Major flood alleviation scheme in east Leeds officially unveiled

A major scheme to protect homes in east Leeds from flooding has opened. The scheme, which is part of a programme of flood alleviation measures in the Wyke Beck valley, comprises of a new flooding control structure and flood storage at Killingbeck Meadows Local Nature Reserve. Led by Leeds City Council, in partnership with…

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Employment Hub launched in Leeds City Region

A new Employment Hub has launched as part of Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership’s (the LEP) commitment to address current and future skills shortages in the region. The free programme will engage over 6,000 young people over three years, with support to get them into further learning, self-employment, employment or an apprenticeship. The free…

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Channel 4 chooses to Be the Spark in the Leeds City Region

Channel 4 has confirmed the Leeds City Region will be the home of its new national headquarters. The announcement follows two years of discussions with the broadcaster led by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership with cross-party support from local authority partners, Screen Yorkshire, the creative and digital industries, the education sector and many…

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Statements regarding decision by Channel 4 to shortlist Leeds as a potential location for its national headquarters or creative hub

A joint statement from Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, Chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leader of Bradford Council, Cllr Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council and Cllr Ian Gillies, Leader of City of York, following the news that Leeds City Region’s bid to Channel 4 for the broadcasters’ new national HQ outside of…

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City Region Bid Calls for Channel 4 to Spark a New Revolution

Leeds City Region has submitted its bid to Channel 4 for the broadcasters’ new National HQ outside of London. The bid which responds to the broadcaster’s “4 All the UK” plan to support investment and jobs outside London builds on a number of key themes including the region’s strong pool of young, diverse, creative…

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Leeds City team to reap rewards from MIT leadership programme

A Leeds City team has successfully bid for a place on a prestigious leadership programme run by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the world’s top universities. The two-year Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Programme (REAP) provides expert, evidence-based guidance for teams to bring about significant economic and social change in their region. MIT selects…

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Grant support helps Leeds water treatment company excel

A manufacturer and supplier of products for water treatment, filtration and purification has invested £220,000 in relocating to new premises in Allerton Bywater. With the support of a £25,000 grant accessed through Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Growth Service. Excel Water Ltd manufactures, installs and services water filtration and purification systems for clients…

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Leeds City Region plan to maximise HS2 impact launched

An ambitious plan to use HS2 as the spark to create thousands of jobs for the Leeds City Region is launched today. Around 300,000 jobs are expected to be created over the period covered by the Leeds City Region HS2 Growth Strategy including 41,000 from proposals set out in the plan, 5,000 from construction…

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£50million flood defence scheme opens in Leeds

A £50million flood alleviation scheme in Leeds which uses moveable weir technology – a first for flood risk reduction in the UK – has opened today (4 October 2017). The first phase of the award-winning Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme not only uses state-of-the-art flood defence engineering techniques but is one of the largest river…

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Leeds City Region’s Grand Designs for Channel 4

Leeds City Region confirmed it is bidding for the relocation of Channel 4 operations and in partnership with Screen Yorkshire has developed an ambitious bid to host key elements of Channel 4 activity as part of a wider sector ambition to develop the regions creative and digital sector. The proposal details the exciting opportunities for content creation,…

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Kirkstall Flood Information Centre opens

A public flood information centre officially opened in Kirkstall in Leeds this week to provide information and advice to homeowners and businesses at risk of flooding. The Team Kirkstall Regeneration Hub, at 352-354 Kirkstall Road, has been set up by Phil Marken of Open Source Arts Ltd and Kirkstall Regen Ltd, the Environment Agency, Leeds City Council and…

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