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The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot starting this month

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Clarissa Foster, whose book on how she coped with a genetic mutation which gave her a high risk of developing cancer has been nominated for a national award, with husband James EMN-180806-151814001

Inspiring Vale of Belvoir mum celebrates national book award nomination

A Vale of Belvoir woman who had two life-changing surgeries to tackle a high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer has been nominated for a coveted book award after writing about her experiences.

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Child airlifted to hospital after collision with bus at Asfordby Hill

A child has been airlifted to hospital this afternoon (Monday) after being in collision with a bus at Asfordby Hill.

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Bob White and step-grand-daughter Joni who raised more than �700 for a cancer charity campaign with a cycle around Rutland Water EMN-181106-114822001

Former cancer sufferer from Melton raises hundreds with charity cycle around Rutland Water

A Melton pensioner who recovered from prostate cancer has raised around £700 for a charity which supports sufferers by cycling around Rutland Water.

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An autographed Paul Gascoigne England shirt from the 1990 World Cup which is being auctioned at the Jessica Edwards Charity Cup fundraising day at Asfordby EMN-180806-104819001

Signed Messi and Gazza shirts to be auctioned at Asfordby fundraising day with Leicester City FC Legends

Signed shirts from legendary footballers Paul Gascoigne, Lionel Messi and Ronaldo are among the lots being auctioned off in a fundraiser for the Leicester Royal Infirmary at Asfordby FC on Saturday.

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Staff grinning from ear to ear PHOTO: Supplied

Keep smiling at Melton’s JDRM Dental and get oral health advice

It is time to flash those pearly whites as National Smile Month heads to Melton.

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Bob White, who is planning to cycle 22 miles around Rutland Water to highlight a prostate cancer charity EMN-180529-114217001

Melton pensioner plans cycle challenge for cancer charity

A Melton pensioner and his grand-daughter plan to cycle 22 miles around Rutland Water on Thursday as part of a national cancer charity campaign.

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The Big Walk team is welcomed to Bottesford's friendly bench EMN-180523-170312001

Bottesford’s Friendly Bench hailed as an inspirational community project by The Big Walk team

Campaigners who are walking hundreds of miles across England to highlight great community initiatives described Bottesford’s Friendly Bench as one of the most inspirational they had visited when they rested there today (Wednesday).

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The Amwell care home in Melton EMN-180518-160311001

Luxury Melton care home criticised by quality inspectors

Inspectors have given a damning assessment of a £6million state-of-the-art Melton care home, which opened just over a year ago.

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Motorist treated by ambulance crew after Buckminster road collision

A motorist was treated by paramedics after being trapped in their vehicle following a road collision at Buckminster this morning (Friday).

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Health warning issued with vampire flies set to infest parts of Britain

Health warning issued over vampire Blandford flies that cause nasty blisters set to infest parts of Britain

No one likes a pesky fly, far less those of the bloodsucking variety that can leave people seriously ill with a single bite.

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The 35 medicines that will NOT be available on NHS prescription by end of this month

The NHS will be banning free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot by the end of this month.

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The Macmillan bus is coming to Melton next week PHOTO: Supplied

Macmillan cancer information bus to visit Melton

Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service will stop off in Melton on Monday.

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The latest cohort of trained breastfeeding peer supporters, working with the Melton 'BreastFriends' group.' Front row, left to right: Ania Romanczak (PS), Alicja Jastrazebska (NQ), Hannah Adams (NQ) (holding the cake) and Amy Clare (NQ)'Second row left to right: Ellie Lonsdale (PS), Emma Lee (PS), Naomi Booth (PS), Karla Peters (NQ), Jenny Brown (NQ), Heather Frost (NQ), Carole Fishwick (Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust's infant feeding lead), Emily Harris-Wakelam (NQ) and Beatrice King (NQ).'NQ = newly qualified, PS = already peer supporter EMN-180405-165531001

Melton’s latest breastfeeding supporters celebrate completing their training

The latest cohort of mums to complete their training to become breastfeeding peer supporters in Melton have celebrated their graduation.

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St Mary's Birth Centre at Melton which could close as part of the health authority's planned reorganisation of maternity services EMN-180405-161059001

Update on proposed closure of Melton’s St Mary’s Birth Centre

Health chiefs have given more details on the reasons behind the proposed closure of the St Mary’s Birth Centre in Melton after the plan was questioned by councillors.

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Jessica Edwards, an Asfordby teenager who has been treated for cancer at Ward 27, with her sister Isabelle in the unit's 'Chill Out Room' EMN-180424-095351001

Celebrations as Asfordby teenager gets cancer all-clear

An Asfordby teenager whose family raised thousands of pounds for the cancer ward which has treated her has been celebrating winning her two-and-a-half-year battle with the disease.

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Tracey Rowland and her pet dog Susie-Hope, who have been shortlisted for a prestigious 'best friends' magazine award EMN-180425-115407001

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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