Villagers help Vale of Belvoir bride after carriage theft

A soon-to-be bride was left heartbroken after the pony carriage which was to have carried her to church for her dream wedding was stolen.

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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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Armed officers deployed inside the Palace of Westminster. Picture: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire

UPDATE: Suspicious letter in Parliament contained ‘non-harmful’ white powder

Police investigating a suspicious letter delivered to an office in the Houses of Parliament found it contained white powder which was ‘non-harmful’, the House of Commons said.

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Helicopter helps police chase a suspect in Melton

A police helicopter flew over Melton this afternoon (Friday) as officers chased a man suspected of being involved in a physical altercation in the town.

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Asfordby man ‘lucky to be alive’ after fire

An Asfordby man said he is lucky to be alive after he woke up on Sunday to find his bungalow on fire.

The scene this week outside the bungalow in Station Lane, Asfordby, where a blaze is the subject of an investigation by police and the fire service EMN-180602-101545001

Police release man arrested in connection with Asfordby bungalow blaze

A 49-year-old man, who was arrested in connection with a fire at a bungalow at Asfordby, has been released by police under investigation.

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Police investigate suspected illegal killing of a fox in Melton Country Park

Police have launched an investigation after reports that a fox had been killed illegally in Melton Country Park.

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NEWSFLASH: Man (49) arrested following bungalow fire at Asfordby

A 49-year-old man has today been arrested following a fire at a bungalow at Asfordby yesterday (Sunday)

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Vulnerable Melton people are urged to leave message in a bottle

A new scheme has been launched to support elderly and other vulnerable people in Melton in emergencies.

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Melton pupils focus on dangers of the internet

Special classroom activities and an award-winning play are to be used to teach Melton primary school pupils how to use the internet safely.

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Police hunt for car after attempted sledgehammer raid on Melton shop

Police are hunting a BMW car related to an incident where men tried to break into a Melton shop with a sledgehammer.

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Suspected stolen car set alight at Stapleford

An arsonist is believed to have set a suspected stolen car alight at Stapleford last night (Tuesday).

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Police alerted after reports of a body being found in Melton

Police were called to a Melton house on Saturday after reports of a body being found.

Thieves steal diesel from school buses at Melton business park

Thieves steal diesel from school buses at Melton business park

School transport for Melton pupils was put in jeopardy after thieves stole hundreds of litres of fuel from vehicles at a bus park.

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Planning dispute leads to squatters and drug takers moving into old Asfordby property

A man says a dispute over his family’s plans to move into a former Asfordby pump house has led to squatters and drug-takers moving into the property.

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Hero Jim had to wait 30 minutes for police after detaining Melton robber

A man who had to help detain a violent criminal in Melton town centre for over half-an-hour while waiting for police to arrive on the scene says he would think twice about doing it again.

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Melton residents set to pay extra Council Tax to fund more police

Melton residents could pay an extra £1 a month in Council Tax to give extra funding to police following the results of a public consultation.

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Emergency services alerted after bus and car collide at Asfordby

Emergency services were alerted yesterday (Tuesday) after a bus and a car were in collision at Asfordby.

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NEWSFLASH: Police launch investigation into vicious dog attack in Melton

Police have announced this afternoon (Monday) that they are now investigating a vicious attack on a terrier by another dog in Melton.

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