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Enter a dazzling Christmas tree in time for festival in Melton

0 Have your say It’s time to get in your loft or garage and rummage round to find your tree and all the trimmings and, more importantly, to decide on a theme for this year’s Christmas tree festival in St Mary’s Church, Melton, which will be held from...

today, 09:54 in Regional East

A brush with success at 36th Upper Broughton Art Show

0 Have your say Just less than 300 artworks went on display at an annual exhibition. The Upper Broughton Art Show celebrated its 36th exhibition at the village hall over the weekend. In total 290 pieces of art by local artists were showcased to...

yesterday, 16:46 in Regional East

Dress scary to this year’s Melton Halloween Bonfire and Fireworks Night

0 Have your say Ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night will be gathering in Melton again on Halloween when the Town Estate launches its children’s fancy dress contest at the annual Halloween, Bonfire and Firework Night celebrations. This...

yesterday, 12:45 in Regional East

Melton skydive teenager does special birthday leap for Parkinson’s UK

0 Have your say A plucky Melton student has jumped out of a plane from 12,000ft for charity. Teenager Jamie Gordon, who attends MV16, took on the skydive to mark his 16th birthday and to raise money for Parkinson’s UK. Jamie’s motivation for doing the...

Friday, 17:10 in Regional East

Four people injured after road collision at Kirby Bellars

0 Have your say Four people suffered minor injuries after two cars were in collision at Kirby Bellars this afternoon (Friday). Leicestershire Police said officers attended the incident at 12.21pm on the A607 Leicester Road. A spokesperson said: “We...

Friday, 17:10 in Regional East

Pupils at Old Dalby Primary School travel back in time to experience lesson in 1918

0 Have your say Schoolchildren at Old Dalby found themselves transported back to 1918 when they had a lesson in the village hall which was transformed into its original use as a school. Four classes of children attended the day to experience school as...

Friday, 15:13 in Regional East

New signing to help pave the way to growth for Melton business

0 Have your say Developers based in Melton Mowbray have announced a key apppointment as they look to grow the business. SDS Rotherhill Developments, which has offices on the Pera Business Park, in Nottingham Road, has named industry veteran Ed Jeffrey...

Friday, 14:39 in Regional East

‘Phenomenal feedback’ for Melton school’s new £30k outdoor learning centre

0 Have your say A new £30,000 outdoor learning area at Swallowdale Primary School, in Melton, is doing wonders for the academic and social development of its pupils. The children experience a number of activities and problem-solving challenges in the...

Friday, 13:49 in Regional East

Stunning images of what Melton’s partial bypass will look like from the air

0 Have your say It’s been talked about in Melton for more than half-a-century but the green light could finally be given for a town bypass this year. Proposals for the Melton Mowbray Distributor Road (MMDR) will soon be discussed by planners at...

Friday, 13:07 in Regional East

Cyclists from all over UK do bike fundraiser the Viking Challenge at Redmile

0 Have your say This year approximately 1,200 entrants took part in the annual Viking Challenge charity off–road cycle event. With the sun shining for a change, the mighty cycled their way through the beautiful scenery of the Vale of Belvoir. The...

Friday, 10:34 in Regional East

Planners approve £100million Leicester City FC training ground near Melton

0 Have your say A former golf course 11 miles from Melton is set to be redeveloped into a new £100million training ground for Leicester City FC’s Premier League superstars, after planning approval was given last night (Thursday). Members of Charnwood...

Friday, 10:34 in Regional East

Creative sports theme for Thrussington’s Scarecrow Trail

0 Have your say Thrussington villagers were out in force last month to scout out scarecrows. The Thrussington Scarecrow Trail returned for its fifth year with the theme of sports. Imaginations ran wild with cricketers on the green, divers from...

Friday, 09:56 in Regional East

Flying start for want to be Melton pilot

0 Have your say A young flying enthusiast has taken his first steps to becoming a pilot with the help of a Royal Air Forces Association Flying Scholarship. Samuel Page (17), from Melton, who is an RAF Air Cadet at 1279 Squadron (Melton Mowbray), says...

Thursday, 15:35 in Regional East

Missing 14-year-old girl found safe after search carried out in Melton

0 Have your say Police say a 14-year-old with connections to Melton has been found safe and well. Kristina Ginova had last been seen at an address at Knipton, in the Vale of Belvoir, on Saturday evening. Officers were yesterday (Wednesday) said to be...

Thursday, 15:35 in Regional East

Schools rewarded for taking part in Melton in Bloom herb planting project

0 Have your say Some 40 students and teachers gathered at the Melton Borough Council offices for the first presentation of the Wheelbarrow Gardening Awards by the town’s mayor. Six local schools took part in this new Melton in Bloom growing project to...

Thursday, 11:59 in Regional East

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