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The National Space Centre Wins Unique Venue of the Year 2016 Award

6 December 2016

The National Space Centre has been awarded the Unique Venue of the Year Award 2016 at the UK Events Awards last week, in a category that included the iconic View from the Shard, the venue atop the 95-storey £1.5 billion skyscraper in London.

University conference service accumulates awards

5 December 2016

College Court and Leicester Conferences, the conference and events portfolio of venues at the University of Leicester, have received more recognition of excellence by winning ‘Hotel of the Year’ and ‘Most Inspiring Manager’ at Leicester and Leicestershire Excellence in Tourism Awards 2016.

Mythe Barn is regional winner in wedding industry awards

2 December 2016

An exclusive wedding venue situated at Mythe Farm near Atherstone, Warwickshire – on the Leicestershire border – has been named as the Best Countryside Venue in the East Midlands regional finals of the Wedding Industry Awards.

Night of winners at Leicester and Leicestershire Tourism Awards

1 December 2016

19 winners including local hotels, festivals and events, visitor attractions, restaurants, B&Bs, pubs, retailers, conference centres and self catering accommodation

Top tourism award for Bosworth Battlefield

1 December 2016

For the second year running, Leicestershire County Council’s Bosworth Battlefield has won a top tourism award.

Curve to host two major events around special educational needs

30 November 2016

Curve is to host two major Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) events; Local Offer Live on the 24 January 2017 and Pathways on the 25 January 2017.

Visitor Centre Visitor Centre to invite President-Electto invite President-Elect

28 November 2016

Leicester’s award-winning King Richard III Visitor Centre is to extend an invitation to President-Elect Donald Trump, to visit the city centre attraction when he visits Her Majesty The Queen next year.

East Midlands achieves record inbound visitor numbers

23 November 2016

Leicester, Leicestershire and their East Midlands neighbours are proving to be a tourism hotspot as new national figures reveal a record-breaking quarter for inbound visits to the region.

Rare birth of endangered François langurs at Twycross Zoo

21 November 2016

Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire celebrates the arrival of two endangered François langur babies born less than four weeks apart between October and November. The new-born monkeys, easily recognisable by their bright orange fur, are the 4th and 5th François langurs bred at Twycross Zoo. Including this pair, there were only six babies born in Europe in the last year.

Marco’s New York Italian Kegworth voted Best Restaurant at company awards

16 November 2016

Marco’s New York Italian restaurant in Kegworth has been named Best Restaurant at the annual Black & White Hospitality awards