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Latest News

Record number of Green Flags for city parks and green spaces

24 July 2015

Seventeen green flags have been awarded to Leicester by Keep Britain Tidy - recognising the areas as some of the best in the country

Visitor Centre celebrates first birthday

24 July 2015

The King Richard III Visitor Centre will be celebrating its first birthday this weekend and since opening on 26th July 2014, has welcomed 81,627 visitors, with a further 3,000 visitors attending corporate events

Green Plaque to honour Ladybird centenary

22 July 2015

A Green Plaque from Leicestershire County Council will be unveiled on the original site of Ladybird Books

VisitBritain News 22 July 2015

22 July 2015

New figures on inbound tourism to UK available

Great Central Railway reunification on track

20 July 2015

Landmark heritage project continues despite Midland Main Line Electrification 'pause'

New General Manager at Scalford Hall

20 July 2015

Daniel Gough has recently joined Scalford Hall Hotel as General Manager, bringing with him a fresh new vision and keen plans for development

VisitEngland eNews July 2015 Edition 2

20 July 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of VisitEngland eNews, a bi-monthly newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date on all of our latest activity, news and insights

Prime Minister announces new plan to grow tourism across Britain

17 July 2015

In an unequivocal statement of support for our industry, the Prime Minister has today announced the Government’s new 5 point plan to boost tourism across the UK, committing not only to promote the UK as a GREAT place to visit for international visitors, but also to expand and develop the offer to tourists to spread the benefits of its growth across the country

Tackle the Wistow Maze this summer

16 July 2015

With England hosting this year’s Rugby World Cup, Leicestershire’s famous Wistow Maze is joining in the fun

Can you conquer the new ariel experience at CONKERS?

7 July 2015

Hi and Lo Ropes Aerial Adventure opens