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New Melton Night Rider bus town centre service set to launch next month for two-month pilot

A new night bus service aiming to boost Melton’s night-time economy will be launched next month.

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Endorsements from celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston can help to sway shoppers buying decisions. Credit: Shutterstock

Revealed: the tricks packaging designers use to make us spend

Celebrity endorsements, pseudo-science and fancy boxes are among the tricks retailers are using to part us from our cash.

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Tractors galore on show at Langar this weekend as company invites public to attend 50th anniversary event

One hundred years of John Deere tractors will be on show at Langar this weekend when John Deere Limited publicly celebrates its 50th anniversary in the UK and Ireland.

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Children at Waltham School get dressed up for Roald Dahl Day

Children at Waltham Primary School dressed up as their favourite character from a Roald Dahl book in order to celebrate 100 years since his birth.

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Sector sales manager at Town and Country Petfoods Antoon Jansen, left, and Simon Cowling, manager at Rookes, pictured with the donation. EMN-160923-134515001

Award-winning Melton-based firm donates thousands of dog treats to rescue centres

Award-winning Melton-based firm Town and Country Petfoods has helped give animal rescue centres a boost with a donation of thousands of dog treats.

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The life-saving Wymeswold Community First Responders are set to benefit thanks to the support of Leicester's Nelsons Solicitors EMN-160923-132514001

Life-saving first responders to benefit from law firm’s support

A group of life-saving first responders who provide emergency medical aid to those living and working in the Wymeswold area is set to benefit thanks to support from a solicitors.

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What to do if you’re one of the 500m hacked Yahoo users

Internet giant Yahoo has admitted to a data breach affecting as many as 500 million user accounts, pointing the finger at a “state-sponsored actor”.

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Toys “R” Us reveal must-have Christmas toys

Toy experts at Britain’s biggest toy store, have unveiled their very own list of 14 Superstars, which are expected to dominate kids’ Christmas lists this year - and it’s going to be a hard-fought battle between tech toys versus popular collectibles and characters.

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Job losses at Melton firm Pera Consulting as administrators begin wind-down of company

Melton-based firm Pera Consulting (UK) Limited is being wound down with all of its 45 staff having been made redundant - administrators have announced.

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Melton Mcdonald's franchisee Martin Cuthbert with a member of staff

Melton McDonald’s restaurant owner condemned after refusing to take Scottish bank notes

Fast food chain McDonald’s has been condemned after some of it restaurants refused to take a Scottish bank note.

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Representatives from Melton Council, Leicestershire Police, the Melton Business Improvement District (BID) and local businesses including restaurants, pubs and hotels had worked together towards achieving the Purple Flag for Melton EMN-160922-101806001

Melton becomes first town in county to gain award for its evening economy

Melton is celebrating after learning it has achieved the prestigious Purple Flag status for its early evening and night-time economy - becoming the first town in Leicestershire to receive the award.

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Mary Berry quits Great British Bake Off - but Paul Hollywood will stay as host

Mary Berry has this morning, Thursday, quit Great British Bake Off after show’s move to Channel 4, saying she will stay with BBC out of “loyalty”

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World’s deadliest spiders which can cause four-hour erection before death found in ASDA bananas

Dozens of the world’s deadliest spider were found crawling out of a bunch of ASDA bananas, it has been claimed.

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Melton Mowbray Market livestock auctioneer Tom Greenow EMN-160920-110234001

Melton Livestock Market auctioneer and cafe in running for national awards

A Melton Mowbray Market livestock auctioneer and cafe need your votes after being nominated for national awards.

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Car bursts into flames as woman driver gets out of smoking vehicle in Melton

A car burst into flames as a woman got out of the smoking vehicle after pulling over in a Melton street.

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Errington Cheese - Credit: Michael Rummey JFL-140923-142114003

Food watchdog bans cheesemaker’s whole output over E.coli fears

A food watchdog has said its recall of all cheese from a producer linked to an E.coli outbreak is justified as it revealed two new cases are being investigated.

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Time to change your password?

Revealed: the 25 worst online passwords

Hacking and data breaches are, sadly, an everyday fact of life in the 21st century but some people really aren’t helping matters by using simple, easy-to-break passwords.

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Get your tickets to Whissendine School’s ladies fashion show and clothes sale

A ladies fashion show and clothes sale is set to be held at Whissendine Primary School on Friday from 7.30-9.30pm.

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Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray issued by Public Health England

Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray issued by Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) is warning people who have recently had body piercings about an unsafe cleansing spray provided by piercing studios across the country for aftercare use, which may cause severe infection.

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Melton town centre manager Lisa Brown (left) and fellow town centre manager and Melton BID manager Shelagh Core are among those working to improve the town's economy and tourism offer PHOTO: Supplied EMN-160915-165210001

Visitor rise is boost to Melton’s economy

New figures show that 1.7 million people visited Melton last year - pumping £85.4m into the area’s economy - and tourism champions are already working towards making the town even more enticing.

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