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  • 17 September 2021 01:44 PM Recovery Week highlights the help on offer to overcome addiction

    ORGANISATIONS across the city, county and Rutland are marking this year’s Recovery Week with a range of wellbeing and awareness-raising events.

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  • 15 September 2021 10:59 AM Diwali & Christmas celebrations to return to city’s streets

    LEICESTER’s annual Diwali and Christmas celebrations will be returning to the city's streets this year.

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  • 15 September 2021 09:07 AM Resurfacing work due for section of city’s inner ring road

    ESSENTIAL repairs and resurfacing works will be carried out next week with a series of overnight lane closures on part of Leicester’s inner ring road.

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  • 13 September 2021 10:30 AM Majority opt to keep earlier school holidays in Leicester and Leicestershire

    NEARLY 18,000 responses have been received from people sharing their views on when school holidays in Leicester and Leicestershire should fall.

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  • 13 September 2021 10:11 AM New community artwork takes centre stage at city’s gallery

    A NEW artwork made from pieces created through a series of local community workshops has taken pride of place at Leicester Museum and Art Gallery.

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  • 9 September 2021 05:25 PM 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 tomorrow (Friday 10 September).

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  • 9 September 2021 10:37 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 32 exhibition get under way.

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  • 8 September 2021 01:29 PM New exhibition at Leicester Museum celebrates Indian modernism

    THE EMERGENCE of modern art in India at the end of the 19th century will be documented in a new exhibition at Leicester Museum & Art Gallery from Saturday (11 September).

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  • 7 September 2021 02:22 PM New 20mph zone for residential streets near school in Belgrave

    A PROGRAMME of traffic calming measures and a 20mph zone are due to be installed in residential streets near to a large city school.

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  • 7 September 2021 10:22 AM New guide highlights greener solution to drainage for developers

    NEW guidance on how developers help adapt to a changing climate by using greener, sustainable drainage systems has been launched by Leicester City Council.

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  • 7 September 2021 10:06 AM Extra funding will extend work experience scheme

    A SCHEME to help young people gain valuable paid work experience and improve their employment prospects has been extended thanks to additional funding.

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  • 6 September 2021 04:17 PM Families invited to Splash on the Soar this weekend

    THERE’S waterside fun in Leicester this weekend as the city hosts activities on and off the river that people of all ages will enjoy.

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  • 6 September 2021 03:49 PM Thousands of city’s burial records made available online

    A NEW online service has been launched to enable people to search for details of all burials which have taken place in Leicester’s cemeteries over the last 170 years.

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  • 6 September 2021 12:00 PM Striking new bridge will form centrepiece for major revamp of busy city road

    PLANS for a major revamp of Leicester’s Abbey Park Road – including a new bike-friendly footbridge across the River Soar and major junction improvements – have been announced by the city council.

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  • 3 September 2021 11:35 AM Chance to explore Leicester’s hidden heritage

    HERITAGE buildings, creative venues and places of worship will be throwing open their doors and offering behind-the-scenes tours for a series of free Heritage Open Days taking place from next week.

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  • 3 September 2021 09:45 AM Council wins award for its work with parent champions

    THE city council has won a national award for its work with parents and young families.

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  • 1 September 2021 01:47 PM Leicester sets out commitment to help Afghan refugees - with Government support

    LEICESTER’S City Mayor has set out his commitment to support Afghan refugees in response to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

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  • 31 August 2021 09:53 AM Schools to march for climate action as part of Great Big Green Week

    SCHOOLS across Leicester will be joining a nationwide call for action on climate change next month when the first ever Great Big Green Week gets underway.

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  • 27 August 2021 10:31 AM Join in the fun at Open Streets

    FREE events that make the most of Leicester’s people-friendly streets and spaces will be on offer in Leicester this weekend, as part of the city council’s regular ‘Open Streets’ series.

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  • 26 August 2021 04:43 PM Bumper bank holiday weekend ahead as Summer in the City bows out

    THE SCHOOL holidays may be over, but there’s still time to enjoy a final taste of summer in Leicester this weekend.

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  • 24 August 2021 03:36 PM Free rides on city’s new e-bike scheme extended into September

    LEICESTER’S new e-bike share scheme, Santander Cycles Leicester, is extending its offer of free midweek rides into September.

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  • 24 August 2021 01:04 PM Personal travel planning scheme aims to highlight sustainable options

    PEOPLE in parts of Leicester are being invited to take part in personal travel planning as part an ongoing scheme to help boost sustainable travel.

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  • 23 August 2021 02:59 PM Summer holidays remembered at Newarke Houses Museum

    AN EXHIBITION that celebrates the holiday habits of generations of Leicester people has attracted more than 4,000 visitors since it opened last month.

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  • 19 August 2021 04:56 PM Residents’ opinions sought over experimental commuter parking scheme

    PEOPLE living in Leicester’s Clarendon Park are being asked for their feedback on proposals to make permanent a pilot scheme to tackle commuter parking in residential streets.

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  • 19 August 2021 03:01 PM Share your views on strategy to tackle alcohol problems in the city

    PEOPLE are being asked to give their views on proposals looking at how the city council can work with other organisations to tackle problems linked to drinking alcohol.

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  • 17 August 2021 02:40 PM Consultation launched on measures to stop Westcotes rat-running

    PEOPLE are being asked for their views on a range of options being proposed to tackle rat-running through a residential community in the city.

