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  • 18 July 2018 Feel the Force at New Walk Museum this summer

    A STUNNING new exhibition showcasing one of the UK’s finest and most complete collections of original Star Wars toys and film posters opens at Leicester's New Walk Museum and Art Gallery this weekend.

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  • 18 July 2018 CrowdFund campaign helps secure future for historic city bank building

    A CAMPAIGN to raise money for essential repairs to a historic Leicester bank building has reached its target thanks to the city council’s crowd fund initiative.

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  • 17 July 2018 Children's holiday clubs offer food and fun

    CHILDREN in Leicester are being invited to join in holiday clubs where they can enjoy good food as well as range of activities, all free of charge.

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  • 17 July 2018 Community gardening event set to get Old Town buzzing

    A COMMUNITY gardening event will take place in Leicester’s Old Town area this week.

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  • 13 July 2018 Awards for members of the Big Mouth Forum

    MEMBERS of a disabled participation group have received awards at a special celebration event.

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  • 13 July 2018 Sam Says campaign boosted by council backing

    LEICESTER City Council is giving its backing to a road safety campaign launched by the family of a cyclist killed outside Leicester railway station.

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  • 13 July 2018 Kids can swim for a quid this summer

    CHILDREN age six to 16 are being given the chance to splash down for £1 at six city council pools during the school summer holidays.

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  • 12 July 2018 Ellis Meadows thriving as new home for nature

    A NATURE park created on the banks of the River Soar has been recognised for its role in nature conservation in a national awards scheme.

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  • 12 July 2018 City council lobbies Government over alcohol pricing

    LEICESTER’s major public sector organisations are calling on the Government to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol in England.

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  • 12 July 2018 Loughborough Road Bridge closes to traffic from this weekend

    DRIVERS are being reminded that a major road bridge in Leicester will close to traffic from this weekend as vital flood risk work nears completion.

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  • 12 July 2018 City Festival 2018

    City Festival celebrates everything we love about Leicester, right in the heart of the city. Come and get involved over 10 days of street entertainment, sports, culture, music, art, heritage and more. This year's event run from 18 to 27 August.

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  • 11 July 2018 Catch the Gingerbread Man at Leicester libraries this summer

    A SWEET theatrical treat is on offer for city families next week (w/c 16 Jul), as a performance of The Gingerbread Man tours local libraries.

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  • 11 July 2018 Safety improvement works get underway at Spencefield Lane

    WORK has begun on improving safety on a busy stretch of road outside two major city schools.

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  • 10 July 2018 Festival season gets under way with city centre youth event

    LIVE music, games and a World Cup-inspired penalty shoot-out will form part of a city centre Youth Festival this weekend.

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  • 10 July 2018 Festival of Chariots takes to city centre this weekend

    A HUGE decorated chariot will make its way through the city centre this weekend as part of colourful celebrations of the Hare Krishna festival of Rathayatra.

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  • 9 July 2018 Scheme starts young people on arts adventure

    CHILDREN and young people can take the first steps towards an accredited arts qualification this summer, thanks to Leicester’s museums.

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  • 9 July 2018 Brahmpreet to speak at Strong Cities Summit in Melbourne

    A YOUNG person from Leicester who has been involved in projects to tackle extremism has been invited to Australia to talk about her experiences.

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  • 9 July 2018 Exhibition marks 50 years since Leicester’s worst floods

    AN exhibition marking 50 years since severe floods struck Leicester will be held at Newarke Houses Museum this weekend.

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  • 6 July 2018 Filbert Fox backs 1,000 Tweaks campaign to promote healthy lifestyles for children

    LEICESTER City’s much-loved mascot Filbert Fox is backing a new city council campaign that promotes healthy lifestyles for children.

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  • 6 July 2018 Lots of family fun on offer in city this summer

    FAMILIES can find out about hundreds of fun things to do in Leicester throughout the school holidays with the help of the city council’s new summer fun activities guide.

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  • 6 July 2018 Local voluntary groups invited to talk to city council

    LEICESTER City Council is starting a dialogue with local voluntary and community sector (VCS) groups and organisations, exploring ways to strengthen their relationship.

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  • 5 July 2018 Schoolchildren show off their cycling skills with mass schools’ bike ride

    AROUND 350 schoolchildren from 11 schools will take part in a mass ride into the city tomorrow.

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  • 5 July 2018 New dementia-friendly garden opens at Abbey Pumping Station Museum

    A NEW garden designed as a quiet outdoor space for people living with dementia is being officially opened in the grounds of Abbey Pumping Station Museum.

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  • 5 July 2018 Race for Life Half Marathon to take to city’s streets this weekend

    THOUSANDS of runners will be taking to Leicester’s streets this Sunday (July 8) for the first ever Race for Life Half Marathon race.

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  • 4 July 2018 Little Theatre reaches first target in expansion plans

    A PROJECT to extend the Leicester theatre at which a young Richard Attenborough made his stage debut has reached its first crowdfunding target.

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  • 4 July 2018 Take an ‘Adventure in Time’ at Jewry Wall

    TWO family-friendly events are due to take place at Leicester’s Jewry Wall this summer.

