and topics...
Leeds Neighbourhood Network

Neighbourhood Network schemes funding announced

Popular Neighbourhood Networks schemes have been awarded five years funding to continue their work supporting older people and communities throughout the city, Leeds City...
Light Night 2018

Light Night’s glowing goliaths will be out of this world

A group of gigantic, luminous humanoids will land in the city centre for a captivating interplanetary installation at this year’s Light Night Leeds. The mesmerising...
Lets Ride Leeds

HSBC UK Let’s Ride – a fun, free cycling festival comes to Leeds

We’re closing the roads to traffic in Leeds on Sunday 2 September and hosting a street festival for anyone on a bike. Saddle up as...
Leeds 2023

Leeds 2023 is backing the light fantastic

The city’s new international cultural festival is throwing its weight behind one of Leeds’s most spectacular annual arts events. Leeds 2023 has this week been...
Leeds GCSE students

Leeds GCSE students celebrate exam results

Young people across Leeds are celebrating their GCSE results on Thursday 23 August. Around 7300 years 11 pupils in the city are receiving their results,...
ITU World Triathlon Series

Britain prepares to host double dose of ITU World Triathlon Series action in 2019

The AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds and Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham return to the sporting calendar for 2019, with mass participation entries...
Leeds Station

Masterplan for South Bank and remodelled Leeds Station formally adopted by Leeds City Council...

The continued regeneration of the South Bank area of Leeds including plans to maximise the remodelling of Leeds Station has taken a significant step...
Connecting Leeds

Over 15,000 responses to Connecting Leeds transport plans

The first two phases of consultation and engagement on the plans to transform transport and travel in Leeds resulted in more than 15,000 responses...
A-Level Leeds

A-level and post 16 qualification success for Leeds students

Young people in Leeds are celebrating receiving their A-level and other post 16 results today. Over 2500 pupils across Leeds received their grades today and...
The Luna Cinema

Experience the magic of cinema on Millennium Square

Cementing its place as the country’s leading producer of open-air film screenings, The Luna Cinema is partnering with Leeds City Council to put on...
20mph Local Areas Speed Limit

Further roll out of 20mph zones continues across Leeds

Lower speed limits are set to be introduced in more residential areas across Leeds as part of a city-wide programme to reduce road casualties. The...
Leeds Light Night 2018

Bright idea to mix art and science at cultural spectacular

The historic stonework of Leeds Civic Hall will be transformed by a breathtaking fusion of modern art and cutting-edge science when Light Night Leeds...
SMART LEEDS

Leeds City Council to extend free Wi-Fi into 20 community buildings

Free Wi-Fi is to become available at 20 community buildings across Leeds as part of a leading digital skills programme being delivered by Leeds...
Rob Young and Angus

A bumper summer of cycling

Record numbers have been making the most of the summer weather on Bradford and Leeds cycling infrastructure, which was either built or improved as...
Marsh Line

Full closure to Marsh Lane this weekend for next stage of district heating work

As part of our ongoing work to deliver the Leeds PIPES Network there will be a full closure on Marsh Lane this weekend. From Friday...
A Woman's Place

Object of the week- Ivy Benson ceramic

At a time when war raged across Europe, Ivy Benson was calling her own tune. The pioneering musician and band leader, who was born in...
HMO Licence Leeds

Consultation launched on introduction of licensing for private rented housing in parts of Leeds

People are being asked for their views on the possible introduction of licensing for private sector rented housing in some parts of Leeds. The city's...
Temple Newsam

Don’t miss out on Amazing Animals at Temple Newsam Home Farm

A wonderful array of exotic animals and birds are once again set to take centre stage at a popular Leeds farm next week. Held from...
Leeds Network Rail

Statement by Leader of Leeds City Council following meeting with rail operators

Commenting on this morning’s appearance of representatives from Network Rail, Northern and TransPennine at today’s West Yorkshire Combined Authority meeting. Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of...
Secondary School Places in Leeds

Applications now open for secondary school places in Leeds

Parents across Leeds are being reminded to get their applications in for their child’s secondary school place for next September. Although it is only early...
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Public ballot for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 opens

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Public Ballot opened today (Wednesday, 1 August) at 10 am (BST) on Wednesday 1 August. When ticket applications were...
One Yorkshire Devolution Plan

Comment on One Yorkshire devolution by Leader of Leeds City Council

Yorkshire Devolution - an historic opportunity for the whole country. The One Yorkshire plan would see one combined devolved authority – like those established in...
HMO Licensing

Landlord licence changes for houses in multiple occupation

Landlords are being urged to ensure their licences are up to date ahead of changes to the law that mean more people who live...
A65 Leeds Road at Rawdon

Summer roadwork schemes planned for Leeds

A number of roadwork schemes are planned to be carried out in Leeds during the school summer holiday period. There’s a need to carry out...
Leeds 2023

Search has begun for leader of city’s new cultural cornerstone

The search has begun for a dynamic new leader to spearhead the city’s ambitious vision for an international cultural festival celebrating the best of...