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Melton weight-loss mentor calls time on busy 26 year career as a Slimming World consultant

A leading Melton weight-loss expert, Mandy Cross, has put her scales away for the last time after 26 years running Slimming World groups in the town.

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Melton couple Wayne and Kerry Clarkson with their sons, Evan (7) and four-year-old Logan EMN-170915-134942001

Melton family’s love for their ‘happy puppet’ boy

The Melton mother of a seven-year-old boy with a rare genetic condition has talked about the challenges her family faces, ahead of a national fundraising campaign which takes place tomorrow (Friday).

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Disney Frozen socks recalled over cancer fears

A line of Disney Frozen socks have been recalled by their manufacturer due to concerns that it may contain a cancer-causing chemical.

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Campaign to get older people fit

More budget busting activities aiming to get older adults fit are taking place in Melton next Monday.

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Melton surgery launches new phone line after hundreds fail to cancel appointments every month

Patients at Melton’s doctors’ surgery have been issued with a new dedicated phone to cancel appointments because hundreds fail to turn up every month.

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Researchers have found that e-cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes

Vaping with e-cigarettes ‘linked to’ increased heart attack and stroke risk

E-cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, researchers have found.

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Tall people ‘more at risk from deadly blood clots’

Tall people ‘more at risk from deadly blood clots’

Tall men and women are more likely to suffer a potentially deadly blood clot, warns new research.

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Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

A reluctance to talk about death is leading to hundreds of life-saving transplant opportunities being missed, say the NHS.

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The former cafe premises in Nottingham Street, Melton, which is earmarked for a new dental practice EMN-170109-170255001

New NHS dental practice set to open in Melton

A new dentists’ practice is to open seven days a week in Melton.

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One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

8.4 million Britons take just one shower per week, according to new research into the hygiene habits of UK adults.

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VIDEO: Tottenham and England star Dele Alli sends message to boost Melton boy’s cancer fight

An 11-year-old Melton boy, who is confined to a wheelchair after treatment for cancer, has been boosted by a remarkable community effort and a special message from his favourite footballer.

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John Bailey (left) and Bob White, who have started up a support group for fellow prostate cancer sufferers in Melton EMN-170829-172359001

New Melton support group launched for prostate cancer sufferers

A support group has been started in Melton for men who have recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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Gradual diet ‘key to shedding the pounds’

Gradual diet ‘key to shedding the pounds’

Dieters are more likely to keep the fat off if they shed just one pound a week... or even less, according to new research.

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Supermarkets could ‘trick’ shoppers into buying fewer calories, claims study

Supermarkets could ‘trick’ shoppers into buying fewer calories, claims study

Supermarkets could easily “trick” customers into buying and eating fewer calories, according to new research.

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Talcum powder cancer claims: the facts

Talcum powder cancer claims: the facts

Most recognisable as the creator of family favourite baby products, Johnson & Johnson have been in the headlines for other reasons this week after being ordered to pay $417m (£323.4m) to a California woman who claimed their talcum powder gave her ovarian cancer after allegedly using it for 50 years.

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‘Supermarket X’ could have infected thousands with hepatitis through infected sausages

‘Supermarket X’ could have infected thousands with hepatitis through infected sausages

A major UK supermarket could have infected thousands of people with a strain of hepatitis E through its pork sausages, says researchers at Public Health England (PHE).

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A glass of wine or pint of beer a day ‘can help people to live longer’

A glass of wine or pint of beer a day ‘can help people to live longer’

A glass of wine or pint of beer a day can help people to live longer, according to new research.

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Children who skip breakfast ‘may be doing themselves harm’

Children who skip breakfast ‘may be doing themselves harm’

Children who skip breakfast may be doing themselves long term harm by not getting enough nutrients, warns new research.

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Gloucester House day care organiser Pam Wright (back row, right) with volunteers, carers and their relatives at a dementia care session EMN-170815-160557001

Relatives and carers celebrate as Melton’s advanced dementia services are saved

Relatives and carers are celebrating in Melton this week after services for people with advanced dementia were saved from being axed.

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Emergency services attended a road accident EMN-170814-162119001

Male motorist injured after car flips upside down into ditch at Broughton Hill

A motorist suffered a back injury after his car ended upside down in a ditch near Melton on Friday night.

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