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Historic find of Edwardian Log Book uncovers Tragic Accidents

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An Edwardian accident book detailing the harrowing injuries and tragic deaths suffered by workers who toiled in one of the world’s largest textile mills has been discovered in our very own Leeds Industrial Museum. The fascinating trove…

Update on future of Thwaite Watermill

At meeting of full council on Wednesday, February 21, members gave approval to proceed with proposals which will help meet the unprecedented financial challenges facing the authority. This included proposals to end the council’s lease at…

VR offers chance to see city’s state-of-the-art installation in a new light

A new exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery curated by Turner Prize-winning artist Lubaina Himid explores cities and the urban environment through the eyes of women and gender non-conforming artists.
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Diary of a Victorian Teenager

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Have you ever watched a period drama and wondered what was really going on in the minds of teenagers at that time? Steph and Kath open the amazing Lotherton archives to share some of the secrets hidden inside, and explore what life was like…
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Stunning butterfly collection is a flight for sore eyes

A colourful kaleidoscope of some of the world’s rarest and most beautiful butterflies has been carefully conserved by experts in Leeds.