Cultural experts trip the light fantastic as EUROCITIES Culture Forum comes to Leeds

Cultural experts from across Europe gathered in Leeds as the city celebrated its most colourful annual arts spectacular. Leeds City Council, in collaboration with the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University and Leeds’s cultural sector, welcomed 98 of the continent’s top cultural experts, representing 58 different cities to this year’s EUROCITIES Culture Forum. With…

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Employment Hub launched in Leeds City Region

A new Employment Hub has launched as part of Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership’s (the LEP) commitment to address current and future skills shortages in the region. The free programme will engage over 6,000 young people over three years, with support to get them into further learning, self-employment, employment or an apprenticeship. The free…

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A-level and post 16 qualification success for Leeds students

Young people in Leeds are celebrating receiving their A-level and other post 16 results today. Over 2500 pupils across Leeds received their grades today and should all be extremely proud of their achievements. Leeds City Council is still collecting results from across the city, but provisional results from schools suggest an increase in average…

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Consultation launched on changes to gambling policy

People are being urged to have their say on changes to the council’s gambling policy during a three-month public consultation that launched last week. The aim of the proposed changes is to ensure the updated policy is more responsive to issues around problem gambling. Last year, Leeds City Council commissioned research from Leeds Beckett…

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Leeds engineering firm aims for step change with £1.5m investment

Laser cutting and metal fabrication business Leeds Welding Company (LWC) Ltd is investing in future growth, with support from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Leeds City Council. The support has enabled the company to post a year-end turnover of £11million this year and it now has its eyes set on becoming…

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Grant support helps Leeds water treatment company excel

A manufacturer and supplier of products for water treatment, filtration and purification has invested £220,000 in relocating to new premises in Allerton Bywater. With the support of a £25,000 grant accessed through Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Growth Service. Excel Water Ltd manufactures, installs and services water filtration and purification systems for clients…

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New art installation at Woodhouse Moor is a pile of rubbish!

A seven-metre tall art installation built with recycled waste will take centre stage on Woodhouse Moor in a bid to encourage more students to recycle. Students from Leeds Beckett University are working in partnership with Leeds City Council on an ‘Opt-In’ recycling project which encourages students to recycle more using the council’s green bag…

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New teaching partnership to improve the quality of education and employment for social workers

A new teaching partnership between Leeds and Wakefield councils and two universities in Leeds aims to improve education, training and career opportunities for social workers and students. The Leeds and Wakefield Social Work Teaching Partnership (LWSWTP) consists of children’s and adults’ social work services within Leeds City Council and Wakefield Council, and the Leeds…

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Clocks talk will turn back time at Temple Newsam

For Eighteenth Century aristocrats, having an impressive ornamental timepiece to help you while away the hours was the ultimate status symbol. Now centuries later those magnificent decorative clocks give visitors to Temple Newsam House an insight into how lords and ladies passed the time in an historic country mansion. And on September 30, the…

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New pop-up pavilion transforms Victoria Gardens this summer

This summer Victoria Gardens in the heart of Leeds city centre will be transformed into a pop-up pavilion and playspace for two weeks from 12-28 August. Park Here & Play is a large-scale ambitious project and realised through a collaboration with Leeds City Council, DLA Design and Leeds Art Gallery and other partners building…

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Gambling support to be improved in Leeds as research highlights issue

Leeds City Council is intensifying its efforts to improve support for those at risk of problem gambling in response to new research it commissioned from Leeds Beckett University. The research concluded that there could be over 10,000 people in Leeds who could be identified as ‘problem gamblers’ and a further 30,000 people who may be…

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Sporting stars inspire at Leeds schools conference

Education professionals from across Leeds will be inspired by sporting stars and nationally recognised speakers at a conference aimed at encouraging more physical activity in schools, tomorrow (20 October 2016). Inspirational guest speakers, including Ali Oliver, CEO Youth Sport Trust, Ronnie Heath, Managing Director of Create Development and Jon Smedley from Maths of the…

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First ever Baby Week toddles into Leeds

Leeds will be awash with all things ‘baby’ next week, as the city launches its first ever Baby Week. Baby Week is an annual early years’ initiative aimed at bringing together statutory and voluntary services in the maternity, children and family sector. Baby Week Leeds replicates the Brazilian Semana do Bebe which is a…

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