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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Homecare workers in Leeds set for Real Living Wage pay increase

Workers in Leeds carrying out essential services in the city are to be given a wage increase as part of Leeds City Council’s ongoing commitment to pay the Real Living Wage. Proposals to increase minimum pay for council officers as well as homecare providers commissioned by the council to the Real Living Wage of…

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More advice and support to households to help them responsibly dispose of unwanted items to be outlined by Leeds City Council

Senior councillors in Leeds are set to underline their commitment to reduce waste and help residents responsibly and legally dispose of unwanted items. A report being presented to Leeds City Council’s executive board next week, asks senior councillors to approve a raft of new proposals enhancing the legal options available to residents to dispose…

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New footbridge will commemorate poignant legacy of David Oluwale

Work has begun to create a footbridge across the River Aire which will commemorate the lasting legacy of a man who drowned after being racially harassed. David Oluwale, who had travelled to the UK from Nigeria, was tragically targeted because of his mental health, homelessness and race. He died in the river in 1969 in…

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