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  • 30 September 2020 01:30 PM Tenants sign up for Pioneer Park space ahead of development’s opening in January

    A NEW hub for business at Leicester’s Pioneer Park has already signed up its first tenants, despite still being under construction.

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  • 30 September 2020 10:03 AM Help for parents to get children reading

    FREE, expert advice on helping children to do well at school by making reading fun is being offered online by the city council’s adult education centre.

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  • 29 September 2020 01:51 PM Next phase of improvements begins at Aylestone Meadows

    WORK is underway on a second phase of improvements at Leicester’s largest nature reserve as part of a £300,000 investment project. 

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  • 28 September 2020 10:58 AM ANPR cameras to come into use at Haymarket Car Park

    NEW vehicle number plate recognition technology to help simplify parking is due to come into effect at one of the city centre’s biggest multi-storey car parks next week.

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  • 28 September 2020 09:55 AM Have your say on future of local laws to tackle problem street drinking

    PEOPLE are being asked for their views on laws to tackle problem street drinking and use of so-called ‘legal highs’ in public places across Leicester.

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  • 24 September 2020 04:15 PM Seizure of speakers and equipment following noise complaints

    CITY council officers have seized noise equipment from a house in Leicester after residents complained about very loud music being played during the coronavirus lockdown.

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  • 24 September 2020 10:16 AM Work underway on widening footpath between Bede Park and Evesham Road

    Work is underway on a project to widen a footpath from Bede Park to Evesham Road, providing more space for users of the popular route in and out of the city.

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  • 23 September 2020 01:47 PM Colourful crossings link city centre with cultural quarter

    COLOURFUL coatings are being installed on two busy city centre crossings to create distinctive pedestrian links into Leicester’s cultural quarter.

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  • 23 September 2020 12:03 PM New houses completed in first phase of council building project

    The first new houses have been completed in ground-breaking project by Leicester City Council to build hundreds of affordable rental homes for families across the city.

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  • 22 September 2020 02:45 PM Mural celebrates new street’s cinematic past

    AN ART deco cinema that once stood on the site of a new road in Leicester city centre is providing the inspiration for a spectacular new mural.

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  • 21 September 2020 09:05 AM City gets £1.5m heritage action zone boost for busy shopping streets

    HISTORIC buildings in two popular shopping streets in Leicester’s city Centre are set to benefit from a major heritage improvements scheme.

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  • 18 September 2020 12:30 PM Cossington Street sports centre reopens after £800k revamp

    A POPULAR Leicester sports centre will reopen to the public on Monday (21 September) after an £800,000 revamp.

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  • 18 September 2020 11:05 AM City council and universities launch £1.6m graduate retention scheme

    MORE than £1.6million is set to be invested in encouraging graduates to stay in Leicester once they have finished their studies.

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  • 18 September 2020 10:51 AM Repairs to be made to three road bridges in Aylestone

    THREE road bridges beneath a busy route in Aylestone Village are to undergo extensive repair work over the coming months.

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  • 18 September 2020 10:46 AM Footbridge over Burleys Way to be demolished

    A FOOTBRIDGE spanning part of Leicester’s busy inner ring road is due to be demolished next month as part of enabling works for a major revamp of the area.

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  • 17 September 2020 01:00 PM New road paves the way for extended pedestrian zone

    A NEW road that will provide a quick route out of the city centre for buses leaving the Haymarket bus station will open next month – paving the way for the extension of Leicester’s pedestrian zone.

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  • 16 September 2020 03:52 PM £40million cost of council’s Covid-19 response

    LEICESTER City Council’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic will cost the authority over £40m, the Overview Select Committee will be advised in a report next week.

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  • 16 September 2020 03:19 PM Leicester film about children’s rights reaches global audience

    A FILM about children’s rights made by young people in Leicester is reaching a global audience after being picked up by UNICEF.

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  • 16 September 2020 01:33 PM Sewer works to affect Aylestone Road this weekend

    ROAD users are being warned of likely disruption caused by sewer works beneath part of Aylestone Road which are due to begin this week.

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  • 15 September 2020 09:50 AM Warnings from trading standards over cold callers

    Trading standards officers in Leicester are warning residents to stay alert following reports or two types of cold callers offering bogus or substandard services to householders.

