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  • 14 June 2019 09:17 AM Section of Regent Road to close over weekend for emergency work

    A SECTION of Regent Road will close over the weekend to allow emergency repairs to be carried out.

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  • 13 June 2019 03:52 PM New vehicle-activated signs put in place to boost road safety

    VEHICLE-activated safety signs have been installed on parts of the city’s road network to reduce traffic speeds near schools, pedestrian crossings, sharp bends and known accident sites.

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  • 12 June 2019 01:49 PM Write a short story for chance to open new museum exhibition

    YOUNG visitors to Leicester’s New Walk Museum are being asked to let their imaginations run wild in a short story writing competition to mark the launch of a brand new exhibition.

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  • 10 June 2019 03:24 PM Modfather’s Day weekend events at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

    VISITORS to Leicester’s New Walk Museum will be able to bid for a slice of Mod-themed history this weekend in an auction taking place as part of a programme of Father’s Day events.

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  • 10 June 2019 10:41 AM Chance to view city’s latest fledgling Peregrines

    THREE recently-hatched Peregrine falcon chicks are preparing to take their first flight from a specially-built lofty nest box tucked away in Leicester Cathedral’s bell tower.

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  • 10 June 2019 10:03 AM Plans announced to make Lancaster Road more cycle-friendly

    PROPOSALS for a safer and more direct cycle route between Clarendon Park and the city centre have been announced.

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  • 10 June 2019 10:02 AM Step back in time to mark cemetery’s 170th anniversary

    TWO major anniversaries are set to be marked at a special summer celebration event at Welford Road Cemetery this weekend.

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  • 6 June 2019 02:16 PM Dental heroes honoured at Smile Awards

    THE INDIVIDUALS and organisations that have done the most to reduce dental decay in five-year-olds in Leicester have been honoured in a city council awards scheme.

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  • 6 June 2019 10:33 AM Looshkin by Jamie Smart named as Our Best Book by city schoolchildren

    THOUSANDS of city schoolchildren have been voting for their favourite books as part of an initiative to encourage reading.

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  • 5 June 2019 09:41 AM Portrait of King to go on show in city of his resting place

    AN ICONIC portrait of King Richard III will go on display at Leicester’s New Walk Museum this week, thanks to the National Portrait Gallery in London.

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  • 3 June 2019 11:41 AM Sessions help families get ready for school

    PRE-SCHOOL children and their families are taking part in sessions to help them to get ready for starting school.

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  • 31 May 2019 02:41 PM £7million set to be invested to provide new council housing in city

    LEICESTER City Council is set to invest a further £7million on building and buying properties which can be used to provide much-needed affordable housing in the city.

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  • 30 May 2019 11:19 AM Chance to find out more about volunteering in the city

    PEOPLE who want to use their spare time to make a difference in their community can find out about hundreds of opportunities at events due to held next week.

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  • 30 May 2019 10:52 AM Camera car to help keep children safe on the school run

    ANYONE stopping on ‘keep clear’ markings outside more than 20 schools in Leicester could now be captured on camera and fined.

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  • 29 May 2019 11:10 AM Countdown begins to this year’s Riverside Festival

    PREPARATIONS are getting underway for Leicester’s biggest and best free family-friendly festival.

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  • 28 May 2019 01:14 PM Council works with partners to offer city children 30,000 meals over long summer holiday

    Organisations are coming together to plan how to provide 30,000 meals to holiday clubs across Leicester and ensure children can enjoy good food and free activities this summer.

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  • 23 May 2019 04:49 PM Talks, walks and activities on traffic-free streets at the Open Streets festival

    RICKSHAW rides, guided walks and children’s craft sessions are among the free activities on offer at Open Streets, a monthly festival celebrating Leicester’s unique history and urban landscape.

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  • 23 May 2019 03:44 PM Council announces next phase of secondary school expansion programme

    WORK on a next phase of a multi-million pound school expansion programme, which is helping to provide thousands of new pupils places in Leicester, will get underway this summer.

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  • 23 May 2019 02:49 PM City gears up for fantastic summer of cycling

    NEIGHBOURHOOD bike festivals, themed rides and the return of HSBC UK Let’s Ride Leicester are just some of the activities that will be on offer as the city gears up for another fantastic summer of cycling.

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  • 22 May 2019 04:46 PM 20mph zone approved for city housing development

    A NEW 20mph zone has been approved for a number of streets in the city’s Troon ward.

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  • 22 May 2019 03:21 PM Find out more about Windrush compensation at public event

    LEICESTER is hosting a public event later this week to raise awareness of the Government’s Windrush compensation scheme.

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  • 22 May 2019 02:30 PM Work underway on front wall improvement scheme

    WORK is underway on a pilot scheme to rebuild and improve the fronts of nearly two dozen houses in a busy Leicester community.

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  • 22 May 2019 11:54 AM City's new synthetic wickets ready for a summer of cricket

    THE SUN is out and summer is on its way – which means it’s the perfect time to head for Leicester’s parks and open spaces for a game of cricket.

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  • 21 May 2019 01:31 PM Traffic calming and 20mph zone come into effect in Eyres Monsell

    A NEW 20MPH zone covering most of the city’s Eyres Monsell community is due to come into effect next week.

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  • 20 May 2019 02:54 PM Hundreds of schoolchildren to celebrate The Daily Mile

    MORE than 250 schoolchildren will gather together at the King Power stadium later this week to celebrate The Daily Mile initiative.

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  • 17 May 2019 01:45 PM New Lord Mayor of Leicester takes office

    THE new Lord Mayor of Leicester was officially inaugurated in a ceremony at the city’s Town Hall last night.

