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  • 25/04/2018 Leicester youth project singled out for Commonwealth praise

    A LEICESTER project which helps to promote democracy and engagement among young people is one of only 20 projects to be singled out for praise across the entire Commonwealth.

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  • 25/04/2018 Couple take title of Honoured Citizen of the Year

    A COUPLE who have been community volunteers in Leicester for 40 years have won the title of Honoured Citizen of the Year 2017/18.

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  • 12/04/2018 Community buildings offered to local groups

    COMMUNITY groups are being given the chance to run three city buildings as part of Leicester City Council’s plan to transform neighbourhood services.

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  • 13/03/2018 Braunstone schools become Water Guardians

    SCHOOLS in Braunstone have been taking part in an innovative environmental project aimed at educating children about flooding issues.

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  • 08/03/2018 Event helps communities to get growing

    A COMMUNITY food-growing event is taking place at the city council’s Charles Street offices this week.

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  • 20/02/2018 Your chance to join in with the Great British Spring Clean

    VOLUNTEERS can sign up now to help keep Leicester litter-free, as part of a national event called the Great British Spring Clean.

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  • 20/02/2018 Revamped neighbourhood centre launched

    A POPULAR neighbourhood centre is set to be relaunched after a £250,000 investment and improvement programme.

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  • 28/11/2017 Lasting tribute to Leicester war hero to be unveiled in city

    A WORLD WAR I hero who received the Victoria Cross will be honoured at a commemorative ceremony in the city later this week.

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  • 15/11/2017 Call to Government to act on homelessness crisis as city proposes five-year plan

    LEICESTER’S City Mayor is calling on the government to take drastic action to solve the national housing crisis, as the council launches consultation on a new five-year plan to tackle homelessness in the city.

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  • 14/11/2017 Archbishop of Canterbury welcomed at Guildhall

    THE Archbishop of Canterbury has been welcomed at one of Leicester’s oldest medieval buildings at the start of a visit to the city this week.

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  • 13/11/2017 Volunteers get to work to mark Inter Faith Week

    VOLUNTEERS from Leicester City Council will be mucking in to transform a city centre courtyard this week.

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  • 13/11/2017 Walk celebrates city's diversity

    ORGANISERS of a walk that will take in six places of worship in Leicester are inviting people to join them on the two-mile route.

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  • 14/09/2017 Launch event for CrowdFundLeicester scheme

    A NEW crowd-funding scheme to boost community-backed ideas and get them off the ground is being launched in Leicester this month.

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  • 11/09/2017 Exhibitions give information about Local Plan

    PEOPLE will be able to find out more about the new Local Plan covering planning and development in Leicester over the coming 15 years at two events this week.

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  • 31/07/2017 Consultation on the way advice is provided in city

    CHANGES are being proposed to the way social welfare advice is provided in Leicester.

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  • 26/07/2017 Government’s air quality plans don’t go far enough, say council leaders

    PLANS by the Government to improve air quality ‘risk displacing the problem rather than solving it’, according to a letter written to Michael Gove and signed by political leaders from local councils up and down the country.

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  • 14/06/2017 Consultation on neighbourhood services in east and central areas

    A CONSULTATION is being launched asking people to give their views on plans to reorganise neighbourhood services in the east and central areas of the city.

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  • 02/05/2017 Students get involved in repainting railings

    LOCAL college students are helping to spruce up a stretch of railings in the city centre.

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  • 26/04/2017 Latest landlord forum to take place

    LANDLORDS and letting agents can get up-to-date help and advice on issues affecting them at an event next month.

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  • 18/04/2017 Thousands raised for charity by crematorium recycling scheme

    THOUSANDS of pounds has been raised for a local charity by a metals recycling scheme at a crematorium.

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 11/01/2017 Have your say on neighbourhood services in east of city

    PEOPLE who use neighbourhood services in the east and central areas of Leicester are being invited to have their say on how services are run in the future.

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  • 14/11/2016 Support for Inter Faith Week

    CITY council staff and councillors will be rolling up their sleeves to volunteer at two community projects during Inter Faith Week (13-20 Nov).

