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Leeds to host King’s Fund 2018 healthy cities conference

With Leeds rated as one of the best cities for health and wellbeing, on Tuesday 17 July it will host a major conference looking...
Specialist Autism Services

New programme to boost number of people with autism accessing city-wide apprenticeships introduced

An innovative project aiming to increase the number of people with autism accessing apprenticeships and jobs in Leeds is now open to applications. Working closely...
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New report warns of challenging times for Leeds health

Prospects for continuing improvements to people’s health in Leeds are under threat according to the latest annual report from Leeds Director of Public Health. Dr...
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Keep it out and help Leeds smokers quit

A regional campaign to crack down on illegal tobacco sales is being backed by Leeds City Council as part of ‘Keep it Out’ in...
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Leeds best city for health and wellbeing status confirmed by independent study

Leeds ranks highest amongst the Core Cities according to recently released analysis from the What Works Centre for Wellbeing. The analysis looks beyond economic and...
NHS Health Check Leeds

Public encouraged to take steps to improve their health with NHS health check

Leeds City Council is encouraging people across Leeds, who are eligible, to take up the opportunity to receive their free NHS health check. In Leeds,...
Dr Cameron Cllr Charlwood Catherine Ward

Tackling mental health stigma one day at a time

A wide range of activity is happening across Leeds to highlight Time to Talk Day 2018 which is on Thursday 1 February. Time to Talk...
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...
Councillor Rebecca Charlwood

Major digital health conference comes to Leeds

Leading health think tank The King’s Fund and Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board have teamed up to gather health data experts together in the...
BAME Hub launch panorama

Best practice makes perfect sense for new centre

A new multi-cultural day centre which caters for the physical and social needs of elders by offering a provision which is appropriate to their...
East Leeds Recovery Service

New citywide service to help people get home after being in hospital Cllr Charlwood...

New Leeds Recovery Hubs across Leeds, which are at the heart of the Leeds Recovery Service, have been launched today . Bringing together beds and...
Lord Filkin, Bill Rollinson, Cllr Rebecca Charlwood

Five-year partnership to improve quality of later life for people in Leeds Lord Geoffrey...

A new partnership that will bring fresh thinking to the challenges and opportunities for older residents in Leeds was announced today (Wednesday, 11th October). Like...
World Mental Health Day

Funding for local Champions helping change how we think about mental health announced

Awards of up to £500 are being offered by Time to Change Leeds to fund activities to help put an end to mental health stigma and...
Mental Health

New report aims to help tackle Leeds mental health inequalities

A new report from Leeds City Council’s public health team has reviewed mental health needs in the city and makes recommendations to improve access...
Better Care Fund

Plans to provide more care for people recovering from a spell in hospital

Leeds City Council and its partners, including Leeds Community Healthcare Trust, have been awarded a multi-million pound contract to provide 72 community beds across...
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Smoking rates in Leeds drop to new low

Smoking levels in Leeds have been cut by nearly half over the last twenty five years new figures show. The latest figures released show...
World Breastfeeding Week

Leeds backs being breastfeeding friendly

Breastfeeding in Leeds is being given a thumbs up as council leaders endorse World Breastfeeding Week. Following on from Leeds being declared a breastfeeding friendly...
MindMate

Schools awarded for commitment to health and wellbeing

Schools from across the city are coming together to celebrate their commitment to health and wellbeing at a special celebration event next week. Pupils from...
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...
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Leeds Backs World No Tobacco Day 2017

Health leaders in Leeds are backing international efforts to prioritise and accelerate tobacco control efforts on World No Tobacco Day on 31 May 2017. The...
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New child healthy weight plan for Leeds launched

A new plan to support Leeds families and their children achieve a healthy weight has been launched today. The Leeds Child Healthy Weight Plan was...
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New lessons help Leeds pupils learn about mental health

Lessons to help children and young people understand about mental health have been launched in Leeds today (Wednesday 3 May). As part of the city’s...
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New blood pressure funding could save thousands of lives in Leeds

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has awarded Leeds City Council and the city’s three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) funding for people to have potentially...

