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  • 31 December 2020 02:56 PM City Wardens’ team shortlisted for national awards

    City council teams who tackle flytipping and littering in Leicester’s streets have been shortlisted in the annual Keep Britain Tidy awards for their work during 2020’s coronavirus lockdowns.

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  • 30 December 2020 02:50 PM Leicester to move to Tier 4 of Government’s covid alert levels

    LEICESTER is to move to Tier 4 of the Government’s covid alert levels after a nationwide review of the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • 29 December 2020 03:54 PM Gritting teams keep the traffic moving on city’s road network

    LORRIES from Leicester City Council’s gritting teams are taking to the city's roads again tonight as sub-zero temperatures and snow affect the area.

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  • 29 December 2020 01:34 PM Artwork will form commemorations for Holocaust Memorial Day

    PEOPLE from across Leicester are being called on to submit artwork or personal photographs as part of the forthcoming annual commemoration of the Holocaust.

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  • 22 December 2020 08:34 AM Major air pollution study will help put city ‘ahead of the curve’

    A ground-breaking project to provide people in Leicester with real-time information about local air pollution from fine particulates is in its final stages of development.

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  • 21 December 2020 02:08 PM St Margaret’s Bus Station to close as works begins on £13.5m redevelopment

    ST Margaret’s Bus Station in Leicester will close to the public this month, as work begins on its major £13.5million redevelopment.

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  • 21 December 2020 10:11 AM Information available on Christmas and New Year council services

    DETAILS explaining how and when people can make use of all city council services over the festive period are now available.

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  • 18 December 2020 05:45 PM Reminder for businesses to claim grants for coronavirus help

    BUSINESSES across Leicester whose trade has been affected by the local or national coronavirus restrictions are being reminded to apply for a share of funding in the latest grants schemes being administered by Leicester City Council.

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  • 17 December 2020 02:40 PM Leicester to remain in Tier 3 of Government’s Covid alert levels

    RESTRICTIONS in Leicester are to continue at the highest level, after a review of the coronavirus situation in the city.

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  • 17 December 2020 12:30 PM Schools to become bee-friendly in new environmental project

    A NEW project to help make school grounds bee-friendly will kick off in the new year.

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  • 17 December 2020 09:23 AM Outdoor gyms now fully reopened in city

    LEICESTER’S outdoor gyms have now fully reopened across the city.

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  • 16 December 2020 03:37 PM Rapid coronavirus tests to be offered in city hotspots

    CORONAVIRUS tests that give a result within an hour will start to be offered to asymptomatic people in Leicester from today (Wednesday).

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  • 16 December 2020 01:28 PM Extra investment to ensure no-one has to sleep rough this winter

    ADDITIONAL investment of over £1million is helping to ensure that no-one has to sleep rough in Leicester this winter, despite unprecedented challenges for homelessness services. 

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  • 16 December 2020 10:13 AM Tree preservation strategy will protect neighbourhood’s giant redwoods

    MORE than two dozen giant trees, some well over a century old and which characterise a Leicester suburb, are being given protection under a new strategy by Leicester City Council.

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  • 15 December 2020 01:50 PM Joint exercise checks on Covid-19 safety among shoppers and businesses

    POLICE and council officers have carried out a series of visits to check compliance with national coronavirus safety measures at shops in Leicester.

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  • 15 December 2020 11:32 AM Local laws to tackle problem street drinking and drug use extended

    LEGISLATION to tackle problem street drinking and use of so-called ‘legal highs’ in public places across Leicester have been extended for another three years.

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  • 14 December 2020 04:01 PM Noise nuisance reports led to seizure of equipment

    Council officers have seized stereo equipment and loud speakers from a Leicester house after complaints from neighbours about the noise levels.

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  • 9 December 2020 10:37 AM Work begins to control flooding and improve habitats at Everards Meadows

    A SCHEME to help control flooding and improve wetland habitats is underway at a popular destination for cyclists and walkers on the banks of the River Soar. 

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  • 8 December 2020 11:55 AM Council publishes one-year stop-gap budget plan

    LEICESTER City Council has published its draft budget plans for next year.

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  • 8 December 2020 11:28 AM Waste collection changes over Christmas period

    LEICESTER City Council will be making changes to its regular waste and recycling collection days due to the Christmas and New Year bank holidays.

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  • 7 December 2020 04:25 PM Leicester first city in England to pilot local tracing operation

    A PILOT study will get under way in Leicester this week that will give the city council responsibility for tracing people who test positive for coronavirus but who prove to be difficult to contact.

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  • 3 December 2020 11:16 AM Schools’ commitment to staying Covid-safe praised by education chiefs

    EDUCATION bosses across Leicester have praised the city’s schools for their work to keep staff and pupils safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • 2 December 2020 04:58 PM ‘Memorial walk’ proposed for Leicester & Leicestershire

    A TREE trail in a country park could soon provide a space for reflection for those whose lives have been affected by the coronavirus, if a new crowdfunding campaign is successful.

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  • 2 December 2020 11:36 AM Vital to follow rules on self-isolation, say local health bosses

    PUBLIC health bosses are reminding people how vital it is to self-isolate if they are showing any symptoms of coronavirus.

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  • 2 December 2020 11:03 AM Latest grants schemes to help businesses affected by restrictions

    BUSINESSES across Leicester whose trade has been affected by the local or national coronavirus restrictions are being encouraged to apply for a share of funding in the latest grants schemes being administered by Leicester City Council.

