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  • 13 November 2019 06:08 PM History of children's clothing told in new exhibition

    A COLLECTION of baby clothes and shoes that tells the story of 350 years of children’s clothing goes on display at Leicester’s New Walk Museum on Saturday (16 November).

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  • 13 November 2019 12:03 PM Octopus Energy helps light up Leicester for Christmas

    OCTOPUS Energy is helping the city light up for Christmas this year, thanks to its partnership with the city council.

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  • 12 November 2019 04:59 PM Charity seeks crowdfunding support for drums project

    A LEICESTER charity is seeking the public’s support for a project that aims to get a community marching to the same beat.

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  • 12 November 2019 02:33 PM Countdown to Christmas gets under way

    THE LIGHTS are up and the giant tree is at Leicester’s Clock Tower – and that can only mean one thing: the countdown to Christmas is under way.

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  • 11 November 2019 03:20 PM Reminder for voters to register ahead of December General Election

    PEOPLE across Leicester are being called on to ensure they are registered to vote in next month’s General Election.

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  • 11 November 2019 10:24 AM Alcohol Awareness Week events highlight the risks of misuse

    A WEEK-long series of events is taking place across Leicester and Leicestershire this week to raise awareness of the dangers of alcohol misuse.

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  • 8 November 2019 12:37 PM Work gets under way on improved new route for buses

    WORK on a new road that will improve bus journey times out of Leicester city centre gets under way on Monday (11 November).

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  • 7 November 2019 11:00 AM Events raise awareness of mouth cancer

    FREE events are being held in the city this month to help people learn how to check for the signs of mouth cancer.

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  • 7 November 2019 09:19 AM Leicester cook Jody is a School Meals Hero

    A SCHOOL cook who is determined to make mealtimes special for children has been nominated as a School Meals Hero.

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  • 6 November 2019 05:05 PM Training highlights safer sleep message

    STAFF who work with pregnant women are being offered training to help them promote the safer sleep messages that reduce the risk of SIDS.

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  • 6 November 2019 02:08 PM Rescued memorials tell the stories of city’s fallen heroes

    A NEW exhibition that tells the stories of Leicester’s fallen heroes through a collection of war memorials opens at Newarke Houses Museum on Saturday (9 November).

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  • 6 November 2019 12:13 PM Celebration event marks National Youth Work Week

    YOUNG people will be holding a celebration event this week to mark National Youth Work Week (4-10 November).

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  • 6 November 2019 10:49 AM City’s Children and Young People’s Justice Service rated ‘Good’ in inspection

    AN organisation working with children and young people in Leicester who have offended has been given a positive rating in its latest inspection.

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  • 6 November 2019 10:31 AM Huge investment to fund 400 new council homes

    £70 MILLION is set to be invested in building and buying properties to create much-needed new council housing across the city.

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  • 5 November 2019 11:02 AM Over £6m to be invested in improving schools and public buildings

    NEARLY £5 million is being invested in improving the fabric and facilities at school buildings across Leicester as part of a major programme of works.

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  • 5 November 2019 10:47 AM Work begins on widening road crossings at Magazine

    A PAIR of busy road crossings on Leicester’s inner ring road are being widened to accommodate an increase in the number of cyclists and pedestrians using them.

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  • 5 November 2019 10:34 AM City prepares to mark Remembrance Sunday

    THOUSANDS of people across Leicester are expected to attend the city’s Remembrance Day events as the nation pays its respects to its fallen servicemen and women.

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  • 4 November 2019 02:14 PM Have a say on proposed changes to taxi driver licensing rules

    PEOPLE in Leicester are being given the chance to comment on proposed changes to the rules and procedures for licensing local taxi drivers.

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  • 1 November 2019 03:51 PM Plan maps out Leicestershire’s tourism ambitions

    AN AMBITIOUS five-year plan that sets out how Leicester and Leicestershire will be positioned as a leading destination for tourism was launched in the city yesterday.

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  • 1 November 2019 11:11 AM Good rating for city’s Shared Lives service

    LEICESTER’S Shared Lives service has been praised by the Care Quality Commission for the ‘many outstanding and proactive ways’ its carers help people to be independent.

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  • 1 November 2019 10:59 AM Council boosts support on offer for care experienced young people

    A NEW guide to an improved range of support available to young people with experience of being in care has been launched by Leicester City Council.

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  • 31 October 2019 02:32 PM Traffic advice as Nagar Kirtan Sikh parade takes to city's streets

    MOTORISTS are being advised of possible traffic disruption caused by a religious procession taking place this weekend.

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  • 31 October 2019 12:08 PM Wooden pallets wanted in preparation for city’s biggest Bonfire Night celebrations

    WORK is underway in Leicester’s Abbey Park as it prepares to host the city’s biggest, family-friendly Bonfire Night celebrations.

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  • 31 October 2019 09:34 AM Awards for green-fingered volunteers

    HORTICULTURAL volunteers across the city who have been helping their neighbourhoods to blossom have won range of awards for their efforts.

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  • 30 October 2019 12:21 PM Two new November dates for vegan market

    A VEGAN market is returning to Leicester following the success of its first event.

