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  • 18 September 2020 12:30 PM Cossington Street sports centre reopens after £800k revamp

    A POPULAR Leicester sports centre will reopen to the public on Monday (21 September) after an £800,000 revamp.

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  • 18 September 2020 11:05 AM City council and universities launch £1.6m graduate retention scheme

    MORE than £1.6million is set to be invested in encouraging graduates to stay in Leicester once they have finished their studies.

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  • 18 September 2020 10:51 AM Repairs to be made to three road bridges in Aylestone

    THREE road bridges beneath a busy route in Aylestone Village are to undergo extensive repair work over the coming months.

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  • 18 September 2020 10:46 AM Footbridge over Burleys Way to be demolished

    A FOOTBRIDGE spanning part of Leicester’s busy inner ring road is due to be demolished next month as part of enabling works for a major revamp of the area.

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  • 17 September 2020 01:00 PM New road paves the way for extended pedestrian zone

    A NEW road that will provide a quick route out of the city centre for buses leaving the Haymarket bus station will open next month – paving the way for the extension of Leicester’s pedestrian zone.

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  • 16 September 2020 03:52 PM £40million cost of council’s Covid-19 response

    LEICESTER City Council’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic will cost the authority over £40m, the Overview Select Committee will be advised in a report next week.

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  • 16 September 2020 03:19 PM Leicester film about children’s rights reaches global audience

    A FILM about children’s rights made by young people in Leicester is reaching a global audience after being picked up by UNICEF.

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  • 16 September 2020 01:33 PM Sewer works to affect Aylestone Road this weekend

    ROAD users are being warned of likely disruption caused by sewer works beneath part of Aylestone Road which are due to begin this week.

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  • 15 September 2020 09:50 AM Warnings from trading standards over cold callers

    Trading standards officers in Leicester are warning residents to stay alert following reports or two types of cold callers offering bogus or substandard services to householders.

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  • 14 September 2020 06:00 PM City council praised for response to Leicester outbreak

    A GOVERNMENT commissioned review that aimed to identify lessons learned from the first local outbreak in the country, has resulted in praise for Leicester City Council’s response to the situation.

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  • 14 September 2020 01:43 PM Have your say on Leicester’s Local Plan

    A CONSULTATION has opened asking for people’s views on Leicester’s Local Plan.

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  • 14 September 2020 11:33 AM New recycling campaign reminds people to Make Metals Matter

    A NEW citywide campaign to encourage city households to recycle more cans, foil and aerosols has been launched by Leicester City Council with support from the UK metal industry.

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  • 14 September 2020 08:45 AM Open day to showcase skills for work courses

    ADULTS wanting improve their career prospects can find out about a range of skills for work courses at an open day this week.

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  • 11 September 2020 06:31 PM Restrictions on Leicester households to stay but others lifted

    The Government has announced today that casinos, bowling alleys, conference centres and indoor play areas will be able to open in Leicester from Tuesday (15 September), but restrictions that prevent people from having visitors from other households in their gardens or their homes will stay in place.

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  • 11 September 2020 12:40 PM First council gyms to reopen on Monday

    FOUR city council leisure centres in Leicester will reopen to the public on Monday (14 September).

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  • 11 September 2020 09:23 AM Diwali and Christmas to be marked with lights but no crowds this year

    TWO of the biggest events in Leicester’s festival calendar will not take place this year, as coronavirus restrictions continue to prevent people from gathering in large groups.

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  • 10 September 2020 05:38 PM 'Start a conversation' is the message for suicide prevention day

    WORK being done in the city, county and Rutland to raise awareness of suicide and the support that is available to prevent it, will be highlighted on World Suicide Prevention Day today (Thursday 10 September).

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  • 10 September 2020 04:07 PM Five more city libraries to reopen next week

    FIVE further libraries are preparing to reopen in Leicester next week.

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  • 10 September 2020 11:07 AM New five-year plan launched for New Walk conservation area

    A NEW five-year plan to further preserve and enhance the historic character of Leicester’s New Walk area has been published by the city council. 

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  • 10 September 2020 09:57 AM Scrutiny to consider ambitious plans for Leicester to be carbon-neutral by 2030

    AN ambitious new strategy to help Leicester respond to the climate emergency will be considered by two city council scrutiny commissions later this month.

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  • 9 September 2020 09:19 AM Overnight road closures planned at busy Welford Road junction

    A BUSY road junction in Leicester will be subject to overnight closures for up to two weeks from Monday for essential resurfacing works.

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  • 7 September 2020 06:37 PM Week highlights that recovery from addiction is possible

    ORGANISATIONS across the city, county and Rutland are marking this year’s Recovery Week by streaming live and recorded content online every day, starting from today (7 September).

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  • 7 September 2020 11:50 AM Time to apply for your child’s primary or secondary school place

    FAMILIES in Leicester who have children due to start primary, junior or secondary school next year can apply online for a school place from today, Monday 7 September. (will issue Monday 7 September).

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  • 7 September 2020 10:58 AM Festival provides chance to explore Leicester’s hidden heritage

    A DOZEN historic sites across Leicester are taking part in this year’s Heritage Open Days, giving people the chance to discover more about the city’s past.

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  • 4 September 2020 07:00 PM Gyms and pools can reopen from Tuesday says Government

    GYMS, swimming pools, fitness suites and dance studios can reopen in Leicester from Tuesday (8 September).

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  • 4 September 2020 10:36 AM Leicester's popular open exhibition puts out call to artists

    LOCAL artists are being given a chance to present their work at Leicester’s flagship museum, as preparations for this year’s Open 31 exhibition get under way.

