Locations across Leeds where you can access free school meals during half term

Leeds City Council, charities, community organisations and businesses have come together to provide locations where struggling families can access free school meals during the October half term. Sparked by footballer Marcus Rashford’s campaign to extend free school meals over the holidays, the city’s business community has rallied to support struggling families by offering free…

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Leeds pulls together to support vulnerable families over half term

Sparked by footballer Marcus Rashford’s campaign to extend free school meals over the holidays, the city’s business community has rallied to support struggling families, offering free meals to those in need. And a partnership project which supports thousands of families and carers struggling to feed children out of term time is also set to…

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Remembrance Sunday Commemorations 2020

Our annual Remembrance Sunday commemorations will look very different this year, due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic. Due to the risks posed there won’t be the usual service or military parade at Victoria Gardens in Leeds. People are being urged to undertake their own acts of remembrance at home by observing the…

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Significant pressures on Leeds City Council’s 2021/2022 budget to be outlined to executive board

Equality, diversity, cohesion and integration screening – organisational change impacting on the workforce. As a public authority we need to ensure that all organisational change arrangements impacting on the workforce have given proper consideration to equality, diversity, cohesion and integration. Equality and diversity will always have relevancy to organisational changes which impact on a…

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Calls for review of restrictions on city’s hospitality sector

Civic leaders in Leeds have joined forces with the local hospitality sector to call on the government to urgently review restrictions, in particular those requiring venues to close their doors at 10pm and to consider sector specific support. In a joint letter issued to the Prime Minister, Councillor Judith Blake, leader Leeds City Council…

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Leeds is crowned best events destination at UK conference awards

Conference Leeds the conference bureau for the city of Leeds, is thrilled to announce that Leeds has been crowned Best Events Destination at the 2020 C&IT Awards, which was held virtually on Thursday the 24th of September. The city of Leeds was shortlisted for the award for Best Events Destination which aimed to recognise the…

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Competition launched for the redevelopment of Leeds City Square

Experienced design teams are being encouraged to enter a competition to transform Leeds City Square as part of plans to make the city centre more vibrant, dynamic and inclusive. The competition has been launched by The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) on behalf of Balfour Beatty and Leeds City Council and will appeal…

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No new COVID-19 restrictions in Leeds for a further week

No new restrictions have been imposed on Leeds by the government today, but the city could face further limits this time next week if the number of infections continues to rise. People are being urged to do everything they can to help stop the spread of the virus as the city remains in enhanced…

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High hopes for word perfect rooftop restoration project

When notoriously shrewd Yorkshire investor Sir Arthur Ingram first commissioned the imposing lettering atop Temple Newsam House almost four centuries ago, he certainly got his money’s worth. Thought to be the wordiest architectural addition of its kind anywhere in Britain, the lengthy statement still spans the rooftop today and is one of the mansion’s…

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New state-of-the-art gym opens its doors at Middleton Leisure Centre

A new state-of-the-art gym at a popular south Leeds leisure centre has officially opened this month. Equipment on offer at the new gym in Middleton Leisure Centre includes 70 exercise stations, a dedicated free weights area and new personal fitness programmes which includes the offer of a free body composition analysis to users. In…

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