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  • 29 July 2020 04:40 PM Lane closure begins on Burleys Way in latest phase of bus station improvements

    A MAJOR project to reduce bus journey times by creating a new exit from St Margaret’s Bus Station onto the city’s inner ring road has reached its latest stage.

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  • 29 July 2020 03:36 PM Parking enforcement to resume across the city from August 1

    LEICESTER City Council is due to resume parking enforcement activity from the start of August as the city prepares to emerge from lockdown.

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  • 29 July 2020 03:14 PM Council provides £500,000 to help shopping areas reopen as part of £1.2m package of support

    SHOPPING areas in Leicester are set to benefit from £500,000 of city council funding to help support independent traders as they reopen after the coronavirus lockdown.

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  • 27 July 2020 03:13 PM New ''tube map'' of Leicester’s cycle routes shows extent of city’s network

    A NEW map has been produced showing Leicester’s pop-up cycle track network in the style of the classic London Underground map.

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  • 24 July 2020 09:10 AM Call for art inspired by lockdown

    ART inspired during people’s experience of lockdown in Leicester will be taking centre stage in a new exhibition planned for New Walk Museum and Art Gallery.

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  • 23 July 2020 03:05 PM Biggest testing operation in the country helping city’s bid to drive down its Covid-19 infection rate

    THE BIGGEST community testing operation in the country is under way in Leicester as the city continues to track down the coronavirus and stop its transmission.

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  • 23 July 2020 11:48 AM Plans for £180k improvements to The Rally park

    PEOPLE are being asked for their views on plans to revamp a popular park close to Leicester’s Waterside regeneration area.

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  • 22 July 2020 10:28 AM Access courses for adults offer fast track to university study

    APPLICATIONS are now open for Leicester Adult Education College’s popular Access to Higher Education courses.

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  • 21 July 2020 03:17 PM Congestion-busting scheme complete on schedule

    A £10.7m scheme to tackle congestion and improve road links between the county and the city has finished on schedule, despite the COVID-19 restrictions.

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  • 21 July 2020 01:23 PM City Mayor repeats calls for more financial help for city businesses

    LEICESTER’S City Mayor has written once more to the Government urging them to provide more support to local businesses to help them cope with the impact of the city’s extended Covid-19 lockdown.

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  • 21 July 2020 08:00 AM 3,000 year-old statue acquired for Leicester’s Ancient Egypt collection

    A BLACK granite statue, made in Egypt more that 3,000 years ago and gifted to the son of travel pioneer Thomas Cook, has been purchased for the city of Leicester.

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  • 16 July 2020 05:58 PM Leicester lockdown to continue for another two weeks

    SECRETARY of State for Health Matt Hancock has announced that lockdown measures in Leicester City are to stay in place for another two weeks.

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  • 15 July 2020 04:31 PM Council to begin £230k road repair programme for residential streets

    RESIDENTIAL streets in communities across Leicester are due to be repaired as part of a £230,000 investment by Leicester City Council.

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  • 15 July 2020 11:30 AM Families can enjoy #ReadingTogether with digital resources and activities

    FAMILIES are being invited to enjoy #ReadingTogether on Thursday as part of the Summer Reading Challenge.

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  • 15 July 2020 09:13 AM City’s waterways set for summer street art makeover

    LEICESTER’S waterways are set to be transformed with a series of colourful artworks as part of a major community arts project this summer.

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  • 13 July 2020 06:16 PM Webinar will help textiles businesses become covid-19 secure

    A FREE webinar is being held tomorrow to help fashion and textiles businesses learn more about making their workplaces covid-19 secure.

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  • 13 July 2020 02:03 PM Bags of ideas to help families get active this summer

    YOUNG people and families in Leicester are being encouraged to get moving this summer with an online programme of fun activities to try at home.

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  • 10 July 2020 12:45 PM Road closures planned for major resurfacing of Belgrave Gate

    A MAJOR programme of resurfacing is due to take place on Leicester’s Belgrave Gate later this month, as work on a £2million improvement scheme progresses.

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  • 9 July 2020 04:30 PM City Mayor lobbies Government for extra business support

    LEICESTER’S City Mayor is lobbying Government to provide more support to local businesses after it emerged the Government does not intend to provide extra financial support during the city’s extended lockdown.

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  • 9 July 2020 04:03 PM Latest pop-up schemes to help local business and commuters

    WORKS have been carried on the latest in a series of pop-up measures to aid social distancing, help local businesses and make it safer to cycle and walk in Leicester.

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  • 9 July 2020 12:52 PM Community testing stepped up as city bids to drive down covid-19 infection rate

    THOUSANDS of tests are being carried out in Leicester each day as part of the city’s strategy to bring down the coronavirus infection rate.

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  • 9 July 2020 11:22 AM £8.1 million scheme will create hundreds of extra SEND school places

    MORE than £8.1 million is to be invested in a programme of creating new school places and provisions for children with additional educational needs.

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  • 8 July 2020 02:15 PM Haymarket car park to close for one day this weekend

    A MAIN city centre car park will be closed for one day this weekend while essential work is carried out

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  • 7 July 2020 11:30 AM Work begins on major highway improvements at Leicester’s Clock Tower

    WORK to revamp the area around the historic Clock Tower in Leicester city centre is now underway.

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  • 6 July 2020 09:06 PM Council-led taskforce tackles issues in city factories

    LEICESTER City Council is working with partners across the city to tackle issues with factory working highlighted by the current coronavirus crisis.

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  • 3 July 2020 06:20 PM Stay alert and stay home in Leicester

    AS Leicester city and parts of Leicestershire continue to follow stricter lockdown restrictions, than other parts of the country, the councils and Public Health England are asking residents to stay at home and stay safe, particularly this weekend as the rest of the country starts to open up again.

