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Emotions run high among Melton bus passengers at public debate on future services

Older people with bus passes say they are willing to pay for some of their fares in a bid to ensure they remain cost-effective to run.

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A climbing wall which was stolen from the campsite of Melton Scouts and which will cost �30,000 to replace EMN-180521-135224001

NEWSFLASH: Stolen 30ft Melton Scouts’ climbing wall found just 10 miles away

Melton scouts are celebrating this morning (Tuesday) after their 30ft climbing wall was recovered after being stolen at the weekend.

Crime
Fire services were called to the scene EMN-180521-155533001

Six crews of firefighters tackle fire in thatched roof at Frisby

Six fire crews raced to deal with a blaze in the thatched roof of a two-storey detached property in Frisby on Saturday afternoon.

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Peter Marsh, a Melton solicitor who has died aged 68 EMN-180521-132536001

Tributes paid to Melton solicitor who was fourth generation of his family to practice in the town

Tributes have been paid to a Melton solicitor, who was the fourth generation of his family to practice in the town, following his death at the age of 68.

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A climbing wall which was stolen from the campsite of Melton Scouts and which will cost �30,000 to replace EMN-180521-135224001

Thieves steal 30ft climbing wall from Melton Scouts’ campsite

Thieves have stolen a 30ft climbing wall from a Melton Scout camp which will cost them £30,000 to replace.

Crime
Fire services were called to the scene EMN-180801-104220001

Firefighters issue urgent safety advice to council residents after blaze in Melton block of flats

Firefighters have issued urgent safety advice to council tenants in Melton after a blaze broke out in a town centre block of flats on Friday evening.

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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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The Amwell care home in Melton EMN-180518-160311001

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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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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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).

Transport
Andrew Cooper (Melton Town Estate), Michael Harris (Melton Theatre), Siobhan Lane (RS Bridal Collection) and Shelagh Core (Melton BID manager) celebrate the launch of the new Melton app EMN-180515-154035001

Upgraded Melton app launched to encourage more people to visit town centre

An upgraded mobile town centre app has been launched in a bid to promote Melton businesses and encourage more people to visit the town.

Business
Heavy traffic in Melton EMN-180516-165016001

NEWSFLASH: Green light for £63.5million Melton bypass as government agrees to fund it

Campaigners for Melton’s long-awaited bypass are celebrating this morning (Thursday) after the government agreed to fund most of the £63.5 million cost of the planned relief road.

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New Mayor of Melton, Councillor Pru Chandler, receives the chains of office from outgoing Mayor, Councillor Tejpal Bains EMN-180515-154118001

Momentous mayoral year for Tejpal and a new wife

Tejpal Bains has reflected on the most momentous year of his life when he not only served as Melton’s youngest ever Mayor and the first from an ethnic background, but he also met his future wife while on council business.

Politics
Thorpe Arnold and Egerton Park players held a minute's silence for Nick Gillett before their derby match on Saturday EMN-180515-092058001

Melton sporting community mourn popular former cricketer and footballer

A funeral service for a popular former Melton sportsman is expected to be packed to the rafters next week.

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A Centrebus 14 service bus turns out of Windsor Street, Melton EMN-180516-111418001

NEWSFLASH: Melton bus services have been saved from being axed

Two Melton town bus services, which were due to be ended next month, have been saved by 11th hour funding from Leicestershire County Council.

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Mayor of Melton, Councillor Pru Chandler EMN-180515-154107001

Pru becomes Melton Mayor in her final year as a councillor

“I’m going out at the top,” new Mayor of Melton, Councillor Pru Chandler, told the Melton Times as she prepared to start her final year on the borough council in the top civic role.

Politics
Television chef Simon Rimmer (centre) with Nice Pie co-owners Phil and Kath Walmsley EMN-181105-142115001

Old Dalby pie-maker’s secret vegan pastry recipe wows TV chef

TV chef Simon Rimmer was blown away by a secret recipe when he filmed his show at a pie-making business at Old Dalby.

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John Bullimore outside Asfordby Parish Hall where is campaigning to have a plaque installed to mark fallen First World War soldiers from the village EMN-180515-154024001

Row over memorial plaque for Asfordby war heroes

An Asfordby pensioner is campaigning for a plaque to be installed on the parish hall to recognise it being built in honour of the 38 village servicemen killed during the First World War.

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Potholes have been a major issue across Leicestershire EMN-180515-102334001

Melton drivers promised fewer potholes with new £5million council funding

Melton motorists will soon have fewer potholes to avoid after plans were announced to spend £5million fixing roads across Leicestershire.

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