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    24/11/2017 New look for entrance to Haymarket Theatre

    A BRAND new entrance will be welcoming visitors to the old Haymarket Theatre when the building reopens to the public next year.

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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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  • 24/11/2017 Roadworks in Leicester

    New works in the city (w/c Sunday 26 November):

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    23/11/2017 Discover Christmas gift ideas at Visit Leicester

    IT’S not too late to pick up a decoration that will give your tree a uniquely Leicester look this Christmas – but the elegant glass baubles featuring the city’s skyline are selling fast.

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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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  • 22/11/2017 Trader jailed after £80,000 fraud

    A FRAUDULENT trader who cheated companies out of tens of thousands of pounds for non-existent promotional goods has been jailed for 40 months.

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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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  • 21/11/2017 Council backs Living Wage increase

    HUNDREDS of the lowest-paid staff employed by Leicester City Council are set to get a pay rise in line with an increase in the real Living Wage.

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    21/11/2017 Poster campaign to highlight issue of domestic violence

    A HIGH-PROFILE campaign has been launched to reach more people who are affected by domestic and sexual violence and abuse.

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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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  • 17/11/2017 Roadworks in Leicester

    New works in the city (w/c Sunday 19 November):

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  • 17/11/2017 Preparation works to begin at new Vaughan Way super-crossing site

    PREPARATION work is due to begin on roads and pavements at the site of the planned new super-crossing on Vaughan Way.

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  • 17/11/2017 Next £700k phase of citywide parking improvement plan announced

    PLANS for more investment in improving city centre car parks and addressing dangerous and inconsiderate parking across Leicester have been announced.

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  • 16/11/2017 Horse chestnut tree lights up for Christmas

    A LEICESTER street tree will be lit up for Christmas this year, thanks to a £5,000 donation by a local developer.

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  • 15/11/2017 Low carbon lecture takes place in city

    INTERNATIONALLY-renowned names in climate change science will be among the guest speakers engaging with visitors at Leicester’s fifth annual Low Carbon Lecture next week. 

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  • 15/11/2017 Next step for Pioneer Park development

    WORK that will pave the way for the development of a space park at Leicester’s Pioneer Park could get under way in spring next year.

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  • 15/11/2017 Two weeks left to give views in Local Plan consultation

    PEOPLE have two more weeks to take part in a public consultation to help shape the direction of planning and development in Leicester over the coming decades. 

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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 Traffic advice as Nagar Kirtan Sikh parade takes to city’s streets

    MOTORISTS coming into the city next weekend are being advised of possible traffic disruption caused by a religious procession. 

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  • 14/11/2017 Special outdoor performance for Story of Parks play

    A PLAY inspired by the work of Sir Edwin Lutyens is set to be performed at the Leicester Arch of Remembrance that he designed.

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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 Event marks World Diabetes Day

    VISTORS to the city centre will be able to find out more about diabetes tomorrow at an event being held to mark World Diabetes Day (14 Nov).

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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 School invites parents to road safety information day

    A LEICESTER primary school is inviting parents back to the classroom to find out how to keep their children safe on the way to and from school.

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  • 13/11/2017 Council to commit £2.9m to improve city centre link to Waterside

    LEICESTER City Council is set to invest almost £3milllion in a major highway improvement scheme that will play a key role in the Waterside regeneration plans.

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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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    10/11/2017 Protect yourself against flu this winter

    PEOPLE are being urged to protect themselves against flu this winter.

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  • 10/11/2017 New funding earmarked for local environmental works

    A PACKAGE of improvements to pavements and roads in neighbourhoods across Leicester has been approved by the city council.

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  • 10/11/2017 Roadworks in Leicester

    New works in the city (w/c Sunday 12 November):

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  • 08/11/2017 New 20mph zone to be introduced in Eyres Monsell

    The latest in a series of citywide 20mph zones in residential areas is due to be introduced in Eyres Monsell.

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  • 08/11/2017 Landlord Forum to take place at City Hall

    LANDLORDS and letting agents will be able to find out more about Universal Credit at an event next week.

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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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  • 07/11/2017 Gritters take to city's roads ahead of black ice

    GRITTING teams are due to take to the city’s roads tonight ahead of sub-zero temperatures and black ice which are due to affect the area. 

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  • 07/11/2017 City Mayor outlines priorities for next capital programme

    IMPROVING neighbourhoods, creating more school places and boosting the local economy are among the top spending priorities being put forward for Leicester City Council's next capital programme.

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  • 07/11/2017 New 20mph zone and traffic calming for Evington Village

    RESIDENTS in Evington Village are due to get a new 20mph zone and traffic calming measures installed in the area.

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    06/11/2017 Snow and ice guaranteed in Leicester this Christmas

    PUT on your parka and grab your gloves because there’s going to be snow and ice in Leicester this Christmas – guaranteed.

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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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  • 03/11/2017 Roadworks in Leicester

    New works in the city (w/c Sunday 5 November):

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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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  • 01/11/2017 Leicester performs strongly in Progress 8 educational measure

    LEICESTER is in the top half of all local authorities for its Progress 8 measure, according to new figures.

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    01/11/2017 Awards for horticultural volunteers

    HORTICULTURAL volunteers who have helped their neighbourhoods to blossom have won range of awards for their efforts.

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  • 31/10/2017 People given extra time to share their ideas on city’s future

    A PUBLIC consultation to help shape the direction of planning and development in Leicester over the coming decades has been extended to allow more people to take part.

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  • 31/10/2017 Towpath improvements enter next phase

    THE next stage of a major project to revamp a 3km stretch of canal towpath in Leicester is now underway.

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  • 31/10/2017 Hard-hitting films aim to help tackle knife crime

    A SERIES of hard-hitting films has been created to help educate local young people about the dangers of knife crime.

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    31/10/2017 Designs revealed for city secondary school’s expansion

    DESIGNS have been unveiled for a major expansion to a city secondary school.

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  • 30/10/2017 Blaze of glory for unwanted pallets at Abbey Park bonfire

    AN APPEAL has gone out for unwanted wooden pallets that will help make this year's Abbey Park bonfire bigger and better than ever before.

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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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    27/10/2017 Noise equipment seized from bar

    OFFICERS from Leicester City Council have seized sound equipment from a Leicester bar after residents complained about very loud music coming from the premises.

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  • 27/10/2017 Leicester Community Radio launches bid for five-year FM licence

    A COMMUNITY radio station based at the city council’s African Caribbean Centre (ACC) is hoping that a month of broadcasting on the FM airwaves during the city’s Black History Month celebrations will lead to bigger things.

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  • 27/10/2017 City street drinking controls extended to cover so-called ‘legal highs’

    HUNDREDS of people across Leicester have backed plans to continue a city-wide ban on antisocial public drinking, and extend it to cover so-called ‘legal highs’.

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