Children from Thrussington Primary School become kings of the castle for a day

Early Years and Key Stage One pupils at Thrussington Primary School have experienced medieval times.


School bomb threat hoaxes reported to be a result of Minecraft game feud

National news sources are claiming a feud between rival Minecraft gamers is the reason why 24,000 threatening emails were sent to schools and colleges in the UK.

Mrs Copeland (teacher at Redmile) with daughter Ruby and their snow penguin from 'Tacky and the Emperor' by Helen Lester PHOTO: Supplied

Schoolchildren from Waltham and Redmile build story characters out of the snow to celebrate World Book Day due to site closures

Heavy snowfall didn’t stop schoolchildren from Waltham and Redmile from enjoying World Book Day.

Turner's Pies celebrate being named Supreme Champions at the British Pie Awards 2018, from left Philip Turner, chairman of the awards Matthew O'Callaghan, Pip Turner, awards organiser Stephen Hallam, and Peter Turner EMN-181203-104414001

Family bakery celebrates top pie award in big Melton contest

Staff at a traditional family-run bakery are celebrating scooping the top accolade at the British Pie Awards at Melton.

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'The Daily Mile' is part of the children's school day in Great Dalby PHOTO: Supplied

Running scheme is helping kids stay fit in Great Dalby

A school in the Melton borough is encouraging its pupils to stay fit, active and healthy by getting children to run for 15 minutes every morning.

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Piemakers converge on Melton for annual British Pie Awards

If you love pies, Melton’s St Mary’s Church was the place to be yesterday (Wednesday).

Patrick (Paddy) Lohan, who has died aged 88, pictured during his time as landlord of the White Hart pub in Melton EMN-180703-100553001

Tributes paid to former town pub landlord

Family members and friends will pay their last respects next week to one of Melton’s best-loved characters.

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Angry response to American bid to make Melton pork pies

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Lucy Woodcock (11), of Brownlow Primary School, dressed as 'Grandpa's Great Escape.' A book character by David Walliams PHOTO: Supplied

Melton borough photos of World Book Day - What book characters did you dress as?

Despite the sub-zero temperatures and the “Beat from the East” causing many of schools and pre-schools in the Melton borough to shut last week, staff and pupils made a huge effort to dress up for World Book Day (March 1).

Children from St Francis entered into the spirit of things last year PHOTO: Supplied

Send the Melton Times photos of your little book worms for World Book Day

Today is World Book Day, and we know many youngsters will be dressing up as their favourite literary characters.

Food tasting at last year's Melton Food Festival 'PHOTO: Tim Williams EMN-180226-170406001

Flood of New Yorkers hoped for at Melton food festival after newspaper accolade

Organisers of Melton’s popular annual food festival are hoping for a flood of American visitors this year after the New York Times named it as one of the world’s five most interesting events for foodies.

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Kerry Costello and Richard Stevens PHOTO: Supplied

Plungar butchery launches new ‘lean and tasty’ sausage with Weight Watchers in mind

Dickies Butchery in Plungar has collaborated with Melton’s Weight Watchers coach Kerry Costello, to make a super lean, super tasty pork sausage.

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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.

John Bailey (left) and Bob White, who have started up a support group for fellow prostate cancer sufferers in Melton

Melton cancer support group members to meet again next month

Latest meeting of a Melton support group for prostate cancer sufferers and their families is on Wednesday March 7.

Master of ceremonies Mark Frisby talks to members of the Performing Stars Academy PHOTO: Derek Whitehouse

Melton Lions Senior Citizens Variety Concert hit all the right notes again in 28th year

Melton Lions Senior Citizens Variety Concert was another strongly put together spectacle on Saturday.

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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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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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.

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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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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