Commercial oven catches fire in Melton

Firefighters were alerted when a blaze broke in a commercial rotisserie oven in Melton on Sunday morning.

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Villagers fear future if pub fails to reopen

Residents say their village will die unless its vacant pub is reopened as a viable business.


Pupils at St Francis Catholic Primary School turn into bookworms for national reading challenge

St Francis Catholic Primary School has competed against other schools around the UK in the Ten Million Minutes Reading Challenge.

Sarah Green and Rosemary Hennig had fun making hats PHOTO: Supplied

Hats the way they had party fun at Melton church’s activities morning

Hats of all shapes, sizes and colours were the order of the day at the latest Saturday activities morning held by St Mary’s Church at Melton Borough Council offices, in Parkside, on Saturday.

Average Brit spends £1,000 on clothes per year

Average Brit spends £1,000 on clothes per year

The average Brit spends over £1,000 on new clothes every year, shops for new gear every two months - but leaves a third of it hanging in the wardrobe, according to new research.

A new Dawn for the action RPG genre

Console Corner: Horizon Zero Dawn review

New Dawn for the action RPG.

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Rutland producers buck the trend in UK vegetable crisis

Farmers and producers in Rutland are disproving the belief that there is a vegetable crisis in the UK.

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Children receive �5 Amazon vouchers for wearing the best costumes PHOTO: Supplied

Wonderful World Book Day at Wymondham St Peter’s Primary School

Pupils and staff at Wymondham St Peter’s Primary School celebrated the wonderful world of reading on World Book Day by dressing up as their favourite book characters.

Stephen Hallam and brand manager Sunita Bala celebrate the Dickinson and Morris Melton Mowbray pork pie being named superme champion at the British Pie Awards, at Melton EMN-171003-165626001

Newsflash: Dickinson and Morris celebrate as Melton pork pie is crowned supreme champion at British Pie Awards

A Dickinson and Morris Melton Mowbray Pork Pie fittingly beat off opposition from nearly 900 pies to be crowned Supreme Champion at the British Pie Awards presentation ceremony in Melton today (Friday).

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TV chef Phil Vickery (left) inspects the pork pies with Stephen Hallam, of Melton's Dickinson and Morris Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe, at the judging for the British Pie Awards EMN-170803-135644001

Judges sample nearly 900 pies from a record 154 producers at British Pie Awards at Melton

Judges at yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) British Pie Awards sampled almost 900 pies from a record 154 producers.

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Children in the eco team talk to Nicola Craven from The Woodland Trust PHOTO: Supplied

Wymondham St Peter’s eco team discuss school grounds revamp with tree expert

Wymondham St Peter’s School eco team recently met up Nicola Craven, the Trees for Schools project officer, from The Woodland Trust, to discuss the future plans to revamp the school grounds.


Old Dalby pupils study author Roald Dahl for World Book Day

Pupils at Old Dalby Primary School let their imaginations run wild when they experienced an exciting Roald Dahl themed Creative Learning Experience by Konflux Theatre in Education.

Teachers wearing their Dalmation outfits for World Book Day PHOTO: Supplied

Pupils and teachers at St Francis Catholic Primary School celebrate World Book Day together

Children at St Francis Catholic Primary School dressed up in some fantastic costumes on Thursday to celebrate World Book Day.

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Fans of popular 1980s TV show Auf Wiedersehn Pet join forces to save Redmile pub where scenes were filmed

Fans of a popular TV comedy drama from the 1980s are forming a consortium to safeguard a Vale of Belvoir pub used as one of the main filming locations.

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Brits tuck into 100 million takeaways and ready meals every week

Brits tuck into 100 million takeaways and ready meals every week

At least 79 million ready meals and 22 million takeaways and fast-food and meals are eaten weekly by adults in the UK, according to a new report.

There  was a national shortage of the  sausages due to their popularity earlier this year.

Dieters furious after Slimming World Porky Whites sausages revealed to be 800% worse than first claimed

Dieters have been angered after low fat sausages they were pigging out were recategorised by Slimming World - as 800 percent worse than initially thought.

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Allotments scheme aimed at helping Melton families

A gang of volunteers are preparing a special allotment in Melton for use by disadvantaged people and those with learning difficulties.

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Melton £100,000 Lottery winnings go unclaimed

Someone in the Melton and Charnwood area has missed out on a £100,000 windfall.

The new Nokia 3310. Photo: PA

Iconic Nokia 3310 officially relaunched: Everything you need to know

Nokia has relaunched its classic 3310 mobile phone as the tech firm revealed a new line-up in an attempted revamp of the company.

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Do you know someone who drinks more than 7 pints a week?

Men who sup more than seven pints of beer a week for several years ‘raise heart disease risk’

Men who drink more than a pint of beer a day over several years may increase their risk of heart disease by prematurely ageing their arteries, new research suggests.

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