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  • 31 October 2016 Deadline extended to nominate sport heroes

    THE deadline has been extended to nominate local sports stars and dedicated volunteers who help make Leicester’s sports clubs tick.

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  • 28 October 2016 Local green schemes bag share of funding pot

    A PROJECT that will help attract wildlife to an island in the middle of a lake in Leicester’s Braunstone Park is to receive at least £8,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

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  • 28 October 2016 Awards for green-fingered city volunteers

    HORTICULTURAL and environmental volunteers who have helped their neighbourhoods to blossom have won range of awards for their efforts.

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  • 28 October 2016 Youngsters invited to explore 'green' careers at conference

    STUDENTS from local schools and colleges will be finding out about opportunities in the growing field of environmental and sustainable careers at a special conference.

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  • 28 October 2016 Roadworks in Leicester - 30th October 2016

    New work starting week commencing Sunday, October 30:

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  • 28 October 2016 Deadline approaches for online early tickets for Bonfire Night

    THE deadline is fast approaching for people wanting to purchase early bird tickets online for this year’s Bonfire Night celebrations at Abbey Park.

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  • 27 October 2016 Fast food operator banned after string of offences

    THE operator of a fast food outlet has been banned from running any food business after being convicted of 14 food hygiene offences.

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  • 27 October 2016 Annual action plan showcase city’s heritage work

    A 17th century thatched cottage in Humberstone has been made safe for the next thirty years as part of a citywide heritage action plan.

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  • 27 October 2016 Report reveals equality in city council’s workforce

    THE workforce of Leicester City Council compares well to other cities in reflecting the diversity and ethnic makeup of the city itself, a new report shows. 

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  • 27 October 2016 Deadline for secondary school admissions

    THE deadline is looming for families to submit their applications for secondary school places in Leicester.

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  • 27 October 2016 Diwali ends with day of celebrations

    LEICESTER’S world-famous Diwali celebrations will come to a close on Sunday (30 October) with events, entertainment and a colourful firework display.

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  • 26 October 2016 More schools rated good or outstanding

    THERE has been a significant increase in the number of Leicester schools rated good or outstanding, according to the latest figures.

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  • 26 October 2016 Traffic warning over weekend protest

    PEOPLE coming into Leicester this Saturday are being warned to expect traffic delays and parking disruption due to a planned protest march taking place in the city centre. 

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  • 25 October 2016 Council moves to make buildings more dementia-friendly

    THE city council is planning to allocate £250,000 from its capital budget to help make its buildings more dementia-friendly.

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  • 25 October 2016 Next stage of A50 cycle route work takes place

    THE second phase of the project to create new cycle ways along the route of the A50 has begun.

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  • 25 October 2016 Time running out to nominate sporting heroes

    PEOPLE have just one week left to nominate local sports stars and dedicated volunteers who help make Leicester’s sports clubs tick.

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  • 25 October 2016 Programme of Diwali events continues

    A COLOURFUL two-week programme of Diwali events continues this week in venues across Leicester.

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  • 25 October 2016 New graduates join the city council

    TWENTY-FOUR new graduates have joined Leicester City Council, bringing with them fresh ideas, new perspective and innovation.

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  • 24 October 2016 Views sought on new powers to tackle ‘legal highs’

    PEOPLE in Leicester are being asked if they would support the introduction of new powers for the police to help tackle the use of so-called legal highs.

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  • 21 October 2016 Roadworks in Leicester - 23rd October 2016

    New work starting week commencing Sunday, October 23:

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  • 20 October 2016 Fearless Foxes exhibition gets ready for 100,000th visitor

    A RECORD-BREAKING exhibition that tells the story of Leicester City’s Premier League-winning season is set to welcome its 100,000th visitor this weekend – just before it comes to the end of its run.

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  • 20 October 2016 Jain Centre opens its door for Diwali exhibition

    ONE of Leicester’s most spectacular religious buildings will be opening its doors to visitors for an exhibition and series of guided tours as part of the city’s Diwali celebrations. 

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  • 20 October 2016 More support to revamp shopping streets across the city

    MORE support to help independent retailers improve their properties, and help spruce up key shopping areas, has been announced by the city council

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  • 20 October 2016 Council granted injunction in planning case

    LEICESTER City Council has been granted an injunction forcing the owners of a house in the city to comply with planning laws.

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  • 19 October 2016 Weekend of events for Diwali

    DIWALI-themed musical events, theatrical stage shows and a city centre extravaganza will be among the celebrations taking place in Leicester this weekend.

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  • 19 October 2016 New 20mph zone for streets near Saffron Lane

    TRAFFIC calming measures and a 20mph zone are to be brought in on a number of residential streets east of Saffron Lane.

