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  • 11 December 2018 Government confirms £10m grant for Ashton Green

    A GOVERNMENT grant of £10million is to fund new roads that will help unlock further development at Leicester City Council’s Ashton Green housing site.

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  • 11 December 2018 Ravensbridge Drive junction reopens for Christmas period

    A BUSY junction which has been closed to traffic for six weeks for major improvements has reopened to traffic. The junction of Ravensbridge Drive and the A6 St Margaret’s Way reopened in both directions to traffic today (Tuesday, December 11).

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  • 11 December 2018 Investment to be approved for two Leicester museums

    LEICESTER City Council is due to approve investing a total of more than £2.8million on projects to improve and develop two landmark museum buildings.

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  • 10 December 2018 Waste collection changes over Christmas period

    LEICESTER City Council will be making changes to regular waste and recycling collection days due to the Christmas bank holidays.

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  • 10 December 2018 Water main burst delays Ravensbridge Drive reopening

    A MAJOR water main burst has delayed plans to reopen a busy road junction in Leicester.

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  • 7 December 2018 Ravensbridge Drive junction to reopen over Christmas period

    A BUSY junction which has been closed to traffic for six weeks for major improvements will reopen to traffic next week.

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  • 6 December 2018 Santa gets ready to swap Lapland for Leicester

    SANTA will be swapping Lapland for Leicester this Christmas – and he’s about to move into his cosy new home in the city centre.

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  • 5 December 2018 Council agrees terms to transfer site for Little Theatre’s expansion plans

    A PROJECT to extend the Leicester theatre where a young Richard Attenborough first trod the boards is being backed by Leicester City Council.

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  • 5 December 2018 Season’s Eatings – ‘tis the season to be safe

    AS Christmas presents go, a dose of food poisoning is unlikely to be on anyone’s wish list.

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  • 3 December 2018 Chance to grab a crafty Christmas gift at city’s art market

    ARTISTS and crafters are being invited to take part in a festive art fair later this month.

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  • 3 December 2018 Leicester's Christmas ice rink all set for Thursday's opening

    IT’S taken contractors Icescape three days and 65,000 litres of water to create the thick layers of ice for Leicester’s Christmas ice rink, but the popular city centre attraction is now ready to open to the public.

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  • 30 November 2018 City council aims to buy properties to create more affordable homes

    THE city council aims to make more affordable homes available in the city by purchasing around 50 properties to let to families on its housing register.

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  • 30 November 2018 Shop locally at Leicester Market for Small Business Saturday

    SHOPPERS are being encouraged to buy locally this weekend for Small Business Saturday (1 December) – with traders at Leicester Market on hand to supply a variety of locally-sourced produce.

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  • 30 November 2018 Chance to win swimming lessons for a year with Swim Leicester

    CHILDREN who sign up for swimming lessons with the city council over the next three months will be entered into a prize draw that will result in one lucky youngster getting all of their lessons paid for, for a whole year.

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  • 29 November 2018 Experts to survey Abbey Park’s historic walls and ruins

    AN expert survey of Abbey Park’s historic walls and remains of Cavendish House gets under way this week.

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  • 29 November 2018 Park and ride services extended for Christmas period

    VISITORS coming into Leicester over the Christmas period will be able to take advantage of extended Park and Ride services from Sunday, December 2.

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  • 28 November 2018 New £3.6m plan to create more specialist pupil places in city

    A DISUSED community centre is set to be refurbished to create more specialist school places for some of the city’s most vulnerable pupils.

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  • 27 November 2018 Get in the Christmas spirit at city museum events

    CHRISTMAS comes early at two city council museums this weekend, with festive events taking place at the Guildhall and the Abbey Pumping Station.

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  • 27 November 2018 Make a reindeer at park’s creative Christmas workshop

    A CREATIVE Christmas workshop will be taking place at Leicester’s Abbey Park next week, in aid of the Lord Mayor’s chosen charity.

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  • 26 November 2018 Council launches tree strategy in National Tree Week

    A MAJOR new plan that will guide the management of Leicester’s ‘urban forest’ over the next five years has been launched in the city today (26 November).

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  • 23 November 2018 £800k to be invested in improving parking across city

    £800,000 is due to be invested on a programme of work to improve parking provision, tackle careless parking and congestion and improve school road safety.

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  • 23 November 2018 Thousands flock to city’s Christmas lights switch-on

    CHRISTMAS celebrations in Leicester got underway last night with the star-studded festive lights switch-on event.

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  • 22 November 2018 New wetland plans for Aylestone Meadows

    PEOPLE are being invited to find out more about plans for new wetland habitats and other improvements at Aylestone Meadows.

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  • 22 November 2018 Your at-a-glance guide to the Christmas lights switch-on

    THERE'S lots going on in Leicester tonight (Thursday), so here's a handy guide to to the city's Christmas lights switch-on.

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  • 21 November 2018 Travel into Leicester this Christmas

    WITH Leicester’s Christmas festivities due to get into full swing this week, visitors can take advantage of a number of ways to travel into the city.

