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Buddhist Faith

Buddhist monks attend captivating new display

A fascinating collection of items has gone on display in Leeds as part of a new exhibition exploring the ancient history of the Buddhist...
The Roscoe

Pint-sized pub raises a glass to city’s Irish heritage

For 125 years it was a melting pot of music, merriment and memories for the city’s Irish community. Now a miniature recreation of legendary Leeds...
Queens of Industry

Object of the week- Cotton Queen’s tiara

A dazzling reminder of a fascinating chapter in British industrial history, this beautiful tiara is truly fit for a queen. Although not made of real...
Ruth Martin, Leeds City Museum's curator

Teenage soldier’s last letter home goes on display ahead of Remembrance Sunday

A teenage soldier’s final letter home from the front lines of the First World War is going on display in Leeds ahead of Remembrance...
Leeds-Industrial-Museum

Object of the week- Demob suit on loan

For a Yorkshireman returning home after the Second World War, it was tailor made to help him take his first sartorial steps back into...
Queens of Industry

Crowning glory for Queens of Industry as new exhibition opens

Plucked from the factory floor, their lives were quickly transformed into a glitzy whirlwind of international jet-setting, glamorous film roles and exciting photoshoots. But the...
Jane - Cinema Versa

Lights! Camera! Action as Leeds International Film Festival gets underway

The magic of the silver screen returned to Leeds last night as this year’s spectacular Leeds International Film Festival officially got underway. Launching at Leeds...
Leeds, Leeds Star

Object of the week- Fancy dress photo album

Anyone looking for the perfect Halloween outfit could take som inspiration from this incredible collection of costumes worn by children in Leeds more than 125...
Leeds, Leeds Star

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- glowing glass lion

In normal circumstances, this glass, lion-shaped ornament may appear fairly unremarkable. But put it under a UV light, and what previously seemed like an innocuous...
Leeds Industrial Museum

Yorkshire suit is made to measure for Big Apple’s fashion exhibition

For a Yorkshireman returning home after the Second World War, it was tailor made to help him take his first sartorial steps back into...
Leeds City Museum

Take a walk on the dark side as museum celebrates goth culture

Visitors to Leeds City Museum can step into the shadows this weekend and explore the weird and wonderful world of Gothica. This Saturday, the museum...
Leeds Art Gallery

Leeds Art Gallery reopens tomorrow after a period of closure

Newly uncovered exhibition space and transformed Central Court Gallery. • Major ARTIST ROOMS: Joseph Beuys exhibition - with works by Beuys showing in Leeds for...
Skeletons Our Buried Bones

2023 case study- Skeletons: Our Buried Bones

It’s one of the most stunning, bold and thought-provoking exhibitions Leeds has ever seen. Now one of the curators behind Leeds City Museum’s incredible new...
Tasmanian tiger

Leeds specimens help solve mystery of Tasmanian tiger’s tale

It’s an enduring extinction mystery that has puzzled generations of scientists and naturalists from around the world. Now an international research project may have finally...
Greek coin

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- 2,500 year-old ancient Greek coin

Measuring just 12mm across, this tiny coin’s humble appearance belies its truly remarkable age. Dated at around the 5th Century, the coin is of a...
Leeds, Leeds Star

Hit exhibition enters its final two weeks on display

More than 60,000 people have visited a moving exhibition paying tribute to the inspirational women of Leeds who helped keep the country moving through...
Skulls and teeth in the new Bite Me! display

Museum’s fearsome new display promises nothing but the tooth

A jaw-some new display is giving visitors to Leeds City Museum something to get their teeth into by showcasing the animal kingdom’s biggest and...
Victorian classroom

Museum opens up top class heritage attraction

Museum-goers are in for a history lesson with a difference this weekend as they head back to school in an authentic Victorian classroom. The atmospheric...
Vintage telephone receivers

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- Vintage telephone receivers

In an age of smartphones and tablets, it’s hard to believe this humble-looking object was once the pinnacle of telephonic technology. But the wooden receiver,...
Skeletons Our Buried Bones

Exhibition explores the story of 2,000 year old skeletons

For more than 2,000 years they lay side by side, buried under a seemingly unremarkable patch of land on the outskirts of Leeds. Now the...

