Fans of the Flying Scotsman are being urged to keep off the tracks as it travels through Kettering and Melton Mowbray today.Read the full story ›
An investigation has been launched after reports a number of visitors to Twinlakes Park in Leicestershire have fallen ill.Read the full story ›
A paralysed athlete who completed the London Marathon with the aid of a special motorised suit has been banned from a 10k charity run.Read the full story ›
Claire Lomas raised £500,000 for spinal injury research when she took part in the London Marathon four years ago.Read the full story ›
Great British Festival of Pies: Sat 12th March (Market Place, Melton Mowbray)
This Saturday some of the best pie makers in the country will be hoping to be crowned Supreme Champion in the Great British Pie Festival grand finale.
Pie producers will be coming to Melton Mowbray showcasing their multi-award winning game and meat pies to deliciously sweet fruit pies. There’ll also be an opportunity for visitors to buy the finest pies that the country has to offer at the festival. There’ll be live music and dancing to keep visitors entertained throughout.
“We are hoping that the event will become the grand finale of both British Pie Week and the British Pie Awards, by providing the public with the opportunity to buy some of the UK’s most acclaimed pies. We will be hijacking the Market Place to celebrate everything that’s good about pies !”
For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.britishpieawards.co.uk
A church in Leicestershire has managed to go much beyond the 1000 trees target at their Christmas Tree Festival.Read the full story ›
A tipper truck driver has been jailed after the lorry he was driving rolled killing his 12-year-old son.Read the full story ›
A former soldier from Leicestershire says he has considered suicide, because of a rare neurological condition for which there is no cure.Read the full story ›
A state-of-the-art equine rehabilitation centre has been officially opened by the Princess Royal at Brooksby Melton College in Leicestershire today.
Along with unveiling a commemorative plaque to mark the opening of the facility, Princess Anne was given a demonstration of some of the site's new specialist equipment.
Students from the college said it was great to get the Royal seal of approval.
The British Pie Awards are underway today. The upper crust of the baking world have filled us in on their tricks of the trade...Read the full story ›