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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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  • 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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