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  • 22 October 2020 11:23 AM Views sought on the future of Leicester’s Haymarket Theatre

    PEOPLE are being asked to help shape the future of Leicester’s iconic Haymarket Theatre.

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  • 20 October 2020 04:31 PM Post a Poppy for this Remembrance Day

    A CAMPAIGN is underway to encourage people in Leicester to commemorate Remembrance Day by creating poppy-themed artwork, cakes or other artefacts.

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  • 20 October 2020 10:46 AM Programme of preservation work to be carried out on Magazine Gateway

    WORK is due to begin on the restoration and repair of one of Leicester’s oldest medieval buildings.

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  • 20 October 2020 09:49 AM Memorial stone commemorates Far East prisoners of war

    A NEW memorial stone commemorating those who were taken prisoner in the Far East during the Second World War has been installed in the city.

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  • 19 October 2020 11:46 AM Be part of Leicester’s virtual Diwali celebrations!

    PEOPLE in Leicester are being invited to be part of the city’s first virtual Diwali Day celebration.

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  • 16 October 2020 02:11 PM New link road to open in Leicester on Sunday (18th)

    A NEW road that will improve bus journey times out of Leicester city centre will open for the first time on Sunday (18 October).

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  • 16 October 2020 01:18 PM Council contacts businesses to ensure they are covid-safe

    PUBLIC safety officers from Leicester City Council are working with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) to contact businesses in Leicester and make sure they are covid-secure.

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  • 16 October 2020 12:53 PM Work begins on £10m highways scheme for new housing at Ashton Green

    WORK has started on a major £10million highway infrastructure scheme designed to unlock further development land at Leicester City Council’s Ashton Green housing site.

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  • 16 October 2020 11:01 AM Leicester gets ready to light up for Christmas

    THE MAMMOTH task of installing the twinkling lights and the colourful garlands that will decorate Leicester city centre this Christmas gets under way this weekend.

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  • 14 October 2020 04:47 PM Gym at Aylestone Leisure Centre reopens after £440k revamp

    GYM facilities at a popular Leicester leisure centre have been transformed, following a £440,000 revamp.

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  • 14 October 2020 02:27 PM Alternatives to traditional Remembrance Day events planned

    PEOPLE across Leicester are being called on to commemorate this year’s Remembrance Day in new and creative ways in the face of Covid-19 pandemic.

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  • 14 October 2020 01:38 PM Sports, schools and social history feature on city’s latest heritage panels

    A CORNER of Leicester with a motor-racing past, memories of a ‘magical’ school and sporting glories new and old are retold on Leicester’s latest crop of fascinating heritage panels.

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  • 14 October 2020 12:27 PM Leicester in Tier 2 of Government’s new Covid alert levels

    RESTRICTIONS on household mixing in Leicester will largely continue unchanged, following the introduction of the Government’s new three-tier Local Covid Alert Level system.

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  • 9 October 2020 01:20 PM Claims open for Covid support payments for those at risk of financial hardship

    EMPLOYED or self-employed people who are told to self-isolate but whose income would be hit by staying at home can now claim a £500 support payment.

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  • 8 October 2020 03:09 PM Jobseeking advice on offer at three city libraries

    JOBSEEKERS will soon be able to get specialist advice at three city libraries.

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  • 7 October 2020 03:27 PM More children walking to school as Clean Air Day approaches

    MORE children are improving their health and contributing towards better air quality by walking to school, according to latest figures from the city council.

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  • 5 October 2020 03:37 PM Government pauses shielding programme in Leicester

    ARRANGEMENTS that have helped some of the city’s most vulnerable residents to shield from the coronavirus will be paused in Leicester today (5 October).

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  • 2 October 2020 05:04 PM Further sewer works due on Aylestone Road

    SEWER works linked to the redevelopments near the Leicester Tigers rugby ground will be taking place again this weekend.

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  • 2 October 2020 05:01 PM Utility works to begin as part of link road scheme

    ENABLING works are due to begin on a scheme to create a new link road which will divert traffic away from residential streets and reduce pollution, traffic congestion and create a better road network in part of Leicester.

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  • 2 October 2020 10:29 AM Plans to refurbish park toilets in £138,000 scheme

    TOILET facilities in seven popular city parks are set to be fully refurbished by Leicester City Council.

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  • 1 October 2020 04:25 PM £3.1million investment to improve Welford Road corridor

    ROADS along one of Leicester’s busiest arterial traffic routes are to undergo a £3.1million programme of resurfacing work and junction improvements this month.

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  • 1 October 2020 01:03 PM Dozens of buildings removed from Leicester's local heritage at risk list

    EFFORTS to preserve Leicester’s rich architectural heritage have resulted in 25 properties being removed from a local list of historic buildings at risk.

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  • 30 September 2020 01:30 PM Tenants sign up for Pioneer Park space ahead of development’s opening in January

    A NEW hub for business at Leicester’s Pioneer Park has already signed up its first tenants, despite still being under construction.

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  • 30 September 2020 10:03 AM Help for parents to get children reading

    FREE, expert advice on helping children to do well at school by making reading fun is being offered online by the city council’s adult education centre.

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  • 29 September 2020 01:51 PM Next phase of improvements begins at Aylestone Meadows

    WORK is underway on a second phase of improvements at Leicester’s largest nature reserve as part of a £300,000 investment project. 

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  • 28 September 2020 10:58 AM ANPR cameras to come into use at Haymarket Car Park

    NEW vehicle number plate recognition technology to help simplify parking is due to come into effect at one of the city centre’s biggest multi-storey car parks next week.

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  • 28 September 2020 09:55 AM Have your say on future of local laws to tackle problem street drinking

    PEOPLE are being asked for their views on laws to tackle problem street drinking and use of so-called ‘legal highs’ in public places across Leicester.

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  • 24 September 2020 04:15 PM Seizure of speakers and equipment following noise complaints

    CITY council officers have seized noise equipment from a house in Leicester after residents complained about very loud music being played during the coronavirus lockdown.

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  • 24 September 2020 10:16 AM Work underway on widening footpath between Bede Park and Evesham Road

    Work is underway on a project to widen a footpath from Bede Park to Evesham Road, providing more space for users of the popular route in and out of the city.

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  • 23 September 2020 01:47 PM Colourful crossings link city centre with cultural quarter

    COLOURFUL coatings are being installed on two busy city centre crossings to create distinctive pedestrian links into Leicester’s cultural quarter.

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  • 23 September 2020 12:03 PM New houses completed in first phase of council building project

    The first new houses have been completed in ground-breaking project by Leicester City Council to build hundreds of affordable rental homes for families across the city.

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  • 22 September 2020 02:45 PM Mural celebrates new street’s cinematic past

    AN ART deco cinema that once stood on the site of a new road in Leicester city centre is providing the inspiration for a spectacular new mural.

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  • 21 September 2020 09:05 AM City gets £1.5m heritage action zone boost for busy shopping streets

    HISTORIC buildings in two popular shopping streets in Leicester’s city Centre are set to benefit from a major heritage improvements scheme.

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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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