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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 concerts each weekend.

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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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  • 13 July 2021 01:27 PM City’s recovery boosted by £365k for summer and Christmas events

    A PROGRAMME of festivals and events will help Leicester’s economy bounce back this year, with small-scale, COVID-safe events encouraging people back into the city centre.

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  • 12 July 2021 02:22 PM City museums now open for free summer fun

    LEICESTER’S museums are open once again – just in time for the school holidays.

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  • 9 July 2021 02:28 PM Book your jab before the final whistle

    AS THE clock runs down on Euro 2020 and the government roadmap, joint chiefs across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are getting behind the latest push for people to get their COVID vaccine.

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  • 9 July 2021 01:48 PM New knife crime strategy launched in Leicester

    AN INNOVATIVE new knife crime strategy that has been designed by and for local communities is being launched in Leicester.

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  • 9 July 2021 10:06 AM Changes to city’s network of pop-up cycle lanes and social-distancing measures

    ALTERATIONS are due to be made to a citywide network of pop-up safe cycling, walking, and social-distance measures which were introduced during the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020.

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  • 8 July 2021 04:32 PM Work to begin on new Putney Road link road scheme

    A NEW road scheme designed to tackle congestion and create a shorter route between two of the city’s busiest arterial roads is to get underway next week.

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  • 8 July 2021 11:21 AM Leicester’s Bookbus service to go electric

    LEICESTER’S Bookbus service is to go electric as part of the city council’s commitment to tackling the climate emergency.

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  • 7 July 2021 04:23 PM New 20mph zone to be installed in Rushey Mead

    DOZENS of residential streets in Rushey Mead are to be included in a new 20mph zone aimed at cutting traffic speeds and improving safety.

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  • 7 July 2021 10:40 AM Experimental scheme will close rat-running route

    A JUNCTION used by ran-running motorists to cut through a residential area of the city is to be partly closed to traffic in an experimental scheme to improve road safety.

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  • 6 July 2021 12:58 PM Sign up now for holiday scheme for children on free school meals

    CHILDREN and young people in Leicester who receive free school meals are being invited to sign up for a free programme of activities over the summer holidays.

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  • 6 July 2021 12:19 PM City’s history brought to life in latest batch of heritage panels

    THE ONE–TIME home of a famous Leicester family, the site of Leicester’s Art Deco dairy, and the story of Leicester’s very own Statue of Liberty are all featured on new heritage panels produced by the city council.

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  • 5 July 2021 01:19 PM Funding gives more people the chance to try ebikes

    The city and county councils in Leicester and Leicestershire have linked up with the Department for Transport to offer residents the chance to try getting around on electric bikes.

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  • 1 July 2021 03:06 PM Final phase of Welford Road corridor improvement programme to begin

    THE last stage of a major programme of road resurfacing and improvement works in and around one of the main routes into Leicester is due to start at the end of next week.

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  • 1 July 2021 01:48 PM Help judge a ‘meal-barrow’ at Abbey Pumping Station this weekend

    SCHOOLS that have been growing ‘meal-barrows’ full of healthy fruit and vegetables will have their efforts judged at an open day on Saturday.

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  • 1 July 2021 01:40 PM Owners notified of next stage to make safe collapsing wall

    OWNERS of a wall in Halstead Street, Leicester, are being updated on work needed to protect lives and properties from the six-metre high wall which is at risk of collapse.

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