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New e-bike holiday company signs up to support The National Forest

12 February 2018

A new e-bike holiday company, recently opened in the National Forest, is the latest business to sign up to the National Forest Company’s ‘forestlife’ campaign

New Family Science Show gets Ministerial Thumbs Up

12 February 2018

A new family science show, that tackles how environmental science affects our daily lives, launched at the National Space Centre

East Midlands hotel wins Hotel of the Year at national awards ceremony

7 February 2018

Best Western Premier Yew Lodge Hotel & Conference Centre has won Hotel of the Year (Large Hotel), sponsored by Fidelity at this year's Best Western Awards

New National Forest Festival 'Timber' announces first wave of programme

24 January 2018

Major new festival exploring the transformative impact of forests has started to reveal its programme of artists, performers and areas festivalgoers will adventure through for its inaugural edition this July

Look forward to February half-term by planning a visit to CONKERS

22 January 2018

Fun indoor and outdoor activities for families from 10-25 February 2018

Passionate about penguins?

16 January 2018

Join Twycross Zoo’s #TZPenguinPledge to support marine conservation in the run up to Penguin Awareness Weekend

New Chairman for the Venuemasters Board

4 January 2018

Steve Crawford, Centre Director for College Court Conference Centre in Leicester, is announced as the new Chairman for Venuemasters

£7 million expansion plans for Leicester’s Phoenix cinema

20 December 2017

Phoenix cinema and art centre in Leicester has announced ambitious plans to expand its current venue and become a four screen independent cinema by the year 2020

Snowy surprise: vicugna baby, named Jack Frost, born at Twycross Zoo!

13 December 2017

Christmas has come early for Twycross Zoo, which is delighted to announce the birth of Jack Frost, a male vicugna (a member of the camel family), the latest zoo baby to join the 500 animals already living at the Leicestershire zoo

The Belmont Hotel wins major tourism award

11 December 2017

Announced as winner of ‘Most Enjoyable Stay – Hotel’ at Leicestershire Tourism and Hospitality Awards 2017