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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”.

335 Entries for inaugural Artisan Cheese Awards 2016

14 April 2016

Best cheeses from the UK and Northern Ireland to be judged on 29 April 2016 in Melton Mowbray

Michaela Strachan brings her show back to Twycross Zoo

13 April 2016

Animal lovers will be able to meet Michaela Strachan at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire as the popular television presenter comes back for another set of her ‘Really Wild Adventures’ shows.

Ragdale Hall reveals new Verandah Bar Dining Experience

13 April 2016

Award-winning Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa's eagerly awaited new dining area - the extended and completely refitted Verandah Bar - is now open, and is already a huge hit with guests at the Leicestershire-based spa.

Twycross Zoo hosts unforgettable birthday parties

8 April 2016

Getting up close to the zoo’s pets and rare animals makes for a very special birthday

Registrations now open for IAMCR Conference in Leicester

5 April 2016

Registrations are now open for the International Association for Media and Communication (IAMCR) Conference, which will be taking place at University of Leicester in July 2016.

Leicester Shire Promotions achieves social return on investment of almost 10:1

1 April 2016

Independent research commissioned by the tourism body for Leicester and Leicestershire, Leicester Shire Promotions has shown that the company's activities have achieved an estimated social return on investment of ?9.83 for each ?1 of public sector funding invested.