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  • 21 November 2018 Ward funding boost for ‘The Brass of the Saff’

    A CROWDFUND campaign to help buy new instruments and uniforms for a youth brass band has had a boost, thanks to backing from ward councillors and the City Mayor.

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  • 21 November 2018 Traffic calming and 20mph zone to be introduced in Eyres Monsell

    A NEW 20MPH zone covering most of the city’s Eyres Monsell community has been approved by Leicester City Council.

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  • 20 November 2018 Parks’ new defibrillators are powered by renewable energy

    THREE new defibrillators powered by renewable energy have been installed at city parks.

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  • 20 November 2018 Matt Teale is new host of Leicester’s Christmas lights switch-on

    THE COUNTDOWN to Christmas begins this week with the switch-on of Leicester’s glittering Christmas lights.

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  • 19 November 2018 Market square transformed into food village for lights' switch-on

    LEICESTER’s new market square will be transformed into a food village for the city’s Christmas lights’ switch-on event this Thursday (November 22).

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  • 16 November 2018 More than £4.3million invested in school infrastructure improvements

    MORE than £4.3million is to be invested in a programme of improvements at 26 schools across Leicester.

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  • 16 November 2018 Action to bring empty homes back into use

    TWO houses which have stood empty for several years are set to be brought back into use.

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  • 16 November 2018 Volunteers get to work to mark Inter Faith Week

    CITY council staff have been joining in with volunteering activities and events to mark Inter Faith Week.

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  • 14 November 2018 Second phase of Pork Pie Island works to take place

    THE second stage of major resurfacing work at Leicester’s Pork Pie Island is set to take place this weekend.

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  • 14 November 2018 Take a spin on the Wheel of Light this winter

    LEICESTER’S spectacular Wheel of Light will be back in Jubilee Square this weekend as the city starts counting down to Christmas.

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  • 14 November 2018 Standards Committee finds that city councillor breached code of conduct

    THE city council’s Standards Committee has made public the findings of its investigation into a complaint against Cllr Stephen Corrall.

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  • 9 November 2018 New guide to social value launched for businesses

    A NEW guide has been launched to help businesses think about how they could benefit local communities when they bid for Leicester City Council contracts.

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  • 9 November 2018 Wreaths commemorate sacrifices of Indian Labour Corps

    WREATHS made from recycled sari fabric will be laid at Leicester’s Arch of Remembrance on Sunday to remember the Indian Labour Corps of the First World War.

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  • 9 November 2018 Stunning images released of Leicester’s Arch of Remembrance

    STUNNING aerial images of Leicester’s historic Arch of Remembrance, and Centenary Walk have been released by Leicester City Council.

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  • 8 November 2018 Traffic disruption expected in city centre for football tribute procession

    VISITORS to Leicester are being advised to allow more time for their journeys due to likely traffic disruption caused by a procession of football fans through the city centre this weekend.

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  • 7 November 2018 Thousands to fall silent for Remembrance Day events

    THOUSANDS of people across Leicester are expected to attend the city’s Remembrance Day events as the nation pays its respects to fallen servicemen and women.

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  • 7 November 2018 ‘Considerate cyclists welcome’ signs to go up in city centre

    NEW signs are going up around Leicester as part of a safer cycling campaign.

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  • 7 November 2018 Resurfacing work to take place on Belgrave Gate

    PART of a busy city centre road is due to be closed this weekend to allow for resurfacing to take place.

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  • 6 November 2018 Ideas sought on sites for potential future development

    LEICESTER City Council is calling on people to put forward ideas for sites which could be developed for future uses.

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  • 5 November 2018 War memorials restored as part of city’s Armistice commemorations

    WORK to restore every war memorial in Leicester has been completed as part of a programme of events, activity and investment to mark the centenary of the First World War and Armistice Day.

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  • 5 November 2018 Countdown to Christmas gets under way

    THE LIGHTS are going up, the tree’s arrived at the Clock Tower, and the shops are heaving with gift ideas – it may only be November, but it looks like Leicester is ready for Christmas!

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  • 5 November 2018 Diwali Day celebrations to illuminate Golden Mile

    LEICESTER’S dazzling Diwali celebrations will reach their peak this week with the spectacular festivities marking Diwali Day.

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  • 5 November 2018 Council takes on 27 new tradespeople after successful apprenticeships

    TWENTY-SEVEN apprentices have secured permanent positions with the city council after learning a range of craft trade skills.

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  • 1 November 2018 Councils join forces to tackle fuel poverty in Leicestershire

    PEOPLE living in Leicester and Leicestershire will soon be able to buy green energy from a not-for-profit company that aims to provide some of the cheapest gas and electricity on the market.

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  • 1 November 2018 Appeal for unwanted pallets to help build Abbey Park’s bonfire

    PREPARATIONS are well underway for Leicester’s biggest and best bonfire and firework display this weekend.

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  • 31 October 2018 Residents welcomed to Ashton Green’s first new affordable homes

    THE first residents are moving into their new affordable homes at Glebelands Park in Ashton Green, Leicester.

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