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Big Melton employer reveals plans to move

One of Melton’s largest employers is set to move, but it is keen to relocate to new premises in the town.

Business
Gloucester House day care organiser Pam Wright (back row, right) with volunteers, carers and their relatives at a dementia care session EMN-170815-160557001

Relatives and carers celebrate as Melton’s advanced dementia services are saved

Relatives and carers are celebrating in Melton this week after services for people with advanced dementia were saved from being axed.

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Rev Catriona Cumming, assistant curate in the Melton Mowbray Team Parish, who has been appointed to the prestigious role of Succentor at York Minster EMN-170814-123221001

Popular Melton curate lands prestigious cathedral role

A Melton clergywoman has been appointed to a prestigious role at one of the nation’s most iconic cathedrals.

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Resident Chris Foster (left) hands over a petition to crime commissioner Lord Willy Bach (right) and Melton Council leader, Councillor Joe Orson, calling for action to tackle the recent upsurge in crime in the town EMN-170815-160608001

Public meeting set up to debate upsurge in crime in Melton

A public meeting is being organised to give Melton people a forum to voice their concerns to police and council officials following the recent upsurge in crime in the borough.

Crime
Neil Meadows swimming in Lake Windermere PHOTO: Supplied

Frisby physiotherapist reflects on ‘brutally cold’ Two-Way Windermere Championship swim

Swimming in the Two-Way Windermere Championship at night was “physically” and “mentally” the hardest thing physiotherapist Neil Meadows has ever done.

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Billy Kevan, dairy manager at Colston Bassett tests the cheese PHOTO: Supplied

More prize success for Colston Bassett Dairy at the Great Taste Awards

Colston Bassett Dairy’s impressive winning streak at prize-giving food events has continued.

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One in ten UK holidaymakers stopped at airports due to misplaced tech

One in ten UK holidaymakers stopped at airports due to misplaced tech

More than one in ten UK holidaymakers have misplaced an electronic device in their luggage, resulting in them being stopped by airport security, according to a new report.

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Mrs Boylan is given flowers and presented with a signed Leicester Tigers rugby shirt by the children of Waltham on the Wolds Primary School PHOTO: Supplied

Long-serving caretaker at Waltham on the Wolds Primary School calls time on busy career

A much-loved school premises officer who has done 38 years in the job is down tooling at the end of August.

Education
10 ways you could be invalidating your car insurance

10 ways you could be invalidating your car insurance

These are the ten most common mistakes drivers make that could invalidate your car insurance. And making these simple mistakes could cost drivers up to £114 million in rejected car insurance claims.

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The start from Hamilton Tennis Club PHOTO: Tim Williams

Hamilton fun run and family day raises £1,200 for MS Society

More than 100 runners of mixed ability came together for an annual charity fun run.

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Old Dalby firm’s sale saves 79 jobs

The jobs of 79 people have been saved after the company where they work in Old Dalby was sold to new owners.

Business
Lorna (left) and Lisa pictured together ahead of their Great North Run effort PHOTO: Supplied

Friends from the Melton borough to take on Great North Run for Bendrigg Trust

Two good friends are preparing to tackle the Great North Run for the first time, to raise funds for a residential activity centre specialising in high quality courses for disabled and disadvantaged people.

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The QD Store in Scalford Road, Melton EMN-170815-115339001

Raiders break in through front entrance of Melton discount store

Burglars raided a Melton discount store overnight on Sunday and Monday.

Crime
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Employees evacuated after microwave catches fire on industrial estate

Occupants of an industrial unit at Wymeswold were evacuated when a microwave caught fire.

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Distressed cow rescued by firefighters in Melton Country Park

Firefighters came to the rescue of a cow after it got its head stuck by a wall in Melton Country Park last night (Monday).

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Historian Derek Simmonds at Melton's Drill Hall, which has been awarded a  Leicestershire County Council Green Plaque following a public vote EMN-170814-130332001

Prestigious award for historic Melton Drill Hall

An historic Melton building where troops rode and marched off from to fight in the First World War a century ago has been given a prestigious honour.

Politics
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Male motorist injured after car flips upside down into ditch at Broughton Hill

A motorist suffered a back injury after his car ended upside down in a ditch near Melton on Friday night.

Transport
The seaside comes to Melton again PHOTO: Tim Williams

A wave of enthusiasm at Melton by the Sea

The good old British seaside came to Melton last week and was met by a wave of enthusiasm from local people.

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Revd Kevin Ashby walking the plank PHOTO: Supplied

Shiver me timbers! What a week for children at Melton Mowbray Team Parish’s pirate themed holiday club

Yo, ho, ho! It was fun all the way at this year’s Melton Mowbray Team Parish holiday club (August 7 to 11).

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Teenagers arrested in connection with release of 21 horses from Melton military base

The police investigation into the deliberate release of 21 military horses onto busy roads around Melton is continuing today (Monday) despite the arrest of two teenagers.

Crime
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