Calls for review of restrictions on city’s hospitality sector

Civic leaders in Leeds have joined forces with the local hospitality sector to call on the government to urgently review restrictions, in particular those requiring venues to close their doors at 10pm and to consider sector specific support. In a joint letter issued to the Prime Minister, Councillor Judith Blake, leader Leeds City Council…

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A-level results are in for Leeds students

Around 4,300 Leeds pupils received their A level results after a challenging and unprecedented academic year. On 18 March, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced that GCSE and A-level exams would be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, schools were asked to produce Centre Assessed Grades for their students.  These are the most…

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The European war is over and this is VE-Day and a holiday

The European War is over, apart from clashes in Prague and other parts of Czechoslovakia, which are expected to subside quickly. The war in Europe has ended with Germany’s unconditional surrender. Victory will be announced officially by the Prime Minister in a broadcast at three o’clock this afternoon and the King with broadcast at…

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Council budget savings challenges will mean tough decisions

Leeds City Council is facing further severe reductions in its funding over the next three years so challenging that it will have no choice but to make tough decisions that will impact on services. After six years of major cuts, financial planners are having to work increasingly hard to identify areas where savings can…

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