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Leeds City in UK

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Leeds The Third Largest City of United Kingdom

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Leeds city of UK

Leeds History

Leeds industrial revolution

Leeds Education system

Leeds city council

Leeds transport system

Leeds weather/climate

Leeds city culture

First of all I will tell you about some introduction of Leeds city of UK.

This area formed a district which is metropolitan in the United Kingdom of West Yorkshire located in England. Gained its city status and is now known as the Leeds city. The majority of people in Leeds city are Christian. According to 2011 estimation, Leeds had a population of 757,700, and this estimated value makes it the third largest city in UK. In 20 century Leeds became the most populous and famous city of West Yorkshire, England and this is a very big achievement in Leeds city history. In the present time, Leeds is considered as a gamma world city by the World Cities Research Network and Globalization. This city is also ranked as the commercial cultural and financial heart of the Urban Area of West Yorkshire.

Leeds industrial revolution

Leeds became a major Centre for the trading and production of wool in 17th and 18th centuries but in Industrial Revolution, this city developed into a large mill town; wool industry was the dominant but engineering, flax, printing, iron foundries, and other industries were very important. Leeds has the fourth largest urban economy of United Kingdom.  Leeds is the 2nd largest legal Centre of the UK, and in 2011 its insurance services and financial industry was worth £2.1 which is less than that of London being first on the list, Edinburgh is 2nd, Manchester is 3rd, Birmingham is 4th and Leeds is the 5th largest in the United Kingdom, with over 30 international and national banks.

Leeds Education system

In 2008 Education of Leeds, a company which is non-profitable owned by City Council of Leeds, provided for 6 special inclusive learning centers, 220 primary schools and 39 secondary schools. The oldest and largest private school of this city is “The Grammar School”, this city has now two-tier system which includes primary and middle school system but it was number 1 in local authorities to try the three-tier education system including primary, middle and secondary school system.

Universities of Leeds

When students pass their School education they then continue their higher education in Leeds City College. This college was formed in 2009 by a merger and now has more than 60,000 students. Leeds has three top ranked universities along with one of the largest population of student in the United Kingdom with over 250,000 undergraduate, post graduate and other students. These 3 universities of Leeds include University of Leeds which has a total of almost 31,000 students; Leeds Beckett University has a total of 52,000 students and Leeds Trinity University has just 3,000 students.

Other establishments for higher education include Leeds College of Music, Leeds College of Art and Northern School of Contemporary Dance. By a survey in The Independent newspaper, Leeds city was ranked the Best University Destination of UK.

Leeds City Council

Local government services of this city are provided by West Yorkshire County Council and Leeds City Council.

Leeds Weather/climate

Leeds has an oceanic climate/weather, greatly influenced by the Pennies and the Atlantic Ocean. Summers are normally mild along with the moderate rainfall; however, winters are chilly and cold, cloudy with frost and snow which is occasional. Autumn and spring are mild but frost and snow is also common in both seasons. The warmest month of this city is July while the January is the coldest month.

Leeds City Transport System

In the UK, Leeds is the one of the cities which is mostly car-dependent. Airports are also used for the means of traveling and transportation for example Leeds Bradford International Airport, Brussels AirportLondon Heathrow and Amsterdam Schiphol AirportLeeds railway station also plays an important role in Public transport.

Leeds has been distinguished as a standout amongst the most auto subordinate urban areas in the UK. In one 2012 investigation of 31 European urban areas, Leeds-Bradford was appraised as the seventh most framework locked. Drivers spend a normal of 80 hours in congestion. In 2010 ninety-six people on foot were killed or truly harmed in street car crashes in Leeds. Measurements gone up against some principle streets in Leeds have uncovered contamination levels over double the lawful limits. The primary purpose behind these issues is the way that not at all likes different urban communities in the UK comparable in size to Leeds, for example, Manchester and Sheffield, Leeds does not have a fast transport framework and accordingly workers have a tendency to either drive or utilize transports, which can be postponed when the streets are congested. There were thoughts for a Leeds Super tram since the 1990s, and £500 million in subsidizing was to be given, however because of spiraling costs the plans were scratched off by the Transport Minister Alistair Darling in 2005, despite the fact that £40 million had just been spent on the venture. Trusts were restored with the proposition in a £250 million New Generation Transport Trolleybus benefit in 2007, however after a long hold up and a huge number of pounds spent on request, the plans were crossed out in May 2016 referring to little an incentive for cash

Leeds City Culture

 Leeds Art Gallery is a very famous example of art in Leeds, and architecture of this city includes  town hall, Corn Exchange, brutalist,  Hotel art-deco Queens,  Bridgewater Place, Skyplaza and Opal Tower. Leeds City Museum, Royal Armouries, Thackray Medical Museum, National museum, Abbey House Museum and the Armley Mills Museum are the examples of several museums in Leeds. Football, Rugby, swimming and cricket are the main sports of this city.

In the 1920s Leeds College of Art was the beginning stage for the vocations of the stone workers Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, and in the 1950s, and 60s it was one of the main habitats for radical workmanship instruction in Britain under the direction of craftsmen, for example, Harry Thubron and Tom Hudson, and the craftsmanship student of history Norbert Lynton. Their endeavors to reclassify what workmanship training should mean in the post-Second World War period drove the craftsman Patrick Heron to assert in 1971 in The Guardian daily paper that ‘Leeds is the most persuasive workmanship school in Europe since the Bauhaus’.  This eagerness to push at the limits of adequate open conduct from craftsmen was additionally obvious in 1966 when Leeds College of Art organized a presentation of compositions by the Cypriot craftsman Stash Paraskos, who instructed at the College, which was struck by the police after charges of obscenity.

This radicalism proceeded into the 1970s when the advanced education segment of Leeds College of Art was part from the school to frame the core of the new multidisciplinary Leeds Polytechnic, now called Leeds Beckett University. Execution workmanship had been educated before at Leeds College of Art, strikingly by the Fluxus craftsman Robin Page amid his opportunity as a guide there in the mid-1960s, however in 1977 an execution fine art hit the national news features when the understudies Pete Parkin and Derek Wain utilized an air gun to shoot a lineup of live budgerigars before a crowd of people at Leeds Polytechnic

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