Melton town centre road closed again as manhole cover repairs begin

Leicester Street in Melton was closed to traffic again today (Tuesday) as work teams began repairing rattling manhole covers.

An air ambulance photographed by an onlooker on parkland off Staveley Road, Melton, following a road traffic collision involving a child on nearby Morley Close EMN-180716-100822001

Child airlifted to hospital after being in collision with a car in Melton

A child was airlifted to hospital on Saturday after being in collision with a car on a Melton residential estate.

Police have made drink drive arrests EMN-180716-095725001

Police arrest more than 100 Leicestershire drivers for drink or drug offences

Police have expressed their disappointment that more than 100 motorists have been caught driving in Leicestershire this summer while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Traders next to one of the drain manhole covers in Leicester Street, Melton, which are due to be repaired to stop them rattling loudly and disturbing people who work and live near them EMN-180713-101042001

NEWSFLASH: Market Place has reopened but will close again for four days on Tuesday

A busy Melton town centre road has reopened this afternoon (Friday) after sewer repairs were finished much earlier than expected but it will close again on Tuesday for up to four days so rattling manhole covers can be repaired.

The closure of Market Place in Melton, at its junction with Burton Street, to enable essential sewage pipe repairs EMN-180907-113211001

Busy Melton town centre road set to reopen tomorrow two weeks ahead of schedule

A busy Melton town centre road is to reopen to traffic tomorrow (Friday) two weeks ahead of schedule because workmen repairing a sewer system are finishing the job much earlier than expected.

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Melton railway track tests may solve ‘leaves on the line’ issue

Game-changing research by engineers on a test track at Melton may have solved the long-running issue of ‘leaves on the line’ which has delayed generations of train passengers.

Damien Turrell, head teacher of Brownlow Primary School in Melton, surveys the busy scene outside at the end of Monday's school day EMN-180907-163415001

Patrol car with camera to monitor parents who flout parking restrictions outside Melton school

Enforcement officers in a car fitted with a camera are to monitor and fine parents who have angered residents and endangered pupils by parking in prohibited areas outside a Melton school.

The preferred route for the Melton Mowbray Distributor Road (MMDR) which will be the subject of a planning application to the county council EMN-181106-143903001

Planning application to go in for proposed £63.5million Melton bypass

Another giant step was taken towards the building of Melton’s long-awaited bypass this afternoon (Friday) as councillors agreed to submit a planning application for the £63.5million relief road, which is on course to be open to traffic in the summer of 2022.

Flying Scotsman passes Wymondham Crossing with the The Yorkshireman charter train to York on June 30 PHOTO: Paul Davies

Iconic locomotive Flying Scotsman passes through Melton

Train enthusiasts were presented with another chance to see the Flying Scotsman steam through Melton on Saturday.

The junction of Market Place with Burton Street in Melton EMN-180307-125530001

Motorists prepare for major town centre road closure for sewer repairs

More details have emerged about the essential sewer repairs being carried out in Melton this week which will see Market Place closed for up to three weeks.

Police were called to the scene

Tractor driver injured after three-vehicle collision at Six Hills

A tractor driver sustained a back injury after his vehicle ended up on its side in a ditch following a road collision near Melton this afternoon (Friday).

Workmen do preparatory work on manholes in Leicester Street prior to repairs being made to stop them rattling.'PHOTO JOHN ARTHUR EMN-180627-142301001

Workmen to repair ‘rattling manhole covers’ in Melton town centre after complaints

Residents and business people have won their fight to have rattling manhole covers repaired.

The diversion route (blue) for Melton traffic when Market Place (red) is closed for up to three weeks from July 7.'Map: Leicestershire County Council EMN-180625-121518001

Busy Melton town centre road to close for up to three weeks

Motorists are being warned that a busy Melton town centre road is to be closed to through traffic for up to three weeks.

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.

Margaret Payne pictured with late husband Stuart and their daughter Laura EMN-181206-161154001

Judge refuses motorcyclist’s appeal in connection with Melton photographer’s road death

A motorcyclist who caused popular Melton photographer Stuart Payne’s death in a horrific road smash has lost his appeal to quash his conviction.

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Harby man jailed for causing death crash while twice the drink-drive limit

A Harby man has been jailed for six years for killing a driver in a head-on crash while he was more than twice the drink-drive limit.


Child airlifted to hospital after collision with bus at Asfordby Hill

A child has been airlifted to hospital this afternoon (Monday) after being in collision with a bus at Asfordby Hill.

S973 - 5'Traffic chaos'Leicester Rd EMN-180521-163659001

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.

Police carried out a traffic operation to target offending motorists EMN-180806-165237001

Police target offending drivers on A607 between Melton and Grantham

Police have targeted motorists committing traffic offences while travelling on the A607 between Melton and Grantham.

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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