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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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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Hit the heights at new Temple Newsam Park ‘Go Ape’ attraction

An exciting aerial adventure course has officially opened in a popular east Leeds park this week. Set within the confines of Menagerie Wood in the beautiful location of Temple Newsam Park, the new high ropes ‘Go Ape’ attraction offers an exhilarating day out for people of all ages to enjoy. Providing three different levels…

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Pupils praised for perfect prose

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 Tuesday. Hundreds of children from primary schools across the city submitted entries into the Arooj creative writing competition, with 28 pupils being short listed as potential winners. The winner…

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New war memorial in Garforth officially unveiled by Lord Mayor

A poignant new war memorial honouring those people from Garforth who lost their lives whilst serving their country in times of conflict has been unveiled at Garforth Cemetery this week. Members of the British Legion, local residents and dignitaries joined the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Jane Dowson as part of a special service to…

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Lord Mayor to lead city Holocaust Memorial Day event

A city civic commemoration event marking Holocaust Memorial Day will be held on Sunday 28 January at Leeds Town Hall from 2pm. The event will be hosted by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Jane Dowson and will remember those who were persecuted and died during the Holocaust and other genocides. Also attending the event as…

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Could you be there for a child in care?

People who have volunteered to be role models for children in care, over the past 25 years, are being celebrated at a special event later this month. The Leeds Independent Visitor scheme, which is run by Leeds City Council, is 25 years old this year and to mark the occasion a celebration event is…

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Lord Mayor to lead Remembrance Sunday tributes in city

The Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Jane Dowson will lead the tributes on Remembrance Sunday for service men and women who have lost their lives in times of conflict. Held on Sunday 12 November, the people of Leeds are invited to join the Lord Mayor as she lays a wreath at the war memorial…

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Rhinos lead the charge to get Christmas in Leeds underway

Rugby League heroes The Leeds Rhinos will get the festive season officially underway as guests of honour at this year’s fantastic Leeds Christmas lights switch on. Fresh off their incredible Super League Grand Final win earlier this month, the Rhinos will take to the stage on Victoria Gardens on November 9. Members of the…

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Leeds charity challenge raises thousands of pounds for Candlelighters

As part of their development on the Graduate Programme, Leeds City Council Graduates were challenged with planning and delivering fundraising projects this September to fundraise for the Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal, Candlelighters. Candlelighters is a local charity based in Leeds that supports children and their families in Yorkshire who have been affected by cancer.…

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