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Foodbank looking for more people to help

Foodbank looking for more people to help | Leicester | Scoop.it
A new food bank based in Wigston and the city centre is looking to help more poor families.

The Leicester South Foodbank started in September and hands out food at the Meadows Community Church in Wigston and at Holy Trinity on the corner of Regent Road and Upper King Street in the centre of Leicester.
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Sir Peter Soulsby begins process of stripping cab drivers' privileges after go-slow protests

Sir Peter Soulsby begins process of stripping cab drivers' privileges after go-slow protests | Leicester | Scoop.it
Leicester's mayor has begun the process of stripping Leicester cab drivers of certain privileges after they carried out a further rush-hour protest last week.
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Leicester mayor Peter Soulsby threatens to remove hackney cabbies' 'privileges' in taxi protest row

Leicester mayor Peter Soulsby threatens to remove hackney cabbies' 'privileges' in taxi protest row | Leicester | Scoop.it
Leicester mayor Sir Peter Soulsby has threatened to remove the 'privileges' he says are enjoyed by the city's hackney cab drivers if they carry out any more rush hour go-slow protests.

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Labour's Lord Willy Bach aims to be next Leicestershire police commissioner candidate

Labour's Lord Willy Bach aims to be next Leicestershire police commissioner candidate | Leicester | Scoop.it
Labour peer Lord Bach of Lutterworth has said he wants to be the next Leicestershire police and crime commissioner.

Willy Bach has announced he wants to be the party's candidate in the upcoming...
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Friends of the Earth to stage climate change march through Leicester

Friends of the Earth to stage climate change march through Leicester | Leicester | Scoop.it
Environmental activists and supporters will join hundreds of thousands around the world in a march demanding action over

climate change.

The Leicester Friends of the Earth group is urging...
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The Big Question: Should demolition of London Road historic premises have been approved?

The Big Question: Should demolition of London Road historic premises have been approved? | Leicester | Scoop.it
The demolition of a number of historic Leicester buildings to make way for a student flats block has been approved. Members of Leicester City Council's planning committee met on Tuesday and approved...
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Adult Social Care strategy - Leicestershire County Council

Consultation on the proposed new adult social care strategy
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More than 100 firefighters hold Town Hall Square protest at proposed fire service cuts

More than 100 firefighters hold Town Hall Square protest at proposed fire service cuts | Leicester | Scoop.it
Town Hall Square hosted the protest of about 100 firefighters today who gathered to show their opposition to Leicestershire Fire and Rescues Service's proposed cost-cutting initiative. The serving...
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RMT announces three 'go-slow' rush hour taxi protests along Leicester's London Road and city centre

RMT announces three 'go-slow' rush hour taxi protests along Leicester's London Road and city centre | Leicester | Scoop.it
The RMT union has announced details of three "go-slow" rush hour protests by taxi drivers along one of Leicester's busiest roads into the city centre.

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​What will policing in Leicestershire look like in 2020?

​What will policing in Leicestershire look like in 2020? | Leicester | Scoop.it
Leicestershire faces a future of fewer police officers, closed and sold-off stations and victims offered the option of reporting minor crime online. Today, a senior officer set out the vision of how...
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Leicestershire council boss on £86k three-day-a-week package to oversee multi-million pound savings

Leicestershire council boss on £86k three-day-a-week package to oversee multi-million pound savings | Leicester | Scoop.it
The senior official overseeing Leicestershire County Council's multi-million savings programme is being paid £86,000-a-year to work a three day week.

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Muslim football coach Annie Zaidi wins inspiration prize at Sportswomen of the Year Awards

Muslim football coach Annie Zaidi wins inspiration prize at Sportswomen of the Year Awards | Leicester | Scoop.it
Ground-breaking football coach Annie Zaidi has won a top accolade at the 2015 Sportswomen of the Year Awards.

