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An independent review of managed sex zone in Leeds is under way

Holbeck Managed Approach Zone

By Jacob Smith The UK’s first legally managed sex zone has now been in operation for over five years but is currently under review by crime and social experts at the University of Huddersfield. Safer Leeds first introduced the Managed Approach scheme in October 2014 in response to long-standing issues of street sex work impacting on Holbeck and the surrounding […]

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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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Tensions remain over future of Kirkgate Market

Tensions remain over future of Kirkgate Market

By Ryan Cumberworth, Tom Reyer and Jack Walker The future of Kirkgate Market in Leeds remains a source of tension as traders believe Leeds City Council is attempting to stifle criticism of the Market Management Board. In May 2019, traders passed a vote of no-confidence in the Board, which is responsible for the day-to-day running of the market and is […]

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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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Call for community volunteers in Leeds to reduce flood risk

Source: The River Stewardship Company

By Emily Smith A volunteer day to reduce the risk of flooding in and around Horsforth has been hailed a “success” by organisers who urge others to get involved. The River Stewardship Company hosted the volunteer day in partnership with Leeds City Council to help the environment and reduce the chances of flooding. Sarah Emberson, 47, community and education officer […]

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Stonewall place Leeds City Council in their 2018 Top 100 || Yorkshire Voice

Stonewall place Leeds City Council in their 2018 Top 100 || Yorkshire Voice
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Teaching union “sympathetic” over extortionate holiday prices, as Supreme Court decides if term-time breaks should be banned

Teaching union “sympathetic” over extortionate holiday prices, as Supreme Court decides if term-time breaks should be banned

By Leonie Stanton A TEACHING union has criticised travel companies for penalising parents by inflating prices of holidays outside of term-time.

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Holbeck community centre reopens

Hayley Sadler from the housing regeneration project team, Councillor Debra Coupar, Sean Corcoran from Keepmoat and Juliet Bennett from sc4L officially open the revamped community centre

A revamped community centre at the heart of a regeneration project in Holbeck has officially re-opened. Ingram Gardens community centre has undergone a major transformation ahead of nearby properties being refurbished as part of the council’s housing regeneration project.

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Lotherton Hall celebrates the birth of 27 fawns on their estate

Lotherton Hall celebrates the birth of 27 fawns on their estate

By Elizabeth Archer 27 fawns have been born at Lotherton Hall in Leeds this month, much to the delight of visitors and staff alike.

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Planning approvals in place for 17,000 new homes in Leeds

Leeds Town Hall

  By Mike Berriman Planning approvals are in place to build 17,000 new homes in the city. Recently proposals to change the national planning guidlelines means that the building of thousands of new houses could be fast-tracked.  

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