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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

VisitEngland eNews August 2015 Edition 2

28 August 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


27 August 2015

As the four world-class international artists put the final touches in place, this is your last chance to see the transformation process of sand to sculpture!

Numbers are up for battle re-enactment

24 August 2015

More than 4,500 people attended last weekend's Bosworth battle re-enactment event - the first one held since the reinterment of King Richard III earlier this year.

Heritage panels tell story of Leicester

21 August 2015

More of the city’s popular heritage interpretation panels are being installed this month

Melton Carnegie Museum: Golden Treasure

21 August 2015

Two pieces of rare Anglo Saxon jewellery are going on display for the first time at Melton Carnegie Museum

New spa for Hinckley Island Hotel

21 August 2015

New spa designed by the experts for Hinckley Island hotel

Record high for value of tourism in Leicester and Leicestershire

20 August 2015

Latest figures show increase of 6 per cent to £1.571 billion in 2014

Curry Capital team selection

17 August 2015

Compiling the votes for the teams for Curry Capital of Britain, supported by partners Sainsbury's, Amira Rice, Bhai Cider and Kingfisher, has been a huge undertaking this year with thousands and thousands of votes from the beginning of April until the close of voting at midnight on Friday

Accessible Leicester guide available now

13 August 2015

A NEW guide helping disabled people to get around the city centre has been published