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Melton street collection raises £238.28 for local branch of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children

The Rutland and Melton branch of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children raised £238.28 from its annual street collection held in Melton town centre on Tuesday, October 11. Colletion promoter Mrs Frances Levett said: “We’re very pleased with th

today, 16:28 in Regional East

Hose lottery draw results

The winners of the October 13 draw of the Hose Millennium Lottery, which took place at Hose School assembly were as follows: - First prize, £30, number 33, Mrs M Spencer; second prize, £14, number 87, Mrs Vanda Day; third prize, £6, number 30, Miss T Ste

today, 14:19 in Regional East

Break-ins in the Vale of Belvoir

Two properties in the Vale of Bevoir were broken into overnight on Sunday. Outbuildings and a garage were broken into in Harston and power tools and a strimmer were stolen. A vehicle was forced open and searched on the driveway at one location. John Shil

today, 11:11 in Regional East

Have fun at The Venue in Melton

Fun activities for children are currently being held at the Melton youth entertainment hub, The Venue. The Venue, which occupies the ground floor of Phoenix House in Nottingham Road is a members-only club for youngsters being co-ordinated by Melton Learn

today, 11:11 in Regional East

Melton Borough Council is ‘best’ at social inclusion

Melton Borough Council has won an award for ‘excellence in social inclusion’, with unemployment support scheme Me and My Learning contributing towards its success. The council won the award in the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation Performance a

today, 09:30 in Regional East

Rosemary Conley is VIP guest at reopening of Melton retirement scheme following £1m refurb

Celebrity diet and fitness expert Rosemary Conley CBE was the VIP guest when a retirement housing scheme in Melton Mowbray was officially re-opened following a £1 million refurbishment. She cut the ribbon celebrate the official re-opening of Mowbray Cour

yesterday, 17:26 in Regional East

Union warns many Northampton schools still likely to contain asbestos

Health and safety warnings are being issued in Northampton next term as it is likely that all local authority schools built before the millennium will contain asbestos. The Northampton NASUWT teachers union is launching a new campaign this month in a bid

yesterday, 12:20 in Regional East

Britons spend eight years of their lives on housework

Brits will spend nearly eight years of their lives doing household chores, a study has found. Cleaning, ironing, food shop shopping and even walking the dog means the average adult spends just under three hours a day on domestic tasks. This amounts to 20

yesterday, 11:35 in Regional East

Melton dance students to perform at London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre

Performing arts students from Brooksby Melton College (BMC) will be competing in the Mardi Gras Challenge at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London on Saturday, October 29. Fly Dance Company is over the moon to be involved in the 20th anniversary event, which

yesterday, 10:07 in Regional East

Open day at Buckminster Cold War nuclear bunker

A chilling reminder of Britain’s Cold War past will be open to visitors on Sunday. The Buckminster Bunker hosts a free open day from 10am to 4pm for a chance to look around the Royal Observer Corps monitoring post which was set up in case of a nuclear wa

yesterday, 06:06 in Regional East

Popular town centre Melton shops to close

A children’s clothing shop which has served generations of Melton families for 30 years is to close. The Stork, one of the original tenants in the Bell Centre, has launched a sale to sell its remaining stock after owner Harun Jussab decided to retire. Th

Thursday, 17:21 in Regional East

Melton school ranked in the top five per cent

Staff at a Melton school are celebrating after being ranked in the top five per cent in the UK for the learning development of GCSE pupils. John Ferneley College was 330th out of 6,382 schools in the newly-introduced Progress 8 league tables. The governm

Thursday, 12:11 in Regional East

Buy remaining “after dinner” tickets to charity Halloween masquerade ball at Brooksby Hall

A charity Halloween masquerade ball is being held at Brooksby Hall on Saturday, October 29, to raise money for Pablo’s Horse Sanctuary in Long Clawson. The event is being organised by Chadwell resident Chloe Jardine-Price, a former Miss Rutland. She is h

Thursday, 12:11 in Regional East

Melton gran appears live on TV as lookalike for X Factor star Honey G

Melton gran Cath Gregory is still recovering from the shock of appearing in front of millions of television viewers as a lookalike for X Factor star Honey G. The 53-year-old was invited along to the Xtra Factor, the companion show to the ratings topping

Thursday, 10:45 in Regional East

Melton Times Community Awards: Well done to our community heroes

A wonderful night was had at this year’s Melton Times Community Awards, where we grasped the opportunity to thank some of the area’s kindest, most generous residents. Now in its eighth year, the awards exist to celebrate those special individuals who hel

Thursday, 10:04 in Regional East

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