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Console Corner: Deus Ex Mankind Divided review

Deus Ex has you spoilt for choice.

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Coca-Cola bottle ‘most iconic packaging’

Coca-Cola bottle ‘most iconic packaging’

The Cola-Cola glass bottle has been voted as the most iconic packaging on the UK’s shelves.

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Hurdy-Gurdy man Paul Baker provides some medieval minstrel accompaniment  PHOTO: Tim Williams

Poor weather didn’t deter crowds at Eastwell Fete

Blustery conditions failed to dampen spirits at a happy and lively 23rd Eastwell fete.

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Emma Joy and Zara Pollock trying polocrosse 
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Summer camp fun for Belvoir Pony Club juniors

The Belvoir Pony Club held their annual junior summer camp on the Buckminster Estate recently.

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Carol Klein and Nick Hamilton open the new winter border
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Carol Klein opens Geoff Hamilton border at Barnsdale Gardens

TV gardener Carol Klein opened the new Geoff Hamilton Border at Barnsdale Gardens to a wonderful turnout at the beginning of the month.

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Belvoir Brewery director/head brewer Colin Brown with a bottle of their Blue Brew and copy of the new book EMN-160816-133317001

Belvoir Brewery’s Stilton beer makes new book on world’s craziest ales

A strange beer brewed at Belvoir Brewery, using a by-product from the Stilton cheese-making process, has won international acclaim by featuring in a new book.

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Toasting the occasion, from left, are Shelagh Core (Melton Mowbray BID manager), Dinah Rudman (former chairman of the civic society), Dinah Hickling (senior townwarden) and Sarah Martin Browne (owner of Whitehouse Photography) EMN-160816-121504001

Melton’s Old Courthouse in Church Street is honoured with Blue Plaque award

One of Melton’s oldest buildings has been honoured after being awarded a coveted Blue Plaque by the now disbanded Melton and District Civic Society.

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Alex Baker, Sam Hopwood and Jack Hoare in charge of Charlie Hudson's leg waxing 
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Teenagers in Melton raise cash for two good causes

Teenagers with a heart for the community in Melton have raised funds for charity.

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Grandparents to the rescue over school summer holidays

Grandparents to the rescue over school summer holidays

More than half of the UK’s grandparents are planning to look after their grandchildren over the next few weeks, according to a recent survey.

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Crowds flocked to PieFest at Melton Cattle Market to sample a tempting variety of pies, pastries and bread EMN-160815-093216001

Thousands of people flock to Melton’s first-ever PieFest event

Thousands of pie lovers flocked to Melton Cattle Market over the weekend for PieFest - the latest addition to the town’s event calendar.

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How to avoid making yourself a crime target with your social media posts

How to avoid making yourself a crime target with your social media posts

Social media can increasingly tell potential burglars information that will make their job much easier.

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Roger Stocks accepts his vouchers for The Crescent on behalf of wife Christine from judge Barry Cook PHOTO: Tim Williams

The best allotment keepers in Melton! Winners, take a bow

Some of the most dedicated green-fingered gardners behind the best kept allotments in Melton have been honoured at an awards night recently.

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Value of tourism to county hits record high according to latest figures

Leicester Shire Promotions has announced that the value of tourism to Leicester and Leicestershire has grown for the seventh consecutive year to reach a record high of £1.675 billion.

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Maisie Spencer-Watling makes her mask with Wildlife Trust educational officer Zaheera Iqbal 
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Children get closer to nature at building society’s fun craft day

A number of wildlife themed fun crafts were enjoyed by youngsters who popped into the the town’s Melton Mowbray Building Society branch with their parents recently.

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The A606 at Broughton Hill is still closed to northbound traffic since the landslip on June 22 EMN-161108-113941001

Landslip-hit A606 set for further closure during works

Works to rectify the landslip on Broughton Hill, on the A606 between Ab Kettleby and Nether Broughton, are expected to start next month.

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Wireless hack can unlock 100m Volkswagens

Wireless hack ‘can unlock 100m Volkswagens’

Security researchers claim to have uncovered a vulnerability in the locking systems of Volkswagen cars that could leave up to 100 million vehicles exposed to break-ins.

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Countryfile presenter Charlotte Smith filmed with Dickinson & Morris' Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe in Melton this week for a forthcoming episode EMN-161008-114154001

Popular BBC show Countryfile returns to Melton

Popular BBC One show Countryfile returned to Melton this week, filming at Dickinson & Morris’ Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe for a forthcoming episode.

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Saskia Roberts and her friend Summer Batchelor-Schofield busy checking off their list on the Jungle Trail 
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Chidlren take a walk on the wildside at Melton Museum

The animal kingdom became the focus of attention for youngsters at Melton’s Carnegie Museum last week.

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A hive of activity in the Melton by the Sea sandpit 
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Melton enjoys a taste of the seaside at town’s beach party

For three days in succession hundreds of parents and kids got a taste of the seaside when the beach came to Melton last week.

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Awards joy for Colston Bassett Dairy at two major competitions

Colston Bassett Dairy is celebrating its successes in two high profile competitions.

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