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Mum’s warning about kissing your baby if carrying virus that 60% of us already have

A mum wants to warn parents about the dangers of kissing babies and toddlers if you carry a virus 60 per cent of the population already has.

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Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

Headphones causing hidden hearing loss ‘epidemic’

Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

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Open afternoon and auction and table top sale at Dove Cottage Day Hospice

Dove Cottage Day Hospice in Stathern is joining forces with hospices across the UK to launch Hospice Care Week.

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Introducing egg and peanut at early stage to babies may reduce the risk of developing an allergy to either foodstuff. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Feeding egg and peanuts to young infants “reduces allergy risk”

Feeding babies with egg and peanut at a young age – rather than waiting until they are older – may prevent them developing an allergy to the foodstuffs, according to a major new study.

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The life-saving Wymeswold Community First Responders are set to benefit thanks to the support of Leicester's Nelsons Solicitors EMN-160923-132514001

Life-saving first responders to benefit from law firm’s support

A group of life-saving first responders who provide emergency medical aid to those living and working in the Wymeswold area is set to benefit thanks to support from a solicitors.

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Melton midwife Joyce Salkeld is celebrating 30 years of delivering babies EMN-160922-170924001

Melton midwife celebrates 30 years of delivering babies

A midwife at Melton’s St Mary’s Hospital is celebrating her 30-year anniversary of helping to deliver babies across Leicestershire.

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Paul Jacobs (aka Robin) and Joe Pope (aka Batman) after their London Marathon dressed as the dynamic duo

Charity hero Paul to run his 100th marathon

John Ferneley College sports ambassador Paul Jacobs will be running his 100th marathon on Sunday dressed as Batman’s sidekick Robin.

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Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

England now has twice as many ex-smokers as smokers, according to health officials.

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The Slimming World does Race for Life event held in Melton Country Park raised hundreds of pounds for Cancer Reseach UK EMN-160919-123352001

Melton slimmers raise nearly £500 for Cancer Research UK by taking part in their own Race for Life event

Local slimmers have raised nearly £500 for Cancer Research UK after holding their own Slimming World does Race for Life event in Melton Country Park.

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Optometrist’s swift work saves Terry’s sight

Amateur photographer Terry Wright says the quick-thinking of a Vision Express optometrist saved the sight in his right eye.

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Food watchdog bans cheesemaker’s whole output over E.coli fears

A food watchdog has said its recall of all cheese from a producer linked to an E.coli outbreak is justified as it revealed two new cases are being investigated.

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The late June Roper MBE was a big driving force for tennis and badminton in Melton and for many years she raised thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support by selling her home-made jam, marmalade  and chutney and holding an annual coffee morning at her home on Ankle Hill EMN-160915-151041001

New sporting trust to administer donation made by well-known Melton sportswoman and charity champion in her will

The Melton Building Society Charitable Foundation has set up a special sporting trust to administer a donation to the foundation made by local sportswoman June Roper in her will.

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Brave shaver Ben Shouler has so far raised over �3,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support with more money promised EMN-160915-112815001

Ben ‘Braves the Shave’ and raises more than £3,000 for cancer charity

A Melton businessman is sporting a more streamlined look after ‘Braving the Shave’ and raising more than £3,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray issued by Public Health England

Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray issued by Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) is warning people who have recently had body piercings about an unsafe cleansing spray provided by piercing studios across the country for aftercare use, which may cause severe infection.

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Birch Wood Special School teaching assistant Rob Peet and lead autism specialist Amy Dunstan with pupil Ashton Hallam EMN-161209-170310001

New autism specialist is appointed at Melton’s Birch Wood Special School as it looks to further improve provision

A new autism specialist has been appointed at Birch Wood Special School after it remodelled space across its two Melton sites to develop its provision.

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The debfibrillator at The Edge Community Centre was ripped from the wall by vandals, putting it temporarily out of operation EMN-160913-204149001

Vandals put lives at risk after causing damage to defibrillator

Vandals who attacked a defibrillator in Melton could have put someone’s life at risk say police and disgusted community members.

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Members of a Leslie Edwards Trust Lipreading Class PHOTO: Supplied

Help to Hear Better course to launch

A charity is running a new ‘Help to Hear Better’ course in Melton from the end of this month thanks to a grant received from Leicestershire County Council’s Shire Community Awards.

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BMA call off junior doctors strike action planned for next week

BMA call off junior doctors strike action planned for next week

A strike by Junior Doctors planned for next week has been called off by the British Medical Association, The BMA.

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BMA STRIKE: How much are junior doctors paid – and how does it compare?

BMA STRIKE: How much are junior doctors paid – and how does it compare?

In their long running dispute with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, the British Medical Association (BMA) has announced three further walkouts by junior doctors.

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Pin-prick meningitis test could be available within five years

A test has been developed that could help to diagnose bacterial infections, including meningitis in minutes.

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