Football club takes delivery of life-saving device in the wake of a referee’s collapse

A football club has responded to the collapse of a referee during a local cup final to take delivery of a life-saving defibrillator.

Melton boy William Billingsley is presented with his special advent calendar by staff at the town's Poundland store EMN-170112-153924001

Melton boy who can’t eat chocolate gets a very special advent calendar

A Melton boy who is unable to eat chocolate because his chemotherapy treatment makes it taste horrible was facing a Christmas without an advent calendar.

Police taped off Bishop Street in Melton to investigate an incident where a man was injured after being in collision with a car EMN-170612-112116001

21-year-old man charged after pedestrian seriously injured by collision with car in Melton

A 21-year-old man has appeared in court in connection with an incident in Melton in which a pedestrian sustained serious injuries after being in collision with a car.

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3-year-old Oscar Varley enjoys his tour with Gary the Elf EMN-170512-174706001

Hundreds of Christmas trees light up Melton’s St Mary’s Church in biggest ever festival

Visitors to Melton’s annual Christmas tree festival couldn’t help but be charmed as they entered to see around 1,300 trees twinkling throughout St Mary’s Church.

Walkers' master pie makers Guy Coombs and Ian Heircock with their haul of cups and rosettes EMN-170512-165810001

Farmers and food producers showcase their quality at Melton’s Christmas Fatstock Show

Dozens of farmers converged on Melton Cattle Market on Tuesday for the ever popular annual Christmas Fatstock Show and it was two young sisters who emerged with the rosette for Champion Beast.

The A46 near Seagrave after two lorries and a cement mixer were collision leading to the southbound carriageway being closed for more than 24 hours.

A46 near Melton is open again to traffic following serious three-vehicle collision

A carriageway of the A46 near Melton has reopened this morning (Tuesday) to traffic hours earlier than expected following a serious three-vehicle collision yesterday.

Melton's Defence Animal Centre EMN-170512-091350001

NEWSFLASH: 11th hour reprieve for Melton military dogs who were due to be put down

Campaigners this morning (Tuesday) are celebrating after two military dogs based at Melton’s Defence Animal Centre were saved from being put down

Former Melton choirmaster Robert Kalton, who has been jailed for eight years for sexually abusing children EMN-170412-143227001

Former Melton choirmaster jailed for sexually abusing children

A former Melton choirmaster has been jailed for eight years for sexually abusing children in his care.

The Christmas tree and lights glow in the town centre EMN-170412-105736001

Crowds pack Melton town centre to see Christmas lights switched on

Crowds packed Market Place on Friday to celebrate the start of Christmas in Melton with the traditional switching on of the festive lights.

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A46 near Melton closed after two lorries and a cement mixer collide

A carriageway of the A46 near Melton will be closed until mid-morning tomorrow (Tuesday) after two lorries and a cement mixer were in collision this morning.

Traffic backs up on Leicester Road as roadworks continue on Friday afternoon EMN-170112-153913001

Traffic jams build up again after another water pipe bursts on main Melton road

Motorists have again faced lengthy tailbacks on a main road into Melton after a water pipe burst for the second time in a week.

NEWSFLASH: Five men convicted of defrauding Melton Council out of more than £200,000

NEWSFLASH: Five men convicted of defrauding Melton Council out of more than £200,000

Five men have been convicted after they defrauded Melton Council out of more than £200,000 of taxpayers’ money.

Melton's Defence Animal Centre EMN-170112-133810001

Melton MP calls for stay of execution for military dogs

Melton MP Sir Alan Duncan has asked for a stay of execution for two military dogs which are due to be put down next week because they can’t be rehomed.

Glenfield Hospital in Leicester EMN-171130-125842001

Joy for Melton parents as children’s heart unit is saved from closure

Parents across Melton are celebrating today (Thursday) after a Leicester children’s heart unit was saved from closure.

Police have taped off Bishop Street to investigate a suspected hit and run incident PHOTO: Lisa Godber

Police hunt suspects after pedestrian seriously injured in road collision in Melton

Police are hunting the occupants of a car who fled the scene after their vehicle was in collision with a pedestrian in Melton last night (Wednesday).

Lynda Spargo, who sustained a devastating brain aneurism while at work at Sherard Primary School in Melton EMN-171128-172759001

Melton family hit by another traumatic blow

A Melton man whose teenage daughter fought a succesful battle against cancer is now going through the trauma of his wife being in a coma for the last four months following a sudden brain aneurism.

Mrs Pamela Posnett from Melton Mowbray is made an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday November 16, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Investiture. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire EMN-171120-142708001

Melton councillor receives MBE from Prince Charles

Long-serving Melton borough councillor and county councillor Pam Posnett has been presented with an MBE by Prince Charles.

Michael Peaks (left), with Shane Sharkey (centre) and cafe owner Nigel Keep, two of the people who have helped Michael get back on his feet after years of sleeping rough EMN-171129-161054001

Melton people rally to help homeless Michael

A homeless man who now has a place to stay and a job after a remarkable surge of goodwill from Melton people says the transformation in his life is ‘like a Christmas movie’.

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Police name 17-year-old man killed in Bottesford road collision

A 17-year-old man was killed in a collision involving two vehicles on the Bottesford bypass on Sunday.

Latham House Medical Practice EMN-171129-110156001

Inspection joy for Melton’s GP surgery

Melton’s GP practice has been taken out of special measures following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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