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  • 30 June 2016 Council to support redevelopment of landmark building in Cultural Quarter

    THE redevelopment of a long-neglected historic building in the heart of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter has been earmarked for council support.

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  • 30 June 2016 Exhibition opens on centenary of Battle of the Somme

    A NEW exhibition that focuses on the Leicestershire Regiment’s experiences in the First World War opens at Leicester’s Newarke Houses Museum on Friday (1 July) – 100 years to the day since the beginning of the Battle of the Somme. 

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  • 29 June 2016 Council’s new electric cars get green light

    LEICESTER City Council has taken delivery of ten new all-electric cars which will soon be put into service across the city.

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  • 28 June 2016 Phiz-whizzing summer reading challenge launched

    A PHIZ-WHIZZING, fantastic, splendiferous summer reading challenge is being launched on Saturday (2 Jul), marking 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl.

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  • 28 June 2016 High Court rejects discrimination claim by Jewish Human Rights Watch

    THE High Court of Justice has today rejected a claim that a resolution passed by Leicester City Council was discriminatory and in breach of the 2010 Equality Act.

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  • 28 June 2016 Survey follows joint congestion-busting scheme

    A scheme to help reduce traffic congestion and boost sustainable travel in and out of Leicester is being launched this week.

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  • 27 June 2016 Cultural Quarter plans to be considered

    AN ambitious action plan to further develop and enhance Leicester’s Cultural Quarter will come under the gaze of a council scrutiny committee.

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  • 24 June 2016 Students showcase green credentials as action plan is launched

    STUDENTS from city schools will be showcasing their green credentials at a celebration event next week.

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  • 24 June 2016 Roadworks in Leicester - 26th June 2016

    New work starting week commencing Sunday, June 26:

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  • 22 June 2016 Rose ceremony at city centre pub

    A CENTURIES-old local tradition will be kept alive when the Lord Mayor of Leicester attends the Damask Rose ceremony at a city centre pub this Friday? (24 June).

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  • 22 June 2016 Weekend events at Abbey Pumping Station

    LEICESTER’S Abbey Pumping Station is hosting two family-friendly events in the coming weeks.

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  • 22 June 2016 Fresh look at plans for Golden Mile revamp

    ARTIST’S impressions have been released showing how Leicester’s Golden Mile could look if a proposed revamp is given the go-ahead.

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  • 21 June 2016 Street Choirs Festival 2016

    LEICESTER will come alive with the sound of music this weekend, with over 30 choirs hitting city streets.

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  • 21 June 2016 Chef of the Year 2016

    PUPILS from four city secondary schools are getting ready to cook up a storm for the Student Chef of the Year competition.

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  • 21 June 2016 Garden has strong roots in the community

    A NEW community garden has been developed in Eyres Monsell to encourage residents to grow their own vegetables, eat more healthily and make new friends.

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  • 21 June 2016 Makeover creates new community parking

    AN area of disused land has been given a dramatic makeover to create much-needed new community parking and to give an old playground a new lease of life.

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  • 21 June 2016 Judge to get Honoured Citizen Award

    A LONG-serving Crown Court judge is being recognised for his work in Leicester by being given an Honoured Citizen Award.

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  • 21 June 2016 Armed Forces Parade takes to city centre

    A PARADE celebrating the work of the UK’s armed forces will take to the streets of Leicester this weekend.

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  • 20 June 2016 Flag to be raised to commemorate armed forces

    A FLAG commemorating the UK’s armed forces will be raised at a public ceremony in Leicester on Tuesday.

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  • 20 June 2016 Leicester gets funding to promote walking

    LEICESTER has been successful in bidding for a share of money to encourage more of its residents to walk to school or work.

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  • 20 June 2016 Museum’s ichthyosaur fossil identified as new species

    A 200-MILLION year old fossil on show at Leicester’s New Walk Museum and Art Gallery has been officially recognised as a whole new species.

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  • 17 June 2016 Glebelands recognised as a 'School of Sanctuary'

    CHILDREN at a Leicester primary school have been helping to welcome refugees and asylum seekers to the city – and now their kindness and understanding is to be recognised.