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Party Animals

Young people warned about the risks of party invites over the festive season

Young people across Leeds are being reminded how to keep themselves and their friends safe this party season, to avoid becoming a victim of...
George street artist's impression

Developers announced for major city centre development

The development company selected to carry out a major scheme to revitalise an historic street in Leeds city centre has been announced this week. Members...
Chippendale

Chippendale’s stunning furniture makes move to museum ahead of new exhibition

It could well be the most delicate and exclusive piece of removals work Leeds has ever seen. This week at Temple Newsam House, curators began...
West Yorkshire Playhouse

Green light for West Yorkshire Playhouse redevelopment

Arts Council England have today confirmed a total grant of £6.6m towards the landmark redevelopment of West Yorkshire Playhouse, with further news that the project...
School Admission Arrangements for 2019-2020

Consultation on School Admission arrangements for 2019/2020

Leeds City Council is currently consulting on changes to arrangements for school admissions for 2019-2020. In line with the School Admissions Code, admission authorities are...
Xmaslights

Lord Mayor’s official Christmas card for 2017 designed by 8-year-old

A winning design has been chosen by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Cllr Jane Dowson for her official Christmas card this year. The winner and...
Leeds Bridge

Leeds Bridge maintenance scheme starting in new year

A programme of urgent maintenance works is to begin early in the new year on the historic Leeds Bridge. From Monday 8 January 2018, work...
Cllr Charlwood launches Wykebeck

New complex needs day centres for people with dementia launched

An innovative service to support people in local communities with complex needs is opening in East Leeds. The formal opening ceremony of Wykebeck Valley Complex...
Buddhist Faith

Buddhist monks attend captivating new display

A fascinating collection of items has gone on display in Leeds as part of a new exhibition exploring the ancient history of the Buddhist...
Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme

Next phase of Leeds flood protection plans set to be submitted to government

The next phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme including plans to plant hundreds of thousands of new trees along the catchment of the...
Temple Newsam Christmas

A visit to house’s wonderful workshop is good for your elf

Hidden away, deep inside Temple Newsam House is a fantastically festive creation worthy of Santa’s most enterprising elves. The wonderful workshop will be the latest...
Budget Proposals 2017-18

Council continues efficiencies to tackle budget gap

Ever-increasing demand for adult social care services has led Leeds City Council to again propose adding an extra 3% to council tax to help...
Lizzie Deignan Tour de Yorkshire

Comment from Cllr Judith Blake on Leeds hosting the finish of the 2018 Tour...

Speaking on the news that Leeds will host the finale of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire on Sunday, May 6, the leader of Leeds City...
Headrow and Town Hall

Leeds first ever Compassionate City Awards takes place this week

Unsung heroes in Leeds will be recognised for their amazing contribution to the city at the first ever Compassionate City Awards taking place this...
Clean Air Zone (CAZ) Leeds

Leeds to consult on Clean Air Zone as air quality and health impacts are...

Leeds City Council is looking for the views of people living, working and commuting in Leeds and the wider region on its proposals to...
Temple Works

Temple Works: Leeds City Council planning position statement

Leeds City Council has prepared a planning position statement in response to the listing for sale through public auction of the privately owned Grade...
Middleton Park Bike Hub launch

Phase one of Middleton Park cycling hub officially opened

Phase one of an exciting new Urban Bike Park in south Leeds has officially opened this month. Funded by Leeds City Council, British Cycling and...
Pedestrian Zone Leeds

Further precautionary steps taken to manage unauthorised vehicle access to pedestrianised areas of city...

Temporary manual gates to support the existing vehicle access restrictions in place on pedestrianised areas of Leeds city centre have been installed. The gates will...
HS2 Leeds

Comment on new HS2 Ltd report

The Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake has made the following statement on today's report by HS2 Ltd - 'HS2: Getting the...
Harry Potter A History of Magic

New ‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’ exhibition set to light up Leeds Central...

A Harry Potter themed exhibition celebrating the origins and history of magic is set to open at Leeds Central Library this Sunday. Inspired by the...