Official visitor website for Leicestershire

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 simon.gribbon@l-p-l.com with the details and an appropriate image, if available.

Also email this address if you want to sign up to receive regular updates on these news stories.

Curve to host two major events around special educational needs

30 November 2016

Curve is to host two major Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) events; Local Offer Live on the 24 January 2017 and Pathways on the 25 January 2017.

East Midlands achieves record inbound visitor numbers

23 November 2016

Leicester, Leicestershire and their East Midlands neighbours are proving to be a tourism hotspot as new national figures reveal a record-breaking quarter for inbound visits to the region.

Rare birth of endangered François langurs at Twycross Zoo

21 November 2016

Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire celebrates the arrival of two endangered François langur babies born less than four weeks apart between October and November. The new-born monkeys, easily recognisable by their bright orange fur, are the 4th and 5th François langurs bred at Twycross Zoo. Including this pair, there were only six babies born in Europe in the last year.

Marco’s New York Italian Kegworth voted Best Restaurant at company awards

16 November 2016

Marco’s New York Italian restaurant in Kegworth has been named Best Restaurant at the annual Black & White Hospitality awards

College Court’s culinary talents served two national awards

10 November 2016

A chef and sommelier at the University of Leicester have cooked up a treat at national awards ceremony celebrating culinary excellence in the conferencing industry.

Move to boost £1.6bn tourist trade

9 November 2016

Councils are set to join forces to boost tourism in Leicester and Leicestershire, which is currently worth £1.6 billion per year

Make your own chocolate at ChocFest workshops

1 November 2016

Visitors to the first-ever ChocFest event in Melton Mowbray will get a chance to make their own handmade chocolate at three different, experiential workshops over the weekend of 19-20 November 2016