Route revealed for Yorkshire ‘Rio Heroes’ homecoming parade

The route of the hotly-anticipated Rio Heroes homecoming parade in Leeds celebrating the achievements of Yorkshire Olympic and Paralympic athletes has been unveiled. Held on Wednesday 28 September from approximately 5.45pm-6.45pm, the people of Yorkshire will have the chance to welcome back their Rio Heroes in style and line the streets as they tour…

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Leeds council chiefs to discuss progress of improved jobs programme

The progress of a Leeds project which aims to create new and improved job opportunities in the city will be considered by senior councillors at a meeting next week. At the meeting of Leeds City Council’s executive board on September 21, councillors will consider an update on the ‘More Jobs, Better Jobs’ project. This…

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Progress revealed on flagship extra care scheme

The impressive exterior and scale of the council’s first extra care scheme was revealed when scaffolding came down earlier this month. Construction on Wharfedale View in Yeadon, the flagship extra care scheme run by Leeds City Council, started a year ago and is due to be completed in three months. With major works largely…

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Council budget savings challenges will mean tough decisions

Leeds City Council is facing further severe reductions in its funding over the next three years so challenging that it will have no choice but to make tough decisions that will impact on services. After six years of major cuts, financial planners are having to work increasingly hard to identify areas where savings can…

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Yorkshire switches on to fairer energy tariffs

White Rose Energy launches this week offering all households across the Yorkshire region the opportunity to sign up to fairer, more transparent energy tariffs. Leeds City Council has teamed up with Robin Hood Energy, a not-for-profit energy supplier run by Nottingham City Council, to offer residents the chance to switch to a trustworthy energy…

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Mythical phoenix to take flight for Light Night 2016

A spectacular illuminated phoenix will spread its wings across the Civic Hall during next month’s incredible Light Night Leeds 2016. The dazzling display, entitled The Phoenix in the Stone, will be one of the showpiece events at this year’s celebration, which for the first time ever will see an exciting programme of installations and…

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First ever Baby Week toddles into Leeds

Leeds will be awash with all things ‘baby’ next week, as the city launches its first ever Baby Week. Baby Week is an annual early years’ initiative aimed at bringing together statutory and voluntary services in the maternity, children and family sector. Baby Week Leeds replicates the Brazilian Semana do Bebe which is a…

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“Let’s talk about it” say suicide prevention experts

As part of World Suicide Prevention Day on Saturday 10th September, Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service and Leeds City Council are among partners who have arranged an event at Leeds City Museum. Entitled “Suicide, we know it happens… Let’s talk about it”, the event will see leading researcher in suicide bereavement Dr Sharon McDonnell from…

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Murder in the Museum – A 1930s Mystery at Abbey House Museum

Murder in the Museum is one of the best-loved penny slot machines at Abbey House Museum in Kirkstall. Made by Leeds sisters Alice and Eveline Dennison in 1934, it shows a 30s murder mystery worthy of Agatha Christie! This film, made by Target Productions at Temple Newsam House, re-imagines the story behind the slot…

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Museum’s 1930s murder mystery machine is brought back to life

It’s a mechanised murder mystery machine which has captivated generations of Leeds museum-goers. So when Abbey House Museum’s quirky 1930s penny slot machine finally gave up the ghost, it would have been a crime to let the historic attraction simply gather dust. Luckily, after the machine broke down recently, experts at the Kirkstall attraction searched…

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Statement in response to publication of National Flood Resilience Review

Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake said: “Leeds is barely mentioned in this report which really does smack of the government not taking the risk here seriously. Storm Eva caused absolute devastation for residents and businesses in Leeds, with many still recovering. The people of Leeds need the new Secretary of State to…

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