Transformation of Greek Street in Leeds complete

Work to transform Greek Street in Leeds city centre into a new-look pedestrianised space has been successfully completed. The project, carried out by Leeds City Council in partnership with businesses, on this popular street known for its bars, restaurants and cafes, has been given a modern, spacious new look, supporting a traffic free and…

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City’s young stars align to record inspirational lockdown anthem

It’s a legendary Leeds-made anthem which brought people across the globe together when it first stormed charts worldwide more than 20 years ago. Now a group of talented youngsters have teamed up with sports stars and musicians to create a rousing reworking of Chumbawamba’s iconic hit Tubthumping to give the city a much-needed lockdown…

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The European war is over and this is VE-Day and a holiday

The European War is over, apart from clashes in Prague and other parts of Czechoslovakia, which are expected to subside quickly. The war in Europe has ended with Germany’s unconditional surrender. Victory will be announced officially by the Prime Minister in a broadcast at three o’clock this afternoon and the King with broadcast at…

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City unites to help those in need

Leeds City Council has joined forces with Voluntary Action Leeds and a network of other local charities to deliver care to anyone in need across the city. Following last week’s unprecedented announcements many people had already made the difficult decision to self-isolate. Monday’s Prime Ministerial announcement means now even more people will be restricted…

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National awards for Leeds City Council Social Work

Leeds City Council’s ‘Outstanding’ Children and Families Services recently won two prestigious national Social Worker of the Year awards. The awards recognise and celebrate great social work in England for adults and children. Leeds was awarded the winning title in the ‘Best Social Work Employer’ and ‘Creative and Innovative Social Work Practice’ categories. Since…

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Time to get into the festive spirit as Leeds Christkindelmarkt returns

The city’s ever-popular German Christmas market returned to Millennium Square. Running over six weeks until Saturday 21 December, the Christkindelmarkt is once again boasting a wide range of festive stalls and authentic German food & drink alongside the traditional Christmas Carousel and other themed children’s rides. Now in its 18th year, the annual festive…

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Lord Mayor to lead Remembrance Sunday tributes in Leeds

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Eileen Taylor, will lead the tributes to service men and women who have lost their lives in times of conflict on Remembrance Sunday. Held on Sunday 10 November, people of the city are once again warmly invited to gather at the war memorial on Victoria Gardens to join…

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Right royal occasion for Leeds youth service

Staff in Leeds, who work to prevent offending and re-offending by children and young people, welcomed a Royal visitor. Organised by Butler Trust, a charity which recognises, celebrates, develops and disseminates outstanding work and best practice across UK prisons, probation and youth justice services, HRH The Princess Royal visited Leeds Youth Justice Service in…

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Double Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee MBE revealed as city’s first Active Travel ambassador

Leeds triathlete and double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee MBE has been named as the city’s first Active Travel ambassador. In his new role, Alistair will add his support to initiatives, projects and infrastructure projects being undertaken through the city’s Active Travel campaign, which key aim is to encourage more people to incorporate walking and…

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