Leeds’ youth offending team budget slashed by over £1 million under Tory government  Leeds Live

The government has been accused of 'effectively impoverishing the life chances of some of our most vulnerable children'


Leeds City Council payout over bullied girl's 'missed education'  BBC News

A 10-year-old girl was left without a school for almost a year by a council after she stopped attending because she was bullied. The girl was told to go home in ...


Taxi associations back Leeds City Council plans for mandatory CCTV in cars  Leeds Live

Industry professionals say cameras would benefit public and drivers.


Revealed: Up to 80 outdoor stalls per day are EMPTY at Leeds Kirkgate Market  Yorkshire Evening Post

The number of empty outdoor stalls in Leeds Kirkgate Market has increased dramatically over the last five years, new statistics have revealed.


How are more than 170,000 people living in Leeds in 2019 in absolute poverty?  Yorkshire Evening Post

Figures reveal that numbers of people living in poverty, including children, as well as the number of people relying on foodbanks is also on the increase and the ...


This is what Armley Gyratory could soon look like  Leeds Live

There are plans to build a road and footpath that cut straight through the busy roundabout.


Ecologists urge Leeds Council to halt Watson Batty Architects' airport expansion  Architects Journal

Watson Batty Architects' Leeds Bradford Airport expansion will have to be blocked if the city's climate change targets are to be met, university of Leeds ...


Leeds German Christmas Market 2019 dates revealed  Leeds Live

This is when we are expect the festive fun to return to Millennium Square.


Bus delays expected due to Asda workers protest march in Leeds city centre  Yorkshire Evening Post

First Bus has warned of bus delays as Asda workers stage a protest in Leeds city centre against new contracts which they say will make them worse off.


Bullied Leeds girl missed nine months of school and Leeds City Council is being blamed  Leeds Live

According to watchdog, Leeds City Council allowed the girl to start 'drifting' because it 'failed to have a policy in place for children missing education because of ...


Thousands of Leeds homes stand empty during housing crisis  Leeds Live

The latest government figures show there were 8727 empty homes in Leeds in October 2018.


Council exploring options to install CCTV in every Leeds taxi  Leeds Live

Leeds City Council admits there are privacy and data protection concerns about the plans which could prove to be expensive.


Full list of Ed Sheeran road closures announced by Leeds Council including no stopping zones  Yorkshire Evening Post

The full list of road closures for the Ed Sheeran concerts have been announced by Leeds City Council - including a host of no stopping zones.


'Fury' over Leeds Council delays over Woodhall traveller encampment  West Leeds Dispatch

Two Tory councillors have criticised Leeds City Council for 'a complete lack of urgency' in moving travellers on from Woodhall playing fields. The travellers ...


Scientist urges council to do 'whatever it can' to stop Leeds Bradford Airport expansion  Leeds Live

The expansion of Leeds Bradford Airport will result in a dramatic increase in harmful emissions and ruin the city's chance of hitting its ambitious carbon reduction ...


'Game-changing' TV and film studio plan for Leeds  BBC News

A council will pump £1.6m into a former print works site which will be used as a major TV and film studio complex off the back of Channel 4 moving to Leeds.


Councillors left 'absolutely furious' at Leeds Council delays in moving travellers off playing fields  Yorkshire Evening Post

Councillors in the Calverley & Farsley ward have been left "absolutely furious" with the delay in moving travellers from Woodhall playing fields.


Leeds Council to have inquiry into endometriosis condition which affects up to 20,000 women in city  Yorkshire Post

A debilitating condition which affects up to 20,000 women in Leeds will be investigated by an influential group of local politicians. It follows calls from Leeds City ...


Leeds Digital Job Fair is back for best of 5.0  South Leeds Life

The North's digital and tech community are set to return to the First Direct Arena after it was announced that Leeds Digital Job Fair 5.0 will take place on 24 ...


Leeds Council recycling explained - where can I recycle, how much does it cost and what is each bin for?  Yorkshire Evening Post

With growing pressure to do our bit to save the planet, it can be hard to know how and where to recycle different items.


