Free electric bike trials for commuters in Leeds

Commuters in Leeds can now borrow an electric bike free of charge for up to two weeks as part of a new council initiative to promote sustainable travel. Electric bikes, which make cycling easier and more accessible for many, have surged in popularity over recent years. It is hoped that the trials will encourage…

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Shoppers encouraged to support retailers across Leeds

After a tough few months Leeds’s outstanding retail scene reopened in June, and hundreds of shops are COVID-secure and ready to welcome both old and new customers through their doors. Leeds is one of the UK’s biggest shopping destinations outside London and truly is a shopper’s paradise. As the city opens back up to…

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‘India’s biggest cricket fan’ enjoys the delights of Leeds as part of tour of host cities for this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup

Visit Britain have been running a campaign in India to find the country’s biggest cricket fan ahead of this year’s Cricket World Cup. The enthusiasm for cricket in India has been captured by this Visit Britain campaign to promote England to Indian tourists through a partnership with ESPN Cricinfo, an online sports broadcaster in…

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Light Night’s glowing goliaths will be out of this world

A group of gigantic, luminous humanoids will land in the city centre for a captivating interplanetary installation at this year’s Light Night Leeds. The mesmerising piece, entitled Fantastic Planet, is set to be one of the highlights of the annual cultural spectacular and will be found in the event’s new Victoria Zone, occupying sites…

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Leeds 2023 is backing the light fantastic

The city’s new international cultural festival is throwing its weight behind one of Leeds’s most spectacular annual arts events. Leeds 2023 has this week been announced as the headline partner for October’s incredible Light Night Leeds, setting the stage for a dazzling demonstration of the city’s world-class cultural offering. Taking place over two-night son…

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Bright idea to mix art and science at cultural spectacular

The historic stonework of Leeds Civic Hall will be transformed by a breathtaking fusion of modern art and cutting-edge science when Light Night Leeds returns this October. A team of international artists is currently working on a spectacular projection, which will use the Georgian building’s distinctive, white facade as a canvas to explore the…

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Developers announced for major city centre development

The development company selected to carry out a major scheme to revitalise an historic street in Leeds city centre has been announced this week. Members of Leeds City Council’s executive board have approved Town Centre Securities (TCS) as the council’s selected partner to transform the George Street area, between Kirkgate Market and the Victoria…

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Experience Kirkgate Market after hours with new Night Market

Visitors will be able to see Leeds historic Kirkgate Market in a new light when it opens its doors after dark with a new Night Market this week. The first Night Market which takes place on Thursday 26 October, will see the events space and food hall section of Kirkgate open until 11pm. Joining…

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The Bluebird is landing: Yorkshire bakery opens in Kirkgate Market

One of Yorkshire’s most popular bakeries is set to open its third shop inside the newly restored Kirkgate Market on the 18th February 2017. Bluebird Bakery, which also has shops on York’s historic Shambles and in Malton – ‘Yorkshire’s food capital’ – is branching into West Yorkshire and hopes to drum up similar enthusiasm…

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Artist’s vibrant mural to light up city’s historic market

A huge abstract mural will be unveiled at Leeds’s historic Kirkgate Market during an exciting performance to mark this week’s incredible Light Night 2016. Internationally-renowned Leeds artist Nicolas Dixon has been working on his latest eye-catching creation in the 140-year-old building’s newly-refurbished events space, with the finished piece set to go on show this…

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