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Melton and Oakham Waterways Society volunteers clean up after Storm Doris

Volunteers from the Melton and Oakham Waterways Society have been hard at work on the river around Melton in the aftermath of Storm Doris.

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Local resident Frank Duckworth with fellow dog fouling campaigners and Melton councillor Alan Pearson. EMN-170313-120840001

Council pledges to crack down on Melton dog fouling offenders

Councilllors have pledged to crack down on people who allow their dogs to foul in Melton amid escalating public anger about the issue.

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Electric car driver Andrew Musson attempts to power his vehicle in Melton's Burton Street car park at a charging point which has remained out of commission since being installed by Melton Council three years ago. EMN-170702-162102001

Anger over redundant Melton electric car charger which hasn’t worked since installed three years ago!

A motorist who tried in vain to power his electric car at a Melton charging point installed by the council three years ago was angry to be told it was not yet operational.

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Fill up your feeders: it’s time for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017

Fill up your feeders: it’s time for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017

The RSPB is asking people in our county to watch and count their garden birds this weekend for this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch.

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Lake Terrace tip at Melton EMN-170116-122236001

Resurface work starts as town tip is closed

Melton’s town tip is due to reopen again on Saturday January 28 after extensive resurfacing work has been carried out on the internal road at the plant.

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Melton tip to close for 12 days

Melton’s recycling and household waste site (RHWS) will close for 12 days to allow maintenance work to be carried out.

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This photo of Melton's St Mary's Church was taken in 2011 EMN-161220-113040001

Historic church to close for 10 months

Melton’s historic St Mary’s Church is to close for 10 months on January 2 to enable builders to carry out the biggest renovation for 200 years.

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Sarah-Jane Fletcher at Wymondham Windmill, which she owns with husband Vincent PHOTO: Tim Williams EMN-161017-120444001

Wymondham Windmill gets £70,000 boost for renovations and a new heritage project

Owners of a 200-year-old stone windmill are celebrating after receiving grants of more than £70,000 to help conserve the building and provide a heritage visitor centre.

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Grantham charity offer schools the chance to ‘green-up’ with free trees

Schools are being offered the chance to green-up their grounds and make outdoor learning fun with free trees.

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Church warden Jane Meakin with previous church wardens Sandra Meakin and Maureen Stapleford and the oldest member of the congregation, Esme Faulks, at the Freeby Church harvest festival EMN-160410-113135001

Church hosts first service in 13 years

The first service to be held in Freeby Church for more than 13 years was held before a packed congregation on Sunday.

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The fully refurbished interior of Welby Church before the harvest festival weekend EMN-160410-105106001

Historic church shows off £180,000 refit and new heritage exhibition

Members of an historic church have been showing off the results of a £180,000 restoration project and a new exhibition illustrating what life was like in a lost village.

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Graham Bett was out taking random shots of Melton Mowbray Town Estate parks when came across this rare sight in its Play Close park. A young squirrel ran towards Matthew Long and refused to leave! EMN-160921-094919001

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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