Leeds pedals out bid for public e-bike ambition

Leeds City Council’s executive board will consider a report to approve a minimum £2 million funding bid to implement a fully docked, public electric bike hire scheme in the city. The funding bid will be discussed at the meeting of senior councillors held at Leeds Civic Hall on Wednesday 9 February, seeking to approve…

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Homecare workers in Leeds set for Real Living Wage pay increase

Workers in Leeds carrying out essential services in the city are to be given a wage increase as part of Leeds City Council’s ongoing commitment to pay the Real Living Wage. Proposals to increase minimum pay for council officers as well as homecare providers commissioned by the council to the Real Living Wage of…

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Artist’s captivating moonlit masterpiece comes home to Leeds

An atmospheric riverside scene created by one of the city’s most celebrated artists is coming home after being acquired by Leeds Art Gallery. Reflections on the Aire – on strike was painted by Leeds-born John Atkinson Grimshaw in 1879, a rare example of one of his signature ‘moonlit’ scenes combined with a social message. Showing…

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More advice and support to households to help them responsibly dispose of unwanted items to be outlined by Leeds City Council

Senior councillors in Leeds are set to underline their commitment to reduce waste and help residents responsibly and legally dispose of unwanted items. A report being presented to Leeds City Council’s executive board next week, asks senior councillors to approve a raft of new proposals enhancing the legal options available to residents to dispose…

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New footbridge will commemorate poignant legacy of David Oluwale

Work has begun to create a footbridge across the River Aire which will commemorate the lasting legacy of a man who drowned after being racially harassed. David Oluwale, who had travelled to the UK from Nigeria, was tragically targeted because of his mental health, homelessness and race. He died in the river in 1969 in…

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Cutting edge spinal surgery gives Sylvia a new lease of life

Spire Leeds Hospital is amongst Yorkshire’s largest hospitals offering treatment across over 30 medical specialties including orthopaedic surgery, cardiology, oncology (cancer care) and general surgery. Spire Leeds Hospital is open to everyone; patients with private medical insurance, patients who are “self-funding” or paying for their own treatment as they go or patients who are…

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Putting 100-year-old penguin on ice is a happy feat for museum curators

A museum’s magnificent stuffed penguin will spend the next two weeks chilling out in a giant, state-of-the-art freezer as curators give damaging bugs and beetles the cold shoulder. The impressive emperor penguin has been put on ice at Leeds Discovery Centre after experts there detected potentially problematic pests which can destroy delicate taxidermy specimens. Over…

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Chance to have your views on proposals for Kirkstall Abbey

People are being asked to have their views on proposals to introduce a new entrance charge for non-Leeds residents visiting Kirkstall Abbey. We would like to hear your views whether you live in Leeds or elsewhere. A six-week online public consultation has been launched, giving people across Leeds and beyond the opportunity to views what…

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