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Massive crowds gathered in Melton for the Victorian Christmas Fayre

Melton was undoubtedly the place to be this weekend as thousands of people descended on the town for its annual Victorian Christmas Fayre.

The lights and fireworks delighted the big crowd PHOTO: Tim Williams

Melton stops to marvel at Christmas lights switch-on event

Melton came to a standstill on Friday night as thousands of people flooded into town to see the Christmas lights switch-on event.

Frisby School pupils Thomas Pearson, Ruby Lauton, Georgina Bailey and Alice Williams take a close look at one of the festive creations PHOTO: Tim Williams

Record 1,378 Christmas trees seen at Melton festival

Melton’s (tree)mendous Christmas Tree Festival has again broken its own record for the number of trees on display.

Melton Mowbray Round Table's Santa float PHOTO: Supplied

Santa float to stop off at Asfordby, East Goscote and Whissendine

The Melton Mowbray Round Table will be pounding the streets in partnership with the Belvoir Rotary Club this week to raise much needed funds for local based charities.

Away they go through the Belvoir Castle grounds PHOTO: Tim Williams

More than 400 take part in Santa fun run around Belvoir Castle for Dove Cottage Day Hospice

Belvoir Castle was transformed into a sea of seasonal red on Sunday, as hundreds of people turned into Santa Claus for the day - all for a good cause.

Organiser Margaret Phillips shows 95-year-old Nancy Bramall around the crib festival PHOTO: Tim Williams

Melton Festival of Cribs was “another amazing spectacle”

Another successful Melton Festival of Cribs was attended by visitors from all over the country.

Old Dalby Singers PHOTO: Supplied

Old Dalby Singers to headline Christmas concert

Melton’s United Reformed Church will be celebrating Christmas with another musical feast when the Old Dalby Singers head a programme of songs and carols under the direction of Edgars Cuzinskis.

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Sing you heart out at festive charity karaoke evening

Sing you heart out at festive charity karaoke evening

A unique ‘Star In Their Eyes’ karaoke night has been organised on Friday, upstairs at Melton’s Royal British Legion Club.

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Spuds on top as celery named as UK’s most hated veg

Spuds on top as celery named as UK’s most hated veg

Brits are turning up their noses at ‘trending’ veg people post in recipes on social media - with celery named as the most hated.

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Eliza Hill who was crowned champion PHOTO: Supplied

Eliza is crowned the 2016 winner of The Vale of Belvoir Rotary Club’s Vale’s Got Talent contest

The judges had a very tough time deciding who the winner of this year’s Vale’s Got Talent competition should be.

Older pupils of the Trevonne dancing cast PHOTO: Supplied

Review: Trevonne’s ‘Rapunzel’ at Melton Theatre

It’s that time again (Oh yes it is!) and Melton Theatre audiences are in for a treat this year as Trevonne Productions ‘let their hair down’ in their 38th consecutive pantomime writes John Hurton.

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Actors Sarah Raine and Fran Tither as elves Coco and Biscuit PHOTO: Supplied

Christmas comedy play at Upper Broughton is a barrel of laughs

A family production that is a magical mix of theatre, songs, clowning, puppetry, music and animation is coming to Upper Broughton Village Hall on Sunday.

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Dogs Trust Christmas Fair at Wymeswold raises thousands

Thanks to the dog loving public, Dogs Trust Loughborough’s homeless hounds are celebrating after their Christmas Fair held at the rehoming centre in Wymeswold raised a record amount.

Participants take part in the Melton Santa fun run PHOTO: Supplied

Melton Santa fun run gathers momentum

Santas of all shapes and sizes are busy limbering up for next Sunday’s (December 11) fundraising Melton Santa fun run.

Dishonoured 2 is in the running to be crowned the Game of the Year

Console Corner: Dishonoured 2 review

An honour to play Dishonoured 2.

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Belvoir Castle PHOTO: Supplied

Make a date for Belvoir Castle’s Christmas Extravaganza

The Duke and Duchess of Rutland are opening the doors to their magnificent home - Belvoir Castle – this month for two magical festive evenings.

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Robert West shows off his Champion Lambs at the Melton Fatstock Show EMN-161130-152404001

All set for fatstock fun

Farmers and food producers are gearing up to compete at the popular annual Melton Christmas Fatstock Show and Sale.


Melton Gig Guide: December 1 to 6 - Melton Times

(Friday) Victorian Christmas Fayre: Emily Brown will perform covers such as Man on the Moon, Half the World Away and classic Christmas songs with her own interpretation to them.

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Regal Cinema Melton: Film guide December 1 to 8 - Melton Times

Inferno (12A) Today at 6pm.

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Santa's Sleigh sets off around the streets of Melton PHOTO: Tim Williams

Melton’s Santa’s Sleigh route 2016

Members of the Rotary Club of Melton Mowbray Belvoir, Inner Wheel, Guides and Round Table will again escort Santa’s Sleigh on the annual street collection.

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