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  • 2 July 2020 04:42 PM Knife crime conversations go online

    A COMMUNITY event giving people the chance to talk about tackling knife crime is going online so that discussions can continue despite coronavirus.

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  • 2 July 2020 12:40 PM Council continues to invest in city’s secondary schools

    MORE than £20m of investment will ensure that eight of Leicester’s most popular secondary schools can continue to meet demand for pupil places over the next eight years.

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  • 29 June 2020 07:29 PM Lockdown restrictions in Leicester to be extended for at least two weeks

    PEOPLE in Leicester and its outlying suburbs are to be asked to continue to follow current national restrictions for at least a further two weeks, and non-essential shops will be asked to close.

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  • 26 June 2020 02:12 PM Changes to Dover Street traffic starting this weekend

    ALTERATIONS are being made to traffic flow on a city centre street from this weekend as part of a wider scheme to improve facilities for cyclists and pedestrians and help shoppers to observe safe social distancing.

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  • 26 June 2020 02:12 PM Outbound pop-up cycle route introduced on Hinckley Road

    THE latest in a series of pop-up cycling and walking routes on major commuter routes in Leicester is being installed along a stretch of Hinckley Road.

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  • 26 June 2020 10:08 AM Council puts £600,000 into emergency food provision

    THE city council has put over £600,000 of support into emergency food provision over the past 12 weeks, working with food banks across the city to keep people safe during the coronavirus crisis.

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  • 25 June 2020 06:30 PM Council reminds people that barbecues are not permitted in Leicester’s parks

    THE CITY council is reminding people that barbecues are not permitted in Leicester’s parks and open spaces – and that coronavirus restrictions are still in place.

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  • 25 June 2020 10:51 AM Deadline approaches for business grants

    BUSINESSES and charities have less than a week to apply for a share of Government money aimed at helping those whose trade has been badly hit by the coronavirus lockdown.

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  • 24 June 2020 03:15 PM Footpath widening takes place at Green Lane Road

    A BUSY local shopping area in North Evington is being transformed in a pop-up scheme creating wider pavements to make it safer for shoppers and residents to socially distance.

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  • 22 June 2020 03:52 PM Two traffic calming and 20mph limits to be introduced after virus delay

    TWO new schemes to introduce 20mph speed limits and traffic calming measures are due to be installed after being delayed by the coronavirus lockdown.

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  • 21 June 2020 10:29 AM Additional Coronavirus testing unit set up in Leicester

    A NEW coronavirus testing site will open on Leicester’s Spinney Hills Park at 10.30am today (Sunday 21 June).

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  • 19 June 2020 12:34 PM Leicester marks Windrush Day with online activities

    PHOTOGRAPHS, letters and artwork from the Windrush generation will be shared online this weekend as Leicester plays its part in marking Windrush Day 2020.

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  • 18 June 2020 08:06 PM Rise in city’s Covid-19 cases shows epidemic is not over

    AS lockdown restrictions are gradually relaxed, the city’s director of public health is warning people in Leicester that the coronavirus epidemic is far from over.

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  • 18 June 2020 10:52 AM Global Kitchen to host first online cooking event

    AN ORGANISATION which was set up with the help of City Mayor Peter Soulsby’s crowdfunding pledge to train chefs from the refugee and asylum seeker community is due to run its first online community cookery workshop this week.

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  • 17 June 2020 03:22 PM Have your say on creating more safe space on city’s streets

    PEOPLE can now nominate streets in Leicester that would benefit from more space for safe travelling and shopping as work continues to address challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • 17 June 2020 03:06 PM City shows support for national Armed Forces Week

    THE flying of the Armed Forces Flag from Leicester’s Town Hall will mark the start of a very different annual event in honour our serving forces, veterans and cadets.

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  • 16 June 2020 05:56 PM New cycle track installed along Aylestone Road

    NEW measures have been put in place to reinforce space for cyclists on a busy Leicester route.

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  • 16 June 2020 01:22 PM Nearly 1,200 city streets made safer with 20mph speed limits

    ALMOST 1,200 residential streets across Leicester have been included in a wide-ranging road safety programme to create 20mph zones.

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  • 15 June 2020 04:14 PM Celebrating Shared Lives Week

    CARERS in Leicester and the people they support are celebrating Shared Lives Week (15-19 June).

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  • 12 June 2020 04:30 PM Leicester city centre prepares safe welcome for shoppers

    THE final touches are being made to new social distancing measures across Leicester city centre and its neighbourhoods as Leicester prepares for non-essential shops to re-open on Monday (15 June).

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  • 12 June 2020 01:17 PM Freemen’s Common recycling site to reopen

    THE second of Leicester’s two recycling centres will reopen to the public next week as part of wider plans to gradually and safely ease lockdown restrictions.

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  • 12 June 2020 09:01 AM City centre pop-up scheme to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists

    WORK is being carried out on a city centre street to improve facilities for cyclists and pedestrians and help shoppers to observe safe social distancing.

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  • 11 June 2020 04:08 PM Reminder of resurfacing work at Krefeld Way

    MOTORISTS are being reminded about resurfacing work that is due to take place on a section of Leicester’s outer ring road from this weekend.

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  • 11 June 2020 12:08 PM All major local bus firms now offering contactless card payments

    PASSENGERS using Park and Ride services to travel into and out of Leicester will be able to make contactless payments from next week.

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  • 10 June 2020 03:19 PM Big increase in cycling as Leicester joins Bike Week celebrations

    LEICESTER is celebrating Bike Week this week - as figures show the number of cyclists recorded at key sites in the city has nearly doubled since this time last year.

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