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Sunday, June 25, 2017

CULTURE

Potts clock

Time for a new chapter in the striking story of historic seaside clock

For generations it faithfully ticked away the minutes and hours as thousands of Yorkshire folk enjoyed a quintessential British summertime getaway. Now Morecambe Promenade railway...
Fashionable Yorkshire

Object of the week- Quaker dresses

An elegant look at a bygone age and a different lifestyle, this simple but stylish dress once belonged to a member of a prominent...
Silver Showstoppers

Object of the week- Silver epergne Showstopper

Decorative and glamorous, Temple Newsam’s silver epergne fittingly once belonged to a celebrated Paris socialite. The dazzling centrepiece was made by Thomas Pitts in 1759...
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Ocean predator set to make waves as dinosaurs return to Leeds City Museum

For more than 140 million years, fearsome marine reptiles like Ichthyosaurus ruled the world’s oceans. Now incredibly well-preserved remains of the speedy, dolphin-like predators will...
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Sparkling silver service at Temple Newsam’s spectacular new display

A dazzling collection of silver centrepieces will be displayed together for the first time in a unique celebration of master silversmiths from the past...
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Big top tale set to light up museum’s history fayre

He was the trailblazing circus superstar whose daredevil exploits captivated audiences across the UK and even inspired a classic Beatles hit. And this weekend, visitors...
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Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- commemorative Barnbow clock

A poignant reminder of one of the city’s worst tragedies, this commemorative clock is also a fitting tribute to the timeless story of the...
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Colourful game’s the perfect way to start a New Year

Different cultures across the world have found a myriad of colourful and diverse ways to celebrate the start of a new year. Everything from breath-taking...
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Object of the week- Tasmanian wolf

New research this month may have finally lain to rest the age old question of whether the mysterious Tasmanian wolf might still be alive...
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Artist’s beautiful painting is a classic seasonal masterpiece

For centuries, artists across the world have tried to capture the spirit and beauty of the changing seasons in their work. And few have done...
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Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- Mok, the western lowland gorilla

Magnificent western lowland gorilla Mok is one of the most impressive specimens in Leeds City Museum’s Life on Earth gallery. But the story of how...
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Vintage seaside set illustrates summer tradition

If you’re heading to the beach this summer, an essential item on your seaside checklist is sure to be a bucket and spade. And as...
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Fast and Furious 8 in Leeds

On the heels of 2015’s Furious 7, one of the fastest movies to reach $1 billion worldwide in box-office history and the sixth-biggest global...
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Object of the week- Mary Holden Illingworth dress

A glamorous glimpse into one Yorkshire woman’s passion for fashion, this elaborate dress is currently on display at Lotherton Hall. Part of a stunning new...
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Leeds Art Gallery launches an Art Happens crowdfunding campaign for ambitious commission by artist...

On 18 April, Leeds Art Gallery is launching an Art Happens crowdfunding campaign with artist Lothar Götz to produce one of the most ambitious...
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Object of the week- Suffragette badge

Part of a new display exploring the often tempestuous history of protests, this Suffragette’s badge is a small but poignant reminder of the struggle...
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April showers inspired quirky spring-themed advert

Canny companies have often employed the colourful imagery of the changing seasons to sell their products. And as this cute vintage advert for Trixie Umbrellas...
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Call to help tell glamorous story of Yorkshire’s Queens of Industry

They were the hard-working women who became standard-bearers for a golden age in Yorkshire’s industrial heritage. Now experts in Leeds want to find out more...
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Object of the week- Transforming table

A new acquisition at Temple Newsam House, this beautifully-made table hides an intricate internal mechanism which allows it to transform. Made from mahogany with inlaid...
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Creative youngsters bring museum’s fascinating fossilised hippo back to life

For generations it’s been the city’s most famous prehistoric peculiarity. And this week the fantastic Armley Hippo will be brought back to life thanks to...

