Regular Saturday family fun returns to Melton church

Saturday marked the return of the activities mornings at St Mary’s Church in Melton, and what a celebration it proved to be for visitors of all ages.

Waterfield Leisure Centre's swimming pool PHOTO: Supplied EMN-180115-163403001

New prices announced for leisure centres in Melton

Changes to prices at Melton Sports Village and the town’s Waterfield Leisure Centre have been unveiled.

The historic 7 King Street in Melton - the town's oldest secular building with parts dating back to 1330 EMN-180801-164821001

Council considers whether to give go-ahead to new Melton town centre pub

The go-ahead could be given later this month for a new pub to open in a listed building in Melton town centre.

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The new auction ring in use at Melton Cattle Market EMN-180301-114151001

Brewery lined up in new Melton Cattle Market development plans

A brewery is being lined up as a major feature in the second major redevelopment project at Melton Cattle Market.

Quorn Hunt hounds and horses on show in the Play Close EMN-180201-085118001

Hundreds welcome Quorn Hunt riders for New Year’s Day meeting in Melton

Hundreds of people converged on the Play Close in Melton yesterday (New Year’s Day) to welcome members of the UK’s oldest group of hunters.

The average Brit will consume 3.5 million calories from booze over a lifetime

The average Brit will consume 3.5 million calories from booze over a lifetime

The average Brit will consume a staggering 3.5 MILLION calories over a lifetime - in BOOZE alone, a study has found.

Members of Melton Mowbray Young Farmers Club EMN-171221-122023001

New lease of life for Melton Young Farmers Club

There was a time not so long ago when dwindling numbers left Melton Mowbray Young Farmers Club in danger of folding.

Young farmers selfie with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby PHOTO: Supplied

Archbishop of Canterbury is first recipient of the Leicestershire and Rutland Young Farmers 2018 charity calendar

Young farmers from Leicestershire and Rutland hope to raise hundreds of pounds for charity after they’ve come together to produce a 2018 calendar which features photographs that have all been taken by members aged 10-26 years.

Two Chelsea Pensioners show off Stilton cheese donated by Long Clawson Dairy as part of the veterans' annual celebration of British cheesemakers EMN-171220-114404001

Cheese firms’ festive cheer for Chelsea Pensioners

Chelsea Pensioners got into the festive spirit by tucking into slabs of cheese donated by three dairies from the Melton area.

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Artist Graham Short, with Dickinson & Morris' Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe's Stephen Hallam, when he returned to the shop a year after spending a limited edition fiver worth up to �50,000 EMN-171221-153731001

£50k fiver spent in a Melton shop is still unclaimed a year later

A specially-engraved five pound note believed to be worth up to £50,000 remains unclaimed a year after it was spent in a Melton shop.

The unusual Christmas dish - Christmas dinner in a pie - served up at Melton pub The Welby EMN-171221-165808001

Melton pub serves up Christmas dinner in a pie

A Melton pub is serving an unusual Christmas dinner - turkey and all the trimmings inside a pie.

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The vacant BargainBuys unit in Sherrard Street, Melton, which has been earmarked for a new cafe/bar EMN-171213-134032001

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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Everyone Actives regional swim manager Karen Lewis, Team GB Olympic swimmer Ellie Faulkner and Everyone Actives group swim manager Jacqui Tillman PHOTO:

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.

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.

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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.

An artist's impression of the planned new Six Hills Garden Village EMN-171114-133226001

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.

The outer shell of the new Melton Scouts campsite at Holwell Pastures - another �70,000 is needed to finish off the inside EMN-171114-172332001

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.

Frankenstein claims two victims PHOTO: Supplied

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.

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