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Hose Primary School installs new climbing frame thanks to lottery grant

A village school has got a new climbing frame which it says will help children develop balance, coordination and fitness.

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The eight laptops purchased for the pupils at the school in Simikot Humla, Nepal PHOTO: Supplied

Rotary round-up: Rotary Club of Melton Aurora taking international action in Nepal

This week, Kathryn Gregory, president of the Rotary Club of Melton Aurora, gives an update on the Nepal HEAD (Himalayan Education and Disability) Project.

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Melton in Bloom representatives Brian Hodder, Maureen Betts and Lucy Wood, with borough councillor Simon Lumley in the cemetery where they are campaigning to get graves of former servicemen cleaned up EMN-180905-150135001

Graves of Melton war heroes to be cleaned up after campaign was forged

Campaigners are celebrating after achieving their quest to get the graves of 10 Melton war heroes cleaned up.

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Royal Wedding: Which celebrities are expected to attend?

It’s going to be one of the biggest events of the year - but which celebrities will be guests at tomorrow’s Royal Wedding?

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The Amwell care home in Melton EMN-180518-160311001

Luxury Melton care home criticised by quality inspectors

Inspectors have given a damning assessment of a £6million state-of-the-art Melton care home, which opened just over a year ago.

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John O'Gaunt champion sheepdog trainer Nij Vyas with his sheepdogs Todd and Cody EMN-181105-133429001

Melton sheepdog training champion appeals for land to carry on his craft

A world champion sheepdog trainer, who has been served notice to leave his rented farmland, has appealed to the Melton farming community to offer him a site where he can pass on his skills.

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Royal Wedding: Prince Charles to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle tomorrow

The Prince of Wales will accompany Meghan Markle down the aisle at her wedding to Prince Harry, Kensington Palace said.

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Jane Brown PHOTO: Supplied

Asfordby mother tackles charity London MoonWalk

A doting mother got to see the sights of London at night and raised hundreds of pounds for charity.

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The Old Vicarage in Whissendine PHOTO: Supplied

Enjoy a walk about in open gardens in Whissendine

Two beautiful but very different gardens at Whissendine are open next Sunday (May 27) for visitors to look round.

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MOT test changes: the strict new rules being introduced in the next week that could affect your car

The MOT test is to get a major overhaul and introduce new rules that could make it harder for cars to pass.

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Motorist treated by ambulance crew after Buckminster road collision

A motorist was treated by paramedics after being trapped in their vehicle following a road collision at Buckminster this morning (Friday).

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Andrew Cooper (Melton Town Estate), Michael Harris (Melton Theatre), Siobhan Lane (RS Bridal Collection) and Shelagh Core (Melton BID manager) celebrate the launch of the new Melton app EMN-180515-154035001

Upgraded Melton app launched to encourage more people to visit town centre

An upgraded mobile town centre app has been launched in a bid to promote Melton businesses and encourage more people to visit the town.

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Melton Rotarians appeal for teams to join quiz night

The Rotary Club of Melton Mowbray are appealing for teams to join them at their annual fundraising charity quiz night next week to raise money for two worthwhile causes.

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St Mary's Church in Melton PHOTO: Tim Williams

Melton’s St Mary’s Church to screen royal wedding live

The royal wedding will be broadcast live in Melton’s St Mary’s Church.

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Melton Round Tablers with their new chairman Mark Cook (centre) PHOTO: Supplied

Melton men’s Round Table welcomes new chairman

Melton Mowbray and District Round Table has announced Mark Cook as its chairman for 2018.

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REVEALED IN PICTURES: OCD clutter scale will tell you if you have a hoarding problem

A hoarding support group is raising awareness of the compulsive disorder as part of National Hoarding Awareness Week (14-18 May).

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Heavy traffic in Melton EMN-180516-165016001

NEWSFLASH: Green light for £63.5million Melton bypass as government agrees to fund it

Campaigners for Melton’s long-awaited bypass are celebrating this morning (Thursday) after the government agreed to fund most of the £63.5 million cost of the planned relief road.

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New Mayor of Melton, Councillor Pru Chandler, receives the chains of office from outgoing Mayor, Councillor Tejpal Bains EMN-180515-154118001

Momentous mayoral year for Tejpal and a new wife

Tejpal Bains has reflected on the most momentous year of his life when he not only served as Melton’s youngest ever Mayor and the first from an ethnic background, but he also met his future wife while on council business.

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Thorpe Arnold and Egerton Park players held a minute's silence for Nick Gillett before their derby match on Saturday EMN-180515-092058001

Melton sporting community mourn popular former cricketer and footballer

A funeral service for a popular former Melton sportsman is expected to be packed to the rafters next week.

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Melton in Bloom has gained more volunteers thanks to a successful recruitment drive PHOTO: Derek Whitehouse

New volunteers join Melton in Bloom after successful recruitment drive

Following a recent recruitment article in the Melton Times several new recruits have joined the friendly Melton in Bloom group.

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