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  • 3 July 2018 Over £1m investment in road repairs planned for summer holidays

    OVER a million pounds is being invested in road repairs across Leicester this summer.

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  • 3 July 2018 Loughborough Road Bridge to close for flood risk work

    A MAJOR road bridge in Leicester will close to traffic for up to eight weeks this summer as vital flood risk work nears completion.

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  • 29 June 2018 Families encouraged to get up and go this summer

    YOUNG people and families in Leicester are being encouraged to get moving this summer with a free programme of fun activities at their local children’s centre.

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  • 29 June 2018 Make some mischief with Dennis the Menace for the summer reading challenge

    DENNIS the Menance, Minnie the Minx, Bananaman and other comic-book favourites are encouraging Leicester children and young people to keep up with their reading over the long summer holidays.

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  • 28 June 2018 Pedal-powered theatre at Abbey Pumping Station

    AN evening of pedal-powered, outdoor Shakespeare will be performed at Leicester's Abbey Pumping Station next month.

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  • 28 June 2018 Helping hand to tackle student move-out waste

    STUDENTS moving out of their term-time homes for the summer are being given a helping hand to dispose of their waste and get rid of unwanted items.

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  • 27 June 2018 Place at Westminster exhibition for Leicester's suffragette

    A NATIONWIDE programme of events to mark the centenary of the first British women getting the vote continues today (27 June) with the opening of a major exhibition in London.

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  • 27 June 2018 Work to begin on primary school’s expansion

    WORK is set to begin on an expansion project at a popular city primary school. St John the Baptist Church of England Primary School, in Clarendon Park, will get five new classrooms as part of a £1.7million expansion project being funded by the city council.

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  • 26 June 2018 Council announces £4.6m plans for more specialist pupil places

    PLANS have been announced to invest over £4.6million in creating more specialist school places for some of the city’s most vulnerable pupils.

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  • 26 June 2018 School celebrates autism award

    A SPECIAL school in Leicester is celebrating after being awarded official autism accreditation from the National Autistic Society. Oaklands School, a special school for primary-age children, has just been awarded the standard, which shows it is committed to understanding autism and demonstrating best practice.

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  • 26 June 2018 Investment in road surface improvements at five safety camera sites

    ROAD surface improvements are due to be carried out at five city safety camera sites as part of work to upgrade the technology they use.

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  • 25 June 2018 New park mural to celebrate bug life

    WORK on a giant mural that will be inspired by bees, butterflies and bugs will get under way in Leicester’s Abbey Park this week.

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  • 25 June 2018 Grab a rickshaw ride at popular street food event

    VISITORS to Leicester’s popular Canteen street food event later this week will be able to test-ride some new rickshaws.

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  • 25 June 2018 Lutyens’ legacy explored at free talk

    THE life and work of celebrated architect Sir Edwin Lutyens – who designed Victoria Park’s Arch of Remembrance – will be explored in a talk by his great-nephew.

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  • 25 June 2018 Work to begin on major revamp of Belgrave Gate

    WORK to transform a stretch of road linking Leicester’s Golden Mile to the city centre will get under way next month.

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  • 22 June 2018 Views sought on October half-term date change for city schools

    LEICESTER City Council is asking for views on whether the city’s half-term break in October 2019 should be changed to bring it in line with the half-term dates recently announced for schools in the county.

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  • 22 June 2018 Picasso ceramics collection takes up permanent new home at New Walk Museum

    A STUNNING collection of Picasso Ceramics forming part of the personal collection of Lord and Lady Attenborough has been given a permanent home at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery.

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  • 21 June 2018 City school gets ‘good’ Ofsted rating for first time

    A CITY school praised for offering pupils and staff pioneering yoga, meditation and mindfulness sessions has been given a glowing Ofsted report for the first time in its history.

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  • 21 June 2018 School goes traffic-free for national Clean Air Day

    CHILDREN at a Leicester school were given a chance to enjoy a traffic-free street as part of national Clean Air Day.

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  • 21 June 2018 Young chefs compete for primary school cooking prize

    YOUNGSTERS from three Leicester primary schools will be competing for the title of Primary Chef of the Year on Tuesday (26 June).

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  • 20 June 2018 Apprentices celebrate achievements at graduation ceremony

    APPRENTICES from the city and county will get the chance to celebrate their achievements at a graduation ceremony later this month.

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  • 20 June 2018 Open Streets monthly event celebrates city’s people-friendly streets

    A FREE monthly event aimed at encouraging people to explore Leicester’s people-friendly streets and open spaces is taking place this Sunday (24 June).

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  • 20 June 2018 Leicester pupil wins national writing prize

    A YEAR six pupil from Stokes Wood Primary School in Leicester has won a national award for his writing.

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  • 18 June 2018 Explore Leicester’s history to the present day online

    Look back at two thousand years of Leicester's history, from its humble beginnings through to a modern-day city on our new-look Story of Leicester website.

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  • 15 June 2018 Council income collection better than ever before

    The city council collected more income from bills last year than ever before. A report to be considered by the council’s Overview Select Committee shows the council collected £420m in 2017/18, which is £15m more than was collected the year before.

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