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  • 18 October 2016 Two new 20mph zones approved

    TWO new 20mph zones have been approved for residential streets in the city.

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  • 18 October 2016 Work taking place to install new 20mph zone

    A NEW 20mph zone is being installed in streets surrounding a city primary school.

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  • 18 October 2016 Have a say on council bid to control ‘to let’ boards

    FORMAL controls over the display of ‘to let’ boards in areas of Leicester could be introduced if a city council bid to Government is successful.

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  • 17 October 2016 Eyres Monsell gets set for growing success

    FREE recipe cards and bags of fresh vegetables will be on offer to people in Eyres Monsell later this week, as part of an event to show people how easy it is to ‘grow it, cook it and eat it’.

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  • 17 October 2016 Leicester Marathon takes to city streets

    THOUSANDS of runners will take to the city's streets to raise money for charity this weekend in the annual Leicester Marathon.

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  • 17 October 2016 Thousands watch Diwali Lights switch on event

    AROUND 30,000 people packed onto Leicester’s Golden Mile last night to watch the switch on ceremony for the city’s Diwali lights.

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  • 17 October 2016 Council considers charging for bulky and DIY waste services

    VIEWS are being sought on Leicester City Council proposals to introduce charges for bulky waste collections and the disposal of household DIY waste.

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  • 14 October 2016 Dramatic exhibition tells history of Leicester’s Diwali

    A STUNNING new exhibition telling the story of Diwali in Leicester is set to open its doors to visitors this weekend.

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  • 14 October 2016 Connecting Leicester scheme wins national award

    LEICESTER has won a prestigious national award for its Connecting Leicester scheme.

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  • 14 October 2016 Roadworks in Leicester - 16th October 2016

    New work starting week commencing Sunday, October 16:

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  • 14 October 2016 City’s carbon emissions continue to fall

    LEICESTER is well on its way to meeting ambitious carbon reduction targets according to the latest annual figures for the city and council.

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  • 14 October 2016 Leicester lays on the ‘hygge’ for Copenhagen fans

    FANS arriving from Denmark for Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League match between Leicester City and FC Copenhagen can look forward to a warm welcome.

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  • 13 October 2016 Diwali festival set to get underway

    LEICESTER’S world-famous Diwali celebrations are due to bring a spectacular two-week fanfare of light, colour and festivities to venues across the city from this weekend.

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  • 13 October 2016 St George’s churchyard revamp plans move forward

    REVISED council plans for a major revamp of St George’s Churchyard – at the heart of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter – will be presented to scrutiny.

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  • 12 October 2016 Traffic and travel advice for Diwali celebrations

    PEOPLE traveling in Leicester this weekend are reminded that the city’s Diwali celebrations will be taking place on the Golden Mile in Belgrave.

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  • 12 October 2016 Final phase of BSF programme to start next year

    THE FINAL phase of a £350m programme to improve all of Leicester’s secondary and special schools is to get under way early next year.         

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  • 12 October 2016 Christmas switch-on starts weekend of festive events

    THE COUNTDOWN to Christmas begins next month with the switch-on of Leicester’s traditional Christmas lights.

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  • 12 October 2016 Follow the Gimson trail on social cycle ride

    A FASCINATING look at the life of Ernest Gimson forms the basis of a social cycle ride this weekend.

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  • 12 October 2016 Resurfacing work due on Saffron Lane

    A SCHEME to resurface a section of Saffron Lane will take place during the schools’ half-term holidays.

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  • 11 October 2016 Section of Evington Road to close for power cable works

    A SECTION of Evington Road will close to traffic over the school half-term holidays while a power distribution company installs new underground cables.

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  • 11 October 2016 Stunning programme of events for Diwali

    THIS year’s Diwali celebrations in Leicester are set to be among the best ever thanks to a spectacular two-week programme of festivities and events.

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  • 11 October 2016 Half-term fun at city's parks and museums

    LEICESTER’S parks and museums are the place to go for a fun day out this half-term.

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  • 10 October 2016 Week of advice to help prepare for emergencies

    ADVICE for residents, businesses and groups on how they can make sure they are ready to react to emergencies is being made available as part of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Prepared Week.

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  • 10 October 2016 Dentists get new ‘quality mark’ for backing oral health campaign

    DENTISTS who are working closely with the city council to improve oral health in Leicester are being accredited with a new ‘quality mark’ of excellence.

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  • 10 October 2016 New bus gate and 20mph zones for city centre

    A NEW ‘bus gate’ and 20mph zone are planned for a city centre street to tackle congestion caused by the number of unauthorised vehicles using it.

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