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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

New award recognises transformation of College Court

8 July 2014

University of Leicester's conference centre continues to receive praise

Discover the story of the search for King Richard III

7 July 2014

Exclusive short break will reveal the history of King Richard III in Leicester and Leicestershire - follows recent decision that the King will be re-interred in Leicester and includes visit to new £4 million King Richard III Visitor Centre

Great Central Railway secures £1 million of Government money towards reunification project

7 July 2014

Money will allow next stages of work to create an 18 mile heritage railway to get underway


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