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Latest News

100 days countdown and ballot goes live

9 December 2014

King Richard III reburial - 100 days to go as the ballot for 600 invitations to services goes live

Rural Tourism Accommodation Review

9 December 2014

Leicestershire Rural Partnership (LRP) has commissioned consultants Hotel Solutions to assess the potential for tourist accommodation development in the East Leicestershire LEADER Area (Melton Borough, Harborough District and small areas of Charnwood and Blaby)

The Pink Book - Legislation for Tourism Accommodation

9 December 2014

The fully updated Pink Book 2014: legislation for tourist accommodation is now available from VisitEngland

People of China to name British landmarks

5 December 2014

Britain's largest ever tourism campaign in China

Athena wins large venue of the year award at UK Event Awards 2014

4 December 2014

Athena, an events venue located in the heart of Leicester's cultural quarter, today announced that they have received the award for Large Venue of the Year 2014

Public Ballot for Invitations to King Richard lll Services

4 December 2014

Leicester Cathedral will be making 200 seats available for members of the general public at each of the three services connected with the reinterment of King Richard lll next March

VisitEngland eNews December 2014 Edition 1

4 December 2014

Welcome to the latest edition of VisitEngland eNews, a bi-monthly newsletter designed to keep you up to date on all of VisitEngland's latest activity, news and insights

Railway bridge appeal tops £700,000

3 December 2014

The Great Central Railway's long held ambition to become an eighteen mile railway will take a huge step forward next year, as contractors move onto site to build a bridge over the Midland Main Line

New city centre car parking charging scheme

27 November 2014

From 23 November 2014, Leicester City Council is introducing a new, simpler car park charging structure to on-street and off-street parking

Embrace Arts winner at the Excellence in Tourism Awards

25 November 2014

The University of Leicester's arts centre, Embrace Arts, is thrilled to be the winner of the Leicester and Leicestershire Excellence in Tourism Awards, under the Access for All category


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