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  • 20 March 2019 11:10 AM Survey shows people value their neighbourhood services

    NEIGHBOURHOOD services in the city are delivering a high satisfaction rate among people who use them, according to the results of a recent survey.

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  • 19 March 2019 04:04 PM Crowdfunding boost for city project tackling violent crime

    A PROJECT tackling knife crime in Leicester’s communities has been awarded funding both from Leicester’s City Mayor and the region’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

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  • 19 March 2019 01:20 PM Proposals set out for new workspace at Pioneer Park

    PROPOSALS for a development that would provide much-needed commercial workspace at Leicester’s Pioneer Park have been outlined by the city council.

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  • 19 March 2019 11:46 AM Pilot project helps council cut its carbon emissions

    A THREE-year project to raise awareness of energy consumption in public buildings in Leicester has helped cut carbon emissions and save cash.

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  • 18 March 2019 05:08 PM City children join the Great Big School Clean

    MORE than 2,000 young people from 35 Leicester schools will be taking part in a month-long litter-picking campaign that gets under way on Friday (22 March).

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  • 18 March 2019 02:41 PM Greyfriars Open Streets celebrates city’s people-friendly spaces

    A SERIES of free events celebrating some of Leicester’s most attractive and historic streets will be launched next month (Apr).

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  • 18 March 2019 01:37 PM Overnight repairs to be carried out on Soar Valley Way

    ONE of the busiest sections of Leicester’s outer ring road is to undergo a series of overnight essential repairs this week.

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  • 18 March 2019 11:31 AM Help for businesses to become more sustainable

    BUSINESSES in Leicester are being offered help to become more sustainable.

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  • 14 March 2019 04:20 PM York Road set for £1.4m revamp

    PLANS have been announced to invest £1.4milllion in a major revamp of a city centre street.

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  • 14 March 2019 02:20 PM Council’s annual pay policy shows gender parity in salaries

    AVERAGE pay for male and female staff at Leicester City Council is now the same a new report has found.

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  • 14 March 2019 09:58 AM City receives nearly £8m for transport schemes

    LEICESTER has been awarded nearly £8m of Department for Transport funding for a range of city transport schemes.

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  • 13 March 2019 05:38 PM City council recruits five more homeless prevention workers

    THE city council has appointed five more homeless prevention officers to join its existing team of 13, to meet the increased demand on its services.

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  • 13 March 2019 03:48 PM Council’s £500k investment to transform disused nursery into adult learning hub

    A DISUSED former nursery building in Beaumont Leys is being transformed into a new adult learning hub thanks to a £500,000 investment by Leicester City Council.

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  • 13 March 2019 11:46 AM Refurbishment of city's children's homes well under way

    A MAJOR programme of works to upgrade Leicester’s five residential children’s homes is well under way.

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  • 12 March 2019 05:15 PM Businesses helped to benefit from city’s construction boom

    WITH almost 9,000 new construction jobs expected to be created in the East Midlands by 2022, businesses in the city and county are being invited to find out how they can make the most of major regeneration works taking place across Leicester.

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  • 12 March 2019 10:39 AM More than 1,000 people get jobs with the help of Leicester to Work

    A KEY city council initiative has helped more than 1,000 people into employment and more than 695 people into apprenticeships over the past two years.

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  • 11 March 2019 03:55 PM Investment in pavement improvements across the city

    PAVEMENTS on streets in five city communities are being treated and sealed as part of improvement works starting this week.

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  • 11 March 2019 02:31 PM Event celebrates adult learners’ successes

    AN event celebrating the successes of adult learners in the city, as well as launching the latest plans to develop the service further over the next five years, is taking place this week.

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  • 11 March 2019 11:21 AM First line ups announced for De Montfort Hall’s outdoor concerts this summer

    The first acts have been announced for De Montfort Hall’s outdoor concerts this summer.

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  • 11 March 2019 10:44 AM Public asked their views on selective licensing for private landlords

    PEOPLE are being asked their views on proposals to introduce a scheme to licence landlords who rent properties.

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  • 8 March 2019 12:19 PM Leicester to be transformed into a giant game this spring

    PARTS of Leicester will be transformed into a giant game this spring, as thousands of residents try to walk, run or cycle further than their rivals.

