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New service at Melton’s Pera is aimed at start-up entrepreneurs

A new service is being launched at a Melton business park aimed at helping entrepreneurs who are just starting up.

Business
Paddington Bear is getting his own 50p coin Picture: The Royal Mint

Royal Mint to release special Paddington Bear 50ps and one has already sold for £16k on eBay

The Royal Mint has announced that it will be releasing special Paddington Bear coins next week.

News
Isaac and Oliva Fryer enjoying the pigs at Open Farm Sunday PHOTO: Supplied

Families flock to Open Farm Sunday at Brooksby Melton College

Brooksby Melton College opened its gates to the public on Open Farm Sunday (June 10) when families got a chance to see the busy world of farming up close.

Education
Would you risk watching the World Cup at work?

Can you be sacked for watching the World Cup at work?

The World Cup is finally here and is set to takeover our lives for the next month.

Business
A Centrebus 14 service bus turns out of Windsor Street, Melton EMN-180614-142632001

NEWSFLASH: Council reopens search for new operator for busy Melton bus route

The search for a new company to run bus services between Melton and Oakham has been reopened because the only previous bid would have seen the taxpayer stumping up more than five times more to keep it going.

Transport

Royal Mail bans postal workers from flying England flags from vans during World Cup

Royal Mail has banned postal workers from flying the England flag on their vehicles during the World Cup.

More Sport
Melton is to host a new spirits fest event EMN-180613-161927001

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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Ashley Hallam of Barclays with Greg Towne, chairman of Direct Trade Bags.

Expansion for promotional bags and T-shirts supplier in Melton

A leading supplier of eco-friendly promotional bags and clothing is expanding with the help of a multi-million pound grant.

Business
Public toilets in St Mary's Way in Melton which are set to be demolished to make way for upgraded new facilities EMN-181206-103121001

Work to start next month on rebuilding Melton town centre public toilets

Delayed work on rebuilding two town centre public toilet blocks in Melton will begin on Monday July 9, it was announced this morning (Tuesday).

News
Clarissa Foster, whose book on how she coped with a genetic mutation which gave her a high risk of developing cancer has been nominated for a national award, with husband James EMN-180806-151814001

Inspiring Vale of Belvoir mum celebrates national book award nomination

A Vale of Belvoir woman who had two life-changing surgeries to tackle a high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer has been nominated for a coveted book award after writing about her experiences.

Health
S973 - 5'Traffic chaos'Leicester Rd EMN-180521-163659001

NEWSFLASH: Melton Country Park to be protected in new preferred route for town bypass

A preferred route for the planned £63.5million Melton bypass has today (Monday) been agreed and a planning application will be submitted this summer.

Transport
Police carried out a traffic operation to target offending motorists EMN-180806-165237001

Police target offending drivers on A607 between Melton and Grantham

Police have targeted motorists committing traffic offences while travelling on the A607 between Melton and Grantham.

Crime
Melton Council leader, Councillor Joe Orson, and chief executive, Edd de Coverly, with officials from Biffa, at the signing of the borough's new waste contract EMN-180806-124901001

Cameras on new Melton bin lorries will record every collection and monitor dangerous overtakers

New Melton bin lorries will be equipped with surveillance cameras to monitor and record rubbish collections from every home and incidents where motorists dangerously attempt to overtake on kerbs and footpaths.

Business
Mick Clowes and colleagues from the Melton and Oakham Waterways Society pictured on Lag Lane off the B676 - the route of the former canal they want to restore follows the hedge in the background EMN-180406-103533001

‘Plans to restore former Melton canal could be scuppered by bypass route’

Campaigners who want to restore an historic canal between Melton and Oakham fear their plans will be scuppered by the preferred route for the proposed new bypass.

Environment
Richard Potts drives his Mustang three-wheel trike, which he hopes to use for escorted tours around Melton and the Vale of Belvoir EMN-180606-093432001

Plans unveiled to start motor tricycle tours of Melton and Vale of Belvoir

Residents and tourists might soon get the chance to book a Melton taxi with a difference - a three-wheel trike.

Transport
Helen Cardwell PHOTO: Supplied

Latest book release adds to Melton author’s exciting fantasy trilogy

A Melton author has penned her latest book in a fictional fantasy series.

Whats on
Widmerpool farmer Geoff Brooks (centre) at his new Great War memorial woodland with Claire Martin (Woodland Trust First World War project manager) and Andrew Jameson (Sainsbury's Great Place To Work representative) EMN-180506-110840001

Farmer plants 100th war memorial wood

Farmer Geoff Brooks (centre) in his woodland with Claire Martin (Woodland Trust), and Andrew Jameson, of sponsors Sainsbury’s

Business
Melton Town Estate Feoffee John Southerington consults plans for a recent scheme to upgrade the Wilton Park car park EMN-180406-162813001

Two more Melton car parks set to revert to camera monitor systems for tickets

Melton motorists have been warned that two more town car parks are to be monitored by cameras to check if they have paid for a ticket.

Transport
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.

Lifestyle
Sheep on the Brooksby estate PHOTO: Supplied

Discover first hand what it means to be a farmer at Brooksby Melton College

Brooksby Melton College (BMC) is opening its Brooksby campus to the public on Sunday as a part of the nationwide Open Farm Sunday initiative.

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