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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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  • 15 April 2019 10:24 AM No changes to city waste collections this Easter

    ALL recycling and waste collections in Leicester take place on the normal collection day over the forthcoming Easter holiday.

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  • 12 April 2019 02:20 PM New funding will help young children improve communication skills

    A SUCCESSFUL bid for nearly £800,000 of Government cash means young children in Leicester will get more support to improve their speech, language and communication skills.

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  • 12 April 2019 01:13 PM Saddle up for the Easter Bike Jam

    CYCLISTS of all ages and abilities are being invited to take part in a celebration of pedal power, as Bike Jam returns to Ellesmere College next week.

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  • 10 April 2019 02:23 PM Free Easter fun at Leicester libraries

    LEICESTER’S libraries are hosting some free activities for children during the Easter break.

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  • 9 April 2019 12:23 PM Work completed on 1,000th city street to be covered by 20 mph zone

    WORK has been completed on a traffic scheme which includes the 1,000th city street to be covered by a 20mph zone.

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  • 9 April 2019 10:50 AM Chance to watch Quadrophenia at New Walk Museum

    A CLASSIC British film will be shown at Leicester’s New Walk Museum this weekend to mark the launch of an exhibition that tells the story of the city’s 1960s Mod scene.

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  • 8 April 2019 01:49 PM Family activities in Leicester this Easter

    THERE’S lots going on in Leicester this April to keep kids of all ages busy during the Easter break.

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  • 8 April 2019 11:34 AM Heroes of early years' dental care to be recognised

    THE HEALTH professionals and volunteers who have helped reduce levels of dental decay in five-year-olds are to be recognised in a new awards scheme.

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  • 5 April 2019 11:33 AM Motorists reminded about overnight closures on London Road

    MOTORISTS are being reminded about a series of overnight closures that will be taking place on stretches of Leicester’s busy London Road next week.

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  • 4 April 2019 11:26 AM Family fun marks festival of St George

    ENGLAND’S patron saint will be celebrated in Leicester later this month as the city’s annual St George’s Festival gets under way.

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  • 2 April 2019 02:47 PM Belgrave Hall and Gardens open for summer season

    VISITORS can enjoy the first tastes of spring in the air at the Belgrave Hall’s picturesque and historic walled gardens from this week.

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  • 1 April 2019 04:41 PM Volunteers help to spruce up Narborough Road

    VOLUNTEERS joined a litter pick organised by the city council to help spruce up one of Leicester’s busiest streets.

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  • 1 April 2019 11:52 AM Housing apprentices head to Malta to share their expertise

    APPRENTICES in the city council’s housing department are heading to Malta to encourage others to take up apprenticeships.

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  • 29 March 2019 01:35 PM Views sought on city’s health and wellbeing strategy

    LEICESTER people are being invited to share their views on a health and wellbeing strategy for the city.

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