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  • 24/04/2018 Lord Mayor’s celebration dinner to raise money for charity

    A CELEBRATION dinner being hosted by Leicester’s Lord Mayor will raise money for charity next month

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  • 20/04/2018 Campaign targets school-run engine idling

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  • 19/04/2018 Prebend Gardens set for major revamp

    A POCKET park in Leicester is to be revamped in a bid to tackle concerns about increasing incidents of serious anti-social behaviour.

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  • 17/04/2018 Chance to view historic angels once destined for the tomb of Cardinal Wolsey

    FOUR historic sculptures, originally designed for the tomb of Cardinal Wolsey and then lost for hundreds of years, will be on view in Leicester from next week.

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  • 12/04/2018 Cleaning work under way at Arch of Remembrance

    WORK to give Leicester’s main war memorial a major spruce up is under way.

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  • 10/04/2018 City hosts festival of family fun for St George’s Day

    ST GEORGE’S celebrations will be coming to Leicester next weekend with a programme of events for all ages.

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  • 10/04/2018 Council action over unauthorised garage

    A VEHICLE repair garage which has been operating near houses will have to close following legal action.

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  • 04/04/2018 Council supports major city centre office development

    LEICESTER City Council has agreed terms to help bring forward 34,000sqft of new office space as part of a major city centre development scheme.

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  • 29/03/2018 Women try out construction trades

    MORE than 140 women are taking part in taster courses over the Easter holidays to try out craft trades such as plumbing, plastering, electrics and carpentry.

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  • 28/03/2018 Heritage panel tells history of Central Fire Station

    A NEW information panel telling the story of Leicester’s historic Central Fire Station has been revealed.

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  • 26/03/2018 City council to help Little Theatre to expand

    A PROJECT to extend the Leicester theatre at which a young Richard Attenborough made his stage debut is being given a helping hand from Leicester City Council.

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  • 26/03/2018 Change to waste collections for the Easter holidays

    RECYCLING and waste collections for some city residents will change this week due to the Easter holidays.

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  • 23/03/2018 Council finalises five-year plan to tackle homelessness

    THE city council has set out actions it will take to tackle homelessness in the city over the next five years as part of its new homelessness strategy.

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  • 23/03/2018 Grants scheme will shine a light on city’s architectural treasures

    A NEW city council grant scheme to help property owners put more of Leicester’s architectural treasures in the spotlight has been announced.

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  • 22/03/2018 Victoria Park’s ‘Three Sisters’ replanted after 40 years

    AN iconic part of a Leicester park’s horticultural history is being restored with the replacement of three elm trees lost to disease almost 40 years ago.

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  • 21/03/2018 Demolition work complete at Hinckley Road

    DEMOLITION work at the site of the explosion on Hinckley Road is now complete and work to reopen the affected stretch of road is under way.

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  • 21/03/2018 Work complete on £300,000 cemetery extension

    A £300,000 project to further extend and improve facilities at Leicester’s Saffron Hill Cemetery has been completed.

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  • 19/03/2018 Young People’s Council members to be sworn in

    NEWLY-ELECTED members of Leicester’s Young People’s Council (YPC) will be sworn in at a special event later this week.

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  • 19/03/2018 Children showcase work signposting city’s best attractions

    CHILDREN from a Leicester primary school will be showcasing their efforts to promote the city’s attractions as part of English Tourism Week.

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  • 14/03/2018 Council to consider annual pay policy

    COUNCILLORS in Leicester will be asked to consider an annual statement on the council’s pay policy.

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  • 13/03/2018 Demolition proposed for Goscote House

    LEICESTER’S tallest high-rise residential tower block could be demolished next year.

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  • 13/03/2018 Maxfield House’s 85 flats set for major refurbishment

    WORK is underway on a £2milllion refurbishment of an 18-storey tower block in Leicester.

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  • 12/03/2018 Community recovery under way after Hinckley Road tragedy

    PEOPLE living in the area affected by the explosion on Hinckley Road are being reassured that support is in place to help the community recover from the tragic event.

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  • 06/03/2018 Ballot boxes open for Young People’s Council vote

    BALLOT boxes are now open at city schools, colleges, youth clubs and community venues across the city, as young people prepare to elect a new Young People’s Council (YPC) for Leicester.

