Weekend closure had big impact on business

Stewart Allcock, the general manager of Calke Abbey says a weekend closure due to the heavy snow fall meant an annual event had to be cancelled, with a significant financial loss for the stately home.

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Snow hits Midlands attractions

The recent freezing weather is affecting the region's tourist industry. Visitor numbers are down on what should be the first busy weekend of the year. Many attractions are also having to repair damage caused by the snow and ice.