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Headingley Cricket Ground

Pre-registration for ICC Cricket World Cup public ballot 2019 opens

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Public Ballot opens 10 am (BST) on Wednesday, 1 August, when ticket applications will be open to all...
Connecting Leeds

Scheme to reduce congestion on M62 to begin next week

Drivers will benefit from reduced congestion on a busy West Yorkshire motorway as major work to improve two key junctions begins on the M62...
Golden Acre Park

Celebrate the success of Leeds’s stunning green spaces during Love Parks Week

Several parks in Leeds have once again been recognised as some of the very best green spaces in the UK, just in time for...
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West Yorkshire’s museums contribute millions to regional economy

West Yorkshire’s local authority museums contributed over £34 million to the regional economy last year and attracted over 1.7 million visitors through their doors. The...
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Leeds to host King’s Fund 2018 healthy cities conference

With Leeds rated as one of the best cities for health and wellbeing, on Tuesday 17 July it will host a major conference looking...
FIFA World Cup England v Belgium

Millennium Square big screen – England v Belgium

Football fans are being advised that England’s third-place play-off match against Belgium on Saturday will not be shown on Millennium Square’s big screen. This decision...
Leeds Discovery Centre

Leeds Museums and Galleries object of the week- Giant squid model

Staring down imposingly from above the store entrance at Leeds Discovery Centre, this giant monster of the deep is one of the more bizarre...
Leeds Storm Eva Flooding

Council issues update on flood prevention guidance and sandbag policy for Leeds

Leeds City Council has today issued an update on its sandbag policy in order to help raise awareness of what to do in the...
Leeds City Centre

It’s more than temperatures rising in Leeds as visitor numbers hit record levels

Visit Leeds has announced that data from the recent STEAM survey, which measures the economic impact of the tourism industry in the UK, recorded...
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Admissions policy for England v Croatia on Millennium Square big screen

Ahead of England’s momentous FIFA World Cup semi-final clash against Croatia on Wednesday, fans wishing to watch the match on Millennium Square’s big screen...
Independent Directions Film Festival (INDIs)

INDIs Film Festival sets agenda for future film industry

The Independent Directions Film Festival (INDIs) returns to Leeds from July 20-22, championing young creatives by giving them the opportunity to kick-start their careers...
'Find out about social care'

Care services to be showcased at marketplace event

Visitors to Kirkgate Market this Thursday can get their bargain shopping and, thanks to a one-day marketplace event, also find out about social care...
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Admissions policy for England v Sweden on Millennium Square big screen

Football fans wishing to watch England’s crunch quarter-final clash against Sweden on the big screen in Millennium Square are being reminded on the rules...
Chocolate at Temple Newsam

Archives choc full of tales about sweet life of estate’s lords and ladies

Sweet-toothed aristocrats in Leeds were among the country’s earliest chocoholics, fascinating new documents have revealed. Ahead of tomorrow’s World Chocolate Day, an exquisite bill of...
Leeds Core Strategy

Public hearings on future Leeds housing plans set to begin

The proposed locations of future new housing across Leeds will be discussed at public hearings beginning next week. Starting at 1 pm on Monday 9...
¡VAMOS!

Samba sounds return to square this summer

Millennium Square is set to host a sizzling Sunday of Samba next month when the spectacular ¡VAMOS! festival returns to Leeds. Now in its fourth...
Rebecca Machin, Leeds Museums and Galleries' curator of natural sciences with a Eurasian beaver on display at Leeds City Museum

Exhibition explores animal kingdom’s grand designs and miniature marvels

Beautiful creations made by some of the natural world’s most accomplished animal architects have been revealed in a new exhibition in Leeds. Using objects carefully...
Temple Newsam House

Journey through time at Temple Newsam this weekend

Take a stroll through the centuries this weekend as the historic Temple Newsam estate travels back in time through several periods of history. Time travellers...
A658 Pool Bank New Road

Culvert repair works needing to be extended on A658 Pool Bank New Road

A project to carry out essential repairs to a culvert under the A658 Pool Bank New Road is needing to be significantly extended following...
Leeds Bins App

Sort it out Leeds – it’s as simple as 1,2,4!

Leeds residents will be sorted when it comes to recycling after the local council has responded to citywide feedback suggesting people want to know...
White Rose

Public engagement on new rail stations in Leeds has started this week

Public engagement on plans to create two new rail stations in Leeds has started this week. Details of the proposals for new stations at White...