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  • 9 October 2018 10:19 AM Date set for spectacular end to centenary celebrations

    A YEAR-LONG celebration marking the centenary of the first British women getting the vote will culminate in a spectacular finale in Leicester next spring.

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  • 9 October 2018 09:21 AM Runners take to streets for Leicester Marathon

    THOUSANDS of runners will be taking to the city’s streets as part of the annual Leicester Marathon and Leicester Half Marathon this weekend.

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  • 8 October 2018 10:42 AM Council staff support city-wide Readathon

    STAFF and councillors from Leicester City Council have been showing their support for the city-wide Readathon by picking up a book and reading for pleasure.

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  • 8 October 2018 09:47 AM Government funding and help to tackle pollution announced

    NEW Government funding to tackle air pollution in Leicester has been given a cautious welcome by the Deputy City Mayor responsible for environmental issues

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  • 4 October 2018 03:29 PM New law on houses in multiple occupation

    LEICESTER City Council is reminding landlords and tenants that a new law is now in place regarding shared houses.

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  • 4 October 2018 01:26 PM Work underway on latest phase of Leicester North West Major Transport Project

    THE latest phase of a £19million traffic improvement scheme is underway. Work has begun at the junction of Blackbird Road, Anstey Lane and Ravensbridge Drive, and also at the junction of Ravensbridge Drive, Abbey Gate and the A6 St Margaret’s Way.

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  • 4 October 2018 11:01 AM Council’s first phase of tower block sprinkler retrofitting to get under way

    A PLANNED programme of work to retrofit sprinkler systems to five city council tower blocks will get underway next month.

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  • 3 October 2018 09:20 AM Safe Happy Families event at city school

    ROAD safety, school run parking, health and sustainable travel were among the themes at an event for school pupils and parents.

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  • 2 October 2018 11:58 AM Tickets go on sale for Abbey Park Bonfire and Firework Display

    TICKETS have gone on sale for Leicester’s biggest and best annual firework display.

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  • 2 October 2018 10:37 AM King Street shortlisted for national Healthy Street award

    A SCHEME to transform part of King Street in Leicester City Centre has been shortlisted for a national ‘Healthy Streets’ award.

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  • 2 October 2018 10:09 AM Plan sets out how city and county will grow

    A PLAN setting out how Leicester and Leicestershire will grow in the future is set to be agreed by local partners.

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  • 1 October 2018 04:14 PM Animated short films explore the Great War

    VISITORS to New Walk Museum and Art Gallery will be able to explore some of the issues surrounding the Great War through a series of animated films.

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  • 1 October 2018 10:22 AM Recruitment event offers information and job opportunities in health and social care professions

    PEOPLE considering a career in health or social care will be able to find out more at a major recruitment fair taking place next week.

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  • 1 October 2018 09:38 AM Major improvement scheme to begin on London Road

    WORK on a major transformation of Leicester’s busy London Road will get under way later this month.

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  • 28 September 2018 10:28 AM Leicester one of ten areas to get share of £840m fund

    LEICESTER is one of only ten areas set to receive a share of the Government’s £840 million Transforming Cities Fund, it was announced today.

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  • 28 September 2018 09:25 AM Time to apply for your child’s primary or secondary school place

    FAMILIES in Leicester who have children due to start primary, junior or secondary school next year can now apply for a school place.

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  • 27 September 2018 04:52 PM More than 28 acres of city land transformed into affordable homes

    MORE than 28 acres (11 hectares) of unused land in the city has been transformed into nearly 300 new-build affordable homes.

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  • 26 September 2018 11:09 AM Exhibition helps city mark Armistice centenary

    THE FINAL exhibition in the Leicester Remembers series opens to the public this weekend, as the city prepares to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

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  • 26 September 2018 11:04 AM School term dates in city and county will align for 2019/20

    MORE than 4,000 people have given their views in a consultation asking whether school term dates should be aligned between the city and county.

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  • 25 September 2018 01:36 PM Nearly 1,000 streets covered by 20 mph zones in city communities

    ALMOST 1,000 streets in communities across Leicester are now covered by 20mph zones as part of a rolling programme to introduce them where requested by residents.

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  • 24 September 2018 09:53 AM Loughborough Road Bridge reopening delayed

    A LEICESTER bridge will remain closed for another four weeks as vital flood risk work continues.

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  • 24 September 2018 09:19 AM Views sought on plans for Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium

    THE city council is consulting on changes it plans to make to Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium as part of an £85,000 investment in the facility.

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  • 21 September 2018 12:48 PM New appeal marks first year of CrowdFund Leicester

    A CROWD-funding initiative to help get community-backed ideas off the ground in Leicester is marking its first birthday with a new campaign.

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  • 21 September 2018 11:15 AM Land deal paves way for new homes and school

    LEICESTER’S City Mayor has today announced a new land deal paving the way for more affordable homes and a new free school in the city.

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  • 19 September 2018 12:28 PM 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 04:11 PM 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 03:39 PM 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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  • 18 September 2018 02:34 PM 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 02:21 PM £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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  • 17 September 2018 02:39 PM ‘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 02:51 PM 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 03:38 PM 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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  • 12 September 2018 02:23 PM 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 02:15 PM 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 12:21 PM 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 11:33 AM 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 09:54 AM 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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  • 11 September 2018 03:07 PM 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 11:49 AM 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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  • 11 September 2018 11:14 AM 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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  • 5 September 2018 03:30 PM 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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  • 5 September 2018 12:58 PM 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 10:47 AM 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 10:02 AM 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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  • 4 September 2018 02:43 PM 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 01:54 PM 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 11:09 AM 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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  • 31 August 2018 09:34 AM 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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  • 30 August 2018 03:01 PM 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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  • 30 August 2018 09:55 AM 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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  • 24 August 2018 12:57 PM 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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