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  • 14 October 2019 10:17 AM Exhibition sheds new light on hidden African treasures

    A FASCINATING new exhibition of historic African objects that have not been on public display in Leicester for more than a century is now open at the city’s New Walk Museum & Art Gallery.

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  • 11 October 2019 11:59 AM New electric bikes could be your Wheels2Work

    EIGHT new electric bikes are part of a fleet of cycles and scooters available to hire from the city council for people who need help getting to work, training or education.

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  • 10 October 2019 04:02 PM Tickets on sale for Leicester’s biggest Bonfire Night celebrations

    ADVANCE tickets are on sale for Leicester’s biggest and best Bonfire Night celebrations next month.

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  • 10 October 2019 09:54 AM Reminder to motorists ahead of major road junction closure

    MOTORISTS using a busy road junction on a key route in and out of the city are being reminded to consider alternative routes during a forthcoming nine-day closure.

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  • 9 October 2019 02:28 PM Traffic and travel information for Diwali switch-on

    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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  • 9 October 2019 01:17 PM Sunday car park closures planned for York Road resurfacing

    TWO busy city centre car parks will be closed for two days later this month as work on a major road improvement scheme nears completion.

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  • 9 October 2019 12:27 PM New figures show tourism is booming in city and county

    NEARLY 35million people visited Leicester and Leicestershire last year, with a million more visitors choosing to spend time in the area in 2018 than in the previous year.

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  • 7 October 2019 05:03 PM City marks Baby Loss Awareness Week

    TWO Leicester landmarks will be turning pink and blue this week as the city marks Baby Loss Awareness Week.

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  • 7 October 2019 03:16 PM Family events for a half-term that’s out of this world

    OUT of this world events, creepy crafts, Diwali activities and a chance for kids to swim for a quid are all on offer in Leicester for half-term next week (12-20 Oct)

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  • 7 October 2019 01:55 PM Resurfacing works due at Welford Road and Western Boulevard

    REPAIRS and resurfacing work is due to be carried out on two sections of road in the city during October.

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  • 7 October 2019 01:50 PM Leicester gets set for a dazzling Diwali

    LEICESTER’S famous Diwali lights will be lighting up the city’s Golden Mile from Sunday October 13 this year, heralding the start of two weeks of festivities.

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  • 4 October 2019 01:01 PM New office scheme at historic Friars Mill wins regional planning award

    A £2.3million office development at the heart of Leicester’s Waterside regeneration area has won a regional planning award.

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  • 3 October 2019 03:49 PM Leicester Marathon cancelled this weekend

    RACE organisers have announced the cancellation of this year’s Leicester Marathon after heavy rainfall left sections of the race route underwater and impassable.

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  • 2 October 2019 03:56 PM Older people reminded to claim what they’re entitled to

    OLDER people in Leicester are being reminded to claim everything they’re entitled to as part of a citywide initiative to encourage the take-up of welfare benefits.

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  • 2 October 2019 11:03 AM Major road junction to close for resurfacing

    AN important junction on a key route in and out of the city is set to close during the October half term holidays for major resurfacing work.

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  • 1 October 2019 09:39 AM Leicester Marathon comes to city’s streets this weekend

    MORE than three thousand runners will take to Leicester’s streets this weekend for the annual Leicester Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay Challenge races.

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  • 30 September 2019 01:20 PM Work to start on Abbey Park Road improvements

    WORK to improve a stretch of Leicester’s busy Abbey Park Road will is due to begin next month.

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  • 27 September 2019 02:04 PM New recruits will help to maintain council homes

    NINETEEN new housing apprentices have joined Leicester City Council to help carry out repairs on council homes.

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  • 27 September 2019 10:51 AM Get ready for festival of reading

    More than 140 events dedicated to writing, drama, poetry and fiction will take place in Leicester next month as the prestigious Everybody’s Reading festival is launched.

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  • 26 September 2019 03:37 PM Entries open for popular art exhibition’s 30th year

    LOCAL artists are being given a chance to present their work at Leicester’s New Walk Museum, as preparation for this year’s Open 30 exhibition begins.

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  • 26 September 2019 10:28 AM Social care work opportunities on offer at careers event

    JOB seekers and students from across the city and county considering careers in social care are invited to attend a specialised careers event next month.

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  • 25 September 2019 10:55 AM Space-themed events bring Moon landing story to life

    THE 50th anniversary of the historic Moon landing is being brought to life with an exciting series of space-themed activities taking place in Leicester city centre during the half term holidays.

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  • 25 September 2019 10:27 AM Historic turret gateway no longer ‘at risk’ after restoration

    ONE of Leicester’s most historic ancient monuments is no longer deemed to be at risk, following the completion of a major programme of works funded by the city council.

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  • 24 September 2019 05:55 PM Museum hosts discussion on women’s rights and empowerment

    SOME of Leicester’s most inspirational and successful women will be discussing the future of women’s empowerment at an event at New Walk Museum on Friday (27 September).

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  • 24 September 2019 01:56 PM Work begins on improvement scheme at Aylestone Meadows

    WORK is beginning on a £400,000 scheme to improve the habitat of Leicester’s largest nature reserve both for wildlife and visitors.

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  • 24 September 2019 01:35 PM Chance to look behind the scenes at city’s crematorium

    THERE’S a rare chance to look behind the scenes at one of the country’s oldest working crematoriums this weekend as Leicester’s Gilroes crematorium opens its doors to the public.

