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  • 24/04/2018 Views sought on new dementia strategy

    PEOPLE are being asked to share their views on a new dementia strategy for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

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

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  • 19/04/2018 Consultation launched into lifestyle services

    A CONSULTATION has been launched by the city council into the lifestyle services it provides.

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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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  • 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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  • 19/04/2018 Help for businesses to benefit from construction boom

    WITH almost 9,000 new construction jobs expected to be created in the East Midlands in the next four years, businesses in the city and county have been invited to find out how they can make the most of the major regeneration works taking place across the city.

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  • 18/04/2018 Junction works and road widening in Vaughan Way scheme

    MAJOR roadworks including alternations to a busy junction and carriageway widening are taking place this month as part of the ongoing Vaughan Way scheme.

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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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  • 16/04/2018 Nine out of 10 children get a place at their first preference school

    THOUSANDS of children across the city will be offered a place at a primary school today, with 91 per cent of children gaining a place at their first preference.

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  • 16/04/2018 Council to invest £500,000 in skills training

    THE city council is to invest a further £500,000 to help city residents get into work or training, and to stop graduates leaving Leicester for jobs elsewhere.

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  • 16/04/2018 200 people learn CPR at training sessions in city parks

    TWO hundred people have now been trained in vital life-saving skills thanks to a scheme at city council parks.

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  • 16/04/2018 Vaisakhi procession takes to city

    THOUSANDS of people are due to take part in a major annual Sikh parade through Leicester later this month.

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  • 16/04/2018 School praised by Ofsted for ‘rapid improvement’

    A CITY primary school is making ‘rapid and continuous improvement’ thanks to a ‘highly effective leadership team,’ according to its latest Ofsted report.

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  • 12/04/2018 HSBC UK Let's Ride Leicester event announced for 12 August 2018

    BRITISH Cycling and HSBC UK have announced that they will be returning to Leicester in August following the success of last year’s free, family cycling event.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 09/04/2018 Peregrine Watch gives insight into cathedral’s birds

    AN event this week will be offering a bird’s eye view into the fascinating lives of a family of peregrine falcons nesting in Leicester Cathedral.

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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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  • 05/04/2018 Car parks to accept contactless payments

    DRIVERS will be able to make contactless card and phone payments when parking in the city’s pay and display car parks.

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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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  • 04/04/2018 Riverside schemes to support wildlife and cut flood risk

    MORE birds, butterflies and dragonflies will be stopping off at Leicester’s riverside this summer as work on two new wetland habitats gets under way.

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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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  • 27/03/2018 Revamp for Leicester Market

    A YEAR-LONG programme of works that will transform Leicester’s historic outdoor market gets under way next month.

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  • 26/03/2018 More time to comment on city and county’s future growth plans

    PEOPLE are being given more time to comment on plans about how Leicester and Leicestershire could grow in the future.

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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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 19/03/2018 Leicester Market Easter bonnet competition

    YOUNGSTERS with creative flair are being invited to take part in Leicester Market’s annual Easter Bonnet competition.

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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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  • 16/03/2018 Call goes out to festive stallholders

    IT MAY only be March, but plans for Leicester’s Christmas celebrations are already taking shape – and a bigger, and better, Christmas Market will be at the heart of the city’s events programme.

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  • 16/03/2018 Competition to help tackle issue of knife crime

    SCHOOL pupils from the city and county have been taking part in a poster competition to help tackle knife crime.

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  • 15/03/2018 Major phase of Vaughan Way works to get underway

    THE next major phase of Vaughan Way road works is due to get underway next 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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  • 14/03/2018 More than 1,000 children to take part in clean-up weekend

    MORE than 1,000 children and young people from 15 city schools will be helping to pick up litter in Leicester as part of the Great British Spring Clean.

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  • 14/03/2018 Potholes and road surfaces to be repaired

    HUNDREDS of thousands of pounds are being spent on repairing failing road surfaces and potholes across Leicester.

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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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  • 13/03/2018 School is first in country to receive mental health award

    A CITY primary school has become the first in the country to gain a national award for its mental health work.

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