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£100,000 needed to help more recovering addicts at new hostel near Melton

Fundraising has started to raise £100,000 to double the number of rooms for men recovering from addictions at a new charity hostel.

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9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

Nine lifestyle and environmental changes starting in childhood could prevent a third of dementia cases according to an international study.

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Burglars break into Melton Hospital

Burglars broke into Melton Mowbray Hospital overnight on Monday and Tuesday.

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Patients complain after Melton GP practice closes for staff training day

Melton’s GP practice says it informed patients well in advance that it would be closed for a training day last week after several complained they couldn’t gain access.

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Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

The number of children getting just 60 minutes of daily physical activity has dropped by almost half, Public Health England has revealed.

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Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

The secret to a long life might be three cups of coffee as a landmark study reveals it reduces the risk of death from all disease.

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Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sand play pits harbour the emerging superbug C. diff that causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea and in rare cases damages the gut, a new study found.

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Chris Pendleton on his cycle across the USA after having heart surgery as as a two-year-old toddler EMN-171107-183410001

Melton man takes on 4,000-mile United States cycle challenge after heart surgery

A man who was told he would never be able to do much exercise after having pioneering heart surgery at the age of two is cycling across the United States for charity.

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Leicester City FC legends with staff members from Ward 27, the teenage cancer trust unit, at Leicester Royal Infirmary:
From left, back rowr: L-R Steve Walsh, Tom Naughton (legends manager), Muzzy Izzet, Chris Edwards (Jessica's dad);
Front row, Violet Edwards (Jessicas sister), Leanne Edwards (Jessicas mum), Richey Edwards (Jessicas brother), Isabelle Edwards (Jessicas sister) EMN-170607-164701001

Asfordby family’s special cancer unit visit with legends from Leicester City FC

The Asfordby family of a teenage cancer sufferer have toured the hospital unit where she is treated with legendary former Leicester City footballers who helped them raise thousands of pounds for it.

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Nigel Roberts and his twin sons, James and Oliver, hand over the new spirometer to staff at Glenfield Hospital EMN-170307-154904001

Family thanks hospital with medical gift

A Melton dad has helped raise nearly £3,500 to pay for new medical equipment for a hospital which has treated his twin boys for 14 years.

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Adam and Simon Chambers from Primal Fitness

Column: A new chapter for Primal Fitness by Melton personal trainer Adam Chambers

After five years on North Street, Melton, Primal Fitness has moved to a larger premises just round the corner at 4 Charlotte Street.

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Three friends react to having their heads shaved for charity, from left, Andrew Bennett, who has an incurable condition. Alex Baker and Sam Pit Miller EMN-170628-174544001

Teenagers make bald move to help charity

A teenager with an incurable illness has had his head shaved with two friends to raise hundreds of pounds for a charity which supports fellow sufferers.

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Faecal bacteria discovered in drinks at Costa, Caffe Nero and Starbucks, BBC’s Watchdog finds

Faecal bacteria discovered in drinks at Costa, Caffe Nero and Starbucks, BBC’s Watchdog finds

Concerning levels of faecal bacteria were present in ice at three major high street coffee chains, according to an investigation.

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The Langford family enjoy their Splash session in the pool PHOTO: Tim Williams

Family fitness fun day gets Melton active at leisure centre

People across the borough have been getting active as part of a community fun day held at Melton’s Everyone Active Waterfield Leisure Centre on Saturday.

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Organic product recalled due to salmonella contamination

An organic food retailer has recalled a line of tahini because salmonella has been found in the product.

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A third of animal owners confess to ‘throwing sickies’ to tend to poorly pet

A third of animal owners confess to ‘throwing sickies’ to tend to poorly pet

Nearly half of all animal owners confess that they’ve pulled a ‘sicky’ to pander to a poorly pet.

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There will be a �6m boost for dental services in Leicestershire.

£6.3m investment in region’s dental services

People across Leicestershire and Rutland will soon benefit from improved access to local NHS dental care after NHS England Central Midlands awarded seven contracts to dental service providers.

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Adults under 25 “twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged 55 or older”

Adults under 25 “twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged 55 or older”

Young adults are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged over 54, according to new research.

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Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

Brits could be banned from going on all-inclusive holidays abroad unless they stop making fake food poisoning claims, tour operators have warned.

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Dementia awareness event coming to Stathern

People with dementia or those wanting to find out more about the condition are being invited to a free awareness event in Stathern on Wednesday.

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