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Leicestershire News

For the latest news, events and developments from the Leicester and Leicestershire tourism industry, please click on the links below. If you represent a Leicester and Leicestershire tourism business and wish to see your story posted here, please email with the details and an appropriate image, if available.

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New £2m gibbon habitat opens to the public at Twycross Zoo

10 February 2016

Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire has officially opened one of the largest gibbon facilities in Europe in its most ambitious development to date

Free Wi-fi set to be introduced in the city

8 February 2016

Leicester City Council is joining forces with BT to provide free wi-fi across some of the most popular areas of the city centre.

Great Central Railway reunification begins

8 February 2016

One of the biggest projects in railway preservation is about to get underway. A new bridge will be built in Loughborough to carry the tracks of the award winning heritage line, the Great Central Railway over the Midland Main Line.

Record number of cheese makers at UK's largest cheese fair

8 February 2016

50th cheese maker signs up to exhibit at Artisan Cheese Fair from 30 April to 1 May 2016 in Melton Mowbray

Three Leicester and Leicestershire finalists in VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence

4 February 2016

Attenborough Arts Centre, The Dandelion Hideaway and King Richard III Partnership to compete for national tourism awards in Blackpool on 8 March 2016

Local Hotel wins top award for Customer Service

3 February 2016

Best Western PLUS Ullesthorpe Court Hotel & Golf Club wins award at the Best Western GB Awards

Bids invited for £1.5m rural fund

2 February 2016

Rural businesses are invited to submit bids to a £1.5 million grant scheme to boost east Leicestershire’s rural economy

New lease of life for Wygston’s House

2 February 2016

The medieval timber-framed hall of the oldest surviving house in Leicester could soon be filled with people enjoying a drink or a meal

Visitor Centre achieves national tourism accreditation

28 January 2016

The new year at the King Richard III Visitor Centre has started with a bang with an award, an accreditation and great news for visitors buying tickets for the city centre attraction.