New Leeds Lord Mayor officially announced

Councillor Eileen Taylor has been announced as the new Lord Mayor of Leeds for 2019/20. She was handed the chains at the council’s Annual General Meeting, taking over from Councillor Graham Latty. Councillor Eileen Taylor is the 126th Lord Mayor of Leeds and in taking office is also the city’s first black Lord Mayor.…

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Lord Mayor to lead city’s Holocaust Memorial Day event

A city civic commemoration event marking Holocaust Memorial Day will be held on Sunday 27 January at Leeds Town Hall from 2pm. The event will be hosted by the Lord Mayor, and will include a keynote speech by Appolinaire Kageruka, survivor of the Rwandan genocide, to mark the 25th anniversary of the genocide. The…

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Leeds City Council reiterates commitment and support for city’s Armed Forces Community Covenant

Leeds City Council has underlined its continued commitment to supporting armed forces personnel and veterans this month. This follows representatives of the UK’s armed forces joining Councillors at Leeds Civic Hall, including Leeds City leader Councillor Judith Blake and the Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Graham Latty, to mark the re-signing of a special council covenant.…

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Rifles Regiment take to the streets of Leeds

The public are invited to show their support for The Rifles Regiment as they march through the streets of Leeds this weekend (15 September) to exercise their right to the freedom of the city. Saturday will bring together The Rifles, past, present and future as they take part in a Freedom Parade on Millennium…

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A big Leeds welcome for the Schools Yorkshire Tour

Pupils from Brownhill Primary School and St. Augustine’s Catholic Primary School in Leeds have brought the 400-mile cycling relay which has been winding its way through Yorkshire for the past month, to a close today. The pupils rode into Millennium Square to hand over the baton to the Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Graham…

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Leeds youngsters put their debating skills to the test

Pupils from across Leeds primary schools demonstrated their debating skills at a special competition at Leeds Civic Hall last week. To support and encourage Leeds schools to develop pupils’ confidence and debating skills, Leeds City Council hosted a city-wide debating competition for pupils in years five and six. The teams of three put their…

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New Lord Mayor of Leeds officially announced

Councillor Graham Latty is the new Lord Mayor of Leeds, following overwhelming support from all parties at the council’s annual meeting this week. Conservative Councillor Graham Latty takes over from Councillor Jane Dowson and is the 125th Lord Mayor of Leeds, after being handed the chains at the Annual General Meeting of Leeds City…

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