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  • 24 August 2018 09:04 AM Over £500,000 to be invested in bridge maintenance works across city

    A CITYWIDE programme of road bridge maintenance work gets underway next week in Leicester.

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  • 23 August 2018 03:03 PM Hunt for treasure at city parks

    FAMILIES can take part in a virtual treasure hunt at city parks over the summer – with the chance to win some very real prizes!

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  • 23 August 2018 10:39 AM Vegan treats and zumba at Leicester Market

    THERE’S lots going on at Leicester Market tomorrow (Friday 24 August), with a live cookery demonstration at 12.30pm and a free zumba class at 5.15pm.

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  • 22 August 2018 01:56 PM Fun continues in City Festival

    THE fun-packed programme of events for this year’s City Festival continues to bring the heart of Leicester to life this week.

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  • 22 August 2018 01:39 PM Record numbers feel the force at New Walk Museum

    A STUNNING exhibition that showcases one of the UK’s finest and most complete collections of original Star Wars toys has attracted more visitors in its first month than Fearless Foxes in 2016.

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  • 22 August 2018 01:21 PM Improved parking areas and laybys for communities across the city

    A PROGRAMME of installing new parking areas and laybys in residential areas across Leicester gets underway from the end of this month.

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  • 22 August 2018 09:58 AM New artwork to welcome visitors to St George’s Cultural Quarter

    A SPECIALLY commissioned artwork is welcoming visitors to the St George’s Cultural Quarter in Leicester’s city centre.

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  • 21 August 2018 05:17 PM Storytelling and mischief on offer as part of the City Festival

    STORYTELLING and mischief will be on offer on Jubilee Square tomorrow (22 Aug) as part of the City Festival.

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  • 21 August 2018 02:14 PM Two community buildings to be run by local groups

    TWO of the city’s community buildings are being handed over to local groups for them to run.

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  • 21 August 2018 11:56 AM River Monster project is set to launch

    A RIVER ‘monster’ made out of discarded plastic will be launching onto the River Soar later this week.

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  • 20 August 2018 02:43 PM Workshop will highlight mental health benefits of park activities

    PEOPLE can find out about the benefits of getting involved in outdoor activities on Leicester’s parks at a one-day workshop.

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  • 17 August 2018 12:11 PM Join the jury to solve the Green Bicycle Mystery

    ONE of Leicestershire’s most enduring mysteries will be revisited this weekend, with re-enactments, presentations and a rare visit to the city’s original courtroom at Leicester Castle.

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  • 16 August 2018 09:46 AM Heritage award for staff and volunteers at city council

    A TEAM of museum volunteers which has salvaged and archived tens of thousands of vintage photographs of Leicester has been recognised with a heritage award.

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  • 15 August 2018 01:50 PM Build-up begins to City Festival

    THE countdown is underway for the return of Leicester’s City Festival.

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  • 13 August 2018 02:08 PM Exam results advice service opens its doors

    YOUNGSTERS who are getting exam results over the coming weeks will be able to get expert careers and training advice on the way forward. Connexions Leicester City is offering a helping hand to the thousands of local teenagers getting either A Level results on Thursday, August 16, or GCSE results on Thursday, August 23.

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  • 13 August 2018 10:23 AM Free family fun day for mischief makers everywhere

    MISCHIEF-MAKERS of all ages can join in with an action-packed family funday at Curve this week.

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  • 9 August 2018 06:40 PM Activities help families to get up and go this summer

    THERE’S still time for children and young people in Leicester to get moving this summer, thanks to a programme of free activities at the city’s 12 children’s centres.

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  • 9 August 2018 11:51 AM Asbestos find halts plans for Christmas market

    CONTRACTORS working at Leicester’s Corn Exchange have removed asbestos from the rear of the building, after it was discovered during construction work earlier this summer.

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  • 9 August 2018 11:29 AM Prepare for road closures as action-packed cycling weekend comes to Leicester

    AN ACTION-PACKED festival of cycling is coming to Leicester this weekend, with events including an exciting elite race, the chance to meet professional cyclists and a mass-participation bike ride on traffic-free streets. And it’s all free!

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  • 8 August 2018 06:21 PM New sculpture celebrates park's agricultural past

    A LIFE-SIZE sculpture of a medieval farmer with his ox and plough has been installed in a Leicester park in a tribute to the land’s agricultural past.

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  • 7 August 2018 03:49 PM River Monster project will create art out of litter

    AN INNOVATIVE project to create a floating sculpture out of litter thrown into rivers is getting under way in Leicester.

