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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Friends of Melton Country Park members Jean Forbes, Walter Pepper, Bill Forbes and Mick Hipwell try out the new bench which has been installed in the park EMN-180213-143403001

New bench for Melton Country Park visitors

Visitors to Melton Country Park have been trying out a new bench - the first of three to be provided in a spruce-up of the furniture.

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Help us to clean up Melton borough

A campaign has been launched this week to clean up unsightly areas across the Melton borough.

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Foxhounds pictured  in Melton Country Park on Saturday before police were called about the suspected illegal killing of a fox EMN-180502-161620001

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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Developer told to move planned 200-home scheme further away from Melton Country Park

Developers who want to build 200 new homes have been told they must leave a bigger gap between the development and neighbouring residents and Melton Country Park.

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46-metre wind turbine approved near Melton after six-year planning battle

Campaigners who have fought for six years against plans to build a 46-metre tall wind turbine near Melton are facing defeat after the structure was approved by the Secretary of State.

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Increasing fly-tipping incidents are costly for Melton taxpayers and farmers

New figures show fly-tipping incidents across the Melton borough went up a whopping 30 per cent in the last year - leaving taxpayers with an estimated bill of more than £36,000.

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Iceland take a stand against plastic

Iceland announces plastic-free packaging plan

Frozen food retailer Iceland has announced it will become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023.

Melton Council's Raman Selvon with the huge mound of recyclable materials discarded by Melton residents over the festive season, at the Lake Terrace tip EMN-180801-172025001

Melton residents urged to stop contaminating their recycling bins

Melton residents who put nappies, bike wheels and dead animals in their recycling bins have been warned they are costing taxpayers in the borough thousands of pounds every year.

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Burton Lazars Church to get a major new look

Members of a village church are celebrating a windfall of thousands of pounds which will enable them to upgrade the building to make it more of a community asset.

The Bishop of Leicester takes part in a service for the grand reopening of St Mary's Church in Melton'PHOTO PHIL BALDING EMN-171218-173833001

Bishop helps usher in a new era at Melton’s historic church

Almost a year after it was closed for its biggest renovation in 200 years, the congregation gathered at Melton’s historic St Mary’s Church for a grand reopening service attended by some very special guests.

Watch what you put down the sink this Christmas

Experts issue warning over Christmas fatbergs and how to avoid them

It’s the time to eat, drink and be merry – but experts are warning people to dispose of Christmas leftovers carefully or face creating costly festive fatbergs.

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Revised bin collection dates for Melton borough for Christmas and New Year periods

Residents in the Melton borough are advised that bins will be collected a day later than normal for the festive period through to the second week in January.

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Residents urged not to contaminate their bins

Harold Veazey (99), who has been attending services since 1940, looks around the newly-refurbished St Mary's Church in Melton with project co-ordinator Ian Neale EMN-171127-151107001

New-look Melton church gets thumbs-up from member who has attended services there for 77 years

A Melton man who has been attending services at the town’s St Mary’s Church for 77 years has given a thumbs-up to the completed £1.9 million renovation project which has transformed its interior.

Award-winning Melton stonemason Paul Knight (centre) is flanked from left to right by chartered architects Ian Lowe and James Brindley, from HSSP Architects of Melton Mowbray, who nominated Paul for his award EMN-171115-165859001

Melton stonemason shocked to win coveted industry award

A Melton stonemason is celebrating after winning the county’s most prestigious award for tradespeople after helping build a luxury house in Old Dalby using limestone.

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Pizza boxes, crisp bags and light bulbs: here’s what NOT to recycle

People could save thousands of tons of recyclable materials from going to landfill by avoiding the country’s biggest recycling mistakes, according to an expert.

Students from Long Field Academy in Melton pictured during their trip to Sumatra - they are shown  in Halaban at the conservation site after replanting part of the forest EMN-171011-102344001

Melton students return from ‘amazing experience of a lifetime’ helping to save an endangered species

Students from a Melton school have returned from ‘the most amazing experience of a life time’ helping to replant a rainforest nearly 7,000 miles away.

Simon Shouler points out the beam at his Clawson Manor House where he has made the spooky discovery of a hexafoil believed to have been inscribed hundreds of years ago EMN-171025-114150001

Spooky Halloween discovery at 400-year-old Vale of Belvoir property

As we approach Halloween a spooky discovery has been made in the Vale of Belvoir which harks back to an age when there was a fear of witchcraft across the Melton borough.

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Melton fly-tippers warned they are putting lives at risk

Fly-tippers who blocked a road on the outskirts of Melton have been warned that they are potentially putting lives at risk.

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