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  • 23/04/2018 Emergency vehicles at Abbey Pumping Station

    IF you see fire engines, police and ambulances descending on Abbey Pumping Station next weekend, there’s no cause for alarm.

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  • 19/04/2018 Coffee morning to mark World Book Night 2018

    AN event to encourage older people to discover new ideas and make new friends through reading is taking place next week to mark World Book Night.

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  • 05/04/2018 Local artists sought to display their work at Riverside Festival

    LOCAL artists are getting the chance to showcase their work as part of Leicester’s biggest free family festival this summer.

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  • 23/03/2018 Events in Leicester this Easter

    THERE’S lots going on in Leicester this Easter, with a programme of events that will appeal to all ages.

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  • 21/03/2018 Event to say thanks to museum volunteers

    THE hundreds of volunteers and groups which help run Leicester’s museums are being thanked for their work at an event this week.

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  • 16/03/2018 Memorial to be unveiled in Leicester Market

    A MEMORIAL to three Leicester men who fought against fascism in the Spanish Civil War is to be unveiled in the city’s Market Place.

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  • 13/03/2018 Discover science at Abbey Pumping Station event

    BRITISH Science Week is coming to Abbey Pumping Station this weekend with an event exploring the world of discovery.

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  • 02/03/2018 Three-year plan for city's sports services set for approval

    PROPOSALS to invest more than £2million in Leicester’s leisure centres and swimming pools over the next three years are set to be approved.

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  • 27/02/2018 Haymarket Theatre ready to re-open its doors

    AFTER a £3.6million refurbishment and a programme of works that has taken around 10 months to complete, Leicester’s Haymarket Theatre is ready to re-open to the public.

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  • 15/02/2018 City welcomes the Year of the Dog

    EVENTS marking the start of the Chinese New Year will be taking place in Leicester this weekend – and there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Dog.

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  • 15/02/2018 Talk tells of suffragettes' struggle

    A TALK by a local historian next month will tell the story of women’s long struggle for the right to vote.

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  • 26/01/2018 Suffragette families come together for Alice Hawkins statue unveiling

    THE GREAT-granddaughter of the suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst will meet up with members of Alice Hawkins’ family next week for the unveiling of a statue that will honour the woman who led the suffrage movement in Leicester.

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  • 16/01/2018 Date announced for Alice Hawkins statue unveiling

    A BRONZE statue of the shoe factory machinist who fought for women’s right to vote is to be unveiled in Leicester’s new market square next month.

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  • 08/01/2018 Ice rink will be back next Christmas says City Mayor

    LEICESTER’S ice rink closes at 8pm tonight (Monday 8 January) – but the good news is that it will be back in Jubilee Square next Christmas.

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  • 04/01/2018 Last chance to get your skates on in Leicester

    LEICESTER’S Christmas ice rink will close at 8pm on Monday (8 January) – which means that time is running out for anyone who still wants to have a spin on the ice.

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  • 29/12/2017 New solar-powered defibrillator unit in city park

    A NEW solar-powered defibrillator unit has been installed in a city park.

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  • 22/12/2017 Changes to advertised opening times at Leicester's ice rink

    PEOPLE planning to visit Leicester’s ice rink over the Christmas holidays are advised that there have been changes to some of the advertised opening times.

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  • 19/12/2017 Exhibition aims to bring Anne Frank’s messages to Leicester

    AN EXHIBITION inspired by the life and writings of Anne Frank arrives in Leicester on Friday (22 December) as part of its UK tour.

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  • 18/12/2017 Alice Hawkins to play part in Centenary Cities events

    A NATIONWIDE programme of events to mark the centenary of the first British women getting the vote will get under way next year – and Leicester is to have a key role in the celebrations.

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  • 12/12/2017 Christmas events at the Guildhall

    LEICESTER’S medieval Guildhall hosts four special Christmas events this weekend.

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    08/12/2017 Christmas jumpers welcome at Leicester’s ice rink

    SKATERS are being invited to wrap up warm in their best – or worst – Christmas jumpers on Tuesday (12 December) for a special themed night at Leicester’s ice rink, which opens to the public tomorrow (Saturday 9 December).

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  • 08/12/2017 Nominate a sporting hero for the Sports and Physical Activity Awards

    IF YOU know a sporting hero from the local community who deserves a bit of recognition, now’s your chance to nominate them for the 2017 Sports and Physical Activity Awards.

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    07/12/2017 Council backs annual Toys on the Table appeal

    THE ANNUAL campaign that aims to ensure that every child in Leicester has a present to unwrap at Christmas is once again being supported by the city council.

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    05/12/2017 Leicester’s Christmas ice rink gets ready to open

    LEICESTER’S spectacular Christmas ice rink is rapidly taking shape in the city’s Jubilee Square, ready for the first skaters to glide onto the ice on Saturday (9 December).

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  • 29/11/2017 Sunday park and ride services start this weekend

    LEICESTER’S Park and Ride services will be running on every Sunday in December, making it easier for people to enjoy everything the city centre has to offer this Christmas.

