AS plans for a new multi-million pound sports centre for the borough move forward, the Melton Times is turning the spotlight on local sports and leisure clubs.
MELTON Rotarians treated 39 children from Grove Primary School to a day at Twinlakes Park on Friday as part of their Kids Out project.
A NEW bus service has been launched to help workers travelling from Melton into Rutland.
A CAT owner has expressed her thanks to Melton firefighters after they rescued her beloved pet, which had been struck up a tree for 24 hours.
A 35-YEAR-OLD Doncaster man accused of abducting a 14-year-old girl has been remanded into custody by magistrates.
A EVALUATION of Melton’s major annual events is to help the borough council decide how much funding it will give to support them in the future.
PARAPLEGIC London Marathon hero Claire Lomas has travelled to Israel to visit the company that made her amazing feat possible.
MELTON teenagers are being asked what facilities they’d like to have if a project to create a social venue for them in the town comes to fruition.
ROADWORKS linked to the development of the new Sainsbury’s store in Melton will run until the autumn.
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after hairdressing equipment and products were taken from a Melton business.
A MELTON couple who have campaigned for the safety of Glenfield Hospital’s children’s heart surgery unit have welcomed the government’s decision to halt its closure.
A FAIRTRADE fashion show will take place next Saturday to celebrate the renewal of the town’s fairtrade status.
LAST week we incorrectly reported that a pub had to be evacuated after a fire broke out at 5.30pm.
THE founder of Melton accountancy firm W.Osborne & Co has died at the age of 91.
PUPILS at Asfordby Hill Primary School were given a helping hand from Mars Petcare volunteers to develop an outdoor learning space.
REDMILE mum-of-two Oonagh Turnbull is facing the biggest challenge of her life as she prepares to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for MacMillan Cancer Support.
A MAKEOVER to transform Burton Street car park, to tie in with the regeneration of the town’s train station site, is well underway.
ALLOTMENT holders in Melton are being invited to take part in an annual allotment competition.
Jobstoday has opened registration for its new Virtual Careers Fair to connect talented job seekers to local and national employers.
WE are putting a summer activity guide together to help children and young people make the most of the holidays.
WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition, owned by Mars Petcare, has celebrated 50 years since the publication of its first piece of original research in 1963.
POLICE are hunting two masked raiders who robbed a Syston shopkeeper at knifepoint.
A DETERMINED group of Midlands Co-operative workers from Melton is tackling a three peaks challenge to raise money for disabled and terminally ill children.
MELTON’S Fair Trade supporters have teamed up with Melton in Bloom to create a new fair trade flower bed.
A STRETCH of the Grantham Canal in the Vale of Belvoir is set to be reopened after more than 80 years.
STAFF and dogs at the Dogs Trust rehoming centre in Wymeswold have hosted a visit from the Worldwide Veterinary Service.
VILLAGERS from more than 40 families clubbed together to help pay the £11,000 cost of replacing a damaged 400-year-old bell in their parish church.
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MELTONIANS whose lives are affected by autism can access a new information service launched by Leicestershire County Council.
SIX Leicestershire police officers pushed on through the pain barrier to complete a gruelling 100km London 2 Brighton Challenge, raising money for five charities in the process.
PARISH councils and community groups in the Melton borough can apply for funding from a County Hall-based project towards schemes to help improve parks, nature reserves and other green areas.
MEMBERS of Syston-based charity Inter Care Medical Aid for Africa attended the Queen’s Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in recognition of the unique cause’s outstanding work.
Anthony Hancock Estate and Letting Agent marked the launch of their partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support by visiting the Macmillan Information Bus last Tuesday.
MELTON’S three Rotary clubs have joined forces to launch a support scheme for small businesses and start-ups.
POLICE in Melton have organised a second charity football match against the Leicester City Legends to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
THE winners of this year’s Melton Rotary Young Writer competition have been announced.
DERBYSHIRE, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance paramedics will now be able to administer even more advanced care when they’re out and about at accidents and emergencies across the county.
A 24-YEAR-OLD man has been jailed for six weeks after admitting damaging the window of a property in Asfordby.
NEW County Hall chairman Rosita Page has pledged to raise funds for the Matt Hampson Foundation for the next year.
RESIDENTS have the power to decide which projects in their area will benefit from a chunk of a £10,000 community cash pot.
BUSINESSES in the Melton area are being urged to help young people in care get a foot on the career ladder by offering them summer work placements.
LIVE music and prizes galore will help Melton’s independent local music centre Icon Music celebrate its first birthday.
THE author of a new book which uncovers the secret work carried out at Melton Mowbray airfield during the Second World War will be giving a talk about it at the town’s library later this month.
Melton Library is one of a number of county council libraries with a community health and well-being collection.
IT was lucky 13 for local charities at the Melton Lions Swimarathon presentation night.
THE following local cases were dealt with by Loughborough magistrates on June 5 and 10:
IT is becoming a worryingly common thread for senior sports clubs to simply vanish due to nothing more complex than a simple lack of players.
Words by Lydia Harris (12)
ST Mary’s CE Primary School in Melton has been given double cause to celebrate.
AS reported in the Melton Times, the price of your favourite weekly read has gone up this week by 5p to 85p.
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