Together we can make a difference: Cancer fundraiser honoured as charity ‘Hospital Hero’

Last week, local hospital charity Leeds Cares launched their new fundraising initiative, ‘Leeds Cares Hospital Heroes’ encouraging supporters to carry out long-term fundraising to support their local NHS hospitals. 28-year-old Lucy Guiry and her friend Kerry Yeo have been named one of the charities first ‘Hospital Heroes’ after pledging to take on as many…

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Locations across Leeds where you can access free school meals during half term

Leeds City Council, charities, community organisations and businesses have come together to provide locations where struggling families can access free school meals during the October half term. Sparked by footballer Marcus Rashford’s campaign to extend free school meals over the holidays, the city’s business community has rallied to support struggling families by offering free…

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Leeds pulls together to support vulnerable families over half term

Sparked by footballer Marcus Rashford’s campaign to extend free school meals over the holidays, the city’s business community has rallied to support struggling families, offering free meals to those in need. And a partnership project which supports thousands of families and carers struggling to feed children out of term time is also set to…

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Remembrance Sunday Commemorations 2020

Our annual Remembrance Sunday commemorations will look very different this year, due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic. Due to the risks posed there won’t be the usual service or military parade at Victoria Gardens in Leeds. People are being urged to undertake their own acts of remembrance at home by observing the…

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Deadline for applying for a year 7 place in 2021 approaches

Parents and carers have until 31 October to submit their applications for their child’s secondary school place (year 7) for September 2021. 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 as using less doesn’t increase the…

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Leeds’ Clean Air Zone has achieved its aims early and is no longer required, joint review finds

Leeds’ planned Clean Air Zone is no longer required thanks to businesses switching to cleaner vehicles faster than expected, a joint review by Leeds City Council and central government has concluded. Senior councillors will discuss the conclusions and proposals to voluntarily introduce new air quality targets that go further than the national standards at…

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Significant pressures on Leeds City Council’s 2021/2022 budget to be outlined to executive board

Equality, diversity, cohesion and integration screening – organisational change impacting on the workforce. As a public authority we need to ensure that all organisational change arrangements impacting on the workforce have given proper consideration to equality, diversity, cohesion and integration. Equality and diversity will always have relevancy to organisational changes which impact on a…

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Injunction to tackle misuse of fireworks in Leeds granted by court

Additional powers to tackle the misuse of fireworks in communities across Leeds have come into force this month. As part of an injunction order secured at Leeds County Court, both preventative and proactive measures will be available to Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police to take action against any individual or group that…

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Calls for review of restrictions on city’s hospitality sector

Civic leaders in Leeds have joined forces with the local hospitality sector to call on the government to urgently review restrictions, in particular those requiring venues to close their doors at 10pm and to consider sector specific support. In a joint letter issued to the Prime Minister, Councillor Judith Blake, leader Leeds City Council…

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