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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 with the details and an appropriate image, if available.

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Enjoy Bavarian band, beers and buffets at CONKERS

18 September 2017

Oktoberfest-themed nights from 6-7 October 2017

College Court honoured in and 2017 awards

14 September 2017

College Court in Leicester has been awarded the Outstanding Service Award from and a Fabulous Award in the 2017 Loved by Guest Awards

Celebrating all things chocolate at ChocFest 2017

12 September 2017

Chocolate-flavoured cakes, sweets, pizzas, kebabs and beer all on show from
18-19 November 2017 in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Leicestershire Promotions appoints new marketing manager

12 September 2017

Katie Baines joins to support strategic marketing activity for tourism campaigns, festivals and events, and business development services

Great Central Railway strengthens its management team

8 September 2017

The board of directors of the Great Central Railway Plc are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Gough as a director with immediate effect

Leicestershire tourism ‘booming’, show new figures

8 September 2017

More than 33 million people visited Leicester and Leicestershire last year, with a million more visitors choosing to spend time in the area in 2016 than in the previous year

Largest regional food festival returns to Leicestershire for 14th year

5 September 2017

East Midlands Food Festival takes place from 7-8 October 2017 in Melton Mowbray

Green light for new 67-bed Leicester hotel

1 September 2017

Travelodge has been given the go ahead to open a new 67-bedroom hotel in Leicester city centre

Tourism businesses urged to sign up for new support

28 August 2017

Free specialist support helping tourism businesses to expand will soon be available across the city and county

Go foraging for a feast of forest food

23 August 2017

Local bushcraft and survival expert, Dave Watson, to teach people live off the land at Edible Forest 2017