Lord Mayor to lead Remembrance Sunday tributes in Leeds

Members of all communities across Leeds are warmly invited to join the Lord Mayor on Victoria Gardens to mark Remembrance Sunday. The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Asghar Khan, will lead the tributes to service men and women who have lost their lives in times of conflict on Remembrance Sunday. Held on Sunday 14 November,…

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Leeds City Council announces new library opening hours

Libraries across Leeds are now fully open and are offering residents a wide range of support and services, from free digital skills courses to children’s story time sessions and live performances. To mark local libraries coming fully back to life, their opening hours changed on Monday 1 November to better reflect residents returning to…

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Second phase of Future Talent Leeds conversation begins

Leeds City Council has launched a citywide conversation to help identify the skills needed now and for the future of the city’s economy. The conversation aims to hear the thoughts of as many people as possible to help shape the Future Talent Plan for Leeds. Recognising the jobs, skills and business landscape in the…

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Deadline approaching to apply for a year 7 place for 2022

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. Using less than five doesn’t increase the chances of being offered your first preference.The deadline to apply for a secondary school place (year 7) for September 2022 is…

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Photography project captures life in Leeds during pandemic

The intimate stories of 12 people living and working in Leeds through the COVID-19 pandemic have been captured in a poignant new photography project. Through a series of compelling and thought-provoking images, the 19cms exhibition documents a unique chapter in the history of Leeds, exploring the human impact of the pandemic as the city…

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Council, universities and police strengthen community relations partnership

A stronger partnership to build better community relations and address community concerns in inner north west Leeds has been confirmed this week. The partnership, made possible through funding from Leeds Beckett University and the University of Leeds, will offer a new, dedicated community service for the Headingley, Hyde Park and Little Woodhouse areas. It…

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Anna Tsybuleva | Leeds International Piano Series

Winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2015, Anna Tsybuleva makes a welcome return to Leeds where she already has built up such a following. We are thrilled to introduce you to the new Leeds International Piano Series – following the success of our 2021 Competition. In this series, we welcome Leeds Alum…

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Yorkshire welcomes Olympic Heroes home

Yorkshire’s Stars of the Olympic and Paralympic Games were given a homecoming to remember at a major arena event. Having made history by representing their country at the Olympics and Paralympics, the athletes were unable to celebrate in front of a crowd at the Games as no spectators were present. But their achievements were…

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New bins launched across Leeds to boost recycling ‘on-the-go’

New recycling ‘on-the-go’ bins are being launched in selected district centres across Leeds this month, building on the success of the 2018 ground-breaking city centre provision encouraging recycling of common food and drink packaging consumed out of home. The eye-catching bright orange and yellow bins will soon be able to be found in 6…

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Free support service delivers the goods for small businesses in Leeds

A free service is delivering a timely helping hand to small businesses in Leeds as they aim to bounce back from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Leeds Micro Business Support Service provides expert advice on everything from contingency planning and social media messaging to brand creation and gearing up for Christmas. Targeted…

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Otley primary school achieves gold award for active and sustainable travel

Westgate Primary School in Otley has been awarded a gold school travel award, in recognition of its commitment to active and sustainable travel. Awarded by the National Education Awards scheme, Modeshift STARS, the accreditation recognises schools that demonstrate excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other sustainable modes of transport. To achieve the award, Westgate…

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Join us for Poppy Run Leeds 2021 at Middleton Park

The Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Run event is taking place on Saturday 30th October in Leeds, Middleton Park. Choose to run, jog or walk 5km on 30 October – the event is open to all ages and abilities, including four legged friends. The Leeds Poppy Run is £15 to enter and under 18’s…

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