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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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Why does a bit of snow plunge Britain into transport chaos?

Why does a bit of snow plunge Britain into transport chaos?

A couple of times a year, the UK is presented with the competing emotions of seeing children bouncing off the walls with excitement and the dread of the chaotic morning commute. It is snowing.

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NEWSFLASH: Man killed after his cycle was in collision with a tractor near Asfordby

A man died after his cycle was in collision with a tractor on the A6006 near Asfordby this morning.

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NEWSFLASH: Serious road crash near Asfordby

Motorists have been warned to avoid the A6006 near Asfordby following a serious road collision this morning (Monday).

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A van used by Southeringtons removals in Melton in the mid-20th century EMN-171001-124511001

Melton family business thrives after 125 years

When William Southerington bought a horse and cart in 1892 and started a removal and haulage business in Melton he would surely be proud to hear that it continues to thrive 125 years later under the stewardship of grandson John.

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Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

A train journey spanning barely half the country has been revealed as the country’s most expensive standard class ticket available to passengers.

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Driving safely in icy conditions - advice from police experts

Driving safely in icy conditions - advice from police experts

With a wintry January forecast, police driving experts are advising motorists to take extra precautions, with the following specific advice for driving in icy conditions.

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Famous Flying Scotsman to return to Peterborough, Stamford and Melton in 2017

The world-famous steam engine The Flying Scotsman will return to our region this year, stopping at Peterborough, Stamford and Melton.

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Gritters have been keeping busy on Leicestershire’s roads

Leicestershire’s gritters have been working hard over the festive period to keep the county’s roads moving.

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Crime

Two arrested after woman pedestrian injured in collision

A man and a teenager have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a pedestrian was left with serious injuries following a non-stop collision.

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Emergency services are at the scene of the crash

Woman pedestrian ‘critical’ after collision with high performance car

A woman is in a critical condition after being in collision with a high performance car which failed to stop.

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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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Police news

Pedestrian seriously injured after being struck by a car in Melton

A pedestrian has sustained serious injuries after he was involved in a collision in Melton at the weekend.

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Justice Secretary  Liz Truss and Alan Mak

Justice secretary praises our campaign calling for tougher sentences for killer drivers

The justice secretary has praised our campaign calling for tougher sentences for those who kill on the roads.

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Killer drivers may face life sentences - following our Drive For Justice Campaign

Killer drivers may face life sentences - following our Drive For Justice Campaign

Killer drivers who take lives through dangerous and careless driving may face life sentences for the first time under a dramatic toughening of sentencing powers.

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The all too familiar sight of traffic clogging up the A607 Leicester Road entrance to Melton EMN-161129-123055001

Massive boost for Melton bypass campaigners

Generations of Melton people who have wanted a bypass to ease traffic congestion in the town received a huge boost this week when the Government agreed to pay nearly £3 million towards creating a business case for building a major part of it.

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The road has been closed in both directions

Police name motorcyclist killed on the A607 near Melton

Police have named the motorcyclist who was killed after his machine was in collision with a car on the A607 at Croxton Kerrial.

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The all too familiar sight of traffic clogging up the A607 Leicester Road entrance to Melton EMN-161129-123055001

Melton bypass plan gets massive cash injection

Melton’s long-awatied bypass moved a step nearer today after the Government agreed to pay nearly £3 million towards creating a business case for the relief road.

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This footage of a pensioner on a mobility scooter almost struck by a car was captured on Jim Taylor's dashcam.

Motorist films moment when pensioner on mobility scooter nearly collides with car on Grantham road

A motorist has captured the moment when a pensioner nearly collided with a car while crossing a road on his mobility scooter.

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