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From 1 Jun 2011 to 30 Jun 2011

Stapleford Park wins Gourmet Britain award

30 June 2011

Stapleford Park, near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire, has been declared best hotel in the nationwide Gourmet Britain 2011 awards this week

Launde Abbey achieves Four Star rating from Quality in Tourism

29 June 2011

Staff at Launde Abbey were celebrating this week as the Retreat House and Conference Centre was awarded a Four Star award from tourism standards organisation, Quality in Tourism

New Battle of Bosworth Trail is now open

28 June 2011

Bosworth Battlefield is home to a new trail which invites you to discover the Battle of Bosworth whilst enjoying breath-taking views

Peter Montague takes over the reins as Regional Director of Barceló UK hotels

28 June 2011

Barceló Hotels and Resorts has promoted Peter Montague to Regional Director for the UK and Wayne Topley to Executive General Manager

Inspire grants still available

24 June 2011

Through the Inspire Leicestershire Programme there are a number of grants available to assist Leicestershire's rural businesses

SOCK Gallery exhibition in Loughborough

24 June 2011

SOCK gallery opened on the ground floor of Loughborough Town Hall

3M assists Great Central Railway in brand new turntable project

23 June 2011

Volunteers from 3M at Loughborough are assisting Great Central Railway to install a major new infrastructure project at their Quorn & Woodhouse station

Botanic Garden to celebrate 100,000th school visitor

23 June 2011

University of Leicester education programme marks milestone

VisitBritain News 22 June 2011

22 June 2011

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A bumper load of summer fun in The National Forest

21 June 2011

Families searching for new ideas on where to take the children during the long summer break should head to The National Forest at the heart of the midlands

Stallholders sought for fun days at Launde Abbey

21 June 2011

The Launde Abbey Fun Weekend over the August Bank Holiday weekend (August 28th and 29th 2011) looks set to be another roaring success and the organisers of the event are now looking for applications from churches, charity organisations and businesses interested in taking a stall during the weekend's events

Global TV campaign starts four-year marketing programme roll out

20 June 2011

VisitBritain Special Bulletin 20 June 2011

imago gets in shape for Corporate Games

16 June 2011

imago, the Leicestershire meetings and conference venue, is tightening its laces and pulling on a sweat band in preparation for the 2011 UK Corporate Games

Take a trip down memory lane... at the East Midlands Food and Drink Festival

16 June 2011

Saturday 1st October and Sunday 2nd October 2011

British Pie Award winner announced

9 June 2011

A Chicken, Ham and Leek pie produced by Morecambe Football Club has been announced the Supreme Champion at the British Pie Awards hosted in Melton Mowbray

Colwick cheese at Artisan Cheese Fair

8 June 2011

An ancient cheese is to be revived at the first cheese festival to be held in the East Midlands

Cabinet considers Charnwood Regional Park plans

7 June 2011

A scheme to help manage and promote the unique natural and heritage features of the Charnwood Forest is moving a step closer

500 schoolchildren are evacuated from Loughborough

3 June 2011

Operation Pied Piper recreated as a dramatic curtain raiser to Great Central Railway's biggest ever Wartime Weekend event from 10-12 June 2011

Tourism Society Annual Conference

3 June 2011

Sign up for the Tourism Society's annual conference on Tuesday July 5th, taking place at Beaulieu in Hampshire. This year's theme is Innovation and Reinvention in Tourism

Visitors flock to newly-opened gallery at Twycross Zoo

3 June 2011

Over 1,000 visitors came through the doors of the new art gallery at Twycross Zoo which opened this weekend to see the huge selection of paintings, limited edition prints, sculpture, photography, ceramics and glass

Pedal power - new attraction opens in National Forest

2 June 2011

The new £1.5 million Hicks Lodge National Forest Cycle Centre, near Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire, opened today, as keen local cyclists burst through the ribbon and set off on the inaugural trail ride


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