Knossington and Somerby Pre-School wants tots to enjoy its outdoor learning syllabus

A pre-school which was rated ‘outstanding’ at the end of last year, is on the look out for new starters.

B&Q recall

B&Q issues recall over injury risk

DIY chain B&Q has issued a recall after it emerged that one of its products could pose an injury risk to users.

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Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

Headphones causing hidden hearing loss ‘epidemic’

Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

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New Melton Night Rider bus town centre service set to launch next month for two-month pilot

A new night bus service aiming to boost Melton’s night-time economy will be launched next month.

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Children at Waltham School get dressed up for Roald Dahl Day

Children at Waltham Primary School dressed up as their favourite character from a Roald Dahl book in order to celebrate 100 years since his birth.

Representatives from Melton Council, Leicestershire Police, the Melton Business Improvement District (BID) and local businesses including restaurants, pubs and hotels had worked together towards achieving the Purple Flag for Melton EMN-160922-101806001

Melton becomes first town in county to gain award for its evening economy

Melton is celebrating after learning it has achieved the prestigious Purple Flag status for its early evening and night-time economy - becoming the first town in Leicestershire to receive the award.

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The parade took place around the village hall playing fields PHOTO: Tim Williams

Waltham Charter Fair is a another hit with families

Waltham Charter Fair drew in excess of 500 visitors from far and wide, raising money for local causes.

CAMRA members Harvey Hopwood, Kevin Bilson and Pete Wilkinson keep the beer flowing PHOTO: Tim Williams

Melton Beer Festival pulls in the crowds

Real ale lovers were spoilt for choice at the 14th Melton Beer Festival, with crowds of people enjoying another corking event.

Eva Finnemore belted out some classic modern cover versions PHOTO: Tim Williams

Latest Melton Teenage Market is the biggest to date

The third and final Melton Teenage Market of the year had more young musical acts perform on stage than ever before.

Time to change your password?

Revealed: the 25 worst online passwords

Hacking and data breaches are, sadly, an everyday fact of life in the 21st century but some people really aren’t helping matters by using simple, easy-to-break passwords.

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Melton town centre manager Lisa Brown (left) and fellow town centre manager and Melton BID manager Shelagh Core are among those working to improve the town's economy and tourism offer PHOTO: Supplied EMN-160915-165210001

Visitor rise is boost to Melton’s economy

New figures show that 1.7 million people visited Melton last year - pumping £85.4m into the area’s economy - and tourism champions are already working towards making the town even more enticing.

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Three traditional Melton pubs set to become restaurants

Three of Melton’s traditional pubs are set to be turned into two Indian restaurants and an Italian restaurant.

Remember when children used to play outdoors?

10 best outdoor games we used to play that our kids have never heard of

Kids of the 70s, 80s and 90s will remember them well with a nostalgic tear in their eye but here are 10 great outdoor games we used to play that our children have probably never heard of.

Spectators enjoy the aeronautical antics of model club members PHOTO: Tim Williams

Expensive airplanes fly high at Melton and District Model Club’s show

Over 60 model airplanes, some costing hundreds of pounds, took to the sky at the this year’s Melton and District Model Club Show.

Vintage cars always attract interest PHOTO: Tim Williams

Classic and vintage cars, tractors, and motorbikes were a plenty at the 9th annual Harby Country Show

The rural farming community in the Vale of Belvoir came together to enjoy the best of country life at the weekend.

No-one had any trouble spotting Wallace and Gromit in the crowd PHOTO: Tim Williams

Scarecrows at Hickling had people in stitches of laughter

Visitors to Hickling over the weekend could have been forgiven for thinking the village had doubled in size.

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Lucky Melton neighbours win together on the People’s Postcode Lottery

Two lucky Melton neighbours are celebrating after winning together on the People’s Postcode Lottery on Thursday (September 8).

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Unclaimed winning £100,000 Lottery ticket may have been bought in Melton - could it be you?

The National Lottery is urging players in the Melton and Charnwood areas to check and double-check their unique Lotto raffle code for the chance to bank a £100,000 prize.

Can PES come out on top after a decade in FIFAs shadow?

Console Corner: Can PES come from behind to win?

It’s that time of year again when Konami and EA put their dukes up and get ready to punch it out in the battle for football game supremacy.

New BBC cookery competition is looking for Britain’s best home cooks from our county

New BBC cookery competition is looking for Britain’s best home cooks from our county

Hot on the heels of hit BBC food competition The Great British Bake Off, contestants are being sought for a new BBC2 cooking competition looking for Britain’s Best Home Cooks.

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