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  • 27 April 2020 02:57 PM Temporary cycle lane creates route to help key workers

    A NEW cycle track has been put in place to help key workers who are biking to work during the coronavirus lockdown.

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  • 27 April 2020 01:30 PM Businesses urged to come forward to claim financial help

    BUSINESSES across Leicester are being urged to come forward to get financial help from an £85million Government fund designed to help them during the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • 27 April 2020 01:01 PM Support for homeless and rough sleepers continues to increase

    MORE than 200 additional places to stay are now being provided by the city council to ensure that no-one has to sleep rough in Leicester.

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  • 27 April 2020 10:30 AM Leicester’s climate emergency consultation shows high level of support for urgent action

    THOUSANDS of comments from hundreds of people are helping to shape Leicester’s local response to the global climate emergency.

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  • 27 April 2020 10:24 AM Milestone for council-led transformation of Waterside as work begins on new offices

    THE ambitious redevelopment of Leicester’s once-neglected Waterside area has reached another major milestone, as work begins on the first new office complex in Frog Island.

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  • 24 April 2020 12:17 PM Smokers encouraged to kick the habit

    LEICESTER is joining a national campaign called #quitforcovid to encourage smokers to kick the habit during the coronavirus lockdown.

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  • 24 April 2020 11:16 AM Council helps ensure those on free school meals don’t miss out

    CHILDREN in Leicester who would normally be entitled to a free school lunch are still being offered a free meal every day – even though most of them are currently not at school.

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  • 23 April 2020 04:28 PM Pick up a book and back World Book Night

    LEICESTER’S libraries are backing World Book Night tonight (23 April) – by inviting people to pick up a book, share a story, listen to an audiobook or hold a virtual book group meeting between 7pm and 8pm.

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  • 23 April 2020 03:19 PM Reminder for people taking high blood pressure medication to continue

    PEOPLE who take lifesaving blood pressure medication are being urged to continue doing so amid misleading rumours that the medicine could worsen coronavirus infection.

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  • 23 April 2020 09:12 AM Log on to the latest chapter in the lives of the Leicester Peregrines

    LEICESTER’S resident Peregrine falcons are offering viewers another privileged slice of life streamed live from their nest-mounted webcams.

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  • 22 April 2020 05:01 PM Cards from Care remind children they’re not alone

    POSTCARDS are being sent to children in care to remind them that they’re not alone during the coronavirus lockdown.

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  • 22 April 2020 11:48 AM Young people share #TenSecondTips for emotional wellbeing during lockdown

    Young people in Leicester have launched a social media campaign to support the mental wellbeing of their peers during the coronavirus lockdown.

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  • 21 April 2020 03:44 PM New Covid-19 redundancy and recruitment service for Leicester and Leicestershire

    A NEW service has been launched to support people in Leicester and Leicestershire who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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  • 21 April 2020 02:46 PM City council asks public for VE Day memories for its online tribute

    PEOPLE with photographs and memories of the day when Leicester celebrated the end of the Second World War are being asked to share them with the city council.

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  • 17 April 2020 10:02 AM Businesses receive first payments from £85million grant fund lifeline

    SMALL businesses across Leicester have begun receiving payments from a financial lifeline designed to help them survive in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • 16 April 2020 06:59 AM 91% of children get their first choice of primary school

    THOUSANDS of children across the city will be offered a place at a primary school today, with 91 per cent of children gaining a place at their first preference – the highest level in five years.

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  • 15 April 2020 01:19 PM Council thanks schools for staying open over Easter

    TEACHERS and school staff across the city have been helping children still at school to enjoy Easter with some fun activities.

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  • 15 April 2020 01:14 PM More than £9m in financial help being paid out to city businesses so far

    CLAIMS for around £9million worth of financial help have been dealt with so far from small businesses across Leicester which are struggling from the loss of trade caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • 15 April 2020 10:08 AM Time to think of your neighbours and cut out the bonfires, says city council

    PEOPLE in Leicester are being asked to think of their neighbours and not risk breaking the law by burning rubbish in their gardens.

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  • 9 April 2020 03:40 PM Huge improvement in air quality levels on city’s roads

    AIR quality in Leicester has improved dramatically in the last two weeks due to the huge reduction in the amount of traffic during the nationwide coronavirus lockdown.

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  • 9 April 2020 01:00 PM City council helps out with food parcels for those most in need

    HUNDREDS of people in urgent need of assistance during the coronavirus lockdown are getting a helping hand from Leicester City Council.

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  • 9 April 2020 11:27 AM Project aims to tackle isolation

    A NEW project has been set up in Leicester to help older people who may be feeling isolated by the coronavirus crisis.

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  • 8 April 2020 03:07 PM City council launches ‘bikes for key workers’ scheme

    LEICESTER City Council has teamed up with local bike shops, projects and organisations to offer free bikes to key workers during the coronavirus crisis.

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  • 8 April 2020 01:27 PM Leicester Libraries launches free online storytelling

    LEICESTER Libraries will be posting free online storytelling sessions to Facebook and YouTube to help parents and families during the coronavirus lockdown.

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  • 7 April 2020 01:22 PM Public safety videos launched for communities across Leicester

    SAFETY videos in 14 different languages have been launched today (Tuesday, April 7) to emphasise to communities across Leicester how to protect themselves from the coronavirus pandemic.

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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 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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