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  • 31 December 2019 02:55 PM Busy day expected in Leicester on Saturday

    IT’S going to be a busy day in Leicester on Saturday (4 January), with rugby and football fans heading to the city for afternoon matches - and bargain hunters making a beeline for the January sales before the schools go back.

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  • 23 December 2019 08:48 AM More homeless support on offer in Leicester as winter arrives

    EXTRA services to tackle homelessness will be on offer over Christmas and throughout the winter to help ensure that no-one needs to sleep rough in Leicester.

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  • 20 December 2019 12:43 PM Car park to open on Boxing Day to help football fans

    A CITY centre car park that would normally be closed on bank holidays will open on Boxing Day (Thursday 26 December) to help football fans get to Leicester City’s sell-out match against Liverpool.

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  • 19 December 2019 12:56 PM Council scheme gets women cycling in St Matthews

    WOMEN in St Matthews are getting on their bikes thanks to a city council scheme that’s helped them to improve their cycling skills.

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  • 19 December 2019 09:57 AM Leicester to pilot major study of local air pollution

    LEICESTER is set to be the first city in the country to study and model locally-based fine particulate pollution (PM2.5) as part of a new project.

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  • 19 December 2019 09:47 AM Work to begin on final phase of major Belgrave Gate revamp

    A FINAL phase of work to transform the route between Leicester’s Golden Mile and the city centre will get underway early in the new year.

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  • 18 December 2019 02:53 PM Residents to give their views on road safety measures in Humberstone Village

    DESIGNS have been drawn up to improve road safety in a community in response to concerns raised at a series of public meetings.

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  • 18 December 2019 02:36 PM Make donations to the Dawn Centre your Secret Santa choice

    ANYONE looking for an alternative to their Secret Santa present is being invited to make up a pack of toiletries for people in need at the city council’s Dawn Centre.

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  • 18 December 2019 09:35 AM Number of top-rated food outlets in city nearly doubles in five years

    THE number of food outlets in Leicester given the highest possible quality rating has nearly doubled in the last five years.

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  • 17 December 2019 11:48 AM Grants on offer to help local business vehicles go green

    BUSINESSES in Leicester can benefit from a generous grant scheme that aims to increase the uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles and help further improve air quality.

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  • 16 December 2019 04:32 PM Naughty Sugar! takes top prize at 30th Open exhibition

    A PANEL of judges has been assessing the painting, prints, drawings, photographs, sculptures and craft that feature in this year’s Open exhibition in Leicester and the prize winners have been announced.

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  • 16 December 2019 11:06 AM Lord Mayor visits community lunch club

    MEMBERS of a lunch club in Knighton invited Leicester’s Lord Mayor to join them for a festive meal.

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  • 13 December 2019 03:27 PM Council seeks members for first Leicester Climate Assembly

    PEOPLE in Leicester are being invited to take part in the city’s first climate assembly and help shape the local response to the climate emergency.

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  • 12 December 2019 05:17 PM Something for everyone at Leicester's ice rink this Christmas

    FOOTBALL fans, Bollywood enthusiasts and anyone who loves dressing up in a Christmas costume can look forward to some special events at Leicester’s Christmas ice rink this month.

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  • 12 December 2019 11:22 AM Libraries staff choose their favourite Christmas reads

    LOVEABLE aliens, a sidekick rabbit called Stanley, Nigel Slater’s winter feasts and a tale of Christmas in the trenches all feature in the books and stories Leicester Libraries staff have picked as their festive favourites.

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  • 11 December 2019 12:04 PM Scheme to reduce waste left behind by students raises £68,000 for charity

    A CHARITY scheme, that encourages students to donate their unwanted items at the end of term instead of throwing them away, has saved an incredible 39 tonnes of items from being thrown away in Leicester.

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  • 10 December 2019 03:25 PM Follow the star ratings to avoid food poisoning this Christmas

    AS unwanted Christmas presents go, a dose of festive food poisoning must rank pretty highly on the list.

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  • 10 December 2019 03:03 PM Council works with local motorcycle group to find new clubhouse

    A LOCAL motorcycle club, that has just celebrated its 60th year, is set to relocate from its current clubhouse to make way for new housing.

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  • 9 December 2019 01:58 PM Waste collection changes over Christmas period

    LEICESTER City Council will be making changes to its regular waste and recycling collection days over the Christmas and New Year bank holidays.

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  • 9 December 2019 10:04 AM Schools get involved in tree-planting

    SCHOOLS in Leicester have been planting native tree species in parks and open spaces to provide more places for wildlife to cope with our changing climate.

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  • 6 December 2019 01:20 PM Leicester libraries put on special events this Christmas

    LEICESTER’S libraries and community centres are counting down to Christmas with some special events for young book lovers.

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  • 5 December 2019 03:04 PM Feast of festive films at Leicester’s Guildhall this Sunday

    THE COSY surroundings of Leicester’s medieval Guildhall provide the perfect setting for a feast of festive films on Sunday (8 December).

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  • 5 December 2019 10:34 AM Council backs annual Toys on the Table appeal

    THE ANNUAL campaign that aims to ensure that every child in Leicester and Leicestershire has some presents to unwrap at Christmas is once again being supported by the city council.

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  • 4 December 2019 05:24 PM Santa moves in to Leicester's new market square

    SANTA will be swapping Lapland for Leicester this Christmas – and he’s about to move into his cosy new home in the city centre.

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  • 4 December 2019 05:04 PM Transformation of Haymarket House gets under way

    WORKS to create a 67-bed hotel in a city centre building that’s been vacant for more than 30 years are now under way.