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  • 30 October 2019 11:17 AM Last chance to see exhibition showcasing hidden African treasures

    VISITORS have until the weekend to savour a ground-breaking exhibition at New Walk Museum designed to shed light on rare and unusual African artefacts seldom seen in public before.

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  • 29 October 2019 04:10 PM Science and technology take centre stage at TeenTech Festival

    STUDENTS and pupils from across the region have taken part in an event aimed at showcasing future job opportunities in science and technology.

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  • 29 October 2019 02:46 PM Deadline approaching for secondary school applications

    FAMILIES in Leicester who have children due to start secondary school next year need to make sure they apply for a place before the deadline on 31 October.

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  • 29 October 2019 12:35 PM Give Leicester scheme to offer contactless donation points to help rough sleepers

    PEOPLE who want to help rough sleepers in the city will soon be able to give money to support a local night shelter using new donation points that are being set up across Leicester.

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  • 29 October 2019 10:07 AM £22million invested in improvements to city council’s housing stock

    HOUSING repairs, maintenance and adaptations costing £22m are being made to Leicester City Council’s housing stock in a major programme of improvement works.

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  • 28 October 2019 12:07 PM Museum hosts first Local History Café for the over 50s

    THE FIRST in a series of get-togethers for older people with an interest in history takes place at Leicester’s New Walk Museum on Thursday (31 October).

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  • 28 October 2019 11:42 AM School creates mindfulness garden

    A SCHOOL has created a ‘mindfulness garden’, giving children a space where they can go to relax and feel calm.

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  • 25 October 2019 03:00 PM Join the pumpkin rescue and do your bit to prevent food waste

    COMMUNITIES, individuals and schools are being encouraged to help prevent food waste this Halloween by eating pumpkins as well as carving them.

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  • 25 October 2019 02:45 PM Victorian theme to Open Streets festival

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

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  • 25 October 2019 12:48 PM Event aims to start conversation about alcohol

    HEALTH professionals, politicians, academics and industry experts came together today (Friday 25 October) to start to shape a new alcohol strategy for Leicester.

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  • 25 October 2019 12:42 PM Council outlines plans to further improve air quality in Leicester

    PROPOSALS to further improve air quality in Leicester and bring levels of harmful emissions to within Government guidelines have been outlined by the city council.

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  • 25 October 2019 11:18 AM Haymarket car park to close for one day this weekend

    A BUSY city centre car park will be closed for one day this weekend while essential work is carried out as part of a major improvement scheme.

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  • 24 October 2019 01:13 PM Pupils prove they can grow their own grub

    PUPILS and staff from St Barnabas C of E Primary School in Leicester are celebrating their win in the annual schools’ Grow Your Own Grub competition.

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  • 24 October 2019 10:04 AM Museum showcases Leicester Society of Artists annual exhibition

    A LOCAL artists’ group which has been running for more than 130 years is hosting its annual exhibition of creative talent at Leicester’s New Walk Museum and Art Gallery next month.

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  • 23 October 2019 10:14 AM Changes to Diwali Day celebrations

    CHANGES have been announced to this weekend’s Diwali Day celebrations because of wet weather that has left part of the festival site waterlogged and unusable.

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  • 22 October 2019 11:52 AM Tickets now on sale for Leicester’s Christmas ice rink

    WITH just six weeks to go before Leicester’s Christmas ice rink returns to Jubilee Square, skaters can now start planning their visits to the popular city centre attraction.

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  • 18 October 2019 04:31 PM Cycling and walking improvements to begin on city’s inner ring road

    PART of Leicester’s busy inner ring road will be getting a new cycle track as part of a nine-month improvement project.

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  • 18 October 2019 10:38 AM Camera enforcement to begin on London Road’s bus-only lane

    A NEW enforcement camera to help stop drivers illegally using the newly-created bus-only lane outside Leicester Station will come into effect next week.

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  • 17 October 2019 02:57 PM Find out more about adoption

    A FREE drop-in event being held this weekend will provide information and advice for people interested in finding out more about adoption.

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  • 17 October 2019 12:27 PM Highfields library to close for refurbishment

    A CITY library will close temporarily whilst a major programme of refurbishment is carried out.

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  • 17 October 2019 11:50 AM Lords of Lightning bring high-voltage performance to Abbey Park

    A PERFORMER shooting million-volt bolts of lightning from his body will be part of a breath-taking live show at this year’s Abbey Park Fireworks Display.

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  • 17 October 2019 10:57 AM Council to use enforcement camera to tackle dangerous school-run parking

    A NEW enforcement camera has been put into operation by Leicester City Council to help tackle dangerous and anti-social parking on the school run.

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  • 17 October 2019 10:45 AM City prepares to pay tribute to Khun Vichai

    VISITORS to Leicester are being advised to allow more time for their journeys to the city centre on Saturday (19 October) as football fans pay tribute to Leicester City’s late chairman.

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  • 16 October 2019 11:59 AM Leicester gets ready to light up for Christmas

    THE MAMMOTH task of installing the twinkling lights and the colourful garlands that will decorate Leicester city centre this Christmas gets under way this weekend.

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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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