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  • 30 March 2021 02:48 PM Still time for eligible families to register for holiday food programme

    CHILDREN in Leicester who normally have a free school meal won’t miss out over the Easter break, thanks to a holiday food programme co-ordinated by the city council.

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  • 30 March 2021 11:14 AM New hub will help get young people into jobs

    A £4MILLION project to create a new youth hub and help get young people into jobs, education and training is being launched in Leicester.

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  • 30 March 2021 11:11 AM Timetable sets out reopening of city’s buildings and facilities

    PLANS for how Leicester’s sports, leisure and community facilities will reopen with the lifting of lockdown restrictions have been outlined in a new timetable.

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  • 30 March 2021 09:31 AM Calls for new enforcement body as council publishes report

    CITY mayor Peter Soulsby and deputy city mayor Cllr Adam Clarke are calling for the Government to make good on its manifesto commitment to create a single enforcement body that would cover all aspects of labour abuse, exploitation and poor working practices.

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  • 29 March 2021 12:25 PM Council sets out plans for £1m improvement scheme on busy Anstey Lane

    IMPROVEMENTS are planned for Leicester’s busy Anstey Lane as part a major Government-backed programme of investment in sustainable transport across the city.

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  • 29 March 2021 10:50 AM Free pavement café licences to help local businesses

    FREE street café licences that allow businesses to create outdoor seating areas on pavements are being made available by Leicester City Council.

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  • 25 March 2021 05:36 PM Businesses can claim in latest phase of grants

    BUSINESSES and charities are being called upon to apply for grants to help with costs and loss of income during the coronavirus lockdown.

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  • 25 March 2021 01:55 PM Restrictions on outdoor mixing to begin to ease from Monday

    RESTRICTIONS on outdoor mixing will start to be eased across England from Monday (29 March), as the country takes its next careful step towards leaving lockdown.

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  • 25 March 2021 12:01 PM Historic gates and wall receive restoration boost from Government fund

    TWO important examples of Leicester’s architectural history have received a financial boost from a government fund to support expert repair work.

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  • 23 March 2021 02:28 PM Bin and orange bag collections to continue as normal over Easter

    PEOPLE living in Leicester will see no changes to their household waste and recycling collections over Easter.

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  • 23 March 2021 12:40 PM #FREE Charter offers employment help to former offenders

    EX-offenders are to be offered more help and support to improve their future job and life prospects as part of a new initiative launched in Leicester.

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  • 22 March 2021 12:36 PM One year on from first national lockdown, Leicester remembers

    PEOPLE across Leicester are being invited to take part in a minute’s silence to remember all those who have lost their lives during the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • 17 March 2021 03:11 PM Families with school-age children encouraged to test twice a week

    FAMILIES in Leicester are being encouraged to take regular coronavirus tests to help ensure the virus isn’t taken into the city’s schools.

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  • 17 March 2021 10:19 AM Leicester gets £25m boost for carbon reduction programme

    OVER 90 council buildings in Leicester, including schools, leisure centres, libraries and community centres are set to benefit from a multi-million pound programme of low carbon, energy efficient improvements.

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  • 16 March 2021 10:33 AM Works begins on next phase of house building at Ashton Green

    WORK has started on a second phase of house building at a landmark regeneration site in the north of Leicester.

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  • 12 March 2021 10:25 AM Plans confirmed for the demolition of Goscote House

    WORK to bring down Leicester’s tallest high-rise residential tower block will get underway this summer.

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  • 11 March 2021 10:55 AM Free PPE available for informal carers

    UNPAID carers who look after a friend or family member on an informal basis can get free PPE from the city council to help them carry out their caring responsibilities safely.

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  • 10 March 2021 11:38 AM Tenants move in to new workspace at Pioneer Park

    A NEW hub for business at Leicester’s Pioneer Park is now open and welcoming its first tenants.

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  • 9 March 2021 12:50 PM Pauline is one of thousands helped to quit smoking with help of city council

    A LEICESTER woman who smoked for nearly 60 years and was diagnosed with cancer has kicked the habit successfully using the city council’s stop smoking service.

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  • 9 March 2021 11:33 AM Low carbon grants offer way for businesses to save on energy costs

    OVER 100 businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire have benefitted from low carbon funding totalling more than £550,000, and there’s still £1million up for grabs.

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  • 9 March 2021 10:52 AM Latest seizures tackle lockdown noise nuisance

    LOUDSPEAKERS and stereo equipment have been seized from two more houses in Leicester following complaints of noise nuisance.

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  • 8 March 2021 10:23 AM Award for Leicester film about children’s rights

    A FILM about children’s rights made by young people in Leicester has won a prestigious award.

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  • 5 March 2021 12:29 PM City’s schools ready to welcome back children from Monday

    AFTER months of home learning, children across Leicester will be back in the classroom from Monday (8 March).

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  • 4 March 2021 04:27 PM City’s covid tracing team has 92% success rate

    LEICESTER City Council’s pioneering contact tracing team for coronavirus infections has successfully tracked down more than 92% of cases in the past three months.

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  • 3 March 2021 11:46 AM Next phase of road resurfacing works gets underway

    A MAJOR programme of road surface improvement work is taking place in communities across Leicester this month.

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  • 3 March 2021 10:40 AM City council buys disused hospital accommodation to create new housing

    £10.5million is due to be invested in buying over 170 derelict accommodation units and transforming them into much-needed affordable housing.

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  • 2 March 2021 10:10 AM Extra £1million added to Covid Winter Grant to help struggling families

    AN additional £1million is being added to the Covid Winter Grant scheme to support local vulnerable families and individuals who are struggling to cope financially as a direct result of Covid this winter.

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  • 1 March 2021 04:15 PM Bridge renovation works to get underway

    WORK to replace an ageing road bridge in a residential part of Leicester are due to get underway next week.

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  • 1 March 2021 03:53 PM Sixth rapid coronavirus testing site for Leicester

    A NEW walk-in centre offering rapid coronavirus testing to people who have no symptoms of the virus has opened in Leicester.

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  • 1 March 2021 11:07 AM National Tiny Forest initiative takes root at Leicester school

    HUNDREDS of trees are being planted at a Leicester school as part a campaign to create a network of urban micro forests in cities across the UK.

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  • 1 March 2021 10:57 AM Record number of pupils receive offers of a city secondary school

    THOUSANDS of children across the city will be offered places at secondary schools today (Monday 1 March) – with a record number of children being offered a year 7 place at a city school.

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