Remembrance Sunday Commemorations 2020

Our annual Remembrance Sunday commemorations will look very different this year, due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic. Due to the risks posed there won’t be the usual service or military parade at Victoria Gardens in Leeds. People are being urged to undertake their own acts of remembrance at home by observing the…

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Leeds residents encouraged to take part in 8for8 to show solidarity with those peacefully protesting against racism and prejudice

People across Leeds are encouraged to stand in solidarity with those peacefully protesting against racism and all other forms of prejudice. People across Leeds are being encouraged to stand in solidarity with those peacefully protesting against racism and all other forms of prejudice by taking part in 8for8 on Monday evening. The 8for8 initiative…

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Lord Mayor will lead city’s Holocaust Memorial Day event

A city civic commemoration event marking Holocaust Memorial Day will be held on Sunday 26 January at Leeds Town Hall from 2pm. Holocaust Memorial Day is the international day of remembrance of six million Jewish men, women and children murdered in the Holocaust, and millions of other people killed under German Nazi persecution, and…

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Celebrated Leeds-born novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford OBE receives prestigious Leeds Award

Celebrated Leeds-born novelist, Barbara Taylor Bradford OBE, has received one of the city’s highest civic honours. In recognition of her nationally and internationally acclaimed work, Barbara has been recognised with a prestigious Leeds Award. The Leeds Award formally recognises those who have made an enormous contribution to the city, with their names proudly displayed…

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Time to get into the festive spirit as Leeds Christkindelmarkt returns

The city’s ever-popular German Christmas market returned to Millennium Square. Running over six weeks until Saturday 21 December, the Christkindelmarkt is once again boasting a wide range of festive stalls and authentic German food & drink alongside the traditional Christmas Carousel and other themed children’s rides. Now in its 18th year, the annual festive…

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Lord Mayor to lead Remembrance Sunday tributes in Leeds

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Eileen Taylor, will lead the tributes to service men and women who have lost their lives in times of conflict on Remembrance Sunday. Held on Sunday 10 November, people of the city are once again warmly invited to gather at the war memorial on Victoria Gardens to join…

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Signed Leeds United and Borussia Dortmund 2019/20 shirts up for grabs as cities mark special 50th anniversary of twinning

As part of the 50th-anniversary celebrations of twinning between Leeds and Dortmund, Leeds City Council is giving someone in the city the opportunity to win both a signed Leeds United and Borussia Dortmund 2019/20 football shirt. Leeds and Dortmund both have rich footballing histories, and to mark the golden anniversary celebration, the council, along…

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