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Visitor 3 million – the search is on!

3 March 2015

The National Space Centre opened its doors to the public in 2001. Since that date, the attraction has welcomed just under 3 million visitors and is now looking for that very special person to step onto the launch pad

A GREAT success: Wallace & Gromit take a break as Shaun the Sheep takes centre stage

2 March 2015

Latest results reveal that the 2014 Holidays at Home are GREAT campaign, starring Aardman's iconic animated characters Wallace & Gromit, generated £138 million in additional tourism spend in 2014 - exceeding the campaign’s £80 million target

Leicester & Leicestershire annual Tourism Forum 26 February 2015

26 February 2015

You can find details of the topics discussed during this year's Tourism Forum here

Spring moments in The National Forest

25 February 2015

Bottle-feed tiny lambs, explore dazzling bluebell woods, enjoy festivals galore – there are lots of moments to treasure and magical memories to create on a spring visit to the National Forest & Beyond

Bells will ring for green plaque accolade

23 February 2015

The birthplace of the largest bell to ever be cast in the UK is being honoured with a green plaque from Leicestershire County Council

Great Central Railway 9F locomotive swaps identities to bring national treasure to life

23 February 2015

A remarkable piece of railway history is coming back to life at the Great Central Railway

Promoting Leicester to five million rail passengers per year

23 February 2015

New display signs at Leicester station will provide unique opportunity to promote the city's cultural, retail, tourism and educational offer to UK rail passengers

Reinterment route unveiled

23 February 2015

The precise route King Richard III's cortege will follow through Leicestershire has been published

County council reaction to Bosworth's VisitEngland accolade

20 February 2015

Bosworth Battlefield has received VisitEngland recognition for the Two Kings, One Day story told at the Leicestershire County Council-run heritage centre

Drill rigs break ground as GCR makes more reunification progress

20 February 2015

Embankment study forges ahead, with Main Line bridge construction expected in week


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