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York city centre to get a ‘mini makeover’

York city centre to get a ‘mini makeover’

York’s city centre is set to get a ‘mini makeover’ from next week when new lighting, seating and bollards will be either restored, refurbished, removed or replaced as part of the Reinvigorate York initiative. The scheme is supported by a £200K investment from the council’s Economic Infrastructure Fund and the initial phase of work is […]

Mirfield volunteers retire as walk leaders

Mirfield volunteers retire as walk leaders

Volunteers Roger and Alma Johnson are retiring from the very popular Mirfield Health Walk on Wednesday 27 February after five years of leading walks in and around Mirfield. Roger retired in 2006 and saw an advertisement in the local paper looking for people to train as walk leaders. He completed his training and on 28 […]

Judge dismisses arena court case claims against Leeds City Council

Judge dismisses arena court case claims against Leeds City Council

Mr Justice Supperstone has now issued his ruling in the following case: A High Court judge has rejected all claims against Leeds City Council over allegations of deceit1 and procurement breaches over the ending of the development competition to build Leeds Arena. Mr Justice Supperstone today handed down a ruling dismissing entirely claims for more […]

BRADFORD THEATRES REPRESENTS YORKSHIRE – EXCLUSIVE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY PARTNERSHIP

BRADFORD THEATRES REPRESENTS YORKSHIRE – EXCLUSIVE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY PARTNERSHIP

Bradford Theatres have been chosen exclusively in the region by the Royal Shakespeare Company to be part of a three-year project which aims to change the way Shakespeare is taught and performed in schools. The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) recently invited Bradford Theatres to apply to join their Learning and Performance Network. Following a vigorous […]

Community links help?ed by migrant volunt?eers?

Community links help?ed by migrant volunt?eers?

Leeds City Council held an event yesterday to acknowledge the volunteering achievements of a group of women from different migrant backgrounds. Twenty two women originating from 15 different countries and collectively speaking 20 different languages took part in the Migrant Community Network Volunteers training programme. They are the fourth group to have completed a 15-week […]

Take on the snowball challenge as Ice Cube returns to Leeds

Take on the snowball challenge as Ice Cube returns to Leeds

The Ice Cube returns to Millennium Square in Leeds this week with even more exciting new additions for visitors to enjoy. A year after the popular Capital FM Snow Slide and Glacier Run simulator were successfully introduced for the first time, another two new elements have been added to the winter attraction in Leeds city […]

Private landlord fin?ed after disregardin?g tenants safety?

Private landlord fin?ed after disregardin?g tenants safety?

A negligent landlord in Leeds has been fined £2800 and ordered to pay costs of £2993 plus a £15 victim surcharge, after failing to comply with an improvement notice. Mr Rajinder Singh Digwa failed to carry out essential maintenance works on a privately rented home. He continually disregarded the safety of his tenant by neglecting […]

Keeping warm and well during winter

Keeping warm and well during winter

People may be too concerned about energy costs to turn on their heating or their home may be in need of an energy efficient makeover to ensure it stays cosy. Councillor Lisa Mulherin, executive member for health and well being said: “One of the best ways to keep well during winter is to keep warm, […]

Open spaces in Leeds spruced up with cash injection

Open spaces in Leeds spruced up with cash injection

As part of improving open green spaces in Leeds, three projects have just been awarded almost £400,000 to boost facilities and improve the areas for local communities. Queen’s Park, Rodley Park, and a community garden in Woodhouse have been allocated funding to develop the areas through money that has come from housing developers as part […]