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Twycross Zoo celebrates the birth of critically endangered Bornean orangutan

30 March 2017

Twycross Zoo is excited to welcome into the world a critically-endangered Bornean orangutan baby, third offspring to father Batu and mother Maliku. The new arrival is the first great ape baby to be born at the Leicestershire visitor attraction this year and an important part of a European-wide breeding programme to conserve the iconic orangutan species which faces an uncertain future in the wild.

Sleep like a king in new Richard III-themed room at Belmont Hotel

24 March 2017

New family bedroom celebrates Leicester’s famous connection to discovery of King Richard III

New Day boat on ‘The Ashby’ ‘HARRY AND SALLY’ BOSWORTH MARINA’S DAYBOAT

16 March 2017

As the sun starts to shine, Bosworth Marina’s brand new day boat will be seen out and about on the lovely lockless and tranquil Ashby Canal. Starline Boats from Nuneaton completed the build of the 43 foot luxury stern cruiser ‘Harry and Sally’ during 2016 with a specification for easy access and the ability to accommodate a wheelchair.

Fearless Foxes exhibition shortlisted for award

16 March 2017

The exhibition created by the city council to commemorate Leicester City’s Premier League title success last year has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

The Dandelion Hideaway selected as finalist in VisitEngland’s national Awards for Excellence 2017

14 March 2017

Farmer John & Sharon at The Dandelion Hideaway in Osbaston, Leicestershire have been selected as one of three finalists in the newly created category of Glamping Provider of the Year for VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence, the most prestigious awards in English tourism.

Sketchley Grange helps future-proof staff careers with apprenticeships

9 March 2017

Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa is doing its bit to help progress the careers of seven enthusiastic staff members who are currently taking part in its apprenticeship programme

Pub reopens it's front door after 50 years!

7 March 2017

Leicestershire pub, The Red Lion reopens it's front door after 50 years!

Twycross Zoo CEO named Inspirational Woman of the Year

7 March 2017

The 20th East Midlands Chamber Enterprising Women Awards on Friday 3 March have conferred a special accolade on Dr Sharon Redrobe, CEO of Twycross Zoo, who has been recognised among the most successful business women in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire as she was named the Inspirational Woman of the Year.