Annual Melton charity fundraiser in memory of Bobby Barnard to go ahead on Sunday

A third annual fundraising day in memory of a stillborn baby boy will go ahead on Sunday in Melton.

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Scalford burglar steals cancer charity collection box

A burglar made off with a charity collection box containing a substantial amount of money in a raid on a Scalford tea shop.

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Melton businesses urged to paint the town red

Shopkeepers and other business owners in Melton are being urged to dress their window with a red theme next month for a competition which will form part of a new town centre community event.

The Boat licensees Mick and Laura Jackson, along with their son Frazer and daughter Louise, are presented wiith a framed certificate by Melton CAMRA chairman Kevin Billson after being named Melton CAMRA pub of the Year 2017 EMN-170522-105040001

Melton pub celebrates top award

Licensees at The Boat in Melton are celebrating after being named the town’s best pub in a pretigious annual awards scheme organised by the local branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

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Youngsters at Hickling Pastures Pea Pod Day Nursery celebrate Outdoor Classroom Day

Pea Pod Day Nursery children at Hickling Pastures swapped books for nature last Thursday.

Tom Hazeldine and Rebecca Watts, who are Cub Scout Leaders in the 4th Melton Mowbray Darwin Cubs, show off their Queens Scout Awards, the highest achievable youth award in Scouting EMN-170516-102612001

Melton Scouts celebrate remarkable double achievement

Two young people from Melton are celebrating a remarkable double achievement - attaining both the Queen’s Scout Award - the highest accolade available - and passing the prestigious Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Youngsters practise some light saber skills PHOTO: Supplied

Melton families feel The Force at church’s Star Wars activities morning

Star Wars fans really felt The Force on Saturday at the latest activities morning held by St Mary’s Church, in Melton Borough Council offices, at Parkside.

Nick Holden, licensee at The Geese and Fountain, who is giving free beer to customers who register to vote in the General Election EMN-170516-161444001

Village pub gives away free beer to customers who register to vote in General Election

Free beer is on offer at a village pub to encourage more people to register to vote in next month’s General Election.

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Dove Cottage’s It’s a Knockout popular at Vale of Belvoir fete

Hundreds of people went along in the beautiful sunshine to Dove Cottage’s summer fete on Sunday.

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Campaign aims to protect town park’s wildlife

A campaign has been launched at Melton Country Park to prevent its enjoyment being spoiled and wildlife being displaced as a result of planned housing developments along its perimeter.

How to beat cravings

Psychologist offers cheats for everyday cravings like cheese and sugar

A leading food psychologist has revealed ways to beat our favourite cravings like salt, cheese and coffee - with a series of healthy substitutes.

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Owner Alison Blythe shows Alan and Carole Hewitt around the flower beds with horticultural expert Christina Moulton PHOTO: Tim Williams

Melton’s Tresillian House gets big crowds to first open garden of the year

Garden lovers enjoyed the handiwork put in at a Melton garden for the first time this year on Sunday.

Sarah Hamblin puts her Mexican Xolo through its paces on the dog agility course at the 2016 Party in the Park event in Melton's Play Close
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Family event hopes to recreate ‘feel of Melton Show’

Organisers of a fledgling family event are aiming to turn it into a modern day experience to rival Melton Day, which attracted crowds of 25,000 people in the 1980s and 1990s.

Free meals for Macmillan nurses in Melton PHOTO: Supplied

The Welby pub in Melton offers Macmillan nurses free weekly meals in May

A Melton pub is offering Macmillan nurses a free meal every Sunday throughout May to thank them for their hard work.

Race organiser John Clayton watches on as Alexia and Khloe Vernon and Eliza Benton go hen racing PHOTO: Tim Williams

Hundreds attend lively Rotary family fun day in Scalford

A lively, well supported, family fun day, organised by Melton Aurora Rotary Club, was held at Scalford, on Sunday.

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Crowds converge on Melton for the nation’s biggest cheese fair

A bumper Sunday turnout more than made up for a sluggish attendance the previous day as cheese lovers converged on Melton at the weekend.

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McDonald’s will roll out its new UK home delivery service this summer

Hold onto your hats fast food lovers - you will soon to be able to have your Big Mac and McFlurry delivered straight to your front door.

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The Italian market added a continental atmosphere to the Market Place PHOTO: Tim Williams

Authentic Italian flavours lift post-Easter blues in Melton

Giant pizzas, freshly baked bread and mouthwatering meats tempted shoppers to Melton’s first Italian market on Sunday.

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Hundreds of youngsters take part in annual Melton Scout parade

Crowds lined the streets in Melton town centre to applaud hundreds of Cubs, Scouts and Beavers in the annual St George’s Day parade yesterday (Sunday).

This picture features several of the Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Fansite team and ex Central Television Crew members who worked on creating the show.
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Auf Wiedersehn Pet fans fail in their bid to buy iconic Vale of Belvoir pub

Plans by fans of 1980s’ TV show Auf Wiedersehn Pet to buy a Vale of Belvoir pub which featured in the series have failed.

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