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Football club takes delivery of life-saving device in the wake of a referee’s collapse

A football club has responded to the collapse of a referee during a local cup final to take delivery of a life-saving defibrillator.

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Melton boy William Billingsley is presented with his special advent calendar by staff at the town's Poundland store EMN-170112-153924001

Melton boy who can’t eat chocolate gets a very special advent calendar

A Melton boy who is unable to eat chocolate because his chemotherapy treatment makes it taste horrible was facing a Christmas without an advent calendar.

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Glenfield Hospital in Leicester EMN-171130-125842001

Joy for Melton parents as children’s heart unit is saved from closure

Parents across Melton are celebrating today (Thursday) after a Leicester children’s heart unit was saved from closure.

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Lynda Spargo, who sustained a devastating brain aneurism while at work at Sherard Primary School in Melton EMN-171128-172759001

Melton family hit by another traumatic blow

A Melton man whose teenage daughter fought a succesful battle against cancer is now going through the trauma of his wife being in a coma for the last four months following a sudden brain aneurism.

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Latham House Medical Practice EMN-171129-110156001

Inspection joy for Melton’s GP surgery

Melton’s GP practice has been taken out of special measures following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Scarlet Fever rash. Photo: NHS

What parents need to look for as cases of Scarlet Fever reaches 50-year high in England

Scarlet fever hit its highest level in England for 50 years, with more than 17,000 cases reported in 2016 - research in the Lancet shows.

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Martin Chesney, who has tested a new medical device to help his chronic lung condition EMN-171115-161516001

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.

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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.

Football
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.

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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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Air ambualnce

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Melton nurse to fulfill her African ‘lifelong dream’

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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.

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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.

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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).

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