Leeds City Council delivers free parking boost for local traders

Visitors to Leeds will be able to take advantage of free parking as part of the city’s efforts to get the high street buzzing again following the easing of national coronavirus restrictions. Leeds City Council announced that parking charges are being suspended in council-managed car parks and on-road spaces in the city centre and…

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More than 200,000 trees have been planted in Leeds over the past year

A tree-mendous total of 200,000 saplings have been planted in Leeds over the past year as part of Leeds City Council’s climate change ambition. To mark the International Day of Forests on Sunday 21st March, Leeds City Council is sharing its recent contribution towards the regional White Rose Forest. Launched last year, the Woodland Creation…

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Planning application submitted and funding pledged for flood defence measures in west Leeds and Apperley Bridge, Bradford

Ambitious proposals to reduce flood risk in the River Aire catchment have been submitted to Leeds City Council and Bradford Council. The multi-million pound plans, developed by Leeds City Council, Bradford Council and Environment Agency, include a new flood storage area between Horsforth and Rawdon and flood defences at Apperley Bridge. The proposals are…

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Rest in peace Captain Tom Moore: You’ll Never Walk Alone

Captain Sir Tom Moore ‘Great British Hero’ dies at 100. Second World War veteran Captain Sir Tom Moore, who inspired the nation in lockdown by raising tens of millions of pounds for the NHS, has died aged 100, his family says. Captain Sir Tom was taken to Bedford Hospital on Sunday after being treated…

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City lights up to remember COVID-19 victims

Buildings across Leeds city centre will light up this weekend to remember those who have tragically lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Saturday and Sunday will mark one year since the first cases were detected in the UK. In that time, the virus has sadly claimed the lives of more than 100,000…

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Leeds joins national pilot for workforce race equality

Leeds City Council has joined a number of local authorities in pioneering a new social care Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES). Led by Chief Social Workers for England at the Department of Health and Social Care, the new model aims to tackle discrimination and inequalities faced by Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) social…

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