On the menu: Pork pie soup

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.

Melton Mowbray burglars sentenced

Two men jailed for attempting to burgle a farm in Melton Mowbray, during which the householder shot at them with a legally-held shotgun.

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Meet the Wright family... they could be the oldest in the world

The Wright family have a combined age of 1,115 years Credit: ITV News Central

Meet the Wright family....

16 siblings (10 sisters, 6 brothers)...

They have 44 children, 46 grandchildren an 5 great grandchildren between them....

And have a combined age of 1,115 years.

*But are they the oldest siblings in the world? *

The family who live in Long Clawson near Melton Mowbray think they might be.

The 16 siblings were born between 1934 and 1952 to James Wright and his wife Florence. Their first child died aged six months.

Ken (80), Marion (78), Joyce (77), Leslie (75), Joan (74), Malcolm (73), Margery (72), Kathleen (69), Barbara (68), John (67), Pat (66), Ellen (65), David and Sylvia (twins, 64), Janet (62), Clifford (61).

They family have now been invited to apply for a Guinness World Record.

Caught on CCTV: Suspect wanted over alleyway robbery

A CCTV image of a man wanted in connection with a vicious attack on a pensioner has been released by police.

The man was spotted on camera just moments before the woman was dragged into an alleyway and robbed as she walked down the street with friends.

This is the man wanted in connection with the brutal attack on the pensioner
This is the man wanted in connection with the brutal attack on the pensioner Credit: Leicestershire Police

The attack happened shortly before 8pm on December 22.

The woman suffered minor injuries in the attack, and was robbed of her bag which contained a Radley brown leather purse, Kia car keys which were on a ballet shoe keyring, bank and personal cards and a Samsung mobile telephone.


Shocking CCTV of 75-year-old woman being dragged into alleyway

Shocking CCTV of the moment a 75-year-old woman was dragged into an alleyway and robbed in a Leicestershire street has been released by police.

The lady was walking with friends along Sherrard Street, Melton Mowbray, when the man grabbed her from behind, dragging her to the ground and into a nearby alleyway.

Detectives say the woman escaped serious injury in the attack - which happened just three days before Christmas - but her phone, personal bank cards and keys were taken.

Anyone with information on the man seen in the CCTV is urged to call police on 101.

Police: 'Two lives torn apart by events that night'

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.”

Teen admits killing best friend after torching his car

18-year-old Ryan Morrell from Melton Mowbray died in July 2013 Credit: Leicestershire Police

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 scene where the burnt-out car was found Credit: ITV News Central

The teenager had earlier attended the Fristock Music Festival with friends.

Jack Buckley today admitted the manslaughter of his best friend Ryan Morrell Credit: Leicestershire Police

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.

Police presence in Frisby on the Wreake Credit: ITV News Central

Best of British for Leicestershire cheese

A cheese produced in the East Midlands has been named as the Best in Britain.

Colsten Bassett Dairy's Stilton Cheese, has been voted the Best Cheese in Britain... Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.


Princess Anne to plant tree for woodland project

Princess Anne is visiting The Woodland Trust's Jubilee Woods project in Leicestershire today.

Princess Ann gives a speech at a previous woodland event Credit: Alastair Grant/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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 opens new dog kennels in Leicestershire

Princess Anne checking out the kennels Credit: ITV News Central

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 royal visitor talks to officers Credit: ITV News Central

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.

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