Have your say on what tall buildings should look like in Leeds - and where they should be  Leeds Live

Leeds City Council is refreshing its Tall Buildings Design Guide for the city.


Pothole complaints in Leeds region up to top 20 a day as council pleads for government help  Ilkley Gazette

LEEDS City Council has admitted it needs more help from the Government to fix the region's roads, after figures reveal the authority receives more than 20 ...


Stalemate over plans for Leeds Rhinos ground to host up to four stadium gigs a year  Leeds Live

After a compromise between Headingley Stadium and residents was rejected, Leeds City Council will have the final say.


St James’s Hospital reaches out to help people in deprived wards access job opportunities  Yorkshire Evening Post

A Leeds hospital is reaching out to the area's community in a partnership providing access to job opportunities for residents who live in some of the most ...


Abandoned tunnel turned into £2.8m park the first of many big changes coming to Leeds city centre  Leeds Live

A disused tunnel that used to run underneath one of the busiest roads in Leeds city centre has been filled in as part of a huge £2.8 million renovation project ...


Cycle superhighway: Leeds city centre £7.9m route opens  BBC News

Leeds city centre's cycling improvements link up with the existing Leeds Bradford cycle superhighway.


Leeds Council preparing to launch 90 more 20mph zones across the city  Yorkshire Evening Post

Leeds Council has revealed it is in the final phases of rolling out 90 more 20mph zones in Leeds - after growing calls for new speed measures following a string ...


Revealed: The worst area in Leeds for potholes complaints  Yorkshire Evening Post

Leeds City Council received more than 37,000 complaints about potholes over a five year period – that's around 20 a day. The figures come following a freedom ...


Leeds City Council considering mandatory CCTV systems in all licensed taxi and private hire vehicles | TaxiPoint Taxi News | UK | Black cabs  TaxiPoint Taxi News

Leeds City Council are exploring the possibility of enforcing mandatory CCTV equipment in all taxi and private hire vehicles, following what they believe to be.


Leeds councillors speak out against HS2 viaduct plans  Yorkshire Post

Senior members of Leeds City Council have branded updated plans for an 8km railway viaduct into the city centre “inadequate”.


Amber Cars launches investigation after 91 year old woman is 'taken advantage of'  Leeds Live

Chris Spencer claims his grandmother's taxi was paid for in advance but the driver asked her for cash, saying he was 'really hungry and had no food'


Detailed plans for 1,000 flat complex called Leeds City Village unveiled  Leeds Live

There are plans for 1000 new homes, shops, a village green and a children's play area.


Leeds councillor hits out at police for not moving Extinction Rebellion protesters off Victoria Bridge  Yorkshire Post

A senior Leeds Conservative councillor has criticised both Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police for “tolerating” this week's protests by environmental ...


New £7.9m city centre cycle superhighway opens in Leeds  Yorkshire Evening Post

A new £7.9m city centre cycle superhighway has been officially opened in Leeds.


Big Leeds Climate Conversation begins  South Leeds Life

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 ...


£1m new business fund could create a 'hipster paradise' in Leeds  Leeds Live

But the council says the cash will help new businesses that can't afford rents in the city.


Huge digital job fair coming to Leeds First Direct Arena with up to 50 employers  Leeds Live

Leeds Digital Job Fair will take over the arena this October.


This map shows the exact streets and boundaries of Leeds 'legal red light zone'  Yorkshire Evening Post

A map has been released showing the exact streets in Leeds where the managed approach to street sex work applies.


30.07.2019 Leeds opens next round of CAZ funding for businesses  AirQualityNews

Leeds City Council is inviting HGV businesses affected by the upcoming Clean Air Zone (CAZ) to apply for the second round of financial support. Currently ...


Mandatory CCTV proposals welcomed by cab trade representatives in Leeds | TaxiPoint Taxi News | UK | Black cabs  TaxiPoint Taxi News

Proposals which would make CCTV a mandatory requirement in taxis in Leeds have been broadly welcomed by industry representatives. The proposals were ...


