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  • 19 September 2018 Trio of schools awarded Green Flags

    CHILDREN at three Leicester primary schools are celebrating their success in an internationally-recognised environmental award scheme.

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  • 18 September 2018 £400k to be invested in local repairs and community improvements

    A £400,000 PROGRAMME of neighbourhood improvement works has been approved as part of the next of Leicester City Council’s local environmental works.

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  • 18 September 2018 Work due to begin on improving two major city junctions

    TWO major city junctions are to be improved as part of a £5 million traffic scheme beginning next month.

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  • 18 September 2018 Work starts on improved walkway to Leicester Market

    A SCHEME that will replace the dingy alleyway between Horsefair Street and Leicester Market with a welcoming new walkway gets under way tomorrow (Wednesday).

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  • 18 September 2018 Black History Month events announced

    Black History Month takes place in October. In Leicester, this year’s events explore the ideas of representation and free speech with the theme Seen and Not Heard: Black Women.

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  • 17 September 2018 ‘Raucous Races’ event celebrates park’s Victorian past

    PEOPLE can step back in time at a Victorian-themed family fun day on Victoria Park this weekend.

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  • 13 September 2018 Free zumba classes move to Friday lunchtimes

    LEICESTER Market’s free Friday zumba classes are moving to lunchtimes so that more people can join in.

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  • 12 September 2018 Second weekend of Heritage Open Day events

    HISTORIC sites and buildings across the city are opening their doors to visitors for the second weekend of Heritage Open Days.

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  • 12 September 2018 Retailers pass under-age knife sales test

    A POLICE-LED operation to test whether retailers in Leicester would sell knives to under-age customers has had encouraging results, with all the businesses tested refusing to sell a knife to the young volunteers.

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  • 12 September 2018 Resurfacing work to take place at busy junction

    PART of a busy road junction is due to be closed to traffic this weekend to allow for resurfacing work to take place.

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  • 12 September 2018 Council unveils ‘joined-up’ approach to lifestyle services

    THE city council is reorganising the services it provides for people who need help to quit smoking, eat more healthily or increase their physical activity.

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  • 12 September 2018 Work on Vaughan Way supercrossing nears completion

    WORK on a new ‘supercrossing’ spanning Vaughan Way to connect the city centre to the new multimillion pound Waterside developments is nearing completion.

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  • 12 September 2018 Traffic disruption on Anstey Lane for Severn Trent Water mains works

    DRIVERS are being warned of traffic disruption ahead of essential works by Severn Trent Water on Anstey Lane.

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  • 11 September 2018 Record numbers of youngsters fed at city's summer holiday clubs

    OVER 30,000 free lunches were given to children in Leicester this summer as part of a scheme to help beat holiday hunger.

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  • 11 September 2018 Essential repairs planned to Turret Gateway

    THE cobbled street under a historical city landmark will be closed temporarily next week, to make way for essential repairs.

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  • 11 September 2018 Coffee morning to raise funds for Laura Centre

    LEICESTER’S Lady Mayoress is inviting people to join her at the Town Hall on Saturday (15 September) for a coffee morning that will help raise funds for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.

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  • 5 September 2018 Rolling road closures for weekend’s 10k race

    HUNDREDS of runners are getting ready to put their best foot forward this weekend for the Asda Foundation Leicester 10k run.

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  • 5 September 2018 Centre marks Recovery Week with open day

    LEICESTER’S drug and alcohol recovery centre is holding an open day to help mark Recovery Week.

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  • 5 September 2018 City to host England Fanzone for Three Lions' visit

    LEICESTER is set for a football fiesta on and off the pitch next week when the city hosts England v Switzerland at the King Power stadium.

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  • 5 September 2018 Two weekends of events shining spotlight on city’s heritage

    DOZENS of historic sites across Leicester will be opening their doors to the public over the next two weekends for a programme of Heritage Open Days.

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  • 4 September 2018 Open invitation for local artists to showcase talents

    THE SEARCH is on to find the paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, sculptures and craft that will feature in this year’s Open art exhibition in Leicester.

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  • 3 September 2018 Free events to mark launch of Leicester Georgian interest group

    A LEADING international expert on eighteenth-century urban history will give a free public lecture to help launch a new Georgian interest group in the city.

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  • 31 August 2018 Leicester Pride takes to city’s streets

    DRIVERS are being warned of possible disruption this weekend as Leicester’s biggest event celebrating the LGBT community takes to the streets.

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  • 31 August 2018 Last chance to view historic Wolsey angels in Leicester

    THIS weekend will be the last chance to view the historic Wolsey Angels at Leicester’s New Walk Museum and Art Gallery.

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  • 30 August 2018 Traffic and bus routes affected in next phase of Vaughan Way works

    PART of Leicester’s busy inner ring road will be closed overnight to traffic from next week while major resurfacing works take place.

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  • 30 August 2018 Last chance to see Egyptian gallery before major revamp

    THE EGYPTIAN Gallery at Leicester’s New Walk Museum will close this weekend – but it won’t be long before two brand new galleries dedicated to Ancient Egypt open at the city council’s flagship museum.

