A cafe owner from the Leicestershire town famous for its pork pies has come up with a new twist on the famous delicacy - pork pie soup.
Two men jailed for attempting to burgle a farm in Melton Mowbray, during which the householder shot at them with a legally-held shotgun.
A man from Leicester has admitted taking part in a break-in at a remote farmhouse in which gunshots were fired.
Leicestershire Police has issued the following comment after 18-year-old Jack Buckley admitted the manslaughter of his best friend Ryan Morrell, whose car was torched after a music festival in July.
Detective Superintendent Matt Hewson, who led the investigation said:
“The consequences in this horrific incident are that a person has lost his life.
“Two families have been torn apart by the events that night - not just the family of Ryan, who have to face life without him, but also the family of Buckley.
“I hope today’s plea will go some way to helping Ryan’s family to move forward and start to rebuild their lives.”
A teenager has admitted killing one of his best friends after setting fire to a car in which he was sleeping.
The body of Ryan Morrell, who was 18, and from Melton Mowbray, was found inside the burnt out vehicle in the village of Frisby-on-the-Wreake by firefighters in July last year.
The teenager had earlier attended the Fristock Music Festival with friends.
Jack Buckley, who is 18 and also from Melton Mowbray, admitted manslaughter at Lincoln Crown Court today.
He is due to be sentenced later this month.
A cheese produced in the East Midlands has been named as the Best in Britain.
Colston Basset Dairy, near Melton Mowbray, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and capped it off by claiming the the prize for their Stilton Cheese, at the 2013 World Cheese Awards.
Two hundred new military dog kennels have been opened today by Princess Anne, at the Animal Defence Centre in Melton Mowbray. Major Steve Leavis, from the centre, is pleased with the new facility and how 'staff-friendly' they are.
Princess Royal has met with officers and been shown around the new facilities at the Animal Defence Centre in Leicestershire.
The Princess officially opened the new military dog kennels there, at a ceremony this morning.
Princess Anne is visiting The Woodland Trust's Jubilee Woods project in Leicestershire today.
The Princess is opening the Paralympic Grove, where one million trees will be planted to celebrate Team GB's success in the 2012 Paralympic Games.
Paralympic champion swimmer Ellie Simmonds is also at the event, where Princess Anne will plant an Oak tree, as a lasting legacy.
Princess Anne was in Leicestershire this morning to officially open new military kennel blocks at the Defence Animal Centre in Melton Mowbray.
The new blocks can accommodate 200 dogs and have a specially designed acoustic roof which reduces the noise of barking.
The dogs at the centre are trained for use in action in places such as Iraq and Afghanistan.
Princess Anne's visit comes after the Ministry of Defence has been criticised for putting down some military dogs once their term of service has ended.
New military dog kennel blocks at Melton Mowbray, east Leicestershire, are due to be officially opened by Princess Anne today.
The Princess Royal, who in Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, will inspect the new kennels as well as watch a series of dog demonstrations.
The three new kennel blocks can house 200 dogs, and have been designed to reduce noise levels.
They also feature thermostatically-controlled heating, extractor fans and lighting.
When Lisa Mattox took her five year old daughter to hospital, doctors initially said there was nothing wrong with her. In fact, she had a brain tumour.
Courtney Mattox has since had the tumour removed, but her mother claims that if she hadn't challenged doctors, Courtney might not be alive today.
Earlier this week, another cancer victim told ITV Central she'd also had her concerns ignored.
Phil Brewster reports.
As we saw at Margaret Thatcher's funeral recently, nobody does a state occasion quite like the British, and the horses of the Household Cavalry and King's Troop are always guaranteed to please the crowds.
Of course the days of horses on the battlefield are long gone, but the military takes the training and welfare of its ceremonial horses every bit as seriously as it did when they were its main mode of transport.
Callum Watkinson has been for a look around the centre where the horses go through their basic training.