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  • 31 May 2018 Council earns £600,000 from business-boosting loan

    A LOAN of £4m made from the city council’s Leicester City Investment Fund to a private developer has earned the council £600,000 in interest and helped to secure 250 jobs in the city.

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  • 31 May 2018 Smart new look for Saffron Lane shutters

    SHOPS on Leicester’s Saffron Lane are getting a smart new night-time look, thanks to a city council scheme that’s helping to improve the appearance of neighbourhood shopping areas.

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  • 31 May 2018 Free books on offer to mark National Bookstart Week

    YOUNG children and their families who attend any of the city council’s Toddler Time reading events next week will get a free book to mark National Bookstart Week.

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  • 31 May 2018 Crowdfunding leads to new minibus for city equestrian venture

    AN INNOVATIVE project that gives inner-city children the chance to ride horses has been able to buy a minibus thanks to the city council’s CrowdFund Leicester initiative.

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  • 30 May 2018 Council pilots new kerbside collection for small electrical goods

    AROUND 2,000 Leicester homes are helping to trial a new service to recycle unwanted small electrical items and batteries at the kerbside.

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  • 30 May 2018 Bands bring music to city's parks

    MUSIC will fill the air in Leicester’s parks this summer as the city council's annual Bands in the Parks season gets under way.

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  • 30 May 2018 Music takes centre stage at Riverside Festival

    THE cream of local and regional bands are set to take to the stage this weekend at the 21st annual Riverside Festival in Leicester.

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  • 25 May 2018 Bede Park’s giant slide back in use after repairs

    BEDE Park’s landmark giant slide has reopened to the public, after decay in the wooden frame forced its closure for over 18 months.

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  • 25 May 2018 Museums go to town for half-term

    A POP-UP museum at Leicester’s Highcross shopping centre next week will give people the chance to examine artefacts from Egypt, see memorabilia from the First World War and maybe even shake Darth Vader’s hand.

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  • 24 May 2018 Free family event rounds off Walk Leicester festival

    FAMILIES can take part in a fun, free event at Abbey Park this half-term as part of the city’s Walk Leicester festival.

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  • 23 May 2018 Figures show big improvements in Leicester’s air quality

    AIR pollution in Leicester is at its lowest recorded levels in ten years, according to the latest figures released by the city council.

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  • 22 May 2018 Heritage panels set to brighten up bus station

    VIEWS of Leicester from a bygone age are set to brighten up the walls of Leicester’s Haymarket bus station this summer.

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  • 21 May 2018 Significant improvement in city children’s dental health

    NEW figures issued by Public Health England show a significant reduction in the number of five-year-olds in Leicester with tooth decay.

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  • 18 May 2018 New Lord Mayor of Leicester sworn in

    The new Lord Mayor of Leicester has been officially inaugurated in a ceremony at the Town Hall.

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  • 18 May 2018 New centre to help people with alcohol and drug issues launched

    A NEW day centre offering help and support to people with alcohol and drug misuse problems is being officially opened in Leicester.

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  • 18 May 2018 Leicester to be re-declared a Smoke Control Area

    RESTRICTIONS on polluting smoke from chimneys of businesses and homes across Leicester are due to be renewed as part of a move to tackle air pollution.

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  • 17 May 2018 Call for artists to showcase work at Riverside Festival

    A CALL has gone out to local artists to showcase their work as part of Leicester’s biggest free family festival this summer.

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  • 17 May 2018 Improvements due at major city road junctions

    Work is due to begin later this summer to improve two major junctions in Leicester as part of plans to improve main routes into the north west of the city.

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  • 17 May 2018 Council extends moratorium on hackney cab age policy

    LEICESTER City Council will extend a temporary moratorium of its taxi age policy as part of a push to encourage drivers to take-up electric taxis.

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  • 15 May 2018 Countdown to annual BioBlitz nature survey

    THERE are just a few days left until Leicester's ninth annual BioBlitz, a 24-hour wildlife life survey of a city nature spot.

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  • 14 May 2018 Get into the swing at Riverside Festival

    SWING dancing and jazz music from days gone by are coming to Leicester’s Riverside Festival next month.

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  • 11 May 2018 Mass tooth-brushing event kicks off National Smile Month

    A MASS tooth-brushing event will kick off National Smile Month in Leicester on Monday (14 May).

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  • 11 May 2018 Bede Park slide reopening delayed

    THE planned reopening of the giant slide on Bede Park has been delayed.

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  • 10 May 2018 Excellent facilities are par for the course at Humberstone Heights

    A major programme of works that has refurbished the facilities at Leicester’s Humberstone Heights golf course has now been completed.

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  • 10 May 2018 Drivers warned of traffic disruption from M1 closure this weekend

    MOTORISTS are being warned to expect traffic disruption and delays this weekend as a section of the M1 closes for major works.

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  • 9 May 2018 Local Offer Live to be held at the Curve

    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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  • 9 May 2018 Leicester's 'story of parks' celebrated in new series of prints

    A SET of ten specially commissioned artworks celebrating the story of Leicester’s parks has been produced as part of a new partnership project.

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  • 8 May 2018 New buildings and landmarks added to city’s heritage register

    A local register that lists hundreds of Leicester buildings and landmarks of local significance has been boosted with 16 new additions.

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  • 1 May 2018 Riverside Festival 2018

    Leicester's Riverside Festival will take place on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 June. With free events for the whole family to enjoy, this is an event not to be missed.

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