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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 […]

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, […]

Leeds offers a solution to beggars in the city centre

Leeds offers a solution to beggars in the city centre

A new campaign to tackle begging in the city centre of Leeds is being launched. Leeds City Council in partnership with a number of agencies across Leeds are raising awareness of begging being a crime and one that will not be tolerated in the city centre. The message of the campaign is that there is […]

Council services affected by snow!

Council services affected by snow!

Despite the snow, council staff have been working in difficult conditions around the clock to keep the roads moving and people safe. Snow falls throughout the week had initially been lighter than expected but double the amounts of forecasted snow fell on Sunday night. Gritting crews battled conditions throughout the night to treat primary routes […]

Mental health suppor?t in schools to be a?vailable city-wide?

Mental health suppor?t in schools to be a?vailable city-wide?

eeds City Council’s Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TaMHS) Project has been running a successful pilot in over 120 Leeds schools. The project, developed and managed by the Healthy Schools and Wellbeing Service, develops schools’ emotional wellbeing and mental health provision while providing young people with swifter and easier access to mental health professionals. The […]

Extra funding makes ?Wrap Up Leeds+ go fu?rther?.

Extra funding makes ?Wrap Up Leeds+ go fu?rther?.

Even more Leeds residents will benefit from energy efficient home improvements with extra funding just announced. £150,000 awarded to Leeds City Council from the Department of Energy and Climate Change will be added to the Wrap Up Leeds+ project to make heating homes more affordable. Wrap Up Leeds+ is providing grants and interest free loans […]

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012

A Huddersfield company was recently involved in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, staged at ExCel Arena, London on 16th December. AR Events Ltd based in Railway Street was appointed as the ‘nominated agency’ responsible for sales of corporate hospitality packages for the eagerly anticipated event. The company specialises in Corporate Hospitality for many […]