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  • 13 July 2020 06:16 PM Webinar will help textiles businesses become covid-19 secure

    A FREE webinar is being held tomorrow to help fashion and textiles businesses learn more about making their workplaces covid-19 secure.

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  • 13 July 2020 02:03 PM Bags of ideas to help families get active this summer

    YOUNG people and families in Leicester are being encouraged to get moving this summer with an online programme of fun activities to try at home.

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  • 10 July 2020 12:45 PM Road closures planned for major resurfacing of Belgrave Gate

    A MAJOR programme of resurfacing is due to take place on Leicester’s Belgrave Gate later this month, as work on a £2million improvement scheme progresses.

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  • 9 July 2020 04:30 PM City Mayor lobbies Government for extra business support

    LEICESTER’S City Mayor is lobbying Government to provide more support to local businesses after it emerged the Government does not intend to provide extra financial support during the city’s extended lockdown.

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  • 9 July 2020 04:03 PM Latest pop-up schemes to help local business and commuters

    WORKS have been carried on the latest in a series of pop-up measures to aid social distancing, help local businesses and make it safer to cycle and walk in Leicester.

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  • 9 July 2020 12:52 PM Community testing stepped up as city bids to drive down covid-19 infection rate

    THOUSANDS of tests are being carried out in Leicester each day as part of the city’s strategy to bring down the coronavirus infection rate.

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  • 9 July 2020 11:22 AM £8.1 million scheme will create hundreds of extra SEND school places

    MORE than £8.1 million is to be invested in a programme of creating new school places and provisions for children with additional educational needs.

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  • 8 July 2020 02:15 PM Haymarket car park to close for one day this weekend

    A MAIN city centre car park will be closed for one day this weekend while essential work is carried out

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  • 7 July 2020 11:30 AM Work begins on major highway improvements at Leicester’s Clock Tower

    WORK to revamp the area around the historic Clock Tower in Leicester city centre is now underway.

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  • 6 July 2020 09:06 PM Council-led taskforce tackles issues in city factories

    LEICESTER City Council is working with partners across the city to tackle issues with factory working highlighted by the current coronavirus crisis.

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  • 3 July 2020 06:20 PM Stay alert and stay home in Leicester

    AS Leicester city and parts of Leicestershire continue to follow stricter lockdown restrictions, than other parts of the country, the councils and Public Health England are asking residents to stay at home and stay safe, particularly this weekend as the rest of the country starts to open up again.

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  • 2 July 2020 04:42 PM Knife crime conversations go online

    A COMMUNITY event giving people the chance to talk about tackling knife crime is going online so that discussions can continue despite coronavirus.

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  • 2 July 2020 12:40 PM Council continues to invest in city’s secondary schools

    MORE than £20m of investment will ensure that eight of Leicester’s most popular secondary schools can continue to meet demand for pupil places over the next eight years.

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  • 29 June 2020 07:29 PM Lockdown restrictions in Leicester to be extended for at least two weeks

    PEOPLE in Leicester and its outlying suburbs are to be asked to continue to follow current national restrictions for at least a further two weeks, and non-essential shops will be asked to close.

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  • 26 June 2020 02:12 PM Changes to Dover Street traffic starting this weekend

    ALTERATIONS are being made to traffic flow on a city centre street from this weekend as part of a wider scheme to improve facilities for cyclists and pedestrians and help shoppers to observe safe social distancing.

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  • 26 June 2020 02:12 PM Outbound pop-up cycle route introduced on Hinckley Road

    THE latest in a series of pop-up cycling and walking routes on major commuter routes in Leicester is being installed along a stretch of Hinckley Road.

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  • 26 June 2020 10:08 AM Council puts £600,000 into emergency food provision

    THE city council has put over £600,000 of support into emergency food provision over the past 12 weeks, working with food banks across the city to keep people safe during the coronavirus crisis.

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  • 25 June 2020 06:30 PM Council reminds people that barbecues are not permitted in Leicester’s parks

    THE CITY council is reminding people that barbecues are not permitted in Leicester’s parks and open spaces – and that coronavirus restrictions are still in place.

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  • 25 June 2020 10:51 AM Deadline approaches for business grants

    BUSINESSES and charities have less than a week to apply for a share of Government money aimed at helping those whose trade has been badly hit by the coronavirus lockdown.

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  • 24 June 2020 03:15 PM Footpath widening takes place at Green Lane Road

    A BUSY local shopping area in North Evington is being transformed in a pop-up scheme creating wider pavements to make it safer for shoppers and residents to socially distance.

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  • 22 June 2020 03:52 PM Two traffic calming and 20mph limits to be introduced after virus delay

    TWO new schemes to introduce 20mph speed limits and traffic calming measures are due to be installed after being delayed by the coronavirus lockdown.

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  • 21 June 2020 10:29 AM Additional Coronavirus testing unit set up in Leicester

    A NEW coronavirus testing site will open on Leicester’s Spinney Hills Park at 10.30am today (Sunday 21 June).

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  • 19 June 2020 12:34 PM Leicester marks Windrush Day with online activities

    PHOTOGRAPHS, letters and artwork from the Windrush generation will be shared online this weekend as Leicester plays its part in marking Windrush Day 2020.

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  • 18 June 2020 08:06 PM Rise in city’s Covid-19 cases shows epidemic is not over

    AS lockdown restrictions are gradually relaxed, the city’s director of public health is warning people in Leicester that the coronavirus epidemic is far from over.

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  • 18 June 2020 10:52 AM Global Kitchen to host first online cooking event

    AN ORGANISATION which was set up with the help of City Mayor Peter Soulsby’s crowdfunding pledge to train chefs from the refugee and asylum seeker community is due to run its first online community cookery workshop this week.

