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Colourful Melton parades to celebrate military centenaries

Melton is set to be transformed into spectacles of pomp and splendour this year with colourful parades to celebrate the centenaries of two military organisations.

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Samuel Page, who is one of the few UK teenagers to be awarded a coveted RAF flying scholarship EMN-180613-164510001

Melton cadet Sam dreams of fighter pilot career after winning flying scholarship

A Melton teenager is dreaming of a career as a fighter pilot after being one of the few UK teenagers to be awarded a coveted RAFA flying scholarship.

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A Centrebus 14 service bus turns out of Windsor Street, Melton EMN-180614-142632001

NEWSFLASH: Council reopens search for new operator for busy Melton bus route

The search for a new company to run bus services between Melton and Oakham has been reopened because the only previous bid would have seen the taxpayer stumping up more than five times more to keep it going.

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NEWSFLASH: Schools in Melton set to have different term dates after council decision

Schools in Melton are set to have different term dates from next autumn after county councillors decided this afternoon (Tuesday) to retain their traditional holiday periods, which fall later than those planned by academies in the borough.

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Public toilets in St Mary's Way in Melton which are set to be demolished to make way for upgraded new facilities EMN-181206-103121001

Work to start next month on rebuilding Melton town centre public toilets

Delayed work on rebuilding two town centre public toilet blocks in Melton will begin on Monday July 9, it was announced this morning (Tuesday).

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NEWSFLASH: Melton Country Park to be protected in new preferred route for town bypass

A preferred route for the planned £63.5million Melton bypass has today (Monday) been agreed and a planning application will be submitted this summer.

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Melton Council leader, Councillor Joe Orson, and chief executive, Edd de Coverly, with officials from Biffa, at the signing of the borough's new waste contract EMN-180806-124901001

Cameras on new Melton bin lorries will record every collection and monitor dangerous overtakers

New Melton bin lorries will be equipped with surveillance cameras to monitor and record rubbish collections from every home and incidents where motorists dangerously attempt to overtake on kerbs and footpaths.

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Mick Clowes and colleagues from the Melton and Oakham Waterways Society pictured on Lag Lane off the B676 - the route of the former canal they want to restore follows the hedge in the background EMN-180406-103533001

‘Plans to restore former Melton canal could be scuppered by bypass route’

Campaigners who want to restore an historic canal between Melton and Oakham fear their plans will be scuppered by the preferred route for the proposed new bypass.

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Richard Potts drives his Mustang three-wheel trike, which he hopes to use for escorted tours around Melton and the Vale of Belvoir EMN-180606-093432001

Plans unveiled to start motor tricycle tours of Melton and Vale of Belvoir

Residents and tourists might soon get the chance to book a Melton taxi with a difference - a three-wheel trike.

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Consultation results announced on changes to Melton school holiday dates

Some Melton parents could face continued problems over having children taking school holidays at different times of the year following the results of a public consultation into preferred term dates across Leicestershire.

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Melton Town Estate Feoffee John Southerington consults plans for a recent scheme to upgrade the Wilton Park car park EMN-180406-162813001

Two more Melton car parks set to revert to camera monitor systems for tickets

Melton motorists have been warned that two more town car parks are to be monitored by cameras to check if they have paid for a ticket.

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A Centrebus 14 service bus turns out of Windsor Street, Melton EMN-180531-190955001

Under threat Melton to Oakham bus service will cost five times as much to keep going

Funding has been agreed to save a threatened bus route between Melton, Oakham and Corby but it could cost the taxpayer more than five times as much to keep it going.

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Penny Burton, a Melton military historian who has made new discoveries about the Battle of Waterloo EMN-180529-180103001

Melton historian Penny changes history with new Battle of Waterloo research

More than 200 years after Wellington’s British and Allied troops took on Napoleon’s French army at Waterloo, a Melton military historian has unearthed previously unknown facts about the iconic battle.

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Memories flood back 10 years on from devastating Melton Council offices blaze

Yesterday (Wednesday) marked the 10th anniversary of one of the biggest fires in recent memory in Melton - the blaze which destroyed most of the borough council offices site on Nottingham Road.

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Average speed cameras to be installed near Melton as part of £500,000 road safety trial

Average speed cameras are to be installed beside a busy road near Melton as part of a new county-wide safety campaign.

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The Vale of Belvoir, with Belvoir Castle in the distance, viewed from the village of Knipton EMN-180530-113913001

Campaign launched for Vale of Belvoir to become ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’

A campaign has been launched to have the Vale of Belvoir recognised as an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.

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Scalford Hall Hotel has to re-apply for alcohol and entertainment licence

A hotel near Melton which closed for a week earlier this year after its operating company went into administration has had to re-apply for its licence to sell alcohol and host live music and plays.

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Warden Maggie Hill with resident Roger Cheese at a garden party at Wexford House in Melton to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the RAF EMN-180521-173235001

RAF veterans celebrate air force’s 100th birthday at Melton garden party

Residents of a Melton sheltered housing complex for veterans of the Royal Air Force and their families have celebrated the 100th birthday of the RAF at a special garden party.

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Firefighters attend the flats on Rutland Street in Melton to deal with a blaze in a communal area.'PHOTO TAKEN BY NATALIE ALLEN EMN-180523-112326001

Melton Council urges tenants to heed fire safety advice following flats blaze

Melton Council has reiterated its advice to tenants to stop storing items in communal areas after fire broke out in one of them on Friday night.

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County councillor Byron Rhodes examines the proposed route for the MMDR with County Hall colleagues Ian Vears and Andy Jackson EMN-180521-163503001

Bypass campaigner targets his 80th birthday as opening date for long-awaited new Melton road

One of the leading campaigners who helped secure nearly £50million government funding for Melton’s long -awaited bypass has set a target for the road to be opened – May 23, 2022.

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