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  • 31 December 2018 Get your skates on for Bollywood-themed session on ice

    LEICESTER’S Christmas ice rink will be welcoming Bollywood fans of all ages on Thursday (3 January), with a specially-themed skating session at 7pm.

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  • 28 December 2018 First customers sign up for greener, cheaper energy

    A NOT-FOR-PROFIT provider that aims to supply some of the cheapest gas and electricity on the market has signed up more than 200 customers since its launch in November.

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  • 21 December 2018 Waste collection changes over Christmas period

    PEOPLE living in Leicester are being reminded of changes to regular waste and recycling collection days over the Christmas and New Year bank period.

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  • 20 December 2018 Work to begin on next phase on London Road improvement scheme

    WORK on the major transformation of Leicester’s London Road will move to two busy junctions when roadworks resume early in the new year.

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  • 20 December 2018 Over £350,000 of Right to Buy cash to support purchase of affordable homes

    PLANS to use over £350,000 of Right to Buy cash to help provide more affordable homes have been announced by Leicester City Council.

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  • 19 December 2018 Pupils appeal to school-run drivers in anti-idling campaign

    PUPILS at a Leicester primary school are calling on drivers to cut air pollution by turning off their engines while stopping on the school run.

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  • 18 December 2018 Homeless services on offer in Leicester

    THE city council is tackling homelessness all year round, but over the winter months its services become even more vital to those in need.

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  • 17 December 2018 New street cleaning machines in operation

    NEW STREET washing machines are now in operation across the city, tackling a range of stubborn cleansing problems including removing chewing gum.

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  • 17 December 2018 Christmas park and ride services over festive period

    EXTENDED Park and Ride services are operating in and out of Leicester over the Christmas period to make it easier than ever to visit the city.

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  • 17 December 2018 Celebration of local art at 29th Open exhibition

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

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  • 14 December 2018 Christmas gifts and seasonal cheer at city’s art market

    PEOPLE can pick up a crafty Christmas treat this weekend at the Art at Christmas Fair.

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  • 14 December 2018 Successful bid generates extra £14m for city and county

    Major plans to unlock an extra £14m for public services across Leicester and Leicestershire have been given the thumbs up.

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  • 14 December 2018 Christmas events bring city centre to life

    AS the countdown to Christmas continues, visitors coming into Leicester can experience an enchanting light show as part of the festive wonders on offer.

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  • 14 December 2018 Festive treats in store at city’s theatres this Christmas

    JOURNEY to Vermont for a White Christmas, enjoy swashbuckling fun on Treasure Island and fly away to Neverland for the festive season – all without leaving Leicester city centre.

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  • 14 December 2018 Foxes fans set to turn the ice blue on Thursday

    LEICESTER’S Christmas ice rink will be welcoming Leicester City fans of all ages next Thursday (20 December), with three special football-themed skating sessions.

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  • 13 December 2018 Apply for a school place before January 15 deadline

    PARENTS and carers of children who will be starting full-time school in Leicester in autumn next year are being reminded to apply before the January 15 deadline.

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  • 12 December 2018 Leicester’s pioneering approach to tackling diabetes goes to parliament

    A PIONEERING Leicester project that aims to help local people tackle the threat of diabetes will be showcased at the House of Commons.

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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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