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Iconic Nokia 3310 officially relaunched: Everything you need to know

Nokia has relaunched its classic 3310 mobile phone as the tech firm revealed a new line-up in an attempted revamp of the company. An updated version of the 3310 - first launched in 2000 - complete with the classic mobile game Snake and a month-long stand

21 min. ago in Regional East

B&Q injury warning over light fittings

B&Q has issued a safety warning following concerns being raised over a range of light fittings. The DIY giant have found that the lamp shade rings on some models of the ranges of lights may fracture, which can cause the shade to fall from the...

today, 12:25 in Regional East

St Francis Catholic Primary School celebrates World Thinking Day

Girls at Saint Francis Catholic Primary School swapped their school uniforms for their Guide, Brownie and Rainbows outfits to mark World Thinking Day. In doing so last Wednesday (February 22), they became part of a global sisterhood that extended to some

yesterday, 14:57 in Regional East

Dive in for the Melton Lions Swimarahton and raise money for good causes

It’s time to fetch your goggles, arm bands, trunks and swim suits. Teams of swimmers are being sought for an annual charity challenge which has raised more than £97,000 for Melton causes over the last 16 years. The Melton Mowbray Lions Swimarathon will b

yesterday, 11:04 in Regional East

Men who sup more than seven pints of beer a week for several years ‘raise heart disease risk’

Men who drink more than a pint of beer a day over several years may increase their risk of heart disease by prematurely ageing their arteries, new research suggests. The study shows that drinking too much alcohol can affect the elasticity of the arterial

yesterday, 10:23 in Regional East

Old Dalby church to host Women’s World Day of Prayer service

A special church service is being held at St John the Baptist Church, Old Dalby, to celebrate Women’s World Day of Prayer. The service, which takes place on Friday (March 3) from 2pm, has been prepared by Christian Women of the Philippines and is entitle

yesterday, 06:26 in Regional East

Last chance to enter Melton’s Mayoral Awards 2017

Mayor of Melton David Wright is still inviting worthy nominations for his Mayor’s Awards. There are three categories to put people forward for. The Award of Merit recognises those who make a voluntary and selfless contribution to the community. The Young

Saturday, 11:15 in Regional East

Pickwell runner Freddie to run the London Marathon in memory of his mother

Thoughts of his mother who tragically died after being kicked by one of her horses, will be spurring Freddie on to complete his first London Marathon. Freddie Allen, 28, from Pickwell aims to raise £2,000 for equine charity, Brooke, in memory of his mum

Saturday, 09:21 in Regional East

Single white rose tribute to Melton councillor Val Manderson

A single white rose was placed where she normally sat as Melton councillors paid emotional tribute to colleague Val Manderson at their meeting last night (Thursday) following her death from breast cancer. The flag at the council’s Parkside offices was fl

Friday, 17:08 in Regional East

WATCH: 10 of the most viewed Storm Doris videos

Storm Doris battered the UK yesterday and much of it was captured on video. From planes struggling to land to trees falling in roads and narrowly missing motorists and paddling pools and trampolines taking flight we look at 10 of the most viewed Storm Do

Friday, 17:08 in Regional East

‘Can you hear me?’ - Melton residents warned to hang up on new phone scam

Melton residents are being warned of a new telephone scam which is currently sweeping the United States and is set to hit the UK. CPR Call Blocker, makers of the best-selling call blocking device in the US and UK, is urging the public to hang up if their

Friday, 15:33 in Regional East

Architect appointed for new food and drink hub at Melton market

Work is to start on designing a special hub at Melton Cattle Market to showcase the borough’s heritage for food and drink. Market operators and Melton Council have appointed Maber architects to develop what will be the second phase of redevelopment of th

Friday, 14:40 in Regional East

MP to raise concerns over Melton school cuts

Melton MP Sir Alan Duncan will take forward constituents concerns about proposed cuts in the annual budget for schools across the Melton borough. Parents have been urged to fight the government’s planned changes to the formula for calculating the funding

Friday, 12:46 in Regional East

Boredom in Britain at a new low

Boredom in Britain is at an all-time low - thanks to our our SMARTPHONES. A survey of 2,000 Brits over 35 found that eight in 10 are rarely or never bored, because with their phone nearby there’s always something to do. Twenty per cent say they are “neve

Friday, 11:42 in Regional East

‘New Six Hills village would satisfy demands for housing across Leicestershire’

Developers planning a new 3,000-home garden village near Melton say the properties would cater for a demand for houses across the county. Gladman Developments have approached Melton Council with preliminary proposals to build the scheme at Six Hills. It

Friday, 11:24 in Regional East

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