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Dogs Trust gears up for its family fun day at Wymeswold’s Turnpost Farm

It’s a case of all paws on deck at Dogs Trust Loughborough as the team and four-legged friends get ready for their summer family fun day on Sunday (July 30).

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Melton Folk Festival and Craft Fair - August 6 PHOTO: Supplied

Discover a new genre of music at Melton Folk Festival and Craft Fair

A new event which will aim to steer people towards liking a new genre of music is coming to Melton next month.

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Willa has high hopes of a place in the GB team

Three day eventer Willa Newton is in the mix for a possible place with the British team for the European Championships in Strzegom, Poland in August.

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Fete fun at Ashwell isn’t one to miss

Visitors to Ashwell village fete and dog show can expect to find entertainment for all age groups.

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The University of Northampton is a prime target for cyber hackers, a study by Johnston Press investigations has found.

Cybercrime - the UK’s rising and most prevalent crime

Cyber crime is rapidly rising and experts warn it is reaching epidemic levels as criminals use the Internet as a tool for a multitude of fraudulent activities.

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The latest sports news for the Hemel area

Comfortable win for Blankney Golf Club as Stoke’s away woes mount

Blankney Golf Club’s Seniors beat Stoke Rochford this week.

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The latest sports news for the Hemel area

Opening challenges excite boss Hendey as Town set to face top-five opposition

Steve Hendey believes Melton Town have been given the perfect opportunity to show the rest of the league that his side mean business.

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Summer series win for Middy’s Haywood

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Striders scale Scafell on high trail run

Members of Stilton Striders Running Club completed England’s highest trail Marathon on Sunday, July 9.

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Police investigate after tools theft from van in Syston

Police are investigating after tools were stolen from a van parked in Syston.

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Are you brave enough to take on the Big 6 Challenge at Alton Towers? Photo - Alton Towers.

Want to get into Alton Towers for free? You’ll need a strong stomach....

Ever fancied a free day out at Alton Towers? Well here’s how - but only if you’re brave enough!

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Eileen Bagguley outside the Carpenters Arms, at Six Hills, which provides residential rehabillitation for men suffering from addictions EMN-170721-133008001

£100,000 needed to help more recovering addicts at new hostel near Melton

Fundraising has started to raise £100,000 to double the number of rooms for men recovering from addictions at a new charity hostel.

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Tractor and trailer tip over on Shoby bends near Asfordby

Emergency services were alerted this afternoon (Friday) after a tractor and trailer overturned on the Shoby bends near Asfordby.

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VIDEO: Mother films terrifying scene inside plane as it dropped towards the sea

A terrified mother has revealed how “all hell broke loose” as the plane she was travelling on dropped towards the sea.

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Ina and Peter Scott from Melton Community First Responders, and Val Drake, Jess Dixon and Malise Graham from the Melton and District branch of the Friends of Rainbows Hospice, collect their cheques from last year's Mayor and Mayoress David and Maureen Wright PHOTO: Tim Williams

Former Mayor is welcomed back to celebrate fundraising efforts

The former Mayor of Melton was welcomed back to celebrate his efforts in raising £6,648.80 for his two chosen charities during his year in office.

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Drop-in events start across the borough for Melton Local Plan consultation

Drop-in events to discuss the latest proposed changes to the Melton Local Plan will begin next week.

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Plans have been scrapped to electrify railway routes in Leicestershire

A decision to scrap plans to electrify Midland Mainline railway routes in this region could damage the local economy, critics have claimed.

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9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

Nine lifestyle and environmental changes starting in childhood could prevent a third of dementia cases according to an international study.

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NEWSFLASH: New Whissendine county councillor elected

Independent candidate Ian Arnold has been elected as new representative for Whissendine on Rutland County Council.

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Year six leavers from Redmile Primary School PHOTO: Supplied

Year six leavers from across the Melton borough wave goodbye to their primary schools

Year six from two Melton borough schools have waved goodbye to their peers and teachers for the last time.

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