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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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Toddler rescued by passing motorists after car ends up in a ditch near Melton

Passing motorists help rescue a toddler after the car she was travelling in left the road and ended up in a ditch on the A607 near Frisby.

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Four vehicles involved in collision on A46 near Six Hills

Emergency services were alerted after four vehicles were involved in a road collision near Six Hills yesterday (Sunday).

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Firefighters tackle chimney fire at a property in Hose

A householder at Hose had to evacuate their property after the chimney caught fire yesterday (Sunday) morning.

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Driver taken to hospital after car ends up in a ditch at Old Dalby

A motorist was taken to hospital after the car they were travelling in left the road and ended up in ditch at Old Dalby last night (Sunday).

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Melton poultry owners ordered to take protection measures after new bird flu scare

Poultry owners and keepers in the Melton area have been ordered to take extra biosecurity measures after fears of another outbreak of bird flu.

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Melton hotel still faces an uncertain future

The future of the Scalford Hall Hotel, near Melton, remains uncertain after it reopened last week following a short period of closure.

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Fallen trees block roads in the Melton area following night of strong winds

Work is ongoing to clear fallen trees across the Melton area after last night’s (Wednesday’s) high winds.

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Melton police chief steps up fight against crime

Police in Melton are intensifying their fight against crime by targeting prolific offenders and the issues which cause them to break the law, as well as improving the way officers engage with residents.

Male members of the cast rehearsing Footloose PHOTO: Supplied

Melton’s John Ferneley College presents Footloose

A cast and crew of 90 students are set to tread the boards in John Ferneley College’s musical drama Footlose.

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More volunteers sought by Melton St John Ambulance unit

The Melton unit of St John Ambulance is operating with only half the number of first aiders it needs to cover local events and emergencies.

Blossom, a sporting lucas terrier which was viciously attacked by another dog in Melton, pictured before the incident EMN-180117-100319001

MP demands police act after vicious Melton dog attack

A Melton woman whose terrier was viciously attacked by another dog and required life-saving surgery is angry that police declined to investigate the incident.

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Four Lynx helicopters wihich buzzed Tilton in a commemorative flypast to mark the aircraft's decommissioning
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Poignant flypast for Tilton villagers

Villagers gathered on Tuesday to watch a commemorative flypast of four helicopters with a particular poignancy for their community.

The overall champions of last year's Young Writer competition - Brownlow pupil Izabella Roberts receives the winners shield from Rotarian Maggie Saunders and head teacher Damien Turrell PHOTO: Supplied

Melton Rotary clubs want creative children to enter youth competitions

Creative children from the Melton borough are invited to enter the first phase of four youth competitions this spring.

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Andrew Ogleby, who is having treatment for cancer, with his sister Sarah Jane and their father Richard EMN-180115-115455001

Family and friends rally behind Asfordby man diagnosed with cancer on his birthday

An Asfordby man who was diagnosed with cancer on his birthday has sparked a family fundraising effort which has raised hundreds of pounds for charity.

Children get up and boogie with members of Want2Dance PHOTO: Supplied

Regular Saturday family fun returns to Melton church

Saturday marked the return of the activities mornings at St Mary’s Church in Melton, and what a celebration it proved to be for visitors of all ages.

Michelle with both her pet rescue dogs PHOTO: Supplied

Melton dog enthusiast Michelle doing first London Marathon for Dog’s Trust

A passionate dog lover from Melton aims to raise £2,000 for Dogs Trust by completing the London Marathon in April.

Melton Foods one of the bakeries on the Samworth Brothers site in Melton Mowbray.

Major employer in Melton names its new boss

A new group chief executive has been named for a leading food manufacturer in Melton Mowbray after a nine month wait.

Asfordby woman pleads guilty to assaulting another woman

Asfordby woman pleads guilty to assaulting another woman

A 25-year-old Asfordby woman has been fined £108 after admitting assaulting, by beating, another woman at an address in the village.


Busy start to the new year for Melton business park

The New Year has got off to a brisk start for Melton’s Pera Business Park which has just welcomed its latest arrival.

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