SMART LEEDS

Leeds City Council to extend free Wi-Fi into 20 community buildings

Free Wi-Fi is to become available at 20 community buildings across Leeds as part of a leading digital skills programme being delivered by Leeds...
Rob Young and Angus

A bumper summer of cycling

Record numbers have been making the most of the summer weather on Bradford and Leeds cycling infrastructure, which was either built or improved as...
Marsh Line

Full closure to Marsh Lane this weekend for next stage of district heating work

As part of our ongoing work to deliver the Leeds PIPES Network there will be a full closure on Marsh Lane this weekend. From Friday...
A Woman's Place

Object of the week- Ivy Benson ceramic

At a time when war raged across Europe, Ivy Benson was calling her own tune. The pioneering musician and band leader, who was born in...
HMO Licence Leeds

Consultation launched on introduction of licensing for private rented housing in parts of Leeds

People are being asked for their views on the possible introduction of licensing for private sector rented housing in some parts of Leeds. The city's...
Temple Newsam

Don’t miss out on Amazing Animals at Temple Newsam Home Farm

A wonderful array of exotic animals and birds are once again set to take centre stage at a popular Leeds farm next week. Held from...
Leeds Network Rail

Statement by Leader of Leeds City Council following meeting with rail operators

Commenting on this morning’s appearance of representatives from Network Rail, Northern and TransPennine at today’s West Yorkshire Combined Authority meeting. Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of...
Secondary School Places in Leeds

Applications now open for secondary school places in Leeds

Parents across Leeds are being reminded to get their applications in for their child’s secondary school place for next September. Although it is only early...
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Public ballot for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 opens

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Public Ballot opened today (Wednesday, 1 August) at 10 am (BST) on Wednesday 1 August. When ticket applications were...
One Yorkshire Devolution Plan

Comment on One Yorkshire devolution by Leader of Leeds City Council

Yorkshire Devolution - an historic opportunity for the whole country. The One Yorkshire plan would see one combined devolved authority – like those established in...
HMO Licensing

Landlord licence changes for houses in multiple occupation

Landlords are being urged to ensure their licences are up to date ahead of changes to the law that mean more people who live...
A65 Leeds Road at Rawdon

Summer roadwork schemes planned for Leeds

A number of roadwork schemes are planned to be carried out in Leeds during the school summer holiday period. There’s a need to carry out...
Leeds 2023

Search has begun for leader of city’s new cultural cornerstone

The search has begun for a dynamic new leader to spearhead the city’s ambitious vision for an international cultural festival celebrating the best of...
Child Friendly Leeds

Summer of fun as pop-up spaces and activities transform the city centre

The city centre will be coming to life over the summer months with a jam-packed calendar of activities starting at the end of July. Whether...
Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basicsvideo

Dance stars fly into Leeds for ground breaking orchestral club extravaganza

Stars from the worlds of dance and classic music have been arriving in Leeds as they prepare to come together for a unique performance...
Marsh Lane

Marsh Lane partly closed this weekend for district heating installation work

Marsh Lane is to be partly closed this weekend to allow work to take place on the creation of the Leeds PIPES district heating...
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People Powered Press is right type of attraction for museum

For centuries, it’s been home to the hulking heirlooms of Leeds’s industrial heyday which once propelled the city to the pinnacle of global production. Now...
Leeds City Markets

Yorkshire’s best young traders set out stalls in Leeds Market

Young entrepreneurs from across Yorkshire are setting out their stalls at Kirkgate Market in Leeds on Wednesday, 1 August, as part of a competition...
Beavers to Weavers

Object of the week- Pearl Buddha statues

Beautifully rendered in perfect pearl, these tiny statues illustrate one of the many ways nature’s unparalleled creativity has been utilised by humans. Currently on display...
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Programme

Leeds delegation set for stateside Boston mission

A delegation of industry leaders from Leeds is heading to Boston in America this week to strengthen and develop links between the two cities. Building...
Thorpe Park Aerial

Deadline extended for public feedback on Connecting Leeds transport plans

The latest stage of the public engagement on plans to help transform transport and travel in and around Leeds is being extended. The engagement and...
Leeds City Council’s ‘Safe, Strong Communities ’ project

Exciting 12-week skills and activities programme launched in Seacroft

Residents living in Seacroft are being offered the chance to take part in a variety of fun activities and learn new skills as part...
The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress officially welcome Josh to the civic reception which was held in his honour.

Boxing champion Josh Warrington honoured with special city civic reception

The achievements of Leeds’s first world boxing champion Josh Warrington have been recognised with a special civic reception hosted by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Graham...

40 Faces of St Gemma’s Hospice

Many of us will access support from a hospice in our lifetime, either for ourselves or a loved one. But do we really know...
Newlay Bridge

Historic West Leeds Newlay Bridge summer works set to start

Maintenance work to the historic Newlay Bridge is set to take place from next week. Leeds City Council will start work on 23 July for...
Leeds Industrial Museum

Hats off to Leeds this Yorkshire Day as museum celebrates in style

Hold onto your hats - a sporting spectacle with a difference is heading to Leeds this Yorkshire Day. Leeds Industrial Museum will be brimming with...
Swallow Hill Community College

Let the training take the strain

Let the training take the strain is the message as HS2 scheme gives Leeds youngsters a glimpse of work in infrastructure. Over 300 students from...
Connecting Leeds

Council chiefs to discuss transport and Connecting Leeds investment progress

Senior councillors in Leeds will discuss a progress update on the plan to transform transport and travel in and around the city at a...
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...
England

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...
Schools Yorkshire Tour 2018

A big Leeds welcome for the Schools Yorkshire Tour

Pupils from Brownhill Primary School and St. Augustine’s Catholic Primary School in Leeds have brought the 400-mile cycling relay which has been winding its...