Big Leeds Climate Conversation begins

Leeds City Council and the Leeds Climate Commission have kicked off a three-month consultation on climate change at a packed launch event held at the University of Leeds last night. The Big Leeds Climate Conversation aims to raise awareness of the need to tackle climate change, find out whether individuals are willing to take…

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A-level and post 16 qualification success for Leeds students

Young people in Leeds are celebrating receiving their A-level and other post 16 results today. Over 2500 pupils across Leeds received their grades today and should all be extremely proud of their achievements. Leeds City Council is still collecting results from across the city, but provisional results from schools suggest an increase in average…

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Leeds delegation set for stateside Boston mission

A delegation of industry leaders from Leeds is heading to Boston in America this week to strengthen and develop links between the two cities. Building on visits to Leeds from delegates from Greater Boston in recent years, the trip taking place from July 25-27 is being managed by Leeds City Council, with chief executive…

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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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The Tour de Yorkshire trophies have come to town!

Schoolchildren in Leeds were given the chance to see the famous Tour de Yorkshire trophies today as the leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor Judith Blake, welcomed them to the city as part of Welcome to Yorkshire’s trophy tour. Each year in the lead up to the race, both the men’s and women’s trophies…

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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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Nobel Peace Laureate to attend first youth peace conference in Leeds

A youth conference exploring community cohesion and peace education being held in Leeds for the first time later this month, will welcome a special guest, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairéad Maguire from Northern Ireland. The two-day conference, which will be held at Leeds Trinity University, over the weekend of the 25th and 26th of November,…

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New teaching partnership to improve the quality of education and employment for social workers

A new teaching partnership between Leeds and Wakefield councils and two universities in Leeds aims to improve education, training and career opportunities for social workers and students. The Leeds and Wakefield Social Work Teaching Partnership (LWSWTP) consists of children’s and adults’ social work services within Leeds City Council and Wakefield Council, and the Leeds…

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Full speed ahead for UK’s first dedicated centre for high speed rail technologies and system integration

The University of Leeds is investing £10m to develop the UK’s first dedicated centre for high speed rail technologies and system integration. Offering a ‘complete system’ approach to high-speed rail engineering, it will give the UK an unrivalled centre of excellence for high speed rail planning, design, construction and manufacturing. The Institute for High Speed…

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Object of the week- Portrait of Jogendra Sen

Among the huge array of objects which make up Leeds City Museum’s In Their Footsteps exhibition, there are many stirring examples of courage and heroism. But in some ways, the story of Jogendra Sen epitomises the selflessness and dedication shown by the Leeds soldiers who gave their lives on the battlefields of the First…

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Hepworth sculpture on the move

Leeds Art Gallery has said a temporary farewell to a celebrated Yorkshire favourite. Dual Form by Barbara Hepworth has been transported the short distance to the University of Leeds while the gallery is closed for major roof repairs. The sculpture was bought from the artist by Leeds Art Fund back in 1967 and has…

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