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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...
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Families encouraged to complete secondary school place applications

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...
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Object of the week- Silver epergne

Decorative and glamorous, Temple Newsam’s silver epergne fittingly once belonged to a celebrated Paris socialite. The dazzling centrepiece was made by Thomas Pitts in 1759...
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Nigel Richardson retirement

Leeds City Council is today announcing the retirement of Nigel Richardson after six years as the council's director of children’s services. Nigel will step...
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Council Leader invites all in Leeds to ‘join in the transport conversation’

The Leader of Leeds City Council has invited everyone in the city to “join in the conversation” on the future of transport in Leeds. Council...
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Square’s big stage welcomes local musicians and the Rock Choir for live music showcase

Musicians in Leeds will get the chance to take to the big stage on Millennium Square this week as part of a new free...
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Lotherton Hall turns back time for vintage summer fair

Visitors to Lotherton Hall can go back in time and experience all the fun of the 50s and 60s this summer. The estate’s vintage fair...
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Middleton gets into gear with new bike library

Middleton residents will soon be able to jump on a bike for free, thanks to a new ‘bike library’ at the local community hub. Leeds...
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New video animation shows next phase of Linton Bridge repair plan

A new animated video showing how the next phase of repairs to flood-damaged Linton Bridge will be carried out has been released today. Leeds City...
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Community banners brighten up Harehills Lane

Pupils from three local primary schools are helping to make Harehills even brighter by helping to design new banners for their local community. The banners,...
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Exhibition turns back the clock to celebrate 70 years of growing up in Leeds

More than seventy years of memories and nostalgia have been brought together for a new exhibition celebrating growing up in Leeds. The Decades of Youth...
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New school for pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs is top of...

Senior councillors have approved a £45 million investment in specialist education provision for Leeds children who have social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs. At...
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Major East Leeds development consultation reaches next stage

Hundreds of east Leeds residents have had their say on plans for one of the city’s largest growth areas following a major public consultation...
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Leeds youngsters prove they can talk the talk

Pupils from across Leeds primary schools have been putting their debating skills to the test at a special competition at Leeds Civic Hall. To support...
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Flood recovery roadshow in Leeds this week

The Environment Agency will be out and about in Leeds this week as part of an ongoing flood recovery programme following the December 2015...
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Apprenticeship programme hitting the heights for young people in Leeds

Over 500 apprenticeships in small and medium sized businesses have been created in Leeds since 2013, new figures have revealed. This follows an innovative apprenticeship...
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Leeds gets into gear with second bike library

Residents in the Chapeltown area will be able to jump on a bike for free, thanks to a new ‘bike library’ at the local...
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Stormtroopers set to whip up a ‘Boogie Storm’ ahead of Star Wars: The Force...

Britain’s Got Talent stars ‘Boogie Storm’ are once again set to don their iconic Stormtrooper outfits and strut their stuff on a popular city...
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New community hubs open in Pudsey and Moortown

Two new community hubs have officially opened in Leeds this month. Residents of Moortown and Pudsey will now be able to access a range of...
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New proposal for an innovation district for Leeds

Senior councillors will, next week, hear proposals to create an innovation district in Leeds which could provide a catalyst for productive, sustainable and inclusive...
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Annual free youth arts festival Breezes in to Leeds

The biggest arts festival for young people in West Yorkshire takes place in Leeds this week with the start of the Breeze Arts Festival. The...
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Full steam ahead for Leeds’ visitor economy performance

If you want to know what makes Leeds special and why more tourists than ever come to visit. Then look no further than the recent...
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Inspirational Leeds youngsters honoured with award in memory of Princess Diana

The Leeds Members of Youth Parliament 2014-16 have been honoured with a special award to recognise their contribution to the Leeds youth community. Shamim, Nicole,...
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Series of events show that communities can

A series of events will be taking place next week to show what the council and communities can achieve when they work together to...
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Senior Leeds councillors set to approve Aire Valley development guide plan

Senior councillors in Leeds will next week be asked to approve a plan to guide all future development in the Aire Valley area of...
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Take a step back in time at Home Farm this weekend

Visitors to a popular Leeds farm will be able to take an exciting trip back in time this weekend. As part of two special days...
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Bizarre Customs collection to be revealed in Leeds

A weird and wonderful collection of objects seized from smugglers is being revealed in an exclusive museum Twitter tour next week. The bizarre array of...
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Digital economy in Leeds set to take centre stage at executive board

Work by the council to make Leeds one of the leading digital cities in the UK is set to be discussed by senior councillors...
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Senior councillors set to approve public consultation on South Bank Leeds which could ‘transform’...

Plans to carry out a public consultation on the regeneration of the South Bank area which would effectively double the size of Leeds city...
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Plans for transport improvements on key Leeds commuter route

A new £2.61m project aimed at making the Whitehall Road area an easier place to travel for busses, bikes, cars and pedestrians will go...
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City’s response to Brexit to be debated by executive board

A report setting out the preparation work being undertaken by Leeds City Council to assess and meet the challenges and potential opportunities resulting from...
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Object of the week- The Somme medal

Presented to a Leeds First World War veteran, The Somme Medal is a moving reminder of the immense courage shown by those who fought...
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Leeds councillors to consider £4million grant for Headingley Stadium redevelopment

Senior councillors in Leeds will consider a request to contribute £4million to a redevelopment of Headingley Stadium to secure continued international cricket at the...
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Young people offered opportunity to discover magic of golf at Temple Newsam

Youngsters will have the chance to hone and develop their golf skills at a specially designed six-hole pitch and putt course at a public...
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Idea blooms into city centre oasis for Leeds

An idea sown eight years ago to create a new green space for everyone to use in busy central Leeds has bloomed into a...
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Top artist Ashley Jackson puts Temple Newsam’s stunning landscapes in the frame

World-renowned artist Ashley Jackson will get some inspiration from the beautiful grounds of Temple Newsam during a special watercolour painting demonstration. Visitors can join the...
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Statement re Burberry from Leeds City Council Leader Cllr Judith Blake

Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council said: “We have received strong assurances from Burberry that their plans for their new operation in Leeds...
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Leader of Leeds City Council named as new chair of Core Cities UK

Leader of Leeds City Council named as new chair of Core Cities UK. Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake has today been announced as...