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Melton and Syston carers sought to take up 50 new jobs

A recruitment drive has started for 50 new care jobs to look after people in Melton, Syston and other areas of the county.

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Melton soldier Ben Moore, who won a prestigious charity horserace at Cheltenham, pictured with daughter Grace at the meeting EMN-170421-101906001

Melton soldier Ben Moore makes his daughter proud by winning emotional charity horse race

Proud 10-year-old leukaemia-sufferer Grace Moore watched her dad, Ben, win a prestigious charity horserace in front of thousands of race-goers yesterday (Thursday) at Cheltenham.

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Melton dog fouling area EMN-170419-162527001

Volunteers sought to tackle dog foul issues

Volunteer street wardens are being sought in Melton to help tackle the town’s dog fouling problems.

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How do you think we should tackle the obesity crisis? Picture: Pixabay.

Sugar tax works

Hefty taxes on sugary soft drinks could help in the fight against obesity because they stop people buying them, according to new research.

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Poultry on show during the Spring rare breeds show, held at Melton Cattle Market EMN-171104-170825001

Melton rare breeds poultry show likely to go ahead after Bird Flu restrictions

Organisers of the popular annual spring rare breeds poultry sale are confident it will go ahead despite the government maintaining a ban on bird sales.

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Ben Moore, who is riding a charity flat race, with daughter Grace and her pony Bella EMN-171004-132406001

Cancer fight sparks soldier’s racing test

A 10-year-old girl’s battle with leukaemia has inspired her dad to ride in a high profile horse race in aid of cancer charities.

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NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

Members of the public are being warned not to fall for a text scam, where messages are claimed to be from the NHS.

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Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start to worry about their appearance at the age of 12, a study has found.

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Group practice manager Sue Timberlake, staff members and GPs celebrate their high patient satisfaction ratings in the latest NHS survey EMN-170404-173217001

Long Clawson surgery GPs and staff celebrate near-perfect patient satisfaction rating

GPs and staff at Long Clawson Surgery are celebrating after achieving a near-perfect patient satisfaction rating.

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Latham House Medical Practice EMN-170504-132737001

Melton GP practice backs NHS plans to extend opening hours

Melton’s main medical practice says it is ‘supportive’ of new NHS plans to increase access to GP surgeries, which could include an extension of opening hours into the evenings and at weekends.

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Amy Parr and daughter Lillie - Amy is running the London Marathon for the Epilepsy Society because her daughter is a sufferer EMN-170404-095037001

Daughter’s epilepsy inspires mum to run

A Melton mum has been inspired to run the London Marathon by her daughter after twice fearing she would die following severe epileptic seizures.

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Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research

Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research

Children are getting a taste for vaping due to flavoured electronic cigarettes, warns new research.

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Former England rugby captain Mike Tindall, Matt Hampson and his foundation members and partners at the topping out ceremony for the Get Busy Living Centre at Burrough-on-the-Hill EMN-170331-155529001

England ace Mike Tindall praises ‘inspiring’ Matt Hampson as rehab centre takes shape

Former England rugby captain Mike Tindall was special guest at the topping out ceremony for a £1 million sports injury rehabilitation centre where he paid tribute to the ‘inspiring’ work of the man behind the Burrough-on-the-Hill scheme.

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REVEALED: The best and worst GP practices in Melton and the surrounding area as rated by you

REVEALED: The best and worst GP practices in Melton and the surrounding area as rated by you

The Melton Times can today reveal a list of the area’s best and worst GP surgeries, based on ratings provided by patients.

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Adele Pedley and daughter Leia, who is recovering from a rare heart defect, at their Melton home EMN-170329-092620001

Brave little Melton girl is a ‘one in a million’

The Melton mother of a baby girl with a rare ‘one-in-a-million’ life-threatening heart condition hopes to raise hundreds of pounds for the hospital which cared for her.

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Good hygiene is particularly important in preventing yourself or others from becoming infected

Struck down by a stomach bug? Take care and don’t overshare as Norovirus spreads

When it comes to sickness and diarrhoea, no-one likes it when you overshare – particularly if that means spreading a virus around.

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A dentist at work, as figures show that the number of tooth extractions in hospital for children aged four and under has risen by almost a quarter in the last decade.

Worrying rise in young children having milk teeth removed ‘due to decay caused by too much sugar’

The number of tooth extractions in hospital for children aged four and under has risen by almost a quarter in the last decade, figures show.

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Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Alarming amounts of salt are lurking in our shopping baskets - and it’s costing thousands of lives a year, warns new research.

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New legislation surrounding cigarettes

Smokers warned over new cigarette laws that are coming into force within weeks

Smokers across the UK are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that are set to come into force within a matter of weeks.

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Life-changing result of new UK eczema trial

A man whose eczema was so serious that he had to wear gloves day and night has had his life transformed after taking part in a trial of new treatments.

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