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Record number of applications for Leicestershire Tourism and Hospitality Awards 2018

24 September 2018

Over 190 applications received from almost 100 local businesses

Around the world in 80 plates

20 September 2018

Delicious international street food available at this year’s East Midlands Food Festival from 6-7 October in Melton Mowbray

GCR canal bridge appeal reaches £250,000

6 September 2018

Work set to go ahead on historic structure this winter

East Midlands Food Festival returns for 15th year

3 September 2018

One of the UK's largest regional food festivals to be held from 6-7 October in Melton Mowbray

Edible Forest Festival returns to Charnwood in September

23 August 2018

A feast of mouth-watering food events in iconic locations from 9-16 September 2018

Battlefield named as one of England's most important historical sites

7 August 2018

Bosworth Battlefield has been named as one of the 10 most important sites in England’s history of power, protest and progress, as part of a national campaign

One Giant Leap Forward for the National Space Centre

7 August 2018

Thanks to a unanimous 'yes' vote from the Inspiring Science Fund judging panel, the National Space Centre has been successful in securing funds to introduce two unique new facilities that will be developed with help from aspiring, creative young people in Leicester

New property joins family short break for visitors to Stratford and Warwick

31 July 2018

Ettington Chase will offer 4 star overnight accommodation for families on Stay Play Explore Warwickshire short break

PieFest is coming!

23 July 2018

Major food festival with award-winning pies from across the UK will return to Melton Mowbray next weekend

Loogabarooga is back to thrill young readers

18 July 2018

Festival of illustrated children’s literature returns to Loughborough from
18-23 October 2018 to coincide with 80th anniversary of the Beano comic