Edition 47

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

This news bulletin rounds up what's happening on social media recently.

Your questions on waste answered

People have a lot of questions and opinions on bin collections. So, how beneficial to watch a recording of a live Q+A on recycling, featuring public questions answered by Kathryn Irish of the council service.

This week they announced Leeds has recycled 100,000 paper cups.

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.

Graphic gives details of how to report flytipping. Transcript available.

A transcript of this animated waste message, and more, is available online.

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.

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

 An extra 389 spaces are planned for Temple Green park and ride – taking capacity to 1,389.

From 7 October, final phase works to East Leeds Orbital Route will include road closures and diversions. Organisers apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Donate food at museum

Visiting Leeds City Museum in the coming weeks? There, you can donate food to FareShare Yorkshire with the museum's collection points from 11–28 October.

Films shoot the Breeze

Graphic says Little Owls Nurseries Leeds offers affordable high quality childcare.

Hospitals digital by design

Two new hospitals are to be built at the site of Leeds General Infirmary, as part of the city's Hospitals of the Future programme.


Engineers' degrees by design

Leeds' apprentice civil engineer graduates have a story to tell – and make the grade with Leeds Beckett – in this short profiles round-up and via @leeds_highways tweets.

Graphic promotes apprenticeship seminars in autumn.

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

What do you think of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue's proposed service changes? That – along with saving trapped horses and Tetris – makes up the fire service's monthly news round-up.

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.

Storytellers put you in the picture

Learn how to create good digital promotional content – that's the offer to Leeds' third sector groups in a 16 October help session by 100% Digital Leeds. As reported, two days earlier sees the Techy Tea Party – serving up free, expert IT help as part of Get Online Week.

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.

Nominations, meanwhile, are invited for the Leeds Quality in Care Awards, held in partnership with Leeds Care Association

Graphic: Leeds quality in care awards.

Shared experiences

A local mum shares her experience of her teenage son taking his own life, in a message encouraging young people in need to get mental health support.

Promotional graphic: Living Library Event on 10 October.

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.

In Stoptober, quitting smoking is easier with the right support.

Same theatre, new name, new chapter

Leeds Playhouse is open. There is a lot to see – not just in terms of shows, but in how the theatre supports local artists and works with communities fostering togetherness and belonging.

*The exhibition is open now – the post was published Monday.

Bloody brilliant

Influential women written out of history is the subject of Bloody Brilliant Women – a talk by Cathy Newman of Channel 4 News.

Black History Month, meanwhile, is almost upon us – which includes a special Windrush plaque trail, while Jamaica Leeds' Eulogy Exhibition is at the Reginald Centre in October.

Other events include Light Night Leeds, Morley Arts Festival and Kirkgate Market's October series.

Click, click bait

Did you enjoy the UCI Road World Championships? Getty's extensive photo archive has plenty of spectacular shots.