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CONKERS welcomes three millionth happy visitor

29 May 2015

CONKERS, the award-winning visitor attraction at the heart of The National Forest, has welcomed its three millionth ever visitor during the May half term week

Rural Development Programme in Leicestershire Funding Event

29 May 2015

Leicestershire rural businesses and interested partners are invited to attend an event to find out how the Rural Development Programme is being delivered across Leicestershire

Update on Swift Nest boxes at Conkers

28 May 2015

Following the erection of 10 Swift nest boxes in January, LROS and Conkers' staff have fitted a Swift lure

Get wet and wild at Twycross Zoo

22 May 2015

With half-term looming there are ample opportunities for family fun all week at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire

Leicester's world class railway museum on track

20 May 2015

Heritage Lottery Fund earmarks funding and releases development grant

Richard lll effect brings almost £60 million to city

19 May 2015

THE discovery of King Richard lll brought in more than £59 million to Leicester’s economy, from the time of the discovery to the reinterment, according to an independent assessment

VisitEngland eNews May 2015 Edition 1

18 May 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of VisitEngland eNews, a bi-monthly newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date on all of VisitEngland’s latest activity, news and insights

Marco Pierre White to visit Leicester this May

13 May 2015

Marco Pierre White is set to visit Leicester this May, marking his first visit to his newly opened Marco’s New York Italian restaurant on Granby Street

A golden night for Leicester and Leicestershire at national tourism awards

12 May 2015

Hotel Maiyango wins Gold at 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence with Bronze and Highly Commended Awards for The Dandelion Hideaway, The Exchange and National Space Centre

VisitEngland reveals Winners of Awards for Excellence 2015

12 May 2015

The winners of the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015 were revealed at its annual ceremony, held last night at the spectacular Sage Gateshead

Voters choose Green Plaque winners

12 May 2015

More than 4,500 votes were cast for people and places across Leicestershire to be honoured with a Green Plaque this year

CONKERS is the place for kids this May half-term

11 May 2015

Fun performances, crafts and outdoor activities on offer all week from 23-31 May

University Of Leicester to host renowned International Media And Communication Conference

11 May 2015

More than 1,000 delegates expected to attend prestigious conference on memory, commemoration and communication

The BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks now open for a fantastic day out

5 May 2015

Visitors can explore the history of the Inclined Plane in new interactive exhibit with smartphone app that recreates the famous boat lift using virtual reality