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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.

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The Veterans' Breakfast support group is held at The Harboro Hotel in Melton - Danny O'Brien and Darren Tilson get their full English from Councillors Pam Posnett, Simon Lumley and Mayor David Wright EMN-160512-114104001

First Melton ‘veterans’ breakfast’ is a big success

Former service personnel from the armed forces met up in Melton on Saturday for the town’s first Veterans’ Breakfast event.

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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-161130-132009001

Hundreds view plans for Melton’s future

Hundreds of residents have attended public consultation events for Melton’s draft Local Plan as the final one was held in the town on Tuesday evening.

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Wreath layers Pat Wilson, Frederick Thompson and Peter Roffey outside the Royal British Legion HQ in Melton during the Armistice Day service EMN-161128-104813001

Almost £20,000 collected in Melton area for Poppy Appeal

Collectors in Melton and surrounding villages have so far taken almost £20,000 for this year’s Poppy Appeal.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week, 42 years ago, the Birmingham Pub Bombings took place. On November 21, 1974, bombs were planted in two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town. The explosions killed 21 people and injured 182 others.

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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

Speculation is rife that the Government’s long awaited review of dangerous driving offences and penalties may consider the possibility of increasing the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to 20 years.

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County Hall deputy leader Byron Rhodes EMN-160113-135100001

Services across Leicestershire ‘will slide’ without more cash

Leicestershire County Council is performing well and meeting its priorities but faces increasing pressure from continued funding cuts, a new report reveals.

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The Melton Local Plan logo EMN-161121-154728001

Video to be shot to engage more residents in Melton Local Plan

A video is being produced in a bid to inspire more people to comment on proposals which will dictate development in Melton over the next 20 years.

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Derek Simmonds shows off his new book, Our Unforgotten Debt', which recognises the deeds and sacrifices of the Melton Mowbray and District Territorials 1914-1918 EMN-161116-154405001

A brave band of Melton men

Visitors to Melton Carnegie Museum yesterday (Wednesday) got their first look at a new book which tells the history of a brave band of men who fought in the First World War.

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Families of servicemen were represented by young and old at Melton's Remembrance Day event EMN-161114-103434001

Support group to start for Melton veterans

A special social and support group is to be set up in Melton for people who served in the armed forces.

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Mounted officers from the Defence Animal Centre, Melton, taking part in Sunday's Remembrance Day parade through the town EMN-161114-103414001

Melton pays its respects to the fallen on Remembrance Sunday

A large crowd gathered in Melton on Sunday to watch veterans, serving members of the armed forces and dignataries take part in the annual Remembrance Day parade through the town.

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Matthew O'Callaghan (Lab) who is standing as a parliamentary candidate for the Loughborough constituency EMN-160911-133958001

Melton pork pie fears grow

A meeting is being urgently sought with the government as fears heighten that Melton Mowbray pork pies could lose their protected geographical status in the wake of the Brexit vote.

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The Duke of Edinburgh greets Dr Sandy Saunders at the unveiling ceremony for a new memorial to the iconic Guinea Pig Club at the National Memorial Arboretum EMN-160911-111403001

Sandy’s special tribute to wartime pals

As the nation remembers our war dead tomorrow (Friday), Dr Sandy Saunders will pay his respects in front of a memorial he campaigned to provide for a special group of Second World War servicemen which he belongs to.

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Melton's Defence Animal Centre, its soldiers and animals, will be the focus of a three-part ITV documentary due to be screened in June EMN-160811-121241001

Another military dog regiment could move to Melton

A military dog regiment could transfer to the Defence Animal Centre (DAC) in Melton as part of a major reorganisation of resources by the government.

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Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

Donald Trump wins White House race: here’s how he could be a successful President

Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States of America. Here’s how he could be a successful President.

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Melton residents urged to have their say on final Local Plan draft

Residents across Melton are being urged to have their say as a consultation process opens today (Tuesday) on how developments and policies will be shaped in the borough up to 2036.

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St George's Barracks, North Luffenham, which has been earmarked for closure EMN-160811-130252001

St George’s Barracks in North Luffenham looks set to close

St George’s Barracks in North Luffenham has been recommended for closure as part of the Government’s Defence Estate Rationalisation and Optimisation programme

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An armchair guide to the US election

An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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An Autumnal poppy photo from the Havant area! 
Picture: Jo Carter, Havant.

Maroons to be fired to mark Melton two-minute silence on Remembrance Day

Two maroons will be fired in Melton’s Play Close on Friday as the town marks Remembrance Day

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