Creative pupils let their pens do the talking

Pupils who have been taking part in a creative writing competition will be awarded for their poetic and literary efforts at a civic ceremony on Wednesday. Hundreds of children from primary schools across the city submitted entries into this year’s Arooj creative writing competition, with 27 pupils being short listed as potential winners. The…

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Lord Mayor to lead city Holocaust Memorial Day service

A city civic commemoration event marking Holocaust Memorial Day will be held on Sunday 22 January at Leeds Town Hall from 2pm. Remembering those who were persecuted and died during the Holocaust and other genocides, the event hosted by the Lord Mayor Councillor Gerry Harper will also include a keynote speech by MP for…

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New Royal Navy submarine HMS Audacious officially tied with Leeds

The Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Gerry Harper was in attendance as a new member of the Royal Navy fleet was officially affiliated with the city. This follows a naming ceremony held at BAE Systems Maritime in Barrow-in-Furness that saw astute-class submarine ‘HMS Audacious’ unveiled in front of a small, select audience. Leeds’ links…

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Lord Mayor to lead Remembrance Sunday tributes in city

The Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Gerry Harper will lead the tributes to service men and women who have lost their lives in times of conflict on Remembrance Sunday. Held on Sunday 13 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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Voting is underway for the new Leeds Children’s Mayor

Twelve Leeds school children who are taking their first steps into politics are now campaigning hard to win votes to become the new Leeds Children’s Mayor. Voting is now under way in this year’s competition, which saw an amazing 36 Leeds primary schools submitting their best manifestos. Year six pupils from across the city…

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Lord Mayor presents medals back to World War Two veteran

Serving medals of a decorated World War Two veteran, which were stolen in 2002 by thieves, have recently been replaced and presented back to their owner as part of a special civic ceremony this week. On hand to reunite Mr Fred Jackson with his cherished medals of service in many campaigns, was the Lord…

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