Regent Street Flyover fully opens after two years of works

Regent Street Flyover was built in the late 1960s and carries the A64(M) Inner Ring Road over the A61 Regent Street. The removal of the contra-flow marks the Regent Street Flyover project fully reopening the A64 to traffic. The construction of the new flyover commenced two years ago, after it reached the end of…

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Key milestone as stunning David Oluwale tribute bridges the gap

A striking new bridge dedicated to the memory of a man who died after being racially harassed has been lowered into place across the River Aire in Leeds. Engineers working on the David Oluwale Bridge completed one of the project’s major milestones over the weekend, with cranes carefully placing the 40 tonne structure over…

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Join the conversation about conservation and help shape Mabgate’s future

People in Leeds are being encouraged to have their views on newly-announced plans to create a conservation area in one of the city’s most historic and characterful neighbourhoods. The proposed Mabgate conservation area would aim to protect and enhance heritage assets while also helping ensure that future development work respects the district’s existing architecture…

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Leeds Central Library receives £500k funding boost

New funding from Arts Council England and Leeds City Council will invest more than £500k in making the library better than ever. Leeds City Council’s library service has been successful in securing more than £250,000 of new funding from Arts Council England to transform Leeds Central Library. The Central Library, which first opened its…

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Leeds propels pioneering initiative improving nightlife safety

Licensing Security and Vulnerability Initiative – Licensing SAVI is our confidential self-assessment tool designed to help the owners and operators of licensed premises provide a safe and secure environment for their managers, staff, customers and local communities. The city of Leeds, which has one of the largest evening and night-time economies in the UK,…

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Interest in apprenticeships sky high as thousands flock to recruitment fair

Young people, parents, carers, and teachers turned out in their thousands to attend Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair, which took place on day one of National Apprenticeship Week 2022. The event organised by Leeds City Council’s employment and skills service returned in person this year, selling out the Leeds First Direct Arena, with 6,200 free…

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Senior councillors approve £7.2 million district heating extension

Senior councillors have approved plans to invest £7.2 million extending the city’s flagship district heating network by 2500 metres so that more buildings can enjoy the benefits of reliable, affordable, and low carbon heating. The £47 million Leeds PIPES network supplied 13,900 MWh of low carbon heat in 2021 and continues to grow. It…

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