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Iconic building selected for new Leicester City Railway musuem

27 October 2016

WilkinsonEyre design will host unique collection of locomotives at the Great Central Railway

International Communication and Environment Conference to be held in Leicester

26 October 2016

Conference on Communication and Environment to be held at University of Leicester from 29 June to 2 July 2017

Share what you love about Harborough High Street to help win an award

24 October 2016

Market Harborough has been entered into a national competition looking for Britain’s best high street. A winning entry would see the town receive thousands of pounds for investment.

Every day is ‘World Gibbon Day’ at Twycross Zoo

20 October 2016

What better way to enjoy World Gibbon Day on Monday 24 October, than with a visit to one of the largest gibbon facilities in Europe at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire.

Don’t miss your chance to follow in the footsteps of the stars of ITV's "Victoria"

17 October 2016

Those that enjoyed ITV's new drama "Victoria" might be interested to know that the railway scenes featured in the series were filmed at the Great Central Railway's Mountsorrel branch line. In the drama Queen Victoria and Prince Albert enjoy their first exhilarating experience of riding on a train through the Leicestershire countryside.

Thousands watch Diwali Lights switch on event

17 October 2016

Around 30,000 people packed onto Leicester’s Golden Mile last night to watch the switch on ceremony for the city’s Diwali lights.

Garlands Corporate Hosting Team Building Zone at the 2016 World of Learning Conference and Exhibitio

13 October 2016

For the third consecutive year Garlands Corporate will be hosting the Team Building Zone at the World of Learning Conference and Exhibition. The event is being held again at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham on the 19th and 20th October 2016.

Tourism trade tips for businesses

10 October 2016

Budding business owners and entrepreneurs are invited to tap into Leicestershire’s tourism trade

A gift from the sky for Twycross Zoo

7 October 2016

Great apes at Twycross Zoo have received a generous gift from a very unlikely donor. The largest station in the Royal Air Force and home to the RAF Transport Fleet, RAF Brize Norton spotted a novel way of recycling discarded cargo nets by donating twelve of these to Twycross Zoo to enrich the habitats for the chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and bonobos.

Potter spell cast over Charnwood Museum

7 October 2016

A magical spell will be cast over Charnwood Museum with the arrival of a new Harry Potter exhibition.