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New 20mph speed zone in streets around primary school

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A new 20mph speed limit is being implemented in streets near a school in the residential area of New Parks in Leicester.

The new speed limit signs and traffic calming measures will be installed in a series of streets either side of Charnor Road.

The area includes streets surrounding Forest Lodge Primary School and Forest Lodge Education Centre.

The 20mph scheme is being introduced following consultation with local residents and ward councillors.

The work is expected to cost about £32,000 and is funded by Leicester City Council.


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Weekend Picks: Haunted Heritage Evening

Leicester: Sat 3rd - Sun 4th December

Donington Le Heath Manor House is one of the oldest houses in England. It is believed that Robert De Herle bought the land and had the house built between 1258 & 1295.

For nearly 700 years the house remained a family dwelling but in the early part of the 16th Century, the house may have been owned by a close friend of Guy Fawkes.

In 1963 the house was purchased by Leicestershire County Council and the building was restored and opened to the public as a museum. There is said to be the ghosts of a housemaid and also a man of 17th Century appearance with a tall brimmed hat.

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Weekend Picks: A Right Royal Day Out

Saturday December 3rd: King Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester

On Saturday 3rd December the King Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester will be hosting 'Fit For A King' wreath-making workshops, led by Rosemary Hughes, the official 'nosegay' provider to the Queen. Rosemary also provided the floral arrangements for the reinternment of King Richard III.

All materials are provided to create your own door or table wreath with expert instruction from Rosemary, refreshments and a tour of the visitor centre. The skill level required is basic and the workshop is suitable for those aged over 12 years.

Places at the workshop are limited so book now.


Weekend Picks: Festive Campus

Leicester University: From Friday December 2nd

The University of Leicester is bringing festive cheer to its campus again this year with a packed Christmas line-up as part of the Students’ Union’s Christmas Countdown campaign.

From today, the centre of the campus will be transformed into a winter wonderland complete with ice rink, real reindeer and Christmas market.

Staff, students and members of the public will be able to get their skates on for 30 minute sessions – and this year it will be completely free!

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Ranieri wants pre-Christmas return for Schmeichel

Kasper Schmeichel will be back soon. Credit: PA

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri hopes to have Kasper Schmeichel back before Christmas to help ease the Foxes' relegation fears.

The Denmark international has been out for a month after breaking his hand in the Foxes' goalless Champions League draw in Copenhagen.

Replacement Ron-Robert Zieler has conceded 16 goals in eight games and has kept just one clean sheet to leave Leicester two points above the Premier League relegation zone.

I hope before Christmas Day he'll be ready. It depends on him and the surgeon but his fitness is getting better. He is working on a normal training session, separately.

I shake his hand and he always gives me his left hand but today I said give me his right and shook it - gently - not like (Marcin) Wasilewski.

– Claudio Ranieri

Family calls on government to legislate on the rehoming of pets

Flowers on the wall outside the funeral of Lexi Branson. Credit: ITV News Central

The family of a four year old girl from Leicestershire who was killed by a dog bought from a local kennel, are calling for national standards in the rehoming of pets.

Lexi Branson was mauled at a house in Mountsorrel three years ago. Her aunt has now started a petition calling on the Government to bring in new laws.

Lexi Branson: Read more.

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