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Yorkshire switches on to fairer energy tariffs

White Rose Energy launches this week offering all households across the Yorkshire region the opportunity to sign up to fairer, more transparent energy tariffs. Leeds...
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Mythical phoenix to take flight for Light Night 2016

A spectacular illuminated phoenix will spread its wings across the Civic Hall during next month’s incredible Light Night Leeds 2016. The dazzling display, entitled The...
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Soldier’s heart-breaking letters home tell story of life in the trenches

Like thousands of men who went off to fight in the trenches of the First World War, Leeds man Leonard Wragby left behind an...
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Double gold celebrations as Kadeena Cox and Hannah Cockroft triumph at Paralympics

Leeds City Council Leader Cllr Judith Blake has congratulated athletes Hannah Cockroft and Kadeena Cox on their Paralympics gold medals.  She said: “What an incredible night for...
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First ever Baby Week toddles into Leeds

Leeds will be awash with all things ‘baby’ next week, as the city launches its first ever Baby Week. Baby Week is an annual early...
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“Let’s talk about it” say suicide prevention experts

As part of World Suicide Prevention Day on Saturday 10th September, Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service and Leeds City Council are among partners who have...
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Murder in the Museum – A 1930s Mystery at Abbey House Museum

Murder in the Museum is one of the best-loved penny slot machines at Abbey House Museum in Kirkstall. Made by Leeds sisters Alice and Eveline...
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Museum’s 1930s murder mystery machine is brought back to life

It’s a mechanised murder mystery machine which has captivated generations of Leeds museum-goers. So when Abbey House Museum’s quirky 1930s penny slot machine finally gave up...
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Statement in response to publication of National Flood Resilience Review

Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake said: “Leeds is barely mentioned in this report which really does smack of the government not taking the...
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Good luck message from Leader of Leeds City Council to Team GB athletes at...

Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council, said: “We would like to wish Team GB and all our Leeds and Yorkshire athletes the very...
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Object of the week- Portrait of Jogendra Sen

Among the huge array of objects which make up Leeds City Museum’s In Their Footsteps exhibition, there are many stirring examples of courage and...
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Proposals to review the Farnley Upper Moor Side conservation area

People are being asked for their views on plans to amend the Farnley Upper Moor Side Conservation Area. As part of a new consultation, the...
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Celebration of disability sport to take centre stage on Millennium Square this Saturday

A carnival of disability sport is set to take over a popular city centre square this Saturday to celebrate the beginning of the Paralympic...
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Date confirmed for special Yorkshire homecoming parade to celebrate Olympic and Paralympic heroes

The amazing achievements of Yorkshire Olympic and Paralympic athletes in Rio will be celebrated in style later this month as part of a special...
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Council offers temporary paid casual evening and weekend elections work

Leeds City Council has some vacancies for paid temporary casual work making home visits to help make sure people are registered to vote. The council’s...
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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...
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The Landscape at Temple Newsam

The story behind the landscape of the park and gardens at the Temple Newsam estate. Curator Emeritus James Lomax reveals how the grounds at this...
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Suite surprise to give 300th birthday party some flower power

A sumptuous suite of floral furniture will be displayed in all its glory for the first time in eight years ahead of a unique...
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GCSE students celebrate this year’s exam results

Young people across Leeds are celebrating their GCSE results with initial figures suggesting 2016 is another successful year for many pupils in the city. Around...
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Free swimming sessions on offer at council leisure centres this Saturday to honour Team...

Leeds City Council leisure centres across the city will be marking Team GB’s amazing Olympic success in Rio this Saturday by offering free swimming...
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New community hubs officially opened in Horsforth, Rothwell and Kippax

Three more community hubs have officially opened their doors in Leeds this month. As part of Leeds City Council’s vision to provide a range of...
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Innovative forensic traceable liquid to join fight against paving stones thefts in Leeds

A state-of-the-art initiative to tackle the theft of Yorkshire paving stones is to be introduced in hot-spot areas by Leeds City Council. Working in partnership...
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Object of the week- Tom Webb’s compass

In 1914, Leeds candle maker Tom Webb, like thousands of other local men, went off to France to fight in the trenches of the...
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Little Neville Street revamp offers improved access to Leeds Station

Improved access to the new southern entrance of Leeds Station is now available following the completion of refurbishment work on Little Neville Street. Officially reopened...
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Statement from Leader of Leeds City Council Cllr Judith Blake regarding Nicola Adams gold...

Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake, said: “We would like to offer our congratulations to Leeds boxer Nicola Adams on the amazing achievement...
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Statement from the Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake, regarding a homecoming...

