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The Leeds projects that will be impacted by Carillion collapse (plus parents told school running normally)

A quick look at the major contracts in Leeds that are going to be affected by the collapse of Carillion.   New dual carriageway It was made public just before Christmas that Carillion had won the contract to carry out … Continue reading

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News in brief: Top West Yorks devolution official steps down; culture cash for Leeds; Labour row over new free school

West Yorkshire’s top devolution official stepping down The West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s head of policy, strategy and communications, Rob Norreys, is leaving the organisation at the end of the month. Given the fact that Mr Norreys (effectively the organisation’s number … Continue reading

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Risk? What risk? Council leaders to brief watchdog committee on Leeds Capital of Culture bid

Leeds City Council’s top two leaders are going to update one of the council’s watchdog committees about latest developments over the city’s bid to host the European Capital of Culture in 2023. Chief Executive Tom Riordan and council leader Judith … Continue reading

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Housing target for Leeds could be slashed again … to 42,000? (from 70,000)

Controversial figures for the number of houses Leeds is going to need over the coming years look like they could be slashed for a second time. The Labour council’s housing target of 70,000 new homes (from 2014-28) has come under … Continue reading

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Leeds: inquiry into £4.8m taxpayer loan that got written off starts this week

An inquiry into what went wrong with a £4.8m taxpayer loan to a Leeds hotel project that ended up going bust gets under way on Wednesday. The loan, issued in March 2013 by local funding body, the LEP, has now … Continue reading

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Leeds – council watchdog to hear official response to Burberry deal collapse

The fall-out from international fashion giant Burberry’s withdrawal from a proposed deal to build a new factory in south Leeds is going to get a public airing next week. One of Leeds City Council’s watchdog committees has called on a … Continue reading

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Revised Leeds housing target “may be in region of 55,000 homes” (not 70,000)

Controversial figures for the number of houses Leeds is going to need over the coming years look likely to be revised downwards later this year by a significant amount. The Labour council’s housing target of 70,000 new homes (from 2014-28) … Continue reading

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