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…

Keep Reading

Children’s services in line for top awards

Services supporting children, young people and families across Leeds are in line for five prestigious industry awards. Leeds City Council’s Children’s Services have been shortlisted for five Children and Young People Now Awards. Children and Young People Now is the only dedicated magazine for professionals working with children, young people and families. Children and…

Keep Reading

Museum-goers set for a gin-credible history lesson, by George!

A delicious taste of the elegance, opulence and extravagance of life in Georgian Britain will be served up to museum-goers in Leeds. The rise of London gin shops and traditional Georgian jellies will be among the topics covered during a fascinating talk at Leeds City Museum, currently home to a stunning collection of furniture…

Keep Reading

Library network launches Harry Potter-inspired displays across UK

Leeds Central Library to host display inspired by the British Library’s new exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic. From Friday 20 October 2017, visitors will be able to discover fascinating facts about the History of Magic at Leeds Central Library. Displays will launch simultaneously in 20 public libraries across the UK in tandem…

Keep Reading

2023 case study- Skeletons: Our Buried Bones

It’s one of the most stunning, bold and thought-provoking exhibitions Leeds has ever seen. Now one of the curators behind Leeds City Museum’s incredible new Skeletons: Our Buried Bones has backed the city’s bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023. Ruth Martin, the museum’s curator of exhibitions, has worked with colleagues from…

Keep Reading

Statement regarding Finsbury Park attack

On 19 June 2017, a van was driven into pedestrians in Finsbury Park, London, injuring at least eight people. This occurred near the Muslim Welfare House, 100 yards (90 m) from Finsbury Park Mosque. A man who had earlier collapsed and was receiving first aid died at the scene. The incident is being investigated…

Keep Reading

Grenfell Tower minute’s silence to be held today

A minute’s silence for Grenfell Tower Today, Monday 19 June 11am – Victoria Gardens. The Grenfell Tower fire broke out on 14 June 2017 at the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block of public housing flats in North Kensington, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, West London. It caused 71 deaths, including one stillbirth, and over 70…

Keep Reading

Safety at Leeds City Council owned high rise blocks

Following the devastating fire at Grenfell high rise flats in London earlier this week, Leeds City Council is reassuring its tenants that their safety and wellbeing is paramount and has pledged that lessons will be learnt from this incident. The council has agreed that an immediate review of all fire prevention measures in its…

Keep Reading

Nordic tales give Leeds library’s collection a Finnishing touch

Visitors to Leeds Central Library can explore an epic tale of Nordic myth and magic after collection of classic and contemporary Finnish books arrived in the city today. Part of the new 10×10 Stories from Finland campaign by the Finnish Institute in London, the selection of literature was donated to celebrate a century of Finnish…

Keep Reading

Statement from Leeds City Council Leader re Westminster attacks

Leeds Civic Hall and Leeds Town Hall will be lit up red, white and blue tonight as a mark of respect to those affected by the Westminster attack as civic leaders express their condolences with the people of London. Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council said: “On behalf of Leeds City Council and…

Keep Reading

World-renowned consortium including King’s Cross architect announced to lead on next stage of Leeds Station redevelopment planning

The remodelling of Leeds Station has taken a significant step forward today with the appointment of world-renowned development experts to lead the next phase of the project, including the lead architect behind the redevelopment of King’s Cross in London. The Atkins consortium, made up of a group of leading global design, engineering and project…

Keep Reading

Statement re Burberry from Leeds City Council Leader Cllr Judith Blake

Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council said: “We have received strong assurances from Burberry that their plans for their new operation in Leeds are very much still on track. We remain committed to fully supporting those plans and enabling the development of their ambitious and prestigious new manufacturing facility in Leeds, along…

Keep Reading