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  • 21/07/2017 Roadworks in Leicester

    New works starting this week (w/c Sunday 23 July):

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  • 21/07/2017 Residents to be consulted on Evington Village 20mph scheme

    RESIDENTS in Evington Village will be asked whether they want to see a 20mph zone and traffic calming measures introduced in the area.

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  • 20/07/2017 Summer food scheme launched in city

    MORE than 15,000 free meals are being handed out over the next six weeks to children and young people at play schemes, adventure playgrounds and youth centres across Leicester.

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  • 20/07/2017 National Lottery boost for two Leicester swimming pools

    LEICESTER City Council has been named as a partner in a major Sport England-backed pilot programme to get more people swimming.

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    20/07/2017 Plans for major revamp of Belgrave Gate revealed

    A STRETCH of road linking Leicester’s Golden Mile to the city centre is set to be transformed under proposals announced by City Mayor Peter Soulsby.

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  • 18/07/2017 Youth festival launches summer of activities for young people

    LIVE performance, music, games and zorb football will form part of a city centre Youth Pod Festival this weekend.

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  • 14/07/2017 Road surface dressing programme to begin

    A SUMMER programme of surface dressing on road surfaces across the city’s estates is due to begin next week.

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  • 14/07/2017 New exhibition inspires family-friendly workshops

    A PROGRAMME of family-friendly workshops inspired by New Walk Museum’s major new summer exhibition gets under way next week.

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  • 14/07/2017 Roadworks in Leicester

    New works starting this week (w/c Sunday 16 July):

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  • 13/07/2017 Indian art and Egyptian events come to New Walk Museum this weekend

    ART inspired by Indian music and celebrations of the ancient Egyptian New Year will both be on offer at New Walk Museum this weekend.

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  • 12/07/2017 Orchestra to turn city centre spaces into musical squares

    THE UNMISTAKEABLE sound of a live orchestra will fill Leicester city centre later this week, with two performances that are set to be a treat for music lovers.

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  • 12/07/2017 Tree works to be carried out in De Montfort Hall Gardens

    DOZENS of overgrown shrubs and trees in the grounds of De Montfort Hall are to be pruned or removed in a bid to restore the gardens to their original early 20th century glory.

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  • 12/07/2017 Resurfacing work to begin on New Parks Way

    A SECTION of Leicester’s outer ring road is due to be closed for a week from this weekend in order for resurfacing roadworks to be carried out. 

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  • 11/07/2017 Council recalls sippy cups following parent’s concern

    LEICESTER City Council is voluntarily recalling around 3,000 infant drinking cups as a precaution due to concern about loose spouts.

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  • 11/07/2017 Winners of Open art exhibition announced

    A PANEL of judges have been assessing the paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, sculptures and craft that feature in this year’s Open art exhibition in Leicester – and the winners have now been announced.

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  • 11/07/2017 Works set to restore mill’s historic façade

    THE FAÇADE of a former textile mill in Leicester’s historic heart is to be fully restored, thanks to a grant from the Greyfriars Townscape Heritage Initiative.

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  • 10/07/2017 Talk focuses on cathedral's peregrine falcons

    LEICESTER’S resident peregrine falcons will be the subject of a talk at Leicester’s Guildhall this weekend.

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  • 07/07/2017 Roadworks in Leicester

    New works starting this week (w/c Sunday 9 July):

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  • 07/07/2017 Official opening for Leicester’s new cycle circuit

    A NEW purpose-built circuit for cycling in the city will be officially opened next week, by Great Britain Cycling Team rider Katy Marchant.

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  • 06/07/2017 Community fun day in Thurnby Lodge

    A COMMUNITY fun day is taking place in Thurnby Lodge this weekend.

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  • 06/07/2017 New staircase and lift improve access at museum

    WORKS to transform the entrance to Leicester’s New Walk Museum have been completed, with a brand new lift and a stunning spiral staircase ready to take visitors to the first floor galleries from Saturday (8 July).

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  • 06/07/2017 Festival of archaeology set to bring city's past to life

    A NATIONWIDE festival of archaeology gets under way this month, with dozens of events taking place across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland that will help bring the region’s past to life.

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  • 05/07/2017 Health Secretary urged to halt 'flawed' plans to close Glenfield heart unit

    COUNCILLORS from Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have expressed their ‘deep concerns’ about the consultation into plans to close the congenital heart disease unit at Glenfield Hospital.

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  • 05/07/2017 Splendours of India come to New Walk Museum

    SOME of the finest South Asian treasures from the Royal Collection will go on display at Leicester’s New Walk Museum & Art Gallery from Saturday (8 July).

