Outgoing Mayor of the City of Peterborough, Cllr Steven Lane has been thanked and congratulated at a ceremony. As with all municipal offices, Mayor Lane was honoured with his ‘former Mayor’ badge as was outgoing Mayoress, his wife Mrs Margaret Lane, outgoing Deputy Mayor Cllr Mohammed Jamil and his wife, outgoing Deputy Mayoress, Mrs Sughra Jamil.
Frustrations over the council's multi-million pound energy mistakes were on show again on an important and busy night in the town hall Liverpool Town Hall has seen some fiery nights of late and tensions were on show once again at the city council's Annual General Meeting this evening.
Installation of new figurehead masks bitter gulf between political parties on Hull City Council The installation of Hull's new Lord Mayor is one of the highlights of the city's civic calendar. However, the traditional dose of polite pomp and ceremony at the Guildhall tomorrow (Thursday) will mask simmering tensions between the two main political groups, which surfaced again last week when Councillor Christine Randall was elected as the 109th incumbent in the role.
Year 13 and 14 girls in St Cecilia’s College held a fashion show on Friday to showcase the garments they designed and made themselves. The girls participated in a joint project with the Fashion and Textile Design Centre (FTDC), funded by the North West Learning Fund, through The Community Foundation NI.
Councillor Doug Rathbone selected as Kendal's mayor for second year A MAYOR has spoken of his excitement at being able to shine a light on the people who make his town ‘such a great place’ for another year. Councillor Doug Rathbone was selected as Kendal’s mayor for a second year at Kendal Town Hall on Thursday.
Grenfell Inquiry: Sadiq Khan’s chief of staff reveals ‘concern’ about response a day after deadly blaze
The Mayor of London’s chief of staff said he left a ministerial meeting the day after the Grenfell Tower fire feeling “unhappiness and concern” about the response to the blaze. David Bellamy said he and colleagues believed at the time that the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) council was “failing” and “something needed to be done” about it.
David Bellamy was giving evidence to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. The Mayor of London’s chief of staff said he left a ministerial meeting the day after the Grenfell Tower fire feeling “unhappiness and concern” about the response to the blaze. David Bellamy said he and colleagues believed at the time that the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) council was “failing” and “something needed to be done” about it.
‘Having city status will grow our economy and give us a bigger voice’ says Doncaster mayor Ros Jones
Mayor Ros Jones has said securing city status for Doncaster will grow the economy similar to other former towns who were granted the honour. Doncaster was chosen along with seven other towns for city status as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Despite the accolade not bringing any further investment or special dispensation in the short term, city status is seen as a big boost to prestige and other areas awarded the honour have seen an increase in economic growth over a certain period of time.
Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, is officially opening the University of Liverpool’s Digital Innovation Facility (DIF) today (May 23). DIF is a £12.7m Centre of Excellence in emerging digital technologies. Mayor Rotheram will be joined by tech entrepreneur and visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool, Sir Robin Saxby for the event.
Damaging thunderstorms erupted across northern France Friday, May 20, 2022, producing three confirmed tornadoes in Germany. This weather caused major damage to multiple cities and towns and was responsible at least one death, impassable roads and disruptions to railway travel. "Forty-three people were injured in Paderborn, Germany, as a particularly dangerous tornado tore across the city's downtown area on Friday afternoon, 13 of them seriously," Mayor Michael Dreier of Paderborn said.
The man who led Derry into becoming a record-breaking city and who has raised huge amounts for charities over the years has been recognised for his achievements. Local businessman Martin Mullan has been to the fore of numerous major charity initiatives and has been instrumental in raising the profile of local charities and organisations.
NYC Mayor Adams promises NYCHA won’t be ‘broken’ after his first term, opens door to boosting housing budget
Mayor Adams promised Friday that the city’s long-embattled public housing system won’t be in a “broken” state after his first four years in office, setting a high bar for himself on an issue that he has been accused of not focusing enough on.
Mayor Adams’ security detail whisked him away from an informal press gaggle on a Brooklyn sidewalk Friday after someone threw a can of protein drink at him that ended up hitting one of his bodyguards, police officials said. The blue Nutrament can was hurled from a NYCHA building on Taylor Street in Williamsburg as Adams stood in front of it speaking with a handful of reporters following a public housing-related press conference.
Councillor Adam Manning has been invested as the new Mayor of Eastleigh at last night’s Mayor Making Ceremony (May 19). Cllr Manning represents Hamble and Netley ward and was first elected to the Borough Council in 2018 as well as becoming a Councillor on Hound Parish Council in the same year.
The Yorkshire Vet, Julian Norton unveils a statue to commemorate 'Gerald' the cat who lived at York Minster
The town crier was shouting his head off and ringing his bell loudly. “Oh, yay. Oh yay!” he bellowed as the gong clanged. This was the signal for Mr Mayor and me to emerge from the little church to join the assembled group of cat fans.
A LONG-AWAITED celebration of the 50th anniversary of Barnsley’s twinning partnership with Germany’s Schwabisch Gmund will take place later this month. Last June the two towns were due to celebrate the anniversary, but due to Covid this was put back. However, on May 27 a weekend of celebrations will take place as representatives from Schwabisch Gmund head to Barnsley.
Council's top team under the spotlight over energy crisis A call was made for the Mayor of Liverpool and her cabinet to have their pay decreased over performance. Steve Radford, leader of the Liberal Party group at the Town Hall, and members of the newly-formed Liverpool Community Independents group have questioned the value of the allowances being spent on paying Liverpool Council’s executive team in the midst of its energy contract debacle.
The new Mayor of MK – the 50th mayor the city has seen, has this week been announced. Conservative councillor Amanda Marlow officially took office at MK Councils annual general meeting last night (Wednesday). She will be the 50th Milton Keynes mayor and the first female mayor in the borough since 2012.
Hertsmere Borough Council has welcomed a new mayor and deputy mayor this week. Cllr John Graham takes over the mayoral chains, stepping up from to deputy mayor to replace councillor Anne Swerling. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as deputy mayor and am excited to be taking on this next venture.
Yesterday (18/5), Cllr Amanda Marlow officially took office, succeeding outgoing Mayor Mohammed Khan. Cllr Amanda Marlow is the new Mayor of Milton Keynes for 2022-23, becoming the 50th person to take the office, and the first female mayor since 2012. She was first elected to Milton Keynes Council in 2019, representing the Loughton and Shenley ward.