SEVENTY young dancers from Trevonne Stage School in Melton enjoyed the thrill of a lifetime when they performed at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London.
A SPRING craft fair which encourages people to buy locally raised £160 for Whissendine Rainbows and Brownies.
IF it’s the Spring Bank Holiday it must be Glastonbudget Music Festival at Turnpost Farm, Wymeswold, which has been on an upward curve since its launch in 2005.
DESPITE the late start to spring, I’ve suddenly started to notice more and more nature around. The bird breeding season is finally underway, migrants have returned from their winters away and pond wildlife is growing fast, writes Kate Humble.
MY advice last month – to always take your binoculars to Melton Country Park – was borne out again recently as was the truism that the great thing about birdwatching is that you never know what you’re going to see, writes Richard Cragg.
A REGIONAL food and drink festival is being renamed and rebranded to help it celebrate its 10th birthday this year.
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KEEN home bakers young and old are being invited to register for the Big Bake competition which forms a major part of Melton Country Fair on Sunday, July 7, in the town parks.
THE Melton Times’ publisher Johnston Press has reported its first increase in operating profit for nearly seven years in spite of the challenging economic environment.
TICKETS have gone on sale for two popular musical festivals.
A VINTAGE tractor road run will be taking place through the Vale of Belvoir on Saturday leaving Harby at 1pm for a rally at Hickling Canal Basin from 2.30pm to 4pm before returning.
PREPARATIONS are almost complete for an exciting new Spring bank holiday event aimed at filling the void left by Melton Show.
THIS traditional 1930s three bedroom semi-detached home in The Crescent is situated within a popular residential location within walking distance of the town centre.
UK customers can now order one of the world’s most fuel-efficient family cars: the new Golf BlueMotion.
A NEW sporting event started in Melton this week combining athletic ability with brain power.
THE curtain is about to go up on Stamford Shakespeare Company’s 2013 open air season at Tolethorpe Hall in Rutland (just off the A1).
PEOPLE in Melton are being invited to dress like a Duchess and support Rainbow’s Hospice for Children and Young People. Emma, the Duchess of Rutland, has donated three exquisite outfits to Rainbows to sell in its three shops across the region, including the Melton shop in Sherrard Street.
A 100 Plus Club is being launched by the Friends of Romy to support the work of the Romaney Fugill Memorial Fund, Melton’s children’s charity.
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‘IS this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality’. As Queen sang ‘Open your Eyes’, or better still open your ears! There’s quality free entertainment all weekend so please support it, writes Pete Wilkinson.
AN impressive £550 was raised by Melton Lions Club at their annual quiz night.
THE resounding success of a live broadcast of a ballet from Russia has convinced the owners of The Regal Cinema, Melton, to book a whole series of cultural treats.
THREE members of staff at Melton’s Waterfield Leisure Centre are celebrating after being recognised in a company awards scheme.
TICKETS have gone on sale for the Knipfest charity music festival on Sunday, June 29, at Belvoir Cricket Club, Knipton (5pm-midnight).
MELTON Theatre has snapped up a prestigious booking which will see That’ll Be The Day at the venue in the autumn.
PERFORMING arts students and theatre lovers in Melton are being invited to see De Montfort University’s theatre society present Alan Ayckbourn’s A Chorus of Disapproval on Saturday, May 18 (7.30pm), at Holy Trinity Church, Turner Street, Leicester (sat nav LE1 6WY).
ALFA Romeo has launched the Alfa MiTo Live, a new limited edition of 250, that combines safety and technology with a passion for music.
SADDLERS Court is a purpose-built development for the over 55s located close to the town centre.
TOURISM and the local economy in the Vale of Belvoir could get a huge boost as thousands of caravanners prepare to descend on Belvoir Castle for a major four-day event this month.
THE Melton Times is turning the spotlight on sports and leisure clubs across the borough.
Fiat has just announced the introduction of a striking new limited edition version of its popular Punto supermini, the Punto Jet Black.
THIS was a tough assignment. And an easy one, too. Like the vast majority of the British population, hubby and I are rather partial to a good curry, writes Rachel Dorsett.
IT’S a great pleasure to bring you this new monthly column which is a place for the arts in all their various and exciting forms, from A to Zumba!
CHAMPAGNE afternoon teas could add even more fizz to Melton’s award-winning Miss B’s Tea Rooms which is celebrating its latest sparkling success.
MELTON Carnegie Museum will be throwing the doors to its Community Archive wide open tomorrow from 2pm to 8pm.
A NEW music cafe bar has opened in Melton adding to the town’s growing cafe culture and vibrant music scene.
IT will be an unusual mixture of ducks, Tigers and a Spitfire at this Sunday’s Wymeswold Duck Races.
PRINCESS Anne is to visit a village dairy today to help mark its centenary year.
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‘Freedom, well that’s just some people talking. Your prison is walking through this world all alone,’ said The Eagles in Desperado. Don’t be alone, make friends with music and find a live band - or six - this weekend, writes Pete Wilkinson.
MAY is Local and Community History Month the aim of which is to increase awareness of local history, promote history in general and encourage all members of the community to participate, writes Anne King.
THE great outdoors, high quality arts and crafts and a major new event in the Vale of Belvoir saw thousands of people enjoy the bank holiday sunshine across the borough.
TOP percussionist Rob Farrer from Hoby (Divine Comedy, Joby Talbot) will be bringing Christian Forshaw and The Sanctuary Ensemble (Classic FM, BBC Radio 3 and Radio 3) home to All Saints Church in the village for a concert this Saturday (7.30pm).
A MEMORIAL concert to celebrate the life of well-known and highly respected Melton musician Bob Taylor will be held at the RAFA Club in Asfordby Road, Melton, on Saturday at 7.45pm.
THE Royal Air Forces Association is inviting all members to a memorial concert to celebrate the life of well-known and highly respected Melton musician Bob Taylor.
JOIN Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High as Brooksby Melton College students present Disney High School Musical On Stage at Melton Theatre on May 23 and 24 (7pm). Tickets cost £7/£5.
THE Beauty Express, opened in March, is a unique one-stop space offering the latest in quick fix glamour writes Natalie Webb.
FAMILIES in Melton are being invited to join a free programme where they can get hands-on in the kitchen together and look forward to a healthier future.
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