Drug and alcohol court service in Leeds which stops families being broken up is set to expand with new government funding  Yorkshire Post

A court *service* in Yorkshire's biggest city which help parents deal with drug or alcohol addiction so their children are not taken into care is to be expanded after ...


Russell Crowe, Kalvin Phillips’ gran and hope – Leeds documentary has it all (apart from Bielsa)  The Guardian

The first two episodes of the Leeds documentary, Take Us Home, are slightly sanitised but show why the club's fans are believing again.


Here is a planning application that could bring 1,000 homes to this part of Leeds  Yorkshire Post

PLANS have been submitted for a new development that could transform part of Leeds city centre.


Highways concerns remain over Kirkstall District Centre housing plans  West Leeds Dispatch

Plans to reduce parking and cycle spaces at the proposed Kirkstall Place development in the heart of Kirkstall are causing concerns with Leeds City Council ...


Leeds Council select Sabio's Customer Satisfaction Solution  www.contact-centres.com

Leeds City Council selects Sabio to provide real-time customer satisfaction survey solution - Automated post call survey tool enables precise CSAT analysis.


Depressing figures show Yorkshire people use public transport for less than one in 10 trips  Leeds Live

Just over 62 per cent of journeys in Yorkshire involve a car.


Leeds Hilton hotel responds to claims that staff mistreated homeless man  Leeds Live

A spokeswoman for the hotel said: "This does not sound like the hospitality we are known for."


Civic Hall draped in giant LGBTQ flags ahead of Leeds Pride 2019  Yorkshire Evening Post

The huge rainbow flags were unveiled this morning by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Eileen Taylor, and staff from across Leeds City Council.


The bold plan to turn Leeds waterways into 'river motorways' to ease congestion  Leeds Live

It's even been suggested people could canoe to work.


Council apologises after anxious girl misses months of school  LocalGov

Leeds City Council left a young girl without proper education for nine months after she started refusing to go to her primary school because of anxiety, the ...


Help make Leeds more active as part of new citywide conversation  South Leeds Life

A citywide conversation about how the city can help people move more and increase levels of physical activity is taking off, as Leeds City Council and health ...


£10m Leeds school expansion plans to accommodate over 400 extra pupils  Leeds Live

The plans will be discussed at an executive board meeting among council chiefs next week.


50 years ago today Lotherton Hall was gifted to the people of Leeds  Leeds Live

Sir Alvary Gascoigne decided to gift Lotherton Hall to the people of Leeds in August 1969.


Plans for massive HS2 viaduct in Leeds branded 'inadequate'  Leeds Live

Leeds City Council says it can't comment on the new HS2 plans for the city 'without the inclusion of adequate visual information'


Leader of Leeds Council Tories backs Boris Johnson '100 per cent'  Ilkley Gazette

THE leader of the Conservative group on Leeds City Council has given his “100 per cent support” to new party leader Boris Johnson.


Another huge £14 million park and ride facility to open in Leeds  Leeds Live

Members of an influential Leeds City Council board have given the green light to a brand new £14m park and ride scheme. A report went before the council's ...


This is where a new £14m park and ride with 550 spaces will be built in Leeds  Yorkshire Evening Post

Leeds City Council decision-makers have given the green light to a brand new £14m park and ride scheme.


Armley Grange: Grade II listed building to be sold at auction  West Leeds Dispatch

Armley Grange – a Grade II listed house built in the early 19th century – will be sold by auction after being deemed surplus to requirements by Leeds City ...


New figures show huge drop in number of migrants arriving in Leeds  Leeds Live

Romania remains the top country of origin for Leeds migrants.


How many potholes are in your part of West Leeds?  West Leeds Dispatch

Leeds City Council has admitted it needs more help from the Government to fix the city's roads, after figures reveal the authority receives more than 20 ...


Controversial Norman Bar on Call Lane in Leeds closes permanently  Leeds Live

A popular and controversial bar on Call Lane in Leeds has closed permanently. The closure of Norman Bar comes after months of turmoil over its licence.


Approval for £1m fund to transform Leeds Media Centre, Leeds Arts Hostel and Hope Foundry venues  Yorkshire Post

An influential group of councillors this week gave its support to a new £1m fund that it says will help creative businesses in the city. Members of the Leeds City ...


