Leeds International Festival gets underway this week, running across the city from Friday until 12 May.

The three-year wait is over – Leeds International Piano Competition is under way.

The University has announced a new partnership with the North's oldest and largest literature festival.

A major report into the future of parks in Leeds has recommended the council gets them all up to Green Flag or equivalent standard, the national benchmark for high-quality recreational open spaces.

Their fields of expertise are apparently worlds apart – one is an internationally-respected choreographer, the other a professor of political communication.