Free Parking Extended For Shoppers

Free Parking Extended For Shoppers

Shopping in Hinckley is set to be given a boost with a new free parking scheme in Hinckley town centre. Starting on Monday 10 February, shoppers will be able to park for free after 3pm every day in three town centre car parks – Trinity Lane East (entrance directly opposite Domino’s Pizza), Castle (the former Read more…


Work Starts On Snibston Regeneration Project

A ground-breaking ceremony has taken place to officially mark building work starting on an ambitious project to transform the former Snibston Colliery site. The £3m regeneration scheme, carried out by Leicestershire County Council, will see the site turned into a vibrant place to live and visit. The work currently taking place is part of plans Read more…

Active & Sustainable Leicestershire Travel

The Choose How You Move initiative, which is a joint venture between Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council, has launched a new-look website to help the county and city travel smarter, through more sustainable and active methods. On ChooseHowYouMove.co.uk walking routes, cycling maps, bus timetables, and park and ride information can be viewed and Read more…

The World Of Ladybird Books…

A popular exhibition which attracted almost 25,000 visitors when it was shown at Charnwood and Harborough Museums has opened at Melton Carnegie Museum. People who remember Ladybird Books from the 1970s and 1980s, or those wanting to discover them for the first time, are being urged not to miss H is for House: Living in Read more…

Pioneering Astronomer Honoured

A Green Plaque has been unveiled at the former Harborough home of a clergyman and pioneering astronomer. The plaque was unveiled at the Old Rectory in South Kilworth last week as a tribute to the Revd Dr William Pearson, who became Rector of South Kilworth in 1817 and lived there from 1821 until his death Read more…

Steeplechasing Exhibition Extends Opening

An exhibition exploring the history of steeplechasing in and around Melton is entering its final furlong at Melton Carnegie Museum. There are now just a couple of weeks left to see A Day at the Races: Steeplechasing in and around Melton from 1820 to 1938, which explores the area’s links to steeplechasing, with a focus Read more…

New Project Shines Light On History

A pilot for a new education programme, which brings together arts, science and history, is underway at one of Leicestershire’s leading heritage attractions – thanks to a £78,300 grant from Arts Council England. Project Enlightenment, which is running at the 1620s House & Garden at Donington le Heath, involves schools, young people and family groups Read more…

Nominate Your Young Person Of The Year

People in Leicester and Leicestershire are being urged to nominate inspiring young people in their communities for this year’s Lord-Lieutenant’s award. The scheme is open to all 13 to 19 year olds, and nominations can be made by other young people, their school, parent or carer, as well as any other agency or individual. As Read more…

Bosworth Battlefield Scoops Coveted Award

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre has been named the best small attraction in Leicestershire, after winning the accolade at a ceremony celebrating the best of the county’s tourism. The heritage centre won the Great Day Out Best Small Attraction category at the Leicestershire Promotions Tourism & Hospitality Awards 2019. Announcing Bosworth as the winner at the Read more…

Stitching Traditions…

A community exhibition created by members of a South Asian women’s group from Loughborough has opened at Charnwood Museum. ‘Stitching Traditions’ is an exhibition created by members of the Anand Mangal ladies group, who have spent the last eight months exploring heritage and culture through Leicestershire County Council’s community curators programme. The group, who are Read more…