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MP enters row over Melton poppy parade

Melton’s MP has blasted the ‘stupid bureaucracy’ which means organisers of the town’s Remembrance Sunday parade must raise hundreds of pounds to organise it because the police do not have the resources to get involved.

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First glimpse at plans for hundreds of homes on Melton factory site

Developers have given Melton residents their first look at a major town centre housing scheme on the site currently occupied by one of the biggest local employers.

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Richard Norton, who is running back-to-back marathons to raise money for the Remembrance Day parade in Melton, with the town's Poppy Appeal organiser Jock Bryson EMN-170910-152317001

Poppy Appeal organiser ‘disgusted’ after police pull out of annual Melton parade

The organiser of Melton’s Poppy Appeal says he is ‘disgusted’ that police cannot afford to marshal this year’s Remembrance Day parade in the town.

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Melton Council beefs up security after officers suffer abuse

Security is to be beefed up at future Melton Council public exhibitions after council staff were abused at events to promote the Local Plan.

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New senior town warden appointed for Melton

A new Senior Townwarden was elected by Melton Town Estate last night (Monday) with John Southerington replacing Dinah Hickling.

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NEWSFLASH: Results revealed on suspicious substance sent to Melton Council offices

The substance discovered in a package at Melton Council offices this morning (Monday) has been found to be non-suspicious.

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Residents urged not to visit Melton Council offices today after suspicious package found

Staff at Melton Council are still being kept away from their office building this afternoon (Monday) after a package containing a suspicious substance was discovered earlier today.

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VIDEO NEWSFLASH: Emergency services attend ongoing incident at Melton Council offices

Police and firefighters have been called out to what is being called an ‘ongoing incident’ at the Melton Council offices this morning (Monday).

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Councillors approve details of Melton Local Plan

Councillors last night (Wednesday) agreed the final details of the Melton Local Plan, which governs development across the borough for the next 20 years.

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VIDEO: Watch the campaign video and then vote for Melton as UK’s number one pet friendly town

You have until Saturday to cast your vote and help make Melton the UK’s No1 pet-friendly town.

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Crucial meeting tonight to decide final detail of Melton Local Plan

Councillors are tonight (Wednesday) hoping to finally submit the Melton Local Plan to the government.

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Security to be beefed up at Melton Library to enable self-service access outside opening hours

Council chiefs will beef up security at Melton Library so users can feel safe accessing the building when it is closed to the public as part of a move to make it partly self-service.

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Brooksby Melton College housing plan appeal to be heard next month

An appeal is to be heard next month into plans to redevelop land on the rural Spinney Campus at Brooksby Melton College.

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New council supremo identifies key targets

Raising average wages, improving roads and internet connectivity, and providing more affordable housing are some of the key targets the new Melton Council chief executive has identified.

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Your chance to quiz officials on bypass

Residents will get the chance to quiz council officials about proposals for the planned Melton bypass next week.

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Air Cadets take part in the 2016 Battle of Britain parade through Melton EMN-170913-171724001

Crowds to line Melton streets for Battle of Britain parade

Crowds will line the streets of Melton on Sunday for the annual Battle of Britain parade to honour those who fought in a pivotal episode during the Second World War.

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Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Nearly four million homeowners aged over 55 have plans to downsize, according to a new survey.

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Monument could block Melton homes plan

Plans to build 30 new homes on the outskirts of Melton could be scuppered because they would be too near to an ancient monument.

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New era for Melton Council as Edd takes on top job

A new era has been ushered in at Melton Council with the appointment of Edd de Coverly as chief executive after the retirement of Lynn Aisbett, who served 13 years in the role.

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NEWSFLASH: A horse released by vandals from Melton armed forces base has died

One of the military horses released by vandals from a field at Melton’s Defence Animal Centre has died after developing complications to the injuries he received following the incident.

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