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New Children’s Mayor of Leeds officially announced, following record turn out: Children's Mayor-4

10 Oct 2023

New Children’s Mayor of Leeds officially announced, following record turn out

On Friday 6 October, Mohammed Hussein, aged 10, from Ireland Wood Primary School was announced at the new children’s mayor of Leeds, by the Lord Mayor Councillor Al Garthwaite at a special event at Leeds Civic Hall.

Children Lord Mayor of Leeds

A statement on the events in Israel and Gaza: Leeds City Council logo

09 Oct 2023

A statement on the events in Israel and Gaza

The following is a joint statement by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Al Garthwaite, the Leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor James Lewis, and chief executive, Tom Riordan on the developing situation in Israel and Gaza;

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Light switch sees cities swap stunning cultural creations: I wanna be lovedEverybody does

09 Oct 2023

Light switch sees cities swap stunning cultural creations

A unique arts exchange project will see Europe’s cultural capital send a dazzling light installation to Leeds this week.

For this year’s spectacular Light Night, Leeds and Timisoara in Romania will each host stunning illuminated artworks created more than a thousand miles apart in cities both enjoying landmark cultural celebrations.

Timisoara is a current European Capital of Culture for 2023, whilst Leeds has spent the past year showcasing the best of its arts, culture and heritage during Leeds 2023.

Light Night Events

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06 Oct 2023

Fly tipper hit with large fine after being caught in the act

A fly tipper, who dumped construction waste on the side of Trafford Grove, Harehills, has been ordered to pay over £1,900 in fines and costs, after a successful prosecution by Leeds City Council.

Environmental Services

Response to government announcement to cancel HS2: LCC Colour

04 Oct 2023

Response to government announcement to cancel HS2

Leader of Leeds City Council, Councillor James Lewis, said: "We are extremely disappointed about government’s decision to cancel HS2 and only cautiously welcome today’s announcements of investment in our transport infrastructure, because commitment to delivering mass transit and Northern Powerhouse Rail has been made numerous times before.

HS2

Major upgrade of telecare services in Leeds successfully completed: Leeds Tele Care Services

02 Oct 2023

Major upgrade of telecare services in Leeds successfully completed

Infrastructure and equipment upgraded from analogue to digital

Adult social care Health

Antique photo find takes librarians on surprise voyage of discovery: image00013

02 Oct 2023

Antique photo find takes librarians on surprise voyage of discovery

A classic case of not judging a book by its cover took librarians in Leeds on a fascinating photographic journey through a daring Antarctic rescue mission.

During routine cataloguing in Leeds Central Library’s strongroom, special collections librarian Rhian Isaac found what appeared to be an unassuming family photo album tucked away on a shelf.

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