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WWI commemoration

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Public meeting

Public meeting | Leicester | Scoop.it

Public meeting in Leicester Town Hall, Monday 7 July 2014, 7pm.

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Firefighters set for more strikes as row rumbles on

Firefighters in Leicestershire will strike on eight consecutive days in their long-running row with the Government over pensions. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has decided to escalate industrial...
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Communities Gather for Highfields Summer Festival

Communities Gather for Highfields Summer Festival | Leicester | Scoop.it
The 4th Annual Highfields Festival took place this Saturday at Leicester’s Highfields Centre.   Crowds gathered to find community fairs, food stalls, live music and much more! The festival had everything for all ages and with the whole community getting … Continue reading →
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Eating at Highcross

If you're in Highcross this weekend and looking for a bite to eat, I think I'd head off to an independent café or restaurant. However, if you've always wanted to try one or other of the chains ther...
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Council considers response to school transport consultation

Council considers response to school transport consultation | Leicester | Scoop.it
About 400 people have responded to a second consultation on changes to school transport. Leicestershire County Council is proposing to take children to their nearest school, which could be...
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Saffron Acres strawberry jam on sale in Co-op stores

Saffron Acres strawberry jam on sale in Co-op stores | Leicester | Scoop.it
Students used to selling their hand-made jam at community events and fetes could see their product stocked in stores nationally. Central England Co-operative sold 750 jars of Saffron Acres...
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North West Leicestershire MP Andrew Bridgen wants all A-level teachers to sit exams alongside their students

North West Leicestershire MP Andrew Bridgen wants all A-level teachers to sit exams alongside their students | Leicester | Scoop.it
An MP is proposing all A-level teachers sit exams alongside their students. Andrew Bridgen, MP for North West Leicestershire, is also proposing that students take their exams early so that they...
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Richard III: £250,000 pledged by Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council to allow reburial plans to proceed

Richard III: £250,000 pledged by Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council to allow reburial plans to proceed | Leicester | Scoop.it
Plans to redesign the inside of Leicester Cathedral so the remains of Richard III can be buried there will be underwritten with £500,000 of public money. Leicester's mayor Sir Peter Soulsby...
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5.4 billion barrels of oil could lie under Leicestershire

5.4 billion barrels of oil could  lie under Leicestershire | Leicester | Scoop.it
A shale oil and gas company believes Leicestershire may be sitting on black gold. Union Jack Oil Plc said there could be up to 5.4 billion barrels of oil under our feet. The company asked...
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Plan to create car park in front of Leicester's 'Sue Townsend' theatre opposed

Plan to create car park in front of Leicester's 'Sue Townsend' theatre opposed | Leicester | Scoop.it
Civic campaigners are opposing plans to open a new car park outside a theatre recently renamed in honour of Leicester author Sue Townsend.
Leicester City Council wants to put 22 parking spaces on an...
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Bid to save former Empire Hotel to make way for Lidl supermarket

Bid to save former Empire Hotel to make way for Lidl supermarket | Leicester | Scoop.it
Leicester Civic Society is campaigning to stop a Georgian building being demolished to make way for a supermarket. Discount chain Lidl has lodged a planning application with Leicester City Council...
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Leicester man jailed for 16 months over racist rants

Leicester man jailed for 16 months over racist rants | Leicester | Scoop.it
A judge has jailed a racist who insulted a bus driver and a security guard. Lewis Nigel Foulds, who was told his "disgraceful" views would not be tolerated in Leicester, began...
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Rebel Councillors Join TUSC in Leicester

Rebel Councillors Join TUSC in Leicester | Leicester | Scoop.it
History was made in Leicester last night. At a packed meeting in the Town Hall, around forty people came together to welcome two councillors who recently resigned from the Labour Party to work in a...
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Woman, 101, urges judge to keep Leicester residential home open

The family of a 101-year-old woman has called on a judge to overturn a council's plan to close a residential home. The family of Amrutben Karia launched a passionate campaign to halt the closure...
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Leicester mayor asks Home Secretary to intervene in row with police boss Sir Clive Loader

Leicester mayor asks Home Secretary to intervene in   row with police boss Sir Clive Loader | Leicester | Scoop.it
Sir Peter Soulsby has complained to the Home Secretary about Leicestershire's police and crime commissioner, Sir Clive Loader. The city mayor has written to Theresa May asking her to intervene...
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Richard III: Peppercorn lease agreed for Leicester's new visitor centre

A 30-year peppercorn lease has been agreed for Leicester's new Richard III visitor centre. The city council has spent £4 million buying and refurbishing the former Alderman Newton school, in...
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Cutbacks blamed for decision to charge revellers at Leicester's Caribbean Carnival

Cutbacks blamed for decision to charge revellers at Leicester's Caribbean Carnival | Leicester | Scoop.it
The organisers of Leicester's Caribbean Carnival have decided to charge an entry fee for the first time in the event's 28-year history. People wanting to attend the event on the city's Victoria...
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Somalis in Leicester say drugs ban on khat should be celebrated

Somalis in Leicester say drugs ban on khat should be celebrated | Leicester | Scoop.it
An addictive plant chewed by members of Leicester's Somali community became an illegal drug yesterday.
People who had campaigned for khat to be made illegal said yesterday – when it became a...
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Strike action next month could force hundreds of schools to shut

Strike action next month could force hundreds of schools to shut | Leicester | Scoop.it
Hundreds of schools are expected to shut across the city and county when mass strike action takes place next month.
Council services are also expected to grind to a halt when the National Union of...
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Refugees to star at event

The British Red Cross is hosting a celebration in Town Hall Square, Leicester, on Saturday to mark Refugee Week. The free event, from 11am to 4pm, will feature live performances from musicians and...
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Grainstore Brewery Tour

Grainstore Brewery Tour | Leicester | Scoop.it
Many of my pals could not organise a piss-up in a brewery. Fortunately Jamie is not one of them - and he did the honours by getting us all out to Rutland's Grainstore Brewery, a handy 10 yard stagg...
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Michael Piggin terror trial: Jury fails to reach verdict

Michael Piggin terror trial: Jury fails to reach verdict | Leicester | Scoop.it
A jury has failed to reach a verdict on terrorism charges against a Loughborough teenager accused of plotting a Columbine-inspired massacre.
Michael Piggin, 18, was accused of planning attacks on two...
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Festival of free fun down promised at Leicester's Riverside Festival

Festival of free fun down promised at Leicester's Riverside Festival | Leicester | Scoop.it
Final preparations are under way for the Riverside Festival, which will see two days of free fun along the banks of the River Soar. Each year, the towpath through the city centre, Castle Gardens and...
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Cuts to library services will 'destroy music making' in Leicestershire

Cuts to library services will 'destroy music making' in Leicestershire | Leicester | Scoop.it
Cuts to library services will "destroy music making" in Leicestershire, orchestras have warned. Leicester City Council's printed music service, which is used by more than 90 organisations...
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