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  • 05/07/2017 Schoolchildren show off their cycling skills with mass schools’ bike ride

    AROUND 350 schoolchildren from 11 schools will take part in a mass bike ride into the city later this week.

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  • 05/07/2017 Paige unveils city’s latest outdoor gym

    A NEW outdoor gym in Eyres Monsell is being officially unveiled by boxer Paige Murney.

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  • 05/07/2017 Mental health campaign launched at city pub

    A CAMPAIGN aimed at getting people to talk openly about mental health is being launched – in a pub.

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  • 04/07/2017 Have a say on future of Leicester’s smoke control area

    PEOPLE are being asked for their views on city council plans to re-declare Leicester’s smoke control area.

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  • 03/07/2017 Motorists reminded of overnight M1 northbound closure

    MOTORISTS are being reminded that a section of the northbound M1 will be closed for one night this week for essential maintenance.

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  • 03/07/2017 New defibrillator installed at heart-friendly city park

    A NEW defibrillator is being installed at Abbey Park as part of the city council’s commitment to create heart-friendly parks.

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  • 30/06/2017 Roadworks in Leicester

    New works starting this week (w/c 2 July):

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  • 30/06/2017 Flood risk work underway at Loughborough Road Bridge

    HUNDREDS of homes in the north of Leicester will benefit from work to reduce flood risk in the latest phase of an ambitious citywide project.

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  • 29/06/2017 Resurfacing work due on New Parks Way

    A SECTION of Leicester’s outer ring road is due to be closed for a week next month in order for resurfacing roadworks to be carried out. 

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  • 28/06/2017 Passport scheme to reward young museum explorers

    YOUNGSTERS will be given an extra incentive to discover Leicester’s museums this summer.

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  • 28/06/2017 New exhibition showcases changing face of city

    A FASCINATING new exhibition at Newarke Houses Museum will open to the public on Saturday 1st July.

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  • 28/06/2017 Neighbourhood centre transferred to local community group

    A NEIGHBOURHOOD centre in Beaumont Leys has been officially transferred to a local group for it to run.

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  • 27/06/2017 Arts Council England funding announced for city

    LEICESTER’S museums are in line to get £1.6million of extra Arts Council England funding over the next four years. 

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  • 27/06/2017 Schools compete for the ‘eco factor’ at celebration event

    FIFTEEN local schools will be competing to see who has got the ‘eco factor’ in a celebration event at City Hall later this week.

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  • 27/06/2017 Jewry Wall Museum to close its doors for refurbishment

    A MUSEUM telling the story of Leicester’s Roman history is due to close its doors next month ahead of major refurbishment works.

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  • 26/06/2017 Oven gloves off for primary school cooking contest

    YOUNGSTERS from six Leicester primary schools will be competing for the title of Primary Chef of the Year on Wednesday (28 June).

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  • 26/06/2017 Join the Animal Agents for summer reading challenge

    A GANG of cartoon animals with a penchant for solving mysteries is hoping to enlist the help of Leicester children and young people for this year’s summer reading challenge.

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  • 26/06/2017 Public asked for views on council tax support

    LEICESTER residents are being asked for their views on options that could see changes made to local council tax support.

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  • 23/06/2017 New heritage panels give final touch to park’s ‘Centenary Walk’

    FINAL touches are being made to a new processional route leading to Leicester’s main war memorial in one of the city’s most popular parks.

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  • 23/06/2017 Roadworks in Leicester

    New works starting this week (w/c 25 June):

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  • 23/06/2017 Free tai chi sessions at Market Square

    FREE tai chi sessions are being held in Leicester’s new Market Square – and they are open to everyone.

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  • 22/06/2017 Council to lease former tip to Waterside car recyclers

    A former city council recycling centre will be leased to the owners of a vehicle recycling plant looking to relocate from the Waterside regeneration area.

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  • 21/06/2017 Graduation ceremony for apprentices

    A GRADUATION ceremony for apprentices who have trained or worked in the city and county is taking place in Leicester later this week.

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  • 21/06/2017 Castle Classic will herald weekend of cycling events

    THE Castle Classic cycle race will return to the streets of the city later this summer, as part of the Ride Leicester festival.

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  • 21/06/2017 Putting Shared Lives in the spotlight for National Shared Lives Week

    A CITY placement scheme that offers support for adults with learning disabilities is being highlighted as part of National Shared Lives Week.

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  • 21/06/2017 Event examines impact of climate change on movement of people

    AN EVENT at City Hall later today (21 June) will address the impact of climate change on people from around the world.

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