Organisations Across Leeds United in Pledge to Root Out Racism

Leeds has come together in overwhelming support of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health Care Partnership (WY&H HCP) anti-racism movement. With over 40 organisations across the City coming together in a pledge to Root Out Racism. Joining Councillor James Lewis, leader of Leeds City Council and Tom Riordan, the Council’s chief executive and the…

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Congratulations to triathletes Jonny Brownlee, Jess Learmonth, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Leeds Beckett University student Alex Yee on their wonderful gold medal in the Olympic mixed relay event

Sportsmen are so often denied the perfect ending but Jonny Brownlee was able to bow out in style on the biggest stage of all as he completed the full set of Olympic medals. After the relative disappointment of the individual event, where Brownlee finished fifth, he played a key role in a dominant British…

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Yorkshire puts Team GB on the road to Olympic glory

An Olympic cyclist with strong links to Bradford has been described as a ‘once in a generation’ rider after he stormed to gold at the 2020 Tokyo games. Tom Pidcock won the men’s mountain bike race by 20 seconds to capture Britain’s first ever medal of any colour in the event. The 21-year-old Yorkshireman started…

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The Rugby League World Cup Nations Trail is coming to Leeds!

Leeds is proud to be a host city for the Rugby League World Cup 2021. We can’t wait to welcome the men’s teams from Jamaica and Ireland, and the women’s teams from Brazil, Canada, Papua New Guinea and hosts England for the Rugby League World Cup 2021. There is sure to be a carnival atmosphere…

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NHS Heroes: How you can share your thanks to our incredible NHS staff

An innovative scheme offering a very big thank you to NHS and frontline workers for their tremendous dedication and efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic is set to return. This follows the huge success of the #LeedsSaysThanksInitiative, which co-ordinated by Leeds City Council and launched initially in the summer of 2020, saw 63 organisations based…

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Statement on the BBC’s plan to move jobs to Leeds

BBC announced it plans to relocate a number of its national journalism roles from London to Leeds. Two BBC News teams will move to Leeds; the Learning and Identity team and some of the new UK Insight team. The move is part of the wider “BBC Across the UK” plan and aligns with the…

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Leeds City Council delivers free parking boost for local traders

Visitors to Leeds will be able to take advantage of free parking as part of the city’s efforts to get the high street buzzing again following the easing of national coronavirus restrictions. Leeds City Council announced that parking charges are being suspended in council-managed car parks and on-road spaces in the city centre and…

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Leeds City Council celebrates International Women’s Day 2021

Leeds City Council is encouraging people across the city to celebrate International Women’s Day on Monday (8 March) by getting involved with a range of free digital events. The council is holding its annual celebration over Zoom this year, which will be hosted for the eighth consecutive time by former leader of the council,…

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Plan of action to support apprentices who are affected by COVID-19 restrictions

Leeds City Council has pledged to offer support to local apprentices who may be struggling to complete their training due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Temporary business closures and other restrictions imposed during lockdown have resulted in some apprentices not being able to finish their qualifications. Recognising the importance of apprenticeships, the…

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