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Twycross Zoo CEO shortlisted for ‘Director of the Year’ Award

25 May 2016

Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire is pleased to announce that Chief Executive Sharon Redrobe is a finalist in the Institute of Directors (IoD) West Midlands Director of the Year Awards in recognition of her leadership of the visitor attraction.

Discover England Fund open for bids

13 May 2016

The three-year £40 million Discover England Fund, announced by Government last year, will ensure that England stays competitive in the rapidly growing global tourism industry, by offering world-class English tourism products to the right customers at the right time

Travel interest to Leicester jumps by 277% ahead of Saturday’s game

6 May 2016

Hotel searches to Leicester on trivago.co.uk have jumped by 277 per cent following Leicester’s draw against Manchester United on Sunday 1st May and Tottenham’s draw against Chelsea on Monday 2nd May, which confirmed Leicester as winners of the 2015-16 Premier League.

Bruntingthorpe – Small Business of the Year

5 May 2016

Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground and Airfield has scooped a major business award at the first time of entering

New £13.5m Haymarket Bus Station opens this weekend

5 May 2016

Leicester’s revamped Haymarket bus station will open to the public this weekend following its £13.5milllion redevelopment.

New food & drink guide for Melton Mowbray

5 May 2016

Melton Promotions launches a new guide to target foodies with its Gourmet short break campaign

Leicestershire's museums recognised by the industry

3 May 2016

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, Donington Le Heath Manor House, Harborough, Melton Carnegie and Charnwood museums have been accredited by Arts Council England

1,000 delegates to attend conferences in Leicester this spring

29 April 2016

City to host three national events during April and May

Celebrate the region’s vibrant food and drink scene with The Leicestershire & Rutland Cook Book

22 April 2016

The eagerly anticipated Leicestershire & Rutland cook book is to be released on April 25, featuring a stunning collection of recipes and stories from some of Leicestershire & Rutland’s finest restaurants, cafés, delicatessens, pubs, producers and suppliers.

Bradgate Park taking action to protect wildlife

20 April 2016

Bradgate Park, Leicestershire’s last medieval deer park is addressing recent concerns and publicity following incidents with dogs worrying the deer herds and other wildlife the site supports, alongside the increasing issues of dog fouling and littering of “poo bags”.