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Plan for more affordable homes across the Melton borough

More young couples and single people could afford to stay living in Melton villages if a new initiative is adopted across the borough.

Politics
Web shoppers warned over Facebook Marketplace fraud

Web shoppers warned over Facebook Marketplace fraud

Internet shoppers are being warned of a potential scam involving Facebook’s Marketplace.

Crime

Young cooks impress in Rotary contest at Stapleford Park Country House Hotel

Skilled culinary students at the borough’s secondary schools Belvoir High School, John Ferneley College and Long Field Academy have taken part in the opening rounds of the Rotary Young Chef competition.

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Court news.

Four people charged with more than 50 offences across Leicestershire

Four people have been charged with more than 50 offences after a series of thefts from motor vehicles.

Crime
The Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan, MP for Melton EMN-160612-151958001

MP opens talks over midwife services

Melton MP Sir Alan Duncan has opened talks with the local health authority in an attempt to retain some midwifery services in Melton.

Health
Police news

Over 400 claims of police abusing power for sexual gain in two years, watchdog reveals

Hundreds of police officers have been accused of abusing their power to sexually exploit people, including vulnerable victims of crime, a damning report has revealed.

Crime 2
Jon 'Tilly' Taylor, a talented player with Melton Mowbray Cricket Club, who died after taking Class A drugs in September 2015 EMN-160712-120647001 EMN-160712-120647001

Lethal heroin and cocaine cocktail killed Melton cricketer ‘Tilly’ Taylor

A lethal injection of heroin and cocaine following a night of drinking killed Jonathon ‘Tilly’ Taylor just hours after he put in a man of the match performance for Melton Mowbray Cricket Club, an inquest heard on Tuesday.

News
Child car seats recalled

Child car seats recalled

Mamas & Papas is recalling a number of child car seats following safety concerns.

Health 2
Trumpton making its way around Melton's streets PHOTO: Tim Williams

Look out for Trumpton in your neighbourhood

For readers who missed Trumpton’s schedule in last week’s edition here is another opportunity to find out where Melton’s popular fundraising fire engine is heading.

Arts
About to take to the skies from The Welby in Nottingham Road PHOTO: Tim Williams

Remaining route for Melton’s Santa sleigh

Every child wants to see Santa on his sleigh at Christmas time.

News
Josie Hunt (5), who tragically died after suffering a cardiac arrest. EMN-160512-164700001

Fundraising page for tragic little girl raises £9,000 in days

A Melton woman has helped raise more than £9,000 in a matter of days to pay for the funeral of her friend’s little girl.

News
The Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan, MP for Melton EMN-160612-151958001

MP opens talks over Melton midwife services

Melton MP Sir Alan Duncan has opened talks with the local health authority in an attempt to retain some midwife services in Melton.

News
Killer drivers may face life sentences - following our Drive For Justice Campaign

Killer drivers may face life sentences - following our Drive For Justice Campaign

Killer drivers who take lives through dangerous and careless driving may face life sentences for the first time under a dramatic toughening of sentencing powers.

Transport 1
Matthew O'Callaghan and Mayor David Wright present the cup for the Champion Beast .

Good turnout to Melton’s 2016 Fatstock Show

Melton held its annual Melton Christmas Fatstock Show and Sale on Tuesday, at the town’s Cattle Market.

News
'Safe Place' logo

Distressed shoppers can get help at ‘Keep Safe Places’ in Melton and beyond

‘Keep Safe Places’ have been set up in Melton and across the county as a help to anyone feeling overwhelmed or distressed during the busy festive shopping season.

News
Victorian goodies for sale from Chris Browne, Wendy Nye and Kelly Dawn PHOTO: Tim Williams

Massive crowds gathered in Melton for the Victorian Christmas Fayre

Melton was undoubtedly the place to be this weekend as thousands of people descended on the town for its annual Victorian Christmas Fayre.

News
Brits are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as �50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style 'Golden Ticket' giveaway.

New £5 notes engraved with Jane Austen worth £50,000 circulated in Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway

Brits are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway.

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Signs of success include being happy... and having well-behaved kids

Signs of success include being happy... and having well-behaved kids

Being happy, healthy and having well-behaved children are the true signs of success - far ahead of being rich, according to new research.

Offbeat
The lights and fireworks delighted the big crowd PHOTO: Tim Williams

Melton stops to marvel at Christmas lights switch-on event

Melton came to a standstill on Friday night as thousands of people flooded into town to see the Christmas lights switch-on event.

Arts
The break-in was reported at Beales in Worthing

Specials lead Melton policing operations for a night

Special Constables took the lead on policing Melton on Saturday to mark 185 years of the part-time volunteer officers patrolling the UK’s streets.

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