Council throws down the challenge to get Leeds recycling

Leeds City Council is challenging the city to recycle more, with almost a third of the average general waste bin still made up of materials that can be recycled. Items like paper, glass, plastic and metal can all be recycled, but are still appearing in the general waste bin. As part of a citywide…

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Flamingos living the high life in luxurious new home

A flock of fabulous flamingos will be in the pink as they spread their wings inside a spectacular new enclosure. The colourfully-feathered birds will explore their new home at Lotherton Wildlife World next week as the first phase of the impressive attraction is finally completed. The new seven metre high aviary will be home…

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Final week of Clean Air Zone consultation begins

Leeds City Council is reminding residents and commuters to have their say on proposals to reduce air pollution and protect the health of people in the city before a public consultation closes on March 2. Almost 7000 people have already shared their views on proposals which include a new ‘Clean Air Zone’ that would…

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Leeds enjoys a Lidl recycling love with new glass banks

Glass recycling in Leeds is set to get a boost this February thanks to a set of brand new glass banks being installed in Lidl’s Halton store carpark from February 12th. The banks join over 700 other bottle banks in the Leeds area, making it easier than ever for the people of Leeds to…

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Free family fun set to light up the Arium this half term

A feast of family-fun activities will be on offer at the Arium this February half term. The newly located Leeds parks nursery will be host to two free fairground rides, children’s storytelling, a book swap and an exciting pancake bonanza in the café on Shrove Tuesday. Supported by Leeds libraries, children’s story-telling sessions will…

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Important nature sites receive National Lottery funding

Leeds City Council and Meanwood Valley Partnership have been jointly awarded £65,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Meanwood Valley: Wilderness on your Doorstep project. Starting next month, the project focuses on celebrating the rich natural history of the Meanwood Valley. The Meanwood Valley has long been celebrated as a ‘green artery’…

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Cute new arrival marks the beginning of 2018 at Home Farm

A popular farm in Leeds received a New Year’s present to treasure this week following the arrival of a new bull calf. Traditional Hereford Cow ‘Lettuce’ gave birth earlier than expected on the morning of New Year’s Day to Home Farm’s newest recruit. The male, who has yet to be named, is already learning…

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Tropical treat this Christmas as a new young ambassador is crowned

Leeds favourite attraction, Tropical World has crowned its first ever Young Ambassador – Thomas Paddy, 11 from Leeds. Thomas, beat off competition from the three other finalists after being nominated by his family for being so passionate about animals and wants to go on to gain the right qualifications to let him work with animals…

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Annual Christmas bin collection changes

Waste and recycling bin collection changes are to take place over the Christmas and new year period. Collections will take place up until and including Christmas Eve – Sunday 24 December. Bins scheduled to be emptied on Christmas day will instead be emptied the day before on Christmas Eve. Otherwise all other collections will…

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Penguins are the toast of the coast as spectacular new attraction opens

The city’s coolest residents were chilling by the pool today as they made some friends and showed off their spectacular new home. The excitable colony of 17 Humboldt penguins gave a noisy welcome to Lotherton Wildlife World’s very first visitors as the attraction officially opened to the public. The Aberford estate’s incredible Costal Zone features a huge…

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Take the lead and have your say on new dog controls

The people of Leeds are being asked for their views on the latest proposed changes to dog control in the city. The changes proposed include dog walkers being required to carry a bag or have some other way to pick up and remove their dog’s mess, along with a review the places where dogs…

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