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Leader of Leeds City Council release statement following government announcement that Leeds will stay in Tier 3

Statement following government announcement that Leeds will stay in Tier 3 Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, said: Obviously we are very disappointed to be left in Tier 3 particularly when a tier change would have been a welcome relief before Christmas. We understand this decision will be difficult to hear, but which tier Leeds falls into is ultimately the Government’s to make and our view due to falling infection rates as well as the extensive plans we have in place is that Leeds could safely be moved to Tier 2. Now more than ever we cannot overstate
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Line-up announced for Leed’s first ever virtual Christmas lights switch-on

Stars of stage, sport and screen will join residents from all across Leeds for the city’s first ever virtual Christmas lights switch-on which will premiere on December 2. The exciting line-up for the online seasonal showpiece has been revealed today and features a vibrant mix of chart-topping musical artists, talented local acts, classical and theatrical performances and local sporting heroes who will all lead an innovative city-wide effort to light up Leeds and get the countdown to Christmas underway. The festive extravaganza will feature a specially recorded version of John Newman’s recent uplifting collaboration with Sigma High on You. John’s credits
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Leeds Council joins call for five-point plan to improve the effectiveness of COVID-19 responses

A new five-point plan to help Leeds and other northern cities fight the spread of COVID-19 is being called for today. Leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor Judith Blake has joined her counterparts in Manchester, Newcastle and Liverpool to express their concerns about the effectiveness of restrictions currently in place in their cities. Cllr Blake and her fellow leaders have written to Health Secretary Matt Hancock to set out a number of local measures which could be developed jointly across police, council enforcement and public health services which they believe would be more effective in controlling infection rates. Current restrictions
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