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Melton police vehicles are equipped with life-saving devices

Police vehicles patrolling across the Melton borough will now be equipped with life-saving defibrillators. The Leicestershire force has fitted 30 of the devices to allow officers to treat anyone they encounter while on duty who is suffering with a sudden

57 min. ago in Regional East
 

Reverend Elizabeth Thomson appointed new minister at Melton Mowbray United Reformed Church

After nearly four years in vacancy Melton’s United Reformed Church will welcome Rev Elizabeth Thomson as the new minister on Saturday. Elizabeth will be responsible for the church and the Loughborough United Reformed Church following a recent agreement b

today, 15:59 in Regional East
 

Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

NHS England is to launch a consultation next month which could see GPs stop prescribing medicines which are available over the counter for a fraction of the cost. Gluten-free foods, omega-3 supplements and travel vaccinations are among the items which ma

today, 12:36 in Regional East
 

Are condoms a smoking alternative? Teenager points out strange Tesco layout in ALL stores

Tesco have been left stumped after a teenager pointed out an unusual placement of condoms across all of their stores. Beth Cutts , 18, was shopping in her local Tesco Superstore when she noticed an unusual product placed underneath ‘Smoking Alternatives’

today, 11:27 in Regional East
 

Melton branch of national chain closes for business

Melton’s Countrywide store was closed to allow the business to concentrate more on online sales. The Scalford Road branch, which sold products, services and advice to the rural community, shut for business earlier this month. It was one of 14 stores clos

today, 10:37 in Regional East
 

Could your bridal party be on new TV show Always The Bridesmaid?

Do you fancy appearing on this new dating show? It’s said that a growing number of people meet their life partners at weddings - so if you’re looking for Mr Right, this new TV show could be for you. Sharp Jack Media are currently casting a new unique dat

yesterday, 17:03 in Regional East
 

Setback for planned bespoke rabbit hotel

The UK’s first bespoke hotel for house rabbits and guinea pigs could still go ahead despite a planning application being refused by Melton Council. Stuart and Lisa Newton want to expand their existing animal boarding business, the Hop Inn at Stonesby, by

yesterday, 15:30 in Regional East
 

Commercial oven catches fire in Melton

Firefighters were alerted when a blaze broke in a commercial rotisserie oven in Melton on Sunday morning. Two Melton crews attended the incident in Thorpe Road shortly before 9am. A spokesperson for Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said: “The fire

yesterday, 14:54 in Regional East
 

All change as new £1 coin poised to enter circulation – but companies unprepared

It will be all change in Britain on Tuesday when the new £1 coin enters circulation but millions of commuters could be left facing fresh chaos as it emerged 11 out of 18 rail providers had not upgraded their machines and would be unable to accept the new

yesterday, 13:11 in Regional East
 

Millions of energy customers could roll back bills to 2008 prices

Millions of Big Six energy customers are still overpaying for their energy but could get their prices back to 2008 rates according to the latest research from consumer watchdog Which?. The research found that those on an Big Six standard variable tariffs

yesterday, 12:46 in Regional East
 

33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house

The average age when Britons living in rented accommodation think they’ll be able to afford their own house is 33. The survey by Spark Energy found that one in six respondents (17 per cent) don’t believe they will ever be able to raise the money to purch

yesterday, 11:43 in Regional East
 

Baby teething necklaces recalled due to choke hazard

Amber necklaces and bracelets, wooden teething rattles and teething clips have been recalled after Trading Standards test results revealed them to be a choking hazard. The products, manufactured by It’s Handmade are aimed at teething babies and were volu

yesterday, 09:59 in Regional East
 

Rainbows wants Melton and Leicestershire supporters to give a gift that’s sweeter than chocolate this Easter

Only one in 10 children who are cared for by Rainbows can enjoy eating Easter eggs, so this year the hospice in Loughborough is asking people in Melton and Leicestershire to buy a Gift that Gives instead of chocolate. Everyone loves giving and receiving

yesterday, 06:57 in Regional East
 

11 PLUS QUIZ: Are you smarter than an 11 year old?

New research has revealed just 16% of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz. Are you as smart as an 11 year old? That’s the question Explore Learning has been asking Families readers across the country. The leading extra tuition provider quizzed mo

Sunday, 12:01 in Regional East
 

Visit and add to Melton’s Baldocks Lane Park exhibition

An outdoor woollen art exhibition in Baldocks Lane Park in Melton is available for all to see over the next few months. People are welcome to add their own crochet or knitted pieces of art in the park so the ‘yarnbombing’ project can evolve and grow. Jo

Sunday, 06:58 in Regional East
 
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