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Restaurant refurb takes historic bank off ‘at risk’ list

23 February 2017

A £1.5million project to create a steakhouse restaurant in a long-neglected bank building has been given the stamp of approval by a national heritage watchdog.

Gibbons at Twycross Zoo celebrate first year in new home

15 February 2017

Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire is celebrating the first anniversary since their opening of Gibbon Forest, an innovative habitat for its wide collection of gibbons

European Agricultural Fund for Rural development

24 January 2017

In conjunction with the Rural Payments Agency, the Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership is holding an event for businesses and organisations wishing to apply for grants from the latest round of European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

Great Central Railway Salutes Valiant Volunteers

24 January 2017

The Great Central Railway has celebrated the volunteers who keep the award winning Leicestershire line alive and uncovered a staggering track record. Sixty six of them have each clocked up more than forty years of service. To put it another way, that's two thousand and six hundred years combined!

Local businesses gather for 2017 Leicestershire Tourism Forum

19 January 2017

Annual event to be held at Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa on 23 February 2017

Records set for inbound tourism across UK’s nations and regions

19 January 2017

International tourists are travelling across English regions in record numbers, and they are spending more too

Twycross Zoo set to blossom with new landscaping project

19 January 2017

Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire is pleased to announce that it has commissioned landscape architect Dominic Cole, best-known for his designs at the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall, to create a new vision for the zoo’s landscaping.

Local hotel is awarded top rated status in annual UK Hotel Awards based on genuine guest reviews

18 January 2017

College Court in Leicester has been awarded Top Rated status in this year’s LateRooms.com Simply The Guest Awards, where only the very best properties in the UK and Ireland are rewarded. The accolade highlights exceptional hotel standards and service across the board and is based purely on genuine guest reviews.

Swimming pool at Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa re-opens after £50,000 makeover

16 January 2017

Gym and health club members in Hinckley, Leicestershire, are now enjoying the refurbished swimming pool facilities at Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa.

Twycross Zoo takes key steps to become one of UK’s leading visitor attractions

16 January 2017

Twycross Zoo has many reasons to celebrate the start of 2017 as the visitor attraction looks back on an extraordinarily successful year. The past twelve months have seen an unprecedented number of important animal births, many new developments at the 88-acre site in rural Leicestershire and numerous awards, all crowned with a record number of visitors, representing an 8% increase from 2015.