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Leeds special educational needs students open pop-up shop in Kirkgate Market

Leeds special educational needs students open pop-up shop in Kirkgate Market

By Richard Liddle Five Leeds schools for students with special educational needs and disabilities have joined together to run a pop-up shop in Kirkgate Market. The shop, named Compass House, is stocked with Christmas gifts made by the students, who have also been involved with planning and running the stall as a way to gain valuable work experience. This is […]

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The Owl: New Kirkgate Market pub draws mixed reactions from traders

The Owl: New Kirkgate Market pub draws mixed reactions from traders

By Richard Liddle The announcement of a new pub in Kirkgate Market has been met with a mix of concern and optimism by current traders. Masterminded by Masterchef contestant Liz Cottam – who also runs HOME restaurant in Leeds – and Michelin star-winning chef Mark Owens, The Owl will serve whole roast fish and game alongside local beers and fine […]

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Leeds city centre introduces new recycling bins as part of #LeedsByExample campaign

Leeds city centre introduces new recycling bins as part of #LeedsByExample campaign

By Hannah Riordan Organisers behind the latest recycling bins in Leeds city centre say they hope they will help people to understand more about what they can and can’t recycle. The new recycling bins have been placed in various locations around the city centre as part of a larger campaign, aptly named Leeds By Example. The campaign was originally set-up […]

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More money to be ploughed into Kirkgate Market

Leeds Kirkgate Market

A further £1.35 million will be ploughed into the extension of Kirkgate Market, over and above its original £12.3 million budget. The new funds follow a survey which has revealed more work needs to be done, and construction costs have risen.

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Leeds market car park is closing to make way for new Victoria Gate development

Leeds market car park is closing to make way for new Victoria Gate development

By Claire Schofield Leeds’ Kirkgate Market car park is due to close to make way for a new retail development. The council-owned market car park on Union Street and George Street will be closed on the evening of April 5 so construction can get underway for the new £150 million Victoria Gate development. Victoria Gate will open in 2016 and […]

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Traders and council at loggerheads over refurbishment of Leeds’ iconic Kirkgate Market

Traders and council at loggerheads over refurbishment of Leeds’ iconic Kirkgate Market

By Claire Schofield Traders claim they may be faced with a £50,000 bill if plans for the refurbishment of Leeds Kirkgate market go ahead. A meeting between traders and Leeds City Council was held last night to discuss the £10.8 million revamp but the proposals were met with an angry response from the market tenants. Traders claim that some businesses […]

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Council announces plans to spend £11m on Kirkgate Market

Council announces plans to spend £11m on Kirkgate Market

An £11m investment for Leeds’ historic Kirkgate Market has been announced by the city council today. The council has released images of what the new market will look like, providing it gets the go ahead. Councillor Richard Lewis said: “We’re absolutely clear that we must invest in the market so it can take full advantage of its unique position in […]

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