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Liberal Democrats increase vote share in Rutland and Melton election

0 Have your say As the Conservatives celebrated victory in the Rutland and Melton constituency by a record majority early this morning (Friday) there was plenty to be happy about for the local Liberal Democrats as the dust settled on the General...

yesterday, 18:28 in Regional East
 

Melton man celebrates 100th birthday with a card from The Queen

0 Have your say A Melton man received a card from The Queen today as he celebrated his 100th birthday. Ben Harley, who now lives at Waltham Hall Nursing Home at Waltham, grew up living with his parents, Fred and Fanny, and his older and brother and...

yesterday, 17:14 in Regional East
 

Thorpe Arnold Church members celebrate £15K grant for roof repairs

0 Have your say Members of a village church near Melton are celebrating receiving a £15,000 grant to help them repair the roof after thieves stole lead from it earlier this year. The money has been given to the Grade Two listed St Mary the Virgin...

yesterday, 16:41 in Regional East
 

Motorcyclist in hospital after collision with car near Kirby Bellars

0 Have your say A motorcyclist was taken to hospital after their machine was in collision with a car near Melton this morning (Friday). Emergency service were deployed to the incident, on the A607 near the junction with Main Street, Kirby Bellars, at...

yesterday, 15:09 in Regional East
 

Alicia Kearns elected Melton MP on a record majority

0 Have your say Alicia Kearns declared it as ‘the greatest honour of my life’ shortly after being elected as MP for Rutland and Melton early this morning (Friday) with a record majority. She becomes only Melton’s second ever female MP after polling a...

yesterday, 06:37 in Regional East
 

Alicia Kearns becomes only the second woman to be elected as Melton’s MP

0 Have your say Alicia Kearns celebrated a record majority early this morning (Friday) as she became only the second woman elected as MP for Melton. She follows Mervyn Pike, who won the 1956 General Election to become the constituency’s first female...

yesterday, 06:37 in Regional East
 

Police and council to clamp down on illegal fishing in Melton Country Park

0 Have your say Police are stepping up patrols in Melton Country Park after reports of people fishing illegally in the lake. Melton Borough Council, which owns the park, says it is aware of the practice taking place and is taking action to stop it...

Thursday, 17:12 in Regional East
 

Changes announced for Melton borough bin collections over festive period

0 Have your say Residents across the Melton borough have been told to expect changes to their normal bin collection days over Christmas and New Year. In the week leading up to Christmas, the normal Monday collection will be made on Saturday December...

Thursday, 16:07 in Regional East
 

Loose paving stones to be repaired in Melton after several falls reported

0 Have your say Repairs are to be made to a number of loose paving stones in a Melton town centre street after reports of several pedestrians tripping and falling over them. Leicestershire County Council, which maintains footpaths, said it was aware...

Thursday, 15:33 in Regional East
 

Melton Brownie pack saved from closure at the 11th hour

0 Have your say A pack of Brownies are relieved that their group has been saved from closure after a new meeting venue was found at the 11th hour. The girls in the 4th Melton Brownies faced a bleak Christmas when told they would not be able to meet...

Thursday, 14:14 in Regional East
 

Have the Melton Elves gift wrap your Christmas presents

Have you left your shopping until the last minute, or perhaps not even started it yet? Don’t panic, the Melton Elves are coming to town! Head to the Market Place on Sunday and look for the elves - surrounded with an array of gift tags, ribbons and...

Thursday, 11:19 in Regional East
 

Hundreds of Santas dash to raise cash in Melton

Over 250 participants all suitably dressed in Santa suits (and one snowman) – the youngest in push chairs – ran or walked, mainly in sunshine but very wet underfoot, on a fresh Sunday morning in the ninth Melton Santa Fun Run. There were two routes...

Thursday, 11:10 in Regional East
 

Seasonal creations delight visitors at Melton Christmas Tree Festival

Thousands of people from all over the country enjoyed this year’s spectacular Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary’s Church, Melton. Trees of all shapes, designs and sizes graced the beautiful Grade I Listed building for the five day event, which ended...

Thursday, 10:53 in Regional East
 

Scheme launched to give free coats to Melton people who can’t afford to buy one

0 Have your say A scheme has been launched to provide a free coat for Melton people who can’t afford to buy one to keep them warm this winter. A clothes rail has been set up outside The Grapes pub, in Market Place, with a number of coats available for...

Wednesday, 16:36 in Regional East
 

Behind the scenes at the Melton General Election count

0 Have your say When Melton’s new MP is announced at around 5am on Friday morning it will bring to an end a complex logistical exercise involving hundreds of people over a period of almost 24 hours. It will all have started by the time you read this...

Wednesday, 15:48 in Regional East
 
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