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  • 7 April 2020 09:48 AM Retailers urged to be responsible over pricing

    RETAILERS are being urged to act responsibly during the coronavirus outbreak by not charging vastly inflated prices.

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  • 7 April 2020 07:51 AM Council sends coronavirus information to all homes in Leicester

    LEAFLETS will be dropping through letterboxes in Leicester this week containing useful advice and information for local people during the coronavirus outbreak.

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  • 3 April 2020 12:00 PM Bin and orange bag collections to continue as usual over Easter

    PEOPLE in Leicester will see no changes to their household waste and recycling collections over Easter.

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  • 3 April 2020 10:31 AM Riverside Festival cancelled as coronavirus crisis continues

    LEICESTER’s annual Riverside Festival will not take place this year, as the coronavirus crisis looks set to continue beyond the spring.

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  • 2 April 2020 03:02 PM City gets £85million package of help for businesses

    BUSINESSES in Leicester which are struggling due to loss of trade caused by the coronavirus pandemic will be able to access a package of financial help totalling £85million.

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  • 1 April 2020 03:43 PM Temporary changes to NHS urgent care services in Leicester

    The NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is making temporary changes to some local healthcare services with immediate effect.

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  • 1 April 2020 01:04 PM Hundreds sign up for city’s volunteer scheme

    HUNDREDS of local people have come forward to offer their services to help Leicester’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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  • 31 March 2020 06:00 PM Coronavirus: important information for you (updated 31 March)

    STRICT new measures from the Government that aim to save lives by slowing the spread of the coronavirus mean big changes to the way we all live, work and socialise – regardless of our age.

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  • 31 March 2020 03:09 PM Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

    THE coronavirus outbreak is an anxious time for everybody, so Leicester City Council is responding to people’s worries with information and advice to help everyone manage their mental health.

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  • 30 March 2020 05:05 PM Extra help for city’s rough sleepers during pandemic

    The city council is providing almost 100 additional forms of accommodation to ensure that no-one has to sleep rough in Leicester.

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  • 30 March 2020 02:30 PM Work completed on latest community parking spaces scheme

    OVER 50 new parking spaces and laybys have been created across Leicester as part of a programme to help neighbourhoods.

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  • 30 March 2020 01:50 PM Council asks for ‘patience and respect’ amid new challenges for customer services

    THE coronavirus outbreak has meant new challenges for everyone and the people helping to keep Leicester City Council’s customer service line running are no exception.

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  • 27 March 2020 03:49 PM Council reminds public of Government guidance on outdoor exercise

    WITH the weekend coming up, the city council is reminding people that they can leave their homes for exercise just once a day.

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  • 26 March 2020 02:14 PM Council suspends parking charges to support NHS staff

    NHS workers and other key staff who are delivering essential services to the people of Leicester can park free of charge in any city council pay & display car park

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  • 26 March 2020 08:27 AM Coronavirus: Council outlines support to ease financial hardship

    SUPPORT is available to help ease financial hardship being experienced by people who are affected by Coronavirus.

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  • 25 March 2020 02:29 PM Housing services move to critical business only to protect vulnerable

    THE city council’s housing service has moved to critical business only, so that support for Leicester’s most vulnerable residents can still be provided.

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  • 20 March 2020 05:00 PM Council teams up with VAL to co-ordinate volunteer response

    PEOPLE who would like to offer their services to help Leicester’s response to the coronavirus outbreak can now formally register as a volunteer.

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  • 20 March 2020 04:41 PM City Mayor launches fund to support community mobilisation

    A NEW fund has been set up to allow local councillors to support community groups that are helping vulnerable people in their wards.

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  • 20 March 2020 04:17 PM Council offers information for people who need care and support

    The city council has issued some advice and information for people who need extra care and support due to the coronavirus.

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  • 20 March 2020 03:00 PM New £4.6m plan for more specialist pupil places to meet future demand

    PLANS have been announced to invest over £4.6million to expand to create more specialist places at a Leicester school.

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  • 18 March 2020 04:12 PM Schools’ video campaign highlights dangerous of littering and waste

    PUPILS from six city schools have launched an online video campaign raising awareness of the perils of litter, flytipping and plastic pollution.

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  • 18 March 2020 02:07 PM Shopmobility service in the city to close temporarily

    A VOLUNTEER-led service providing scooters for elderly people and those with mobility issues has closed temporarily.

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  • 16 March 2020 11:36 AM Overnight road closures as part of improvement work at St Margaret’s Bus Station

    PART of Leicester’s inner ring road will be closed overnights later this month for resurfacing work as part of a project to improve access to and from St Margaret’s Bus Station.

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  • 13 March 2020 10:47 AM Family fun marks Daniel Lambert Day at city museum

    THE 250th birthday of Leicester legend Daniel Lambert provides the inspiration for a family-friendly event at Newarke Houses Museum tomorrow (Saturday 14 March).

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  • 12 March 2020 03:31 PM £33m funding announced for city transport schemes

    AMBITIOUS plans for public transport, cycling and walking improvements across Leicester have been given a £33million boost thanks to a successful bid to the Government’s Transforming City Fund.

