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  • 18 February 2019 Traffic-calming works completed in Evington

    A SCHEME of pedestrian safety measures has been completed along the length of a busy road in a Leicester community. The work has been carried out by Leicester City Council on a stretch of Stoughton Drive North, between St Philips Road and Highway Road, following calls to improve safety.

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  • 15 February 2019 Young people investigate mental health services

    YOUNG people are conducting a select committee-style investigation into mental health services in Leicester.

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  • 15 February 2019 Changes planned as part of new one-way system at Mere Road

    A SECTION of a busy road in Spinney Hills is being made one-way to traffic following concerns from residents about traffic congestion and parking problems.

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  • 15 February 2019 Essential works on Goodwood Road this Sunday

    GOODWOOD Road will be closed at its junctions with Wicklow Drive and Westmeath Avenue on Sunday (17 February) to allow essential repairs to take place.

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  • 15 February 2019 Museums go to town for half-term

    A POP-UP museum at Leicester’s Highcross shopping centre next week will give youngsters the chance to do a dinosaur jigsaw, make an Easter bonnet and maybe even handle some fossils.

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  • 14 February 2019 Ofsted praises improvements in children’s services

    CHILDREN’S services in Leicester are benefitting from strong leadership, accurate self-assessment and a new way of working with families, according to the most recent report from inspectors Ofsted.

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  • 14 February 2019 Young people get chance to make music on the Saff

    A COMMUNITY youth music organisation which helped create Leicester’s only youth brass band is running a band camp to give other local youngsters the chance to share the limelight and perform with some of the best local brass musicians and artists.

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  • 14 February 2019 Final touch for Old Town streets revamp

    A FINAL phase of work on a major revamp of the streets in Leicester’s historic Old Town area will get under way from next week.

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  • 13 February 2019 Have a flipping good time at Leicester Market

    Are you are high-flipping, nimble-footed, charity-supporting, elite pancake race athlete with nothing to lose and everything to prove? If so, Leicester Market wants to hear from you!

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  • 13 February 2019 Council to invest £1.35m in next phase of tower block sprinkler programme

    A FURTHER £1.35milllion is set to be invested in fitting sprinkler systems at more city council tower blocks in Leicester, as work nears completion at the first block to have the new fire safety measures installed.

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  • 13 February 2019 LEGO suffragette helps mark 100 years of votes for women

    A LIFE-SIZED suffragette made of LEGO will be installed at Leicester’s New Walk Museum this weekend.

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  • 11 February 2019 Carer Gill gets award at staff celebration event

    A carer who has looked after more than 100 people with learning disabilities has been recognised for her work with an award for outstanding achievement.

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  • 8 February 2019 Consultation launched on learning disability strategy

    A CONSULTATION has been launched to ask people for their views on how the city council could improve services for people with a learning disability.

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  • 7 February 2019 Resurfacing work to take place on Aylestone Road

    A SECTION of Aylestone Road is due to be resurfaced this weekend as part of a programme of repairs by Leicester City Council.

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  • 7 February 2019 Night-time closures in final phase of Ravensbridge Drive works

    A BUSY city junction at the heart of a major road improvement scheme will be closed to outbound traffic overnight over the coming weeks.

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  • 6 February 2019 City awarded share of £6m green taxi charger fund

    LEICESTER has been awarded a share of a £6milllion government fund to create hundreds of charge-points for ultra-low emission taxis.

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  • 6 February 2019 Major investment in road resurfacing and repairs

    OVER £1.1million is being invested in a programme of resurfacing work and repairs to roads in neighbourhoods across the city.

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  • 5 February 2019 City welcomes the Year of the Pig

    EVENTS marking the start of the Chinese New Year will be taking place in Leicester this weekend – and there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Pig.

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  • 4 February 2019 Open day offers adults first step to university study

    PEOPLE interested in university-level study but that do not have the traditional entry qualifications can find out about alternative routes at an open day this week.

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  • 4 February 2019 Maintenance work to be carried out on road bridge

    REPAIRS are due to be carried out on a bridge which needs extensive renovation work.

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  • 1 February 2019 Are you ready for Fizz Free February?

    PEOPLE in Leicester are being encouraged to join in with Fizz Free February by making a pledge to #gofizzfree.

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  • 1 February 2019 Reserve your place at centenary event now!

    A YEAR-LONG celebration marking 100 years of women's suffrage culminates in a spectacular finale next month – and you’ll be able to reserve your place at the free event from Monday (4 February).

