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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Our Vision: A city where you don’t need a car

People are being asked for their views on plans to improve bus priority measures and facilities for cycling and walking on a key section of the A64. This is part of Leeds City Council’s plans aimed to encourage more people to travel by bike or on foot, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined…

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Statement on the BBC’s plan to move jobs to Leeds

BBC announced it plans to relocate a number of its national journalism roles from London to Leeds. Two BBC News teams will move to Leeds; the Learning and Identity team and some of the new UK Insight team. The move is part of the wider “BBC Across the UK” plan and aligns with the…

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Planning application submitted and funding pledged for flood defence measures in west Leeds and Apperley Bridge, Bradford

Ambitious proposals to reduce flood risk in the River Aire catchment have been submitted to Leeds City Council and Bradford Council. The multi-million pound plans, developed by Leeds City Council, Bradford Council and Environment Agency, include a new flood storage area between Horsforth and Rawdon and flood defences at Apperley Bridge. The proposals are…

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Five years on from Storm Eva: flood defence schemes bring hope as part of city’s response against climate emergency

It was a storm that devastated homes and businesses, costing Leeds an estimated £36.8million. Five years on, a £112.1million scheme to better protect the A65 Kirkstall Road corridor and areas of Apperley Bridge is offering hope to 1,048 homes and 474 businesses, following a successful first year installing flood defences along the River Aire…

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Leaders rally together to help build a better tomorrow

Senior leaders from across the Leeds City Region have joined forces to provide urgent support for innovators and entrepreneurs who will be key to the recovery of our future economy. The ‘Build a Better Tomorrow’ challenge, part of the new BUILD programme, has been launched by the Leeds City Region cohort who participated in…

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