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  • 23/02/2017 Restaurant refurb takes historic bank off ‘at risk’ list

    A £1.5million project to create a steakhouse restaurant in a long-neglected bank building has been given the stamp of approval by a national heritage watchdog.

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  • 23/02/2017 Council wins £67k to get more people walking and cycling to work

    LEICESTER is set to receive £67,000 of government cash to help encourage local business to get more of their staff walking and cycling.

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  • 21/02/2017 Residents to have a say on parking scheme

    PEOPLE living in Stoneygate and parts of Spinney Hills are being asked whether they’d like a residents-only parking scheme to be introduced in their area. 

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  • 21/02/2017 New outdoor gym at Beaumont Park

    VISITORS to Beaumont Park in Leicester have a new way to get active, now that work to install an outdoor gym has been completed.

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  • 17/02/2017 Council announces plans for new £30million investment fund

    COUNCIL plans to invest up to £30milllion in local property and other investment opportunities in Leicester have been announced.

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  • 17/02/2017 Roadworks in Leicester

    New work starting week commencing Sunday, 19 February:

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  • 16/02/2017 More ‘walking football’ sessions on offer in city

    NEW coaching sessions in the popular sport of walking football club are due to kick off at Aylestone Leisure Centre next week.

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  • 15/02/2017 New cheaper energy scheme for city and county residents

    LEICESTER and Leicestershire residents are set to benefit from cheaper energy tariffs and better customer service thanks to a new scheme overseen by the city and county council.

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  • 13/02/2017 Council wins £3.1m to help boost local business growth

    A NEW scheme that will support the growth of smaller firms in Leicester and Leicestershire has been awarded over £3milllion of European Union cash.

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  • 13/02/2017 Valentine plea to save Glenfield children’s heart centre

    MEMBERS of the public can show their love for the children’s heart centre at Leicester’s Glenfield Hospital tomorrow (14 February) by signing a giant Valentine’s card.

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  • 13/02/2017 New owners for St Martin’s Square

    THE NEW owners of St Martin’s Square have met City Mayor Peter Soulsby to talk about their plans for the area.

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  • 10/02/2017 Half-term fun in Leicester

    THERE’S lots going on in Leicester during the half-term break – with plenty of activities at the city’s museums, libraries, leisure centres and parks to keep youngsters occupied.

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  • 10/02/2017 Roadworks in Leicester

    New work starting week commencing Sunday, 12 February:

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  • 07/02/2017 Traffic advice over Glenfield protest march in city

    PEOPLE coming into Leicester this Saturday are being warned to expect traffic delays and parking disruption due to a planned protest march taking place in the city centre. 

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  • 06/02/2017 Free health MOTs for people aged 40-74

    PEOPLE aged 40-74 who live in Leicester are being reminded that they can book a ‘free health MOT’ at their GP surgery.

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  • 03/02/2017 Rainbow flags will mark LGBT History Month

    LEICESTERSHIRE will be flying the rainbow flag for inclusion and diversity as the city and county mark LGBT History Month. 

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  • 03/02/2017 Roadworks in Leicester

    New work starting week commencing Sunday, 5 February:

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  • 02/02/2017 Latest traffic calming and 20mph zones to come into effect

    FOUR traffic calming schemes and 20mph zones in residential areas of Leicester are coming into effect.

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  • 02/02/2017 Consultation launched on future of city’s homelessness services

    PEOPLE are being asked for their views on homelessness services in the city in a new public consultation.

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  • 01/02/2017 Comedy festival comes to the Guildhall

    LEICESTER’S Comedy Festival is coming to the Guildhall this month, with Victorian entertainment, sharp Welsh wit and a tribute to Laurel & Hardy among the treats on offer.

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  • 01/02/2017 Steam toy day at Abbey Pumping Station

    HUNDREDS of toy steam engines will be on display at Leicester's Abbey Pumping Station on Sunday (5 February).

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  • 31/01/2017 Signs point to improved experience for city visitors

    PEOPLE visiting Leicester this year will find it much easier to explore the city and its attractions, thanks to a brand new system of on-street maps and signs.

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  • 30/01/2017 Views sought on Church Gate conservation area

    PEOPLE can give their views on council plans for an important city centre conservation area.

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  • 30/01/2017 Fines to begin at Horsefair Street bus gate

    DRIVERS who go through a new bus gate in the city centre will be fined from today (Monday, January 30).

