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Melton real ale and cider festival a barrel of laughs

Plenty of revellers flocked to enjoy a cold one at Melton Mowbray Beer and Cider Festival.

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Melton CAMRA chairman Kevin Billson presents Tim Giddens with a Merit Award PHOTO: David Eatherington

Melton CAMRA toasts micro-pub Gas Tap

The Melton Mowbray branch of CAMRA (The Campaign For Real Ale) has presented a Merit Award to Tim Giddens at the Gas Tap in Burton Street.

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Call of Duty fund to help veterans expands support to the UK

Call of Duty fund to help veterans expands support to the UK

The Call of Duty Endowment, a fund launched off the back of one of the world’s most popular video game franchises, will be supporting UK veterans.

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The vacant Bargain Buys unit in Sherrard Street, Melton, which has been earmarked for a new cafe/bar EMN-171209-161413001

Plans unveiled for new cafe and bar venue in Melton

Plans have been unveiled to open an all-day continental-style cafe and bar in Melton.

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Fundraisers with manager Max Noad and a Hungry Horse outside The Welby pub PHOTO: Tim Williams

Family fun day at The Welby pub in Melton collects hundreds for Leicestershire Down’s Syndrome Group

Community spirit was shown at a Melton pub’s charity fundraiser on Saturday, which collected £537 for Leicestershire Down’s Syndrome Group.

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Members of the Melton Police Cadet unit receive the award for Volunteer Police Cadet Unit of the Year at the annual Volunteers in Policing Awards EMN-170822-114816001

Leaders sought to help Melton’s police cadets

Cadet leaders are being sought by Leicestershire Police to help run sessions in Melton.

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Phoebe Howe makes friends with a South African Pygmy Falcon PHOTO: Tim Williams

Families enjoy Melton Learning Hub’s fete

An assault course and football tournament were on offer at Melton Learning Hub’s fete.

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Variety is the spice for younger tea drinkers

Variety is the spice for younger tea drinkers

While builder’s tea - milk, two sugars - may be the stereotypical cuppa for most Brits, it seems that younger consumers are more adventurous in their leaf of choice.

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Strongman Mighty Smith heaves a tractor across the main arena PHOTO: Tim Williams

Fete fun in Eastwell popular again

A jam-packed programme of entertainment was enjoyed by visitors to Eastwell Fete on Saturday.

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Youngsters and their elders make the most of The Community Family Lunch Project PHOTO: Supplied

Melton lunch project cooks up a treat for families

A project that aims to show care for the local community, by providing nutritious meals, physical activities and healthy eating advice for Melton families, has proved popular again during the school summer holidays this year.

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A glass of wine or pint of beer a day ‘can help people to live longer’

A glass of wine or pint of beer a day ‘can help people to live longer’

A glass of wine or pint of beer a day can help people to live longer, according to new research.

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RESTAURANT REVIEW: New Caribbean restaurant ticks many boxes but summer children’s menu swings it

Having been to a very enjoyable preview night at Turtle Bay before it opened in June, I could name half a dozen reasons to return.

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Billy Kevan, dairy manager at Colston Bassett tests the cheese PHOTO: Supplied

More prize success for Colston Bassett Dairy at the Great Taste Awards

Colston Bassett Dairy’s impressive winning streak at prize-giving food events has continued.

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One in ten UK holidaymakers stopped at airports due to misplaced tech

One in ten UK holidaymakers stopped at airports due to misplaced tech

More than one in ten UK holidaymakers have misplaced an electronic device in their luggage, resulting in them being stopped by airport security, according to a new report.

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The seaside comes to Melton again PHOTO: Tim Williams

A wave of enthusiasm at Melton by the Sea

The good old British seaside came to Melton last week and was met by a wave of enthusiasm from local people.

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Revd Kevin Ashby walking the plank PHOTO: Supplied

Shiver me timbers! What a week for children at Melton Mowbray Team Parish’s pirate themed holiday club

Yo, ho, ho! It was fun all the way at this year’s Melton Mowbray Team Parish holiday club (August 7 to 11).

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The Police Cadets pictured with cadet leaders Oliver Wood and Andrea Kemp were on hand to meet and greet children PHOTO: Tim Williams

Kids interact with authority figures at Melton youth activity day designed to break down boundaries

Young people in Melton took part in a range of activities at an event where they got to see members of the emergency services and the borough council in a different light.

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Colston Bassett Dairy given two major honours at International Cheese Awards

Colston Bassett Dairy is celebrating its successes at the world championships.

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Lottery players urged to check for £52 million jackpot EuroMillions ticket

Lottery players urged to check for £52 million jackpot EuroMillions ticket

Somewhere in the UK is a EuroMillions ticket that could make the lucky holder as rich as Ed Sheeran or Gareth Bale - but the £51.7 million jackpot remains unclaimed after a week.

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Sisters Scarlett and Holly Measures get set to go dinosaur racing PHOTO: Tim Williams

Melton museum goes back in time with dinosaur week

Melton Carnegie Museum has unleashed all kinds of reptilian mayhem in the last few days for children.

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