Major flood alleviation scheme in east Leeds officially unveiled

A major scheme to protect homes in east Leeds from flooding has opened. The scheme, which is part of a programme of flood alleviation measures in the Wyke Beck valley, comprises of a new flooding control structure and flood storage at Killingbeck Meadows Local Nature Reserve. Led by Leeds City Council, in partnership with…

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£20m major works to start on transforming The Headrow in Leeds

From September 2019, bus services and stops in Leeds city centre will change as Connecting Leeds starts major works on The Headrow. Leeds City Council’s Connecting Leeds programme is set to transform transport in the city centre into world-class gateways for bus users, pedestrians and cyclists while continuing to provide access for businesses. The…

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New hybrid electric buses added to successful Leeds park and ride

Eight new ultra-low emission Hybrid Electric buses are now serving Leeds’ hugely successful Elland Road and Temple Green Park and Ride sites. Reducing air pollution in the city is key and the introduction of these ultra-low emission vehicles will deliver significant fuel and C02 improvements along the Elland Road and Temple Green Park &…

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Leeds City team to reap rewards from MIT leadership programme

A Leeds City team has successfully bid for a place on a prestigious leadership programme run by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the world’s top universities. The two-year Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Programme (REAP) provides expert, evidence-based guidance for teams to bring about significant economic and social change in their region. MIT selects…

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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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£50million flood defence scheme opens in Leeds

A £50million flood alleviation scheme in Leeds which uses moveable weir technology – a first for flood risk reduction in the UK – has opened today (4 October 2017). The first phase of the award-winning Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme not only uses state-of-the-art flood defence engineering techniques but is one of the largest river…

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Leeds council chiefs to discuss progress of improved jobs programme

The progress of a Leeds project which aims to create new and improved job opportunities in the city will be considered by senior councillors at a meeting next week. At the meeting of Leeds City Council’s executive board on September 21, councillors will consider an update on the ‘More Jobs, Better Jobs’ project. This…

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Apprenticeship programme hitting the heights for young people in Leeds

Over 500 apprenticeships in small and medium sized businesses have been created in Leeds since 2013, new figures have revealed. This follows an innovative apprenticeship programme funded by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), which through the Leeds Apprenticeship Hub has been working closely with businesses in the city to encourage the recruitment…

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