Send us your photos if you are doing something special in Melton on Saturday

Summer has truly arrived and as the temperatures have hit a high over the past few weeks, everybody is looking for any excuse to have fun in the sun.

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Melton youth club praised after crucial funding keeps it going

A Melton youth club has been held up as a shining example of how a community should support its young people by the county police and crime commissioner as he provided £10,000 to keep it going for another year.

Sally-Anne Morgan receives her Melton Community Lottery prize of an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet from the borough council's leisure & culture client manager, Jake Betts EMN-180718-165126001

Residents celebrate their Melton Community Lottery winnings

Two Melton residents have been celebrating their winnings on the Melton Community Lottery.

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Melton pork pies and Stilton cheese will retain geographical protection in Brexit plans

Producers of Melton Mowbray pork pies and Stilton cheese have been reacting to a commitment by the government to protect their geographical status in this country after the UK leaves the European Union (EU).

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Owner Mandy Watchorn and waitress Teigan Davies outside Melton's new gin bar and steakhouse, The Juniper Tree EMN-180716-111821001

New Melton gin bar and steakhouse opens its doors

Customers have been visiting Melton’s new gin bar and steakhouse, The Juniper Tree, which opened on Friday evening.

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Partying in the park PHOTO: Martin Fagan

Villagers party long into the night at Stathern Party in the Park

Stathern’s Party in the Park did not disappoint those who attended wanting to hear great live music and enjoy top class entertainment.

Members of Burton Lazars Flower Club Frances Waite and Fay Brook enjoy a cuppa with Tresillian House owner Alison Blythe PHOTO: Tim Williams

A blooming hot afternoon at open garden fundraiser in Melton

Visitors at a garden open day enjoyed pretty flowers, ploughman’s lunches, cream teas and homemade cakes in a beautiful setting in Melton.

Members of the Darlington diary farming family with Melton Council chief executive Edd de Coverly (left) and deputy leader, Councillor Leigh Higgins (right) EMN-180207-121148001

Farm business near Melton flourishes with new ice cream and cafe ventures

A dairy farm near Melton is thriving after falling milk prices led to the family which owns it diversifying the business into making its own ice cream and setting up a cafe.

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Brave bears take flight at Long Clawson Teddy Bear Festival

A new village event has got off to a flying start!

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Police puppies cause a stir at Twinlakes Theme Park near Melton

Five puppies who are being trained to become police dogs caused quite a stir when they visited Twinlakes Theme Park, near Melton, today (Monday).

Maia and Jack Paige learn all about traditional childrens' toys with Heather Woodhouse from the Carnegie Museum at Paint The Town Red EMN-180625-125605001

Melton people ‘paint the town red’ at popular annual family event

The future of fledgling Melton event, Paint The Town Red, looks assured after people flocked to support it on Sunday.

Looking T-riffic with dinosaur face paint PHOTO: Supplied

Church’s day of the dinosaurs in Melton was T-riffic

It was a really roarsome adventure for kids who attended the Melton Jurassic June St Mary’s Church activities morning.

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Father and son escape jail sentences after admitting serious assault on Belvoir Hunt investigators

The older sister of the late Princess Diana gave a character reference in court today (Thursday) as two members of the Belvoir Hunt were given suspended jail sentences for seriously assaulting two League Against Cruel Sports investigators during a meeting.

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WIN a pair of tickets to this weekend’s first Melton Spirits Fest

Melton’s first ever spirits festival takes place this weekend and we are giving five lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets.

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Village neighbours both celebrate lottery wins

Neighbours in a village near Melton are this week celebrating lottery wins.

Six-year-old Iron Man Alfie Wyatt meets the Black Cat and Black Jack, aka sisters Sarah and Sophie Toth PHOTO: Tim Williams

Sci-fi fans have an out of this world experience at heroic first Melton Mowbray Super Con

Stormtroppers and Transformers. These were just some of the sci-fi and comic book characters parading round at Melton Mowbray Super Con on Saturday.

Woody Kitson, Sue Cox and Liz Cox with items which have been made or restored at a Melton Space session EMN-180806-095227001

Members of Melton community workshop send out desperate plea for new home

Every Wednesday in Melton, dozens of mainly retired people get together to share their skills and expertise with each other in a flourishing community workshop.

An image from last year's Paint The Town Red event in Melton'PHOTO: Tim Williams EMN-180406-134937001

Melton ready to ‘paint the town red’ once again

A dog show, fairground rides, a classic car car show, children’s craft sessions, a birds of prey display and demonstrations of pork pie-making and butchery are among the attractions at the second Paint The Town Red event in Melton later this month.

Scouts taking a break in Nottingham city centre PHOTO: Supplied

Scouts from Rearsby, Thrussington and across Charnwood have fun on unforgettable summer camp to Nottingham

Over 300 Scouts and Cubs from areas across Charnwood including Rearsby and Thrussington headed to Nottingham for a weekend of fun, challenges and friendship.

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Campaign launched for Vale of Belvoir to become ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’

A campaign has been launched to have the Vale of Belvoir recognised as an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.

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