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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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  • 12 August 2020 02:54 PM Next phase of repairs and improvements to pavements on Narborough Road to begin

    AN investment of £175,000 is being made to repair and improve pavements, street furniture and bollards on one of the busiest gateways into Leicester.

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  • 12 August 2020 02:27 PM Face coverings on their way to those shielding in Leicester

    SIMPLE face coverings made in factories in Leicester are to be sent out to thousands of people across the city from next week.

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  • 12 August 2020 01:21 PM Campaign celebrates success of allotments

    MORE than 40 city council-run allotments across Leicester remained open throughout the coronavirus lockdown and provided residents with much-needed outdoor exercise, home-grown produce and a valuable respite from lockdown conditions.

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  • 12 August 2020 01:14 PM City council’s tracing team helps track down virus in Leicester

    MORE than 150 people who tested positive for Covid-19 but who could not be located by the national Test & Trace team were found within 48 hours by Leicester City Council.

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  • 12 August 2020 11:35 AM 52 schools earn recognition for environmental work

    MORE than 50 schools in Leicester have been praised for their work on environmental projects.

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  • 12 August 2020 10:13 AM Leicester’s flagship museum to reopen next week

    LEICESTER’S flagship museum will reopen next week with a new name, a new website and a new online booking system.

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  • 10 August 2020 04:13 PM Three new speed-reduction schemes to be installed

    THREE schemes to introduce new traffic calming measures or 20mph speed restrictions in residential streets are due to be installed this month.

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  • 7 August 2020 08:54 PM Don’t give virus chance to spread in your household, says city’s director of public health

    CORONAVIRUS is spreading between households and within households in Leicester – but some simple precautions could stop that from happening, according to the city’s director of public health.

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  • 6 August 2020 02:59 PM Reminder of weekend road closures at Welford Road University Road junction

    MOTORISTS are being reminded of possible traffic disruption from a second weekend of improvement works at a busy Leicester junction this weekend as part of a major redevelopment scheme being carried out by the University of Leicester.

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  • 5 August 2020 05:04 PM Selected libraries and children’s centres to reopen next week

    FOUR of the city council’s libraries and two of its children’s centres will be opened up next week.

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  • 5 August 2020 11:16 AM Freebies and prizes on offer for Cycle To Work Day

    LEICESTER people are being encouraged to take to their bikes on Thursday for Cycle To Work Day – with free coffee and prizes on offer for participants.

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  • 3 August 2020 04:04 PM Work to be carried out to stabilise historic canal bridge

    A HISTORIC canal bridge in Aylestone is to undergo £40,000 worth of repair works to tackle cracks and wear and tear in its brickwork.

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  • 3 August 2020 09:00 AM Leicester’s Bee Roads are blooming and buzzing with wildlife

    LEICESTER’S three-and-a-half miles of 'Bee Roads' are buzzing with wildlife and summer wildflower blooms thanks to a city council-led project to protect our pollinators.

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  • 31 July 2020 03:45 PM Lockdown eased in Leicester – but some restrictions must remain as city tackles coronavirus

    HAIRDRESSERS, cinemas, places of worship, cafés, bars and restaurants will be able to open in Leicester from Monday (3 August) as infection rates in the city continue to decline.

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  • 30 July 2020 10:23 AM Weekend road closures as part of latest phase of works at Freemen's Common site

    THE latest stage of improvement works are due to take place at a busy Leicester junction this weekend as part of a major redevelopment scheme being carried out by the University of Leicester.

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  • 30 July 2020 10:03 AM Second round of discretionary business grants scheme gets underway

    A FURTHER group of businesses and charities will be able to apply for funding aimed at helping those whose finances have been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • 30 July 2020 09:36 AM Go Wild this Summer with new activity packs

    NEW activity packs created by a local wildlife trust have been produced to help children explore nature on their doorstep over the summer.

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  • 29 July 2020 07:50 PM Council helps those still shielding and needing support

    THOUSANDS of people who have relied on food parcels from the Government during the coronavirus lockdown will be supported by the city council from Saturday.

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