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  • 29 March 2018 Women try out construction trades

    MORE than 140 women are taking part in taster courses over the Easter holidays to try out craft trades such as plumbing, plastering, electrics and carpentry.

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  • 28 March 2018 Heritage panel tells history of Central Fire Station

    A NEW information panel telling the story of Leicester’s historic Central Fire Station has been revealed.

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  • 27 March 2018 Revamp for Leicester Market

    A YEAR-LONG programme of works that will transform Leicester’s historic outdoor market gets under way next month.

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  • 26 March 2018 More time to comment on city and county’s future growth plans

    PEOPLE are being given more time to comment on plans about how Leicester and Leicestershire could grow in the future.

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  • 26 March 2018 City council to help Little Theatre to expand

    A PROJECT to extend the Leicester theatre at which a young Richard Attenborough made his stage debut is being given a helping hand from Leicester City Council.

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  • 26 March 2018 Change to waste collections for the Easter holidays

    RECYCLING and waste collections for some city residents will change next week due to the Easter holidays.

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  • 23 March 2018 Council finalises five-year plan to tackle homelessness

    THE city council has set out actions it will take to tackle homelessness in the city over the next five years as part of its new homelessness strategy.

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  • 23 March 2018 Grants scheme will shine a light on city’s architectural treasures

    A NEW city council grant scheme to help property owners put more of Leicester’s architectural treasures in the spotlight has been announced.

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  • 23 March 2018 Events in Leicester this Easter

    THERE’S lots going on in Leicester this Easter, with a programme of events that will appeal to all ages.

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  • 22 March 2018 Victoria Park’s ‘Three Sisters’ replanted after 40 years

    AN iconic part of a Leicester park’s horticultural history is being restored with the replacement of three elm trees lost to disease almost 40 years ago.

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  • 21 March 2018 Event to say thanks to museum volunteers

    THE hundreds of volunteers and groups which help run Leicester’s museums are being thanked for their work at an event this week.

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  • 21 March 2018 Work complete on £300,000 cemetery extension

    A £300,000 project to further extend and improve facilities at Leicester’s Saffron Hill Cemetery has been completed.

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  • 21 March 2018 Demolition work complete at Hinckley Road

    DEMOLITION work at the site of the explosion on Hinckley Road is now complete and work to reopen the affected stretch of road is under way.

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  • 19 March 2018 Young People’s Council members to be sworn in

    NEWLY-ELECTED members of Leicester’s Young People’s Council (YPC) will be sworn in at a special event later this week.

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  • 19 March 2018 Children showcase work signposting city’s best attractions

    CHILDREN from a Leicester primary school will be showcasing their efforts to promote the city’s attractions as part of English Tourism Week.

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  • 19 March 2018 Leicester Market Easter bonnet competition

    YOUNGSTERS with creative flair are being invited to take part in Leicester Market’s annual Easter Bonnet competition.

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  • 16 March 2018 Memorial to be unveiled in Leicester Market

    A MEMORIAL to three Leicester men who fought against fascism in the Spanish Civil War is to be unveiled in the city’s Market Place.

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  • 16 March 2018 Traders invited to register interest for this year's Christmas market

    IT MAY only be March, but plans for Leicester’s Christmas celebrations are already taking shape – and a bigger, and better, Christmas Market will be at the heart of the city’s events programme.

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  • 16 March 2018 Competition to help tackle issue of knife crime

    SCHOOL pupils from the city and county have been taking part in a poster competition to help tackle knife crime.

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  • 15 March 2018 Major phase of Vaughan Way works to get underway

    THE next major phase of Vaughan Way road works is due to get underway next week.

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  • 14 March 2018 Council to consider annual pay policy

    COUNCILLORS in Leicester will be asked to consider an annual statement on the council’s pay policy.

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  • 14 March 2018 More than 1,000 children to take part in clean-up weekend

    MORE than 1,000 children and young people from 15 city schools will be helping to pick up litter in Leicester as part of the Great British Spring Clean.

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  • 14 March 2018 Potholes and road surfaces to be repaired

    HUNDREDS of thousands of pounds are being spent on repairing failing road surfaces and potholes across Leicester.

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  • 13 March 2018 Discover science at Abbey Pumping Station event

    BRITISH Science Week is coming to Abbey Pumping Station this weekend with an event exploring the world of discovery.

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  • 13 March 2018 School is first in country to receive mental health award

    A CITY primary school has become the first in the country to gain a national award for its mental health work.

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  • 13 March 2018 Braunstone schools become Water Guardians

    SCHOOLS in Braunstone have been taking part in an innovative environmental project aimed at educating children about flooding issues.

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  • 13 March 2018 City council to set up own company to build affordable homes

    LEICESTER’S City Mayor has announced ambitious plans for the city council to set up its own housing company – and construction on the first 50 new homes could begin this year.

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  • 13 March 2018 Demolition proposed for Goscote House

    LEICESTER’S tallest high-rise residential tower block could be demolished next year.

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  • 13 March 2018 Maxfield House’s 85 flats set for major refurbishment

    WORK is underway on a £2milllion refurbishment of an 18-storey tower block in Leicester.

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  • 12 March 2018 Community recovery under way after Hinckley Road tragedy

    PEOPLE living in the area affected by the explosion on Hinckley Road are being reassured that support is in place to help the community recover from the tragic event.

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  • 8 March 2018 Event helps communities to get growing - 9th March 2019

    A COMMUNITY food-growing event is taking place at the city council’s Charles Street offices this week.

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  • 7 March 2018 Surface dressing programme to begin

    A PROGRAMME of surface dressing a number of streets in communities across the city is due to begin next week.

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  • 6 March 2018 Lord Mayor’s charity fundraising dinner and raffle to take place

    Lord Mayor's charity fundraisng dinner and raffle to take place

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  • 6 March 2018 Ballot boxes open for Young People’s Council vote

    BALLOT boxes are now open at city schools, colleges, youth clubs and community venues across the city, as young people prepare to elect a new Young People’s Council (YPC) for Leicester.

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  • 5 March 2018 Views being sought on proposed road link

    PEOPLE are being asked for their views on a proposed new road link connecting Aylestone Road and Welford Road.

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  • 2 March 2018 Three-year plan for city's sports services set for approval

    PROPOSALS to invest more than £2million in Leicester’s leisure centres and swimming pools over the next three years are set to be approved.

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  • 2 March 2018 Grant boost for work to repair city's war memorials

    A FINAL phase of work to repair and conserve every war memorial in Leicester is set to get under way thanks to a grant from War Memorials Trust.

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  • 2 March 2018 Events offer chance to find out about apprenticeships

    PEOPLE in Leicester will get the chance to find out more about local training opportunities as part of National Apprenticeship Week (5-9 March).

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  • 1 March 2018 Leicester extends ambition for bus clean air zone

    LEICESTER’S five major bus companies have signed up to a new commitment with the city council to deliver a clean air zone for buses by the end of 2020.

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