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Latest News

Groups can sample best regional food and drink at Melton Mowbray Food Festival

24 July 2014

Coach parties and groups will be welcomed to the 11th annual Melton Mowbray Food Festival, to be held at the Cattle Market in the town from 4-5 October 2014

Leicester to host major tourism convention in 2015

24 July 2014

UKinbound Annual Convention to bring 250 leading tourism businesses to the city in February 2015

New era for national tourist board as Sally Balcombe appointed CEO

24 July 2014

New CEO for VisitBritain brings strong digital and commercial skills developed over an impressive career in global travel - priority is to ensure inbound tourism continues to deliver growth and jobs across Britain

Enterprising Leicestershire Rural Capital Programme grant scheme

22 July 2014

Leicestershire small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) can apply for up to a maximum of £25,000 to support their growth project that will create jobs

Take 'The King's Tour' in Leicester and Leicestershire

21 July 2014

One-day tour for visitors to discover the history of King Richard III, from his death at Bosworth Battlefield to the discovery of his remains in Leicester

Be the face of the Forest

16 July 2014

Would you like to be part of a professional photo shoot to promote The National Forest?

The National Forest launches new market place for timber products and services

11 July 2014

The National Forest Company has launched a new online Marketplace to help promote timber products and services within and around The National Forest

Wistow Maze needs you

11 July 2014

This year to mark the centenary of the First World War, Leicestershire’s famous Wistow Maze has been designed in the shape of a Field Cannon, as a timely reminder of the 16 million people across the globe that lost their lives in this war

Holiday visits to Britain continue to break records

10 July 2014

Overall visits in the first five months of 2014 reach new record - up 7% on 2013 - record holiday visits in May for fourth out of five months - 13% increase in visits from areas outside Europe and North America

Advance tickets for the National Forest Wood Fair are now on sale

8 July 2014

National Forest Wood Fair tickets now on sale


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