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MEMBERS of a Melton gym raised Â£2,000 for charity when they completed what is dubbed the world's biggest assault course. The dozen-strong team from HardKnocks competed in the infamous Rat Race Dirty Weekend, which challenged contestants to clear 200 obst
VANDALS have defaced a memorial plaque to a teenage BMX rider less than a week since it was unveiled at Melton Skatepark. Family and friends of Robbie Pickard (19) said they were â€˜disgustedâ€™ after the plaque in Robbieâ€™s name was spray painted white on Th
A SCHOOL is one step closer to buying an outdoor playground for its pupils after holding its annual Maypole Fete. The Waltham Village Maypole Fete, organised by the Friends of Waltham School, saw about 70 pupils take to the maypole to showcase their danc
A WOMAN was airlifted to hospital on Saturday after falling from a horse while riding near Grimston. The Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance was called out at about 10.40am to treat and airlift the 23-year-old. Paramedics administered pa
OLYMPIC Triathlon sensations Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee rode into Melton on Friday in support of the Samworth Brothers Charity Challenge 2013. It was their first visit to Samworth Brothers having officially become â€˜Samworth Sporting Starsâ€™, joining a
TV personality Paul O'Grady has visited Mars Petcare, in Waltham, after becoming an ambassador for a new Pedigree campaign. Paul has become the ambassador of Pedigreeâ€™s Feeding Brighter Futures campaign, which pledges to feed one million meals to dogs in
A MELTON businessman who rode with Claire Lomas for part of the way on her 400-mile hand cycle charity effort is lost in admiration for her exhausting feat. Stuart Hall, a partner at B&H Midland Services, pedalled a retro Raleigh Chopper bike for...
SIX Leicestershire police officers will be walking from London to Brighton in one day to raise money for five charities. Theyâ€™re taking part in the 100km London 2 Brighton Challenge on Saturday (May 25) with more than 2,000 walkers who have to complete t
MELTON Council has secured yet another successful benefit fraud prosecution in a string of recent cases over the last few months. Last year alone the council achieved its highest ever number of successful prosecutions (eight) contributing to identifying
DESPITE the late start to spring, I've suddenly started to notice more and more nature around. The bird breeding season is finally underway, migrants have returned from their winters away and pond wildlife is growing fast, writes Kate Humble. Although an
MY advice last month - to always take your binoculars to Melton Country Park - was borne out again recently as was the truism that the great thing about birdwatching is that you never know what you're going to see, writes Richard Cragg. Who would have gu
THE service provided by Tiddlywinks Pre-School, in Tilton-on-the-Hill, was found to be "good' by Ofsted. Interesting and stimulating activities are provided by the three childcare staff members and the 27 children demonstrated high levels of...
PUPILS and teachers at Whissendine Primary School were left highly am-oosed when a blue and white cow turned up at their gate. The life-size fibreglass animal was won by parent of the school Rachel Donovan who entered charity Send a Cowâ€™s online competit
A REGIONAL food and drink festival is being renamed and rebranded to help it celebrate its 10th birthday this year. The East Midlands Food and Drink Festival was inaugurated in 2003 in Melton and to celebrate this connection the festival will now be call
A FATHER whose young son had heart surgery has been inspired to cycle from London to Paris to raise money for a charity which supports parents going through a similar trauma. Paul Robinson hopes to generate Â£3,000 for Heart Link through the ride, which h
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