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  • 31 May 2018 Council earns £600,000 from business-boosting loan

    A LOAN of £4m made from the city council’s Leicester City Investment Fund to a private developer has earned the council £600,000 in interest and helped to secure 250 jobs in the city.

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  • 31 May 2018 Smart new look for Saffron Lane shutters

    SHOPS on Leicester’s Saffron Lane are getting a smart new night-time look, thanks to a city council scheme that’s helping to improve the appearance of neighbourhood shopping areas.

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  • 31 May 2018 Free books on offer to mark National Bookstart Week

    YOUNG children and their families who attend any of the city council’s Toddler Time reading events next week will get a free book to mark National Bookstart Week.

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  • 31 May 2018 Crowdfunding leads to new minibus for city equestrian venture

    AN INNOVATIVE project that gives inner-city children the chance to ride horses has been able to buy a minibus thanks to the city council’s CrowdFund Leicester initiative.

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  • 30 May 2018 Council pilots new kerbside collection for small electrical goods

    AROUND 2,000 Leicester homes are helping to trial a new service to recycle unwanted small electrical items and batteries at the kerbside.

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  • 30 May 2018 Bands bring music to city's parks

    MUSIC will fill the air in Leicester’s parks this summer as the city council's annual Bands in the Parks season gets under way.

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  • 30 May 2018 Music takes centre stage at Riverside Festival

    THE cream of local and regional bands are set to take to the stage this weekend at the 21st annual Riverside Festival in Leicester.

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  • 25 May 2018 Bede Park’s giant slide back in use after repairs

    BEDE Park’s landmark giant slide has reopened to the public, after decay in the wooden frame forced its closure for over 18 months.

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  • 25 May 2018 Museums go to town for half-term

    A POP-UP museum at Leicester’s Highcross shopping centre next week will give people the chance to examine artefacts from Egypt, see memorabilia from the First World War and maybe even shake Darth Vader’s hand.

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  • 24 May 2018 Free family event rounds off Walk Leicester festival

    FAMILIES can take part in a fun, free event at Abbey Park this half-term as part of the city’s Walk Leicester festival.

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  • 23 May 2018 Figures show big improvements in Leicester’s air quality

    AIR pollution in Leicester is at its lowest recorded levels in ten years, according to the latest figures released by the city council.

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  • 22 May 2018 Heritage panels set to brighten up bus station

    VIEWS of Leicester from a bygone age are set to brighten up the walls of Leicester’s Haymarket bus station this summer.

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