Chance to have your views on proposals for Kirkstall Abbey

People are being asked to have their views on proposals to introduce a new entrance charge for non-Leeds residents visiting Kirkstall Abbey. We would like to hear your views whether you live in Leeds or elsewhere. A six-week online public consultation has been launched, giving people across Leeds and beyond the opportunity to views what…

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Museums team digs deep to win top award for archaeology project

An inspiring project giving young people in Leeds a chance to unearth the ancient secrets of the past in their classrooms has scooped a top National Archaeology Award. The Council for British Archaeology named Leeds Museums and Galleries’ Primary School Membership scheme the winner of the Archaeological Achievement Award for learning, training and skills. Thanks…

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Leeds sets its sights on hosting major events in the future

Highly renowned for delivering world class events, Leeds is looking to continue this success and reinforce its place on the global stage through bidding for future events such as the 2025 Women’s Rugby World Cup and the Tour de France if it comes to the UK again in 2026. A report being presented to…

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Key moment as historic Leeds Town Hall organ pipes down for major revamp

Expert engineers have literally been pulling out all the stops this week as work to secure the future of Leeds Town Hall’s historic organ finally started. The once-in-a-lifetime project, which technicians say is among the biggest the country has ever seen, will see the huge instrument carefully deconstructed and then rebuilt and reconfigured, 163…

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Gallery tunes in as artist takes on TV talk show format

An innovative new performance has brought art enthusiasts of all ages together to reinvent a series of TV talk show debates at Leeds Art Gallery. Harold Offeh’s new artwork Reading the Realness has seen members of the gallery’s Youth Collective working alongside older people from its regular Meet and Make sessions to take to…

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National funding to tackle health inequalities across Leeds

The Leeds Anchors Network has been awarded funding of £450,000 to reduce health inequalities across the most disadvantaged communities in Leeds. From September 2021, this funding will support new opportunities for a joined-up approach to economic and health issues, focusing on areas with the most need. A dedicated team will work to strengthen links…

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Lord Mayor to lead Remembrance Sunday tributes in Leeds

Members of all communities across Leeds are warmly invited to join the Lord Mayor on Victoria Gardens to mark Remembrance Sunday. The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Asghar Khan, will lead the tributes to service men and women who have lost their lives in times of conflict on Remembrance Sunday. Held on Sunday 14 November,…

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Second phase of Future Talent Leeds conversation begins

Leeds City Council has launched a citywide conversation to help identify the skills needed now and for the future of the city’s economy. The conversation aims to hear the thoughts of as many people as possible to help shape the Future Talent Plan for Leeds. Recognising the jobs, skills and business landscape in the…

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Deadline approaching to apply for a year 7 place for 2022

Families are advised to use all five of their preferences to give their child the best chance of being allocated a place at a preferred school. Using less than five doesn’t increase the chances of being offered your first preference.The deadline to apply for a secondary school place (year 7) for September 2022 is…

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Photography project captures life in Leeds during pandemic

The intimate stories of 12 people living and working in Leeds through the COVID-19 pandemic have been captured in a poignant new photography project. Through a series of compelling and thought-provoking images, the 19cms exhibition documents a unique chapter in the history of Leeds, exploring the human impact of the pandemic as the city…

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Free support service delivers the goods for small businesses in Leeds

A free service is delivering a timely helping hand to small businesses in Leeds as they aim to bounce back from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Leeds Micro Business Support Service provides expert advice on everything from contingency planning and social media messaging to brand creation and gearing up for Christmas. Targeted…

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Otley primary school achieves gold award for active and sustainable travel

Westgate Primary School in Otley has been awarded a gold school travel award, in recognition of its commitment to active and sustainable travel. Awarded by the National Education Awards scheme, Modeshift STARS, the accreditation recognises schools that demonstrate excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other sustainable modes of transport. To achieve the award, Westgate…

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