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Patients complain after Melton GP practice closes for staff training day

Melton’s GP practice says it informed patients well in advance that it would be closed for a training day last week after several complained they couldn’t gain access. The closure at Latham House Medical Practice, in Sage Cross Street, prompted complaint

Tuesday, 19:29 in Regional East
 

Motorists warned over delays as great summer getaway begins this weekend

Motorists are being warned to expect delays this weekend as almost nine million vehicles embark on the start of the summer getaway. The RAC predicted that a total of 37 million leisure trips will be made over the first two weeks of the school holidays. S

Tuesday, 18:17 in Regional East
 

Melton couple host garden gathering for Parkinson’s UK

Cream teas and cakes were served at a Melton garden gathering event on Sunday (July 2), in aid of Parkinson’s UK. The gathering was hosted by Alan and Glynis Tipper and opened by the Mayor of Melton, Councillor Tejpal Baines accompanied by the Mayoress.

Tuesday, 17:09 in Regional East
 

Good causes in the Melton borough get welcome boost from Freemasons’ donations

Two good causes in the Melton borough have benefited from donations made by the Leicestershire and Rutland Freemasons. The awards were made at a special event held at Freemasons’ Hall, Leicester, in June, where £47,700 was given to 31 local and national

Tuesday, 16:08 in Regional East
 

Operator of Melton leisure sites wins industry award

Everyone Active, which operates Melton Sports Village and Waterfield Leisure Centre on behalf of Melton Borough Council, is celebrating after taking home the headline accolade at a top industry awards night. The ukactive and Matrix Flame Awards are the h

Tuesday, 15:39 in Regional East
 

Last ever chance to see remains of village’s medieval manor

History buffs will get their last ever chance on Sunday to view the remains of a medieval manor house before it is covered up again and the land restored as a farmer’s field. The site, near the parish church at Croxton Kerrial, has been explored by archa

Tuesday, 12:42 in Regional East
 

Everything you need to know about the new £10 note revealed today

Just as we’ve stopped trying to rip apart the new indestructible £5 notes, the new £10 note will be revealed by Bank of England governor Mark Carney at Winchester Cathedral later today. It will feature a portrait of Jane Austen, with the note being launc

Tuesday, 11:26 in Regional East
 

Rural parts of Melton borough to get high speed broadband

Residents in some rural parts of the Melton borough, such as Scalford, Gaddesby and Brooksby, are set to get access high speed fibre broadband. The network is being extended due to a £4.4 million reinvestment of earlier funding by Leicestershire County C

Tuesday, 10:06 in Regional East
 

Firefighters tackle kitchen blaze in Syston

Firefighters were alerted after a kitchen caught fire in a Syston house yesterday (Monday). Reports were received about the incident, in Coplow Crescent, at 6.20pm. Crews from the Birstall and Eastern stations attended the scene. A spokesperson for Leice

Tuesday, 09:56 in Regional East
 

Primark recalls flip-flops containing chemical linked to cancer

Discount clothes retail giant Primark has recalled pairs of flip-flop over fears they contain a chemical linked to cancer. Three pairs of flip flops sold in the store for almost six months this year have been recalled by the clothes store. A Primark spok

Tuesday, 09:56 in Regional East
 

Home team just pip the rest in Melton Mowbray Round Table’s park canoe race

The fourth annual Melton Mowbray Round Table canoe race and family picnic took place at Egerton Park, and was once again an entertaining day raising £200 for great local charities. The race on July 9, saw competitors travel along the River Eye and was wo

Monday, 18:15 in Regional East
 

Rotary Star Award a morale booster for Melton borough schools

An award which recognises the personal achievements of children for effort, respect, honesty, loyalty and generosity has been praised by head teachers of primary schools around the Melton borough. The Rotary Club of Melton Belvoir and the Rotary Club of

Monday, 16:37 in Regional East
 

Young welly wangers at Whissendine Pre-school throw for Harley’s Trust

Youngsters at Whissendine Pre-school have been busy putting their throwing skills to the test for a special cause. The pre-school staged a sponsored welly wanging competition at their local park to raise funds for The Harley Staples Cancer Trust. Staff m

Monday, 16:07 in Regional East
 

Met Office issues severe weather warning for ‘intense rain and scattered thunderstorms’ in Leicestershire

The Met Office has today issued a yellow weather warning for intense rain and scattered thunderstorms across our county this week. A met office forecaster said: “Scattered thunderstorms with locally intense downpours will continue to move north across En

Monday, 15:07 in Regional East
 

Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

The secret to a long life might be three cups of coffee as a landmark study reveals it reduces the risk of death from all disease. Scientists at Imperial College London have found that people who drink coffee may live longer than non-coffee drinkers. And

Monday, 12:38 in Regional East
 
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