Exciting new Spanish partnership launches in Horsforth

Horsforth Music Centre, together with Instituto Cervantes, has launched a new package of Flamenco and Spanish language classes on Saturday mornings. Professional Dancer Luisa Galan, who has trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and the Conservatoire of Dance in Cordoba, Spain, has joined the team of professional music and dance teachers at…

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Don’t Chance It – Check It! During Tyre Safety Month

Members of the public are being invited to have their car tyres checked as part of an event being held during Tyre Safety Month in Leeds. A pop-up tyre check event, run by Leeds City Council in partnership with Kwik Fit, will be taking place at Crown Point. Shopping Park from 11am until 2pm…

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Council’s response to ‘tent city’ protest

Councillor Debra Coupar, Leeds City Council’s executive member for communities said: “We’ve been clear that no one has to sleep rough in Leeds as there is accommodation and support available and our priority remains providing vulnerable people with the help they need. “We’d prefer the group to disband voluntarily, however, they clearly wish to…

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Artist’s vibrant mural to light up city’s historic market

A huge abstract mural will be unveiled at Leeds’s historic Kirkgate Market during an exciting performance to mark this week’s incredible Light Night 2016. Internationally-renowned Leeds artist Nicolas Dixon has been working on his latest eye-catching creation in the 140-year-old building’s newly-refurbished events space, with the finished piece set to go on show this…

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Influential new Leeds study to help prevent suicide

A highly regarded study of suicide used to understand who is at risk and where help can be targeted is being published on 29th September to coincide with a launch event at the city’s Town Hall. The suicide audit completed by public health professionals in Leeds is considered a ‘gold standard’ and is recommended…

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Summer of fun for children in care thanks to Leeds businesses

Children who are looked after by Leeds City Council have been treated to a host of exciting activities and events thanks to business and organisations from across the city. Over the past few months hundreds of children who are either in foster care, residential care or are recent care leavers have received a variety…

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Comment on visit to Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme today by Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake said: “The comments today by the Secretary of State were a little disappointing as they offered no new reassurance or commitment to our residents and businesses that the city will get the comprehensive flood defences it urgently needs. The reference to additional funding for the next phase…

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Dazzling display of fire and ice set to light up Leeds

Breath-taking sculptures illuminated by bright orange flames are set to fire the imaginations of visitors to this year’s Light Night Leeds. The incredible creations are one of a huge programme of installations inspired by the elements, which will be on display across the city as part of this year’s two night festival. Created by…

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City’s first direct arena to host 2017 Leeds Sports Awards

Sport Leeds is delighted to announce that the 2017 Leeds Sports Awards will be staged for the first time at the city’s first direct arena on Tuesday 7 March. The Leeds Sports Awards is an annual celebration of local sporting talent and achievements across all levels of sport throughout the city of Leeds, recognising…

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