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Fang-tastic fancy dress contest for children at Melton Town Estate’s Halloween Bonfire Party

Ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night will be gathering in Melton on Halloween when the Town Estate launches its first children’s fancy dress contest.

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Why is the sun and sky such a weird colour?

While Britain braces itself for the possible arrival of Storm Ophelia, here in the east we have been experiencing a hurricane sun.

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(Left to right): Leah Macleod, Tracy Heyes, Emily Bates, Alison Bubb, Jay Horton, Vickie Bailey and sisters Laura Mellors and Stacey Kelly PHOTO: Supplied

Melton care home workers march in Leicester Memory Walk for Alzheimer’s

Workers from a Melton care home have gone the extra mile to raise £400 for Alzheimer’s Society.

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Busy route to close for three days in Vale of Belvoir

Motorists are being warned about the closure of busy roads in the Vale of Belvoir next week.

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Speaker Roger Oakes with Bill Roberts, chairman Rutland and Melton branch RNLI PHOTO: Supplied

Rutland and Melton RNLI’s supporters meet for annual lunch event

One hundred people attended the Rutland and Melton RNLI’s annual fundraising lunch at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel this month.

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Everything you need to know about Storm Ophelia

With Tropical Storm Ophelia currently over parts of the UK, travel operators are warning for disruption and cancellations to ferry and train services.

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The Mayors Cadet, corporal Joseph Roper receiving his badge of duty from Mayor Tejpal Singh Bains PHOTO: Supplied

Mayor’s Cadet will represent young people at civic events in Melton

A new Mayor’s Cadet has been appointed to accompany the Mayor of Melton on official duties in the town.

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Proposals for 280 homes on the Jeld-Wen factory site in Melton, revealed at a public exhibition EMN-171016-123901001

First glimpse at plans for hundreds of homes on Melton factory site

Developers have given Melton residents their first look at a major town centre housing scheme on the site currently occupied by one of the biggest local employers.

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Firefighters alerted to horse stuck in a bog near Melton

Firefighters are attempting to rescue a horse which is stuck in a bog at Holwell.

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The air ambulance in a car park off Scalford Road, on am emergency call-out to a patient with a medical condition on Saturday afternoon EMN-171016-112743001

Air ambulance attends emergency incident in Melton

The air ambulance was scrambled on Saturday afternoon to treat a person with an urgent medical condition.

Health
Resident Chris Fisher (left) hands over a petition to crime commissioner Lord Willy Bach (right) and Melton Council leader, Councillor Joe Orson, calling for action to tackle the recent upsurge in crime in the town EMN-171016-104923001

Police top brass to attend public debate on rising crime in Melton

The county’s crime leaders are coming to Melton next week to take part in a public debate about how to tackle rising levels of crime in the borough.

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Dominic Raab - why tougher penalties for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

Dominic Raab - why tougher penalties for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

In a split second, someone’s life can be changed forever.

Crime

VIDEO: Shocking CCTV footage released to put the brakes on reckless drivers hitting refuse workers

Shocking CCTV footage has been released to help put the brakes on reckless drivers hitting refuse workers as they push past in their cars and mount pavements to avoid bin lorries.

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Netflix is putting its prices up

Netflix set to raise prices for UK users

For the first time in two years online streaming giant, Netflix, has raised its monthly subscription prices for UK customers.

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Melton finalists, from left, Fred Thorpe, Walter Reid, Malcolm Williams, Gerry Sandford with Greg Harlow. EMN-171210-130432002

Melton team reach knockout final

Melton Indoor Bowls Club enjoyed more success on the road when they travelled to Potters Leisure Resort in Norfolk.

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Pets at Home Melton PHOTO: Tim Williams

Free pet workshops at Pets at Home Melton

Parents in Melton are invited to take their children to a series of fun, free workshops at Pets at Home this month (October 16-27).

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Walking netball sessions are run weekly at the Wilton Park courts EMN-171010-144306002

Melton walking netball group receives kit boost

Melton’s walking netballers have been kitted out with new team bibs and competition netballs which have been sponsored by John Southerington and supplied by Melton Sports.

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The brand new fleet of John Deere tractors at Brooksby Melton College PHOTO: Supplied

Brooksby Melton College leases high-spec tractors to help agricultural students on the road to success

A fleet of brand new John Deere tractors have been delivered to Brooksby Melton College (BMC), to help students with their agricultural studies.

Education
The next four weeks are just... well... just wow

Console Corner: Best gaming month for a decade looms large

Gamers are set for what looks like the best month of releases in a decade from Tuesday (October 17).

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Fizzy drinks linked to liver disease in children

Fizzy drinks damaging kids’ livers

A sweetener used in fizzy drinks, cakes, biscuits and ice cream is fuelling a potentially fatal liver disease in children, according to new research.

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