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  • 5 March 2020 04:48 PM Lynne, Carol and Rick celebrate 20 years of Shared Lives

    A LEICESTER woman is celebrating her 20th anniversary in the Shared Lives scheme.

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  • 5 March 2020 01:03 PM £145,000 being invested in sprucing up Narborough Road

    ONE of the main routes into Leicester is being spruced up in a £145,000 improvement scheme focusing on pavement repairs, better street furniture and new bollards.

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  • 5 March 2020 12:24 PM Event highlights safer sleep messages

    SAFER sleep is the theme for an event in Leicester next week that aims to promote the key messages that reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

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  • 5 March 2020 10:57 AM Waste site permit scheme to change in clampdown on improper use

    A PERMIT scheme that allows people to use large vehicles to bring household waste to a Leicester recycling centre is set to change next week.

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  • 3 March 2020 04:02 PM Panel makes recommendations on members’ allowances

    AN independent panel has set out its recommendations for the payment of allowances to elected members of Leicester City Council.

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  • 3 March 2020 03:59 PM Events mark International Women's Day

    EVENTS will be taking place around the world on Sunday (8 March) to mark International Women’s Day.

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  • 3 March 2020 02:16 PM Road safety scheme to go ahead in Humberstone Village

    A SERIES of measures to improve road safety in a community is due to be put into place.

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  • 3 March 2020 01:25 PM World-class festival set to light up Leicester this week

    LEICESTER city centre will be lit up with some extraordinary illuminated artworks this week as part of a brand new international festival.

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  • 2 March 2020 09:54 AM Work progressing well on congestion-busting scheme

    A £10.7m highways scheme to reduce congestion and improve road links between the county and the city is gathering pace - and running to schedule.

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  • 2 March 2020 09:20 AM More children in city get their first choice of secondary school

    THOUSANDS of children across the city will be offered places at secondary schools today (Monday 2 March) – with a substantial increase in those being offered their first choice.

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  • 2 March 2020 08:45 AM Overnight closures planned as Lancaster Road scheme nears completion

    MOTORISTS are being warned about a series of overnight road closures that will be taking place on Leicester’s busy inner ring road from later this month.

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  • 28 February 2020 11:39 AM Traffic calming schemes to tackle local concerns

    TWO new traffic calming schemes and 20mph zones are due to be introduced in the streets near to a busy Leicester primary school following local calls for action to improve road safety.

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  • 24 February 2020 03:00 PM City school is finalist in national food award

    A LEICESTER primary school that works closely with the city council’s catering service has been named a runner-up in a national food standards award.

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  • 20 February 2020 10:07 AM Pilot scheme begins on city centre chewing gum removal machine

    A NEW cleaning machine aimed at removing chewing gum from city centre pavements is being trialled in a scheme by Leicester City Council.

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  • 20 February 2020 09:21 AM Shisha café fined for breaching smokefree regulations

    A COMPANY and director behind a city centre shisha café have been fined £6,000 and ordered to pay over £2,000 in costs after being convicted of a series of smoke-free offences.

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  • 19 February 2020 04:35 PM Free event for people with learning disabilities

    A FREE event for people with learning disabilities and their families is being held in Leicester next week.

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  • 19 February 2020 09:42 AM £1m funding boost to help promote cycling and walking

    MORE than £1million of Government funding has been secured to help further work to promote walking and cycling in Leicester and Leicestershire.

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  • 18 February 2020 09:25 AM Leicester one of 105 cities globally to score an ‘A’ rating for leading climate action

    LEICESTER has been recognized as a global leader on climate action and transparency, achieving a place on CDP’s 'Cities A List'.

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  • 17 February 2020 05:32 PM Join in the conversation and help to tackle knife crime

    A COMMUNITY event giving people the chance to talk about tackling knife crime is being held in St Matthews later this week.

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  • 17 February 2020 03:08 PM Council's aim for families is homes not hostels

    THE city council has set out its plans to give homeless families in Leicester a home instead of a place in a hostel.

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  • 17 February 2020 03:01 PM Educational events support new Dissent and Displacement exhibition

    A PROGRAMME of events gets under way on Sunday to support an exhibition inspired by Leicester’s German Expressionist collection.

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  • 17 February 2020 01:38 PM Lots to do in Leicester this half-term

    THERE’S lots going on in Leicester during the half-term break – with plenty of family-friendly activities on offer that are completely free of charge.

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  • 17 February 2020 10:55 AM Chance to give your views on housing service investments

    THOUSANDS of council tenants are being asked to give their views on the housing services provided by Leicester City Council.

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  • 14 February 2020 02:31 PM New exhibition celebrates grassroots football in Leicester

    THE PRIDE and passion of grassroots football is celebrated in a new exhibition that opens tomorrow (Saturday 15 February) at Leicester’s Newarke Houses Museum.

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  • 13 February 2020 12:42 PM Council serves injunction on aggressive beggar

    A MAN who is alleged to have harassed and intimidated members of the public through his aggressive begging has been banned from begging in the city centre for up to one year after the city council was granted an interim injunction against him.

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  • 12 February 2020 11:07 AM Plough’s your big chance to name a gritting lorry

    DO you know your Otis Spreading from your Snow Stormzy, or your Gritney Spears from your Basil Salty?

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