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  • 12 August 2021 06:00 PM Dedication service takes place for stone commemorating Far Eastern wartime prisoners

    A MEMORIAL stone commemorating those who were taken prisoner in the Far East during the Second World War has been officially dedicated at a ceremony.

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  • 11 August 2021 12:07 PM Repair scheme will improve neighbourhood road

    RESIDENTS in Leicester’s Abbey ward are set to benefit from a road repair scheme taking place over the coming weeks.

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  • 10 August 2021 04:13 PM Views sought on Clarendon Park cul-de-sac spaces

    RESIDENTS of Leicester’s Clarendon Park are being asked for their views on potential improvements to the cul-de-sacs in their area.

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  • 6 August 2021 12:56 PM Leicester’s green buses get Blues’ names

    A FLEET of electric buses that have brought cleaner, greener travel to Leicester are now proudly bearing the names of the players who helped win the FA Cup for the city for the first time.

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  • 5 August 2021 11:09 AM New poem is centrepiece of campaign to boost city’s reopening

    A LIVELY new poem and video encouraging people to once again safely enjoy the excitement of the city’s shopping, nightlife, entertainment and hospitality has been launched as part of a campaign announcing that Leicester is open for business.

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  • 2 August 2021 04:14 PM Make the most of Summer in the City!

    THERE's lots going on in Leicester this month – and with many events free of charge or low-cost, families with young children will be able to get out and about this summer without worrying about the cost. 

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  • 2 August 2021 01:54 PM Matchday motorists warned of delays from roadworks

    FOOTBALL fans are being advised of delays caused by a major road improvement scheme taking place on one of the key routes into the city.

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  • 30 July 2021 11:10 AM Council explores potential uses of Haymarket Theatre

    POTENTIAL future uses for Leicester’s Haymarket Theatre are being explored by the city council.

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  • 29 July 2021 04:18 PM Time to play in Town Hall Square

    YOUNG visitors to Leicester city centre can celebrate National Playday next week by taking part in a day of fun – and free – activities. 

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  • 29 July 2021 02:43 PM Free pedal-powered fun at the Ride Leicester Festival

    A WHOLE month’s worth of free, inclusive cycling events will be taking place across the city throughout August as the Ride Leicester Festival freewheels into town.

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  • 29 July 2021 11:09 AM Prizes on offer for Cycle To Work Day

    LEICESTER people are being encouraged to take to their bikes on Thursday 5 August for Cycle To Work Day, and be in with a chance of winning some prizes.

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  • 28 July 2021 03:15 PM River restoration project awarded Green Recovery Challenge Funding

    A MAJOR project to protect and restore a major tributary of the River Soar in Leicester has been given more than £800,000 of Government money.

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  • 28 July 2021 02:53 PM City gets more than £300k funding to help people homeless or at risk of rough sleeping due to domestic and sexual abuse

    SERVICES helping people who are facing homelessness due to domestic abuse, violence or exploitation have been awarded more than £300,000 in Government funding.

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  • 27 July 2021 03:24 PM New plan to safeguard local wildlife and nature habitats launched in Leicester

    AN ambitious ten-year plan to protect wildlife, conserve habitats and help ensure nature flourishes in Leicester has been launched by the city council.

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  • 26 July 2021 11:41 AM Successful student interns consider a future in Leicester

    STUDENTS in Leicester have been finding out what job opportunities are available to them locally thanks to an internship scheme being run by Leicester City Council, De Montfort University and the University of Leicester.

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  • 26 July 2021 10:17 AM Changes planned as part of new one-way system on Gwendolen Road

    A SECTION of a busy road in Spinney Hills is being made one-way to traffic following concerns from residents about congestion and damage to parked cars.

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  • 23 July 2021 08:04 AM Join in the fun at Open Streets and Bike Fest

    FREE events that make the most of Leicester’s people-friendly streets and spaces will be on offer in Leicester this weekend.

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  • 22 July 2021 11:47 AM Council approves grant to enable Phoenix expansion project to continue

    A PROJECT to expand one of Leicester’s best-loved arts venues has been thrown a financial lifeline by the city council to enable the work to continue.

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  • 21 July 2021 10:20 AM City gets major cash boost for work to support most vulnerable in community

    LEICESTER is set to receive over £2.6million for a new council-led programme to support some of the most disadvantaged adults in the city.

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  • 21 July 2021 10:11 AM Summer programme of bands on parks to begin

    PARKS across Leicester will come alive with the sounds of brass bands this summer in a series of outdoor weekend concerts.

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  • 19 July 2021 10:36 AM Highway works linked to £13.5m St Margaret’s regeneration get underway

    HIGHWAY works linked to the £13.5million regeneration of Leicester’s St Margaret’s bus station and surrounding streets are due to get underway next week.

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  • 16 July 2021 02:45 PM Go wild for this year’s summer reading challenge

    A FREE reading challenge with stickers to collect will help keep children busy over the summer holidays – and is available now from Leicester’s libraries.

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  • 16 July 2021 10:29 AM Another £2m grant boost to help Leicester homes cut energy costs

    A LEICESTER scheme aimed at tacking fuel poverty with grants to help people install energy efficient and renewable technologies in their homes has received a major cash boost.

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  • 15 July 2021 05:21 PM Sign up for summer learning at Bishopdale Adult Learning Hub

    A WARM and welcoming place where people can meet and learn new skills is reopening in Leicester next week.

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  • 15 July 2021 02:24 PM Diverse memories of Leicester sought for major new exhibition

    PEOPLE from all of Leicester’s diverse communities are being asked to share their memories of the city for a major new exhibition.

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