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Weekend Picks: Melton Mowbray Food Festival

Melton Mowbray Food Festival: Sat 1st - Sun 2nd Oct (The Cattle Market, Melton Mowbray)

Credit: Leicester Shire Promotions Ltd / Melton Mowbray Food Festival

Organisers say they are expecting record numbers at the Melton Mowbray Food Festival this weekend.

More than 160 food and drink producers from across the East Midlands, UK and Ireland are expected to exhibit at this year’s event.

Now in its 13th consecutive year, the Festival is one of the largest in the Midlands.

As well as the old favourites including the world-famous Melton Mowbray Pork Pies and Stilton Cheese, all produced locally, there will be many new stands with delicious food and drink for people to see, taste and buy.”

– Matthew O’Callaghan, Melton Mowbray Food Partnership

For times, prices and more information: www.meltonmowbrayfoodfestival.co.uk

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Hero officer commended for road-ram rescue

A police officer who brought an unconscious mother's car to a halt by ramming it into a motorway safety barrier has been commended by his Chief Constable. PC Pattison was forced to intervene to save the woman, and a young child who was in the back seat, after seeing her "staring at the roof" of her vehicle with her head thrown back.

The "tactical contact" near East Midlands Airport yesterday was authorised after officers were alerted by other motorists who had seen the Peugeot collide with the central reservation on the nearby A42. Leicestershire Chief Constable Simon Cole said:

"On a daily basis officers are called to a variety of scenarios, often involving no criminal activity, and are required to put their lives at risk in order to protect the public. I am immensely proud of the officers involved and want to thank them for their bravery in bringing this incident to a swift and safe conclusion."

– Leicestershire Chief Constable Simon Cole

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