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  • 30 April 2018 Call for boat owners to join Riverside Festival

    CANAL boat owners are being encouraged to bring their vessels to this year’s Riverside Festival.

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  • 26 April 2018 Taxi driver fined for refusing to take guide dog

    A TAXI driver who claimed to be asthmatic in order to avoid taking a passenger with a guide dog has been prosecuted.

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  • 26 April 2018 Open Streets monthly event celebrates city’s people-friendly streets

    A NEW monthly event aimed at encouraging people to explore Leicester’s people-friendly streets kicks off this Sunday (29 April).

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  • 26 April 2018 Stroll up, stroll up for the Walk Leicester festival

    WALKING tours to discover Leicester’s street art, heritage and green spaces are being offered as part of the first-ever Walk Leicester festival.

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  • 26 April 2018 Get ready for Local Offer Live

    A FREE event for families who have a child with disabilities or special educational needs will take place in Leicester next week.

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  • 26 April 2018 Castle Classic will herald weekend of cycling events

    THE Castle Classic cycle race will return to the streets of the city later this summer, as part of the Ride Leicester festival.

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  • 25 April 2018 Acclaimed art writer and historian to give lecture at museum

    A LEADING art writer and historian will be giving a lecture at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery as part of an exhibition on Indian artist Lancelot Ribeiro.

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  • 25 April 2018 Couple take title of Honoured Citizen of the Year

    A COUPLE who have been community volunteers in Leicester for 40 years have won the title of Honoured Citizen of the Year 2017/18.

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  • 25 April 2018 Tai Chi sessions return to Leicester Market

    A FLAVOUR of traditional Chinese exercise and culture is due to return to Leicester Market from this spring.

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  • 25 April 2018 Leicester youth project singled out for Commonwealth praise

    A LEICESTER project which helps to promote democracy and engagement among young people is one of only 20 projects to be singled out for praise across the entire Commonwealth.

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  • 25 April 2018 New taskforce cracks down on dangerous parking

    DRIVERS who park so dangerously that they cause a hazard to other road users and pedestrians are being targeted in a road safety crackdown led by Leicester City Council.

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  • 24 April 2018 Lord Mayor’s celebration dinner to raise money for charity

    A CELEBRATION dinner being hosted by Leicester’s Lord Mayor will raise money for charity next month

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  • 24 April 2018 Views sought on new dementia strategy

    PEOPLE are being asked to share their views on a new dementia strategy for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

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  • 23 April 2018 Emergency vehicles at Abbey Pumping Station

    IF you see fire engines, police and ambulances descending on Abbey Pumping Station next weekend, there’s no cause for alarm.

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  • 20 April 2018 Campaign targets school-run engine idling

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  • 19 April 2018 Help for businesses to benefit from construction boom

    WITH almost 9,000 new construction jobs expected to be created in the East Midlands in the next four years, businesses in the city and county have been invited to find out how they can make the most of the major regeneration works taking place across the city.

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  • 19 April 2018 Prebend Gardens set for major revamp

    A POCKET park in Leicester is to be revamped in a bid to tackle concerns about increasing incidents of serious anti-social behaviour.

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  • 19 April 2018 Coffee morning to mark World Book Night 2018

    AN event to encourage older people to discover new ideas and make new friends through reading is taking place next week to mark World Book Night.

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  • 19 April 2018 Consultation launched into lifestyle services

    A CONSULTATION has been launched by the city council into the lifestyle services it provides.

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  • 18 April 2018 Junction works and road widening in Vaughan Way scheme

    MAJOR roadworks including alternations to a busy junction and carriageway widening are taking place this month as part of the ongoing Vaughan Way scheme.

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  • 17 April 2018 Chance to view historic angels once destined for the tomb of Cardinal Wolsey

    FOUR historic sculptures, originally designed for the tomb of Cardinal Wolsey and then lost for hundreds of years, will be on view in Leicester from next week.

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  • 16 April 2018 School praised by Ofsted for ‘rapid improvement’

    A CITY primary school is making ‘rapid and continuous improvement’ thanks to a ‘highly effective leadership team,’ according to its latest Ofsted report.

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  • 16 April 2018 Vaisakhi procession takes to city

    THOUSANDS of people are due to take part in a major annual Sikh parade through Leicester later this month.

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  • 16 April 2018 200 people learn CPR at training sessions in city parks

    TWO hundred people have now been trained in vital life-saving skills thanks to a scheme at city council parks.

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  • 16 April 2018 Council to invest £500,000 in skills training

    THE city council is to invest a further £500,000 to help city residents get into work or training, and to stop graduates leaving Leicester for jobs elsewhere.

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  • 16 April 2018 Nine out of 10 children get a place at their first preference school

    THOUSANDS of children across the city will be offered a place at a primary school today, with 91 per cent of children gaining a place at their first preference.

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  • 12 April 2018 Community buildings offered to local groups

    COMMUNITY groups are being given the chance to run three city buildings as part of Leicester City Council’s plan to transform neighbourhood services.

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  • 12 April 2018 Cleaning work under way at Arch of Remembrance

    WORK to give Leicester’s main war memorial a major spruce up is under way.

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  • 12 April 2018 HSBC UK Let's Ride Leicester event announced for 12 August 2018

    BRITISH Cycling and HSBC UK have announced that they will be returning to Leicester in August following the success of last year’s free, family cycling event.

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  • 10 April 2018 Council action over unauthorised garage

    A VEHICLE repair garage which has been operating near houses will have to close following legal action.

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  • 10 April 2018 City hosts festival of family fun for St George’s Day

    ST GEORGE’S celebrations will be coming to Leicester next weekend with a programme of events for all ages.

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  • 9 April 2018 Peregrine Watch gives insight into cathedral’s birds

    AN event this week will be offering a bird’s eye view into the fascinating lives of a family of peregrine falcons nesting in Leicester Cathedral.

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  • 5 April 2018 Car parks to accept contactless payments

    DRIVERS will be able to make contactless card and phone payments when parking in the city’s pay and display car parks.

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  • 5 April 2018 Local artists sought to display their work at Riverside Festival

    LOCAL artists are getting the chance to showcase their work as part of Leicester’s biggest free family festival this summer.

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  • 4 April 2018 Riverside schemes to support wildlife and cut flood risk

    MORE birds, butterflies and dragonflies will be stopping off at Leicester’s riverside this summer as work on two new wetland habitats gets under way.

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  • 4 April 2018 Council supports major city centre office development

    LEICESTER City Council has agreed terms to help bring forward 34,000sqft of new office space as part of a major city centre development scheme.

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