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Leeds has an ambition to be the best city in the UK.

This weekly news bulletin offers a quick round up of what's happening on social media.

Leeds Inclusive Growth Strategy: One Year On. Report published.

Growing, up

One year on, what does Leeds' inclusive growth strategy mean to us? This report tells the story. Current news, from the National Film TV School and Santander, show further initiatives are under way.

Join in #BigLeedsClimateConversation.

Climate ideas – thoughts please

What will you do to tackle climate change? The Big Leeds Climate Conversation wants to know, including what you think of the city's bold ideas to cut emissions.

Three's the magic number

Have you agreed three practical tips to reduce, reuse and recycle more? Tom Riordan discusses this on SoundCloud.

Audio transcript available – learn more about the council chief executive in an in-depth One to One podcast with Chris Allen.

What we're doing

Improved bus services is the focus of major works, from September, to transform The Headrow.

Passengers on Leeds' park and ride could win a free month's travel – by posting a video to Facebook, using the #iparkandride hashtag. Looking at the general reviews, park and ride is loved in Leeds.

An estimated one million cyclists have used the Leeds-Bradford cycle superhighway, a fact worth celebrating. Just like the city's efforts to recycle glass – which amounts to 9,000 tonnes annually.

Hip HAPs, hooray

Tenants get more input on their homes through the city's increasingly popular housing advisory panels

Report analyses crisis services

Healthwatch Leeds report into mental health crisis services has found many people did not know where to get support, while having someone to talk with is considered important.

NHS Leeds say the report has valuable insight, as they outline ways to improve mental health services.

Nearly 700 people contributed to the report.

Need support? Adults can visit Mindwell. For young people, check out Mindmate.

100% approval for GPs

Patients in Leeds are positive about the GP care they receive, as – for the first time – every Leeds GP practice is rated good or outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. 

Health: chapter and verses

Check out #HelloMyNameIs to read the personal stories of Leeds' health workers, alongside the regular  Engage magazine. Digital Innovation in Care Homes, meanwhile, is a showcase event open for booking.

Carers Leeds Choir starts September. Booking essential.

Fit club

Get Set Leeds is your chance to chat about what being active means to you and the benefits of moving more.

Get Set Leeds graphic.

Here are tips to eat well from One You Leeds.


Have you considered volunteering for #TeamLeedsCares at the UCI Road World Championships in Leeds?

Going strong

Congratulations to Leeds Older People's Forum and Barca, both celebrating their 25th anniversary.

Making home

The stories of Leeds' migrants are told in a new exhibition at Leeds City Museum. Migration was also debated by senior councillors yesterday – alongside public transport, housing, our creative industry and a state of the art film studio development.

Protect yourselves

It's hot, currently. General advice includes keep hydrated and protect your skin – as seen in this support to the homeless.

Stay safe for holidays

Holidaymakers travelling abroad are urged to watch this short film to help keep safe in the event of an incident.

Schools in for summer

Data Mill North has published schools-related data on primary attendanceKey Stage Four attainment levels and the schools census.

Mr Bloom and His Band appear at Child Friendly Leeds Live in August.

Oh come oh ye faithful

Black Grape and Child Friendly Live are among the highlights of Millennium Square's summer series. Leeds West Indian Carnival, a Jurassic Trail, Leeds Pride and Create: Sculpt: Play also catch the eye.

You know the drill... Visit Leeds and Leeds Inspired offer definitive listings.

Words can convey

Celebrated poet and playwright Tony Harrison has received a prestigious award.