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  • 1 June 2020 10:14 AM Let’s thank volunteers for supporting the city through crisis

    PEOPLE who have given up their time to help others during the COVID-19 crisis deserve our thanks every day – but this week, there’s an extra reason to pay tribute to Leicester’s volunteers.

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  • 29 May 2020 03:49 PM City’s COVID-19 Transport Recovery Plan published

    A COMPREHENSIVE document setting out how Leicester’s transport system can best meet the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic has been published by the city council.

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  • 29 May 2020 02:53 PM Coronavirus: important information for you (updated 29 May 2020)

    LOCKDOWN measures imposed by the Government in March have meant big changes to the way we all live, work and socialise.

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  • 28 May 2020 12:46 PM Bus lane enforcement to restart from June 1

    CAMERA enforcement of Leicester’s bus lanes and bus gates is due to restart next week after being suspended throughout the coronavirus lockdown.

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  • 28 May 2020 12:42 PM City council helps out with food parcels for those most in need

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

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  • 28 May 2020 11:58 AM Scheme to install free central heating systems in around 150 eligible homes

    E.ON is working with Leicester City Council and City Energy to help people across the region improve the heating of their homes by installing free first-time gas central heating systems in almost 150 eligible residents’ homes.

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  • 27 May 2020 02:31 PM City centre car park to reopen with new safety measures

    NEW coronavirus safety measures have been installed at one of Leicester’s busiest city centre multi-storey car parks to enable staff and customers in time for its reopening on June 1.

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  • 27 May 2020 01:47 PM Social distancing and safe travel schemes to take place in Belgrave Road

    NEW pop-up cycling and walking routes are being installed at Belgrave Road to help businesses reopening in the area.

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  • 22 May 2020 04:36 PM Free ideas to help keep young ones happy this half-term

    IT’S going to be challenging to make half-term feel like a break while Leicester’s in lockdown, but there are still plenty of things that families can do to help them enjoy their week off together.

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  • 21 May 2020 03:03 PM A mile of new cycling and walking pop-up paths per week planned as part of city’s recovery plan

    A MILE of new pop-up cycling and walking lanes will be installed every week for the next 10 weeks under new plans for the post-lockdown recovery of Leicester’s transport system.

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  • 19 May 2020 03:44 PM Thousands of Leicester households to get extra help with council tax

    ALMOST 18,000 households in Leicester are set to receive revised council tax bills with a reduction of up to £150 to help ease financial hardship during the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • 19 May 2020 02:53 PM Ban prohibits sale of flavoured tobacco products

    FLAVOURED tobacco products and menthol cigarettes will no longer be available in the UK when a ban comes into force tomorrow.

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  • 19 May 2020 11:57 AM Coronavirus: important information for you (updated 19 May 2020)

    LOCKDOWN measures imposed by the Government in March have meant big changes to the way we all live, work and socialise.

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  • 19 May 2020 10:23 AM People reminded that a worry is enough to make a call on domestic violence

    PEOPLE are being urged to be vigilant and aware of the signs of domestic abuse amid concerns about falling numbers of calls for local support.

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  • 18 May 2020 03:45 PM Distant Companions will offer friendly voice during coronavirus crisis

    A DEDICATED befriending service has been launched in Leicester to help people who are feeling lonely or isolated.

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  • 15 May 2020 04:44 PM City's golf course to reopen on Tuesday

    LEICESTER’S municipal golf course at Humberstone Heights is set to reopen to the public next week.

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  • 15 May 2020 02:42 PM New 20mph zone due for Clarendon Park

    MORE than a dozen streets in Leicester’s Clarendon Park suburb are due to come under a new 20mph zone after residents voted in favour of bringing in the speed-reduction measures.

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  • 15 May 2020 01:18 PM Consultation asks passengers about their taxi use

    PEOPLE are being asked for their views on whether the number of Hackney carriages normally operating in Leicester meets passengers’ demands.

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  • 15 May 2020 11:57 AM Get ready for National Smile Month and #ToothTicklingTuesday!

    FAMILIES are being encouraged to take part in #ToothTicklingTuesday as part of National Smile Month.

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  • 15 May 2020 10:43 AM Work begins on ambitious workspace development at Leicester’s Pioneer Park

    WORK has begun on an ambitious next phase of development at Leicester’s Pioneer Park.

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  • 14 May 2020 03:45 PM City’s Gypsum Close recycling site to reopen

    One of Leicester’s two waste recycling sites will reopen to the public next week as part of moves to lift coronavirus lockdown conditions.

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  • 13 May 2020 03:21 PM Rutland Cycling donates 50 bikes to Leicester Bike Aid

    LEICESTER Bike Aid has benefitted from a generous donation of 50 bicycles from local business Rutland Cycling.

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  • 13 May 2020 10:01 AM Council sets out likely £40m cost of coronavirus crisis

    THE local response to the coronavirus pandemic could cost Leicester City Council over £40million, according to a new report to the council’s Overview Select Committee.

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  • 12 May 2020 02:41 PM Humanitarian assistance offered during lockdown

    A HELPING hand is being extended to people with complex physical and psychological needs who aren’t able to access their normal services due to the coronavirus lockdown.

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  • 7 May 2020 05:27 PM Hundreds of key workers get help from Leicester Bike Aid

    NEARLY 400 key workers have been helped by Leicester Bike Aid since it was launched by the city council a month ago.

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  • 7 May 2020 03:56 PM Council to approve £6.9m contribution to £70m Transforming Cities programme

    LEICESTER City Council is due to approve investment of almost £7million as part of a major programme of improvements to public transport, cycling and walking across the city.

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  • 7 May 2020 02:31 PM Ambitious £17million plans for Fenwick revamp get the go-ahead

    A MAJOR redevelopment of Leicester’s historic former Fenwick building has been given its final go-ahead, with the complete £17million investment package now in place.

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  • 7 May 2020 01:08 PM Work begins on major building scheme near Leicester Tigers ground

    ONE lane of a busy Leicester road is due to close temporarily to enable work on major scheme to create a new hotel and multi-storey car park on land near the Leicester Tigers’ stadium.

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  • 6 May 2020 12:05 PM More than 4,700 businesses given financial help so far

    OVER three quarters of eligible businesses and charities in Leicester have now received business grants as part of a Government lifeline in response to the coronavirus lockdown.

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  • 6 May 2020 12:00 PM Social care staff contact thousands during the lockdown

    HARD-WORKING staff from the city council’s adult social care teams have been contacting thousands of people to offer support during the coronavirus lockdown.

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  • 5 May 2020 09:50 AM New online walking route guides offer fresh inspiration for daily exercise

    LEICESTER’S annual festival of walking has been postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, but its organisers are still offering lots of inspiration for a daily stroll.

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  • 4 May 2020 01:23 PM City prepares to mark VE Day 75 from home

    PEOPLE in Leicester are being encouraged to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day by celebrating at home.

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  • 4 May 2020 10:34 AM Volunteers offer advice at the end of the phone to new gardeners

    HELP is now available at the end of the phone for anyone who’s using their time at home to learn how to grow their own food.

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  • 1 May 2020 12:52 PM Bin and orange bag collections to continue as usual on VE Day 75 bank holiday

    PEOPLE in Leicester will see no changes to their household waste and recycling collections next Friday (8 May) – despite it being a special bank holiday marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

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  • 1 May 2020 12:20 PM Council tries out new low-carbon mowers on city parks

    NEW low-carbon, battery-powered gardening equipment has been bought by the city council to help advance Leicester’s response to the climate emergency, as well as to improve air quality.

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