Leeds Award honour for poet and playwright Tony Harrison  Yorkshire Evening Post

Leeds-born poet and playwright Tony Harrison has been awarded one of the city's most prestigious civic honours, the Leeds Award.


Senior Leeds council member calls for endometriosis inquiry  Yorkshire Post

A debilitating health condition affecting women has been described as a “significant” issue in Leeds, as a senior member of the council calls for an inquiry into its ...


'More than 1 million' trips on cycle superhighway  West Leeds Dispatch

More than one million trips have been recorded on the CityConnect Bradford Leeds Cycle Superhighway, according to official figures released this week.


West Leeds planning applications: August 17 2019  West Leeds Dispatch

Over the previous week Leeds City Council has validated 87 planning applications for sites across… West Leeds planning applications: February 10 2019.


Litter, drug dealing, dangerous driving: Calls to treat Roundhay Park with more respect  Leeds Live

"Leave the park as you would like to come and find it."


Extra care scheme packed with assistive tech features in Leeds approved by council  AT Today

The first of four important extra care schemes in Leeds have been approved by Leeds City Council, which will combine high-quality residential accommodation ...


Live updates on traffic, travel and more from day two of Ed Sheeran's dates at Roundhay Park in Leeds  Yorkshire Evening Post

Live updates throughout the day as Leeds gets ready for the second of Ed Sheeran's concerts.


Welcome to Yorkshire 'had culture of toxicity'  BBC News

Two ex-leaders of a tourism body held games over who could get the priciest wine on expenses, parliament heard. Paul Scriven told the House of Lords ...


Overcrowding 'critical' on Leeds trains, meeting hears  Yorkshire Evening Post

Overcrowding on trains around Leeds is reaching a “critical point”, and more pressure needs to be put on rail operators to bring in new trains, a meeting heard ...


Leeds sees "massive increase" in poverty reveals council leader  Yorkshire Evening Post

Devolution to a “One Yorkshire” deal is the only way that the city can start making serious and focused in-roads into the growing gulf of social inequality in Leeds.


It wouldn't happen in Manchester or Leeds, says Hull councillor as northern leaders unite over closure of Paragon station entrance  Yorkshire Post

The body representing northern transport leaders has urged under-fire rail operator TransPennine Express to reconsider its closure of an entrance to Hull's main ...


Leeds City Council deploys Sabio contact centre platform  Telecompaper

Leeds City Council in the UK has selected Sabio to provide a real-time customer satisfaction surveying platform to support its Voice of the Customer ...


Wortley High School housing plans rubber-stamped by council planners  West Leeds Dispatch

A plan to build 59 houses on the former Wortley High School site have finally been approved by planning officers, writes Keely Bannister. The decision comes ...


'I thought it was the end': Leeds man narrowly escapes death after 20ft tree smashes into his car  Yorkshire Evening Post

A Leeds man has said he feels lucky to be alive after a tree smashed through the bonnet of his car as he was driving to his new home.


Man found not guilty of soliciting prostitute in Holbeck had stopped in street 'to pee'  Leeds Live

A 46-year-old man has been found not guilty following a trial at Kirklees Magistrates Court.


Armley Town Street misses out on Government regeneration cash  West Leeds Dispatch

Armley Town Street has missed out on a slice of a £675 million fund aimed at regenerating local high streets. Local authorities were encouraged by Government ...


New play exploring men’s mental health to tour Leeds and Wakefield  Yorkshire Evening Post

Red Ladder Theatre Company has been awarded £10,000 to develop a new touring play tackling men's mental health. Leeds Community Foundation has ...


University clashes with climate change campaigners amid plans to close busy Leeds road  Leeds Live

The University of Leeds has submitted a formal objection against plans to close a busy road in Headingley as part of World Car Free Day, as it clashes with the ...


Calls for swift action over Woodhall playing fields travellers' camp  West Leeds Dispatch

Swift action is needed to move on an unauthorised Traveller encampment off Woodhall Playing Fields in Pudsey, it's been claimed this weekend. Cllr amanda ...


