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New state of the art terminal extension set for take-off at Leeds Bradford Airport

7 December 2018

Plans for a major extension to the main airport terminal building at Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) have been approved by Leeds City Council.

Popworld: Pure pop perfection heading for Lower Briggate

20 November 2018

Get ready to dust off your disco shoes and grab your fellow dancing queens, because the bar that puts the letter ‘P’ into pop is bringing its unique brand of party vibes to Lower Briggate.

Channel 4 chooses to Be the Spark in the Leeds City Region

31 October 2018

Channel 4 has confirmed the Leeds City Region will be the home of its new national headquarters.

Mercure Leeds Centre opens today!

17 September 2018

Following Splendid Hospitality Group’s acquisition in January 2016 of the New Ellington Hotel in the heart of Leeds’ financial district, the property relaunched today (17th September) as the Mercure Leeds Centre

It’s more than temperatures rising in Leeds as visitor numbers hit record levels

11 July 2018

Visit Leeds have announced that data from the recent STEAM survey, which measures the economic impact of the tourism industry in the UK, recorded that Leeds welcomed 29.01 million tourism visits in 2017, a 6.3% increase from 2016.

Leeds continues to fly flag for its evening offer

16 January 2018

Leeds has received official recognition for providing a great evening out for a second consecutive year.

first direct arena ranks 13 in the world for ticket sales

10 January 2018

The first direct arena has ranked 13th in the world, 6th in Europe and 4th in the UK for event ticket sales according to Pollstar Magazine’s 2017 Year End Worldwide Ticket Sales Top 200 Arena Venues.

Visit Leeds is Yorkshire's number one

20 December 2017

Visit Leeds has climbed 44 places to be the number one in Yorkshire and the Humber and eighth nationally in the 2017 English Tourism Social Media Index, an annual league table which grades 133 regional tourism bodies in England according to social media performance by their official channels.

Leeds’ Creative Agencies Launch Magical Artwork for Charity

5 December 2017

Ten creative agencies from across Leeds have united under the name ‘Make Believe’, each donating and exhibiting a piece of artwork based on classical children’s literature. Marketing agency, Magpie, has brought together the creative community to help the Cash for Kids charity, which helped more than 60,000 children last year.

Lavish apartments unveiled in Leeds City Centre

13 November 2017

The eagerly awaited Bells Apartments have opened their doors to the public, showcasing super luxurious, serviced apartments like never seen before in the heart of the city centre.

first direct Host Exclusive #fdVIPs Event at Leeds Arena

18 October 2017

first direct bank, who sponsor the impressive entertainment venue in Leeds - organised an exclusive Press and Blogger event, to mark the occasion. The #fdVIPs experience took place in one of the private boxes within the arena. Transformed into the ultimate Little Mix wonderland – the suite was filled with themed drinks, nibbles, activities…and a sprinkle of glitter.

#MakeLeeds2023 initiative launched as European Capital of Culture bid gathers pace

19 July 2017

Leeds’ 2023 bid team is today calling on the people of Leeds to support its European Capital of Culture bid by pledging their support online.

first direct arena 6th busiest arena in the world

17 July 2017

In a chart just released by industry body, Pollstar, first direct arena has now risen to being the 6th busiest arena venue in the World and the 4th busiest in the UK.

North Star Coffee Shop & General Store opens at Leeds Dock

12 July 2017

Featuring an on-site bakery in partnership with award-winning Noisette Bakehouse, next door to their on-site roastery and Coffee Academy

Full steam ahead for Leeds’ visitor economy performance 2017

6 July 2017

VisitLeeds have announced that data from the recent STEAM survey, which measures the economic impact of the tourism industry in the UK, recorded that Leeds welcomed 27.29 million tourism visits in 2016, a 4.2% increase from 2015.

Crowne Plaza Leeds unveils multi-million pound refurbishment

12 June 2017

A LEEDS city centre hotel today unveils the results of a £4.5million makeover.

Tax Free Shopping Growth in Leeds

9 February 2017

Industry statistics released today reveal a sharp increase in the number of retail purchases from overseas visitors in Leeds, with annual sales from tax free shopping growing by 26.7% year-on-year for the month ended December 2016.

‘Budding’ new Flybe route from Leeds Bradford Airport marked with a ‘Yorkshire Rose’ exchange

28 October 2016

A plant exchange today took place today (28th October 2016) to celebrate the start of Flybe’s new route between Newquay and Leeds Bradford Airport..

Historic unveiling for The New Penny

19 October 2016

The New Penny will be awarded a blue plaque this week in recognition of its contribution to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans community in Leeds over the last six decades.

Double-Digit Tax Free Shopping Boom For Leeds As Shopping Centre Goes Fully Tax Free

18 October 2016

In the week that Trinity Leeds becomes a fully tax free shopping centre, industry statistics released today show that sales from tax free shopping in the city grew by 12.8% in the year to the end of August 2016.

Christmas with The Leeds Craft Centre and Design Gallery

30 September 2016

The six exciting new shows for Christmas start on Saturday 5th November.

3.5m passenger milestone reached at Leeds Bradford Airport ahead of busiest winter programme.

29 September 2016

Leeds Bradford Airport has recorded its busiest ever 12 months, with more than 3.5m passengers travelling through the terminal since September 2015.

Handbag Clinic opens in Leeds

17 June 2016

Handbag Clinic, which cleans and restores handbags from some of the world’s most renowned designers, has opened in Leeds. The firm opened on Chelsea’s Kings Road last year before launching in Islington and Newcastle. Such has been the demand for its specialist services, it is now open in Leeds’ Queens Arcade.

Summer Exhibitions at Leeds Craft Centre & Design Gallery

15 June 2016

Check out what colourful shows The Craft Centre & Design Gallery has in store for you this Summer. Starting from Saturday 2nd July a trio of bright and cheerful shows will take over the Craft Centre inspiring visitors to Leeds.

Aurigny’s Leeds Bradford service takes to the skies

26 May 2016

Tomorrow, Friday 27th May, Aurigny will fly its inaugural Leeds Bradford service. The route will become the airline’s eighth year round destination and will operate on Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the summer

Flybe confirms new route between Leeds Bradford® and Newquay

23 May 2016

Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, has confirmed details of a new year round service between Leeds Bradford® and Newquay Airports that will operate three times a week from 28th October, 2016. This is the fourth and final Flybe route to be announced under the Government’s Regional Air Connectivity Fund. Tickets are available for booking now at with one way fares from £19.99 including taxes and charges.