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Latest News

New exhibitions at Harborough Museum

26 March 2015

Two new exhibitions celebrating Leicestershire history have opened at Harborough Museum

Great Central Railway launches 'Raleway Ale'

25 March 2015

There has been a plan brewing at Great Central Railway during the past few weeks

8,000 flames mark King's reburial

24 March 2015

More than 8,000 flickering flames will illuminate the streets around Leicester Cathedral in a stunning commemoration of the reinterment of King Richard III

Thousands witness King Richard III's final journey

22 March 2015

More than 35,000 people lined the streets of Leicester and Leicestershire to mark the final journey of King Richard III

Overnight stay booking for King Richard III reinterment

20 March 2015

If you're looking to stay in Leicester during next week's reinterment, advice is to 'book as soon as you can'

New guide offers fun ideas to help plan a great day out in Leicester and Leicestershire

19 March 2015

The new Great Days Out 2015 guide for Leicester and Leicestershire has been launched to provide tips and recommendations for fun family days out in the city and county this year

VisitEngland Launches Industry Consultation on Growth Strategy for England's Tourism Industry

18 March 2015

On the 16th March at the start of English Tourism Week, VisitEngland launched an industry-wide consultation on the future growth strategy for England’s tourism industry

Battlefield bus takes to the road

16 March 2015

Following the Richard III trail is being made easier - thanks to a special shuttle bus between Market Bosworth and Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre.

Still time to vote for a Green Plaque award

16 March 2015

There's still time to cast your vote and honour the people and places of Leicestershire’s past. A shortlist of 12 people and places is seeking the public vote as part of Leicestershire County Council’s Green Plaque Awards scheme.

Family Friendly Museum Award 2015 Launched

15 March 2015

What's your favourite family friendly museum? The 2015 Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award is launched – giving you the chance to say which museum, gallery, heritage site, science centre or historic home in Britain gives the warmest welcome to families.