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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 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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  • 12 February 2020 09:53 AM Overnight lane closures as part of improvement work at St Margaret’s Bus Station

    THE latest phase of a project to cut journey times for buses using St Margaret’s Bus Station is due to begin next week.

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  • 12 February 2020 09:24 AM Road safety work at junction to take place

    A JUNCTION in a residential area is being altered to prevent motorists turning illegally into a one-way street.

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  • 10 February 2020 11:37 AM Special school is rated outstanding

    A SPECIAL school that helps pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties has been rated outstanding by Ofsted.

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  • 10 February 2020 10:53 AM City gets ready to welcome Royal visitors

    HIS Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall are to visit Leicester Market tomorrow (Tuesday 11 February).

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  • 7 February 2020 12:58 PM Library shows off its £180,000 facelift

    RESIDENTS, community leaders and library users have gathered together to celebrate £180,000 worth of improvements to their local library.

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  • 7 February 2020 10:33 AM Museum exhibition is inspired by German Expressionist collection

    A NEW exhibition inspired by Leicester’s renowned German Expressionist collection goes on view next week at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery.

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  • 6 February 2020 12:47 PM Major highways improvement scheme due at Welford Road and Putney Road junction

    IMPROVEMENTS are planned for a busy Leicester junction as part of a major redevelopment scheme being carried out by the University of Leicester.

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  • 6 February 2020 10:26 AM Major £800k revamp for city council leisure centre

    WORK to revamp a Leicester City Council leisure Centre will begin later this month, with £800,000 of improvements on the way.

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  • 5 February 2020 03:43 PM Time to Talk about your mental health

    AN event aimed at encouraging people to talk about their mental health will be taking place in Leicester tomorrow.

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  • 5 February 2020 12:35 PM Plans announced for £4million revamp of city centre streets

    PLANS for a major £4million revamp of three busy city centre streets have been announced by Leicester City Council.

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  • 5 February 2020 10:40 AM Sting operations tackle careless parking, littering and air quality issues

    A SERIES of ‘sting’ operations is taking place to tackle school-run drivers who drive or park dangerously, discard litter or leave their engines running while stationary.

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  • 5 February 2020 09:25 AM Work of City Wardens shortlisted for Keep Britain Tidy annual awards

    A TEAM of city council staff responsible for tackling littering, flytipping and other unsightly mess in communities across Leicester has been shortlisted for two national awards.

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  • 4 February 2020 11:14 AM City's new market square to be named after medieval inn

    A NEW public square in Leicester city centre is to be named after a medieval inn that once stood on the site.

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  • 4 February 2020 10:27 AM Young designers help launch schools’ campaign to ‘Keep the Sea Plastic Free’

    TWO young designers from a Leicester school have helped launch a new campaign to raise awareness of the impact of litter on the environment.

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  • 3 February 2020 03:41 PM Seminar showcases city’s cultural successes and future plans

    THE Chief Executive of Arts Council England, Darren Henley, is visiting Leicester this week to see and hear first hand about the city’s cultural success stories and future ambitions.

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  • 3 February 2020 01:26 PM Less than two weeks left to help Global Kitchen reach its target

    A COMMUNITY project that gets refugees and asylum seekers together to cook food from around the world has less than two weeks left to hit its fundraising target.

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  • 31 January 2020 11:51 AM Traffic calming and 20mph limits to be introduced in two communities

    NEW 20mph speed limits and traffic calming measures are due to be brought in on streets in two residentials area of Leicester.

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  • 31 January 2020 11:25 AM Still time to have a say on Leicester’s climate emergency action plan

    ONE year on from declaring a climate emergency, Leicester City Council is reminding people to have their say on how it responds to the global crisis and aims to become carbon neutral.

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  • 31 January 2020 10:31 AM Last day to vote for your favourite book of the decade

    CUSTOMERS and staff at Leicester’s libraries are being invited to vote for their favourite books of the decade.

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  • 27 January 2020 02:27 PM Young people have their say on Leicester’s climate emergency plan

    OVER 100 young people from Leicester gathered at City Hall today (27 Jan) to have their say on how the city responds to the climate emergency.

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  • 27 January 2020 10:10 AM Local Offer Live event this week for children with special needs

    FAMILIES who have children with special educational needs and disabilities are being invited to the Leicester Riders’ Morningside arena later this week to find out more about services that could help them.

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  • 24 January 2020 12:05 PM Join commemorations for Holocaust Memorial Day

    TALKS, an exhibition and a commemoration event will be held in the city to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

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  • 22 January 2020 11:59 AM Road will close for renovation works to bridge

    A BRIDGE spanning a brook which flows through a residential area of Leicester will undergo much-needed repairs starting later this month.

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  • 21 January 2020 04:50 PM King Street area set for massive boost as council plans to invest millions in business and office space

    THE city council has revealed innovative proposals to invest in the redevelopment of a former factory building to create much-needed office space and units for start-up and growing businesses.

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  • 21 January 2020 09:41 AM ‘Clean Air Clive’ teaches children about air quality

    PUPILS at a city infants’ school have been learning about the impact of air pollution with the help of ‘Clean Air Clive’.

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  • 20 January 2020 12:04 PM Leicester’s first climate assembly meets to help shape action plan

    LEICESTER’S first climate assembly took place this weekend, bringing together more than 50 local people to help shape the city’s response to the climate emergency.

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  • 20 January 2020 11:18 AM Artists in residence come to two city libraries

    A NEW partnership project in two city libraries will see artists in residence working to promote language and literacy skills through creative learning.

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  • 17 January 2020 11:34 AM City infants’ school is outstanding

    A CITY infants’ school has been rated as outstanding by Ofsted.

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  • 16 January 2020 04:46 PM World-class festival set to light up Leicester in March

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

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  • 16 January 2020 10:01 AM Dozens of new car parking spaces created on former garage site

    MORE than two dozen new car parking spaces have been created by Leicester City Council for residents of a city community.

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  • 15 January 2020 09:57 AM More than 100 motorists fined for inconsiderate parking outside schools

    OVER 100 penalty charge notices were issued as part of a campaign to tackle drivers parking carelessly or illegally outside schools across Leicester.

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  • 14 January 2020 04:18 PM National Pothole Day recognises road repairers

    THE unsung teams of repairmen and women who fix roads across Leicester are being recognised in a national campaign.

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  • 14 January 2020 03:11 PM Local Offer Live event for children with special needs

    FAMILIES who have children with special educational needs and disabilities are being invited to the Leicester Riders’ Morningside arena to find out more about services that could help them.

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  • 14 January 2020 11:14 AM Changes in Church Gate as work starts on Sandacre Street

    A SECTION of Church Gate will be closed to traffic on Sunday (19 January) as the city council prepares to reverse traffic flow on the city centre street.

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  • 13 January 2020 03:42 PM Leicestershire Record Office to host national Thomas Cook archive

    A MAJOR piece of travel history is to be preserved in the county, after the Leicestershire Record Office was selected as the new home of the Thomas Cook archive.

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  • 13 January 2020 12:01 PM Apply for school place before 15 Jan deadline

    PARENTS and carers of children who will be starting full-time school in Leicester this autumn are being reminded to apply before the deadline of 15 January.

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  • 10 January 2020 12:47 PM BID Leicester supports extra cleaning for city centre streets

    A PARTNERSHIP between the city council and BID Leicester means that Leicester’s streets can be washed more frequently - and more unsightly graffiti and chewing gum can be removed.

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