Tag : Leeds City Council

Air Pollution: The Silent Killer

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Leeds is the third worst polluted city in the UK and one of seven major cities to breach EU-regulated legal levels of air quality. If nothing is done to change this, the city will receive financial penalties by 2020. In October 2016, proposals to introduce clean air zones in Leeds, … Read More

Leeds City Museum Awarded UK’s ‘Most Family Friendly Attraction’

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Leeds City Museum, located in the heart of Millenium Square, has won the 2018 “Family Friendly Museum Award.” And the winner is… @LeedsCityMuseum! #FFMA18 pic.twitter.com/eaw1UgcOi3 — Kids in Museums (@kidsinmuseums) October 1, 2018 The award, given by the charity Kids in Museums, is the only accolade presented in the UK … Read More

World Mental Health Day 2018: NUS Report Suggests 78% of Students Experience Mental Health Problems

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Wednesday 10th October marked this year’s World Mental Health Day. This day, celebrated around the globe, aims to spread awareness and information about mental health, and reduce the stigma attached to those suffering. Following on from last year’s theme of mental health in the workplace, this year sees focus on … Read More

Leeds City Council Promises to Tackle Period Poverty Head On

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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