Active Leeds unveils new state of the art gym

A new state of the art gym has been opened at John Charles Leisure Centre, as part of Leeds City Council’s ambition to ‘get more people, more physically active, more often’. Significant investment has been made into new equipment and a wider refurbishment at the centre, with the gym sporting brand new upgraded Technogym…

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National electric vehicle rally arrives in Leeds

Around 18 electric vans travelling the length of the country have checked in at Stourton Park & Ride this evening, as Leeds plays host to an ambitious cross-country rally highlighting the impressive capability of zero emission vehicles. Leeds City Council’s executive member for infrastructure and climate was there to welcome drivers as they completed…

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Keep kids reading all summer long with free reading challenge

Young books lovers in Leeds are being challenged to make some fascinating scientific discoveries at their local library this summer. Leeds Libraries’ free Summer Reading Challenge is calling on youngsters to find out more about the world around them by reading six or more from a collection of science-themed story books and factual books,…

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Heritage takes centre stage in rebirth of much-loved Leeds street

A new era for New Briggate is dawning as this historic Leeds street gets the love, care, attention and investment that will help ensure its future is every bit as bright as its past. A range of co-ordinated investments designed to make the character-filled and culturally-rich area even better for visitors, residents and businesses…

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Turning Lives Around Charity Boosted by Amazon

A Leeds non-profit organisation has received a £3,000 donation from the team at Amazon’s UK head office in London. Turning Lives Around (TLA) aims to prevent homelessness and empower people to believe that they can change their lives and live independently within sustainable communities. TLA provides support for people who are homeless through pioneering…

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Leeds waterfront set to shine as festival returns with a splash

We are delighted to announce that Leeds Waterfront Festival is back. The annual Leeds Waterfront Festival is set to make a return this weekend with an exciting range of family activities, showcasing the best of city’s vibrant waterfront. Featuring dragon boat racing, live music performances, a fun fair, street food and water sports the…

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Plan ahead for a busy weekend in Leeds

Leeds City Council is encouraging people travelling into Leeds this weekend to plan ahead and allow extra time for journeys. The city is hosting several major events this weekend including the England Women’s Football international friendly at Elland Road, the Cricket test match at Headingley, and concerts at the First Direct Arena and at…

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