A huddle of penguins at Wildlife World near to the nest with chicks

Penguin chick named Bielsa at Lotherton Wildlife World

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A young penguin chick has named Bielsa in honour of the managerial mastermind whose Leeds United side just p-p-picked up a place in the Premier League. The chick is one of a clutch of new arrivals at Lotherton, where staff have decided to…
Stephanie Davies and volunteers at Blackburn Hall, organising craft packs for vulnerable people during lockdown

Community craft packs for Lotherton locals

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Lotherton's assistant community curator Stephanie Davies has devised a creative way to keep in touch with the local community through a free craft box scheme. The 70 packs, which include a piece of plain white cotton and a variety of different…
Two girls are standing in a tiled cafe area holding up some bakery items in covered plastic trays

City’s museums and galleries give NHS workers a tasty boost

Museums and galleries across Leeds have being doing their bit to help fuel front line staff working hard in the region’s hospitals. A number of the city’s historic sites took the difficult decision to close their doors earlier this week…
A classic 1980s Systime computer is on display in a museum

Retro computer makes exhibition’s online reboot easy PC

It might not the most attractive piece of hardware for the modern home office. But the retro Leeds-made Systime computer is still a captivating keystroke in the history of British technology. The nostalgic number-cruncher is among the…
A blue coloured photograph of a man in a tophat and dinner jacket sat outside looking over the ruins of an old abbey

Spot the difference as historic photo is recreated for Museum Selfie Day

An historic photo thought to be one of the world’s oldest selfies has been recreated more than 130-years after it was first captured by a pioneering Leeds inventor. The eye-catching original was taken by trailblazing Leeds-born astronomer…
AN intricate pattern of salt is laid out on a stone floor of a grand dark 15th century hall

Spectacular salt patterns rediscover mansion’s rich history

Stunningly intricate patterns made using millions of grains of salt have transformed the great hall of Temple Newsam House for a new exhibition celebrating the mansion’s history. Artist Catherine Bertola has reinterpreted the story of the…