HUNDREDS of mourners packed into Melton’s St Mary’s Church for the funeral of well-known businessman and keen bowls and golf player Clive Dixon.
VANDALS have destroyed a bench used by residents of Granby House flats and parishioners of Sage Cross Methodist Church in Melton.
Melton Mowbray Town Estate has a long tradition of service to the people of Melton through its management of buildings, land and services and as an employer.
A COOKER was severely damaged after catching alight at a house in Tudor Hill, Melton.
THE Vale of Belvoir Machinery Group provided an unusual spectacle for the public on Saturday by holding a vintage tractor run.
A SCHOOL is one step closer to buying an outdoor playground for its pupils after holding its annual Maypole Fete.
A SPRING craft fair which encourages people to buy locally raised £160 for Whissendine Rainbows and Brownies.
A MELTON businessman who rode with Claire Lomas for part of the way on her 400-mile hand cycle charity effort is lost in admiration for her exhausting feat.
Edward VIII’s first meeting with Mrs Wallis Simpson in a hunting lodge near Melton Mowbray was described to nearly 100 local hunting enthusiasts who packed the lecture room at Melton Carnegie Museum.
THE Melton Times is turning the spotlight on sports and leisure clubs across the borough.
FREEVIEW viewers in the Melton and Waltham areas will need to retune their TV equipment later this month as local airwaves are cleared for the roll-out of faster broadband.
A RECRUITMENT seminar for police specials in Melton and Rutland is to be held on Monday, June 10.
WORRIED residents turned out in force last night (Wednesday, May 15) to voice their fierce opposition to the Asfordby windfarm at a public session as part of the inquiry.
MILLIONS of viewers will get an insight into the daily life at Melton’s Defence Animal Centre (DAC) when a revealing three-part ITV series is screened next month.
A PLANTING event will take place on Saturday to create a wildflower meadow at Melton Country Park.
AN exhibition showing how people lived in Upper Broughton during the 1930s and 1960s will be held for three days from tomorrow.
ANN Botterill of Croxton Kerrial, whose family helped in reviving the Christmas goose market, has died peacefully in a nursing home near Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, aged 72.
A NATURAL burial ground in South Croxton has won a prestigious regional award.
THE deadline for project proposals to spend a £10,000 community cash pot on is on Thursday, May 23.
A YEAR long recruitment drive to find 40 extra foster carers able to offer youngsters a secure and loving home is being launched by Leicestershire County Council.
VILLAGERS at Stathern have their own post office once again after the previous one closed in October last year.
THE Rutland and Melton Cancer Support Group invites those affected by cancer to join and benefit from continuing emotional support, mutual friendship and confidentiality.
YOU don’t have to cope alone - that’s the message of the Rutland and Melton Cancer Support Group.
TWO families united in grief at the loss of their teenage sons, who were passionate about Melton Skatepark, came together for a fundraising event in their memories.
FOLLOWING an appeal in last week’s paper to find out more about Melton’s former Wheatsheaf Pub we have been inundated with information.
MELTON Borough Access Group is looking for new members.
JOANNE Mary Everley married Malcolm Carr at St Mary and All Saints Church in Willoughby-on-the-Wolds.
THE unit leader of the 5th St Mary’s Brownie Group has stepped down after 22 years service.
PLANS to change a former award-winning pub, restaurant and hotel into a mixed housing and office development have been unveiled.
PRINCESS Anne is to visit a village dairy today to help mark its centenary year.
ZUMBA sessions specifically for 14 to 25 year olds will launch tomorrow.
PARALYSED charity hero Claire Lomas is nearing the end of her epic cycle challenge, which will see her cross the finish line at the London Eye on Monday.
A NEW specially-branded real ale is already proving to be a real big-hitter with Egerton Park Cricket Club.
A PLANTING event will take place next Saturday to create a wildflower meadow at Melton Country Park.
RESIDENTS and families at Gretton Court in Melton, who fought a decision to downgrade its status to ‘sheltered accommodation’, are breathing a huge sigh of relief after an agreement was finally reached with Leicestershire County Council.
A NURSERY, pre-school and out of school club has celebrated a successful first year.
STATHERN Post Office is to reopen today at a new location.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW? This picture, of Long Clawson Primary School in the 1950s, was displayed at a recent reunion of Coronation Avenue residents.
A FOOTBALL tournament hosted by the Melton Learning Hub, with the aim of providing positive activities for young people, was enjoyed by over 65 players.
AN environmentally friendly re-homing centre for dogs has been crowned East Midlands Project of the Year by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
A SUCCESSFUL village knitting group has celebrated its fourth birthday with a big party.
A SPRIGHTLY 90-year-old has celebrated her birthday in style with fellow members of Melton’s U3A Line Dancing Group.
A PUBLIC inquiry into proposals to build a wind farm at Asfordby Business Park and the adjoining countryside will begin on Wednesday.
PRIMARY and pre-school children and their families are being invited to take part in an explorer challenge this Bank Holiday weekend.
THE completion of Melton’s new fire station prompted reader Roy Beeken to bring in this picture from 1943.
MELTON Council is reminding residents that there will be no refuse or recycling collections on the two bank holiday Mondays in May.
HOLIDAY accommodation for up to eight people in Turkey and a holiday apartment on the south coast are just two of the fantastic lots which will be up for grabs at an auction of promises being held by Thorpe Arnold Church.
AN Asfordby woman who spent a decade overweight after the sad death of her mum has said that cycling turned her life around.
MORE than 100 people gathered at Rearsby Business Park on Saturday (April 20) to commemorate its links with the production of Leicestershire’s most prominent aircraft - The Auster.
A GARDEN at a Melton care home, for adults with learning disabilities, has been transformed by Melton’s Princes Trust team.
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Weather for Melton
Thursday 23 May 2013
Temperature: 4 C to 9 C
Wind Speed: 20 mph
Wind direction: North west
Temperature: 4 C to 9 C
Wind Speed: 26 mph
Wind direction: North east