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Finalists announced for Leicester and Leicestershire Tourism Awards 2016

30 September 2016

Tourism businesses from across Leicester and Leicestershire will compete in the finals of the annual Leicester and Leicestershire Tourism Awards 2016 in November.

Highways SIB event to be held at Bruntingthorpe in Leicestershire

25 September 2016

1,500 visitors to attend highways maintenance and traffic management event from 9-10 November 2016

City rolls out blue carpet for Porto fans

22 September 2016

Fans arriving for Leicester City’s first-ever home game in the UEFA Champions League are to be welcomed in style next Tuesday (27 September).

New portrait of Sir David Attenborough revealed in Leicester

22 September 2016

A stunning new portrait of Sir David Attenborough at Leicester’s New Walk Museum has been revealed by the man himself

Share what you love about Harborough High Street to help win an award

22 September 2016

Market Harborough has been entered into a national competition looking for Britain’s best high street. A winning entry would see the town receive thousands of pounds for investment.

Land secured for Leicester's new railway museum

16 September 2016

Land that's currently leased to a local allotment society is to be returned to the city council to keep plans for Leicester’s new heritage railway museum on track.

Visitor Centre celebrates Sandford Award for Heritage Education

14 September 2016

The new academic year at the King Richard III Visitor Centre has got underway with some great news for the learning team at the award-winning city centre attraction.

Accolade for University of Leicester Conference venue

13 September 2016

College Court wins award at Chamber of Commerce event

It’s all about the chocolate at first-ever ChocFest event

12 September 2016

It will be chocolate heaven in Melton Mowbray when the first-ever ChocFest event takes place from 19-20 November 2016 at the Cattle Market in the town.

Steampunk comes to Leicester

12 September 2016

A society responsible for running the world’s largest Steampunk festival has confirmed that it will be hosting a very special New Year event in Leicester. The Victorian Steampunk Society welcomed over 11,000 people to a Festival in the historic city of Lincoln in August and it is anticipated that the New Year event will bring hundreds of new visitors to Leicester and Leicestershire.

International Conference worth over 1 million to Leicester visitor economy

7 September 2016

IAMCR conference is latest success story in strategic campaign to grow business tourism in Leicester and Leicestershire.

This years Melton Mowbray Food Festival is bigger and better than ever

6 September 2016

Record number of food and drink producers expected to line up at one of the UK’s largest regional food festivals

College Court wins award at Chamber of Commerce event

5 September 2016

The University of Leicester’s conference and training venue College Court has taken pride of place in a prestigious regional awards dinner. The £17.5million facility has already won a clutch of awards - the latest coming from the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Awards dinner.

Launched! Defra's Food Tourism Grant Scheme - application deadline 26 September

3 September 2016

Defra’s food tourism grant scheme ‘Championing Great British Food Tourism’ is now live, open for applications until 26 Sept 2016

Bill Ford to retire as Managing Director of Great Central Railway

1 September 2016

For some time Bill has recognised the impact of running the railway has had on his health, and that as a youthful 78 year old a slight reduction in workload may be a good idea. Bill has therefore chosen to retire as Managing Director at the end of September 2016.