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Gaddesby woman’s love for dog who helped her grieve for her mum

A Gaddesby woman is in line for an award alongside a dog which she says has helped her cope with severe depression following the death of her mother.

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Pictured at a charity fundraiser at Asfordby in memory of Leah Reek are Leah's parents, John and Jo, organiser Kathryn Gregory and LOROS representatives Janet Manuel and Adrian Walker EMN-180424-110651001

Asfordby charity music night raises thousands in memory of Leah

A special music event at Asfordby in memory of a teenager who died two months ago in the devastating supermarket explosion in Leicester raised £2,500 for the LOROS hospice charity where she was a volunteer.

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Yoga for healthy lower backs PHOTO: Supplied

New yoga course for healthy lower backs starting in Melton in May

A specialised yoga course aimed at people who suffer with back pain is starting in Melton next month.

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Balloons are released poignantly to remember loved ones before Saturday's LOROS Twilight Walk 10k EMN-180417-162024001

Leah’s family help raise £100k by completing emotional Twilight Walk

The mother of Leicester explosion victim Leah Reek said she felt her daughter was with her and other family members every step of the way as they took part in a 10k charity walk in her memory on Saturday.

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Appeal made to find children of Melton man who died in hospital

An appeal has been sounded for the children of a Melton man who died in hospital to contact the county coroner.

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Yoga instructor Emma Ansell with pupils from Wymondham Primary School PHOTO: Tim Williams

Feature: Empowering children through yoga with Kirby Bellars-based instructor Emma Ansell

Exams can be a stressful time for children at school and it is vital parents and teachers support youngsters to keep them calm.

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Try taster sessions at opening of yoga space in Melton

Try taster sessions at opening of yoga space in Melton

A new and exciting yoga space inspiring health and fitness for the body and mind is opening in Melton on Saturday.

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Free event in Melton will check for high blood pressure

Free event in Melton will check for high blood pressure

Free blood pressure (BP) checks are being offered in Melton town centre.

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Leah Reek, who was killed in an explosion in Leicester, pictured with her parents and sister Molly EMN-180904-165018001

Family set to raise more than £15,000 in Leah’s memory

The mother of teenager Leah Reek has spoken about the ‘overwhelming’ support she has received since her daughter was tragically killed in a Leicester explosion in February.

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An ambulance parked at Phoenix House, where crews took breaks after the closure of the town's station EMN-180404-102844001

Ambulance service reassures Melton residents over emergency cover

Population covered by EMAS:

4.8 million people

Calls to EMAS per day:

2,500

Regularity of calls to EMAS:

Every 34 seconds on average

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Melton residents and their pets celebrate the opening of a new dog activity trail in Melton Country Park as part of the town's pet-friendly campaign EMN-180404-163039001

Dogs pilot project to help support lonely Melton people

A pilot project using dogs to help people combat loneliness is being trialled in Melton.

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LISTED: The conditions you can’t get prescriptions for and the treatments banned by the NHS

Prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ remedies such as paracetamol and cold treatments have been cut after NHS officials voted in favour of money-saving plans.

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Fears for patients as Melton ambulance hub closes

A paramedic who treats patients in Melton has criticised the ambulance service for leaving the town without a dedicated base for crews.

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Sarah, Bryony and Luke Turner present their late father's motorbike to Leicestershire and Rutland Blood Bikes chairman Oliver Cufflin and his fellow volunteers EMN-180328-110811001

Long Clawson family’s special donation to Blood Bikes charity

The family of a Long Clawson man who died in a tragic accident have donated his motorbike to a charity which transports emergency blood supplies to hospitals.

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Sir Alan Duncan officially opens the Friendly Bench at Bottesford with committee members Jason and Lyndsey Young, and Caroline Arthur EMN-180328-125129001

Pioneering bench set to help lonely people

A unique piece of street furniture aimed at tackling loneliness and social isolation has been officially opened by Melton MP Sir Alan Duncan.

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Dog owners warned over deadly flesh-eating disease

Pet owners across the UK are being warned that a deadly disease affecting dogs is again spreading across the country.

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Former Melton GP, Dr Henry Hollis, has died aged 94 EMN-181203-120240001

Funeral service to be held for popular long-serving former Melton GP

A former GP, who treated patients in Melton for 33 years, has died at the age of 94.

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Emergency services attend the scene of a road traffic incident, on the B676 Melton Road between Six Hills and Burton on the Wolds, which left a lorry driver with serious injuries''PHOTO East Midlands Ambulance Service EMN-180313-125931001

Lorry driver airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after collision near Melton

A lorry driver was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after his vehicle left the B676 near Melton this morning (Tuesday).

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Yoga space to open in Melton for all

Yoga space to open in Melton for all

A new and exciting yoga space is opening in Melton town centre to support those ready to improve strength, flexibility and focus of body and mind.

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Police are dealing with a road incident EMN-180503-172925001

12-year-old boy taken to hospital after collision with car in Melton

A 12-year-old boy was taken to hospital yesterday (Wednesday) after being in collision with a car in Melton.

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