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  • 1 February 2019 Council on track to beat targets on reducing greenhouse gas emissions

    LEICESTER City Council has joined others across the country and the world in declaring a climate emergency as it sets out its ambition to exceed its own targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the city.

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  • 31 January 2019 Two-year delay likely for planned Waterside school

    PLANS for a new multi-million pound school building in Leicester’s Waterside area have been put on hold due to serious ground condition issues.

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  • 30 January 2019 Leicester Libraries offer free storytelling at the Highcross

    LEICESTER Libraries will be running free storytelling sessions for children in the Highcross on Saturday (2 Feb) to mark the Chinese New Year and National Storytelling Week.

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  • 30 January 2019 City Mayor thanks team that makes Leicester sparkle at Christmas

    THE TEAM responsible for the twinkling lights, festive trees and colourful garlands that decorate Leicester city centre each Christmas were thanked by City Mayor Peter Soulsby today (Wednesday 30 January).

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  • 29 January 2019 Free talk focuses on women's role in the First World War

    THE ROLE played by women in the First World War is the topic of a free talk at Newarke Houses Museum next month.

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  • 28 January 2019 Reading Rampage and Our Best Book inspire children and young people to read

    A BOY who needs to learn to swim in a hurry, an overweight girl who deals with put-downs by pretending she finds them funny and a friendship that uses chocolate to break the language barrier are among the inspiring tales on offer as part of this year’s Reading Rampage.

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  • 28 January 2019 New 20mph zone for area around Montrose Primary School

    A NEW 20mph zone and traffic calming measures are due to be introduced in streets around Montrose Primary School, Aylestone.

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  • 25 January 2019 New Changing Places facility now available at New Walk Museum

    NEW toilet facilities for people with profound disabilities have been installed at Leicester’s flagship museum.

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  • 24 January 2019 City’s drug and alcohol treatment service ranked ‘Outstanding’

    A DRUG and drug alcohol treatment service commissioned by the city council to provide services in Leicester has been ranked as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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  • 22 January 2019 Local Offer Live returns for fourth year

    A free event for families who have a child with disabilities or special educational needs (SEND) will take place at Curve in Leicester tomorrow.

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  • 22 January 2019 Chance to get involved in helping new community projects

    PEOPLE across Leicester are being encouraged to start the new year by taking part in a citywide crowdfunding campaign to help local good causes.

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  • 21 January 2019 Consultation launched on civil powers to tackle rogue landlords

    CIVIL enforcement powers could be used by Leicester City Council against private sector landlords who commit certain housing offences.

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  • 18 January 2019 Roadworks in Leicester this week

    Details of roadworks in Leicester from Sunday 20 January

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  • 17 January 2019 Work completed on project to create parking spaces in communities

    A MAJOR programme of local environmental works to create additional parking in communities across the city has been completed.

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  • 16 January 2019 Annual Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration to take place

    LEICESTER’S annual Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration will take place later this month.

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  • 16 January 2019 Traffic-calming and 20mph zone to be installed in Goodwood

    WORK is due to get underway installing a 20mph zone and traffic-calming measures in a Leicester community.

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  • 16 January 2019 Gritting teams ready to take to city’s roads

    GRITTING teams are preparing to take to Leicester’s roads over the coming days ahead of sub-zero temperatures which are predicted to affect the area.

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  • 10 January 2019 'Smart' revamp for traffic signs on key city routes

    NEW ‘smart’ signs are helping to give motorists the most up to date traffic information on some of the busiest routes in Leicester city centre.

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  • 10 January 2019 Bid submitted for £10million for range of city transport schemes

    LEICESTER City Council has submitted a bid for £10million of Department for Transport funding for a range of city transport schemes.

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  • 10 January 2019 New Year glitch prevents collection of 3,000 direct debit payments

    AN IT glitch that was discovered over the New Year break has left the city council unable to collect January payments due from 3,000 customers.

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  • 8 January 2019 Programme showcases Leicester’s heritage

    A PROGRAMME of work is set to highlight Leicester’s heritage through information boards, displays and public art.

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  • 7 January 2019 World War I exhibitions now available to hire - free of charge

    THREE pop-up exhibitions produced to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day are now available to hire.

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  • 4 January 2019 Leicester's ice rink proves more popular than ever

    LEICESTER’S Jubilee Square Ice Rink has proved more popular than ever this Christmas, with ticket sales up by 5,000 on this time last year.

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