Drug offenders, drink drivers and the other criminals applying for jobs to work in Leeds schools  Leeds Live

One applicant had been convicted of manslaughter and applied for a job in a school.

Plans for huge 13-storey hotel in Sovereign Square in Leeds city centre  Leeds Live

An international hotel group wants to operate the new facility.

The millions to be spent prioritising buses on these two major Leeds roads  Leeds Live

Leeds City Council says the project will provide 'better and reliable bus services'

Former Leeds boys school on national 'buildings at risk' list  Yorkshire Evening Post

SAVE Britain's Heritage has announced it's new national buildings at risk list today, (Tuesday) with a Leeds "eyesore" on the shortlist.

Early plans for 320-room hotel in prime Leeds City Centre site  Yorkshire Post

Early blueprints for a giant 13-storey hotel in a plum Leeds City Centre location are set to go before Leeds City Council planning chiefs next week.

Landlord licence scheme will 'improve housing conditions' in Beeston and Harehills  Leeds Live

If approved, the scheme will require private landlords to have a licence to operate their business from January 2020.

Every planning application submitted in Leeds this week - and what they're for  Yorkshire Evening Post

All the planning applications submitted to Leeds City Council this week:

Armley pupils get out on the streets as part of Clean Air Day in Leeds  Yorkshire Evening Post

Pupils in Armley made the most of a traffic-free street outside the school gates this Clean Air Day by brushing up on their bike maintenance skills.

Leeds council describes latest rough sleeper death as 'heartbreaking'  Leeds Live

She is the eighth rough sleeper who has died in Leeds in just over two years.

Homes plan for derelict Leeds children's home will 'cause bad traffic'  Leeds Live

A care home is earmarked for the plot in North Leeds.

Leeds and Birmingham Clean Air Zones 'delayed by government'  BBC News

The introduction of Clean Air Zones in Birmingham and Leeds has been "significantly postponed" due to a government delay, councils say. Vehicle checking ...

Leeds is becoming more popular than Liverpool for tourists, report claims  Leeds Live

The city's growing popularity has helped create more jobs.

‘Multi-generational building’ including old people’s home and primary school to be discussed by planning chiefs  Yorkshire Post

Early blueprints to build a care home and school on the same site are set to go before Leeds City Council planning chiefs at a meeting next week.

Bramley: Barley Mow Supporters win extra time in community takeover bid  West Leeds Dispatch

Campaigners hoping to transform the empty Barley Mow Pub in Bramley into a community-run pub and community hub have secured a significant victory.

Channel 4 staff declining move to Leeds is 'no bad thing for West Yorkshire'  Wakefield Express

The reluctance of Channel 4 workers to move to West Yorkshire is "no bad thing" for the region, a senior public servant has said.

Leeds councillors call for changes to right-to-buy laws  Yorkshire Post

A Leeds councillor has suggested the government's “right to buy” scheme should be extended to privately-rented homes.

Heartfelt tribute paid to 'amazing mum' who died in Leeds homeless camp  Leeds Live

'You was such a special woman. We will always love you and you will always be in our hearts.'

'Health fears' revealed over launch of 5G internet in Leeds  Leeds Live

A request has been made for Leeds City Council members to investigate the impacts of new 5G wireless internet technology. It follows a request concerning the ...

Clean Air Day Leeds: All you need to know  Yorkshire Evening Post

Today is Clean Air Day in Leeds, with events planned around the city.

'He's been cleaned out': Prolific Leeds burglar had his own house broken into while in jail  Yorkshire Evening Post

A career burglar had his own home broken into while he was in prison on remand for a house raid in Leeds.

Council deputy leader calls on more help for city’s ‘hidden poor’  Yorkshire Evening Post

The deputy leader of Leeds City Council has claimed some of the city's private rented houses rank among “the worst living conditions she had ever seen”.

Huge new hotel, offices and shops among plans for Wellington Place 'phase two' in Leeds city centre  Leeds Live

More than 150000 square metres of office, retail, hotel, leisure and community space is planned.

Healthcare should be gender-specific, claims Leeds academic  Yorkshire Post

A leading health academic has claimed that conversations around healthcare should be “gendered”, such are the differences in health and societal experiences ...

Leeds council to spend £1m on cash-strapped privately funded schools  Leeds Live

The Private Finance Initiative schools in Leeds are struggling for funds.

The criminals who have applied to work in Leeds schools  Yorkshire Post

Hundreds of job applications to work in Leeds schools have been submitted by individuals with criminal records, new figures reveal.

'Leeds City Council have a lot of important choices to make to tackle climate change'  Yorkshire Evening Post

Councillor Stewart Golton, leader of the Liberal Democrats group at Leeds City Council, pens his latest column. Contrary to the perception that political parties ...