The 26 sites where 1,640 new homes should be built in Pudsey, Stanningley, Farnley and Wortley  Yorkshire Evening Post

More than 1,600 houses are set to be built across outer west Leeds after a new document from Leeds City Council was rubber-stamped this month. The site ...


The 10 worst Leeds areas for number of Jobseeker's Allowance claimants  Yorkshire Evening Post

A total of 15395 claimed Jobseeker's Allowance through Universal Credit in July 2019 - and these areas were the top 10.


All of these bus services will be diverted due to roadworks in Leeds next month  Yorkshire Evening Post

Dozens of bus services running through Leeds city centre will be diverted from next month, as major road works continue on The Headrow.


Leeds university trees removing 350kg of pollutants every year  AirQualityNews

Trees on the University of Leeds' campus removes 350kg of air pollution every year, researchers have found. During the summers of 2017 and 2018, over 1400 ...


Paradise Bar Leeds has licence suspended due to risk of 'retribution' after slashing  Yorkshire Post

A bar in Sheepscar has had its licence temporarily suspended by the council, as police wish to “allow tensions to subside” following a violent incident outside the ...


TV Harrison Ground: Campaigners FAIL to get site listed as Asset of Community Value - but declare “fight goes on”  West Leeds Dispatch

Leeds City Council have dealt a blow to community campaigners hoping to restore Wortley's TV Harrison Sports Ground back to its former glory – by declining to ...


John Appleyard, political agent  Yorkshire Post

John Appleyard, who has died at 68, was a veteran Labour Party campaigner, local historian, and prolific letter writer to the columns of newspapers.


Leeds United calls on schools to join centenary project  South Leeds Life

A unique opportunity is being offered to primary schools across the city to be a part of Leeds United's centenary celebrations with an unforgettable prize up for ...


M62 to be closed near Leeds for an ENTIRE WEEKEND in September  Leeds Live

The westbound carriageway of the M62 will be completely closed for more than 48 hours over a weekend in September. People heading west past Leeds ...


Planning applications 15 July 2019  South Leeds Life

Each week we publish lists of planning applications related to LS10 and LS11 published on on the Leeds City Council website. The following applications were ...


Getting into the swing at new look Middleton playground  Yorkshire Evening Post

Families visting Middleton Park can look forward to playing on new swings, slides and climbing equipment following a £142,00 refurbishment.


New £7.9 million Leeds city centre cycle superhighway opens  Bike Biz

Leeds' new £7.9 million city centre cycle superhighway was officially opened on 19th July. The scheme, which adds an extra four kilometres of segregated ...


Overcrowding on trains around Leeds reaching 'critical point'  Leeds Live

Overcrowding on trains around Leeds is reaching a “critical point”, and more pressure needs to be put on rail operators to bring in new trains, a meeting heard ...


We need high speed rail across all of the North, leaders warn Boris Johnson after Leeds to Manchester pledge  Yorkshire Post

Boris Johnson was today urged to commit to funding a high speed rail network across the entire North of England after using his first major policy speech as ...


Plans for giant HS2 viaduct in Leeds branded "inadequate"  Yorkshire Post

Plans for a giant viaduct as part of the Government's HS2 rail project have been branded “inadequate” in a Leeds City Council report.


Historic Wetherby cinema to build a second screen to help it battle Netflix  Leeds Live

A 103-year-old cinema in Wetherby can now build an extra screen to help it take on Netflix. Plans to extend the Wetherby Film Theatre have been approved by ...


Film and TV studio plans backed by council  Insider Media

Proposals to redevelop a former printworks into a film and television studio have been backed by Leeds City Council.


Leeds 'legal red light district' - how the Managed Approach works and where in Holbeck it applies  Yorkshire Evening Post

Dubbed Britain's first legal red light zone, the Managed Approach to street sex work in Leeds has been the subject of considerable debate since it began in ...


Forge Recycling apply to extend waste transfer station in Armley  West Leeds Dispatch

Armley-based Forge Recycling has submitted a planning application to Leeds City Council to expand their current waste transfer station to help increase their ...