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Leeds' Lord Mayor to mark Remembrance Sunday

Leeds Victoria Gardens
Image caption The lord mayor of Leeds will lead the city's tributes to those who have died in conflicts

The lord mayor of Leeds will lead Remembrance Day tributes in the city, laying a wreath at the war memorial on Sunday morning.

Councillor Jim McKenna is expected to be joined by hundreds of people paying their respects at Victoria Gardens.

Marchers will form up in Cookridge Street by 1030 GMT before going to the memorial.

After the service the civic party will go to the town hall where a salute will take place.

Mr McKenna said: "It is important to remember those who have lost their lives in battle.

"Remembrance Sunday is a time to reflect upon and remember those who have been killed in conflict and the sacrifice they made for us."

Amongst those joining the lord mayor in the parade will be the Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire Dr Ingrid Roscoe, the Honorary Recorder Judge Peter Collier QC and the political group leaders from Leeds City Council.

The Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Patrick Davey will attend a service at Tingley War Memorial, Bradford Road, Tingley, at 1415 GMT and lay a wreath.

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