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Matthew meets friendly squirrel in Melton Mowbray Town Estate’s Play Close park

Graham Bett was out taking random shots of Melton Mowbray Town Estate parks recently when he came across this unusual sight in its Play Close park.

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Daddy longlegs invasion

Plague of 200 billion giant daddy longlegs on the way

Dislike creep crawlies? Brace yourself for an invasion of billions of daddylong legs.

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Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Nodding off in the middle of the day may be down to pollution generated by traffic, suggests new research.

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Mums and toddlers enjoy their picnic in the park 
PHOTO: Tim Williams

Family fun enjoyed throughout Melton’s ‘Love Your Parks’

Families had fun in the sun and enjoyed a wealth of free activities in Melton’s parks last week.

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Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Climbing trees, building a den, hunting for bugs and going stargazing are among the ‘bucket list’ items that children should be ticking off - before they get to the age of 12.

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The new Arriva eco-buses will be operating on routes including the 5/5A Leicester to Melton service EMN-160907-103727001

Nominate your Melton ‘stars’ whose names could appear on Arriva’s new eco buses

Melton bus passengers can play their part in naming some of Arriva’s brand new fleet of double-deck eco buses, including a number which will serve the Melton area.

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Melton Borough Council staff and the environmental maintainance team celebrating last year's (2015/16) Green Flag award at the town's Thorpe Road cemetery EMN-160722-171027001

Melton Country Park and Thorpe Road cemetery retain prestigious Green Flag Awards

Melton Country Park and the town’s Thorpe Road cemetery have been recognised as being among the best parks and green spaces in the country after winning prestigious Green Flag Awards.

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From left are Martin Arnold, Kevin Bush, Andrew Allinson-Bulman, Sean Allinson-Bulman and former England rugby star Kyran Bracken. EMN-160719-125832001

Melton firm eSynergy wins National Recycling Award recognising its innovative system

Melton company eSynergy Developments has won a prestigious national award recognising its trailblazing system for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).

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Ex England rugby star Kyran Bracken (right) presents the award to representatives from Melton Foods and Veris Strategies EMN-160714-194937001

Melton Foods wins national recycling award

A Melton food company is celebrating after scooping a major prize at the UK’s biggest celebration of recycling and waste management.

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The Silver Y moth, like the one which landed on Cristiano Ronaldos face 1

Swarms of “Ronaldo” moths could be set to invade UK

After starring in the drab European Championship final in France and landing on superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s face, swarms of moths could be set to invade the UK in the next 24 hours.

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Friends of Melton Country Park and McDonalds staff prepare for planting and litter-picking last year EMN-160107-155549001

Call to join Melton Country Park clean-up

More volunteers are being encouraged to muck in to help clean up Melton Country Park tomorrow (Saturday, July 2).

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Binmen at work

Melton Council ‘considering’ three-weekly bin collections

Residents have raised concerns after Melton Council was listed among English councils ‘considering’ switching to three-weekly bin collections.

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Syston town/park warden Maree Hodgson with her award EMN-160615-193612001

Syston warden scoops council award recognising her committed work to keeping streets and parks clean

Syston town/park warden Maree Hodgson has been congratulated after receiving a highly commended award at the Charnwood Council’s recent ‘Don’t Muck Around Awards’.

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The anti-vandal paint put on the fence bordering the Anne of Cleves pub's car park EMN-160525-143529001

Parents warn of anti-vandal paint on fence dividing Melton pub car park and path to park

Unsuspecting parents have been warned to steer clear of a fence daubed in anti-vandal paint dividing a Melton pub’s car park and an entrance to a park.

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Ecotricity founder Dale Vince in the middle of a field of solar panels with wind turbines in the distance EMN-160524-090651001

Hybrid energy park coming to Old Dalby

Plans to create one of Britain’s first hybrid renewable energy parks in Old Dalby - combining wind and sun power generation in the same place - have been given the green light.

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A woman has claimed she spotted an exotic hornet that dissolves flesh and kills with a single bite. Photo: SWNS

Fears over deadly insect invasion

A woman told of her terror yesterday after finding a deadly Asian Hornet in her home.

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This pic was taken by Meltonian Dan McGrady at the Melton Country Park reservoir on Sunday afternoon EMN-160905-090232001

Dan snaps idyllic scene at Melton Country Park lake

Meltonian Dan McGrady sent in this lovely picture taken at the Melton Country Park lake on Sunday afternoon.

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Melton groups urged to apply for climate change grants to help them become more energy efficient

Groups and organisations across the Melton borough are being encouraged to apply for a grant to help them become more energy-efficient.

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Recycling. File picture.

New waste charges come into effect at Melton borough sites

DIY enthusiasts across the Melton borough are being reminded of new waste charges that came into force this week.

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Fire and Rescue news.

Sheep and lamb saved from river in Melton thanks to water rescue specialists and firefighter colleagues

Firefighters and water rescue specialists worked together to rescue sheep and a lamb from a river in Melton.

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