Key milestone as stunning David Oluwale tribute bridges the gap

A striking new bridge dedicated to the memory of a man who died after being racially harassed has been lowered into place across the River Aire in Leeds. Engineers working on the David Oluwale Bridge completed one of the project’s major milestones over the weekend, with cranes carefully placing the 40 tonne structure over…

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Beautiful butterflies pay tribute to frontline NHS Staff

Hundreds of stunning origami butterflies have taken flight at Leeds City Museum in a moving tribute to the remarkable efforts of the city’s frontline NHS workers. Entitled What We Go Through Together, the poignant new display is made up of 600 carefully folded butterflies which were created by members of the Adult Critical Care…

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Join the conversation about conservation and help shape Mabgate’s future

People in Leeds are being encouraged to have their views on newly-announced plans to create a conservation area in one of the city’s most historic and characterful neighbourhoods. The proposed Mabgate conservation area would aim to protect and enhance heritage assets while also helping ensure that future development work respects the district’s existing architecture…

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Leeds Central Library receives £500k funding boost

New funding from Arts Council England and Leeds City Council will invest more than £500k in making the library better than ever. Leeds City Council’s library service has been successful in securing more than £250,000 of new funding from Arts Council England to transform Leeds Central Library. The Central Library, which first opened its…

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Artists bring Leeds voices to life in new exhibition

The voices, stories and songs of generations of Leeds folk have inspired a thought-provoking new exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery. Leeds-based artist Jill McKnight immersed herself in the collections of the British Library and Leeds Art Gallery for Desire Lines, which retraces the steps different people from the Leeds area have taken and how…

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Leeds propels pioneering initiative improving nightlife safety

Licensing Security and Vulnerability Initiative – Licensing SAVI is our confidential self-assessment tool designed to help the owners and operators of licensed premises provide a safe and secure environment for their managers, staff, customers and local communities. The city of Leeds, which has one of the largest evening and night-time economies in the UK,…

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INDIs Film Festival returns to inspire and celebrate young talent in Leeds

Budding directors and film fanatics are being invited to gain some top insider tips on the film industry during a packed programme of film screenings and free online events. From masterclasses in script writing to new screen technologies, this week’s Independent Directions Film Festival 2022 has plenty to inspire emerging talent. Organised by Leeds Young…

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