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Spending review boosts investment in tourism

26 November 2015

Following the spending review announced in Parliament yesterday, we are delighted that Ministers have been able to make a compelling case for tourism and that both VisitBritain and VisitEngland core budgets remain unchanged

Chutney Ivy Tipped for Success at ‘Curry Oscars’

25 November 2015

Leicester-based Chutney Ivy Restaurant is being tipped for success at the 2015 National Curry Awards, hailed as the ‘Curry Oscars’ by many and taking place at a glittering event in London at the end of November.

Ladybird Book Benches

25 November 2015

Loogabarooga Festival (24th October 2015)

25 November 2015

Write and Illustrate your own story with Loughborough School of the Arts, English and Drama, Loughborough University.

Conference successes worth over £1 million to Leicester and Leicestershire in 2016

24 November 2015

Leicester Shire Promotions has announced that its event bidding campaign has helped to secure a number of national and international conferences and events to be held in Leicester and Leicestershire in 2016, contributing an estimated extra £1.156 million * to the local economy

Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2016

24 November 2015

The nation’s biggest and longest running comedy festival returns with a programme bursting with live comedy you can’t ignore

New boundary signs celebrate city’s historic past

19 November 2015

Work is now under way to install brand new welcome signs at the major gateways into Leicester. The new boundary signs – designed to celebrate the city’s historic past and connections with King Richard III – feature iconic Leicester landmarks and a greeting that reads: ‘Welcome to Leicester, Historic City’

Winner of Melton Mowbray Food Festival competition announced

12 November 2015

Richard Rush from Melton Mowbray has been announced as the winner of the annual Melton Mowbray Food Festival competition to win a luxury hamper

Walking in a Winter Wonderland at CONKERS

11 November 2015

Raise your Christmas spirits with Santa and his reindeers, snowfalls, mulled wine and mince pies, and a polar bear bandstand from 28 November to 24 December 2015

Leicester Shire Promotions appoints five new directors

9 November 2015

Representing local visitor attractions, accommodation providers, finance and public sector to support tourism development in city and county

Night of Gold winners at Leicester and Leicestershire Excellence in Tourism Awards

6 November 2015

13 Gold award winners including local hotels, festivals, visitor attractions, restaurants, arts centres, B&Bs, pubs, conference centres and self catering accommodation

Leicester wins major funding for campaign to attract international visitors in 2016

3 November 2015

Midlands regions collaborate to mark William Shakespeare’s milestone 400th anniversary

Record-breaking half-term at National Space Centre

2 November 2015

Over the October half term period almost 20,000 family visitors enjoyed a day out at the National Space Centre, making it one of the busiest holiday periods since the award winning visitor attraction opened its doors to the public in 2001