New family-friendly cafe bar to open in Melton town centre next month

More than £600,000 has been spent on converting a former bargain shop in Melton into a family-friendly eating and drinking venue.

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Operator of Melton’s major leisure facilities celebrates national award for swimming commitment

The operator of Melton’s major leisure facilities has been handed a prestigious industry award for the seventh year in a row, recognising its commitment to swimming.

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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.

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Seven laws you might be breaking in your own garden without realising it

Thousands of British gardeners are at risk of becoming unwitting criminals due to a lack of knowledge of basic gardening laws, experts have claimed.

Food, drink and Christmas crafts attract the crowds to the village hall PHOTO: Tim Williams

Splendid stalls prove popular at Long Clawson Food and Gift Fayre

There wasn’t one exhibit that didn’t prove to be popular at this year’s Long Clawson Food and Gift Fayre according to organisers.

Brownlow raised funds for Children in Need with a giant pyjama party. The staff also baked and brought in cakes to sell at break time on Friday. A magnificent �804 was raised PHOTO: Supplied

Schools in the Melton borough ‘do their thing’ for Children in Need

Schools across the Melton borough led the fun as they raised money for Children in Need on Friday.

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Planned new garden village near Melton would also include elite sports centre

A planned garden village near Melton with up to 2,625 new homes, schools and shops also now includes development of a regional triathlon centre and aqua park similiar to the one at Rutland Water.

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Melton Scouts need £70,000 by January to finish off new campsite

A desperate appeal has been sounded by leaders at Melton Scouts to raise £70,000 by January to finish off their new campsite.

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Runners survive scary Zombie Trail in Melton Country Park

Runners braved the pitch black five kilometre trail around Melton Country Park to escape terrifying monsters, in this year’s Zombie Trail hosted by Melton Learning Hub.

Winners of the pumpkin competition (from left to right): Ollie Stewart, Mia Harrison and Connie Hamer PHOTO: Supplied

Treats not tricks at Halloween Starlight Night Party in Waltham on the Wolds

Plenty of fun was had by families who attended the biggest and best yet Starlight Night Party, at Waltham on the Wolds Church, on All Hallows Eve.

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MEP joins fight to retain protected geographical status of Melton pork pies and Stilton after Brexit

A bid to retain geographical protection for Melton pork pies and Stilton cheese after the UK leaves the EU in 2019 has been backed by the local member of the European Parliament.

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Melton set to become the UK’s capital of chocolate

Pork pies and Stilton cheese will take a back seat later this month when Melton becomes the UK’s chocolate capital.

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Men appear in court on robbery and wounding charges linked to a Vale of Belvoir hunt meeting

Two men appeared in court today (Monday) charged with robbery and wounding/inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent, in an incident believed to have taken place during a meeting of the Belvoir Hunt.

Mary Berry has been confirmed as a judge for the new series

Are you Britain’s Best Cook? The BBC want you for a new TV show starring Mary Berry

The BBC is looking for Britain’s best cooks, to roast, boil and and bake it off in a new prime-time TV show.

Melton BID manager Shelagh Core, chair Sarah Browne and Councillor Malise Graham, chairman of the Melton Safer Partnership group show off the 'Ask for Angela' campaign posters, one of the initiatives which has helped the town retain its coveted Purple Flag status EMN-171018-170611001

If you feel threatened on a night out in Melton just ‘ask for Angela’

People on a night out in Melton who get caught up in an intimidating or threatening situation are being urged to use a special coded phrase to alert pub, club or restaurant staff.

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Quicker bus service for Melton passengers travelling to Leicester

Bus passengers will be able to travel quicker from Melton to Leicester, and vice versa, from next month.

Fizzy drinks linked to liver disease in children

Fizzy drinks damaging kids’ livers

A sweetener used in fizzy drinks, cakes, biscuits and ice cream is fuelling a potentially fatal liver disease in children, according to new research.

Fairtrading Post director Helen Chadwick with clothing PHOTO: Tim Williams

Global gifts bought at Melton Fairtrade sales event

Gifts from around the world were purchased at a Melton Fairtrade Christmas Preview at the weekend.

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Thousands enjoy annual food festival in Melton

More than 10,000 people from throughout the country converged on Melton at the weekend for the annual East Midlands Food Festival which organisers say was one of the best in its 14-year history.

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Flashback to a previous food festival at Melton: Tim Hatton and Robert Freckingham show off their award winning pies and cheese PHOTO: Tim Williams EMN-170610-133041001

Melton food festival set to be one of the best ever this weekend

Organisers of this weekend’s 14th annual East Midlands Food Festival at Melton reckon it could be one of the best ever.

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