Leeds City Council Launches ‘The Leeds Platinum Jubilee Memories Project’ in Honour of Her Majesty the Queen’s 70-year Reign

Cherished stories, memories and photos of royal events in Leeds are being brought together as the city prepares to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. People in Leeds are being asked to come forward with their contributions to the new historical record, which will be hosted by Leeds Libraries’ online Leodis Photo Archive…

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New Leeds Lord Mayor for 2022/23 officially announced

Councillor Robert W Gettings MBE JP has been announced as the new Lord Mayor of Leeds for 2022/23. He was handed the chains at the council’s Annual General Meeting, taking over from Councillor Asghar Khan. Councillor Gettings is the 128th Lord Mayor of Leeds and he will be accompanied during his time in office…

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Healthy Holidays fund Active Leeds intensive swimming programme

Children across Leeds were invited to attend intensive swimming lessons over the school holidays, in partnership with Healthy Holidays Scheme, Zoggs and the Swimming Teachers Association. Over the course of the week each child was provided swimming equipment and five 45-minute swimming lessons for five days. The scheme was funded by the Department of…

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Former CEO of Carers Leeds Val Hewison receives prestigious Leeds Award

The long-time advocate for unpaid carers across Leeds, Val Hewison has received one of the city’s highest civic honours. In recognition of her dedication, in working with and supporting unpaid carers across Leeds, Val Hewison was presented with the prestigious Leeds Award by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Asghar Khan this week. Val has…

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Lord Mayor to lead Remembrance Sunday tributes in Leeds

Members of all communities across Leeds are warmly invited to join the Lord Mayor on Victoria Gardens to mark Remembrance Sunday. The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Asghar Khan, will lead the tributes to service men and women who have lost their lives in times of conflict on Remembrance Sunday. Held on Sunday 14 November,…

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New Leeds Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress officially announced

Councillor Asghar Khan has become the city’s 127th Lord Mayor of Leeds after unanimous support from members of all parties at the council’s annual meeting. Taking over the role from the previous incumbent Councillor Eileen Taylor, who served an unprecedented two years in the role, Councillor Asghar Khan will be accompanied during his time…

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