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Firefighters tackle blazing barn at Eastwell

Firefighters are tackling a blaze in a barn at Eastwell this morning (Friday).

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Here’s what PTSD is and its impact on British veterans explained

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is the most common mental health issue that Combat Stress treats.

Politics
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Queniborough drug dealer jailed for 12 years following disabled man’s murder

A Queniborough drug dealer was jailed for 12 years today (Thursday) after being part of a gang connected to the murder of a man in a deal which went wrong.

Crime

Why PTSD and suicide must not be allowed to define our brave Armed Forces

PTSD and suicide must not be allowed to define our brave Armed Forces.
Health
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Send us your photos if you are doing something special in Melton on Saturday

Summer has truly arrived and as the temperatures have hit a high over the past few weeks, everybody is looking for any excuse to have fun in the sun.

Arts
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Melton youth club praised after crucial funding keeps it going

A Melton youth club has been held up as a shining example of how a community should support its young people by the county police and crime commissioner as he provided £10,000 to keep it going for another year.

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Residents celebrate their Melton Community Lottery winnings

Two Melton residents have been celebrating their winnings on the Melton Community Lottery.

Lifestyle
Best Independent Retailer Award sponsored by Abstract Audio was won by Gemma Clarke - The Personal Travel Agent, at the 2017 Melton Times Achievement Awards EMN-180717-160135001

Get your nominations in for Melton Times Achievement Awards 2018

Do you know someone in the Melton area who has achieved something special in business or who should be recognised as a real community hero?

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Veteran Aaron Black, is just one of the many veterans who suffered from PTSD after service.

Mother tells of continual torment after son commits suicide following horrors of military service in Afghanistan

Every day June Black apologises to her son Aaron while looking at a photograph of him in his military uniform.

Health
Catherine Ashman-Lee (right), who is supporting the LOROS Forget Me Not flower campaign, with her mum, Kate Wilkins (left) and friend, Rachel Starkey EMN-180713-125650001

Melton mum backs hospice campaign after losing her dad while heavily pregnant

A Melton woman is supporting a hospice fundraising campaign in memory of her father who died when she was eight months’ pregnant, and never got to see his new granddaughter.

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Sites and smells of the country attract big crowds PHOTO: Rob Inglis

Thousands savour the magic and nostalgia of bustling Rempstone steam and country show

A massive crowd attended the longest running weekend steam event in the UK - The Great Rempstone Steam and Country Show.

News

Urgent review needed into how MOD records ‘increasing’ veteran suicide rate

The “British stiff upper lip” attitude to death and the UK system of recording deaths means there is not enough accurate information about suicides in this country.
Health
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Emergency services treat six Stapleford Park Hotel staff after incident

Six members of the kitchen staff were treated by emergency services after a serious work-related incident at Stapleford Country House Hotel last night (Monday).

Business

Government is ‘turning a blind eye’ to spiralling suicide rate among military veterans

The Government is today accused of “turning a blind eye” to concern that suicides among military veterans are spiralling after a Johnston Press investigation found that no comprehensive official records are kept of the number of British ex-servicemen and women taking their lives.
Health
County council contractors begin to repair rattling manhole covers in Leicester Street, Melton, with the road set to be closed for up to four days EMN-180717-150020001

Melton town centre road closed again as manhole cover repairs begin

Leicester Street in Melton was closed to traffic again today (Tuesday) as work teams began repairing rattling manhole covers.

Transport
LCFC Community Football Skills and Activities Day at Twinlakes PHOTO: Supplied

Leicester City coming to Melton at Twinlakes with their Community Football Skills and Activities Day

Premier League champions of 2015/16 Leicester City Football Club (LCFC) are bringing their Community Football Skills and Activities Day to Twinlakes in Melton, on Friday, July 27.

Whats on
All ready for the big day are (from left) Lily Woodford with Marley, Hannah Graham with Dudley and Aimee Turner with Mr Darcy PHOTO: Supplied

Dog Trust Loughborough prepares to host popular Summer Fun Day at Wymeswold

Dogs Trust Loughborough is gearing up for its Summer Fun Day, hoping that once again thousands of dog lovers from across the region, accompanied by their four-legged friends, will join them.

Whats on

Venomous bird-eating spiders found on the loose in the UK

Two giant bird-eating tarantulas with a leg span of up to 10 inches could be on the loose, after babies were found abandoned in a car park.

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Melton pork pies and Stilton cheese will retain geographical protection in Brexit plans

Producers of Melton Mowbray pork pies and Stilton cheese have been reacting to a commitment by the government to protect their geographical status in this country after the UK leaves the European Union (EU).

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