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From 1 May 2011 to 31 May 2011

The battle begins for Lottery Awards

31 May 2011

Bosworth Battlefield has successfully secured a place in the semi finals of The National Lottery Awards

Japanese importers to visit annual Artisan Cheese Fair in Melton Mowbray

26 May 2011

Delegates from Japanese Imported Cheese Promotion Association to join UK's finest artisan cheese makers in Leicestershire from 11-12 June 2011

National Forest Cycle Centre opens 1 June

25 May 2011

Hicks Lodge, a new cycle centre designed by Pick Everard in the heart of The National Forest opens for business on Wednesday 1 June at 11 am

Stapleford Miniature Railway events

25 May 2011

Open to the public in June and August

VisitBritain eNews 25 May 2011

25 May 2011

Welcome to VisitBritain news, our fortnightly e-newsletter, providing you with our latest international market intelligence, partnership marketing opportunities, tourism events and news

Local youngsters to open new National Forest Cycle Centre

23 May 2011

A bunch of keen local cyclists will burst through the ribbon at 10.45 am on Wednesday 1 June, to officially open the new Hicks Lodge, National Forest Cycle Centre, just outside Ashby de la Zouch

First train to run along Great Central Railway's branch line since 1959

20 May 2011

History was made on Monday as the first train ran along the branch line since the track lifting train in 1959

Swipe, Tap and Enjoy England

19 May 2011

VisitEngland launches free iPhone Application

University Of Leicester announces plans for £14 million residential conference facility

18 May 2011

Proposal would 'breathe new life' into redundant site

Is your family up to the challenge?

16 May 2011

Come and celebrate National Family Week this May half term at Leicestershire's flagship tourist attractions and see if your family is up to the challenge

UK astronaut celebration for half term

16 May 2011

Helen Sharman was the first and only Briton to fly in space as a UK citizen

VisitBritain News 11 May 2011

11 May 2011

Welcome to VisitBritain news, our fortnightly e-newsletter, providing you with our latest international market intelligence, partnership marketing opportunities, tourism events and news

Inspire LeicesterShire newsletter - May 2011

10 May 2011

Welcome to the May 2011 edition of the Inspire LeicesterShire newsletter, keeping you up to date with what is happening in Leicester and Leicestershire to maximise the benefits of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and detailing how you can get involved

Opening date announced for Hicks Lodge, the new National Forest Cycle Centre

10 May 2011

Pump up those tyres and saddle up! The new National Forest Cycle Centre at Hicks Lodge, near Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, will be open for business on Wednesday 1 June

Black 5 45491 arrives at GCR

5 May 2011

The Great Central Railway has welcomed two new arrivals in the last week

Local Pork Pie baker launches family tree challenge to celebrate 160th anniversary

5 May 2011

Melton Mowbray Pork Pie baker Dickinson & Morris is launching a family tree challenge to commemorate its 160th Anniversary

7th vintage loco confirmed for GCR's spectacular Golden Oldies Gala

4 May 2011

Great Central Railway's line up is completed by the first ever visit of a 'Terrier' from 27-30 May 2011

All aboard for Transport Festival

4 May 2011

Snibston's Transport Festival is just the ticket for a great day out and this year promises to be even bigger and better than ever

Visitors to Leicester advised to anticipate localised congestion on Saturday 7 May

3 May 2011

Visitors to Leicester city centre are being advised to anticipate congestion and heavier than usual demand for parking spaces on Saturday, May 7. Unusually both Leicester City FC and Leicester Tigers RFC will be holding home matches on the same day. Around 48,000 people are expected at the two events


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