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New community sports thriving in Melton

Alternative sports, together with traditional ones, have begun to take off and found a foothold in Melton.

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Amateurs squad, from left, back - Millie Whitehouse, Sam Miller, Amber York, Jade Poyzer (coach), Maisie Drummy, Jason Gamble (coach/manager), Kayleigh Rowles, Evie Lyon, Maria Panayi; front - Ella Wheatley, Amy Cartwright, Madeleine Gamble, Ellen Cartwright, Emily Ball. EMN-180516-172313002

Asfordby Amateurs cap promotion-winning season in style

Asfordby Amateurs Girls Under 12s finished their season in top form with an 8-0 win away against Coalville Town Rookettes to clinch promotion.

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Melton U15s at the Syston RFC Sevens EMN-180515-181134002

Melton RFC U15s sweep to Syston 7s victory

There was more success for Melton RFC’s junior set-up when their under 15s side entered the Syston 7s tournament and won the cup.

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The eight laptops purchased for the pupils at the school in Simikot Humla, Nepal PHOTO: Supplied

Rotary round-up: Rotary Club of Melton Aurora taking international action in Nepal

This week, Kathryn Gregory, president of the Rotary Club of Melton Aurora, gives an update on the Nepal HEAD (Himalayan Education and Disability) Project.

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Melton Mayor councillor Tejpal Bains tries out some of the studio equipment demonstrated by Philip Furnival from broadcast engineering company Transplan UK PHOTO: Supplied

103 The Eye’s Melton community radio networking day strikes the right chord

Community radio directors and managers from across the country attended a networking and information day organised by 103 The Eye in the Civic Suite at Melton Borough Council’s Parkside offices.

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Football: Mowbray Rangers toast a season to remember

Mowbray Rangers FC celebrated some great achievements over the past season at their annual awards presentation evening last weekend.

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Melton in Bloom representatives Brian Hodder, Maureen Betts and Lucy Wood, with borough councillor Simon Lumley in the cemetery where they are campaigning to get graves of former servicemen cleaned up EMN-180905-150135001

Graves of Melton war heroes to be cleaned up after campaign was forged

Campaigners are celebrating after achieving their quest to get the graves of 10 Melton war heroes cleaned up.

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Royal Wedding: Which celebrities are expected to attend?

It’s going to be one of the biggest events of the year - but which celebrities will be guests at tomorrow’s Royal Wedding?

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Bowls: Holwell Sports to hold open days

Holwell Sports Bowls Club is holding two open days this weekend for anyone looking to take up the sport.

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Luxury Melton care home criticised by quality inspectors

Inspectors have given a damning assessment of a £6million state-of-the-art Melton care home, which opened just over a year ago.

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There are some great releases lined up for spring

Console Corner: Video gaming set to spring into action

After a relatively quiet couple of months, gaming is set spring into action with a host of exciting titles on the horizon.

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John O'Gaunt champion sheepdog trainer Nij Vyas with his sheepdogs Todd and Cody EMN-181105-133429001

Melton sheepdog training champion appeals for land to carry on his craft

A world champion sheepdog trainer, who has been served notice to leave his rented farmland, has appealed to the Melton farming community to offer him a site where he can pass on his skills.

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Royal Wedding: Prince Charles to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle tomorrow

The Prince of Wales will accompany Meghan Markle down the aisle at her wedding to Prince Harry, Kensington Palace said.

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Asfordby mother tackles charity London MoonWalk

A doting mother got to see the sights of London at night and raised hundreds of pounds for charity.

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The Old Vicarage in Whissendine PHOTO: Supplied

Enjoy a walk about in open gardens in Whissendine

Two beautiful but very different gardens at Whissendine are open next Sunday (May 27) for visitors to look round.

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MOT test changes: the strict new rules being introduced in the next week that could affect your car

The MOT test is to get a major overhaul and introduce new rules that could make it harder for cars to pass.

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Motorist treated by ambulance crew after Buckminster road collision

A motorist was treated by paramedics after being trapped in their vehicle following a road collision at Buckminster this morning (Friday).

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Mari raises her arms in triumph as she pips top Scottish prospect Mhairi Hendry in the 800m final EMN-180515-115937002

Frisby track star Mari Smith peaks to claim brilliant British title

Up-and-coming track runner Mari Smith produced one of the performances of her career to win a British title in brilliant fashion.

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The 2018 Clawson 10k gets under way EMN-180517-114720002

Clawson 10k presents hot and hilly challenge

This year’s Clawson 10k attracted almost 250 runners and walkers to tackle the challenging cross country trail race.

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The Assassins Gym was the leading team at the WKU World Junior Championships EMN-180517-125250002

Melton Thai boxing gym dominates junior world championships

Melton’s Assassins Muay Thai Gym led the way once again as its young fighters dominated the WKU World Junior Championships in Birmingham.

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