She was awarded the Hellen Rollason prize for inspiration at the London ceremony on...
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Leicester willing to take up to five Syrian families in pre-Christmas refugee resettlement

Leicester willing to take up to five Syrian families in pre-Christmas refugee resettlement | Leicester | Scoop.it
Leicester City Council has said it is prepared to resettle up to five families of Syrian refugees before Christmas.

The Government has indicated the UK will accept 20,000 people fleeing the...
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Five new secondary schools may be needed to meet pupil demand in Leicester

Five new secondary schools may be needed to meet pupil demand in Leicester | Leicester | Scoop.it
Plans are being drawn up to build up to five new secondary schools in Leicester to meet demand for pupils places.
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The cost of two county brothers’ consciences

The cost of two county brothers’ consciences | Leicester | Scoop.it
How far would you be driven by your conscience? It's a question two Leicestershire brothers answered – at their cost.
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Concern as Leicester Cultural Quarter Bar 47 venue seeks 4.30am licence

Concern as Leicester Cultural Quarter Bar 47  venue seeks 4.30am licence | Leicester | Scoop.it
Noise pollution officers have raised concerns about a venue's bid to hold live, late night music events in Leicester's Cultural Quarter.

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Labour Leicester councillors to reject 999 fire service cuts

Labour Leicester councillors to reject 999 fire service cuts | Leicester | Scoop.it
A controversial package of front-line cuts to Leicestershire's fire service looks unlikely to be approved after Labour's city councillors voted to reject them.

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Work on new processional route at Leicester's Victoria Park war memorial to start in new year

Work on new processional route at Leicester's Victoria Park war memorial to start in new year | Leicester | Scoop.it
Work to create a new processional route to Leicester's main war memorial in Victoria Park is set to start in the new year.

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Historic buildings in Leicester's London Road to face bulldozers in student flats scheme

Historic buildings in Leicester's London Road to face bulldozers in student flats scheme | Leicester | Scoop.it
Controversial proposals to flatten historic buildings in Leicester and replace them with a student flats complex are set to be approved.

Developer Abode wants to demolish 54 to 58 London Road,...
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Citizen Space - 20mph Zone Folville Junior School Area

Citizen Space - 20mph Zone Folville Junior School Area | Leicester | Scoop.it
This site contains consultations that are run by Leicester City Council .
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Leicester mayor Peter Soulsby 'joins the queue for privileged access' to David Cameron's advisors

Leicester mayor Peter Soulsby  'joins the queue for privileged access' to David Cameron's advisors | Leicester | Scoop.it
Sir Peter Soulsby will be "joining the queue" to meet Downing Street advisors after it emerged David Cameron had offered his local council leader special access to Government officials in...
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City centre firefighters launch new petition to save Central Station

City centre firefighters launch new petition to save Central Station | Leicester | Scoop.it
Firefighters opposed to the closure of central station have launched a fresh petition which aims to get 12,000 signatures and show Sir Peter Soulsby their campaign cannot be ignored. Members of...
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Boy, 9, protests about goldfish being given as prizes at a fair by making a short video

Boy, 9,  protests about goldfish being given as prizes at a fair by making a short video | Leicester | Scoop.it
A young schoolboy has protested about goldfish being given as prizes at a fair by
making a short video.

Nine-year-old Manny Moore vented his anger on camera after spotting the stall handing...
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Red Hot World Buffet accused of exploiting Armistice Day with 'crass' poppy £1 off promotion

Red Hot World Buffet accused of exploiting Armistice Day with 'crass' poppy £1 off promotion | Leicester | Scoop.it
A restaurant chain has been accused of exploiting Armistice Day through a discount offer for diners wearing a poppy today. Red Hot World Buffet, which has a branch at Leicester's Highcross shopping...
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Uplands Junior School - 10 teachers resign

Uplands Junior School  - 10 teachers resign | Leicester | Scoop.it
Ten teachers have resigned from a troubled city primary and will leave at Christmas.

Uplands Junior School, in Highfields, has been in special measures since January last year.

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