News from Melton Mowbray and the surrounding area

Leicestershire and Rutland Police Are Keeping us Safe Throughout Christmas

As 2020 draws to a close we are beginning to make ready for the Christmas season. Possibly, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it will be a Christmas as we have never known before, followed a week later by the New Year. Like previous years, Leicestershire and Rutland police are keeping us safe throughout Christmas. Normally a time for parties, families and friends meeting up, this year is going to be different. In spite of the restrictions, people are being encouraged

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National Lockdown Over

I am immensely grateful to each of you who have adhered to the national lockdown with such a sense of civic duty. The end of restrictions is firmly in sight with the first vaccine being approved this morning. From today we return to the strengthened tier system to maintain our control over COVID-19. This is by no means another lockdown or a renewal of previous measures in England. I am pleased that from today, residents of both Rutland (Tier 2)

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Gagging Order To Be Lifted On Military Personnel

A reckoning is coming for the unpunished abuse of power in our Armed Forces Said MP for Rutland and Melton, Alicia Kearns. Today my colleague Sarah Atherton will launch a subgroup of the Defence Committee to hear evidence from women serving in the Armed Forces about their experiences of bullying, harassment, sexual abuse and rape within the Armed Forces. This is a ground-breaking moment because the Defence Secretary has rightly stepped in to lift the gagging order on serving personnel

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Bird Flu Confirmed at TwinLakes Theme Park

Bird flu has been reported in poultry and captive birds at the Twinlakes theme park in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. DEFRA, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has identified the strain as H5N8 and has put 3 and 10 kilometres Temporary Control Zones in place. The remaining birds are to be humanely culled to prevent the spread of the outbreak. The birds of prey are in a secure accommodation on a different part of the site. Controlled access is

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MELTON POLICE OFFICER INJURED

Melton and Rutland police have released details of a Melton police officer injured after an incident in Thorpe Road, Melton Mowbray After stopping a vehicle the officers tried to talk to the driver. One of the officers, PC Davey Rawlings said “An officer asked the driver to get out of the car”. The driver refused the officers request and started to drive off while the officer was leaning through the driver’s window. The car was eventually stopped and the driver,

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NHS Staff and Key Workers Encouraged to Apply For Free Parking

NHS and health and social care workers are being encouraged to apply for free parking. They are being to encouraged via their employers for a new Government digital parking permit so that they can park for free with no time limits when undertaking official duties. The paper-based permits for the NHS staff, health, social care and NHS volunteer responders will be downloadable and must be displayed in the windscreen of their car. Passes will be made available through NHS Trusts,

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