Tag : Leeds City Council

Leeds City Council Promises to Tackle Period Poverty Head On

5 days ago / 0 comments

Leeds became the first city council in England to announce plans to investigate the costs of sanitary wear and combat period poverty in its schools yesterday. Speaking about the plans, Councillor Jonathan Pryor (executive member for learning, skills and employment) wanted to ensure that measures are in place so that no … Read More

Pioneers in Politics: The Transformation of Female Suffrage from Alice Bacon and Harriet Harman to Rachel Reeves

7 months ago / 0 comments

“A woman MP has to do everything a man MP did, and a little bit more. I don’t believe that any woman in parliament, ever, has done more for women outside of parliament, or for women entering parliament, than Harriet Harman.” With its allusion to the famous words of Alice … Read More

Impressive Images Reveal New £500m Leeds Train Station Redevelopment Plans

10 months ago / 0 comments

Leeds rail station is set to get a modern, contemporary overhaul, it has been revealed. It comes after new images, sketched by Hiro Aso and released by Leeds City Council, show how the station could be expanded to a similar size as rail stations in European cities from as early … Read More

Seeing Leeds In A Whole New Light

11 months ago / 0 comments

Martha Sanders and Anya Loudon explore the best bits of  Leeds Light Night Festival 2017. On the 5th and 6th of October Leeds was lit up for the thirteenth annual Light Night Festival. As the sun went down the city lit up and dozens of installations attracted intrigued crowds. From … Read More

Loneliness Through a Lens: An Examination of Loneliness

11 months ago / 0 comments

With the official submission of the Leeds bid for 2023 European Capital of Culture just weeks away, the city is teeming with events celebrating its diverse and rapidly transforming cultural landscape. It is interesting, therefore, that The Leeds Story Gallery at The Leeds City Museum, a space that prides itself … Read More

Do You Find Noise A Nuisance?

11 months ago / 0 comments

For most, going to a university as conveniently located as the University of Leeds is the ideal way to spend the early years of our adult life. Experiencing the academic advantages of a Russell Group University alongside the highly raved about, almost legendary, city nightlife, students of Leeds are blessed … Read More

Judge Refuses Wetherspoon’s Appeal

11 months ago / 0 comments

A judge has upheld the decision to refuse J D Wetherspoon an alcohol license for the grade-two listed Elinor Lupton Centre on Otley Road, Headingley. The long-running bid to turn the iconic building into a 500-capacity eatery took a further step backward after a Leeds Magistrates’ Court district judge sided … Read More

Leeds city centre flooded

3 years ago / 0 comments

Severe flooding has hit Leeds city centre after the River Aire reached a record peak, with flood warnings still in place. A red warning, the highest level of alert, has been issued for Sovereign Street, The Calls and Clarence Dock, areas already badly affected with submerged roads and substantial power … Read More

Halo may ‘intimidate students’ warns Uni

4 years ago / 0 comments

Popular nightclub Halo has been criticised for plans to expand the venue, with officials warning that students using the 24-hour library next door would be ‘intimidated’ by clubbers. A planning application to extend opening hours from 3.30am to 6am, as well as adding two outdoor bars to the club, has … Read More

News | Leeds to become Trolleybus pioneer

5 years ago / 0 comments

    Leeds is set to become the first city to trial trolleybuses, following an application from Leeds City Council.   Trolleybuses, a combination of trams and buses, run on rubber tyres but are powered by overhead electric cables. It is hoped that the trolleybuses will reduce congestion in the … Read More