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Nominations being taken for Melton representatives at Leicestershire County Council

Nominations are being sought for councillors to represent the four wards across Melton borough at Leicestershire County Council for the next four years.

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The Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan, MP for Melton

Melton MP caught up in London terror attack

Melton MP Sir Alan Duncan has praised the work of the security services after being caught up in a suspected terrorist attack in London yesterday (Wednesday).

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Warning over tax rebate scam

Warning over tax rebate scam

A warning has been issued about a potential scam which involves the sending of fake emails or texts offering a tax rebate.

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Budget 2017 LIVE: Full coverage and analysis

Budget 2017 LIVE: Full coverage and analysis

Welcome to our LIVE blog of today’s Prime Minister’s Questions and the Chancellor’s 2017 Budget.

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Education Minister refutes Melton schools’ cuts claims

Education Minister Nick Gibb has assured parents that large cuts in Melton school budgets predicted by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) were inaccurate.

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Public inquiry to be held into plans to build 70 homes at Asfordby

A public inquiry is to be held into plans to build up to 70 new homes in a field off Hoby Road at Asfordby.

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Melton MP Sir Alan Duncan cuts a ribbon to officially open Browlow School's new dining hall EMN-150925-162935001

MP to raise concerns over Melton school cuts

Melton MP Sir Alan Duncan will take forward constituents concerns about proposed cuts in the annual budget for schools across the Melton borough.

Education
The by-election will be held on May 4

Melton Council Tax bills to be finalised on Thursday

Melton residents will find out how much extra they will pay in Council Tax this evening (Thursday) when borough councillors finalise bills for the next year.

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Tributes and shock after news of Melton councillor’s sudden death

Tributes have poured in for popular Melton councillor Val Manderson who lost her battle with breast cancer on Monday morning.

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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.

Education
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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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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