Kate and Gerry McCann had been married for nine years and had three children when their eldest daughter vanished in May 2007. When Kate went to New Zealand to work in 1996 Gerry ditched his plans for a sabbatical in the US and followed her.
Kyra Cullumbine has been selling lingerie and nightwear for so long on the Friday Market that even she can't remember whether it's 49 or 50 years. But after the birth of her grandson Otto in February and her upcoming 70th birthday in June, she decided the time was right to say goodbye.
Conventional wisdom says Scotch eggs are a picnic food. But who wants to confine their Scotch egg-eating to the short window when weekends and summer weather overlap? We say Scotch eggs are for all weather: for park picnics and al fresco lunches in the summer, and for sharing next to a fireplace at your local pub in the winter.
AN ABBOTS Bromley butcher is celebrating after his pie was named as the third best savoury pie in the country at the British Pie Awards in Melton Mowbray. The pork and Stilton pie has already won several awards, but the latest is its creator's proudest achievement yet.
Rutland Dairy is to launch its first venture into cheese at the Artisan Cheese Fair in Melton Mowbray at the end of the month. The dairy, based at Wilds Lodge Farm near Whissendine, has recently started selling its pasteurised milk direct to customers and has seen significant interest in its product and continuing increase in sales.
Were you ever threatened to read the riot act to you? Did you know that there was an actual riot act to be read? In 18th century England, when a group of people gathered together, they were considered a threat to the peace of the community. In situations like these, an official would read a portion of the Riot Act to the mob to break up the gathering and return to their homes.
Well Vale in West Street received two silver medals and one bronze medal at the ninth annual event held in Melton Mowbray. It is fantastic to gain medals at this highly prestigious event, showing that our pies are good enough to compete with the best pies in the country Silver medals were awarded in the Steak and Kidney Pie Class and the Chicken and Other Meat Pie class for their chicken, bacon, mushroom and leek pie.