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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

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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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NEWSFLASH: 11th hour reprieve for Melton military dogs who were due to be put down

Campaigners this morning (Tuesday) are celebrating after two military dogs based at Melton’s Defence Animal Centre were saved from being put down

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Melton MP calls for stay of execution for military dogs

Melton MP Sir Alan Duncan has asked for a stay of execution for two military dogs which are due to be put down next week because they can’t be rehomed.

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Mrs Pamela Posnett from Melton Mowbray is made an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday November 16, 2017. See PA story ROYAL Investiture. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire EMN-171120-142708001

Melton councillor receives MBE from Prince Charles

Long-serving Melton borough councillor and county councillor Pam Posnett has been presented with an MBE by Prince Charles.

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Major work to start next week on new public toilets in Melton town centre

Work begins on Monday to build two new public toilet blocks in Melton town centre to replace outdated facilities.

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Brave Melton military dog awarded top honour

A dog based at the Defence Animal Centre (DAC) in Melton has received the highest bravery award given to animals which serve with the military.

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VIDEO: Everything you need to know from Philip Hammond’s Budget

All the key facts from Philip Hammond’s Budget with our video graphics.

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LIVE: The Budget as it happens

Chancellor Phillip Hammond is this afternoon giving his Budget speech.

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Melton town road to be closed for five days

Residents and motorists have been warned that a Melton road will be closed for five days.

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Poppy Appeal Fund comes to the aid of Melton army veteran’s family

A former Melton soldier who had to give up work to become a full-time carer for his wife has been talking about how the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal has come to the aid of his family.

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Drop-in event in Melton for parents concerned by proposed school transport cuts

Drop-in event in Melton for parents concerned by proposed school transport cuts

Parents in Melton are being urged to make their views known on plans to cut back on transport services for children with special educational needs (SEN) and students from low income families.

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Picture special for the Melton Remembrance Sunday parade and service

Melton people came out in their droves yesterday (Sunday) as the town reverberated with the sounds and colours of the annual Remembrance parade.

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Huge crowds turn out to observe Remembrance Sunday parade through Melton

Crowds lined the streets of Melton, six deep in places, to watch this morning’s annual Remembrance Sunday parade.

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Council acts to protect Melton pubs from being lost

Concerns over threats to the future of pubs across the Melton borough have prompted councillors to review the way they deal with plans to close them and change their use.

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Big crowds expected for special Melton Remembrance parade

Huge crowds are expected in Melton on Sunday for the annual Remembrance parade through Melton following the recent funding controversy.

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BDR Conner Morrison getting his horse foot judged during the annual British Army Shoeing Competition held at the Army School of Farriery, at Melton's Defence Animal Centre.

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Military and civilian farriers compete for national titles at Melton

Military and civilian farriers went at it hammer and tongs when they competed at the annual British Army Shoeing Competition in Melton.

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Members of the Royal British Legion, Melton Town Estate, the Defence Animal Centre and Keswick House Ladies Club observe a two minute silence at the launch of this year's Poppy Appeal in the town EMN-171030-143044001

Two-minute Armistice silence to be held in Melton on Saturday

Melton people will be asked to observe a two-minute silence on Saturday to mark Armistice Day.

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