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Latest News

Commemorative medal marks King Richard’s return

31 July 2015

A commemorative medal has been created marking the reinterment of King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral

Pick up a guide to Rugby World Cup 2015 in Leicester

31 July 2015

Details of all the events taking place in Leicester as the city hosts Rugby World Cup 2015 are now available in a handy guide

New aerial experience at CONKERS is a real work of art

30 July 2015

Portrait to celebrate opening of new Hi and Lo Ropes adventure has been produced by local artist

Twycross Zoo opens brand new animal kitchen

30 July 2015

New facilities at the zoo to prepare over 80 tonnes of food a year

Looking for the best tourism businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire

29 July 2015

Application process now open for Leicester and Leicestershire Excellence in Tourism Awards 2015

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'