Meerkats ready to welcome back visitors to Tropical World

A cheeky colony of adorable meerkats will welcome back visitors to Tropical World when the attraction reopens to the public next week. The famously curious creatures will once again get to meet their fans when the site reopens on Monday (17 August), with the public also getting the chance to safely enjoy the site’s…

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Major flood alleviation scheme in east Leeds officially unveiled

A major scheme to protect homes in east Leeds from flooding has opened. The scheme, which is part of a programme of flood alleviation measures in the Wyke Beck valley, comprises of a new flooding control structure and flood storage at Killingbeck Meadows Local Nature Reserve. Led by Leeds City Council, in partnership with…

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Play areas and playgrounds in Leeds to begin reopening

Children’s play areas and playgrounds in Leeds will begin to reopen. The reopening programme is being done gradually to ensure they meet the requirements set out in the government guidelines around cleaning and social distancing to allow them to reopen safely. There are more than 200 play areas and outdoor gyms across Leeds with…

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Opening hours of Garforth Leisure Centre extended due to demand

The opening hours of a popular outer east Leeds leisure centre have been significantly extended from this week. As part of the new schedule, service users will now be able to use all of the facilities at Garforth Leisure Centre from 6am-10pm on Monday-Friday. Previously, the opening hours at the facility from Monday-Friday were…

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Start and finish locations for 2020 Tour de Yorkshire announced

The eight host locations for 2020 Tour de Yorkshire have been unveiled by organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO). The stages for the sixth edition – which will take place next year between Thursday 30 April and Sunday 3 May – will either start or finish in: This is the…

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Double Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee MBE revealed as city’s first Active Travel ambassador

Leeds triathlete and double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee MBE has been named as the city’s first Active Travel ambassador. In his new role, Alistair will add his support to initiatives, projects and infrastructure projects being undertaken through the city’s Active Travel campaign, which key aim is to encourage more people to incorporate walking and…

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Time travellers turn back the clock at Temple Newsam

Colourful characters plucked from the pages of history will to come face-to-face with visitors in the stunning surroundings of modern day Temple Newsam. The estate’s amazing Time Travellers weekend will see a line-up of Saxon warriors, Tudor lords and ladies and Yorkshire pit workers give a captivating insight into the unique heritage of one…

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National Lottery funding helps Temple Newsam team make history

For more than 500 years it’s been one of the cornerstones of Leeds’s history and heritage. Now a new project to help secure the historic Temple Newsam estate for future generations has secured important funding, made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Temple Newsam House and…

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Lotherton’s new arrivals are top of the hops

Six adorable new arrivals have bounced onto the scene at Lotherton Wildlife World. The Aberford attraction has become the only zoo in the UK to be home to a group of rare Chacoan mara, a South American relative of the guinea pig and one of the world’s largest rodents. The new additions arrived from…

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The Arium celebrates its first birthday with customers

Leeds’ nursery, the Arium celebrated its first birthday in style on Friday 5th October. After asking the public to help choose their favourite birthday cake design, all customers last Friday who bought a hot drink at the café were treated to a free birthday cupcake to mark the site’s special occasion, whilst younger visitors…

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Leeds lifeguard scoops national lifesaving award

A member of Leeds City Council’s sport and lifestyles team has received a prestigious national lifesaving award. Following an independent assessment and appraisal by the UK’s leading provider of water safety and drowning prevention education, the IQL/Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS), Leeds lifeguard Emily Jones has been named as this year’s national IQL Lifeguard…

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