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    29/11/2017 Christmas events in Leicester this weekend

    CHRISTMAS arrives at two city council museums this weekend, with special events taking place at both the Guildhall and the Abbey Pumping Station.

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  • 28/11/2017 Invitation to learn about Lutyens

    THE ARCHITECT who designed Leicester’s stunning Arch of Remembrance will be celebrated in a free lecture at New Walk Museum this week.

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  • 24/11/2017 Extra park and ride services throughout December

    LEICESTER’S Park and Ride services will be running on every Sunday in December, making it easier for people to enjoy everything the city centre has to offer this Christmas.

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    22/11/2017 Plan your travel into Leicester for the big switch-on

    THE COUNTDOWN to Christmas begins tomorrow (Thursday 23 November) with the switch-on of Leicester’s glittering Christmas lights – and there are some great travel offers for those heading to the city centre to enjoy the event.

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    21/11/2017 Leicester gets ready to light up for Christmas

    THE COUNTDOWN to Christmas begins this week, with the switch-on of Leicester’s glittering Christmas lights.

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  • 20/11/2017 Search is on to find heroes of sport and physical activity

    NOMINATIONS are being sought from the local community for the 2017 Sports and Physical Activity Awards.

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    07/11/2017 Take a spin on the Wheel of Light this winter

    LEICESTER’S spectacular Wheel of Light will be back in Jubilee Square this week as the countdown to Christmas gets closer.

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  • 06/11/2017 Thousands set to attend annual Remembrance service

    THOUSANDS of people will attend Leicester’s annual Remembrance service to pay their respects to the nation’s fallen servicemen and women.

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  • 02/11/2017 Advance tickets still available for Abbey Park Bonfire Night

    TIME is running out for people wanting to save money by buying advance tickets to Leicester’s biggest and best Bonfire Night celebrations this weekend.

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    30/10/2017 Leicester gets ready to light up for Christmas

    THE MAMMOTH task of installing the twinkling lights and the colourful garlands that will decorate Leicester city centre this Christmas is now well under way.

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  • 25/10/2017 Chance to save money on advance Bonfire Night tickets

    PEOPLE wanting to experience Leicester’s biggest and best Bonfire Night celebrations can save money and beat the queues by snapping up advance tickets.

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  • 19/10/2017 Events tell the story of Diwali

    A PROGRAMME of events celebrating Diwali will continue over the next few days, bringing to life the sights, sounds and stories of the festivities.

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  • 17/10/2017 Schoolchildren learn about water quality and wildlife

    MORE than 50 schoolchildren from a local primary school have been finding out more about how wildlife is affected by water quality at Braunstone Park.

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  • 17/10/2017 Leicester prepares for Diwali Day celebrations

    TENS of thousands of people are expected to take part in Leicester’s world-famous Diwali celebrations on Thursday (19 Oct).

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  • 12/10/2017 Children’s sports activities on offer for half term

    SPORTS activities for children of all ages will be taking place across Leicester during half-term (16-20 Oct).

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    02/10/2017 Pop-up forest gives gum-droppers food for thought

    A MINI woodland, complete with trees, shrubs and bird song, popped up at Leicester’s Clock Tower today (Monday, 2 October) as part of a national campaign to tackle the problem of discarded chewing gum.

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  • 22/09/2017 Leicester gets set for a dazzling Diwali

    LEICESTER’s famous Diwali lights will be lighting up the city’s Golden Mile from Sunday October 8th this year, heralding the start of two weeks of festivities.

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  • 21/09/2017 Belgrave Food and Garden Festival comes to hall

    THE finest in local food and drink will take centre stage at this year’s Belgrave Food and Garden Festival.

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  • 20/09/2017 Last chance to view dig finds at Castle Hill Country Park

    THERE’S a final chance to see archaeologists at work in Leicester’s Castle Hill Country Park this weekend, before the four-week community dig comes to an end.

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  • 19/09/2017 Programme of talks showcases Splendours of the Subcontinent

    A PROGRAMME of fascinating talks is taking place focusing on a breathtaking exhibition currently on show at Leicester’s New Walk Museum and Art Gallery.

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  • 13/09/2017 Explore your city on foot this autumn

    FREE group walks around Leicester will help people get out and about this autumn.

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  • 07/09/2017 Parks host Heritage Open Days events

    SPECIAL events will be taking place in Leicester’s parks this weekend as part of a four-day celebration of the city’s history and heritage.

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  • 06/09/2017 Hidden gems open doors for heritage open days

    PEOPLE will have the chance to look around buildings and places that are not normally open to the public this week, as a four-day celebration of Leicester’s history and heritage gets under way.

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  • 04/09/2017 Fun of the seaside at Abbey Pumping Station

    ALL the fun of the seaside will be coming to Leicester’s Abbey Pumping Station Museum this weekend.

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    24/08/2017 Design revealed for Alice Hawkins statue

    THE SCULPTOR commissioned to create a statue of the Leicester suffragette Alice Hawkins has revealed how the larger-than-life size sculpture will look.

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