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New Initiative to promote tourism in Harborough

30 June 2016

A new tourism website has been launched to promote Harborough to leisure and business visitors. Explore Harborough has been developed by Harborough District Council and Leicester Shire Promotions to grow the tourism economy in the Harborough district.

Loogabarooga celebrates Ladybird links with new Book Bench

29 June 2016

Fairytale and Ladybird classic Rumpelstiltskin has been chosen as the theme for a new Book Bench at the Loogabarooga Festival.

Massive rail link up project already delivering results!

28 June 2016

The Great Central Railway’s construction of a new eighteen mile heritage railway in the East Midlands has been used to teach the engineers of the future.

A Perfect Ceremony at Bradgate Park

22 June 2016

Bradgate Park is special to many people. Following many requests for opportunities for the Park to be part of a special day, The Bradgate Park Trust is now is working with award-winning celebrant company, My Perfect Ceremony to offer people the chance to celebrate their special event within the Park.

Museum’s ichthyosaur fossil identified as new species

20 June 2016

A 200-MILLION year old fossil on show at Leicester’s New Walk Museum and Art Gallery has been officially recognised as a whole new species.

Launch of family friendly museum award 2016

17 June 2016

The 2016 Family Friendly Museum Award is launched, giving you and your visitors the chance to say why your museum, gallery, heritage site, science centre or historic home gives the warmest welcome to families. The Award is the biggest museum award in the country – and the only one where families pick the winner.

Twycross Zoo CEO wins ‘Director of the Year’ Award

17 June 2016

Twycross Zoo, Leicestershire is pleased to announce that Chief Executive Sharon Redrobe has won the Institute of Directors (IoD) West Midlands Director of the Year Award in the Not For Profit category, in recognition of her leadership of the visitor attraction.

Four national excellence awards for Twycross Zoo

10 June 2016

Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire is celebrating after winning four top national zoo awards for its outstanding work and achievements at a special ceremony on Wednesday.

Heritage line could boost economy by £65m

9 June 2016

Plans to extend the Great Central Railway could boost Charnwood’s economy by up to £65 million per year, it has been revealed.

Leicester to welcome delegates from 21 countries to international IAMCR conference

7 June 2016

Up to 1,500 UK and international participants expected at International Association for Media and Communication Conference from 27-31 July 2016 at University of Leicester