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  • 3 September 2020 03:43 PM Extra buses help students travel to school safely

    STUDENTS returning to school in Leicester and Leicestershire can benefit from extra bus services to help them get to school safely.

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  • 1 September 2020 01:27 PM Council support for businesses to be Covid-safe

    OVER 1,200 visits have been carried out by council officials over the last two months to ensure that Leicester businesses are following coronavirus safety rules. 

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  • 28 August 2020 07:54 PM No change to coronavirus restrictions in Leicester following latest review

    CORONAVIRUS restrictions preventing people from different households meeting in homes or gardens will stay in place in Leicester following the latest review by the Government. 

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  • 28 August 2020 03:35 PM Customers and businesses reminded to remember social distancing

    PEOPLE are being reminded to queue safely and maintain social distancing at all times if they are visiting restaurants, shops or food outlets over the bank holiday weekend.

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  • 28 August 2020 09:51 AM Work begins on new footbridge at Sock Island

    WORK to construct a new footbridge connecting Leicester’s Sock Island to Belgrave is now underway.

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  • 26 August 2020 03:15 PM Temporary traffic measures brought in outside 23 city schools to help safe return to classrooms

    TRAFFIC management measures are being introduced temporarily at more than 20 city schools to help children and parents socially distance as thousands of families prepare to return to the classroom.

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  • 26 August 2020 03:13 PM Five more city libraries to reopen next week

    FIVE further libraries are preparing to reopen in Leicester next week.

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  • 26 August 2020 11:01 AM Advice and guidance for families as schools begin to reopen

    AS schools across Leicester begin to reopen for all pupils this autumn, families are being reminded that they can access new online information and support. 

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  • 26 August 2020 09:19 AM New red route ‘no stopping’ restrictions to be trialled on London Road

    PART of Leicester’s London Road is set to become an experimental red route, with the introduction of stricter no stopping restrictions from next week.

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  • 25 August 2020 12:30 PM Campaign helps children to travel safely for return to school

    TRAVEL safety measures are being put in place and information made available to help children and families returning to schools across Leicester from this week.

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  • 24 August 2020 04:03 PM Council funding for groups to help them be covid-secure

    VOLUNTARY and faith-based groups and organisations across the city can apply for funding to help support their activities as lockdown restrictions in Leicester are eased.

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  • 24 August 2020 02:51 PM Two more London Road food businesses ordered to tackle uncontrolled queueing

    RESTAURANTS and food outlets across the city are being told to take responsibility for tackling the problem of uncontrolled queueing by customers who have turned up without a booking.

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  • 24 August 2020 11:03 AM Support available to help cut cost of heating homes

    PEOPLE in Leicester are being reminded that they could benefit from government funding for energy efficiency improvements to their homes, even if they don’t meet national eligibility criteria.

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  • 24 August 2020 09:19 AM Exhibitions mark WWII anniversaries

    LEICESTER’S museums are hosting two new exhibitions that commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

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  • 19 August 2020 04:04 PM Latest financial help available for city businesses affected by COVID-19

    BUSINESSES in Leicester have until August 28 to take advantage of financial help which has been made available to for firms affected by COVID-19.

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  • 19 August 2020 03:12 PM Good compliance from London Road businesses in response to new queueing regulations

    FOOD businesses on London Road have been praised for heeding calls by council and police to prevent large queues of customers forming outside.

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  • 18 August 2020 03:42 PM Government announces some easing of coronavirus restrictions in Leicester

    CORONAVIRUS restrictions that prevent people from different households from meeting up in each other’s homes and gardens are to stay in place in Leicester following the latest review by the Government.

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  • 17 August 2020 04:35 PM New regulations introduced to tackle queues outside London Road businesses

    EMERGENCY measures are being introduced to prevent large crowds of customers queuing outside restaurants and other food outlets on London Road as part of efforts to tackle COVID-19.

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  • 17 August 2020 03:59 PM Tickets “sell out” on museum’s first day of reopening

    LEICESTER’S flagship museum has reopened to the public, with all 200 available tickets snapped up for its opening day (Monday).

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  • 17 August 2020 02:35 PM New recreational open space to be created in Aylestone

    A NEW public open space is to be created alongside a new housing development in Aylestone.

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  • 14 August 2020 05:11 PM St Martins social distancing and pedestrianisation scheme to begin

    A SCHEME is being introduced in the historic streets near Leicester Market to help businesses by allowing outdoor seating areas and enabling customers to more easily social distance.

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  • 13 August 2020 03:43 PM Advice and information on returning to school

    PARENTS with questions about sending their children back to school can visit the city council’s website for advice and information.

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  • 13 August 2020 11:30 AM Chance for businesses to get share of £2.6m in extended lockdown business grants scheme

    SMALL and micro-businesses across Leicester which were forced to close during the city’s extended lockdown can apply for financial help under a new grant scheme.

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  • 13 August 2020 09:37 AM Digital commemoration to mark VJ Day 75th anniversary

    A VIRTUAL service at Leicester Cathedral, featuring a reading by the Duke of Gloucester and a dedicated website to allow people to pay their own tributes, are among the many ways in which Leicestershire and Leicester will be marking the 75th anniversary of VJ Day on Saturday, August 15.

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  • 13 August 2020 09:11 AM Work complete on Lancaster Road improvement scheme

    WORK to create a safer and more direct cycle between Leicester’s Clarendon Park area and the city centre is now complete.

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