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  • 4 December 2019 04:56 PM Community centre offered to local groups

    LOCAL groups are being invited to apply to run a community centre in North Evington.

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  • 3 December 2019 01:52 PM Campaign begins to highlight city’s cultural and creative successes

    19 LOCAL arts and creative organisations are being showcased in a new prospectus and promotional campaign designed to showcase Leicester as the place for experiencing world class culture and growing creative businesses.

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  • 3 December 2019 11:39 AM Social work team wins top national award

    A SOCIAL work team at Leicester City Council has taken the top prize in a prestigious awards ceremony recognising its outstanding work in supporting vulnerable adults.

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  • 2 December 2019 03:38 PM Christmas ice rink gets ready for Thursday's opening

    WITH just days to go before Leicester’s real ice rink opens in Jubilee Square, people can now start planning their visits to the city’s standout Christmas attraction.

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  • 2 December 2019 02:39 PM Council flexible workspace boost for Fenwick revamp plans

    PLANS for a major revamp of Leicester’s historic former Fenwick building are set to get a boost with £450,000 of council investment for a new flexible workspace.

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  • 2 December 2019 10:56 AM Emergency repairs planned for Krefeld Way

    A SECTION of Leicester’s outer ring road will be closed to traffic this Sunday (December 8) to allow emergency repairs to be carried out.

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  • 26 November 2019 12:53 PM Park & Ride every day in Leicester this December

    LEICESTER Park & Ride is running extra services throughout December – which means you can catch a Park & Ride bus every day, apart from on Christmas Day.

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  • 25 November 2019 03:02 PM Book a behind-the-scenes tour at Abbey Pumping Station

    THERE’S a chance to see parts of Leicester's Abbey Pumping Station this weekend that are not normally open to the public.

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  • 25 November 2019 02:29 PM Civil powers to be used to tackle rogue landlords

    CIVIL enforcement powers are set to be introduced by Leicester City Council against private sector landlords who commit certain housing offences.

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  • 22 November 2019 05:56 PM Thousands watch Leicester light up for Christmas

    THE COUNTDOWN to Christmas got under way in Leicester last night with the switch-of the city’s spectacular festive lights.

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  • 22 November 2019 03:04 PM City Catering gets silver award from Food for Life

    THE city council’s school meals service, City Catering, has been awarded ‘silver’ status from the Soil Association’s Food for Life programme.

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  • 22 November 2019 02:10 PM Council prepares to plant 350 trees this winter

    LEICESTER City Council has marked the start of National Tree Week by taking delivery of hundreds of new trees that will be planted in the city this winter.

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  • 22 November 2019 12:42 PM Time running out for voters to register ahead of December General Election

    THE deadline is approaching for people who haven’t yet registered to vote in next month’s general election to do so.

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  • 22 November 2019 09:48 AM More community parking bays to be created as part of council improvement programme

    A PROGRAMME of installing new parking areas and laybys in residential areas across Leicester will begin its latest phase from next week.

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  • 21 November 2019 03:35 PM Project will help young people in care to quit smoking

    A NEW health project is being launched in Leicester to help young people in care to give up smoking.

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  • 20 November 2019 02:27 PM Open days showcase adult learning opportunities

    ADULTS wanting to learn new skills will be able to find out more at a series of open days taking place throughout December.

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  • 19 November 2019 02:27 PM People invited to help shape Leicester’s response to the climate emergency

    PEOPLE are being asked to help shape a citywide vision on the changes needed for Leicester to become carbon neutral and play its part in tackling the global climate emergency.

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  • 19 November 2019 12:26 PM Project to bring eco house back into use seeks crowdfunding support

    AN ambitious project to bring Leicester’s former eco house back into community use is seeking public support through a crowdfunding appeal.

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  • 19 November 2019 12:01 PM Social work team shortlisted for top national award

    A SOCIAL work team at Leicester City Council has been shortlisted for a prestigious award in recognition of their outstanding work in supporting vulnerable adults.

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  • 19 November 2019 09:51 AM Two new 20mph zones get the go-ahead

    TWO communities in Leicester are set to get 20mph zones covering residential streets after local support for the road safety schemes.

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  • 18 November 2019 11:50 AM Twinning campaign launched to provide toilets to world’s poorest communities

    A CAMPAIGN aimed at helping ensure communities in developing countries have access to safe, clean toilets is being launched with the help of Leicester’s Lord Mayor this week.

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  • 15 November 2019 04:42 PM Choose Park & Ride for the big switch-on on Thursday

    PEOPLE travelling into the city centre on Thursday for the switch on of Leicester’s Christmas lights are reminded that there’s a late-night Park & Ride service this year.

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  • 15 November 2019 11:56 AM Find out more about support for carers

    CARERS are being invited to a city centre event where they can find out more about local services that can help them.

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  • 15 November 2019 11:26 AM New school kitchen officially unveiled in National School Meals Week

    PUPILS, staff and guests at Wolsey House Primary School have been marking National School Meals Week with a roast dinner - freshly prepared in their new kitchen.

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  • 13 November 2019 06:08 PM History of children's clothing told in new exhibition

    A COLLECTION of baby clothes and shoes that tells the story of 350 years of children’s clothing goes on display at Leicester’s New Walk Museum on Saturday (16 November).

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  • 13 November 2019 12:03 PM Octopus Energy helps light up Leicester for Christmas

    OCTOPUS Energy is helping the city light up for Christmas this year, thanks to its partnership with the city council.

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