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  • 06/03/2018 Lord Mayor’s charity fundraising dinner and raffle to take place

    Lord Mayor's charity fundraisng dinner and raffle to take place

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  • 02/03/2018 Grant boost for work to repair city's war memorials

    A FINAL phase of work to repair and conserve every war memorial in Leicester is set to get under way thanks to a grant from War Memorials Trust.

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  • 01/03/2018 Leicester extends ambition for bus clean air zone

    LEICESTER’S five major bus companies have signed up to a new commitment with the city council to deliver a clean air zone for buses by the end of 2020.

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  • 28/02/2018 Landlord Forum to take place at City Hall

    LANDLORDS and letting agents will be able to find out more about services and legislation affecting them at an event next week.

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  • 28/02/2018 Workshops offered in heritage building skills

    A NEW series of workshops offering training in traditional heritage construction skills will get under way in the Greyfriars conservation area next month.

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  • 27/02/2018 Hinckley Road explosion: investigation changes focus

    AFTER 36 hours of painstaking work, investigators at the scene of an explosion in Leicester have concluded that there are no survivors in the wreckage.

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  • 15/02/2018 Improvement work to begin on Church Gate

    WORK to improve a busy city centre shopping street is set to begin next week

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  • 02/02/2018 Roadworks in Leicester

    Details of this week's roadworks in Leicester.

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  • 01/02/2018 Leicester ready to celebrate its suffragette

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

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  • 01/02/2018 City pool to be officially reopened following revamp

    A CITY swimming pool is to be officially reopened following a major refurbishment.

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  • 31/01/2018 Changes to parking permit rules and charges announced

    CHANGES to some rules and charges relating to residents’ parking zones in Leicester have been announced by the city council.

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  • 31/01/2018 Candidates wanted for Young People’s Council

    YOUNG people who want to have their say on local issues are being invited to stand for election to the city’s Young People’s Council (YPC).

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  • 31/01/2018 Nest-based webcam gives bird’s eye view of Leicester peregrines

    PEOPLE can follow the daily lives of a pair of wild peregrine falcons in Leicester city centre thanks to a new nest box webcam.

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  • 29/01/2018 First CrowdFundLeicester appeal hits its target

    A NEW crowd funding platform to support local community projects in Leicester has seen its first appeal hit its target.

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  • 29/01/2018 Steam toys in spotlight at museum

    STEAM toys of all shapes and sizes will be taking centre stage at a popular annual event at Leicester’s Abbey Pumping Station.

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  • 25/01/2018 City backs national ‘Time to Talk Day’ campaign

    AN event to encourage people to talk openly about mental health will be held in Leicester next week as part of a national campaign.

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  • 24/01/2018 Consultation launched on major new 20mph zone in city community

    PEOPLE living in Eyres Monsell are being asked their views in a major consultation about an extensive new 20mph zone in the area.

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  • 23/01/2018 Big Garden Bird Watch at city park

    PEOPLE are being to take part in a national bird watch event at a city park this weekend.

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  • 19/01/2018 New 20mph zone to be funded by housing developer

    A NEW 20mph zone is to be brought in on residential streets around a city school.

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  • 18/01/2018 Heroes of grassroots sport collect their awards at council ceremony

    LOCAL heroes of grassroots sport in the city have been recognised for their achievements at the city council’s Sports and Physical Activity Awards.

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  • 18/01/2018 New opportunities on offer in award-winning volunteer scheme

    A RANGE of volunteering opportunities to help improve local parks, riverbanks and nature reserves are available to anyone wanting to turn over a new leaf for the New Year.

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  • 18/01/2018 Leicester young people share their views with world leaders

    YOUNG people from Leicester have been telling world leaders about the issues they want to see addressed at a forthcoming international meeting.

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  • 17/01/2018 Praise for council’s Women in Construction scheme

    LEICESTER City Council has been singled out for praise at a House of Commons reception, for helping to get women into construction and craft trade jobs.

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  • 04/01/2018 Roadworks to begin at bridge as part of flood risk management scheme

    MAJOR flood risk work at Leicester’s Loughborough Road Bridge is set to close the inbound lane to traffic for up to eight months.

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  • 21/12/2017 More money for therapy services to help children

    LEICESTER City Council is set to invest more money in specialist therapy services for children, young people and families.

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  • 19/12/2017 Council to buy its York House base

    LEICESTER City Council has announced plans to purchase the Granby Street property that is currently home to its customer service centre.

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