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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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St Mary the Virgin Church, Wyfordby, which has suffered three lead thefts  in the past two years EMN-170310-125353001

Church members launch £165,000 fundraising campaign after spate of lead thefts

Members of an historic village church near Melton which has been raided by metal thieves on three occasions have launched a campaign to raise £165,000 to pay for repairs to the building.

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East Midlands In Bloom judges Derek Bilby, Richard Stephen and Simon Lucas with Marie Walters in Sherrard Street EMN-170925-113727001

Five floral display awards for Melton in ‘blooming’ good effort

Volunteers and businesses are celebrating after Melton was recognised for the quality of its floral displays in the latest annual East Midlands In Bloom event.

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The Flying Scotsman passes Wyfordby as it travels from London up to York.
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Flying Scotsman chugs through Melton again

Steam enthusiasts cheered the iconic Flying Scotsman as it chugged through Melton again today (Friday).

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Wall Flower Blues entertain on the music stage PHOTO: Tim Williams

Stathern will be party central this weekend

A mini music festival in the Vale of Belvoir returns this weekend.

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Conservator Alex Carrington cleans the historic coat of arms in St Mary's Church, Melton EMN-170109-124932001

Civil war musket fire detected in Melton church’s historic coat of arms

An artefact which has gazed down on congregations at Melton’s historic St Mary’s Church for more than 300 years has been getting some special treatment.

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Guided tours to start in renovated Melton church

Visitors will get the chance this weekend to see some of the work being carried out as part of the £1.9 million Re-Ordering Project at St Mary’s Church in Melton with guided tours of the historic building.

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Monument could block Melton homes plan

Plans to build 30 new homes on the outskirts of Melton could be scuppered because they would be too near to an ancient monument.

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Melton Town Estate Feoffee John Southerington consults plans for the scheme to upgrade the Wilton Park car park EMN-171108-171122001

Funding boost for Melton car park and town parks

A Melton town centre car park will be closed for 26 days next month so a £110,000 refurbishment scheme can be carried out on it.

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Wood creations with Adam Littlewood PHOTO: Supplied

Fix-Make-Share-Create event returns for second time

Following the success of the first Fix-Make-Share-Create event in May, Melton Space have organised another two open days at Melton Country Park Cafe.

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Tesco announces plans to scrap 5p single-use plastic bags

Shoppers at Tesco stores across Britain will no longer be able to buy 5p ‘single-use’ plastic carrier bags from the end of the month.

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Sisters Ruby and Elsie Leake enjoy the picnic with their cuddly friends PHOTO: Tim Williams

Park was littered with teddies at Melton picnic event

If you walked past Wilton Park on Friday afternoon you’ll have noticed lots of children with parents and teddy bears enjoying a picnic on the lawns.

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Melton Mowbray residents and their pets celebrate the opening of a new dog activity trail in Melton Country Park in Leicestershire, which has been installed as part of the pet-friendly initiatives being rolled out by the local council and Mars Petcare. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 25, 2017. New research of 2,500 pet and non-pet owners across the world found that pets bring communities together and strengthen ties with our neighbours. Photo credit should read: Lucy Ray/PA Wire EMN-170726-172357001

Melton pet owners try out new dog activity trail at country park

Pets have been trying out a new dog activity trail created in Melton Country Park as part of the town’s quest to become the nation’s most pet-friendly town.

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Children taking part in sack races PHOTO: Tim Williams

Teddy bears picnic the stand out attraction during Melton parks week

Melton Mowbray Town Estate is set to hold a week of fun activities for families alongside a teddy bears picnic in Wilton Park in celebration of Love Your Parks Week.

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St Mary's Church, Melton, which is six months into a �1.9 million Re-Ordering Project EMN-170718-120211001

New features take shape in historic Melton church

Just over six months into the huge renovation of Melton’s iconic St Mary’s Church and many of the new features are beginning to take shape.

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