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 improve neighbourhoods. The Communities Can week, organised by Housing Leeds, includes a host of fun activities aimed at demonstrating the importance residents play in improving their communities. The week kicks…

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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 of activities and events held at Temple Newsam Home Farm from 10am-4pm on Saturday 23 July – Sunday 24 July, there will be the chance to see what life…

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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 exotic items includes a crocodile head ashtray and a stuffed mongoose in the grip of a hungry snake and was mainly found during raids and searches by UK customs…

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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 before senior councillors in Leeds next week. The improvement scheme, which will be entirely funded by contributions from local developers, will include new pedestrian crossings, cycle lanes and widening of…

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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 Brexit are set to be discussed by senior councillors next week. As part of a meeting of Leeds City Council’s executive board on 27 July 2016, members will have the…

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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 in one of history’s bloodiest battles. The medal recently went on display as part of Leeds City Museum’s In Their Footsteps exhibition as the city commemorates 100 years since The…

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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 stunning city centre oasis. Families, office workers and anyone passing through the city centre can now enjoy the elaborate water features, lush grass and relaxing seating areas of the Sovereign…

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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 are very much still on track. We remain committed to fully supporting those plans and enabling the development of their ambitious and prestigious new manufacturing facility in Leeds, along…

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Getting healthier involving everyone

People across Leeds are invited to play their part in making Leeds the best city for health and wellbeing after leaders endorsed a new health and wellbeing strategy. Following a wide range of contributions from local people and experts, the focus of the strategy is on reducing health inequalities and building stronger connections across…

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Sky Ride returns to Leeds

Cyclists of all ages will have the chance to leisurely take in the sights of some of Leeds’ most iconic city centre landmarks as part of the popular Sky Ride event on Sunday 17 July. The free event, which will take place between 10am – 3pm, allows thousands of cyclists of all ages and…

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Power surge as council fleet goes electric

The first of a fleet of new electric council vehicles hit the streets of Leeds today. Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, executive member for environment and sustainability, took the plug-in van on its inaugural journey. A total of 42 all electric vehicles will add to, and in some cases replace, electric and hybrid vehicles in the…

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