Family’s tribute to a ‘lovely boy’ who died tragically at 19

A Melton family are coming to terms with the tragic loss of a son and brother who died during his first year at university.

Tiddlywinks Easter bonnet parade PHOTO: Supplied

Colourful Easter bonnets adorn Tilton on the Hill’s Tiddlywinks Pre-school’s show

Colourful bonnets were paraded by the children at Tiddlywinks Pre-school’s Easter celebrations.

Nine out of 10 children have been given a place at their preferred primary school

Nine out of 10 children have been given a place at their preferred primary school

Nine of 10 children in Leicestershire have secured a place at their first choice primary school.

Pupils at Brownlow Primary School in Melton celebrate the school's 'good' Ofsetd rating with headteacher Damien Turrell (left) and deputy head Steve Nash EMN-170704-121210001

Latest Ofsted report revealed for Melton primary school

Pupils and parents at a Melton primary are celebrating after an inspector gave it a ‘good’ Ofsted rating.

Pupils at Sherard School in Melton form a human ribbon for World Autism Awareness Week EMN-170304-143005001

Melton schoolchildren form spectacular ribbon to raise awareness about Autism

All 320 pupils at Sherard School, in Melton, formed a spectacular ‘human chain’ to mark World Austism Awareness Week.

Bill Lord allows full-time staff to have an extra day off each year and part-time staff, a morning (BBC Look North)

Lincolnshire headteacher gives ‘duvet days’ for staff in effort to look after teachers

Teachers at a primary school in Lincolnshire are being offered a “duvet day” by the headteacher in an effort to hire and retain staff.

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Older mums are better mums says new study

Older mums are better mums says new study

Older women make better mums with their children displaying fewer behavioural, social and emotional difficulties, a new study reveals.

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Red Nose Day was a fantastic success and a lot of fun at John Ferneley College. Fundraising participation included a non-uniform day, cake sale, lip sync battle and throwing sponges at teachers in the stocks. A total of �1,213 was raised to be split between Comic Relief and Hope against Cancer PHOTO: Supplied

Schools join in the Red Nose Day fun for Comic Relief

Melton Borough Schools and some tasty cakes have helped Comic Relief raise more than £71million so far.

Are you smarter than an 11 year old? Find out by taking the tes

11 PLUS QUIZ: Are you smarter than an 11 year old?

New research has revealed just 16% of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz.

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Brooksby Melton College's hair and beauty students at The Amwell PHOTO: Supplied

Melton care home supports college’s hair and beauty students

A brand new luxury care home in Melton is giving local students vital work experience opportunities to help them complete their college courses.

Head teacher Matthew Lee celebrates with members of the School Council PHOTO: Tim Williams

Stathern Primary School ranked in top one per cent for reading, writing and mathematics skills

Stathern Primary School’s 2016 key stage two assessments in reading, writing and mathematics have received ministerial recognition.


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.

Jonathan Perkins, Sarah Child, deputy head Steve Nash and Bob Carvell with reception children at Brownlow Primary School PHOTO: Supplied

New mud kitchens at Brownlow Primary School

Reception children at Brownlow Primary School have two fantastic new outdoor mud kitchens to play with, thanks to the generosity of Swinton Insurance.

Graham Chapmans former school friends John Bailey (left) and Ifan Griffiths, with fellow Edwardians members Margaret Spencer and Brenda Munton beside the new location for the blue plaque EMN-170313-171916001

Monty Python star’s plaque finds a new home in Melton

Former school friends of Monty Python star Graham Chapman hope the relocating of a blue plaque in the town centre will preserve his legacy for future generations as one of Melton’s most famous sons.

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.

Pupils from Swallowdale Primary School wearing their Buddy Badges given to them by the NSPCC PHOTO: Supplied

NSPCC visit Swallowdale Primary School to deliver abuse prevention talks

The NSPCC recently visited Swallowdale Primary School to make sure pupils have the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse.

BMCs Fly Dance Company in The Amwells dance studio PHOTO: Supplied

Brooksby Melton College students show off their talents at The Amwell grand opening

A selection of Brooksby Melton College (BMC) students joined special guest Rosemary Conley at the grand opening of The Amwell, a care home on Asfordby Road.

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.

Colin Shearer, chairperson of the Viking Challenge Committee (2nd from right), presents Redmile head teacher Julie Hopkins (centre), and Paul Lawless and Louise Knight (right) members of the Stroke Association, with their cheques. Also pictured are children from Redmile School and Helen Snow (2nd from left), for the Peter Snow Award which was awarded to Mark Beeston. His son Max accepted on his father's behalf PHOTO: Supplied

Vale of Belvoir Viking Challenge riders raise £28k for causes

Riders who took to the saddle for last year’s Viking Challenge charity cycle have helped raise a whopping £28,000 to be split between two worthy causes.

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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.

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