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  • 27/01/2017 Roadworks in Leicester

    New work starting week commencing Sunday, 29 January:

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  • 26/01/2017 Claudio Ranieri officially opens school

    LEICESTER City Manager Claudio Ranieri has unveiled a plaque at Forest Lodge Community Primary School to mark the official opening of the school’s new building.

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  • 26/01/2017 City and county win £3.2m sustainable transport boost

    EFFORTS to promote sustainable transport in Leicester and Leicestershire have been given a huge boost with the award of over £3milllion of Government cash.

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  • 20/01/2017 Council set to invest over £1m in air quality improvement plans

    THE first phase of a three-year programme of investment in Leicester’s Air Quality Action plan – worth over £1.1m – has been announced.

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  • 20/01/2017 Roadworks in Leicester

    New work starting week commencing Sunday, 22 January:

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  • 19/01/2017 Community centres to be leased to local organisations

    THREE community centres in the city are to be leased to local organisations, which will run them and ensure they continue to be open for public use.

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  • 18/01/2017 Chance to sign up for market’s annual pancake race

    THREE teams are being sought to take part in this year’s Shrove Tuesday pancake race at Leicester Market.

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  • 18/01/2017 City Mayor reveals proposals for Clock Tower area

    THE AREA around Leicester’s Clock Tower is set to be transformed under proposals announced by City Mayor Peter Soulsby.

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  • 18/01/2017 Time to reflect on Holocaust Memorial Day

    THE MILLIONS of people killed in the Holocaust and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur will be remembered in Leicester next week.

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  • 18/01/2017 Trade for a tenner – or less – at city markets

    TRADERS can rent a stall at Leicester Market for just £10 a day as part of an introductory scheme.

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  • 18/01/2017 Youth services consultation

    CHANGES are being proposed to the way youth services are delivered in Leicester.

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  • 17/01/2017 Have a say on city's Bike Park service

    PEOPLE are being asked for their views on potential changes to opening times, charges and services available at Leicester’s city centre bike park.

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  • 17/01/2017 New guide to Old Town’s legal past

    THE legal history of one of the oldest areas of Leicester has been brought to life in a new audio tour.

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  • 17/01/2017 Cash award for museum’s Egyptian gallery plans

    THE EGYPTIAN gallery at Leicester’s New Walk Museum could be transformed in time for Easter 2018, thanks to an award of £145,000 from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Wolfson Foundation.

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  • 16/01/2017 Get ready for Local Offer Live

    A FREE event for families who have a child with disabilities or special educational needs will take place in Leicester next week.

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  • 13/01/2017 Horsefair Street bus lane enforcement to begin

    ENFORCEMENT of a new bus gate in a city centre street is due to begin next week to tackle congestion caused by the number of unauthorised vehicles using it.

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  • 13/01/2017 Writers showcase work at Central Library

    FREE events are being held at Leicester’s Central Library to offer local writers the chance to showcase their work to new audiences.

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  • 13/01/2017 School run action plan targets 10 priority schools

    PLANS to address the ongoing issues around road safety, speeding, congestion and parking at 10 Leicester schools are being drawn up by the city council.

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  • 13/01/2017 Roadworks in Leicester

    New work starting week commencing Sunday, 15 January:

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  • 12/01/2017 Council gritters out in force tonight

    GRITTING teams are due to take to the city’s roads from 7pm tonight ahead of predicted icy conditions which are due to affect the area.

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  • 12/01/2017 Designs revealed for Jewry Wall revamp

    STUNNING designs have been revealed for a project to transform the site of Leicester’s biggest Roman ruins into a world-class visitor centre.

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  • 12/01/2017 Apply for a school place before January 15 deadline

    PARENTS and carers of children who will be starting full-time school in Leicester this autumn are being reminded to apply before the January 15 deadline.

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  • 12/01/2017 Scrutiny to consider economy-boosting 25-year rail improvement plan

    AN ambitious 25-year strategy to shape Leicester and Leicestershire’s future rail services and provide a huge boost to the local economy is to be considered by the city council’s transport scrutiny commission.

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  • 12/01/2017 New lecture series to explore Leicester's planning story

    A NEW series of public lectures that will explore the urban development, history and architecture of Leicester will launch later this month.

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  • 11/01/2017 Revamp due for Abbey Pumping Station Museum

    ABBEY Pumping Station Museum could be set for a £500,000 revamp as part of improvement works designed to increase visitor numbers and better showcase its historic collections. 

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  • 11/01/2017 Wilko fined over horrific workplace accident

    HOUSEHOLD goods giant Wilko has been fined £2.2million after a horrific accident at a Leicester store left a young female worker paralysed. 

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