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  • 7 August 2018 03:40 PM Zumba to add zip to Friday nights at Leicester Market

    YOU don’t need to know your merengue from your mambo, or your samba from your salsa – but a sense of rhythm might help you get the most out of Leicester Market’s new Friday night zumba classes.

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  • 7 August 2018 03:18 PM Lots to do in Leicester this summer

    WITH more than three weeks of the long school summer holidays to go – families in Leicester are being reminded there’s a huge range of activities on offer on their doorstep.

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  • 7 August 2018 03:00 PM New look revealed for sexual health services

    THE winning design has been revealed in a competition to help transform the new base for Leicester’s sexual health services.

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  • 6 August 2018 01:48 PM New crossing set for Gleneagles Avenue

    A NEW toucan crossing is due to be installed over the summer for pupils at a city school to cross the road safely.

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  • 2 August 2018 11:43 AM Route confirmed for next week's Let's Ride Leicester event

    THE ROUTE for Leicester’s annual family-friendly city centre bike ride has been confirmed – and those taking part next Sunday (12 August) will be able to enjoy a traffic-free route past some of Leicester’s most iconic landmarks.

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  • 2 August 2018 11:35 AM City Festival brings Leicester alive

    LEICESTER’S city centre is set to be transformed into the venue for 11 days of family-friendly fun with the return of the annual City Festival.

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  • 2 August 2018 10:48 AM Caribbean Carnival comes to city’s streets

    LEICESTER’S streets will come alive with performances by costumed bands from seven UK cities at the 33rd annual Caribbean Carnival on Saturday, August 4.

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  • 30 July 2018 12:36 PM Road improvements taking place on two city routes

    TWO busy city routes will be affected by roadworks over the coming week.

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  • 27 July 2018 02:17 PM Portrait of King to go on show in city of his resting place

    AN ICONIC portrait of King Richard III will go on display at Leicester’s New Walk Museum next summer, thanks to a new initiative by the National Portrait Gallery in London.

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  • 27 July 2018 10:55 AM Heritage Sundays return

    Heritage Sundays return to Leicester this weekend - your chance to have a look around some of our city's best-loved, oldest and most beautiful buildings.

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  • 27 July 2018 09:51 AM Resurfacing work to close part of A47

    A SCHEME to resurface a section of the A47 in Leicester will take place from this weekend.

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  • 26 July 2018 04:31 PM Latest 20mph scheme works being installed over summer holidays

    TRAFFIC-calming measures are being installed at a number of sites across the city as part of the latest series of 20mph zones in residential areas and near schools.

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  • 26 July 2018 12:14 PM Castle Classic heralds weekend of cycling in Leicester

    Join us on 12-13 August for a thrilling weekend of cycling in Leicester

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  • 26 July 2018 09:52 AM Summer cooking events to begin at Leicester Market

    THE aromas of outdoor summertime cooking will be filling Leicester Market from next month as part of a series of culinary events.

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  • 25 July 2018 02:43 PM Neighbourhood centre transferred to local community group

    A NEIGHBOURHOOD centre in Northfields is to be leased to a local group for it to run. Northfields Neighbourhood Centre will now be run by the Islah Trust, which will ensure the building continues to be open for public use.

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  • 25 July 2018 12:06 PM Time to play in Town Hall Square

    YOUNG visitors to the city centre can celebrate National Playday next week by taking part in a day of free – and fun – activities.

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  • 24 July 2018 12:58 PM Revamped King Street is ‘another jewel in city’s crown’

    A MAJOR transformation of a popular city centre street has been given a finish fit for a king following a £1million refurbishment.

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  • 24 July 2018 10:55 AM Record numbers turn out to feel the force at New Walk Museum

    A STUNNING exhibition at Leicester’s New Walk Museum that showcases one of the UK’s finest collections of original Star Wars toys has attracted more visitors in its opening weekend than the hugely popular Fearless Foxes exhibition in 2016.

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  • 23 July 2018 02:02 PM History brought to life at cemetery pageant

    OVER a century of local history will be brought to life at a special pageant at Leicester’s Welford Road Cemetery this weekend.

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  • 23 July 2018 01:49 PM New park mural celebrates bug life

    A COLOURFUL mural inspired by bugs, butterflies and bees is now welcoming visitors to Leicester’s Abbey Park.

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  • 18 July 2018 03:48 PM 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 09:59 AM 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 03:51 PM 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 01:34 PM 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 02:52 PM 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 02:02 PM 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 12:00 PM 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 03:51 PM City Festival 2018

    City Festival celebrates everything we love about Leicester, right in the heart of the city. This year's event ran from 18 to 27 August.

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  • 12 July 2018 11:26 AM 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 10:33 AM 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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