Leeds City Council launches review into city statues

A long-standing former councillor is to lead a city-wide review into statues and monuments across Leeds. Alison Lowe, chief executive of Leeds-based mental health charity Touchstone, who was the first female BAME city councillor and represented Labour from 1990 to 2019, has been appointed to the role as part of the council’s response to…

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New art installation at Woodhouse Moor is a pile of rubbish!

A seven-metre tall art installation built with recycled waste will take centre stage on Woodhouse Moor in a bid to encourage more students to recycle. Students from Leeds Beckett University are working in partnership with Leeds City Council on an ‘Opt-In’ recycling project which encourages students to recycle more using the council’s green bag…

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Object of the week- Suffragette badge

Part of a new display exploring the often tempestuous history of protests, this Suffragette’s badge is a small but poignant reminder of the struggle women once endured to secure the right to vote. The badge is one of three currently on display at Leeds City Museum, paying tribute to the local and national Suffrage…

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