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Take a peek inside a Cold War bunker at Buckminster

A very chilling reminder of Britain’s Cold War past will be open to visitors on Sunday.

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Melton police vehicles are equipped with life-saving devices

Police vehicles patrolling across the Melton borough will now be equipped with life-saving defibrillators.

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Reverend Elizabeth Thomson appointed new minister at Melton Mowbray United Reformed Church

After nearly four years in vacancy Melton’s United Reformed Church will welcome Rev Elizabeth Thomson as the new minister on Saturday.

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Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

NHS England is to launch a consultation next month which could see GPs stop prescribing medicines which are available over the counter for a fraction of the cost.

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Are condoms a smoking alternative? Teenager points out strange Tesco layout in ALL stores

Are condoms a smoking alternative? Teenager points out strange Tesco layout in ALL stores

Tesco have been left stumped after a teenager pointed out an unusual placement of condoms across all of their stores.

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Do you fancy appearing on this new dating show? Picture: Pixabay.

Could your bridal party be on new TV show Always The Bridesmaid?

Do you fancy appearing on this new dating show?

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Melton branch of national chain closes for business

Melton’s Countrywide store was closed to allow the business to concentrate more on online sales.

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Setback for planned bespoke rabbit hotel

The UK’s first bespoke hotel for house rabbits and guinea pigs could still go ahead despite a planning application being refused by Melton Council.

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Minted: the new design incorporates the English rose, the Welsh leek, the Scottish thistle and the Northern Irish shamrock (Photo: Royal Mint)

All change as new £1 coin poised to enter circulation – but companies unprepared

It will be all change in Britain on Tuesday when the new £1 coin enters circulation but millions of commuters could be left facing fresh chaos as it emerged 11 out of 18 rail providers had not upgraded their machines and would be unable to accept the new tender.

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Millions of energy customers could roll back bills to 2008 prices

Millions of energy customers could roll back bills to 2008 prices

Millions of Big Six energy customers are still overpaying for their energy but could get their prices back to 2008 rates according to the latest research from consumer watchdog Which?.

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33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house

33 is the magic number - the age when Brits think they can afford a house

The average age when Britons living in rented accommodation think they’ll be able to afford their own house is 33.

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Commercial oven catches fire in Melton

Firefighters were alerted when a blaze broke in a commercial rotisserie oven in Melton on Sunday morning.

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Baby teething necklaces recalled due to choke hazard

Amber necklaces and bracelets, wooden teething rattles and teething clips have been recalled after Trading Standards test results revealed them to be a choking hazard.

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Consider buying a Gift that Gives rather than donating Easter eggs PHOTO: Supplied

Rainbows wants Melton and Leicestershire supporters to give a gift that’s sweeter than chocolate this Easter

Only one in 10 children who are cared for by Rainbows can enjoy eating Easter eggs, so this year the hospice in Loughborough is asking people in Melton and Leicestershire to buy a Gift that Gives instead of chocolate.

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Are you smarter than an 11 year old? Find out by taking the tes

11 PLUS QUIZ: Are you smarter than an 11 year old?

New research has revealed just 16% of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz.

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Visit and add to Melton’s Baldocks Lane Park exhibition

An outdoor woollen art exhibition in Baldocks Lane Park in Melton is available for all to see over the next few months.

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Brooksby Melton College's hair and beauty students at The Amwell PHOTO: Supplied

Melton care home supports college’s hair and beauty students

A brand new luxury care home in Melton is giving local students vital work experience opportunities to help them complete their college courses.

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The High Sheriff of Leicestershire, Surinder Sharma and his wife Vijay and The Mayor and Mayoress of Melton, Cllr David Wright and his wife Maureen PHOTO: Supplied

Guests wear red to Rotary Club of Melton Mowbray’s dinner

Members of the Rotary Club of Melton Mowbray enjoyed “Painting the Town Red” at their 89th Charter Anniversary Dinner held at Pera Business Park earlier this month.

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When do the clocks go forward in 2017?

When do the clocks go forward in 2017?

The light nights are coming - and hopefully they’ll bring some warmer weather with them.

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Tesco to cut petrol and diesel prices by 2p ahead of Mother’s Day

Tesco to cut petrol and diesel prices by 2p ahead of Mother’s Day

Tesco is to cut the cost of petrol and diesel by two pence per litre at all of its petrol stations this afternoon, Friday March 24.

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