TOP STORIES

Leeds Markets

New approaches to social care showcased at marketplace event

Visitors to Kirkgate Market next Wednesday can get their shopping and thanks to a one-day marketplace event, also find out about social care support...
Leeds tower blocks

Tower block sprinkler system update statement

Cllr Debra Coupar, Leeds City Council's Executive Member for Communities said: “It is understandable that residents living in Leeds tower blocks will have a range...
vintage perming machine

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- vintage 1930s perming machine

It may be a hair-raising sight to behold today, but back in 1930s Leeds, this vintage perming machine would have been very much top...
Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day celebrations begin in Leeds with flag raising ceremony

The Armed Forces Day flag is once again flying proudly over civic buildings in Leeds as the city comes together this Saturday to recognise...
Leeds Mind

Leeds Mental Health city representatives respond to concerns about The Great Escape

Statement from Tom Riordan, CEO Leeds City Council; Helen Kemp, CEO Leeds Mind and Dr Sara Munro, Chief Executive Leeds and York Partnership NHS Trust following concerns...
East Leeds Orbital Road

East Leeds plans to deliver major boost for homes and transport

This week will see a significant step forward in plans for one of the biggest infrastructure schemes the council will have delivered in 40...
Finsbury Park attack

Statement regarding Finsbury Park attack

Leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor Judith Blake said: “In a week where communities in Leeds and across the country have celebrated togetherness in the...
OBE Medal

OBE for former Leeds City Council learning improvement officer

A former head of learning improvement at Leeds City Council has been honoured in the Queen's birthday honours list with an OBE. Gail Webb...
Grenfell Tower

Grenfell Tower minute’s silence to be held today

A minute’s silence for Grenfell Tower Today, Monday 19 June 11am - Victoria Gardens Along with the rest of the United Kingdom, Leeds will observe a...
Yorkshire Water

New water main to be laid in Seacroft

Local residents and commuters in Seacroft are being warned to expect some short-term disruption as from Monday 19th June Yorkshire Water will be installing...
Leeds Elland Road

Growing demand sees Leeds’ Elland Road park and ride services extended

Scheduled Sunday services from Elland Road Park and Ride start at 10.15am this Sunday, 18 June, as part of extended operating hours at the...
National Clean Air Day

City comes together to pledge support to improve air quality

The people of Leeds came out in force to pledge their support to improve air quality in the city as part of the UK’s...
Potts clock

Time for a new chapter in the striking story of historic seaside clock

For generations it faithfully ticked away the minutes and hours as thousands of Yorkshire folk enjoyed a quintessential British summertime getaway. Now Morecambe Promenade railway...
Leeds high rise blocks

Safety at Leeds City Council owned high rise blocks

Following the devastating fire at Grenfell high rise flats in London earlier this week, Leeds City Council is reassuring its tenants that their safety...
Leeds United Foundation Premier League

Football project kicks anti-social behaviour to the corner

Young people taking part in a football project to help address anti-social behaviour in Halton Moor will receive some special visitors tomorrow. The Leeds United...
Leeds City Centre

Key Leeds city centre gateway set to be given people-friendly new look

This is how the junction of Clay Pit Lane and Woodhouse Lane in Leeds is set to look following a proposed revamp. Plans to transform...
West Oaks SEN Specialist School and College

Outstanding hat-trick for Leeds special school

West Oaks SEN Specialist School and College in Leeds for pupils aged 2-19 is celebrating its third outstanding OFSTED inspection in the last decade....
Foster Carers

Celebrating foster carers in Leeds

A special event to celebrate Leeds foster carers who care for teenagers and young people takes place tomorrow. The event which has been organised by...
Temple Green Park and Ride

Free first week on offer as new 1,000-space Temple Green park and ride service...

Leeds’ new, 1,000-space Temple Green Park and Ride, just off Junction 45 of the M1 motorway opens on Monday (19 June). Located next to the...
Fashionable Yorkshire

Object of the week- Quaker dresses

An elegant look at a bygone age and a different lifestyle, this simple but stylish dress once belonged to a member of a prominent...