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‘Paw-fect’ festive fair raises thousands for Dogs Trust Loughborough at Wymeswold

Dogs Trust Loughborough staff and their canine companions based at Wymeswold are celebrating after their Christmas Fair raised almost £7,000. With Santa Paws on hand to celebrate with two-legged and four-legged visitors, plus raffles, tombolas, gift...

Friday, 14:56 in Regional East

Belvoir Big Band give big donation to hospice in Stathern

Belvoir Big Band treasurer, Dr Liz Pearce, was the bearer of gifts on Monday, December 10, when she presented a cheque for £800 to Amanda George, fundraiser at Dove Cottage Day Hospice in Stathern. The cheque was a donation to the hospice on behalf of...

Friday, 11:00 in Regional East

Melton Poppy Appeal made £24,000 this year

0 Have your say People across the Melton borough contributed an impressive £24,000 to this year’s Poppy Appeal. Malcolm Bryson, who organised street and store collections in the town and surrounding villages on behalf of the town branch of the Royal...

Wednesday, 16:47 in Regional East

Microscope from 1743 fetches 10 times its valuation at Melton auction

0 Have your say Auctioneers at a Melton sale were taken aback when a lot made 10 times their initial valuation after it was discovered to be 275-years-old. The minute brass microscope was sold to a Dutch collector for £8,000. It had been given a...

Wednesday, 16:43 in Regional East

Leading Melton Tories criticise challenge to Theresa May

0 Have your say Leading Conservative politicians in the Melton area have criticised a move to hold a vote of confidence tonight (Wednesday) in the leadership of Prime Minister Theresa May. Sir Alan Duncan, MP for Rutland and Melton, believes it is...

Wednesday, 16:19 in Regional East

Hickling celebrates another successful scarecrow weekend at presentation evening

0 Have your say A presentation evening for Hickling Scarecrow Weekend was held at The Plough Inn on Friday to celebrate the hard work put in by villagers. This year’s theme was a space odyssey with everything from The Clangers to Jabbah the Hut, to...

Wednesday, 10:56 in Regional East

Prestigious award triumph for Melton Mowbray lettings agent.

0 Have your say A long established property company in Melton Mowbray is celebrating after winning a prestigious award. Shouler & Son, based in Wilton Lodge, Wilton Road, has been named Best Letting Agent in Melton Mowbray. The accolade from the...

Wednesday, 10:14 in Regional East

Butchers enjoy huge success at show awards

0 Have your say A butchers in Melton is celebrating after winning a host of awards. Grasmere Farm, which has a permanent unit at Melton Market and is present Tuesdays and Fridays, won two trophies and four awards at the Melton Christmas Show. The pork...

Wednesday, 10:14 in Regional East

First beers poured at Melton’s new £1million brewery

0 Have your say It was quite fitting that a beer-tasting session at the launch of Melton’s new brewery today (Tuesday) was interupted by a huge Herefordshire bull being led inside for a look around the bar area. That’s because Round Corner Brewing is...

Tuesday, 17:56 in Regional East

Woman motorist killed in collision at Bottesford

0 Have your say A woman has died after the car she was driving was involved in a collision at Bottesford yesterday (Monday). Police are investigating the incident, which took place at 7.05pm on the A52 at the junction with Belvoir Road, and involved...

Tuesday, 17:28 in Regional East

Appeal made over refusal of Saltby Airfield plan

0 Have your say An appeal has been lodged against Melton Council’s refusal to allow the runaway of an iconic former airfield to be used to store parts for pre-fabricated homes. Saltby Airfield was used during the Second World War to fly out members of...

Tuesday, 14:53 in Regional East

Asfordby Pre-school brings joy to elderly with Christmas carols

0 Have your say Christmas came early for the residents of Bradgate Flats when youngsters from Asfordby Pre-school visited to sing festive carols. The children sang and performed actions to classic favourites such as Jingle Bells, Away In A Manger,...

Tuesday, 14:28 in Regional East

Ofsted give ‘good’ rating to Asfordby Captains Close Primary School

0 Have your say Asfordby Captains Close Primary School has received high praise in its most recent Ofsted report. The ruling from the educational standards board was that the school continues to fall into the ‘good’ category and there were some areas...

Tuesday, 14:28 in Regional East

Fire crews come to the rescue of bride stranded on her wedding day as vintage Rolls-Royce breaks down

0 Have your say A couple’s wedding was saved from disaster when firefighters fixed the bride's wedding car after it broke down on the way to church. Members of Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service were driving back to their base when they spotted...

Tuesday, 13:22 in Regional East

Spot yourself in our pictures of the Melton Santa Fun Run and Walk

0 Have your say It was a sea of red and white at the weekend as hundreds of participants took part in the Melton Santa Fun Run and Walk. The event on Sunday, which was organised by the Rotary Club of Melton Mowbray, saw 210 runners participate in...

Tuesday, 13:22 in Regional East

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