A homecoming event to celebrate the achievements of Yorkshire's Olympic and Paralympic athletes is to be held in Leeds, the city council has announced. Leader...
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Nearly 2,000 ‘join in the transport conversation’ in Leeds in first two weeks

Nearly 2,000 people have already taken up the open invitation to ‘join in the conversation’ on the future of transport in Leeds in just...
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Lord Mayor presents medals back to World War Two veteran

Serving medals of a decorated World War Two veteran, which were stolen in 2002 by thieves, have recently been replaced and presented back to...
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A Level success for Leeds students

Early signs suggest young people in Leeds will be celebrating again today (18 August) after achieving top grades in their A-level and BTEC exams. Over...
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Statement from Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake, regarding Brownlee brothers’ medal...

Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake, said: “What more can be said about the amazing achievements of Alistair and Jonny, who again have...
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Youngsters sought to plan prestigious awards

There is a ‘call out’ across the city for young people aged 11 – 19 years to join the team who will plan and...
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Object of the week- Gothic Revival credenza

Newly arrived at Lotherton Hall, this beautiful hardwood credenza was expertly crafted by an esteemed Leeds cabinet maker more than 150 years ago. The superbly...
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Share your memories of city’s historic flooding

Communities in Leeds are being asked to share their photos and memories of last year’s devastating Boxing Day floods for a new exhibition. Leeds Industrial...
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Public consultation begins on ambitious South Bank Leeds proposals to double the size of...

An online public consultation on ambitious proposals to regenerate the South Bank area of Leeds and effectively double the size of the city centre...
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Comment on Olympic gold medal success of Leeds rower Paul Bennett

Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake said: “Congratulations to Paul Bennett from Leeds for winning Olympic gold in the men’s eight rowing. Following...
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First standardised packs to prevent smoking by children spotted in Leeds

The first cigarettes on sale in new, standardised packaging have been spotted in Leeds. New laws which came in to force in May gave manufacturers...
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‘Amazing Animals’ to be celebrated at Home Farm

A superb collection of exotic animals and birds are all set to light up a popular Leeds farm next week. Featuring animals and birds from...
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Jobs fair set to arrive at The Point in White Rose Shopping Centre next...

A string of high-profile employers are set to be in attendance at a jobs fair held in a Leeds shopping centre next week. In what...
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Comment on Olympic gold medal success of City of Leeds divers Jack Laugher and...

Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake said: “Massive congratulations to our City of Leeds divers Jack Laugher and Chris Mears for their stunning...
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New park pops up in Leeds City Centre

An innovative new pop-up park has opened in the heart of Leeds city centre. The new temporary green space off Cookridge Street includes artificial grass, planters, benches...
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Stunning “secret ceiling” discovered during Leeds Art Gallery renovations

Renovation work on Leeds Art Gallery has uncovered a spectacular roof space that has been hidden away for more than 40 years. Workers carrying out...
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Historic pet cemetery one of top ten things to discover at Lotherton Hall this...

They were the pampered pooches that lived a life of luxury as faithful companions to one of the city’s wealthiest aristocratic couples. Now the historic graves...
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Cheers to new council homes

Tenants will soon be able to raise a glass and toast their new council home, built on the site of a former pub. What was...
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Breeze on Tour is back

Breeze on Tour is back this August allowing thousands of young people to enjoy a host of exciting activities for free in parks across...
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Leader of Leeds City Council wishes Team GB athletes luck at Rio 2016 Olympic...

Councillor Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council, said: “We’re incredibly proud that once again Leeds has such a strong presence at the Olympics, which...
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Hepworth sculpture on the move

Leeds Art Gallery has said a temporary farewell to a celebrated Yorkshire favourite. Dual Form by Barbara Hepworth has been transported the short distance to...
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New park pops up in Leeds City Centre

An innovative new pop-up park has opened in the heart of Leeds city centre. The new temporary green space off Cookridge Street includes artificial grass, planters, benches...
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City Beach and Olympic FanZone set to officially open in Leeds

Millennium Square’s popular City Beach will have a carnival atmosphere this year. The annual seaside-themed extravaganza will once again see the square transformed into a...
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Statement from the leader of Leeds City Council on Victoria Gate opening date announcement

Following the announcement that the Victoria Gate development incorporating John Lewis will open on Thursday 20 October, the leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor...
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Bardsey pupils awarded for encouraging people to get on their bikes

Pupils from Bardsey Primary School have been presented with a special prize for coming top in this year’s Leeds City Council Bike Week competition. Budding...