Boris Johnson issued warning from city chief after 'madness' transport claim  Leeds Live

The leader of Leeds City Council says that she welcomes suggestions to transform transport in the city - but has warned the government that the region needs ...

Proposed plans for new £2million state-of-the-art indoor play facility at Tropical World  Yorkshire Evening Post

A set of proposed plans for a state-of-the-art indoor play facility at Tropical World are due to be discussed next week.

Leeds City Council's museum and art collections now worth over £170 MILLION  Leeds Live

The insurance liability for the whole of its museums and galleries collection has increased by more than three-quarters of a million in a year.

Leeds jobs hope for Channel 4 HQ move  BBC News

The broadcaster is due to move about 200 of its 800 staff to a new headquarters in Leeds.

Homeless people don't just need homes, they need jobs, council and charity warn  Sky News

A council and charity warn housing is not enough to help homeless people get back onto their feet.

Newly built link road near busy Leeds shopping centre now open after heavy delays  Leeds Live

The Manston Lane Link Road forms part of the new East Leeds Orbital Road currently under construction.

Mad Greek bringing famous Greek gyros wraps to Leeds Food and Drink Festival  Yorkshire Evening Post

A popular Greek restaurant in Hyde Park and Chapel Allerton are bringing their Greek street food to Leeds Food and Drink Festival. The free event, run in ...

Fight breaks out at Leeds traveller site after 'one family breaks the other's toilet'  Yorkshire Evening Post

A man has been taken to hospital after a row broke out at a Leeds traveller site - reportedly over a 'broken toilet'. West Yorkshire Police were called to Cottingley ...

Leeds City Council plans for future economic growth put forward for approval  Bdaily

The Site Allocations Plan at Leeds City Council is set to be given a recommendation next week. Senior councillors, in a meeting next Wednesday (June 26), ...

More than a fifth of Leeds schools inadequate or require improvement, figures show  Yorkshire Evening Post

More than a fifth of schools in Leeds are inadequate or require improvement, new Government figures reveal. An official report, released by inspections body ...

Woman dies at Leeds homeless encampment  Leeds Live

The woman, who was in her 30s, was pronounced dead on Sunday morning.

'Illegal' off road bikers are invading Leeds streets  Leeds Live

Over 17000 incidents of anti-social behaviour have been recorded by police.

Plans for huge student flat complex with gym and cinema in Leeds city centre  Leeds Live

Plans to demolish an office block in Leeds city centre and replace it with 28 storeys of student housing are set to go before Leeds City Council next week.

City Beach is returning to Leeds city centre this summer  Leeds Live

Here are the dates and times you can visit the popular attraction.

Leeds managed approach zone campaigners concerned after petition set up to decriminalise sex work in Sheffield  Yorkshire Evening Post

Campaigners from the Leeds managed zone have raised concerns after a petition was set up to decriminalise Sex work in Sheffield.

Rented homes in Leeds have 'some of worst living conditions ever seen'  Leeds Live

Leeds' deputy council leader says more should be done to help the 'hidden poor' living in the private rental sector.

New houses 'only realistic solution' say developers planning to demolish 70 Leeds homes  Leeds Live

"Refurbishment is not the answer - it would be costly and still require tenants to leave their homes but fail to deliver the full benefits of a new home."

Yorkshire sculpture festival hopes to be a force for change  The Guardian

“When we started here, no one thought it was a good idea,” says Peter Murray, the director of Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), as he sits in the cafe that ...

Leeds is still haunted by its pledge to be the “Motorway City of the Seventies”  CityMetric

As the local tourist board will no doubt tell you, Leeds has much to be proud of: grandiose industrial architecture in the form of faux-Egyptian temples and Italian ...

Concerns at government's £600k cuts to Leeds homelessness fund  Yorkshire Post

A senior politician at Leeds City Council has expressed concerns over cuts to funding to help solve homelessness. It follows a report which states the grant ...

Pudsey: Council knock back 24-hour HGV application  West Leeds Dispatch

An application to run heavy good vehicles from a Pudsey business have been refused by Leeds City Council. Haulage contractor Relief Logistics deliver car ...

Leeds Food and Drink Festival returns to Millennium Square: Here’s what to expect at this year’s free event  Yorkshire Evening Post

Millennium Square is set to host foodies' favourite Leeds Food and Drink Festival, as the free event returns for its ninth year.

Council grasscutters damage 90-year-old family grave just days before funeral  Yorkshire Evening Post

A 90-year-old family gravestone was damaged by a bungling council grasscutter.

Planning applications 17 June 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 ...

