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Good turnout to Melton’s 2016 Fatstock Show

Melton held its annual Melton Christmas Fatstock Show and Sale on Tuesday, at the town’s Cattle Market.

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Plans to build up to 70 new homes at Asfordby are thrown out

Plans for up to 70 new homes in Asfordby have been blocked by Melton planners because they would be too far outside the village and adversely affect views of the open countryside.

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Shops ‘could be a thing of the past’ by 2050

Shops ‘could be a thing of the past’ by 2050

High Street retailers could be consigned to history by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, a report into the future of shopping has predicted.

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The Melton building society celebrates success at a special staff gathering.

A hat trick of awards gives sense of pride at The Melton

The Melton Building Society has received a third industry award for 2016 – as winner of the Mortgage Finance Gazette Mortgage Product Innovation Award – earning it a hat trick of achievements.

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Robert West shows off his Champion Lambs at the Melton Fatstock Show EMN-161130-152404001

All set for fatstock fun

Farmers and food producers are gearing up to compete at the popular annual Melton Christmas Fatstock Show and Sale.

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The all too familiar sight of traffic clogging up the A607 Leicester Road entrance to Melton EMN-161129-123055001

Massive boost for Melton bypass campaigners

Generations of Melton people who have wanted a bypass to ease traffic congestion in the town received a huge boost this week when the Government agreed to pay nearly £3 million towards creating a business case for building a major part of it.

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Foxy Lots : Owner Kim Baker with daughter Bethany and former Cards for Good Causes organiser Dinah Hickling. EMN-161128-125946001

Christmas cards for good causes go on sale in Melton

Melton people can support charities and good causes of their choice this Christmas by buying special cards.

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Jim Worley, Melton Council's head of regulatory services, hold a copy of Melton's draft Local Plan document at Tuesday evening's final public consultation event EMN-161130-132009001

Hundreds view plans for Melton’s future

Hundreds of residents have attended public consultation events for Melton’s draft Local Plan as the final one was held in the town on Tuesday evening.

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William Woolhouse (second from left) is one of four undertaking an apprenticeship with David WIlson Homes East Midlands.

Teenage apprentice from East Goscote is learning the ropes on development site

A teenager from East Goscote is learning new skills as one of four apprentices recently taken on by David Wilson Homes East Midlands.

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Police news

Raiders thwarted by toughened glass at village hairdressers

Police are hunting two people who tried to break into a village hair salon.

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The all too familiar sight of traffic clogging up the A607 Leicester Road entrance to Melton EMN-161129-123055001

Melton bypass plan gets massive cash injection

Melton’s long-awatied bypass moved a step nearer today after the Government agreed to pay nearly £3 million towards creating a business case for the relief road.

Transport
New £5 notes contain animal fat, Bank of England reveals, leading to petition from vegetarians and vegans

New £5 notes contain animal fat, Bank of England reveals, leading to petition from vegetarians and vegans

Vegans and vegetarians have voiced outrage after revelations that the new £5 notes contain animal fat.

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Jeanette Bateman, who has passed away aged 58, pictured with grandchildren Jordon (4) and 10-week-old Jamie EMN-161128-151147001

Much-loved Jeanette inspires fundraiser

Staff at a Melton convenience store have organised a fundraising event in memory of one of their favourite customers who died in October.

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Post Office managers’ strike set to disrupt overseas Christmas mail and parcels

Hundreds of Post Office managers are to stage a fresh strike in a dispute over pensions.

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The Safeway name has been restricted to the USA since Morrisons rebranded UK stores in 2005

Morrisons to revive Safeway brand

Morrisons is reviving the Safeway brand as it looks to branch out from selling to consumers and enter the wholesale market.

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The new Nice Pie bakery which has opened in King's Road, Melton EMN-161121-114302001

Pie-making family set up Melton bakery

An award-winning piemakers which has the seal of approval of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has moved into Melton.

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More than half of shoppers unaware of online consumer rights

More than half of shoppers unaware of online consumer rights

With the Black Friday shopping bonanza approaching, a survey has found that the majority of UK shoppers don’t know that their rights differ when we shop in store and online.

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Petrol back below £1 a litre for Morrisons shoppers as supermarket slashes prices

Petrol back below £1 a litre for Morrisons shoppers as supermarket slashes prices

Morrisons has announced that from Monday, supermarket customers will pay below £1-a-litre for petrol for the first time in six months.

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Florist Sophie Cullumbine and singer George Simpson, who both won coveted regional awards for the wedding services they provide EMN-161121-114707001

Double celebration for Melton as duo win coveted wedding awards

A florist and a singer who are both from Melton are celebrating winning coveted regional awards for the work they do at weddings.

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spread your view tractor and gulls from Margaret Bavington 	

Sitting at the edge of a field having lunch and watching the gulls feeding too at the Windmill in the vicinity of Queen Elizabeth Country Park. 
Picture: Margaret Bavington

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Melton farmers get new support group

A new support group for farmers to talk through their problems will be launched in the town tomorrow morning (Tuesday).

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