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  • 24 August 2018 Over £1m of Right To Buy cash to support purchase of new affordable homes

    PLANS to use over £1milllion of Right To Buy cash to help provide more affordable homes for rent have been announced by Leicester City Council.

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  • 24 August 2018 Over £500,000 to be invested in bridge maintenance works across city

    A CITYWIDE programme of road bridge maintenance work gets underway next week in Leicester.

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  • 23 August 2018 Hunt for treasure at city parks

    FAMILIES can take part in a virtual treasure hunt at city parks over the summer – with the chance to win some very real prizes!

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  • 23 August 2018 Vegan treats and zumba at Leicester Market

    THERE’S lots going on at Leicester Market tomorrow (Friday 24 August), with a live cookery demonstration at 12.30pm and a free zumba class at 5.15pm.

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  • 22 August 2018 New artwork to welcome visitors to St George’s Cultural Quarter

    A SPECIALLY commissioned artwork is welcoming visitors to the St George’s Cultural Quarter in Leicester’s city centre.

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  • 22 August 2018 Improved parking areas and laybys for communities across the city

    A PROGRAMME of installing new parking areas and laybys in residential areas across Leicester gets underway from the end of this month.

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  • 22 August 2018 Record numbers feel the force at New Walk Museum

    A STUNNING exhibition that showcases one of the UK’s finest and most complete collections of original Star Wars toys has attracted more visitors in its first month than Fearless Foxes in 2016.

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  • 22 August 2018 Fun continues in City Festival

    THE fun-packed programme of events for this year’s City Festival continues to bring the heart of Leicester to life this week.

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  • 21 August 2018 Storytelling and mischief on offer as part of the City Festival

    STORYTELLING and mischief will be on offer on Jubilee Square tomorrow (22 Aug) as part of the City Festival.

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  • 21 August 2018 Two community buildings to be run by local groups

    TWO of the city’s community buildings are being handed over to local groups for them to run.

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  • 21 August 2018 River Monster project is set to launch

    A RIVER ‘monster’ made out of discarded plastic will be launching onto the River Soar later this week.

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  • 20 August 2018 Workshop will highlight mental health benefits of park activities

    PEOPLE can find out about the benefits of getting involved in outdoor activities on Leicester’s parks at a one-day workshop.

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  • 17 August 2018 Join the jury to solve the Green Bicycle Mystery

    ONE of Leicestershire’s most enduring mysteries will be revisited this weekend, with re-enactments, presentations and a rare visit to the city’s original courtroom at Leicester Castle.

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  • 16 August 2018 Heritage award for staff and volunteers at city council

    A TEAM of museum volunteers which has salvaged and archived tens of thousands of vintage photographs of Leicester has been recognised with a heritage award.

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  • 15 August 2018 Build-up begins to City Festival

    THE countdown is underway for the return of Leicester’s City Festival.

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  • 13 August 2018 Free family fun day for mischief makers everywhere

    MISCHIEF-MAKERS of all ages can join in with an action-packed family funday at Curve this week.

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  • 13 August 2018 Exam results advice service opens its doors

    YOUNGSTERS who are getting exam results over the coming weeks will be able to get expert careers and training advice on the way forward. Connexions Leicester City is offering a helping hand to the thousands of local teenagers getting either A Level results on Thursday, August 16, or GCSE results on Thursday, August 23.

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  • 9 August 2018 Asbestos find halts plans for Christmas market

    CONTRACTORS working at Leicester’s Corn Exchange have removed asbestos from the rear of the building, after it was discovered during construction work earlier this summer.

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  • 9 August 2018 Prepare for road closures as action-packed cycling weekend comes to Leicester

    AN ACTION-PACKED festival of cycling is coming to Leicester this weekend, with events including an exciting elite race, the chance to meet professional cyclists and a mass-participation bike ride on traffic-free streets. And it’s all free!

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  • 9 August 2018 Activities help families to get up and go this summer

    THERE’S still time for children and young people in Leicester to get moving this summer, thanks to a programme of free activities at the city’s 12 children’s centres.

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  • 8 August 2018 New sculpture celebrates park's agricultural past

    A LIFE-SIZE sculpture of a medieval farmer with his ox and plough has been installed in a Leicester park in a tribute to the land’s agricultural past.

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  • 7 August 2018 River Monster project will create art out of litter

    AN INNOVATIVE project to create a floating sculpture out of litter thrown into rivers is getting under way in Leicester.

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  • 7 August 2018 Lots to do in Leicester this summer

    WITH more than three weeks of the long school summer holidays to go – families in Leicester are being reminded there’s a huge range of activities on offer on their doorstep.

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  • 7 August 2018 Zumba to add zip to Friday nights at Leicester Market

    YOU don’t need to know your merengue from your mambo, or your samba from your salsa – but a sense of rhythm might help you get the most out of Leicester Market’s new Friday night zumba classes.

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  • 7 August 2018 New look revealed for sexual health services

    THE winning design has been revealed in a competition to help transform the new base for Leicester’s sexual health services.

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