Countdown is on to Leeds Food and Drink Festival  Yorkshire Evening Post

STREET food from across the globe will be among mouthwatering treats on offer when the Leeds Food and Drink Festival returns to the city later this month.

Behind the scenes at £45m Emerald Headingley Stadium ahead of England v Sri Lanka  Yorkshire Evening Post

Nestled among the symmetrical rows of Headingley's Victorian rooftops there sits something of which there is only one in the world quite like it.

Cheesy chips and gravy stall confirmed for Leeds Food and Drink Festival  Yorkshire Evening Post

Chips with cheese and gravy is a favourite up north, but a new street food stall in Leeds is serving it Canadian style.

Appeal to find flytippers who dumped 2 TONNES of trees in the middle of the road  Leeds Live

Pictures have been released which show council workers clearing away two tonnes worth of branches, tree stumps and stacks of leaves from a road in Leeds.

Leeds business leaders vow to reduce the city’s digital divide  Yorkshire Post

LEEDS is in danger of becoming a divided city because many of its residents lack basic digital skills, a major business event was told. The event organised by ...

Update from police after woman is found dead in a tent in Leeds  Leeds Live

The woman, in her thirties, was found unresponsive by officers on Sunday morning.

News in brief: Leeds councillors consider flood prevention plans; Fareham consults on affordable housing  The Planner

Leeds City Council's executive board will be asked to consider and approve the Otley Flood Alleviation Scheme to be formally submitted to the Environment ...

Claims that off-road bike nuisance ‘growing’ in Leeds  Yorkshire Post

A senior politician in Leeds has called for more to be done to combat nuisance off-road bikers in the city.

Historic power house of Leeds set for new creative future  South Leeds Life

A building which once powered a key part of the city centre of Leeds during the industrial revolution is set to bring a new spark to one of the biggest regeneration ...

Woman found dead sleeping rough in Leeds City Centre  ITV News

Read the latest Calendar stories, Woman found dead sleeping rough in Leeds City Centre on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest Calendar news.

Why 'toxic air' signs have started appearing on major roads in Leeds  Leeds Live

The neon signs have been spotted near Hyde Park.

Kirkstall: Planners reject webuyanycar.com pod on traffic and parking grounds  West Leeds Dispatch

Plans to build a 'pod' in Kirkstall where people can pick up cars bought via a popular national website have been refused by Leeds City Council. Web-based car ...

Leeds mental health website for children celebrates fifth birthday  Yorkshire Evening Post

A website that provides mental health and emotional wellbeing advice and information for children and young people across Leeds is celebrating its fifth ...

Developers Calls For Leeds Not To Declare War On Car  Built Environment Networking

Leeds must avoid declaring war on the motorist as it seeks to curb car use in the city centre, MEPC's Head of Development has warned >

Homegrown Leeds talent wanted for huge Millennium Square gig in August  Leeds Live

Send your music in now to win a slot on the Music:Leeds Live in the Square event.

First electric car charge point for Otley  Wharfedale Observer

OTLEY is to get its first electric car charging point.

Vital works to Leeds' flood defences given the go-ahead three years after Boxing Day devastation  Yorkshire Evening Post

More than three years after Boxing Day floods devastated parts of Leeds, the second phase of flood defence works have been given the go-ahead.

Leeds strikes deal with government over rising PFI schools costs  Room151

The Department for Education has agreed a deal with Leeds City Council aimed at protecting other education services from increasing costs on its Private ...

Travelling on M62 to Leeds this month? You should be aware of this road closure  Gazette Live

The key motorway is set to be fully closed westbound from 8pm on Friday, June 14 to 5am on Monday, June 17.

Where £200 million of transport money will be invested in Yorkshire in the next year  Leeds Live

The Leeds East Orbital Road is one of a number of 'major schemes' set to get underway in the next 12 months.

Dementia cafe celebrate The Great Get Together  Leeds United

Leeds United Foundation support annual campaign on behalf of Jo Cox.

Birmingham and Leeds complain over digital system for clear air zones  UKAuthority.com

Birmingham and Leeds City Councils have postponed plans for clean air zones, blaming the unavailability of a promised digital system from central government.

Bradford and Leeds schools pass baton in cycle tour  Bradford Telegraph and Argus

PUPILS taking part in the Schools Yorkshire Tour across West Yorkshire and York are making the most of the new CityConnect cycling route.

Yorkshire council's green bins confiscation plans delayed  BBC News

The scheme in Kirklees saw council workers confronted by angry residents after their bins were seized.

Leeds' families protest over special educational needs 'crisis'  Yorkshire Evening Post

A generation of young people are being lost to a "crisis" in education, campaigners warn, as hundreds gather in Leeds to protest over children's special needs ...

