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.

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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.

Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could act as a ‘gateway’ to cocaine for young people, say scientists.

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MOD thanks those who helped recover 21 military horses from Melton base after they were released

Everyone who helped round up 21 horses after they were released late at night from the Defence Animal Centre has been thanked today (Tuesday) by the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

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Melton family helped prevent ‘absolute carnage’ after 21 horses were released from Defence Animal Centre

A Melton man who helped shepherd a group of horses away from the A46 after they had been released from the town’s Defence Animal Centre says he prevented a situation of ‘absolute carnage’.

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Witness recalls disbelief as 21 military horses gallop through Asfordby late at night after being let loose from Melton camp

An Asfordby man has talked about the moment 21 horses galloped through the village late at night after being released from the Defence Animal Centre (DAC) in Melton.

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GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Sickening footage shows chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws

This sickening footage shows a chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws.

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Moving service to honour fallen Melton soldiers at Passchendaele

A century after Melton troops fell on the battlefield in the Belgian village of Passchendaele, they were remembered at a special service in the town.

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Drop-in events start across the borough for Melton Local Plan consultation

Drop-in events to discuss the latest proposed changes to the Melton Local Plan will begin next week.

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NEWSFLASH: New Whissendine county councillor elected

Independent candidate Ian Arnold has been elected as new representative for Whissendine on Rutland County Council.

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Villagers vote for new councillor in Whissendine by-election

Villagers at Whissendine are going to the polls today (Thursday) to elect their new representative on Rutland County Council.

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Melton MP vows to take action after upsurge in crime in town

Melton MP Sir Alan Duncan has vowed to solve the recent upsurge in crime in the town.

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NEWSFLASH: Consultation launched today into Melton Local Plan changes

Melton Council announced this afternoon (Thursday) that a six-week consultation into recent changes to the draft Melton Local Plan starts today.

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Prime Minister Theresa May writes back to Year 5 Melton pupils at St Francis School

Year 5 children at St Francis Catholic Primary School have received a very special letter in the post from 10 Downing Street.

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More new homes to be built in Melton every year in revised draft Local Plan

The number of new homes needed to be built in the Melton borough over the next 20 years has been increased from at least 170 to 245 in the revised draft Local Plan agreed by councillors on Tuesday.

New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents are electing to name their children after politicians - with Corbyn the hottest new baby-naming trend, a study has found.

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Historic Melton building nominated for special honour

A Melton building with a rich history dating back to the First World War and which retains a close connection with young people in the town has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

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Thousands enjoy Melton festival of military dogs and horses

Around 5,000 people visited Melton’s Defence Animal Centre (DAC) on Sunday to enjoy spectacular displays and find out how military dogs and horses are trained.

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Sir Alan Duncan reflects on being re-elected for a sixth term as Melton MP

Sir Alan Duncan’s jubilation at being returned as Rutland and Melton MP for a sixth term, with an increased majority, were tempered by news of surprising losses for his Conservative party across the UK.

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Big gains for Labour as transgender candidate wins back second place for the party in Rutland and Melton

A surge in support for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was mirrored in the Rutland and Melton constituency with Dr Heather Peto winning a bigger increased share of the vote than any other candidate.

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