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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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Melton MP the Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan and Melton borough councillor for the Somerby ward Leigh Higgins in Thorpe Satchville EMN-160712-155124001

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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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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