Leeds grandma of baby born nine weeks early is staging charity ball to help children's hospital  Yorkshire Evening Post

THE GRANDMOTHER of a baby girl born prematurely weighing just 2lb 12 oz is helping organise a fundraising charity ball to raise cash for neonatal wards at ...

Drop-in Citizens Advice sessions for Otley  Ilkley Gazette

SOME drop-in Citizens Advice sessions look set to be offered in Otley again via the town's refurbished library.The Otley CAB office closed in…

Channel 4 boost to Yorkshire creative industries ahead of Leeds move  Yorkshire Post

Channel 4 executives are gathered in Leeds today as part of an initiative aimed at “supercharging” the North's creative industries ahead of its move to the city.

London leaders can show they care about the North by backing Leeds flood defence plan for starters – Judith Blake  Yorkshire Post

THE Power Up The North campaign spearheaded by The Yorkshire Post is sending a clear message that the North is united around securing a better deal for ...

Number of sexual assaults and victims being robbed soaring in Leeds  Leeds Live

Crime in Leeds city centre has increased by nearly a fifth over just two years, a council report has claimed. The figures from West Yorkshire Police were ...

Cllr Judith Blake calls for more powers for the north  South Leeds Life

Middleton Park Councillor Judith Blake led calls to address what she described as the “depressing” inequalities in the UK economy at the UK2070 Commission ...

Work starts on new affordable housing in Middleton  South Leeds Life

Construction of an 18-home development in Middleton by the housing association Leeds Federated has begun. Work on the site at the junction of Acre Road ...

Plans for over 200 apartments on Tower Works site near future TV and film base  Leeds Live

Cedar (Maple Oak) Limited has submitted plans for new apartments and commercial space on Globe Road in Leeds city centre.

Cricket fun day and community market  South Leeds Life

Beeston residents participated in the launch of the Cricket World Cup community celebrations at the Dewsbury Road Community Hub cricket fun day on ...

Channel 4 in Leeds will mean new jobs for local people, says authority chief  Leeds Live

For them to come here and to bring their news here – particularly for young people – is pretty huge"

New Kirkstall road signs tempt drivers to do more on foot  West Leeds Dispatch

Signs have appeared around the congested Kirkstall Bridge area encouraging local people to think about all the destinations that can be walked to in under 20 ...

Why Brexit Party's success in Yorkshire doesn't show dramatic shift of opinion  Leeds Live

Just like the country, the region remains torn over Brexit.

Riley Siswick murder: Council to hold serious case review  BBC News

The review will look at contact between Riley Siswick's family and social services before his death.

Two brand new food stalls revealed for Leeds Kirkgate Market  Leeds Live

Customers at Kirkgate Market will soon be able to choose from two more brand new food stalls to add to the tantalising array of options already on offer.

Climate change protest at Leeds Bradford Airport  Ilkley Gazette

ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners are set to stage a demonstration outside Leeds Bradford Airport for Clean Air Day.

Leeds Kirkgate Market to host four events in one day  Yorkshire Evening Post

Kirkgate Market is the place to be this Saturday with four events taking place in a single day.

Leeds to be home of UK's first Centre for Cultural Value  University of Leeds

Why do arts and culture matter? What difference do they make to people's lives? How do we know what difference they make to individuals and communities?

News Could Leeds bus lanes be opened up to motorcyclists?  West Leeds Dispatch

A board of Leeds councillors is set to look into the possibility of opening up bus lanes – such as the one along Kirkstall Road – to motorcyclists, writes Richard ...

Do you know who's taking away your rubbish?  South Leeds Life

Residents warned to take responsibility for household rubbish otherwise risk the chance of being fined. Leeds residents are being warned to make sure they ...

Travellers set up camp in field down the road after being evicted from Leeds Park and Ride  Yorkshire Evening Post

Travellers have been moved on from Alwoodley Park and Ride - but they didn't get very far.

Flood defences approved: What today's planning decision means for West Leeds  West Leeds Dispatch

Flood defences along the Kirkstall Valley were given the go-ahead by Leeds councillors today. Here's our guide to what the decision means for businesses and ...

MP's notebook: planning loopholes and remembering D-Day  South Leeds Life

For the second time in recent years local residents and I have found ourselves dealing with a particular problem. Companies that start operating and causing ...

Scheme will return salmon to the Aire  Craven Herald

AN environment Agency project to return salmon to the River Aire and create safe walking and cycling routes has been rubber-stamped by Craven…

New planning applications - Leeds City Council  Bradford Telegraph and Argus

THE FOLLOWING planning applications have been received by Leeds City Council:

Bradford and Leeds wrestle with dumped white goods problem  Bradford Telegraph and Argus

BRADFORD and Leeds have been named among the worst areas of the UK for fly-tipping of white goods.