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  • 18 June 2021 03:21 PM Council plans gradual reopening of its facilities this summer

    MUSEUMS, leisure centres, libraries and neighbourhood centres in Leicester will reopen on a step-by-step basis this summer.

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  • 18 June 2021 11:09 AM Memorial walk for Leicester & Leicestershire is formally opened

    A TREE trail in a country park that will provide a space for reflection and remembrance for those whose lives have been affected by coronavirus will be formally opened on Monday (21 June).

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  • 15 June 2021 06:39 PM National Smile Month reminds children to look after their teeth

    A CHALLENGE to count the Rutland Dinosaur’s teeth, some top tips on dental health from Welford, the Leicester Tigers’ furry mascot, and a mass tooth-brushing event have all been helping to remind children in Leicester to look after their teeth.

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  • 15 June 2021 02:24 PM Community projects seek £3million of funding to boost employment and skills

    FIVE community projects in Leicester are being put forward for a share of £3million of funding designed to help support people back into employment through learning new skills.

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  • 15 June 2021 09:07 AM New scheme to engage private sector landlords in meeting city’s housing need

    PRIVATE sector landlords are being offered a package of support and help including financial incentives, secure rental income and hassle-free letting thanks to a new scheme being launched by Leicester City Council.

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  • 14 June 2021 03:41 PM Councils set to approve funding for Leicester Cathedral heritage centre

    LEICESTER Cathedral’s plan to create a heritage learning centre that will enable visitors to find out more about the 2,000 year history of the site is set to be backed by the city and county councils.

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  • 11 June 2021 05:38 PM Bids submitted to finance major economic recovery projects

    BIDS are due to be submitted this month to finance three major development projects to help drive the city’s economic recovery as it emerges from more than a year of lockdowns.

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  • 11 June 2021 01:24 PM Terminal diseases strike trees in Leicester’s Western Park

    DOZENS of mature trees in a city park will have to be felled after becoming infected with terminal diseases.

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  • 9 June 2021 03:34 PM Marsden Lane Ramp scheme completed

    WORK has been completed on a new pedestrian and cycle-friendly ramp linking part of the Great Central Way and the Grand Union Canal in Aylestone.

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  • 9 June 2021 02:05 PM Expansion plans for two city special schools

    TWO special schools in Leicester are set to expand.

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  • 4 June 2021 12:46 PM Pupils help to launch Leicester’s new Food Plan

    PUPILS and staff from Stokes Wood Primary School have been helping to launch Leicester’s new Food Plan.

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  • 4 June 2021 11:12 AM Making Carers Visible for National Carers’ Week

    ONLINE events, wellbeing walks and support for carers will be available next week as part of National Carers’ Week, which runs from 7-13 June.

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  • 3 June 2021 10:51 AM Environmental work underway thanks to teams of local volunteers

    VOLUNTEERS from across Leicester are taking part in schemes ranging from environmental improvements to litter picking as part of two campaigns taking place this week.

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  • 2 June 2021 06:18 PM Walk-in vaccines available for many in Leicester until Sunday

    PEOPLE in areas of Leicester where the take-up of the coronavirus vaccination has been low are being urged to have their jab this week.

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  • 2 June 2021 02:45 PM Landlord pleads guilty to letting unfit property

    A LEICESTER landlord has been fined £2000 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £22 after pleading guilty to breaching a prohibition notice preventing him from letting a property.

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  • 2 June 2021 10:49 AM Cycling and walking improvements to begin on Leicester’s Anstey Lane

    PART of Leicester’s busy Anstey Lane will be getting a new cycle track and better footpaths as part of a major £1million improvement scheme.

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  • 28 May 2021 04:05 PM Road improvement scheme scoops national award

    A £10m scheme to tackle congestion and improve road links between Leicester city centre and the rest of the county, has scooped a national award for the considerate way in which the work was carried out.

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  • 28 May 2021 10:44 AM Bus lane improvements planned for part of Leicester’s busy Melton Road

    PLANS for a new bus-only lane and 30mph speed limit on part of Leicester’s busy Melton Road have been announced by the city council.

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  • 27 May 2021 11:04 AM Windrush generation stories brought to life in new project

    THE stories of Leicester’s Windrush generation are due to be told in a new programme of community events taking place this year.

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  • 27 May 2021 10:14 AM New network of living roof, bee-friendly bus stops springing up in Leicester

    A NEW network of plant-topped ‘Living Roof’ bus shelters is springing up across Leicester as part of a major programme to replace and revamp the city’s bus stops.

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  • 27 May 2021 09:40 AM Historic city centre shopping streets set to benefit from heritage cash boost

    BUSINESSES and property owners in two of Leicester’s busiest shopping streets can now bid for a share of a £1.5million fund to help restore historic buildings.

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  • 26 May 2021 04:40 PM Proposed new East Midlands rail link praised by region’s city leaders

    PLANS for a new rail connection linking Leicester and Coventry have been praised by council leaders in both cities as a once in a generation chance to improve transport links in the region.

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  • 26 May 2021 12:00 PM Team effort ensures youngsters don’t go hungry this half-term

    CHILDREN in Leicester who normally have a free school meal won’t miss out over the half-term break, thanks to a holiday food programme that’s supported by Leicester City Football Club and Leicester-based Samworth Brothers.

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  • 25 May 2021 02:00 PM No changes to Covid-19 guidance for city

    Leicester’s Director of Public Health says the Government has confirmed that new advice published on its website in relation to Leicester and other areas, suggesting that additional restrictions were to be put in place, was incorrect.

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  • 24 May 2021 04:37 PM Have your say on school term dates for Leicester and Leicestershire

    People are being asked their views on when school holidays in Leicester and Leicestershire should fall.

