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Free sport for all at Sysonby Acres courtesy of Melton Mowbray Town Estate

There will be a host of free sport to try when Melton Mowbray Town Estate hold an open day at their Sysonby Acres facility.

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Melton girl Evie Moore (4) who is battling leukaemia, with her teacher from St Mary's Primary School, Hannah Cheyney EMN-170428-134705001

Ed Sheeran sends special video message to four-year-old Melton girl with leukaemia

A four-year-old Melton girl has been boosted in her fight against leukaemia with a video message from pop superstar Ed Sheeran

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Melton resident Alan Townend will work alongside volunteers as the new shop manager PHOTO: Supplied

New Melton charity shop calls for volunteers ahead of opening

Homelessness charity Emmaus Leicestershire and Rutland is calling on local people to volunteer their time to help serve customers in its new Melton shop, which opens on Tuesday.

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Ab Kettleby Primary School head teacher Ian Toon celebrates with pupils after the school received a 'good' Ofsted rating EMN-170428-122659001

Staff and pupils celebrate ‘good’ Ofsted report for village school

Staff and pupils at a village school are celebrating after an Ofsted inspector give it a ‘good’ rating.

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Aqa Park Rutland layout PHOTO: Supplied

Make a splash at Aqua Park Rutland

Back for a second year following its highly successful launch in 2016, Aqua Park Rutland is gearing up to reopen for summer.

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Work takes place inside St Mary's Church in Melton as part of the �1.9 million Re-ordering Project EMN-170425-121647001

Tours to be held at renovated church

Tours are to be held next month to show off the work to date on the huge renovation project at St Mary’s Church in Melton.

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Joseph Platt rides Jet, the new mechanical horse at The Mount Group riding school for the disabled at Somerby, with Samworth Brothers Sports Opportunity Fund trustee Tim Barker (left), Mount Group trustee Pat Bishop and children from Knossington Grange School and Oakham CE Primary Schooll EMN-170425-171844001

Military horses to ride with Melton fire victim’s funeral cortege

Mounted soldiers from the Defence Animal Centre (DAC) will accompany the Melton funeral cortege for a woman who grew up on the base and who died in a house fire.

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‘Inadequate Melton practice must improve’

Melton’s Latham House Medical Practice has been rated ‘inadequate’ in its latest health service inspection and placed into special measures because of an urgent need to improve its services.

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Riders raring to go last year at the Saxby Road start PHOTO: Tim Williams

Add pedal power to annual Melton charity bike ride

Cyclists are being called on to saddle up for a charity bike ride which starts and finishes in Melton.

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Campaigners celebrate after village pub is saved from possible demolition

Villagers are celebrating after winning a protection order for their remaining pub.

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McDonald’s will roll out its new UK home delivery service this summer

Hold onto your hats fast food lovers - you will soon to be able to have your Big Mac and McFlurry delivered straight to your front door.

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Melton fashion show will boost funds for Fairtrade

Melton fashion show will boost funds for Fairtrade

A Fairtrade fashion show will take place next Saturday, May 6, for people to socialise and raise funds for a good cause.

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Leicester Hospitals Charity and Melton solicitors firm to host will writing event

Leicester Hospitals Charity have teamed up with Melton solicitors, Oldham Marsh Page Flavell, to hold their first will writing event.

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One third of Brits have sleepless nights worrying about debt

One third of Brits have sleepless nights worrying about debt

A new survey has revealed that 93 per cent of us believe the UK has an issue with arrears, with a quarter of Brits agreeing that debt is now just a part of everyday life.

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Melton woman Becks Breslin, who is fronting a British Heart Foundation campaign EMN-170425-090505001

Becks campaigns after ‘terrifying’ rare heart attack

A Melton woman who survived a rare type of heart heart attack is spearheading the first patient-led study into the condition and is also fronting a national campaign to raise money for research.

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Christine Griffin sees a group of riders on their way PHOTO: Tim Williams

Belvoir horse ride raises £9k for Macmillan

A charity horse ride has helped raise approximately £9,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Nathan James (right) has taken over as chairman of Melton Round Table PHOTO: Supplied

Melton men’s Round Table welcomes new chairman

Melton Mowbray and District Round Table has announced Nathan James as its chairman for 2017.

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Millions of Brits no longer using a pen

Millions of Brits no longer using a pen

Millions of Brits are no longer using a PEN- with a third admitting they barely write anymore, according to new research.

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Whippet Peggie joins year 7 pupils at John Ferneley College in Melton to help them focus on schoolwork EMN-170424-121306001

Campaign launched to make Melton the UK’s top pet-friendly town

A campaign has been launched to make Melton the UK’s number one pet-friendly town in a bid to make residents happier and healthier and improve footfall for businesses.

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Belvoir Bees at Great Dalby PHOTO: Supplied

Children invited to Belvoir Bees kwik cricket sessions

A new season of junior kwik cricket coaching is being offered at four venues in the Melton area.

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