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  • 31 October 2018 Residents welcomed to Ashton Green’s first new affordable homes

    THE first residents are moving into their new affordable homes at Glebelands Park in Ashton Green, Leicester.

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  • 31 October 2018 Diwali festivities continue with programme of family events

    LEICESTER’S Diwali festivities are set to continue with a programme of family-friendly events and activities through until Diwali Day itself.

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  • 31 October 2018 Traffic advice as Nagar Kirtan Sikh parade takes to city’s streets

    MOTORISTS are being advised of possible traffic disruption caused by a religious procession taking place this weekend.

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  • 30 October 2018 City's leaders launch Leicester's Homelessness Charter

    The Bishop of Leicester, Leicester’s City Mayor and Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner have joined forces to launch Leicester’s Homelessness Charter.

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  • 29 October 2018 Deadline approaching for secondary school applications

    FAMILIES in Leicester who have children due to transfer to secondary school next year are being reminded that they need to apply for a school place before the 31 October deadline.

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  • 29 October 2018 Travel company which sold pilgrimages to Mecca sentenced for fraud

    THREE men involved in a Leicester travel firm have been prosecuted for fraudulently claiming to be licensed to sell package trips to Mecca for the Hajj pilgrimage.

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  • 29 October 2018 Awards for environmental volunteers

    VOLUNTEERS who have helped their neighbourhoods to blossom and helped improve the city’s parks and waterways have won a range of awards for their efforts.

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  • 29 October 2018 Primary school becomes first in UK to receive prestigious training award

    A LEICESTER primary school is celebrating after becoming the first in the country to receive a prestigious award recognising the importance of staff training in the field of mental health and wellbeing work.

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  • 29 October 2018 Have a say over pavement parking options

    RESIDENTS are being invited to have their say over plans to allow cars to park safely on designated pavement areas in parts of Belgrave and Rushey Mead.

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  • 26 October 2018 Road closed to allow funeral procession for respected local councillor

    PART of Belgrave Road will be closed to traffic briefly on Saturday morning for the funeral procession of a respected local councillor who died suddenly last weekend.

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  • 25 October 2018 New exhibition tells story of women's campaign for the vote

    A PROGRAMME of events celebrating one hundred years of women’s suffrage continues this weekend with the opening of a new exhibition in Leicester.

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  • 24 October 2018 City’s greener transport plans get £6.2million European cash boost

    PLANS to promote sustainable transport and cut carbon emissions across Leicester have received a major boost with the award of almost £6.2million of European Union funding.

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  • 24 October 2018 Finishing touches to Diwali preparations

    THE finishing touches are being made to preparations for Leicester’s world-renowned Diwali festivities which start this weekend.

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  • 23 October 2018 Disco inferno for Abbey Park Bonfire and Firework Display

    DISCO’s 1970s heyday will be alive once again at Leicester’s biggest and best bonfire and firework display next month.

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  • 23 October 2018 New council team providing extra support for rough sleepers

    WORK to help rough sleepers in Leicester has been boosted by the creation of a new team at Leicester City Council.

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  • 23 October 2018 Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre set to grow with council support

    A PLANNED £7m expansion of Leicester’s Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre, which will provide two new cinemas, a new bar, open-air terrace and digital art gallery, is to be supported by the city council.

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  • 22 October 2018 Ride Leicester festival nominated for tourism award

    A CITY cycling festival has been nominated for a tourism award.

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  • 22 October 2018 Celebrate Diwali by moonlight as Museum of the Moon returns to city

    DIWALI visitors to Leicester’s Golden Mile will be able to celebrate by moonlight as a giant seven-metre diameter model of the moon is installed inside Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre.

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  • 19 October 2018 Park and Ride for city’s Diwali switch on celebrations

    PEOPLE travelling in Leicester this Sunday for the start of the city’s Diwali celebrations can take advantage of special Park and Ride services

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  • 19 October 2018 Leicester gets ready to light up for Christmas

    THE MAMMOTH task of installing the twinkling lights and colourful garlands that will decorate Leicester city centre this Christmas gets under way this weekend.

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  • 19 October 2018 City primary schools celebrate after growing their own grub

    A CITY primary school is celebrating its fourth consecutive win in an annual gardening competition.

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  • 18 October 2018 School rises to poppy-making challenge

    STUDENTS at a Leicester secondary school are making 1,000 giant poppies that will play a key role in the city’s Remembrance Day commemorations next month.

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  • 18 October 2018 All aboard Youth Bus in Eyres Monsell

    A BUS specially designed to provide a hub of activities and information for youngsters is pulling into Eyres Monsell this week.

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  • 17 October 2018 New galleries to bring Ancient Egypt to life

    TWO brand new galleries that will bring the fascinating stories of ancient Egypt to life will open at New Walk Museum on Saturday (20 October) – just in time for Leicester’s half-term break.

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  • 17 October 2018 Family-oriented events mark half-term in city

    GHOSTLY goings-on, Diwali events, a pop-up museum and the chance for kids to swim for a quid are among the activities on offer in Leicester for the city's half-term (22-26 October).

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  • 16 October 2018 Resurfacing work to take place at Pork Pie Island

    URGENT resurfacing work is due to take place at a busy roundabout on Leicester’s ring road over two weekends. Repairs will be made to the carriageway at Pork Pie Island, where the city’s outer ring road meets Saffron Lane and other key city routes, and where the road surface is in very poor condition.

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  • 16 October 2018 Ravensbridge Drive and A6 Junction to close for six weeks as part of road improvement works

    A JUNCTION will be closed to traffic for six weeks as part of a major road improvement scheme.

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  • 12 October 2018 Build-up to Leicester’s spectacular Diwali celebrations begins

    PREPARATIONS are underway for Leicester’s world-renowned Diwali festivities, which are set to light up the city’s Golden Mile.

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  • 11 October 2018 Snow time like the present to get your tickets for Leicester's Christmas ice rink

    WITH less than two months to go before Leicester’s Christmas ice rink returns to Jubilee Square, skaters can now start planning their visits to the popular city centre attraction.

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  • 11 October 2018 Programme of road resurfacing over coming weeks

    RESIDENTIAL streets across the city will have surface repairs carried out over the coming weeks as part of a programme of maintenance by Leicester City Council.

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  • 10 October 2018 Views sought on changes to parks byelaws

    LEICESTER residents are being invited to comment on plans to update the byelaws that apply in the city’s parks and open spaces.

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  • 10 October 2018 New guide to Leicester street art launched

    LEICESTER is home to an ever growing collection of critically acclaimed street art and a new guide has been produced to help people explore it.

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  • 9 October 2018 Community centre offered to local groups

    COMMUNITY groups are being invited to apply to run a neighbourhood centre in North Evington.

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  • 9 October 2018 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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  • 9 October 2018 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 Work underway on major scheme to create parking spaces

    WORK has begun on a major scheme to create new parking spaces in a city community. About £105,000 is being invested in Kashmir Road, St Matthews, to create 29 additional new parking spaces by modifying and resurfacing an existing parking area.

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  • 9 October 2018 Four new 20mph zones agreed for residential areas

    FOUR new 20mph zones are being introduced to improve road safety in residential streets in communities across Leicester.

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  • 8 October 2018 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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  • 8 October 2018 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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  • 4 October 2018 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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  • 4 October 2018 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 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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  • 3 October 2018 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 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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  • 2 October 2018 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 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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  • 1 October 2018 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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  • 1 October 2018 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 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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  • 18 September 2018 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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