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Your questions on waste answered
Suspended jail-term for asbestos flytippers
Three men caught in the act of flytipping asbestos have been given six-month jail terms, suspended for two years, and ordered to do 150 hours unpaid work. This media report includes film shot at the scene. All three admitted an offence of depositing controlled waste.
In a new, old-fashioned way
This week saw the launch of Sustainable Xmas – that challenges Leeds school students to find new ways of making Christmas more sustainable.
How representative of the broader city is the Leeds Climate Change Citizens' Jury? Jurors carefully recruited to reflect the wider community on the basis of age, gender, ethnicity, (dis)ability, and geography/index of multiple deprivation. Full details at https://t.co/D1XnAY9Cka— Andy Gouldson (@andy_gouldson) September 30, 2019
Rain, rain go away
It's been raining... a lot. Check out what Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme is up to as part of its second phase of works. Benefits include better protection for 1,500 homes and the planting of up to two million trees.
On the roads
Hospitals digital by design
Engineers' degrees by design
Tackling the menace of drug spice
Spice hurts not just users, but Leeds' communities and businesses. That's West Yorkshire Police's message to us all, following the sentencing of three men behind a large-scale drug dealing operation in Leeds. The following video is a pretty vivid portrayal of what police officers face up to.
Proposals up for feedback
Other organisations seeking your thoughts are Get Set Leeds, who want to know what would get you moving more, and local NHS services – the latter asking how to improve British Sign Language interpreting services.
Are you applying to the EU Settlement Scheme?— Home Office (@ukhomeoffice) September 28, 2019
The first step is to verify your identity, and one of the ways you can do that is with our app. Here are our top tips.
For more info, visit https://t.co/UOr8np0lG3#EUCitizens #Brexit #SettledStatus pic.twitter.com/Lq0VJ3Z1GT
Storytellers put you in the picture
Back by popular demand
Adult Social Care's one-day marketplace is back on 10 October. Based at Kirkgate Market, it promises around 40 stands giving you a one-stop shop of services across Leeds.
Employers' focus on fitness
Local employers like John Lewis and Npower help employees get active, this latest Get Set Leeds blog reports.
350 reasons to do it
Need a release from work? Active Leeds has 350 fun, fitness classes each week. Don't miss their latest offer.
Same theatre, new name, new chapter
*The exhibition is open now – the post was published Monday.
Influential women written out of history is the subject of Bloody Brilliant Women – a talk by Cathy Newman of Channel 4 News.