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  • 1 December 2020 06:11 PM Community testing resumes on doorsteps in city’s hotspot areas

    CITY council staff are knocking on doors in Leicester once again, as the council launches a new phase of community testing to help track down the coronavirus and stop its transmission.

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  • 1 December 2020 01:47 PM Traffic scheme will tackle commuter parking

    A new experimental scheme is due to be brought in to address the problem of commuter parking in Clarendon Park.

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  • 1 December 2020 01:06 PM Winter support launched for families struggling during pandemic

    SUPPORT and help offered by Leicester City Council to local families who are struggling to pay for essentials including household bills will get an extra boost this winter.

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  • 30 November 2020 11:59 AM Schools rewarded during first Climate Action Fortnight

    SCHOOLS in Leicester have taken part in a fortnight of activities to raise awareness of the climate emergency and actions we can all take to help tackle it.

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  • 30 November 2020 10:13 AM Work begins on new scheme to link city’s space and technology attractions

    WORK has started on a scheme to improve the links between the National Space Centre, Abbey Pumping Station and Leicester’s planned space and technology park.

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  • 26 November 2020 01:16 PM Leicester confirmed in Tier 3 of Government’s new Covid alert levels

    RESTRICTIONS in Leicester are set to get even tighter when the national lockdown ends next week.

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  • 25 November 2020 03:12 PM Have your say on Leicester’s Local Plan

    THERE’S still time for people to have their say on the way Leicester will grow in the future – but make sure you tell us your views by 7 December.

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  • 24 November 2020 10:27 AM New walk-up covid testing site opens on Upper Brown Street

    A NEW coronavirus testing site opens in Leicester city centre today.

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  • 20 November 2020 02:20 PM Santa spotted in city as Leicester’s Christmas lights are turned on

    LEICESTER’S magnificent Christmas lights have been switched on, illuminating the city centre with thousands of white lights and colourful decorations

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  • 19 November 2020 02:05 PM New heritage panels mark 80th anniversary of Leicester’s ‘Blitz Night’

    TWO new heritage information panels recounting the events of Leicester’s ‘Blitz Night’ have been installed in the city.

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  • 19 November 2020 09:29 AM Free training and advice for staff at risk of redundancy

    EMPLOYERS in Leicester are being urged to find out about free training and expert careers advice on offer for staff at risk of redundancy. 

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  • 18 November 2020 10:34 AM Additional neighbourhood parking spaces to get underway

    Work is due to begin this month on the latest schemes to create much-needed additional parking spaces in neighbourhoods across the city.

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  • 13 November 2020 04:56 PM More than £1m for Leicester to help boost active travel and make neighbourhood streets safer

    LEICESTER City Council will be getting more than £1m to help boost active travel - such as walking and cycling – and to make residential streets quieter and safer.

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  • 12 November 2020 02:48 PM New slip road completed at St Margaret’s Bus Station

    A PROJECT to improve bus journey times by creating a new slip road from St Margaret’s Bus Station to the city’s inner ring road has been completed.

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  • 12 November 2020 11:50 AM Kickstart scheme will help unemployed youngsters onto jobs ladder

    BUSINESSES across Leicester will be able to offer unemployed young people guaranteed jobs as part of a new scheme taking place in the city.

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  • 11 November 2020 12:33 PM City’s Christmas tree will be a symbol of hope this winter

    LEICESTER’S giant Christmas tree will be a symbol of hope for the city this winter, as the whole country locks down to stop the spread of coronavirus.

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  • 11 November 2020 10:18 AM Finishing touches for city’s virtual Diwali celebrations

    THE FINAL preparations are being made for Leicester’s first ever virtual Diwali Day event, which people will be able to enjoy at home on Saturday (14 November).

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  • 10 November 2020 04:28 PM Seventy new jobs to be created by city council as part of Leicester’s new Economic Recovery Plan

    SEVENTY new jobs are set to be created by the city council to help boost Leicester’s local economy in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • 6 November 2020 02:47 PM Virtual Remembrance Day tribute film to mark commemorations

    A SHORT film commemorating those who have lost their lives in conflict will form the centrepiece of Remembrance Day in Leicester this weekend.

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  • 6 November 2020 11:48 AM Libraries to offer order and collect service for customers during lockdown

    VISITORS to Leicester’s libraries will still be able to borrow their favourite books during lockdown thanks to an order and collect service which is being introduced.

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  • 6 November 2020 09:40 AM New grants to help keep homes warm and energy bills low

    LEICESTER City Council has been awarded £1million for a new scheme aimed at tacking fuel poverty with grants for energy efficient and low carbon heating.

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  • 5 November 2020 10:27 AM Equipment seized following noise nuisance

    A WOMAN who made her neighbours’ lives a misery by playing loud music repeatedly has had her equipment confiscated by officers from Leicester City Council’s noise and pollution control team.

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  • 4 November 2020 05:18 PM Coronavirus: important new information for you

    STAY at home. That’s the message from the government and public health experts, as a second national lockdown gets under way.

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  • 4 November 2020 04:24 PM Work begins on 300 new homes at Waterside

    CONSTRUCTION has started on the transformational development of 300 new homes and new offices at Waterside.

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  • 4 November 2020 03:49 PM Get involved and Post a Poppy for Remembrance Day

    THE closing date is approaching in a creative campaign to mark Remembrance Day with poppy-themed photographs, drawings and designs.

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  • 4 November 2020 03:15 PM Final chance to have your say on future of local laws to tackle problem street drinking

    PEOPLE who want to give their views on laws to tackle problem street drinking and use of so-called ‘legal highs’ in public places across Leicester have just over 10 days remaining to have their say.

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