New medical device could be ‘life-changing’ for Martin’s chronic lung condition

A former smoker who had to quit work because of a serious lung condition has praised a new medical gadget he says could be ‘life-changing’ for him.

Football referee Brian Gordon relaxes at home with some admin work for Melton Toy Soldiers Band as he recovers from the cardiac arrest he sustained in May EMN-171114-173638001

Melton football ref who survived cardiac arrest would like defibrillators at all football clubs

A football referee who almost died after collapsing during a cup final believes life-saving defibrillators should be available at all adult matches.

William Billingsley and family with Leicester City mascot Filbert Fox at a charity fundraiser at Asfordby EMN-171113-145541001

Asfordby fundraiser generates £3,000 for Melton boy suffering from cancer

A charity football match and family fun night at Asfordby raised more than £3,000 for an 11-year-old boy who is being treated for cancer.

Waterfield Leisure Centre's current spin studio PHOTO: Supplied

Melton’s Waterfield Leisure Centre thriving since major transformation

Melton’s Waterfield Leisure Centre is celebrating five years since reopening its doors to the public after a major transformation.

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Teenaged boy airlifted to hospital after collision with car in Melton this afternoon (Thursday).

A teenaged boy was flown to hospital by air ambulance this afternoon after being in a collision with a car.

Karen Dack with sons William (11) and Finlay (7) and her friend Natalie Brown, who organised a DIY SOS campaign to redesign the back garden, William's father Billy and Karen's partner, Emmanuel Akamo are also in the picture. A fundraising football match is planned at Asfordby. EMN-170911-111229001

Family fun activities planned at fundraiser for Melton boy who has been treated for cancer

Lots of family activities are planned alongside a fundraising football match tomorrow evening (Friday) for a Melton boy who is confined to a wheelchair after treatment for cancer.

Latham House Medical Practice EMN-170711-173405001

Melton GP surgery set to restore ear treatment soon

Melton’s GP surgery says it will soon be able to resume its ear-syringing service after it was dropped as a cost-cutting measure.

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From left Margaret Watts (information specialist), Jeremy Burman (facilities officer) and Moray Hayman (information specialist) with Betty, the Macmillan mobile information bus

Macmillan bus to visit Melton during Lung Cancer Awareness Month

A Macmillan information bus will be visiting Melton on Friday to give free cancer advice.

Nikola Dolphin-Rowland, with son Joseph, who is raising �2,000 for CLIC Sargent for supporting the family from when he was diagnosed with cancer almost 20 years ago EMN-171020-094305001

Melton mum gives back to cancer charity which has supported her family for nearly 20 years

A Melton mum is raising thousands of pounds for a cancer charity as a gesture of thanks for supporting her family after her toddler son was diagnosed with the disease almost 20 years ago.

Ashleigh Woods with son Jack, who has had four open heart surgeries because of a congenital condition EMN-171013-115858001

Melton couple’s anguish over benefit cuts for son with heart condition

A Melton couple have been left reeling by the loss of £1,500 a month in benefits for their seven-year-old son who suffers from a heart defect.

Ellie Clarke, a Melton nurse who is volunteering at a hospital in Africa EMN-171017-154617001

Melton nurse to fulfill her African ‘lifelong dream’

The air ambulance in a car park off Scalford Road, on am emergency call-out to a patient with a medical condition on Saturday afternoon EMN-171016-112743001

Air ambulance attends emergency incident in Melton

The air ambulance was scrambled on Saturday afternoon to treat a person with an urgent medical condition.

Fizzy drinks linked to liver disease in children

Fizzy drinks damaging kids’ livers

A sweetener used in fizzy drinks, cakes, biscuits and ice cream is fuelling a potentially fatal liver disease in children, according to new research.


Emergency services scrambled after car hits front door of a property

Emergency services were alerted after a vehicle went into the front door of a property in Thurmaston this afternoon (Thursday).

LOROS Local PHOTO: Supplied

LOROS’s mobile resource centre visiting Melton as part of Hospice Care Week tour

LOROS is asking supporters in Melton to help support this year’s annual Hospice Care Week by visiting LOROS Local when it comes to town next week.

John Bailey (left) and Bob White, who have started up a support group for fellow prostate cancer sufferers in Melton EMN-170310-165622001

New Melton prostate cancer group attracts 40 people

Forty people turned up to the first meeting of a new Melton group which supports sufferers of prostate cancer and their families.

The new dedicated home birth team launched for parents in Melton and across Leicestershire and Rutland by the University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) EMN-170929-115030001

NEWSFLASH: Parents and residents to get their say on future of Melton Birth Centre early next year

Melton parents and residents will finally get their say on the future of the town’s St Mary’s Birth Centre early next year.

Alison Blythe (left) welcomes visitors for coffee and cake at Tresillian House PHOTO: Tim Williams

Melton stepping up to the plate for cancer cause Macmillan

Citizens of the Melton borough are invited to enjoy a cuppa and a slice or two of cake to help beat cancer.

Some of the young swimmers who took part in the Duchenne Dip at Waterfield Leisure Pool in Melton EMN-170926-121016001

Young swimmers raise thousands at family’s latest charity fundraiser

Dozens of young swimmers made a splash in Melton on Saturday when they helped raise £4,000 for a charity which funds research for a life-limiting severe muscle wasting disease.

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A Silver Star Diabetes mobile screening bus is visiting Melton PHOTO: Supplied

Melton Lions to run free diabetes tests

Melton Mowbray Lions have once again teamed up with charity Silver Star Diabetes, who run Mobile Screening Units, to offer free tests, in the Market Place on Saturday (October 7).

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