Tesco food prices ‘likely to go up’ as Brexit happens, says chairman John Allan

Tesco boss has warned food prices are “very likely” to rise as Britain finalises its plan to leave the European Union.


Melton post office to reopen major investment

A busy Melton post office reopens on Saturday after a major refit.

Zoe Glover from Peachy Belts with some of her products which will be on sale at The Angel Fair

Knossington company among businesses rallying to support Angel Fair

Businesses across Leicestershire – including Knossington-based Peachy Belts – have offered their support for a charity Christmas fair which will help families of terminally ill people this year.

The Stork owner Harun Jussab, who is closing the Melton shop after 30 years, with one of his longest standing customers Anita Smith and her grandchildren, Freddie (1), Mollie (8) and six-year-old Daisy EMN-161019-124246001

Popular town centre Melton shops to close

A children’s clothing shop which has served generations of Melton families for 30 years is to close.

600 jobs set to go at Travis Perkins as 30 branches close

600 jobs set to go at Travis Perkins as 30 branches close

The UK’s biggest builders merchant, Travis Perkins, whose businesses include DIY chain Wickes, is closing 30 branches, putting 600 jobs at risk.

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The fake 85 voucher offer for Aldi has been described as a 'hoax' by the store.

Aldi issues warning about ‘hoax’ voucher being shared online

Aldi is warning its customers about a ‘fraudulent’ voucher that is being circulated online.

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New editor wanted to publish Frisby, Kirby Bellars, Hoby, Rotherby, Ragdale and Brooksby magazine ‘Up the Wreake!’

A community magazine which circulates in Frisby, Kirby Bellars, Hoby, Rotherby, Ragdale and Brooksby desperately requires a new editor.

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Sarah-Jane Fletcher at Wymondham Windmill, which she owns with husband Vincent PHOTO: Tim Williams EMN-161017-120444001

Wymondham Windmill gets £70,000 boost for renovations and a new heritage project

Owners of a 200-year-old stone windmill are celebrating after receiving grants of more than £70,000 to help conserve the building and provide a heritage visitor centre.

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Supermarket recalls sausage rolls over allergy fears

ASDA is recalling sausage rolls six-packs due to their containing milk.

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Poundland selling vibrators for £1 - and it’s causing quite a buzz online

Discount retailer Poundland has added vibrators to its £1 range and it has caused quite a buzz online.

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Marmite enthusiasts are stockpiling the black stuff amid fears supermarkets may run out.

Marmite: why should a British product, made in the UK and sold to British people, go up because of the pound?

While you might envision the falling pound affecting continental luxuries like Cornettos and Cif limescale remover, when it comes to Marmite – you’d think it would be Brexit-proof.

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Opening of new nursing home in Melton to create 120 jobs

Around 120 new jobs will be created over the next year at Melton’s new nursing home, which opens next month.

Neil and Louise Hitchen celebrate with staff at the Berkeley Arms after being awarded a coveted Bib Gourmand in the 2016 Michelin Guide EMN-161210-172211001

Village pub’s staff celebrate special Michelin honour

Licensees and their staff at a village pub are celebrating a special honour in the latest edition of the Michelin Guide.

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Ben & Jerry’s, Marmite & Hellman’s Mayo pulled from Tesco over Brexit price dispute

Ben & Jerry’s, Marmite & Hellman’s Mayo pulled from Tesco over Brexit price dispute

Supermarket giant Tesco has stopped selling major household-name brands online after a price war erupted between Tesco and British-Dutch supplier Unilever.

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Jill Bernhardi's book entitled 'The Village Awakes' PHOTO: Supplied

Old Dalby author Jill pens fourth book to raise funds for village good causes

A keen author with more than 20 years experience has recently published her fourth book entitled ‘The Village Awakes.’

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Samworth Brothers report a good year

Melton-based Samworth Brothers have announced bouyant trading figures for the last year.

Miss B's Deli, in Melton, which has closed after 11 months trading EMN-161110-093739001

Melton deli forced to close after just 11 months trading

The owner of a Melton town centre deli has had close it just 11 months after opening up.


Food and drink business expo to be held in Melton

Food and drink businesses can meet industry leaders and obtain advice at a free event in Melton.

Leicestershire Police has warned Melton residents to be on their guard over a courier fraud scam EMN-161010-151136001

Police charge suspect in connection with six Melton shop burglaries

Police have arrested and charged a suspect in connection with burglaries at six Melton shops.


Tesco to ‘fine’ shoppers who wrongly park in disabled and parent and child bays

Tesco is to introduce fines for people who wrongly park in disabled or parent and child bays at its stores.

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