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  • 17 June 2016 Roadworks in Leicester - 19th June 2016

    New work starting week commencing Sunday, June 19:

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  • 16 June 2016 Women help refurbish rape crisis centre

    WOMEN from the city council’s craft services team have helped to refurbish a rape crisis centre in Leicester.

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  • 15 June 2016 Football fun at Fearless Foxes exhibition this weekend

    LEICESTER’S ‘Fearless Foxes’ exhibition at the city’s New Walk Museum & Art Gallery provides the backdrop for some free football-themed events this weekend.

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  • 14 June 2016 Children's best book to be announced

    CHILDREN at city primary schools have been busy voting for their favourite read as part of an annual scheme to find Leicester's 'best book'.

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  • 13 June 2016 Sale of land at Western Park

    TWO areas of land containing an unusual former open-air school and a pioneering ecologically-friendly house are being made available for sale together.

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  • 13 June 2016 Vintage steam festival

    VINTAGE vehicles, live music and the chance to see the mighty Gimson beam engines in steam are among the attractions that will be on offer at Leicester’s Vintage Festival next weekend.

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  • 13 June 2016 Leicester Primary Care Summit to be held at City Hall

    A SUMMIT bringing together health professionals, patients and decision-makers to examine the future of primary care in Leicester is due to take place at City Hall.

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  • 10 June 2016 Roadworks in Leicester - 12th June 2016

    New work starting week commencing Sunday, June 12:

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  • 10 June 2016 Schools mark royal birthday with special lunch menu

    PRIMARY schools in Leicester will be celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday with a very special lunchtime menu today (Friday 10 June).

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  • 10 June 2016 Community primary school gets ‘good’ Ofsted rating

    PUPILS, teachers, governors and parents at Hazel Community Primary School are celebrating after the school was judged ‘good’ by Ofsted.

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  • 10 June 2016 Changes will make Braunstone Gate greener

    EXPERIMENTAL street changes will be made to Braunstone Gate this weekend to add extra greenery and widen pavements in the area.

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  • 9 June 2016 Work to create over 1,100 new primary places set to begin

    FINAL plans to create over 1,100 new primary school places are set to be approved by Leicester City Council.

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  • 8 June 2016 Reminders for residents near Elton John venue

    PEOPLE living in the streets close to Leicestershire County Cricket Club are reminded that the Fischer County Ground on Grace Road will be hosting an Elton John concert on Saturday (11 June).

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  • 7 June 2016 Apprentice graduation event

    HUNDREDS of apprentices from across the city are being invited to attend a special graduation ceremony at De Montfort Hall.

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  • 6 June 2016 Have your say on neighbourhood services in north east of city

    PEOPLE who live in the north east of the city are being invited to tell the council how they would like to see neighbourhood services run in the future.

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  • 6 June 2016 Fair showcases vegan food and produce

    THE very best in mouth-watering vegan food and other produce will be available at a special event taking place in Leicester Market this weekend. 

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  • 6 June 2016 Jubilee Square hosts garden party fit for a Queen

    HUNDREDS of people are expected to gather in Leicester’s Jubilee Square this weekend to celebrate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen.

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  • 3 June 2016 Roadworks in Leicester - 5th June 2016

    New work starting week commencing Sunday, June 5:

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  • 2 June 2016 Work to start on Marble Street revamp

    A MAJOR revamp of the first of five streets in Leicester’s historic Old Town will begin later this month.

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  • 2 June 2016 Belvoir Street improvement work set to begin

    WORK on a £1.3milllion revamp of a busy city centre street is due to begin next week.

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  • 2 June 2016 New lease of life for Haymarket Theatre

    LEICESTER’S former Haymarket Theatre could re-open as a space for live performance by spring 2017. 

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  • 1 June 2016 Museum ready to tell story of City's fairytale season

    THE STORY of Leicester City’s fairytale season will be told in a major exhibition at Leicester’s New Walk Museum & Art Gallery this summer.

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  • 1 June 2016 Bands in the parks 2016

    MUSIC will fill the air at city parks this summer, as part of a popular annual event.

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