Keith Wakefield

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Name: Keith Wakefield
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Yorkshire marks special day in typical White Rose style

People across the county have been raising their mugs to toast all things Yorkshire.The annual Yorkshire Day celebration has seen everything from civic parades and Yorkshire Pudding eating contests to fundraising events and tea parties take place tod ... [Published Yorkshire Evening Post - 11 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Video: On Yorkshire Day, you tell us why you love our county

A FLURRY of white rose petals falling over a medieval Lord Mayor can mean only one thing - Yorkshire Day is upon us.More than 500 years after his death, one of York’s most beloved sons has been resurrected for August 1 - a celebration of God’s own co ... [Published Yorkshire Post - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 2 reports

800-strong parade through Leeds proves fitting tribute to First World War fallen

Proud servicemen and women have joined Yorkshire army cadets and hundreds of onlookers to pay a poignant tribute to the lives lost in the First World War.One of the largest military parades in Leeds’ history saw around 800 members of the armed forces ... [Published Yorkshire Post - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 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 - Jul 26 2014]
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 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]

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Coun Keith Wakefield, leader of Leeds Council, said: "when the eyes of the world turned to yorkshire, we didn’t disappoint, coming together to give the thousands who lined the streets and the millions who tuned in across the globe an unforgettable spectacle which showcased the pride, passion and energy of the whole region."
Coun Wakefield added: "it is extremely important that as part of the centenary commemorations marking the start of the first world war in 1914, we reflect on all aspects of the conflict and remember those people who fought from both our city and the region."
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."

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Yorkshire marks special day in typical White Ro... [Published Yorkshire Evening Post - 11 hours ago]
Centenary Commemoration Marking Start Of The Fi... [Published The Yorkshire Times - Jul 31 2014]
Video: On Yorkshire Day, you tell us why you lo... [Published Yorkshire Post - Jul 31 2014]
800-strong parade through Leeds proves fitting ... [Published Yorkshire Post - Jul 27 2014]
Leeds pays its respects as 800 military personn... [Published Yorkshire Evening Post - Jul 27 2014]
Famous names back campaign for Lights Out [Published Yorkshire Post - Jul 26 2014]
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]
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