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Parents urged to protest with Melton schools set to be hit by big budget cuts

Swingeing proposed cuts in the annual budget of schools across the Melton borough has prompted calls for parents to fight them by protesting to MP Sir Alan Duncan.

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Children’s commissioners express ‘deep concern’ over end of child refugees scheme

Children’s commissioners express ‘deep concern’ over end of child refugees scheme

The UK’s four children’s commissioners have written to the Government to tell of their “deep concern” at the decision to end a scheme to bring lone child refugees to Britain.

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NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

The NHS is facing its biggest shake up in a generation with nearly 20 hospitals marked for closure and care from cradle to grave put through a wholesale overhaul to plug a £22bn black hole in health service funding, an investigation by this newspaper can reveal.

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A protester at one of last night's rallies (Photo: Dean Kirby/i)

The very British signs on show at anti-Trump protests around the country

Across the country last night Britons took to the streets to protest Donald Trump’s ban on people from seven majority Muslim countries entering the United States.

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Plans unveiled for 3,000-home ‘garden village’ on golf course near Melton

Plans have been unveiled to build a ‘garden village’ on a golf course near Melton with 3,000 homes, schools and shops.

Business
92-year-old Doris Packenham-Walsh cuts the cake with Sir Alan Duncan and Conservative Ladies Luncheon Club members PHOTO: Tim Williams

The Conservative branch of the Rutland and Melton Ladies Luncheon Club celebrate 50 years

The Conservative branch of the Rutland and Melton Ladies Luncheon Club held a small party on Friday to record the 50th anniversary of the club’s formation.

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Harlaxton man Gareth Bowles sitting in the Cadillac designed by Donald Trump PHOTO: Supplied

Trump fan from Harlaxton features on The One Show

A Donald Trump fan from Harlaxton featured on The One Show on (Thursday, January 19) in a segment about the US president the day before his inauguration.

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Dr Sandy Saunders (94), of Burton Lazars EMN-170123-155206001

Veteran airman takes to skies one final time

A Burton Lazars man who was severely burned when he crashed in a Tiger Moth aircraft during the Second World War has been talking about his surprise flight in the same aircraft for a television programme.

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Retired highways engineer Russell Collins, who has argued for an inner relief road to be built to ease Melton's traffic congestion EMN-170118-144316001

Town needs relief road

Melton traffic jams would be eased much more effectively by a short inner relief road than the proposed bypass which would be used by motorists travelling on the outskirts of town.

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Fred Radford with his father Thomas, on leave from service in the First World War, his sisters Elsie and Annie and his mother Sarah EMN-170117-185003001

Rare autograph book emerges giving an insight into Melton’s role in the First World War

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DVLA car tax changes: Find out how much you will pay from April

New tax rules will end up costing motorists hundreds of pounds when they come into force in April.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Melton Town Estate feoffee John Southerington and Senior Townwarden Dinah Rudman sit on the new commemorative seat in the town's Memorial Gardens EMN-161228-095202001

Circular seat put in to honour our fallen

Visitors to Melton’s war memorial this Christmas got the chance to sit on a special circular seat commissioned to mark this year’s 100th anniversary of one of the pivotal battles in the First World War.

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Jim Worley, Melton Council's head of regulatory services, hold a copy of Melton's draft Local Plan document

Draft Melton Local Plan attracts thousands of comments

Thousands of comments have been made by Melton residents about a draft document which will shape development in the borough for the next 20 years.

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Rutland County Council leader Terry King EMN-160629-103628001

Rutland County Council leader Terry King to take ‘extended leave’ from role after suspected stroke

Rutland County Council leader Terry King (Con) is to take an extended leave of absence from his role after a suspected stroke.

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Jim Worley, Melton Council's head of regulatory services, hold a copy of Melton's draft Local Plan document at Tuesday evening's final public consultation event EMN-161214-171226001

Deadline looms for Melton’s draft Local Plan

Residents have only until Monday to contribute comments to a document which will influence development across Melton borough for the next 20 years.

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Bypass campaigners sound note of caution

Campaigners say a new Melton bypass is still a very long way off despite the government pledging nearly £3 million to pay for the creation of a business case to build a major part of it.

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Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland police and crime commissioner Lord Willy Bach EMN-160911-114638001

Rise in police precept proposed by Leicestershire’s PCC to ‘minimise imapct of Government funding cuts’

A rise in the police element of council tax is likely to be introduced in a bid to minimise the impact of Government funding cuts.

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Proposals for up to 70 new houses in Asfordby refused by Melton Council planners

Plans for up to 70 new homes in Asfordby have been blocked by Melton planners because they would be too far outside the village and adversely affect views of the open countryside.

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