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  • 24 September 2019 10:35 AM Wartime theme to Open Streets festival

    THERE’S a wartime theme to this month’s Open Streets festival in the city centre.

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  • 23 September 2019 02:21 PM Campaign raises awareness of work to bring empty homes back into use

    A CITY council team dedicated to bringing empty houses back into use is calling on people to report properties that have fallen out of use.

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  • 20 September 2019 01:29 PM Green Fox Community Co-op wins £100,000 to develop zero-carbon schools in Leicester

    LOCAL group Green Fox Community Energy Co-operative has been awarded £100,000 by a national charity to develop a dedicated zero-carbon energy system for Leicester schools.

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  • 19 September 2019 03:34 PM Investment sees £400k for programme of neighbourhood improvements

    A PROGRAMME of improvements in communities across Leicester will improve neighbourhood facilities ranging from parking and traffic measures to trees and shopping areas.

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  • 19 September 2019 10:59 AM Council awarded £95k to pilot public on-street chargers for electric cars

    LEICESTER has been awarded almost £100,000 for a scheme to trial the use of on-street charging points in residential areas.

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  • 18 September 2019 04:11 PM Honour for Leicester's Antigua & Barbuda football team

    THE WINNERS of a tournament that gave grassroots footballers the chance to play for their country have been honoured at Leicester’s Town Hall.

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  • 18 September 2019 09:23 AM Apprenticeship scheme helps boost workforce skills

    TWO apprentice occupational therapists are being put through a university degree course as part of a scheme run by Leicester City Council to nurture its staff’s own talent and skills.

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  • 17 September 2019 12:54 PM Council funds local charities to increase support for homeless

    THE city council has given funding to two local homelessness charities to enable them to give extra support to rough sleepers in the city.

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  • 16 September 2019 03:24 PM Council wins £2m bid to celebrate architectural heritage of city centre streets

    HISTORIC buildings in three of the busiest shopping streets in Leicester’s city centre could be in line for a share of £2milllion improvement scheme.

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  • 13 September 2019 10:03 AM Leicester gets ready for a bumper weekend of events

    THERE’S something for everyone in Leicester this weekend as the city hosts a bumper programme of special events.

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  • 12 September 2019 12:56 PM Time to apply for your child’s primary or secondary school place

    FAMILIES in Leicester who have children due to start primary, junior or secondary school next year can now apply for a school place.

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  • 12 September 2019 10:18 AM New 20mph zone comes into effect at city school

    A NEW 20mph at city school near a city school has come into effect at the start of the new term.

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  • 12 September 2019 09:58 AM New funding builds on legacy of Centenary Cities

    LEICESTER has been awarded a share of Government cash to follow on from its successful Centenary Cities project.

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  • 11 September 2019 02:29 PM Have a say on future of domestic and sexual violence and abuse services

    PEOPLE who use support services for victims of domestic and sexual violence and abuse (DSVA) are being asked their views on how help and advice can be best offered in future.

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  • 10 September 2019 02:54 PM Popular food festival returns to Belgrave Hall

    TASTY treats and top-quality tipples will be on offer this weekend at the popular annual Belgrave Food and Garden Festival.

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  • 10 September 2019 01:41 PM Silent movies set for New Walk Museum screening

    LEICESTER’S New Walk Museum hosts three special events this week as part of a five-day celebration of silent films.

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  • 6 September 2019 04:08 PM Unsung ‘Road Heroes’ recognised in national campaign

    A WORKMAN who has been repairing Leicester’s roads for more than 50 years is one of a legion of unsung heroes which are the focus of a national campaign taking place today.

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  • 6 September 2019 03:39 PM Awareness week highlights the importance of blood pressure testing

    A CAMPAIGN to raise awareness of the dangers of high blood pressure gets under way in Leicester next week.

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  • 6 September 2019 10:45 AM New service will support hundreds of homeless people into work

    A NEW college for people experiencing homelessness is set to open in Leicester’s Dawn Centre in the New Year.

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  • 5 September 2019 12:01 PM Ellis Meadows becomes haven for local wildlife

    AN area of riverside land has become a haven for wildlife since being transformed into part of the city’s flood defences.

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  • 5 September 2019 11:23 AM Heritage Open Days bring city’s history to life

    ALMOST 50 of Leicester’s historic sites and buildings will throw open their doors to the public for the City Heritage Open Days Festival.

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  • 5 September 2019 08:26 AM Camera enforcement to begin on key city bus routes

    TWO new enforcement cameras to help stop drivers illegally using bus lanes in Leicester will come into effect next week.

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  • 4 September 2019 01:18 PM Photography exhibition celebrates 100 pioneering women

    A MAJOR exhibition of photographs that celebrates some of the most influential women of the 21st century opens at Leicester’s New Walk Museum this month.

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  • 4 September 2019 11:08 AM Extinction Rebellion activists meet with city council leaders

    ACTIVISTS from environmental campaign group Extinction Rebellion have met with leaders of Leicester City Council in the first step towards sharing ideas and measures to tackle the climate emergency.

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  • 3 September 2019 02:29 PM Views sought on Groby Road bus lane plans

    PEOPLE are being for their views on council plans for a new bus-only lane and 30mph speed limit on a stretch of Leicester’s busy Groby Road.

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