Keith Wakefield

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Name: Keith Wakefield
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Famous names back campaign for Lights Out

SPORTS stars and broadcasters are preparing to light a candle in a quiet moment of reflection to mark a century since the outbreak of the First World War.It is hoped a million candles will be lit across the country from 10pm to 11pm on Monday August 4, ... [Published Yorkshire Post - 13 hours ago]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

05:10 Campaigners are banging the drum for Leeds at Whitehall

LEEDS's decision-makers have joined a chorus of national voices to launch a major campaign demanding more power over how the city's money is spent.The Local Voices campaign was launched today (July 21) at a Parliamentary reception with Mayor of London, ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 2 reports

Action plan to rescue trio of Leeds cultural gems

THREE of Leeds’s cultural gems could be handed over to a private commercial operator to manage in the wake of financial problems and a recent taxpayer-funded bailout of the much loved Grand Theatre.Senior councillors will this week debate a possible “new ... [Published Yorkshire Evening Post - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Big fall in numbers of Leeds children in care

THE number of cared-for children in Leeds has dropped by almost 30 per cent.The city currently has 1,299 children in local authority care, down from a high of 1,800 just a few years ago.The figures were revealed at a meeting of Leeds city council’s cabinet, ... [Published Yorkshire Evening Post - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 2 reports

Memorial service for stabbed teacher

A memorial service for a teacher who was stabbed to death at school is to be held in September, Leeds City Council has said.Ann Maguire, 61, was stabbed in front of her pupils at Corpus Christi Catholic College and died at Leeds General Infirmary on 28 ... [Published BBC - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 2 reports

Extra funds for transport projects

Extra power and funds have been given to councils in West Yorkshire for new rail and road projects in the area.The West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund will receive £180m over six years and a further £420m from 2021 as part of a 20-year deal.The money is ... [Published BBC - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Yorkshire hosts spectacular Grand Départ

Spectacular pictures beamed around the world and blanket media coverage have ensured the Tour de France's Grand Départ achieved the aim of putting Yorkshire in the global spotlight.Tour de France race director Christian Prudhomme described Yorkshire's ... [Published Insider Media Limited - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

00:12 Tour de Force by Leeds creates history

Thank you Leeds for making Tour de France history and providing the city with its greatest day in living memory.That was the proud message from an emotional Leeds City Council leader Keith Wakefield last night after unprecedented spectator numbers turned ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 05 2014 - 2 reports

04:46 Centre for Dartford Crossing to create jobs in Yorkshire

A FRENCH company will create 300 jobs when it opens a new customer support centre in Leeds.The £1m centre will serve customers paying to use the Dartford Crossing and will be operated by tolling firm Sanef.The investment was announced by Deputy Prime ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 05 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Opening ceremony to launch Tour

The Tour de France opening ceremony will take place later at the Leeds Arena with all 198 riders taking part in a city centre parade beforehand.The curtain-raiser will feature performances by Embrace and Opera North and a presentation of all 22 teams ... [Published BBC - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 2 reports

Beryl to be honoured with Freedom of Leeds

Morley legend Beryl Burton will be posthumously awarded the Freedom of the City of Leeds in September, the city council has confirmed.At a specially arranged Leeds City Council meeting on Wednesday (July 2) to celebrate the start of the Tour de France ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Positive talks on transport fund

DANNY Alexander has promised to consider a proposal to end the deadlock over a planned £1.6 billion fund designed to tackle some of the major transport problems facing West Yorkshire and York.The Chief Secretary to the Treasury held talks with Leeds city ... [Published Yorkshire Post - Jul 01 2014]

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Leeds Council leader Keith Wakefield said: "the legacy of the first world war had a profound effect in so many different ways, and it is only right that here in leeds we pay our own tributes to the sacrifices of those people who served their country at home and abroad."
Keith Wakefield, the council leader, said: "ann maguire spent her whole career educating, nurturing and supporting generations of young people at corpus christi catholic college."
Prudhomme's sentiments were echoed by Leeds City Council leader, councillor Keith Wakefield, who said it was "the biggest event for leeds in living memory"

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Famous names back campaign for Lights Out [Published Yorkshire Post - 13 hours ago]
Fallen heroes to be remembered 100 years on thr... [Published Yorkshire Evening Post - Jul 25 2014]
05:10 Campaigners are banging the drum for Leed... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 22 2014]
Campaigners are banging the drum for Leeds at W... [Published Yorkshire Evening Post - Jul 21 2014]
£6 million up for grabs as Leeds LEP launches n... [Published B Daily - Jul 16 2014]
Action plan to rescue trio of Leeds cultural gems [Published Yorkshire Evening Post - Jul 12 2014]
Memorial Service for Ann Maguire [Published Leeds City Council - Jul 11 2014]
Council committed to cultural gems [Published Leeds City Council - Jul 11 2014]
YEP Letters: July 10 [Published Yorkshire Evening Post - Jul 10 2014]
A MAJOR political row has broken out within the... [Published Yorkshire Evening Post - Jul 09 2014]
Big fall in numbers of Leeds children in care [Published Yorkshire Evening Post - Jul 09 2014]
Memorial service for stabbed teacher [Published BBC - Jul 08 2014]
Public memorial service for murdered Leeds scho... [Published Yorkshire Evening Post - Jul 08 2014]
Extra funds for transport projects [Published BBC - Jul 07 2014]
Billions of pounds for Leeds growth [Published Yorkshire Evening Post - Jul 07 2014]
Yorkshire hosts spectacular Grand Départ [Published Insider Media Limited - Jul 07 2014]
Labour: Apprenticeship starts for young people ... [Published PoliticsHome - Jul 07 2014]
Billion pound Growth Deal funding for Leeds Cit... [Published B Daily - Jul 07 2014]
00:12 Tour de Force by Leeds creates history [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 07 2014]
Yorkshire leaders question Deputy PM’s commitme... [Published B Daily - Jul 06 2014]
04:46 Centre for Dartford Crossing to create jo... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 05 2014]
French company unveils plans for 300 jobs in Leeds [Published Yorkshire Evening Post - Jul 04 2014]
Leeds crowds get first taste of Le Tour [Published Yorkshire Evening Post - Jul 03 2014]
Grande Départ Place Marker For Headrow [Published The Yorkshire Times - Jul 03 2014]
Opening ceremony to launch Tour [Published BBC - Jul 03 2014]
Beryl to be honoured with Freedom of Leeds [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Jul 02 2014]
Beryl to be honoured with Freedom of Leeds [Published Morley Observer & Advertiser - Jul 02 2014]
Leeds echoes Core Cities welcome for plans to g... [Published B Daily - Jul 02 2014]
Miliband: Time to empower regions to unlock UK ... [Published Yorkshire Post - Jul 01 2014]
£4m cycle-friendly vision for Leeds’ Headrow un... [Published Yorkshire Post - Jul 01 2014]
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