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  • 14 November 2018 01:08 PM 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 09:48 AM 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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  • 9 November 2018 02:34 PM 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 02:23 PM 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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  • 9 November 2018 12:54 PM 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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  • 8 November 2018 02:11 PM 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 03:46 PM 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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  • 7 November 2018 02:42 PM ‘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 10:20 AM 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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  • 6 November 2018 11:43 AM 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 03:57 PM 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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  • 5 November 2018 11:38 AM 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 11:26 AM 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 09:56 AM 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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  • 1 November 2018 04:35 PM 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 10:43 AM 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 11:54 AM 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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  • 31 October 2018 11:01 AM Traffic advice as Nagar Kirtan Sikh parade takes to city’s streets

    MOTORISTS are being advised of possible traffic disruption caused by a religious procession taking place this weekend.

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  • 31 October 2018 09:45 AM Diwali festivities continue with programme of family events

    LEICESTER’S Diwali festivities are set to continue with a programme of family-friendly events and activities through until Diwali Day itself.

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  • 30 October 2018 03:12 PM City's leaders launch Leicester's Homelessness Charter

    The Bishop of Leicester, Leicester’s City Mayor and Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner have joined forces to launch Leicester’s Homelessness Charter.

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  • 29 October 2018 02:05 PM Deadline approaching for secondary school applications

    FAMILIES in Leicester who have children due to transfer to secondary school next year are being reminded that they need to apply for a school place before the 31 October deadline.

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  • 29 October 2018 02:02 PM Have a say over pavement parking options

    RESIDENTS are being invited to have their say over plans to allow cars to park safely on designated pavement areas in parts of Belgrave and Rushey Mead.

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  • 29 October 2018 11:40 AM Primary school becomes first in UK to receive prestigious training award

    A LEICESTER primary school is celebrating after becoming the first in the country to receive a prestigious award recognising the importance of staff training in the field of mental health and wellbeing work.

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  • 29 October 2018 11:20 AM Awards for environmental volunteers

    VOLUNTEERS who have helped their neighbourhoods to blossom and helped improve the city’s parks and waterways have won a range of awards for their efforts.

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  • 29 October 2018 10:48 AM Travel company which sold pilgrimages to Mecca sentenced for fraud

    THREE men involved in a Leicester travel firm have been prosecuted for fraudulently claiming to be licensed to sell package trips to Mecca for the Hajj pilgrimage.

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  • 26 October 2018 12:22 PM Road closed to allow funeral procession for respected local councillor

    PART of Belgrave Road will be closed to traffic briefly on Saturday morning for the funeral procession of a respected local councillor who died suddenly last weekend.

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  • 25 October 2018 01:24 PM New exhibition tells story of women's campaign for the vote

    A PROGRAMME of events celebrating one hundred years of women’s suffrage continues this weekend with the opening of a new exhibition in Leicester.

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  • 24 October 2018 12:38 PM Finishing touches to Diwali preparations

    THE finishing touches are being made to preparations for Leicester’s world-renowned Diwali festivities which start this weekend.

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  • 24 October 2018 09:15 AM City’s greener transport plans get £6.2million European cash boost

    PLANS to promote sustainable transport and cut carbon emissions across Leicester have received a major boost with the award of almost £6.2million of European Union funding.

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  • 23 October 2018 05:15 PM Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre set to grow with council support

    A PLANNED £7m expansion of Leicester’s Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre, which will provide two new cinemas, a new bar, open-air terrace and digital art gallery, is to be supported by the city council.

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  • 23 October 2018 05:11 PM New council team providing extra support for rough sleepers

    WORK to help rough sleepers in Leicester has been boosted by the creation of a new team at Leicester City Council.

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  • 23 October 2018 12:59 PM Disco inferno for Abbey Park Bonfire and Firework Display

    DISCO’s 1970s heyday will be alive once again at Leicester’s biggest and best bonfire and firework display next month.

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  • 22 October 2018 02:51 PM Celebrate Diwali by moonlight as Museum of the Moon returns to city

    DIWALI visitors to Leicester’s Golden Mile will be able to celebrate by moonlight as a giant seven-metre diameter model of the moon is installed inside Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre.

