Activities duo intend to bring ‘fun’ to Melton care home

A Melton care home has welcomed two new activity coordinators to the team with over 60 years combined experience in the care sector.

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

Melton cancer support group members to meet again next month

Latest meeting of a Melton support group for prostate cancer sufferers and their families is on Wednesday March 7.

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New service launched to support vulnerable people in Melton

Relatives of vulnerable people in the Melton borough can now use a new service to give them peace of mind and ensure their loved ones can continue living independent lives in their own homes.

Head teacher Rosalind Hopkins (right) with assistant head and autism lead, Amy Dunstan, at Birch Wood Area Special School at Melton EMN-180602-172658001

Melton school leads the way in educating autistic children

Staff at a Melton school are leading the way in the way children diagnosed with autism are educated and supported.

Waterfield Leisure Centre member Stephen Allsop, who says fitness sessions have significantly eased his feeling of depression, with instructor Nicole Eastman EMN-180129-140547001

Leisure centre sessions ease Melton man’s feelings of depression

A 52-year-old Melton man who has suffered from severe depression says his condition eased massively when he began exercising at the town’s leisure centre.

PCSO Karen Evans, who is based at Melton police station, with one of the special bottles being given out to vulnerable residents EMN-180129-141454001

Vulnerable Melton people are urged to leave message in a bottle

A new scheme has been launched to support elderly and other vulnerable people in Melton in emergencies.

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Melton GP surgery makes available more appointments for urgent treatment to free up A&E units

More patients requiring urgent medical care are being treated at Melton’s GP surgery in a bid to free up Accident and Emergency (A&E) units at Leicester and Nottingham and beds at nearby hospitals.

Fake toys are flooding the UK market and can be dangerous

Dangerous counterfeit toys that can cause cancer and even KILL are flooding the market

Dangerous fake toys that can cause cancer or even KILL are flooding into the UK – costing the industry a whopping £400 million last year.

Roosters on the roster at the rare breeds poultry show in Melton EMN-180118-154840001

Melton poultry owners ordered to take protection measures after new bird flu scare

Poultry owners and keepers in the Melton area have been ordered to take extra biosecurity measures after fears of another outbreak of bird flu.

The Melton unit of St John Ambulance is appealing for more volunteers EMN-180117-154928001

More volunteers sought by Melton St John Ambulance unit

The Melton unit of St John Ambulance is operating with only half the number of first aiders it needs to cover local events and emergencies.

Andrew Ogleby, who is having treatment for cancer, with his sister Sarah Jane and their father Richard EMN-180115-115455001

Family and friends rally behind Asfordby man diagnosed with cancer on his birthday

An Asfordby man who was diagnosed with cancer on his birthday has sparked a family fundraising effort which has raised hundreds of pounds for charity.

Waterfield Leisure Centre's swimming pool PHOTO: Supplied EMN-180115-163403001

New prices announced for leisure centres in Melton

Changes to prices at Melton Sports Village and the town’s Waterfield Leisure Centre have been unveiled.


VIDEO: More than half of workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague

More than half of UK workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague, a study found.

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Charity thanks well-wishers as Matt Hampson recovers from serious illness

A charity run by inspirational paralysed fundraiser Matt Hampson has thanked well wishers after his condition improved following his recent serious illness.

The flu heatmap from - The map shows a gradient from no reported ILI (blue) to very high ILI (red).

How do you know if you have Australian flu as case numbers rocket?

Workplaces are feeling the strain as 1,600 Brits are struck down by the deadly ‘Aussie flu’ virus.

Superbug fuelled by food additive

Deadly superbug fuelled by food additive in cakes, juices and jams

A sugar additive found in cream cakes, fruit juices and jams has fuelled the rise of a killer superbug, according to new research.

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Vaccine warning from Public Health England as Australian ‘flu threatens Britain

The elderly, pregnant women and children with chronic illness in the UK are being urged to get vaccinated as the threat of the Australian ‘flu reaching our shores heightens.

Slimming World manager Mandy Knapp meets singer and presenter Peter Andre PHOTO: Supplied

Melton Slimming World adviser celebrates record year with Peter Andre

A woman who helps people lose weight has been praised for her hardwork by pop star Peter Andre.

Matt Hampson and his foundation members and partners with former England rugby captain Mike Tindall, at the topping out ceremony for the Get Busy Living Centre at Burrough-on-the-Hill EMN-180301-090506001

Matt Hampson recovers in hospital after being taken seriously ill

Matt Hampson, who has dedicated his life to helping people recover from life-changing sports injuries since being paralysed in a rugby training incident, is recovering in hospital after being taken seriously ill.

Co-owner Michael Isaacs and Ragdale guest Judy Court officially open the new rooftop pool PHOTO: Lionel Heap

Ragdale Hall Spa near Melton introduces luxury rooftop pool

The much-anticipated new addition to Ragdale Hall Spa’s extensive facilities, the Rooftop Infinity Pool, opened before Christmas.

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