Object of the week- memorial plaque

Carved by a soldier in memory of his fallen comrades, this small, simple plaque tells a powerful story about the lives of soldiers in the First World War. The plaque is made out of chalk and is believed to have been fashioned by Private N.Nelson, a serviceman who fought in the trenches during the…

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Landlords come together to discuss quality housing in Leeds

Leading names in the Leeds private rental housing sector are joining forces with council bosses to discuss the future of quality housing in the city at this year’s landlords conference. The Leeds Landlord Conference takes place on Wednesday 23 November at Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel. Places are going fast for the conference, but there…

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Lord Mayor to lead Remembrance Sunday tributes in city

The Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Gerry Harper will lead the tributes to service men and women who have lost their lives in times of conflict on Remembrance Sunday. Held on Sunday 13 November, people of the city are once again warmly invited to gather at the war memorial on Victoria Gardens to join…

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Rio heroes to light up Leeds at festive switch-on

The city’s Rio heroes are ready to light up Leeds at this year’s spectacular Christmas lights switch-on event. Leeds-born triathletes Ali and Jonny Brownlee and Paralympian Kadeena Cox will be the special guests of honour at next week’s showpiece, when they will take to the stage and get the festive season officially underway. Taking…

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Leeds Let’s Get Active to continue in 2017

A popular scheme which has inspired thousands of people to take part in sport and physical activity across Leeds will be continuing in the new year, Leeds City Council has announced. This follows the Leeds Let’s Get Active (LLGA) initiative facing an uncertain future due to funding for the pilot programme ceasing at the end…

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Voting is underway for the new Leeds Children’s Mayor

Twelve Leeds school children who are taking their first steps into politics are now campaigning hard to win votes to become the new Leeds Children’s Mayor. Voting is now under way in this year’s competition, which saw an amazing 36 Leeds primary schools submitting their best manifestos. Year six pupils from across the city…

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Frightfully good fun at Leeds Museums and Galleries this Halloween

Historic sites across Leeds will be hosting a spine-tingling programme of spooky activities this Halloween. Leeds Museums and Galleries will be celebrating the scariest time of the year over the October half-term, with youngsters getting the chance to try trick or treating and creepy crafts and Halloween special effects. Lotherton Hall will be hosting…

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New look for German market on 15th anniversary

The city’s annual Christkindelmarkt German Christmas market will return with a brand new look next month for what will be its 15th anniversary. Millennium Square will be transformed into a scenic festive village from Friday, November 11 until Sunday, December 18 with new stalls and venues. The new market layout will include an open air…

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Sporting stars inspire at Leeds schools conference

Education professionals from across Leeds will be inspired by sporting stars and nationally recognised speakers at a conference aimed at encouraging more physical activity in schools, tomorrow (20 October 2016). Inspirational guest speakers, including Ali Oliver, CEO Youth Sport Trust, Ronnie Heath, Managing Director of Create Development and Jon Smedley from Maths of the…

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Changing face of public health in Leeds highlighted

The changing face of public health over the past 150 years features in the 2016 report from Leeds City Council’s Director of Public Health, Dr Ian Cameron. The report has been developed in partnership with the Thackray Medical Museum where a special public health trail has been developed for visitors to follow. Dr Cameron’s…

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