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  • 22 October 2018 12:11 PM Ride Leicester festival nominated for tourism award

    A CITY cycling festival has been nominated for a tourism award.

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  • 19 October 2018 04:24 PM City primary schools celebrate after growing their own grub

    A CITY primary school is celebrating its fourth consecutive win in an annual gardening competition.

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  • 19 October 2018 02:15 PM Park and Ride for city’s Diwali switch on celebrations

    PEOPLE travelling in Leicester this Sunday for the start of the city’s Diwali celebrations can take advantage of special Park and Ride services

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  • 19 October 2018 01:40 PM Leicester gets ready to light up for Christmas

    THE MAMMOTH task of installing the twinkling lights and colourful garlands that will decorate Leicester city centre this Christmas gets under way this weekend.

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  • 18 October 2018 03:50 PM All aboard Youth Bus in Eyres Monsell

    A BUS specially designed to provide a hub of activities and information for youngsters is pulling into Eyres Monsell this week.

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  • 18 October 2018 01:23 PM School rises to poppy-making challenge

    STUDENTS at a Leicester secondary school are making 1,000 giant poppies that will play a key role in the city’s Remembrance Day commemorations next month.

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  • 17 October 2018 06:15 PM New galleries to bring Ancient Egypt to life

    TWO brand new galleries that will bring the fascinating stories of ancient Egypt to life will open at New Walk Museum on Saturday (20 October) – just in time for Leicester’s half-term break.

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  • 17 October 2018 11:00 AM Family-oriented events mark half-term in city

    GHOSTLY goings-on, Diwali events, a pop-up museum and the chance for kids to swim for a quid are among the activities on offer in Leicester for the city's half-term (22-26 October).

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  • 16 October 2018 10:36 AM Ravensbridge Drive and A6 Junction to close for six weeks as part of road improvement works

    A JUNCTION will be closed to traffic for six weeks as part of a major road improvement scheme.

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  • 16 October 2018 10:15 AM Resurfacing work to take place at Pork Pie Island

    URGENT resurfacing work is due to take place at a busy roundabout on Leicester’s ring road over two weekends. Repairs will be made to the carriageway at Pork Pie Island, where the city’s outer ring road meets Saffron Lane and other key city routes, and where the road surface is in very poor condition.

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  • 12 October 2018 02:17 PM Build-up to Leicester’s spectacular Diwali celebrations begins

    PREPARATIONS are underway for Leicester’s world-renowned Diwali festivities, which are set to light up the city’s Golden Mile.

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  • 11 October 2018 04:40 PM Programme of road resurfacing over coming weeks

    RESIDENTIAL streets across the city will have surface repairs carried out over the coming weeks as part of a programme of maintenance by Leicester City Council.

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  • 11 October 2018 01:00 PM Snow time like the present to get your tickets for Leicester's Christmas ice rink

    WITH less than two months to go before Leicester’s Christmas ice rink returns to Jubilee Square, skaters can now start planning their visits to the popular city centre attraction.

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  • 10 October 2018 11:34 AM Views sought on changes to parks byelaws

    LEICESTER residents are being invited to comment on plans to update the byelaws that apply in the city’s parks and open spaces.

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  • 10 October 2018 11:03 AM New guide to Leicester street art launched

    LEICESTER is home to an ever growing collection of critically acclaimed street art and a new guide has been produced to help people explore it.

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  • 9 October 2018 02:32 PM Four new 20mph zones agreed for residential areas

    FOUR new 20mph zones are being introduced to improve road safety in residential streets in communities across Leicester.

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  • 9 October 2018 02:21 PM Community centre offered to local groups

    COMMUNITY groups are being invited to apply to run a neighbourhood centre in North Evington.

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  • 9 October 2018 10:41 AM Work underway on major scheme to create parking spaces

    WORK has begun on a major scheme to create new parking spaces in a city community. About £105,000 is being invested in Kashmir Road, St Matthews, to create 29 additional new parking spaces by modifying and resurfacing an existing parking area.

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