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  • 14 September 2020 06:00 PM City council praised for response to Leicester outbreak

    A GOVERNMENT commissioned review that aimed to identify lessons learned from the first local outbreak in the country, has resulted in praise for Leicester City Council’s response to the situation.

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  • 14 September 2020 01:43 PM Have your say on Leicester’s Local Plan

    A CONSULTATION has opened asking for people’s views on Leicester’s Local Plan.

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  • 14 September 2020 11:33 AM New recycling campaign reminds people to Make Metals Matter

    A NEW citywide campaign to encourage city households to recycle more cans, foil and aerosols has been launched by Leicester City Council with support from the UK metal industry.

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  • 14 September 2020 08:45 AM Open day to showcase skills for work courses

    ADULTS wanting improve their career prospects can find out about a range of skills for work courses at an open day this week.

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  • 11 September 2020 06:31 PM Restrictions on Leicester households to stay but others lifted

    The Government has announced today that casinos, bowling alleys, conference centres and indoor play areas will be able to open in Leicester from Tuesday (15 September), but restrictions that prevent people from having visitors from other households in their gardens or their homes will stay in place.

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  • 11 September 2020 12:40 PM First council gyms to reopen on Monday

    FOUR city council leisure centres in Leicester will reopen to the public on Monday (14 September).

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  • 11 September 2020 09:23 AM Diwali and Christmas to be marked with lights but no crowds this year

    TWO of the biggest events in Leicester’s festival calendar will not take place this year, as coronavirus restrictions continue to prevent people from gathering in large groups.

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  • 10 September 2020 05:38 PM 'Start a conversation' is the message for suicide prevention day

    WORK being done in the city, county and Rutland to raise awareness of suicide and the support that is available to prevent it, will be highlighted on World Suicide Prevention Day today (Thursday 10 September).

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  • 10 September 2020 04:07 PM Five more city libraries to reopen next week

    FIVE further libraries are preparing to reopen in Leicester next week.

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  • 10 September 2020 11:07 AM New five-year plan launched for New Walk conservation area

    A NEW five-year plan to further preserve and enhance the historic character of Leicester’s New Walk area has been published by the city council. 

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  • 10 September 2020 09:57 AM Scrutiny to consider ambitious plans for Leicester to be carbon-neutral by 2030

    AN ambitious new strategy to help Leicester respond to the climate emergency will be considered by two city council scrutiny commissions later this month.

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  • 9 September 2020 09:19 AM Overnight road closures planned at busy Welford Road junction

    A BUSY road junction in Leicester will be subject to overnight closures for up to two weeks from Monday for essential resurfacing works.

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  • 7 September 2020 06:37 PM Week highlights that recovery from addiction is possible

    ORGANISATIONS across the city, county and Rutland are marking this year’s Recovery Week by streaming live and recorded content online every day, starting from today (7 September).

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  • 7 September 2020 11:50 AM Time to apply for your child’s primary or secondary school place

    FAMILIES in Leicester who have children due to start primary, junior or secondary school next year can apply online for a school place from today, Monday 7 September. (will issue Monday 7 September).

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  • 7 September 2020 10:58 AM Festival provides chance to explore Leicester’s hidden heritage

    A DOZEN historic sites across Leicester are taking part in this year’s Heritage Open Days, giving people the chance to discover more about the city’s past.

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  • 4 September 2020 07:00 PM Gyms and pools can reopen from Tuesday says Government

    GYMS, swimming pools, fitness suites and dance studios can reopen in Leicester from Tuesday (8 September).

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  • 4 September 2020 10:36 AM Leicester's popular open exhibition puts out call to artists

    LOCAL artists are being given a chance to present their work at Leicester’s flagship museum, as preparations for this year’s Open 31 exhibition get under way.

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  • 3 September 2020 03:43 PM Extra buses help students travel to school safely

    STUDENTS returning to school in Leicester and Leicestershire can benefit from extra bus services to help them get to school safely.

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  • 1 September 2020 01:27 PM Council support for businesses to be Covid-safe

    OVER 1,200 visits have been carried out by council officials over the last two months to ensure that Leicester businesses are following coronavirus safety rules. 

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