Play areas and playgrounds in Leeds to begin reopening

Children’s play areas and playgrounds in Leeds will begin to reopen. The reopening programme is being done gradually to ensure they meet the requirements set out in the government guidelines around cleaning and social distancing to allow them to reopen safely. There are more than 200 play areas and outdoor gyms across Leeds with…

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Young curators pay tribute to city’s own flying aces

They were the daredevil Yorkshire pilots who courageously took to the skies during the historic air battles of the First World War. Now the heroic exploits of local RAF servicemen are being celebrated in a new museum display put together by two young history enthusiasts. Joe Enright, 18, and Callum Clarke, 19, both members…

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City parks and green spaces recognised with celebrated Green Flag Award

Seven sites across Leeds have hit the heights and been recognised with an internationally recognised green award. Celebrating the very best green spaces across the United Kingdom, Otley Chevin, Pudsey Park, Golden Acre Park, Kirkstall Abbey, Roundhay Park, Temple Newsam estate and Middleton Park have once again being honoured with Green Flag Award status.…

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New bridge puts cyclists on the right path

A new bridge to link the Trans Pennine Trail with Temple Newsam was officially opened this week. The new Skelton Bridge crosses the River Aire near to Skelton Lake and provides a walking and cycling route across the Lower Aire Valley, as well as linking to the Trans Pennine Trail cycle route into the…

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Sixty new primary school places created for north Leeds

With the support of the head teachers, staff and governing bodies, Leeds City Council has secured an additional 60 reception class places for September 2017 at two north Leeds primary schools. The places are required in order to address a shortage of reception places, due to birth rate increases and movement into the area…

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New species take centre stage in revamped areas of Tropical World

The latest stage of an exciting refurbishment programme at one of Leeds and Yorkshire’s most popular visitor attractions has been completed. In what promises to be unmissable, Tropical World in Roundhay Park is offering visitors of all ages the chance from today (February 10) to experience a revamped Creature Corner and Waterfall Area to…

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Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds General Sale Launches

Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds entries are now on general sale, inviting more than 5000 participants to take part in a show-stopping event on 10-11 June 2017. The release follows a week-long priority entry window dedicated to British Triathlon Home Nation members and participants of the 2016 event, during which nearly 1000 spaces were…

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