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Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

The benefits of an aspirin a day really do outweigh the risks, according to new research. Although regular use of the drug increases the risk of stomach bleeds by about a half, there is no valid evidence these are fatal, say scientists. But a daily pill

yesterday, 16:25 in Regional East

Make a date for Belvoir Castle’s Christmas Extravaganza

The Duke and Duchess of Rutland are opening the doors to their magnificent home - Belvoir Castle – this month for two magical festive evenings. On Sunday, December 11, and Monday, December 12, from 5pm to 9pm the doors will be opened for the Christmas Ex

yesterday, 14:24 in Regional East

All set for fatstock fun

Farmers and food producers are gearing up to compete at the popular annual Melton Christmas Fatstock Show and Sale. Dozens of entries have so far been made for the event, which is on Tuesday at Melton Cattle Market. Among the highlight categories up for

yesterday, 11:11 in Regional East

Massive boost for Melton bypass campaigners

Generations of Melton people who have wanted a bypass to ease traffic congestion in the town received a huge boost this week when the Government agreed to pay nearly £3 million towards creating a business case for building a major part of it. Both Melton

yesterday, 10:06 in Regional East

Midwives await final birth centre decision

The jobs of 17 midwives will be affected by plans to close St Mary’s Birth Centre at Melton, it has emerged this week. The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) say not enough mothers are having babies at the Thorpe Road site to make it susta

Thursday, 12:58 in Regional East

Melton’s Santa’s Sleigh route 2016

Members of the Rotary Club of Melton Mowbray Belvoir, Inner Wheel, Guides and Round Table will again escort Santa’s Sleigh on the annual street collection. Last year, as a result of the collection and other fundraising activities, more than £10,000 was g

Thursday, 12:07 in Regional East

Christmas cards for good causes go on sale in Melton

Melton people can support charities and good causes of their choice this Christmas by buying special cards. King Street gift shop, Foxy Lots, has taken over co-ordinating the annual festive ‘cards for good causes’ initiative which used to be run by Senio

Thursday, 11:16 in Regional East

More Children in Need Melton Borough school spotacular antics

More primary schools across the Melton Borough were busy fundraising for Pudsey recently. This year’s them was the ‘Big Spotacular’ which invited schools across the country to do something ‘spotty’ in exchange for a donation to BBC Children in Need. Stat

Thursday, 10:30 in Regional East

Family with six children escapes Redmile house fire

A family with six children was forced to flee their home when a fire quickly broke out in a bedroom. One of the youngsters accidentally started the fire when they found a lighter and set fire to some paper, which spread to the curtains. The children were

Thursday, 10:09 in Regional East

Teenage apprentice from East Goscote is learning the ropes on development site

A teenager from East Goscote is learning new skills as one of four apprentices recently taken on by David Wilson Homes East Midlands. William Woolhouse, 16, has been taken on as a carpentry and joinery apprentice, working on The Millstones site in Quenib

Wednesday, 14:22 in Regional East

Last opportunity to register for hospice’s Belvoir Castle Santa fun run and walk

This year’s Dove Cottage Day Hospice Santa fun run and walk takes place in the picturesque grounds of Belvoir Castle on Sunday. With online registration closing tomorrow at 4pm - there’s not much time left to register! But don’t panic. If you haven’t yet

Wednesday, 13:16 in Regional East

Melton police officers visit primary school to talk about crime

Youngsters at St Peter’s Primary School, Wymondham, had to make sure they were on their best behaviour when two Melton police officers visited. PCSO Matthew Robinson and PCSO Donna Varley spoke to pupils about the profession and drove their police car on

Wednesday, 12:08 in Regional East

Christmas toy appeal in Melton for children’s hospice

The Melton Rainbows shop wants families to make way for new Christmas toys by sorting out the old ones and donating them to the charity. Last year, toy sales raised almost £30,000 for the work of Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People. Karen Bils

Wednesday, 12:00 in Regional East

REVEALED: The top 10 girls’ and boys’ baby names of 2016

The most popular names for your little bundles of joy have been announced for another year - but is your chosen name on the list? Today, the top 100 UK baby names of 2016 were released - and it seems parents are taking inspiration from superheroes, outer

Wednesday, 11:30 in Regional East

National Lottery confirms people’s personal information may have been accessed in the attempted hack

National Lottery operator Camelot has this morning revealed they are aware of “suspicious activity” which has been detected on a number of players’ online accounts. The Camelot Group has reassured users of their website that there has been “no unauthoris

Wednesday, 11:30 in Regional East

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