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‘Paw-fect’ festive fair at Wymeswold raises £7,000 for homeless hounds charity Dogs Trust

Staff at Dogs Trust Loughborough in Wymeswold are celebrating after their Christmas Fair raised £7,000.

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REVEALED: What inmates in our prisons will be tucking into on Christmas Day

REVEALED: What inmates in our prisons will be tucking into on Christmas Day

Prison bosses have revealed the menu inmates in English prisons can expect this Christmas.

Crime
Johnston Press awarded funding from Google Innovation Initiative

Johnston Press awarded funding from Google Innovation Initiative

This newspaper, published by Johnston Press, today announces that it has won two separate grants from the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, which is backed by Google.

Business
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Green light for long-awaited Melton bypass

A long-awaited partial bypass of Melton moved a giant step forward this week as councillors agreed a preferred route and prepared to apply for government funding.

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Residents urged not to contaminate their bins

Environment
Melton Mowbray Round Table's Santa float PHOTO: Supplied

Melton Mowbray Round Table announce return of Santa float to village streets this Christmas

Santa’s sleigh bells will be ringing around the Melton borough this month, as the annual float returns to the streets of villages to raise thousands for local good causes.

Whats on
Former Brooksby Melton College student Elizabeth McKenna - a candidate on the 2017 series of The Apprentice
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Apprentice heartbreak for former Brooksby Melton College student

Former Brooksby Melton College student Elizabeth McKenna last night (Wednesday) suffered the heartbreak of being fired by Lord Sugar just one step from the final of this year’s series of business relality show, The Apprentice.

Arts
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Parents unhappy with new school half-term dates in Melton

Angry parents say changes to school half-term dates in Melton will cause them major childcare problems.

Education
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New family-friendly cafe bar to open in Melton town centre next month

More than £600,000 has been spent on converting a former bargain shop in Melton into a family-friendly eating and drinking venue.

Whats on

Correction regarding Tim Cullen

The Melton Times mistakenly reported on our website this week that former Mayor of Melton, Tim Cullen, had died from injuries received in a car crash in France.

News
Peter Kay cancels UK tour - how to get your refund

Peter Kay cancels UK tour - how to get your refund

Peter Kay’s first live stand-up tour in eight years has been cancelled because of “unforeseen family circumstances”, the comedian said in a statement.

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First heavy snow of the winter causes disruption across the Melton borough

The first heavy snow of the winer caused widespread disruption across the Melton borough this week.

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St Mary's Primary School's nativity 'Born in a Barn' PHOTO: Supplied

Send us your Melton borough nativity pictures this Christmas

It’s that time of the year when schools and pre-schools across the Melton borough are putting on Christmas productions.

Education
The Met Office is warning of some travel disruption due to icy roads

WEATHER: New ice warning from Met Office as temperatures set to plummet again

The Met Office has issued a fresh yellow weather warning for ice in our region this evening through to tomorrow morning.
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The new garden area at the entrance to Old Dalby Primary School PHOTO: Supplied

Parents dig in to spruce up school garden in Old Dalby

Several parents united to transform a village school’s garden.

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Public hearing into Melton Local Plan to start next month

A public examination into proposals for the Melton Local Plan will begin next month.

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Can you get sued for clearing snow and ice from your paths and driveways? Expert advice

Despite snow falling on most of the region, many residents are still nervous about clearing it for fear of getting punished.

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Two people trapped after car ends up in a ditch at Wymondham

Firefighters were alerted this afternoon (Tuesday) after a vehicle left the road and ended up in a ditch at Wymondham.

Transport
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Apology made to villagers living near Melton who have had water supply problems this week

Severn Trent has apologised to householders in villages around Melton who have had either no water supply or low pressure in their taps this week.

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