New installation and free activities at Leeds Central Library bring to life the fascinating story of the Cottingley Fairies

Cousins Elsie Wright and Frances Griffiths took photographs of themselves with what looked like winged dancing fairies at the bottom of their garden in Cottingley. The story of the Cottingley Fairies has intrigued generations ever since the first photographs took the world by surprise in 1920. The fairy photographs captured the public imagination, and…

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Praise for Leeds City Council staff and partners as Ofsted rates children’s services ‘outstanding’ again

Services provided to children and families by Leeds City Council staff and partners have once again been rated ‘outstanding’ by government inspectors Ofsted. The rating comes following a rigorous and thorough inspection into the services the council provides for children in need of help and protection, children in care and care leavers. Ofsted inspectors…

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Regent Street Flyover fully opens after two years of works

Regent Street Flyover was built in the late 1960s and carries the A64(M) Inner Ring Road over the A61 Regent Street. The removal of the contra-flow marks the Regent Street Flyover project fully reopening the A64 to traffic. The construction of the new flyover commenced two years ago, after it reached the end of…

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New chapter begins to help secure future of Kirkstall Abbey

An exciting new programme of events and activity is being put together as part of innovative plans to invest in a sustainable future for historic Kirkstall Abbey. Following a public consultation earlier this year, the project will see new entrance charges introduced for non-Leeds residents visiting the abbey ruins, helping to generate crucial income…

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AJ Bell 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds

There are just 50 days to go until the eagerly-anticipated AJ Bell 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds kicks off and there’s still time to join the world’s best to swim, bike, run across the weekend around Roundhay Park. Leeds will play host to a two-day triathlon festival on 11-12 June for a sixth…

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Don’t let measles, mumps and rubella into your child’s world

Reminder as Leeds marks World Immunisation Week The importance of the MMR vaccine to protect children against measles, mumps and rubella is the focus of a new campaign as Leeds marks World Immunisation Week. Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent infectious diseases and protect ourselves and our children against ill health. According…

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Key milestone as stunning David Oluwale tribute bridges the gap

A striking new bridge dedicated to the memory of a man who died after being racially harassed has been lowered into place across the River Aire in Leeds. Engineers working on the David Oluwale Bridge completed one of the project’s major milestones over the weekend, with cranes carefully placing the 40 tonne structure over…

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