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Pet lovers celebrate as Melton is named the UK’s most dog-friendly town

Pet lovers in Melton are celebrating after the town was today (Saturday) named as the most dog-friendly in the UK.

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Nikola Dolphin-Rowland, with son Joseph, who is raising �2,000 for CLIC Sargent for supporting the family from when he was diagnosed with cancer almost 20 years ago EMN-171020-094305001

Melton mum gives back to cancer charity which has supported her family for nearly 20 years

A Melton mum is raising thousands of pounds for a cancer charity as a gesture of thanks for supporting her family after her toddler son was diagnosed with the disease almost 20 years ago.

Health
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Members of Melton church celebrate £21,000 grant donation

Funds for the major renovation project at Melton’s St Mary’s Church have been topped up with a £21,000 grant from a charity trust.

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Woman injured and dog believed killed after collision with lorry in Melton

A woman suffered leg injuries and her dog was believed to have been killed when they were in collision with a lorry in Melton town centre yesterday afternoon (Wednesday).

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Mounted officers from the Defence Animal Centre, Melton, taking part in the 2016 Remembrance Day parade through Melton EMN-171018-110750001

MP enters row over Melton poppy parade

Melton’s MP has blasted the ‘stupid bureaucracy’ which means organisers of the town’s Remembrance Sunday parade must raise hundreds of pounds to organise it because the police do not have the resources to get involved.

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The broken pieces of the goals after they were vandalised at the Melton Foxes JFC club HQ on Saxby Road, Melton EMN-171018-104933001

Vandals and thieves target Melton junior football club

Young footballers at a Melton junior football club have been left reeling after vandals smashed up their goals and thieves stole their machinery for cutting the grass.

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Ashleigh Woods with son Jack, who has had four open heart surgeries because of a congenital condition EMN-171013-115858001

Melton couple’s anguish over benefit cuts for son with heart condition

A Melton couple have been left reeling by the loss of £1,500 a month in benefits for their seven-year-old son who suffers from a heart defect.

Health
Melton BID manager Shelagh Core, chair Sarah Browne and Councillor Malise Graham, chairman of the Melton Safer Partnership group show off the 'Ask for Angela' campaign posters, one of the initiatives which has helped the town retain its coveted Purple Flag status EMN-171018-170611001

If you feel threatened on a night out in Melton just ‘ask for Angela’

People on a night out in Melton who get caught up in an intimidating or threatening situation are being urged to use a special coded phrase to alert pub, club or restaurant staff.

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Melton woman Amy Young, who was killed in a road collision in August 2016 EMN-171018-123616001

Family’s moving tribute to Melton woman killed in road collision

The family of a Melton woman who died in a road accident have talked about their anguish at living without her after a 23-year-old man was jailed for causing her death.

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Hundreds of responses received for Melton bypass consultation

Hundreds of responses were received in the consultation into the route for the planned £100 million Melton Distributor Road.

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Firefighters alerted after arsonists set fire to digger in village field

Arsonists caused severe damage to a digger after setting it alight in a village field last night (Tuesday).

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Arriva buses announce changes to routes EMN-171017-174608001

Quicker bus service for Melton passengers travelling to Leicester

Bus passengers will be able to travel quicker from Melton to Leicester, and vice versa, from next month.

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Ellie Clarke, a Melton nurse who is volunteering at a hospital in Africa EMN-171017-154617001

Melton nurse to fulfill her African ‘lifelong dream’

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Melton fly-tippers warned they are putting lives at risk

Fly-tippers who blocked a road on the outskirts of Melton have been warned that they are potentially putting lives at risk.

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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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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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Carla Fox is receives a 'the chief constables commendation for outstanding work' from Leicestershire Chief Constable Simon Cole EMN-171013-122231001

Special police awards for Vale of Belvoir duo

Two volunteers have been given prestigious awards for their work supporting Melton police officers.

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