Photography project captures life in Leeds during pandemic

The intimate stories of 12 people living and working in Leeds through the COVID-19 pandemic have been captured in a poignant new photography project. Through a series of compelling and thought-provoking images, the 19cms exhibition documents a unique chapter in the history of Leeds, exploring the human impact of the pandemic as the city…

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Council, universities and police strengthen community relations partnership

A stronger partnership to build better community relations and address community concerns in inner north west Leeds has been confirmed this week. The partnership, made possible through funding from Leeds Beckett University and the University of Leeds, will offer a new, dedicated community service for the Headingley, Hyde Park and Little Woodhouse areas. It…

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New bins launched across Leeds to boost recycling ‘on-the-go’

New recycling ‘on-the-go’ bins are being launched in selected district centres across Leeds this month, building on the success of the 2018 ground-breaking city centre provision encouraging recycling of common food and drink packaging consumed out of home. The eye-catching bright orange and yellow bins will soon be able to be found in 6…

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Free support service delivers the goods for small businesses in Leeds

A free service is delivering a timely helping hand to small businesses in Leeds as they aim to bounce back from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Leeds Micro Business Support Service provides expert advice on everything from contingency planning and social media messaging to brand creation and gearing up for Christmas. Targeted…

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Otley primary school achieves gold award for active and sustainable travel

Westgate Primary School in Otley has been awarded a gold school travel award, in recognition of its commitment to active and sustainable travel. Awarded by the National Education Awards scheme, Modeshift STARS, the accreditation recognises schools that demonstrate excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other sustainable modes of transport. To achieve the award, Westgate…

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Resurfacing work around the Corn Exchange to start next week

Major work to resurface the roads around the Corn Exchange area will start next week as part of a £25million project being carried out by Connecting Leeds. To resurface the road, 50mm of existing road surface will be removed, the drainage covers and manhole lids will be re-set and the white lines and other…

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Purls of wisdom at Lotherton as knitted miners memorial is unveiled

A newly-knitted tribute to the men, boys and ponies who lost their lives in a Yorkshire mining disaster has been unveiled after being lovingly crafted by their descendants. The tragedy at Peckfield Colliery in Micklefield claimed the lives of 63 people and 19 ponies when, on Thursday April 30, 1896 an underground gas explosion…

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Future Talent Leeds conversation extended for extra week

First phase now open until Wednesday 6 October. The citywide conversation to help identify skills needed now and for the future of the Leeds economy has been extended by a week. Now running until 9am on Wednesday 6 October, the first phase of the ‘Future Talent Leeds’ conversation is open for anyone over 16…

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Organisations Across Leeds United in Pledge to Root Out Racism

Leeds has come together in overwhelming support of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health Care Partnership (WY&H HCP) anti-racism movement. With over 40 organisations across the City coming together in a pledge to Root Out Racism. Joining Councillor James Lewis, leader of Leeds City Council and Tom Riordan, the Council’s chief executive and the…

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Leeds City Council and partners secure grant to buy more electric-cargo bikes for sustainable deliveries in West Yorkshire

A successful bid by Leeds City Council, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Bradford Council secures Department for Transport and Energy Saving Trust’s grant to fund 32 new electric-cargo (e-cargo) bikes to the value of £160,000. The Energy Saving Trust’s £2m fund in England last year aims to help businesses and local authorities purchase cargo…

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Children in Yorkshire need loving foster families. Can you become a foster carer with your council and help local children achieve their ambition?

Foster4YourCouncil is a new partnership between eight Yorkshire Local Authority Fostering Departments. Bradford, Calderdale, Hull, Kirklees, Leeds, North Yorkshire, Wakefield and York councils have come together to encourage people and families across our great county to consider becoming part-time or full-time foster carers in their local communities. Nationally, there is a critical shortage of…

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Local green spaces celebrated in Leeds as part of ‘Love Parks Week’

Keep Britain Tidy is an independent charity with three goals – to eliminate litter, end waste and improve places. This means more to us than just picking up litter. It means creating clean beaches, parks and streets. It means creating sustainable practices and eliminating unnecessary waste. It’s about working with people, businesses, organisations and public…

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Young people in Leeds get caught up in the Breeze this summer

Breeze Leeds is back this summer with its brand new Breeze Pass, providing young people with access to all the best events and offers across the city. The Breeze programme, part of Leeds City Council, ensures that children and young people aged 0 to 19 have plenty of activities to keep them busy during…

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