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  • 16 May 2019 02:28 PM Worldwide graffiti artists Bring The Paint to city this month

    WORLD-renowned graffiti artists will be creating stunning murals and large-scale public artworks on some of Leicester’s buildings for the second Bring The Paint event.

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  • 16 May 2019 11:21 AM Time to vote for your early years' dental care heroes

    IT’S time to vote for the people and organisations who have done the most to reduce levels of dental decay in five-year-olds in Leicester.

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  • 15 May 2019 02:38 PM Open day invites visitors to explore history of local cemetery

    PEOPLE will be able to find out more about the history of a Leicester cemetery at an open day this weekend.

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  • 15 May 2019 11:20 AM Monster movie gets new film club rolling

    EARLY morning screenings of some of Britain’s most popular family films are set to become a regular feature at Leicester’s New Walk Museum.

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  • 14 May 2019 09:51 AM Have a say on proposals for city’s recycling bring banks

    A CONSULTATION has been launched asking people to give their views on plans to reorganise the city’s network of recycling bank sites.

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  • 13 May 2019 01:55 PM AI artwork on its way to central library

    A MESMERISING piece of artwork created using artificial intelligence (AI) will go on display at Leicester’s Central Lending Library this week.

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  • 10 May 2019 01:51 PM Leicester announces exciting Summer of Festivals

    LEICESTER’s festivals already draw thousands of people from around the country, and in the case of Diwali – the world.

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  • 9 May 2019 10:44 AM Newarke Street car park upgrade completed

    AN extensive improvement scheme to make Newarke Street car park safer and easier for motorists to use has been completed.

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  • 3 May 2019 11:19 AM Major improvements to be made to Haymarket car park

    A £1.78m package of improvements is being made to Haymarket Car Park in order to make it safer, cleaner and easier for motorists to use.

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  • 3 May 2019 09:48 AM Work to begin on £1.4milllion York Road revamp

    WORK on a £1.4million revamp of a city centre street gets under way this week.

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  • 2 May 2019 03:26 PM Sunday date for emergency vehicles at Abbey Pumping Station

    A VINTAGE fire engine will be on display at Leicester’s Abbey Pumping Station this Sunday as part of the museum’s annual Emergency Services Day.

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  • 29 April 2019 04:20 PM Get in the swing at this year’s Riverside Festival

    VISITORS to this year’s Riverside Festival will be able to get into their groove in a programme of jazz and swing music taking place throughout the two-day event.

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  • 29 April 2019 12:45 PM Courses offer fast track to university study

    PEOPLE who are interested in studying at university but who don’t yet have the entry qualifications can find out about alternative routes at a series of open days.

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  • 26 April 2019 12:23 PM Get ready for Walk Leicester

    A MONTH-LONG walking festival showcasing Leicester’s heritage, history and green spaces gets under way this weekend (28 April).

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  • 25 April 2019 03:05 PM Greyfriars Open Streets celebrates city’s people-friendly spaces

    A CELEBRATION of Leicester’s people-friendly streets takes place this weekend (Sunday 28 April), with roads in the city’s historic Old Town area closed to traffic for people to enjoy.

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  • 25 April 2019 01:57 PM Drivers warned of possible delays on weekend of city centre events

    DRIVERS coming into Leicester this weekend are being warned of possible traffic disruption due to a series of events taking place.

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  • 25 April 2019 12:08 PM Latest stage of roadworks at Ravensbridge Drive

    FURTHER roadworks are taking place over the coming weeks as part of a traffic improvement scheme affecting a busy road junction in Leicester.

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  • 25 April 2019 10:17 AM ‘Youth Power’ project launches to support teens in Leicester

    A joint community youth project bringing together Leicester City Football Club, Leicester City Council and De Montfort University is being launched today (25 April) – with the help of City midfielder Hamza Choudhury.

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  • 25 April 2019 09:25 AM Celebrate world Tai Chi Day at Leicester Market this weekend

    LEICESTER Market will be hosting tradition Chinese celebrations and taster sessions of the art of Tai Chi this weekend. To mark world Tai Chi Day on Saturday, April 27, the New Market Square will be hosting a traditional Chinese lion dance at 10am, followed by a demonstration of Tai Chi (Taijiquan) by renowned local instructor Sifu Derek Freason and DMU’s Confucius Institute.

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  • 23 April 2019 01:28 PM More overnight closures due as London Road improvement scheme progresses

    THE latest phase of resurfacing gets under way on London Road this week, meaning there will be more overnight road closures in place on parts of the busy road.

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  • 18 April 2019 10:13 AM Leicester young people nominated for prestigious awards

    TWO young people from Leicester’s Young People’s Council have been nominated for Lord Lieutenants’ Awards.

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  • 17 April 2019 05:21 PM Traders bring fresh tastes to Corn Exchange square

    FOUR specialist food stalls will be trading outside Leicester’s Corn Exchange on Saturday (20 April), giving shoppers some fresh ideas for their weekend dining.

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  • 16 April 2019 01:03 PM Get ready to turn wildlife detective for the City Nature Challenge

    LEICESTER’S annual wildlife survey returns for its tenth year this month, and it’s set to be bigger than ever.

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  • 15 April 2019 01:14 PM Moon talk marks World Book Night at Central Library

    SURVIVAL on the moon and the science of space travel are the themes for a special event marking World Book Night next week.

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  • 15 April 2019 12:36 PM Activities in Leicester this Easter

    THERE’S lots going on in Leicester this Easter, with lots of low-cost activities taking place in the city’s libraries, museums, leisure centres and open spaces.

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