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  • 31 July 2017 Former Greyfriars buildings to be sold to Diocese of Leicester

    A FORMER office building owned by the city council is set to be sold to the Diocese of Leicester.

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  • 31 July 2017 Road closures and bus changes during Caribbean Carnival (5th August 2017)

    PEOPLE are being reminded that there will be a number of road closures and changes to bus stops this Saturday (Aug 5), as the Caribbean Carnival takes to the streets.

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  • 31 July 2017 Crackdown on dangerous parking to begin

    DRIVERS who park so dangerously that they cause a hazard to other road users and pedestrians are being targeted in a road safety crackdown by Leicester City Council.

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  • 31 July 2017 £470,000 highways improvements completed

    MORE than 22,000 square metres of carriageway in the city has been successfully replaced and upgraded as part of a £470,000 highway maintenance programme.

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  • 31 July 2017 Consultation on the way advice is provided in city

    CHANGES are being proposed to the way social welfare advice is provided in Leicester.

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  • 28 July 2017 Road safety scheme will tackle speeding on section of Welford Road

    A SCHEME to improve road safety on one of Leicester’s busiest routes is due to take place over the school holidays.

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  • 28 July 2017 Roadworks in Leicester - 30th July 2017

    New works starting this week (w/c Sunday 30 July):

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  • 27 July 2017 Countdown begins to City Festival

    LEICESTER’S City Festival is back – and this year, there’s even more free fun and entertainment to look forward to.

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  • 26 July 2017 Government’s air quality plans don’t go far enough, say council leaders

    PLANS by the Government to improve air quality ‘risk displacing the problem rather than solving it’, according to a letter written to Michael Gove and signed by political leaders from local councils up and down the country.

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  • 26 July 2017 Consultation to begin on Local Plan

    PEOPLE are being given a chance to have their say on how planning and development takes place across Leicester over the coming decade.

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  • 26 July 2017 Free family fun day for budding young detectives

    BUDDING young detectives and mystery-solvers can put their skills to the test at a free family fun day next week.

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  • 25 July 2017 Time to play in Town Hall Square

    YOUNG visitors to the city centre can celebrate National Playday next week by taking part in a day of free – and fun – activities.

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  • 21 July 2017 Roadworks in Leicester - 23rd July 2017

    New works starting this week (w/c Sunday 23 July):

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  • 21 July 2017 Residents to be consulted on Evington Village 20mph scheme

    RESIDENTS in Evington Village will be asked whether they want to see a 20mph zone and traffic calming measures introduced in the area.

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  • 20 July 2017 Summer food scheme launched in city

    MORE than 15,000 free meals are being handed out over the next six weeks to children and young people at play schemes, adventure playgrounds and youth centres across Leicester.

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  • 20 July 2017 National Lottery boost for two Leicester swimming pools

    LEICESTER City Council has been named as a partner in a major Sport England-backed pilot programme to get more people swimming.

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  • 20 July 2017 Plans for major revamp of Belgrave Gate revealed

    A STRETCH of road linking Leicester’s Golden Mile to the city centre is set to be transformed under proposals announced by City Mayor Peter Soulsby.

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  • 18 July 2017 Youth festival launches summer of activities for young people

    LIVE performance, music, games and zorb football will form part of a city centre Youth Pod Festival this weekend.

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  • 14 July 2017 Road surface dressing programme to begin

    A SUMMER programme of surface dressing on road surfaces across the city’s estates is due to begin next week.

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  • 14 July 2017 New exhibition inspires family-friendly workshops

    A PROGRAMME of family-friendly workshops inspired by New Walk Museum’s major new summer exhibition gets under way next week.

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  • 14 July 2017 Roadworks in Leicester - 16th July 2017

    New works starting this week (w/c Sunday 16 July):

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  • 13 July 2017 Indian art and Egyptian events come to New Walk Museum this weekend

    ART inspired by Indian music and celebrations of the ancient Egyptian New Year will both be on offer at New Walk Museum this weekend.

