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Melton market buildings and Burrough rehab centre up for coveted ‘property Oscars’

Judges have shortlisted new buildings at Melton Cattle Market and a soon-to-be-opened sports injury rehabilitation centre at Burrough on the Hill for prestigious property design awards.

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Council awaits police probe verdict on Melton park ‘fox killing’

Melton Council has confirmed that horse riding and hunting are not allowed in its country park following allegations that a fox was illegally killed there by hounds from a local hunt.

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New service launched to support vulnerable people in Melton

Relatives of vulnerable people in the Melton borough can now use a new service to give them peace of mind and ensure their loved ones can continue living independent lives in their own homes.

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Help us to clean up Melton borough

A campaign has been launched this week to clean up unsightly areas across the Melton borough.

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Council defends policy of putting homeless young families in Melton elderly housing complex

Melton Council has defended its policy to move young families into vacant properties at a sheltered housing complex for frail and elderly people.

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Funding shortfall prompts Council Tax increase for Melton residents

Melton Council Tax payers face a rise close to the maximum allowed by the government when new bills are issued in April.

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Melton parents get their say on possible changes to school term and holiday dates

Parents in the Melton borough are being asked when they would prefer school term and holiday dates to be.

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Melton Borough Council receives a bronze award - the Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) for its support of the armed forces - pictured, from left, Ryan Ebdale (community policy officer), Councillor Simon Lumley (the council's armed forces champion) and Victoria Coomber (armed forces community covenant development officer) EMN-180602-092740001

Melton Council given award for supporting armed forces

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72 new homes approved at Old Dalby despite concerns about nearby railway test track

Plans to build up to 72 homes close to the railway test track at Old Dalby have been approved despite fears voiced by Network Rail about the safety of children who would be walking to and from homes there.

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Developer told to move planned 200-home scheme further away from Melton Country Park

Developers who want to build 200 new homes have been told they must leave a bigger gap between the development and neighbouring residents and Melton Country Park.

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46-metre wind turbine approved near Melton after six-year planning battle

Campaigners who have fought for six years against plans to build a 46-metre tall wind turbine near Melton are facing defeat after the structure was approved by the Secretary of State.

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Melton residents face six per cent increase in Council Tax bills if County Hall budget is approved

County Hall wants to charge Melton Council Tax payers almost six per cent more than last year for its share of the bill for the next year.

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Have your say on plans to close Melton family centres

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Opening salvoes fired on first day of the Melton Local Plan Examination

Residents, council representatives and developers this morning (Tuesday) began a passionate two-week debate on the number of houses and jobs which need to be created across the Melton borough over the next 20 years.

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Controversial plans for 200 new homes near Melton will be recommended for approval

Controversial plans for up to 200 new homes which will help fund Melton’s planned partial bypass will be recommended for approval when they go before councillors on Thursday.

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CRSM Stuart Rowles and Staff Sergeant Ben Moore with Joan Hart and her family of daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren at her special birthday celebration EMN-180129-103036001

Army horses rekindle special childhood memories for Joan on her 100th birthday

In the early 1930s, Joan Hart and her eight young siblings used to walk up to the army vet camp in Melton to look at the horses.

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Increasing fly-tipping incidents are costly for Melton taxpayers and farmers

New figures show fly-tipping incidents across the Melton borough went up a whopping 30 per cent in the last year - leaving taxpayers with an estimated bill of more than £36,000.

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Alain Bonamy at The Old Pump House at Asfordby which he wants to convert into a family home and smallholding EMN-180124-125526001

Planning dispute leads to squatters and drug takers moving into old Asfordby property

A man says a dispute over his family’s plans to move into a former Asfordby pump house has led to squatters and drug-takers moving into the property.

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Melton residents set to pay extra Council Tax to fund more police

Melton residents could pay an extra £1 a month in Council Tax to give extra funding to police following the results of a public consultation.

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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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