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A third of animal owners confess to ‘throwing sickies’ to tend to poorly pet

Nearly half of all animal owners confess that they’ve pulled a ‘sicky’ to pander to a poorly pet.

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Ruth Harvey holds a copy of her book devoted to beloved daughter Caroline who died following a riding accident EMN-170616-130647001

Poignant book is a tribute to ‘sweet Caroline’

A Melton mum has written a loving and moving biography of the daughter she tragically lost in a riding accident to raise money for two charities which have a close connection to her.

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The 2016 winners SNC-Lavalin's Rail and Transit team pictured alongside their innovative locomotive engine PHOTO: David Shirres

Graduates to take on railway challenge at miniature railway near Melton

Twelve university student engineering teams are gearing up to compete in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Railway Challenge at Stapleford Miniature Railway near Melton.

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Bus firm to shut Saxby depot as it faces fall in Melton customers

Centrebus has announced it is to close its depot in Saxby near Melton as the company battles rising costs, congestion and falling customer numbers.

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Virgin Media users are said to be at risk. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Thousands of Virgin Media customers ‘at risk’ from hackers following investigation

Virgin Media is advising more than 800,000 customers with a specific router to change their password immediately after an investigation found hackers could gain access to it.

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Tesco computer glitch sees home deliveries cancelled or delayed

Tesco computer glitch sees home deliveries cancelled or delayed

Thousands of Tesco customers have had their grocery deliveries cancelled or postponed following a computer glitch.

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Kodi add-ons shut down in a crackdown on illegal streaming

Kodi add-ons shut down in a crackdown on illegal streaming

TV media player Kodi has closed two of its most popular streaming channels following a lawsuit from US satellite broadcaster Dish Network.

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Rush hour Melton traffic jams set to ease

Rush hour traffic should be back to normal in Melton tomorrow (Friday) after workmen finished work on a key town centre road.

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Jim Worley, Melton Council's head of regulatory services, hold a copy of Melton's draft Local Plan document at a public consultation event EMN-170706-145409001

Delayed draft Melton Local Plan to be considered next month

Councillors are finally set to consider the long-awaited draft Melton Local Plan next month more than three months after the latest delay.

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Stallholders in the covered market at Melton Cattle Market EMN-170706-161452001

Melton market traders unhappy with increase in stall rental prices

Stallholders at Melton Cattle Market have warned that fewer stalls will be occupied and footfall could drop as a result of hikes in the cost of pitches.

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Do you have the most valuable £2 coin in your pocket?

Do you have the most valuable £2 coin in your pocket?

Search under the sofa and check your pockets because the first ever Scarcity Index to identify the UK’s most valuable £2 coins.

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Christopher and Samuel Rawlings test drive a vintage tractor at Northfield Farm PHOTO: Tim Williams

Farms near Melton to open for the public as part of Open Farm Sunday

Two farms in the Melton area will be throwing open their gates to visitors on Sunday to showcase what is involved in farming and the impact it has on people’s lives.

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Melton Bid directors and managers Siobhan Lane, Mark Cook, Andrew Cooper, Shelagh Core, Julie Swain and Sarah Browne celebrate the launch of free wifi in the town EMN-170506-150604001

Free wi-fi to be made available in Melton soon

Residents and visitors to Melton will soon get access to free wi-fi internet connection across the town.

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Help to Hear Better class - (left to right): Sandra Holt, Vonnie Clark, Maureen Fisher, Dennis Hurst

New tutor needed for successful Melton ‘Help to Hear Better’ classes

A charity that runs lipreading and communication classes for hearing impaired people in Melton is keen to keep its service running successfully by recruiting a new tutor.

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Fidget spinners are all the rage at the moment

Warning over sale of razor sharp fidget spinners

Evil web vendors are cashing in on the biggest craze of 2017 by selling metal fidget spinners - with razor-sharp edges.

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Lidl customers warned over Whatsapp competition scam

Lidl customers warned over Whatsapp competition scam

Discount supermarket giant Lidl has this afternoon, Thursday June 1, issued a warning to its customers about a WhatsApp scam using its branding.

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The Matt Hampson Foundation's Get Busy Living Centre at Burrough on the Hill EMN-170531-165850001

Workmen start on the internal fittings in £1.5m rehab centre

Internal works have started on the £1.5 million sports rehab centre at Burrough on the Hill.

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Phil and Kath Walmsley outside their new Nice Pie shop in King Street, Melton EMN-170530-115720001

Award-winning pie-makers open new shop in Melton

Pie lovers in Melton have a new place to buy them from in town.

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The fenced off area around St Mary's Church in Melton where major renovation work is going on until November EMN-170530-182524001

Church raiders make off with £6k tools haul

Work was temporarily halted at Melton’s historic parish church after thieves broke in and stole the builders’ tools worth thousands of pounds.

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Wood creations with Adam Littlewood PHOTO: Supplied

Plenty enjoy useful workshops at first Melton Space Fix-Make-Share-Create event

Woodwork, making bags out of pillowcases, creating items using a 3D printer and learning about electronics were all enjoyed by people who attended the first Fix-Make-Share-Create event at Melton Country Park Cafe.

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