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Bid to save Melton children’s centres from closure is blocked

A desperate bid to save Melton’s children’s centres from closure was blocked at a County Hall budget meeting yesterday (Wednesday)

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Alexandra North, who had her pony carriage stolen before she could use it on her wedding day, with Sally, her Shetland pony EMN-180221-132356001

Villagers help Vale of Belvoir bride after carriage theft

A soon-to-be bride was left heartbroken after the pony carriage which was to have carried her to church for her dream wedding was stolen.

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Young footballers at Bottesford FC, which has applied to the 2018 Make It Happen fund for a grant to pay for new goal posts EMN-180219-120041001

First applications in for £10,000 Melton community cash fund

A football club and a village community group are the first applicants for a share of this year’s £10,000 Make It Happen scheme.

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The Melton Mowbray First World War Centenary Trail, featuring buildings which were important to residents and service personnel during the conflict EMN-180219-171543001

Melton First World War centenary trail launched to flag up iconic wartime buildings

One hundred years after the end of the First World War, residents and visitors to Melton can now follow a special trail to see the buildings which played a pivotal role in the town’s war effort.

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Belvoir Challenge 2017 - through muddy fields on the way to Plungar EMN-180220-171837001

Hundreds ready to brave The Belvoir Challenge this weekend

It is likely to be very muddy, cold and wet on Saturday morning but hundreds of competitors will still have a great time splashing their way around the undulating countryside in this year’s edition of The Belvoir Challenge.

Sport
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Melton school completes Ofsted improvement from ‘inadequate’ to ‘good’

Staff and pupils at a Melton school are celebrating today (Monday) after an Ofsted report said it was now ‘good’ after previous inspections rated it as ‘inadequate’ and then ‘requiring improvement’.

Education
Russ Hamer and some of the other Old Dalby Day volunteers who are appealing for more help to keep the popular event going EMN-180219-120018001

Desperate appeal sounded to save Old Dalby Day

Organisers of a popular annual village community day which last year attracted record crowds of more than 4,000 people say this year’s event may not take place because of a shortage of volunteer helpers and car parking issues.

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The Get Busy Living Centre, at Burrough on the Hill, which has been shortlisted for a coveted property design award EMN-180219-110141001

Melton market buildings and Burrough rehab centre up for coveted ‘property Oscars’

Judges have shortlisted new buildings at Melton Cattle Market and a soon-to-be-opened sports injury rehabilitation centre at Burrough on the Hill for prestigious property design awards.

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Van overturns after A46 collision near Melton

Emergency services were alerted after a transit van overturned when it was in collision with another vehicle on the A46 near Melton.

Transport
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Council awaits police probe verdict on Melton park ‘fox killing’

Melton Council has confirmed that horse riding and hunting are not allowed in its country park following allegations that a fox was illegally killed there by hounds from a local hunt.

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A digital falls device available to vulnerable residents through Melton Council's timesage scheme EMN-180213-105321001

New service launched to support vulnerable people in Melton

Relatives of vulnerable people in the Melton borough can now use a new service to give them peace of mind and ensure their loved ones can continue living independent lives in their own homes.

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Ragdale Hall directors Allison Garner (personnel), Hugh Wilson (hotel), Clare Brandish (sales and marketing) and managing director David Hamdorff launch Make It Happen 2018 EMN-180213-161027001

Make it happen awards 2018

Community and voluntary groups, charities, sports clubs and other worthy causes are today being invited to apply for cash funding from our popular Make It Happen scheme.

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Friends of Melton Country Park members Jean Forbes, Walter Pepper, Bill Forbes and Mick Hipwell try out the new bench which has been installed in the park EMN-180213-143403001

New bench for Melton Country Park visitors

Visitors to Melton Country Park have been trying out a new bench - the first of three to be provided in a spruce-up of the furniture.

Environment
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Help us to clean up Melton borough

A campaign has been launched this week to clean up unsightly areas across the Melton borough.

Environment 1
Musical director James Gutteridge with members of Melton Mowbray Choral Society EMN-180213-093642001

Fundraisers send James to New York to perform with his Melton choir

Music
Gretton Court, a sheltered housing complex for the elderly and frail in Melton EMN-180213-135813001

Council defends policy of putting homeless young families in Melton elderly housing complex

Melton Council has defended its policy to move young families into vacant properties at a sheltered housing complex for frail and elderly people.

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Claire Lomas at Old Trafford Cricket Ground during a promotional event for the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon which she is taking part in EMN-180213-113117001

Inspirational Claire aims to beat her marathon best in Manchester

Six years after she made headlines around the world by walking 26 miles in a special robotic suit, paralysed Claire Lomas is preparing to take on her second marathon.

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Youngsters enjoying themselves at a session at The Venue in Melton EMN-180902-135712001

Desperate appeal to keep popular Melton youth club going

A Melton youth club which is attended by more than 60 youngsters aged from eight to 17 has called on parents to help attract the funding which will keep it going.

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The police helicopter was dispatched to help pursue a suspect EMN-180902-170730001

Helicopter helps police chase a suspect in Melton

A police helicopter flew over Melton this afternoon (Friday) as officers chased a man suspected of being involved in a physical altercation in the town.

Crime
The historic 7 King Street in Melton - the town's oldest secular building with parts dating back to 1330 EMN-180902-120956001

Pub set to open in historic Melton building in May

A planned micro pub in one of Melton’s oldest buildings could be open by May if planning permission is given.

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