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  • 3 March 2020 01:25 PM World-class festival set to light up Leicester this week

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

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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 01:38 PM Lots to do in Leicester this half-term

    THERE’S lots going on in Leicester during the half-term break – with plenty of family-friendly activities on offer that are completely free of charge.

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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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