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Athena triumphs at prestigous national awards

16 May 2017

The inaugural awards organized by Global Conference Network, celebrates the very best in the awards industry. The event was sponsored by some of the top businesses in the sector including Concerto Group and Full Circle. Over 300 guests attended the inaugural ceremony hosted by impressionist and TV personality Jon Culshaw.

10 Downing Street opens its door for Liz Walton

15 May 2017

Bruntingthorpe Finance Director, Liz Walton, was one of a select group of successful business owners invited to No 10 Downing Street when the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) honoured 1,000 fast-growing small and medium-sized companies who have inspired Britain

Cineworld Loughborough marks first year

15 May 2017

Cineworld Loughborough attracts over 320,000 cinema-goers in its first year

Join Sooty and friends at CONKERS this Whitsun half-term

9 May 2017

Families can enjoy entertainment and magic shows, plus activities, performances and new 4D cinema from 27 May to 4 June

East Leicestershire LEADER update May 2017

8 May 2017

Following the announcement that a General Election will take place on 8 June 2017, the next funding call for East Leicestershire LEADER will open on 12 June 2017

On Your Marks under new starter’s orders!

4 May 2017

Organisation of one of the biggest and most spectacular annual charity events open to the public at Bruntingthorpe Airfield and Proving Ground – On Your Marks – is being taken over by C Walton Ltd., owners of the 680-acre site

Twycross Zoo sets out to build a new chimpanzee habitat

3 May 2017

Work on a brand-new chimpanzee habitat has begun at Twycross Zoo in the Midlands. The zoo’s iconic species will move into a large immersive habitat that encourages natural behaviours, while visitors can look forward to a more engaging way of watching and learning about chimpanzees. Construction of the £2.6million facility started mid-March

New award launched for food and drink producers in Leicestershire

26 April 2017

'Best Local Food and Drink Producer' will be crowned at Leicestershire Promotions 2017 Tourism & Hospitality Awards

Critically endangered northern white-cheeked gibbon is born at Twycross Zoo

25 April 2017

The world renowned primate centre Twycross Zoo in the East Midlands is delighted to announce the birth of a northern white-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys), which was born at the zoo on Tuesday 18 April 2017, and is the first infant northern white-cheeked gibbon to be born in Europe this year.

VisitEngland announces Awards for Excellence winners

25 April 2017

VisitEngland celebrates the best of English tourism