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Melton Building Society sponsors money management scheme at Long Field Academy

The Melton Building Society is sponsoring a financial education programme for Year 7 and 8 students at Long Field Academy.

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Langham beauty Katherine aiming for Mrs Galaxy UK pageant glory

She already holds the title of Mrs Rutland Galaxy but in March, Katherine Vernon hopes to be crowned the winner of Mrs Galaxy UK, a beauty pageant for married women.

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St Mary's Church members are giving away free pancakes on Shrove Tuesday to mark the beginning of Lent PHOTO: Supplied

Melton’s St Mary’s Church members to hand out pancakes on Shrove Tuesday

Members of St Mary’s Church, Melton, will be handing out pancakes at the farmers market on Scalford Road on Shrove Tuesday (February 28).

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A dog is treated by RSPCA staff after it was rescued from the puppy farm run by a man who was jailed for six months for animal cruelty offences.

Maximum jail terms for animal cruelty should be increased to five years, say charities

The maximum prison sentence for people convicted of animal cruelty offences should be increased tenfold to five years behind bars, charities have said.

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NEWSFLASH: Five teenagers arrested and police officer injured in disorder in Melton

A police Special Constable was injured and five teenagers were arrested during disorder at a ‘youngsters’ party’ in Melton town centre on Saturday night.

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Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Parent guide to everything you need to know about highly infectious bug in schools

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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Firefighters alerted to blazing car in Melton

Firefighters were alerted after a car caught fire on the outskirts of Melton on Saturday evening.

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NHS IN CRISIS: ‘Stroke patients will have to travel further to fewer hospitals in future’

NHS IN CRISIS: ‘Stroke patients will have to travel further to fewer hospitals in future’

Many of the plans to shake up services in the NHS and change the way of working talk about having specialised services - but campaigners fear this may mean patients travelling further to fewer hospitals.

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NHS IN CRISIS: GP numbers in England heading for a ‘cliff edge’

NHS IN CRISIS: GP numbers in England heading for a ‘cliff edge’

GP numbers are heading for a ‘cliff edge’ as almost 40 per cent approach retirement in the next few years, it has been warned.

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Melton and Rutland people sought to fill 25 firefighter jobs

A recruitment drive has been launched across Melton and Rutland to take on 25 new full-time firefighters.

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Parents urged to protest with Melton schools set to be hit by big budget cuts

Swingeing proposed cuts in the annual budget of schools across the Melton borough has prompted calls for parents to fight them by protesting to MP Sir Alan Duncan.

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NHS IN CRISIS: Health service must not rely on ‘nursing on the cheap’

The NHS must not be forced to rely on ‘nursing on the cheap’ as vacancies of fully-qualified staff mount and trainees on cheaper and quicker courses are brought in, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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Members of Melton Bowls Club play a special match to help an appeal to find the owner of an unclaimed �100,000 Lottery tickets which was bought in the Melton or Charnwood areas EMN-170217-121538001

Search launched for owner of unclaimed £100,000 Lottery ticket bought in Melton

A desperate search has been launched for a £100,000 lottery winner who has yet to claim their prize after buying a ticket in the Melton and Charnwood area.

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Stained glass artist Derek Hunt inspects the progress of the window he is making for St Mary's Church in Melton as part of its �1.9 million Re-Ordering Project EMN-170217-111137001

Melton church members get first look at stunning new stained glass window

Members of a Melton church have enjoyed their first glimpse of a stunning new stained glass window set to be installed there.

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Rosemary Conley to open new luxury Melton care home

Health and fitness guru Rosemary Conley will officially open Melton’s new £8 million luxury care home, The Amwell, on March 3.

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Melton weather: Tropical air to make county hotter than Spain

Temperatures are set to soar in Melton as tropical air warms the county, making it hotter than parts of Spain.

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Stewart Sparling testing out the life-changing specialised wheelchair he got in 2013 PHOTO: Tim Williams EMN-170215-165038001

Melton charities handed thousands in donations

Thousands of pounds have been handed over to two charities in the Melton borough by the Leicestershire and Rutland Freemasons,

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NHS IN CRISIS: Don’t get ill or head online to save NHS millions say health bosses

NHS IN CRISIS: Don’t get ill or head online to save NHS millions say health bosses

Forget “Physician Heal Thyself”, plans to shake up health services and save the NHS millions seem to hinge on patients either not getting ill in the first place or looking after themselves with an increased use of technology.

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Rob Steele, who is recovering from cancer and planning a 78-mile cycle to raise money for Melanoma UK EMN-171002-162443001

Cancer patient Rob’s gruelling challenge

A Melton cancer patient who has survived after being given just six months to live in 2015 is preparing to take on a 78-mile charity cycle ride.

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