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  • 12 July 2017 Orchestra to turn city centre spaces into musical squares

    THE UNMISTAKEABLE sound of a live orchestra will fill Leicester city centre later this week, with two performances that are set to be a treat for music lovers.

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  • 12 July 2017 Tree works to be carried out in De Montfort Hall Gardens

    DOZENS of overgrown shrubs and trees in the grounds of De Montfort Hall are to be pruned or removed in a bid to restore the gardens to their original early 20th century glory.

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  • 12 July 2017 Resurfacing work to begin on New Parks Way

    A SECTION of Leicester’s outer ring road is due to be closed for a week from this weekend in order for resurfacing roadworks to be carried out. 

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  • 11 July 2017 Council recalls sippy cups following parent’s concern

    LEICESTER City Council is voluntarily recalling around 3,000 infant drinking cups as a precaution due to concern about loose spouts.

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  • 11 July 2017 Winners of Open art exhibition announced

    A PANEL of judges have been assessing the paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, sculptures and craft that feature in this year’s Open art exhibition in Leicester – and the winners have now been announced.

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  • 11 July 2017 Works set to restore mill’s historic façade

    THE FAÇADE of a former textile mill in Leicester’s historic heart is to be fully restored, thanks to a grant from the Greyfriars Townscape Heritage Initiative.

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  • 10 July 2017 Talk focuses on cathedral's peregrine falcons

    LEICESTER’S resident peregrine falcons will be the subject of a talk at Leicester’s Guildhall this weekend.

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  • 7 July 2017 Roadworks in Leicester - 9th July 2017

    New works starting this week (w/c Sunday 9 July):

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  • 7 July 2017 Official opening for Leicester’s new cycle circuit

    A NEW purpose-built circuit for cycling in the city will be officially opened next week, by Great Britain Cycling Team rider Katy Marchant.

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  • 6 July 2017 Community fun day in Thurnby Lodge

    A COMMUNITY fun day is taking place in Thurnby Lodge this weekend.

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  • 6 July 2017 New staircase and lift improve access at museum

    WORKS to transform the entrance to Leicester’s New Walk Museum have been completed, with a brand new lift and a stunning spiral staircase ready to take visitors to the first floor galleries from Saturday (8 July).

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  • 6 July 2017 Festival of archaeology set to bring city's past to life

    A NATIONWIDE festival of archaeology gets under way this month, with dozens of events taking place across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland that will help bring the region’s past to life.

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  • 5 July 2017 Health Secretary urged to halt 'flawed' plans to close Glenfield heart unit

    COUNCILLORS from Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have expressed their ‘deep concerns’ about the consultation into plans to close the congenital heart disease unit at Glenfield Hospital.

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  • 5 July 2017 Splendours of India come to New Walk Museum

    SOME of the finest South Asian treasures from the Royal Collection will go on display at Leicester’s New Walk Museum & Art Gallery from Saturday (8 July).

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  • 5 July 2017 Paige unveils city’s latest outdoor gym

    A NEW outdoor gym in Eyres Monsell is being officially unveiled by boxer Paige Murney.

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  • 5 July 2017 Mental health campaign launched at city pub

    A CAMPAIGN aimed at getting people to talk openly about mental health is being launched – in a pub.

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  • 5 July 2017 Schoolchildren show off their cycling skills with mass schools’ bike ride

    AROUND 350 schoolchildren from 11 schools will take part in a mass bike ride into the city later this week.

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  • 4 July 2017 Have a say on future of Leicester’s smoke control area

    PEOPLE are being asked for their views on city council plans to re-declare Leicester’s smoke control area.

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  • 3 July 2017 Motorists reminded of overnight M1 northbound closure

    MOTORISTS are being reminded that a section of the northbound M1 will be closed for one night this week for essential maintenance.

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  • 3 July 2017 New defibrillator installed at heart-friendly city park

    A NEW defibrillator is being installed at Abbey Park as part of the city council’s commitment to create heart-friendly parks.

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