Olympians and Paralympians set for arena homecoming event

Yorkshire’s Olympic and Paralympic Heroes will be given a homecoming to remember with a major event at the Leeds First Direct Arena on October 10. Olympians and Paralympians will take to the stage to talk about their exploits in an event hosted by 2016 Olympic medallist Nile Wilson and sports broadcaster Tanya Arnold. Athletes…

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Gallery’s new season of film is the reel deal

Four decades of artist’s film and video will be showcased in a thought-provoking new exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery this Autumn. Opening on September 25, Radical Reel is a group exhibition and season of screenings and events celebrating 40 years of moving image from its renowned collection. Drawing connections between cinema, performance, television and…

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Buses from the past brought back to the future for Ministerial opening of UK’s first fully solar powered park and ride

On 16 September Stourton Park and Ride was officially opened by the Minister for future of transport and environment, Minister Rachel Maclean MP. Minister Maclean was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport on 14 February 2020. Stourton Park and Ride is the third park and ride site in Leeds…

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Nominations are now open for Leeds Compassionate City Awards 2021

Nominations are now open for Leeds City Council’s Compassionate City Awards. The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 01 December 2021. Now in their fifth year, the awards celebrate the positive and compassionate work that individuals, community groups and organisations do every day to make their local communities and wider city a great…

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Organisations Across Leeds United in Pledge to Root Out Racism

Leeds has come together in overwhelming support of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health Care Partnership (WY&H HCP) anti-racism movement. With over 40 organisations across the City coming together in a pledge to Root Out Racism. Joining Councillor James Lewis, leader of Leeds City Council and Tom Riordan, the Council’s chief executive and the…

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Congratulations to triathletes Jonny Brownlee, Jess Learmonth, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Leeds Beckett University student Alex Yee on their wonderful gold medal in the Olympic mixed relay event

Sportsmen are so often denied the perfect ending but Jonny Brownlee was able to bow out in style on the biggest stage of all as he completed the full set of Olympic medals. After the relative disappointment of the individual event, where Brownlee finished fifth, he played a key role in a dominant British…

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Leeds City Council and partners secure grant to buy more electric-cargo bikes for sustainable deliveries in West Yorkshire

A successful bid by Leeds City Council, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Bradford Council secures Department for Transport and Energy Saving Trust’s grant to fund 32 new electric-cargo (e-cargo) bikes to the value of £160,000. The Energy Saving Trust’s £2m fund in England last year aims to help businesses and local authorities purchase cargo…

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Children in Yorkshire need loving foster families. Can you become a foster carer with your council and help local children achieve their ambition?

Foster4YourCouncil is a new partnership between eight Yorkshire Local Authority Fostering Departments. Bradford, Calderdale, Hull, Kirklees, Leeds, North Yorkshire, Wakefield and York councils have come together to encourage people and families across our great county to consider becoming part-time or full-time foster carers in their local communities. Nationally, there is a critical shortage of…

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Yorkshire puts Team GB on the road to Olympic glory

An Olympic cyclist with strong links to Bradford has been described as a ‘once in a generation’ rider after he stormed to gold at the 2020 Tokyo games. Tom Pidcock won the men’s mountain bike race by 20 seconds to capture Britain’s first ever medal of any colour in the event. The 21-year-old Yorkshireman started…

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Setting the record straight on legend of the city’s wonky wolf

With its unmistakable sloping stance and famous winning smile, it’s one of the city’s most instantly recognisable ancient exhibits. And over the summer holidays, history-lovers can find out the real story behind Leeds City Museum’s legendary wonky wolf as the site takes visitors back through time to the age of mythical creatures. The lopsided lupus…

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