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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Leeds City Council celebrates International Women’s Day 2021

Leeds City Council is encouraging people across the city to celebrate International Women’s Day on Monday (8 March) by getting involved with a range of free digital events. The council is holding its annual celebration over Zoom this year, which will be hosted for the eighth consecutive time by former leader of the council,…

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Lord Mayor of Leeds gives vaccine push a shot in the arm

Lord Mayor of Leeds joined volunteers at a Leeds vaccine centre in a bid to encourage people from the city’s many diverse communities to get their jab. Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Eileen Taylor was on hand at the Woodhouse Medical Practice doing her bit to boost what is the largest vaccination programme in…

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City lights up to remember COVID-19 victims

Buildings across Leeds city centre will light up this weekend to remember those who have tragically lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Saturday and Sunday will mark one year since the first cases were detected in the UK. In that time, the virus has sadly claimed the lives of more than 100,000…

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Online civic remembrance event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

‘Be the light in the darkness’ is the theme for this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day which, due to the current national lockdown, will be shown online on Sunday, January 24 from 2.00pm at www.leedstownhall.co.uk Members of the public are invited to join the event online from the safety of their homes to remember all the…

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Long-serving Leeds parachute regiment become first military unit in over 40 years to be recognised with city’s highest civic honour

The 4th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (4PARA) has been awarded the city’s highest civic honour in recognition of their many years of devoted service and historic association with Leeds. Established in 1942, 4PARA are the first military service unit to be bestowed with Honorary Freedom of Leeds since HMS Ark Royal received the honour…

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