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  • 17 June 2020 03:22 PM Have your say on creating more safe space on city’s streets

    PEOPLE can now nominate streets in Leicester that would benefit from more space for safe travelling and shopping as work continues to address challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • 17 June 2020 03:06 PM City shows support for national Armed Forces Week

    THE flying of the Armed Forces Flag from Leicester’s Town Hall will mark the start of a very different annual event in honour our serving forces, veterans and cadets.

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  • 16 June 2020 05:56 PM New cycle track installed along Aylestone Road

    NEW measures have been put in place to reinforce space for cyclists on a busy Leicester route.

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  • 16 June 2020 01:22 PM Nearly 1,200 city streets made safer with 20mph speed limits

    ALMOST 1,200 residential streets across Leicester have been included in a wide-ranging road safety programme to create 20mph zones.

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  • 15 June 2020 04:14 PM Celebrating Shared Lives Week

    CARERS in Leicester and the people they support are celebrating Shared Lives Week (15-19 June).

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  • 12 June 2020 04:30 PM Leicester city centre prepares safe welcome for shoppers

    THE final touches are being made to new social distancing measures across Leicester city centre and its neighbourhoods as Leicester prepares for non-essential shops to re-open on Monday (15 June).

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  • 12 June 2020 01:17 PM Freemen’s Common recycling site to reopen

    THE second of Leicester’s two recycling centres will reopen to the public next week as part of wider plans to gradually and safely ease lockdown restrictions.

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  • 12 June 2020 09:01 AM City centre pop-up scheme to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists

    WORK is being carried out on a city centre street to improve facilities for cyclists and pedestrians and help shoppers to observe safe social distancing.

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  • 11 June 2020 04:08 PM Reminder of resurfacing work at Krefeld Way

    MOTORISTS are being reminded about resurfacing work that is due to take place on a section of Leicester’s outer ring road from this weekend.

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  • 11 June 2020 12:08 PM All major local bus firms now offering contactless card payments

    PASSENGERS using Park and Ride services to travel into and out of Leicester will be able to make contactless payments from next week.

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  • 10 June 2020 03:19 PM Big increase in cycling as Leicester joins Bike Week celebrations

    LEICESTER is celebrating Bike Week this week - as figures show the number of cyclists recorded at key sites in the city has nearly doubled since this time last year.

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  • 10 June 2020 03:12 PM Regeneration plans to be developed for Leicester’s Stocking Farm estate

    PLANS to develop a shared vision for the future regeneration of Leicester’s Stocking Farm and surrounding area have been announced.

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  • 10 June 2020 12:14 PM Support on offer for Carers’ Week

    CARERS in Leicester can get telephone support, advice and information from a series of dedicated sessions being held to mark Carers’ Week – as well as a special ID card to help them identify themselves as carers.

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  • 10 June 2020 11:21 AM Leicester children choose their Best Book

    NEARLY 600 primary school children from across the city have voted online to select their favourite books.

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  • 9 June 2020 04:18 PM Up to 400 small businesses and charities yet to claim Government grant help

    AROUND 400 small businesses and charities across Leicester who are eligible for Government grants of £10,000 to £25,000 have still not claimed the financial help.

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  • 9 June 2020 11:52 AM New street design guide for Leicester

    A NEW street design guide for Leicester has been launched, setting out the principles that will be used to help build healthier streets in future city redevelopment schemes.

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  • 9 June 2020 10:46 AM Pop-up ‘Mini Holland’ scheme to transform Braunstone Gate

    TWO new pop-up schemes to create pedestrian and cycle-friendly areas linking Leicester’s West End and De Montfort University campus are due to be put into place this week.

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  • 8 June 2020 04:52 PM Coronavirus: important information for you (updated 8 June 2020)

    LOCKDOWN measures imposed by the Government in March have meant big changes to the way we all live, work and socialise.

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  • 8 June 2020 10:41 AM Discretionary Business Grant application process opens

    BUSINESSES and charities are being invited to apply for a share of a new pot of Government money aimed at helping those whose trade has been badly hit by the coronavirus lockdown.

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  • 5 June 2020 11:22 AM Join the Silly Squad and take part in Summer Reading Challenge

    LEICESTER Libraries are calling on children from across the city to become part of their Silly Squad for the digital Summer Reading Challenge.

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  • 4 June 2020 02:46 PM Town Hall Bike Park to reopen on Monday

    LEICESTER’S city centre Bike Park will reopen on Monday (8 June) – and it will be free for all users.

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  • 4 June 2020 02:07 PM Care leavers get together online for #MondayNightDinners

    Young people in care and who have recently left care have been supporting each other through the coronavirus crisis by holding online cooking sessions together.

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  • 4 June 2020 10:49 AM Take part in Women Talking, City Listening

    A CONSULTATION is asking women in Leicester what barriers they face in achieving their ambitions – including how the coronavirus has affected them.

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  • 4 June 2020 08:31 AM Resurfacing work planned for Krefeld Way and Netherhall Road

    TWO road resurfacing schemes which were delayed by the coronavirus lockdown are due to take place over the coming weeks.

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  • 3 June 2020 03:07 PM Road to close for resurfacing as part of major highway improvement scheme

    ROAD closures will be in place on part of Leicester’s inner ring road next week as work on a major highway improvement scheme nears completion.

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  • 3 June 2020 09:13 AM Action taken over busy shop flouting coronavirus regulations

    BUSINESSES are being reminded of their responsibility to follow correct Government coronavirus regulations to protect staff and customers following an incident in which a city centre cosmetics shop was serving people inside despite not being allowed to do so.

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