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Tesco to cut petrol and diesel prices by 2p ahead of Mother’s Day

Tesco is to cut the cost of petrol and diesel by two pence per litre at all of its petrol stations this afternoon, Friday March 24.

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Melton borough councillor Leigh Higgins outside The Fox Inn at Thorpe Satchville and villagers who want to see it reopen as a viable business EMN-170322-145520001

Villagers fear future if pub fails to reopen

Residents say their village will die unless its vacant pub is reopened as a viable business.

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The Jo Malone candle, left, with one of the Aldi candle's, right.

Aldi candles selling for big money on eBay after selling out nationwide within hours

A collection of Aldi Mother’s Day candles are being flogged for up to 11 times the retail price on eBay, after being compared to luxury bath and body brand Jo Malone, and selling out in just minutes.

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Lindt recall

Lindt Easter eggs recalled over health risk

Two Easter eggs, made by a popular premium chocolate brand have been recalled after it was revealed that they could pose a health risk to some customers.

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Channel 4 TV casting call for kids from Melton

Channel 4 TV casting call for kids from Melton

A popular TV show is looking for children to take part in a new Channel 4 TV series.

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Pauline Moulds, who has died aged 72 after a short battle with cancer EMN-170320-173841001

Tributes paid to well known Melton hairdresser who has died aged 72

Tributes have been paid to a woman who was a hairdresser in Melton for 57 years who has died after a short battle with cancer.

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MV16 student Tom Madigan, who has qualified to fly a light aircraft solo at the age of 18, four years after gaining his glider pilot's licence EMN-170315-170249001

Melton student celebrates rare double flying feat

Few 18-year-olds are qualified to fly solo in an aircraft and a glider like Tom Madigan.

Transport
New owner Atul Dawda outside the old Bricklayer's Arms in Melton EMN-170313-172415001

Restaurant owner’s anger over ‘massive’ new billboard next to his Melton business

A restaurateur who is spending £175,000 converting a derelict Melton pub is angry that a huge new advertising billboard has been erected adjacent to it.

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What national insurance is – and where it goes

What national insurance is – and where it goes

A tax called national insurance has become the centre of a row within Britain’s ruling Conservative Party

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Vic Uttley, owner of Langham-based Rutland Roots EMN-171003-144252001

Rutland producers buck the trend in UK vegetable crisis

Farmers and producers in Rutland are disproving the belief that there is a vegetable crisis in the UK.

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Shoppers turning to discount supermarkets to beat the budget

Shoppers turning to discount supermarkets to beat the budget

Shoppers are turning to discount supermarkets more than ever, according to new data.

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Stephen Hallam and brand manager Sunita Bala celebrate the Dickinson and Morris Melton Mowbray pork pie being named superme champion at the British Pie Awards, at Melton EMN-171003-165626001

Newsflash: Dickinson and Morris celebrate as Melton pork pie is crowned supreme champion at British Pie Awards

A Dickinson and Morris Melton Mowbray Pork Pie fittingly beat off opposition from nearly 900 pies to be crowned Supreme Champion at the British Pie Awards presentation ceremony in Melton today (Friday).

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NEWSFLASH: Police arrest 31-year-old man after allegation of sexual assault at Melton hotel

Police have arrested a 31-year-old man in connection with an allegation of sexual assault against a woman in Melton.

Crime
World-renowned micro-engraver Graham Short who etched Jane Austen portraits on a limited edition fiver which could be worth more than �20,000 to a lucky Melton shopper after being spent secretly at Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe in December 2016. EMN-171101-155129001

No sign of the valuable fiver spent in Melton

An artist who spent a limited edition £5 note in Melton, which is valued at £50,000, says he is disappointed it hasn’t yet been claimed by someone living in the borough or further afield.

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An artist's impression of the proposed new Aldi store EMN-170703-153434001

No start date yet for new Melton Aldi store

Budget supermarket, Aldi, has confirmed it still plans to build a new store in Melton but it cannot provide a date for when work will begin.

Business
Clintons to pull “disgusting” x-rated birthday card from shops following Twitter complaint

Clintons to pull “disgusting” x-rated birthday card from shops following Twitter complaint

A “disgusting” x-rated birthday card has been removed from all Clintons shops following an online complaint.

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Melton town centre markets EMN-170803-095747001

Easter party launch for upgraded Melton market stalls

The upgrading of stalls at Melton’s street market will be celebrated at a special event on Easter Saturday.

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A police car parked outside Craven Street Stores on Wednesday evening following an armed robbery.
PHOTO Jonathan McGrady/JM News

NEWSFLASH: Melton man to stand trial at crown court next month on string of town robbery charges

A man accused of a series of Melton robberies and other offences will stand trial at Leicester Crown Court next month.

Crime
Builders and shopfitters convert the old Co-op store in Melton into a new branch for discount retailer QD Stores EMN-170603-153349001

New Melton store to create 34 local jobs

Discount retailer QD Stores will create 34 new jobs in Melton when it opens in the old Co-op superstore building at the end of this month.

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Severn Trent Water EMN-170603-131841001

Melton residents lose water supply

Residents in Melton have been without water today (Monday) because of a problem with the pipe network.

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