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Frances Quinn will be a showstopper at this year's PieFest

26 June 2017

Former Great British Bake Off winner to appear at PieFest event in Melton Mowbray from 29-30 July 2017

Grants Available for Food Processing and Tourism Infrastructure

26 June 2017

In January 2017, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs launched the latest call for funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)

CONKERS voted Best Family Attraction in Leicestershire

22 June 2017

Wins almost 50 per cent of public vote in Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017

New partnership to boost group travel visitors to Leicestershire

22 June 2017

Leicestershire Promotions and Greatdays Travel Group to promote tourism offer to UK group travel organisers and coach tour operators

Summer of fun for children and families at CONKERS

19 June 2017

Seven weeks of indoor and outdoor family activities, experiences and entertainment from 15 July to 3 September 2017

New trail celebrates history of Arts & Crafts movement in Leicestershire

14 June 2017

Trail featured in new guide, highlighting impact of Leicester-born Ernest Gimson on local architecture including the famous Stoneywell Cottage

East Leicestershire LEADER opens for new applications

12 June 2017

Rural businesses are invited to submit bids to the LEADER grant scheme which aims to boost East Leicestershire’s rural economy and create jobs

Join the new Chapel Trail at Launde Abbey

9 June 2017

Launde Abbey staff and trustees are inviting schools and parents to enjoy a visit to the Abbey to try its new Chapel Trail

Achievements of Twycross Zoo recognised by national industry awards

7 June 2017

Twycross Zoo has been recognised for its innovative gibbon habitat at the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) annual awards ceremony

This year's National Hotel Marketing Conference

6 June 2017

This year’s National Hotel Marketing Conference takes place on Thursday 13 July at St George’s Park, the FA’s National Football Centre of Excellence and is open to all sizes of hotel and other accommodation operators

Twycross Zoo launches a permanent recycling scheme for mobile phones to protect great apes in the wi

2 June 2017

From Monday 5 June visitors to Twycross Zoo will be able to dispose of their old and unused mobile phones in an environmentally friendly way. The recycling scheme, launching on World Environment Day, will complement the zoo’s efforts to conserve great apes, particularly bonobos in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).