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  • 10/11/2016 Campaign tackles domestic violence

    A CAMPAIGN is being launched to encourage people to come forward to report incidents or concerns of domestic violence.

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  • 07/11/2016 12,000 young people take part in Make Your Mark vote

    TWELVE thousand young people in Leicester have taken part in a ballot to determine what members of the UK Youth Parliament should discuss.

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  • 24/10/2016 Views sought on new powers to tackle ‘legal highs’

    PEOPLE in Leicester are being asked if they would support the introduction of new powers for the police to help tackle the use of so-called legal highs.

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  • 10/10/2016 Week of advice to help prepare for emergencies

    ADVICE for residents, businesses and groups on how they can make sure they are ready to react to emergencies is being made available as part of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Prepared Week.

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  • 22/09/2016 Action to bring empty homes back into use

    TWO houses which have stood empty for a combined total of 13 years are set to be brought back into use.

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  • 12/09/2016 Consultation on services in north east of city

    A CONSULTATION is being launched asking people to give their views on plans to reorganise neighbourhood services in the north-east of the city.

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  • 13/07/2016 Banners celebrate Knighton’s heritage

    NEW banners are being put up on lamp-posts in Knighton, celebrating the area’s built and natural heritage.

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  • 06/07/2016 Peregrine Falcons nesting in the city

    THE FASTEST animals in the world have swooped into the city to nest again.

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  • 21/06/2016 Judge to get Honoured Citizen Award

    A LONG-serving Crown Court judge is being recognised for his work in Leicester by being given an Honoured Citizen Award.

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  • 21/06/2016 Armed Forces Parade takes to city centre

    A PARADE celebrating the work of the UK’s armed forces will take to the streets of Leicester this weekend.

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  • 20/06/2016 Leicester gets funding to promote walking

    LEICESTER has been successful in bidding for a share of money to encourage more of its residents to walk to school or work.

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  • 16/06/2016 Women help refurbish rape crisis centre

    WOMEN from the city council’s craft services team have helped to refurbish a rape crisis centre in Leicester.

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  • 05/05/2016 Proposals to reorganise neighbourhood services

    PROPOSALS have been outlined to reorganise neighbourhood services in the north west of the city.

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  • 22/04/2016 Local students give riverside railings new lease of life

    LOCAL college students are helping spruce up a stretch of railings along the banks of the River Soar.

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  • 21/03/2016 Bikes up for grabs in Easter competitions at city markets

    LEICESTER Market’s traditional Easter Bonnet competition takes place on Saturday (26 March) – and there are some fabulous prizes up for grabs for the best young designers.

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  • 21/03/2016 Cathedral nest box for city’s peregrines

    A NEST box has been installed at Leicester Cathedral to encourage peregrine falcons to make a home there.

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  • 21/03/2016 Changes to bin collections for the Easter holidays

    BIN collections for some city residents will change this week due to the Easter holidays.

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  • 01/03/2016 Have a say on neighbourhood services

    PEOPLE in the north west of Leicester will be asked for their views on the future of neighbourhood services in their area.

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  • 01/02/2016 Rainbow flags raised for LGBT month

    LEICESTER is marking the start of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month by flying rainbow-coloured flags from the Town Hall and City Hall.

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  • 11/01/2016 Sofa switching could help people in need

    ANYONE buying a new sofa or thinking of treating themselves to a new bed in the January sales, is being asked to consider whether their old furniture could be re-used by local families in need.

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  • 11/12/2015 Hanukkah celebrated in Leicester

    THE JEWISH festival of religious freedom will be marked in Leicester tomorrow (Saturday December 12).

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  • 11/12/2015 Council backs Toys on the Table appeal

    CITY mayor Peter Soulsby and deputy city mayor Cllr Rory Palmer are lending their support to the annual Toys on the Table appeal today (Fri 11 Dec).

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  • 10/12/2015 Give to charity, not to beggars

    “DO not give to beggars, give to charity.” That’s the message from Leicester City Council and Leicestershire Police for people heading into the city during the Christmas period.

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  • 08/12/2015 Nominations open for Lord-Lieutenant's Awards

    Nominations for the 2016 Lord-Lieutenant's Young Person of the Year awards are now open.

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