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  • 24 May 2021 11:56 AM Africa Day to be formally marked in Leicester for the first time

    AN IMPORTANT day that unites African communities around the world each year is to be formally celebrated in Leicester for the first time.

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  • 24 May 2021 10:13 AM £1.2m boost for work to ensure no-one need sleep rough in Leicester

    AN extra £1.2million of government funding will help ensure no-one has to sleep rough in Leicester, despite unprecedented challenges for homelessness services.

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  • 21 May 2021 02:55 PM City’s first electric buses bring cleaner, greener travel to Leicester

    A FLEET of electric buses powered by 100% renewable energy will replace diesel vehicles on Leicester’s three park & ride routes next week.

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  • 21 May 2021 02:40 PM Alterations ahead for pop-up cycle lanes and footway schemes

    CHANGES will take place over the coming weeks to temporary cycle routes and pavement-widening schemes introduced at the beginning of the pandemic.

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  • 21 May 2021 12:17 PM Testing sites repurposed as Leicester steps up vaccinations

    FIVE of Leicester’s six rapid testing sites are to be converted to vaccination centres as Leicester steps up its coronavirus vaccination programme.

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  • 21 May 2021 08:16 AM Local Offer Live goes online to showcase support on offer

    A VIRTUAL event taking place next week will showcase the support available locally for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

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  • 18 May 2021 10:33 AM Walking bus scheme is latest step in school’s clean air campaign

    A SCHEME to help schoolchildren swap car journeys for walking one day each week has been getting into its stride in one Leicester neighbourhood.

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  • 17 May 2021 09:39 AM Leicester’s popular parks volunteer scheme ready to begin again

    AN award-winning scheme that encourages local volunteers to get involved in improving the city’s parks and open spaces is back up and running after a year-long pause.

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  • 17 May 2021 09:33 AM Chance to explore alternative routes into university education

    PEOPLE who are interested in studying at university but who don’t yet have the entry qualifications can find out about alternatives routes at a series of open days.

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  • 13 May 2021 04:30 PM Art competition celebrates new beginnings after lockdown

    AN art competition has been launched for local people to get creative and celebrate the city emerging from lockdown.

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  • 13 May 2021 03:33 PM Eye-catching new mural helps businesses on King Richards Road

    A NEW mural commemorating King Richard III and the Battle of Bosworth has been created on King Richards Road in Leicester.

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  • 13 May 2021 02:42 PM Last chance to join bike share scheme’s trial offer

    LEICESTER residents, commuters and visitors are being encouraged to sign up for a new ebike hire scheme by 17 May if they want to take advantage of an introductory trial offer.

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  • 13 May 2021 10:00 AM “We’ve Missed You,” campaign launched as city reopens for business

    A CAMPAIGN is being launched to encourage people back into Leicester safely to enjoy its shopping entertainment and hospitality as the city emerges from lockdown.

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  • 11 May 2021 12:23 PM Please support City safely, says Leicester’s director of public health

    AS EXCITEMENT builds ahead of Leicester City’s first FA Cup Final in more than 50 years, one Foxes’ fan is hoping for not one, but two massive results.

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  • 10 May 2021 10:28 AM Foster carers mark Foster Care Fortnight

    FOSTER carers in Leicester are sharing their experiences and talking about their work as they take part in Foster Care Fortnight (10-23 May).

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  • 6 May 2021 10:14 AM Resurfacing work to take place on part of outer ring road

    REPAIRS and resurfacing work are due to take place at a busy junction on Leicester’s outer ring road this weekend.

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  • 6 May 2021 09:22 AM Latest phase of repairs and improvements to pavements on Narborough Road to begin

    THE next stage of a rolling programme to repair and improve pavements, street furniture and bollards along Narborough Road is due to begin this weekend.

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  • 30 April 2021 08:47 AM New Lord Mayor of Leicester takes office

    THE new Lord Mayor of Leicester has been officially inaugurated in a ceremony at the Town Hall.

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  • 29 April 2021 12:39 PM Stroll into May with annual Walk Leicester Festival

    A MONTH-LONG festival that celebrates Leicester’s great outdoors will get under way on Saturday (1 May).

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  • 28 April 2021 11:48 AM Air quality in Leicester at best levels since monitoring began

    AIR pollution in Leicester was at its lowest level ever recorded last year, as the city saw a huge reduction in traffic as result of the coronavirus lockdown. 

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  • 28 April 2021 09:48 AM Phase one of Jewry Wall revamp underway

    WORK is underway on the first stage of an ambitious project to transform the site of Leicester’s biggest Roman ruins into a world-class visitor centre.

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  • 28 April 2021 09:47 AM First Covid-19 variant for investigation identified in Leicester

    LEICESTER’S Director of Public Health Professor Ivan Browne says that Leicester has received its first notifications from Public Health England (PHE) of a COVID-19 variant in the city that requires investigation and follow up.

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  • 26 April 2021 10:41 AM Major improvements planned for Granby Street gateway

    MAJOR improvements are planned for a busy shopping street that links Leicester city centre and the railway station.

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  • 26 April 2021 09:29 AM Greyfriars heritage scheme offers blueprint for future city centre investment

    THE successful completion of a five-year project to restore and regenerate the architectural heritage of Leicester’s Old Town could offer a blueprint for future investment in the city centre.

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  • 22 April 2021 04:25 PM Programme of preservation work at Magazine Gateway completed

    A SIX-month project to carry out much-needed repairs and restoration work at one of Leicester’s oldest medieval buildings has finished.

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  • 22 April 2021 03:12 PM Designs to improve Leicester Museum and Art Gallery to be discussed

    PROPOSALS have been revealed to update and remodel the interior of Leicester Museum and Art Gallery on New Walk.

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