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  • 2 July 2019 02:49 PM Weekend closures ahead for major resurfacing work on London Road

    A MAJOR programme of resurfacing is due to take place on Leicester’s busy London Road this July, as work on a £3.9milllion improvement scheme progresses.

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  • 28 June 2019 02:32 PM Go traffic-free at city’s monthly Open Streets festival

    HISTORIC streets in the Greyfriars area of the city centre will be closed to traffic and opened up for people to enjoy this weekend.

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  • 27 June 2019 05:03 PM Strategy sets out city's holistic approach to health and wellbeing

    A NEW strategy that aims to improve the health and quality of life of people in Leicester over the next five years has been published by the city’s Health and Wellbeing Board.

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  • 27 June 2019 01:31 PM Parapet repairs on Soar Valley Way to start in July

    Work to repair the damaged bridge parapets on Soar Valley Way (A563), between Fosse Park and the junction to Lutterworth Road will begin in July.

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  • 27 June 2019 09:51 AM Judge a ‘mealbarrow’ at Evington Park this weekend

    SCHOOLS which have been growing ‘mealbarrows’ full of healthy fruit and vegetables will have their efforts judged at a city park on Saturday.

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  • 26 June 2019 01:19 PM Five more bus lanes set for camera enforcement

    CAMERA enforcement of bus lanes is set to be used in four more areas of the city in a bid to improve bus journey times and reduce carbon emissions.

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  • 26 June 2019 10:24 AM Blast off on a space chase for this year’s summer reading challenge!

    CHILDREN and families from across the city and county can take part in an out-of-this-world reading challenge over the summer.

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  • 25 June 2019 10:14 AM Sports day marks Learning Disability Awareness Week

    PEOPLE with learning disabilities took part in a free sports day last week to mark Learning Disability Awareness Week.

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  • 21 June 2019 12:27 PM Landlords’ forum to take place

    LANDLORDS and letting agents can get up-to-date help and advice on issues affecting them at an event next month.

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  • 21 June 2019 11:10 AM City road improvement programme starts next week

    A £250,000 programme of surface dressing works on roads across the city is due to begin next week.

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  • 20 June 2019 12:43 PM Charity seeks crowdfunding support for pet project

    A LEICESTER charity that trains dogs that help their owners’ mental health and wellbeing is seeking the public’s support for a project that will make walkies even more fun in the future.

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  • 20 June 2019 11:17 AM City prepares to mark Armed Forces Week

    THE PIPES and drums of the Seaforth Highlanders will lead a parade through Leicester city centre on Saturday (22 June) to mark the start of National Armed Forces Week.

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  • 20 June 2019 10:13 AM Afternoon tea for carers marks Shared Lives week

    CARERS who look after adults with learning disabilities gathered together for afternoon tea to mark Shared Lives Week, which runs from 17-23 June.

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  • 19 June 2019 12:16 PM Family fun day marks museum’s 170th anniversary

    LEICESTER’S New Walk Museum and Art Gallery will be opening its doors this weekend for a family-themed fun day to mark its 170th anniversary.

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  • 19 June 2019 11:42 AM School to close its road to traffic for national Clean Air Day

    CHILDREN at a Leicester school will be taking their classroom activities out onto a traffic-free street as part of national Clean Air Day.

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  • 17 June 2019 09:47 AM Schools compete for the ‘eco factor’ at celebration event

    FOURTEEN local primary schools competed to see who had the ‘eco factor’ in a celebration event held at De Montfort University.

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  • 14 June 2019 09:17 AM Section of Regent Road to close over weekend for emergency work

    A SECTION of Regent Road will close over the weekend to allow emergency repairs to be carried out.

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  • 13 June 2019 03:52 PM New vehicle-activated signs put in place to boost road safety

    VEHICLE-activated safety signs have been installed on parts of the city’s road network to reduce traffic speeds near schools, pedestrian crossings, sharp bends and known accident sites.

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  • 12 June 2019 01:49 PM Write a short story for chance to open new museum exhibition

    YOUNG visitors to Leicester’s New Walk Museum are being asked to let their imaginations run wild in a short story writing competition to mark the launch of a brand new exhibition.

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  • 10 June 2019 03:24 PM Modfather’s Day weekend events at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

    VISITORS to Leicester’s New Walk Museum will be able to bid for a slice of Mod-themed history this weekend in an auction taking place as part of a programme of Father’s Day events.

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  • 10 June 2019 10:41 AM Chance to view city’s latest fledgling Peregrines

    THREE recently-hatched Peregrine falcon chicks are preparing to take their first flight from a specially-built lofty nest box tucked away in Leicester Cathedral’s bell tower.

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  • 10 June 2019 10:03 AM Plans announced to make Lancaster Road more cycle-friendly

    PROPOSALS for a safer and more direct cycle route between Clarendon Park and the city centre have been announced.

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  • 10 June 2019 10:02 AM Step back in time to mark cemetery’s 170th anniversary

    TWO major anniversaries are set to be marked at a special summer celebration event at Welford Road Cemetery this weekend.

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  • 6 June 2019 02:16 PM Dental heroes honoured at Smile Awards

    THE INDIVIDUALS and organisations that have done the most to reduce dental decay in five-year-olds in Leicester have been honoured in a city council awards scheme.

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  • 6 June 2019 10:33 AM Looshkin by Jamie Smart named as Our Best Book by city schoolchildren

    THOUSANDS of city schoolchildren have been voting for their favourite books as part of an initiative to encourage reading.

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  • 5 June 2019 09:41 AM Portrait of King to go on show in city of his resting place

    AN ICONIC portrait of King Richard III will go on display at Leicester’s New Walk Museum this week, thanks to the National Portrait Gallery in London.

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  • 3 June 2019 11:41 AM Sessions help families get ready for school

    PRE-SCHOOL children and their families are taking part in sessions to help them to get ready for starting school.

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