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Annual Melton charity fundraiser in memory of Bobby Barnard to go ahead on Sunday

A third annual fundraising day in memory of a stillborn baby boy will go ahead on Sunday in Melton. The centrepiece is a football match at Saxby Road for the Bobby Barnard Cup. Avin A Laff, the town’s premier Sunday team, will take on The Stellamen, who

today, 11:08 in Regional East
 

Melton people urged to be vigilant after Manchester terror attack

Residents across the Melton borough have been urged by police to be vigilant after the UK’s terror threat was raised to the hghest level of ‘critical’. Chief Constable Simon Cole wants people to report suspicious activity in the wake of Monday night’s te

today, 10:15 in Regional East
 

Graham’s terrifying encounter with a ‘super wasp’ in the Vale of Belvoir

A man has described his ‘terrifying’ encounter this week with a monster insect dubbed the ‘super wasp’. Graham Hall was at his Sproxton home when he heard a very loud buzzing sound coming from the other side of the house. He went into the kitchen and cam

today, 08:07 in Regional East
 

Melton firm’s car wash plans anger residents

Residents are angry about plans to build a commercial car wash at the back of their homes. Enterprise Cars wants the new feature, adjacent to its offices off Nottingham Road, so it can clean its fleet of hire cars and vans on site. But householders on St

yesterday, 19:09 in Regional East
 

Record entry in the Wymeswold Waddle and fun run as village goes quackers for duck races

Wymeswold was the place to be to enjoy a quacking good time on Sunday (May 14). The village was in a buoyant mood for the annual Wymeswold Waddle road-race (five-mile course), fun run (two kilometre course) and duck races. There were over 300 entries in

yesterday, 16:55 in Regional East
 

Increase in armed police and military support at key locations and events as terror threat level raised to...

With the UK terror threat level being raised to ‘critical’, police are continuing to urge residents to be vigilant. The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre raised the threat level last night – meaning an attack not only remains highly likely but a further at

yesterday, 13:53 in Regional East
 

Leicester City ace Jamie Vardy puts his Melton house on the market for record price

A year ago it was the place where Leicester City’s stars gathered to celebrate winning the Premier League title. But this week, superstar striker Jamie Vardy put his Melton home on the market for what is believed to be the highest house price ever seen i

yesterday, 09:58 in Regional East
 

Farmers give their approval to impressive new Melton Cattle Market livestock building

Farmers gave a thumbs-up to a new multi-million pound livestock building at Melton Cattle Market as they got their first use of it today (Tuesday). Some said it was the best market facility they had seen anywhere in the country as a new era dawned on the

Tuesday, 18:22 in Regional East
 

Disabled Melton woman confined to home after thief steals her mobility scooter

A disabled Melton woman has had her mobility scooter stolen leaving her confined to home with no means of getting about. Police are investgating the theft of the dark blue Leo Intercare electric machine from her home in Greenslade, just off Norman Way. A

Tuesday, 16:39 in Regional East
 

Stathern’s Wobbly Walkers raise £13,700 by power walking through the night for Breast Cancer Research

A team of fourteen ladies from Stathern donned decorated bras and power walked through the night to raise just shy of £14,000 for Breast Cancer Research. The Wobbly Walkers, a group of 14 fearless friends, took on the 26.2-mile London MoonWalk challenge

Tuesday, 14:23 in Regional East
 

NEWSFLASH: Rutland and Melton hustings event cancelled after Manchester attack

Tonight’s (Tuesday’s) scheduled hustings event involving the five General Election candidates for the Rutland and Melton seat has been cancelled following last night’s atrocity in Manchester. They were due to debate key issues at All Saints’ Church in Oa

Tuesday, 13:00 in Regional East
 

Scalford burglar steals cancer charity collection box

A burglar made off with a charity collection box containing a substantial amount of money in a raid on a Scalford tea shop. The intruder smashed a window to gain entry to the Old Brickyard Tea Garden in Eastwell Road overnight on Sunday and Monday. The c

Tuesday, 12:48 in Regional East
 

The Waltham Scottish Country Dance Group perform Harry Potter themed reel at East Midlands contest

For the second year running, at the beginning of the month, The Waltham Scottish Country Dance Group entered a team in the Association of Scottish Country Dance Socities Festival (ASCDS) in Nottingham. The Waltham group found a dance based on the game of

Tuesday, 11:26 in Regional East
 

Asfordby amateur boxer to enter the ring for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

An Asfordby woman will be lacing up her boxing gloves in a knockout bid to raise money for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People. Cindy Baxter (40), is taking part in a Pink Collar Boxing event at Notts County Football Club, where she will fight

Tuesday, 09:24 in Regional East
 

Warning over fake BT ‘WannaCry ransomware’ email

Fraudsters are using the recent WannaCry ransomware attack as a way to get people to click links in a BT-branded phishing email. Action Fraud - the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime - say they have received reports of a ‘very convin

Monday, 20:30 in Regional East
 
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