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  • 7 March 2019 02:54 PM Cultural Quarter to get £145,000 makeover

    ST GEORGE’S Cultural Quarter in Leicester is getting a revamp thanks to £145,000 of city council investment.

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  • 7 March 2019 09:03 AM Final touches under way at school’s £15.8m new campus

    FINAL touches are being made to a £15.8 million expansion of a city secondary school, in time for pupils to start using the new facilities next term.

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  • 5 March 2019 04:22 PM Almost 1,000 small retail businesses to benefit from rates cut

    NEARLY 1,000 small businesses across Leicester are to get a discount in their business rates under a new scheme set to come into effect next month.

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  • 4 March 2019 06:03 PM 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 later this month.

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  • 4 March 2019 10:47 AM Work begins on £450k revamp of two city centre streets

    WORK is set to get under way on a range of improvements to roads close to De Montfort University and the recently revamped Mill Lane campus.

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  • 1 March 2019 02:36 PM Work to begin on front wall improvement scheme

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

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  • 1 March 2019 01:43 PM Haymarket Health opens in city centre

    A NEW base for sexual heath services in Leicester opens in the city centre this weekend (Sat 2 March).

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  • 1 March 2019 12:53 PM Children in care get awards for their achievements

    MORE than 190 children and young people who are in care in Leicester celebrated their achievements this week at two special awards events.

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  • 1 March 2019 12:22 PM Students give up a day for Leicester

    HUNDREDS of students are heading out across Leicester today (Friday) in what will be De Montfort University’s biggest-ever one-day volunteering event.

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  • 1 March 2019 10:50 AM Bus stops to move as London Road scheme hits railway station

    WORK on the transformation of Leicester’s London Road will move to the area directly in front of the railway station as the £3.9million project progresses.

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  • 28 February 2019 10:01 AM Walking and cycling thrive five years on from flyover demolition

    THOUSANDS more cyclists and pedestrians are using a route connecting Belgrave to the city centre five years on from the demolition of the crumbling flyover which dominated the area.

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  • 27 February 2019 03:15 PM City council supports hockey club's return to Leicester

    LEICESTER Hockey Club – one of the most successful women’s hockey clubs in England – is set to move back to the city of Leicester after 10 years away.

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  • 27 February 2019 08:48 AM Resurfacing works to get underway on Green Lane Road

    A SECTION of Green Lane Road in North Evington is due to close to traffic from this weekend for major resurfacing works.

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  • 26 February 2019 06:08 PM Just days to go before city's spectacular free 3D show!

    THE UK’s year-long programme of events celebrating 100 years of votes for women ends in spectacular style in Leicester on Sunday (3 March).

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  • 26 February 2019 01:58 PM New one-way system installed at Mere Road

    DRIVERS are being reminded that a new one-way system is coming into effect in part of the Spinney Hills and Wycliffe wards this week. The new one-way system is being introduced on a section of Mere Road and the surrounding streets, following concerns from residents about traffic congestion and parking problems.

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  • 25 February 2019 11:52 AM Leicester awarded funding to tackle mental health stigma

    Leicester has been selected as one of eight areas to tackle mental health stigma locally after winning a bid to become one of 2019’s Time to Change hubs.

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  • 25 February 2019 10:16 AM Walkers step out for charity

    WALKERS converged on Leicester’s Town Hall Square at the weekend (Sat 23 Feb) in support of a heart charity.

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  • 22 February 2019 05:49 PM Last chance to see museum's animals before Easter!

    THE WILD Space gallery at Leicester’s New Walk Museum will close this weekend for a much-needed spring-clean – but it won’t be long before the animals are back on display.

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  • 20 February 2019 03:00 PM Resurfacing work to take place on Belgrave Gate

    PART of a busy city centre road is due to be closed this weekend while resurfacing work is carried out.

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  • 20 February 2019 10:28 AM Council sets out new housing vision for disused Waterside site

    PEOPLE are being invited to comment on proposed housing and development guidelines for a vacant site at the heart of Leicester’s Waterside regeneration area.

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  • 18 February 2019 02:20 PM 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 05:58 PM 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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  • 15 February 2019 05:15 PM 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 01:54 PM 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 12:15 PM 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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  • 14 February 2019 04:07 PM 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 03:35 PM 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 11:28 AM 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 03:24 PM 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 01:07 PM 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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