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Gang jailed in connection with £10million drugs plot

Drug dealers from Syston and Thurmaston have been found guilty of trying to flood the street with more than £10million of class A drugs.

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Family pay moving tribute to their ‘shining star’ Leah Reek

The family of Asfordby teenager Leah Reek who was killed in a Leicester explosion last month have described her as their ‘shining star’ in a moving tribute.


Met Office forecasts 80% chance of 'heavy snow' for Melton as weather warnings extend across this weekend

The Met Office has forecast an 80% chance of snow in Melton as weather warnings have been extended across this weekend.

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Trainee engineers sought in Melton as part of Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive

Trainees from the Melton borough are being sought to help extend high speed internet connections as part of the biggest ever recruitment drive by Openreach.

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Could giant Billy be the UK’s biggest ever lamb?

One of the biggest lambs ever to be born in the UK has been delivered by stunned farmers at Upper Broughton.

Elizabeth McKenna, a semi-finalist in the 2017 series of The Apprentice and a former student at Brooskby Melton College.'PHOTO URSULA KELLY EMN-181203-102230001

Apprentice star thrills students on special visit

Students at Brooksby Melton College enjoyed a special visit from star of the latest series of The Apprentice, Elizabeth McKenna, who studied there in the 1990s.

Members of the Melton Police Cadet unit receive the award for 'Volunteer Police Cadet Unit of the Year' at the annual Volunteers in Policing Awards EMN-180314-151407001

Melton young people urged to become police cadets in recruitment drive

Young people from Melton are being urged to become police cadets to support full time officers in their duties across the county.

Ken Dodd pictured before one of his Melton Theatre shows in the 1980s with the then theatre manager Ray Flude EMN-180314-093853001

Memories of when Sir Ken Dodd was the first big star to appear at Melton Theatre

The death of Sir Ken Dodd this week has sparked memories of when he became the first big star to appear at Melton Theatre back in the early 1980s.

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Rural business people in Melton borough urged to apply for LEADER grants

Rural business people and community groups are invited to apply for grants of between £7,500 and £75,000 as part of a scheme to boost East Leicestershire’s economy and create jobs.


UK weather: Siberian winds and chance of snow due to sweep across country this weekend as Beast from the East threatens to return

The UK could be set for a second round of intense wintry weather, as the Beast from the East threatens to return this weekend.

Former Melton GP, Dr Henry Hollis, has died aged 94 EMN-181203-120240001

Funeral service to be held for popular long-serving former Melton GP

A former GP, who treated patients in Melton for 33 years, has died at the age of 94.

Police officers take part in a Patch Walk around Melton with members of Melton Matters and borough councillor Alan Pearson EMN-180313-121442001

Prizes up for grabs for those residents who take part in Melton Patch Walks

Melton businesses have donated prize vouchers for residents involved in community patch walks around the town.

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Melton flies the flag in honour of the Commonwealth

Melton people took part in a national day of celebration to mark Commonwealth Day on Monday morning. Our picture shows the Mayor, Councillor Tejpal Bains, hosting a flag-flying ceremony at the council offices, with Mayor’s Cadet, Joe Roper.

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Melton couple set to appear on daytime TV favourite Bargain Hunt

If you are a fan of daytime TV favourite Bargain Hunt look out for Friday’s episode to see how a Melton couple fared on the antiques show.

Emergency services attend the scene of a road traffic incident, on the B676 Melton Road between Six Hills and Burton on the Wolds, which left a lorry driver with serious injuries''PHOTO East Midlands Ambulance Service EMN-180313-125931001

Lorry driver airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after collision near Melton

A lorry driver was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after his vehicle left the B676 near Melton this morning (Tuesday).

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Melton businesses want you to help them support Sport Relief

Melton Sports will be pulling out all the stops for Sport Relief with a special fundraising event on Saturday.

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Elizabeth Sampson with her three dalmations she is showing at Crufts, Merlin, Jazz and Inca EMN-180903-170402001

Melton Crufts winner is helping future generations of Dalmatians

A Melton dog breeder has celebrated success at this year’s Crufts with Dalmatians who are playing an important role in helping future generations of the breed live healthier lives.

Students and staff from Brooksby Melton College during their site visit to Melton Fields PHOTO: Toby Savage

Multi-trade students get first taste of a career in construction at Melton housing development

A Midlands based developer that builds modern, contemporary new homes across the region has given youngsters from Melton a taste for the construction industry.

Paralysed fundraiser Claire Lomas meets Princess Anne when she was guest speaker at the Pony Club Conference''Photo: Kieron Tovell EMN-180313-085420001

Claire Lomas thrilled to give a speech with royalty in the front row

Inspirational fundraiser Claire Lomas had a special thrill when she gave a speech to the Pony Club conference because patron Princess Anne was in the front row of the audience.

Christine Griffin from Macmillan sees a group of riders on their way PHOTO: Tim Williams

Saddle up for cancer charity at Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle is once again going to host the annual sponsored horse riding event for Macmillan.

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