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.

Dandelion Hideaway launches woodland explorer's club

28 September 2015

In association with the Royal Forestry Society

International flavour to Melton Mowbray Food Festival this weekend

28 September 2015

Come and sample besides local and regional foods, specialities from around the world this weekend 3-4 October 2015

VisitEngland eNews September 2015 Edition 1

21 September 2015

latest edition of VisitEngland eNews

Loughborough Building Society to sponsor first Loogabarooga Festival

21 September 2015

Loughborough Building Society will be the main sponsor of this year’s Loogabarooga Festival, the first-ever festival of children’s illustrated literature, taking place in the town from 22-26 October 2015

New proposals to transform historic Leicester Market

18 September 2015

LEICESTER’s outdoor market could be set for a stunning transformation if new proposals are given the go-ahead.

The story of King Richard III in Leicester and Leicestershire named on Smithsonian list

18 September 2015

The team behind the story of King Richard III in Leicester and Leicestershire are celebrating after featuring on the Smithsonian’s 21st Century Life List of 25 Great New Places to See

Leicester and Leicestershire showcased to national group travel organisers

16 September 2015

Leading national group travel organisers visited Leicester and Leicestershire from 12-13 September for a tour of some of the local highlights for group travel visitors

Hotel occupancy in Leicester at record high

15 September 2015

Over 80 per cent occupancy reported at city hotels in July 2015

Plans to be drawn up for Golden Mile revamp

14 September 2015

RESIDENTS and businesses will be asked to contribute to the development of proposals for improvements to Leicester’s Golden Mile.

£48,000 investment for Loughborough’s Ladybird celebrations

10 September 2015

Arts Council England, the national development agency for art and culture, is investing £48,000 in a new festival celebrating children’s illustrated literature and Loughborough’s Ladybird centenary

Leicester's iconic Grand Hotel set to be sold to Tico and Tiesco joint venture

4 September 2015

Leicester's iconic Grand Hotel set to be sold to Tico and Tiesco joint venture

Date for the diary for all food lovers

1 September 2015

One month to go to Melton Mowbray Food Festival from 3-4 October 2015