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Five of the biggest stories of 2012 in Melton Mowbray

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Throughout 2012 Melton Mowbray People has covered the latest news from in and around Melton Mowbray. Here are five of our most read stories of the year:

In June, Melton Mowbray was hit by a 'once in a lifetime' hail storm, causing widespread damage to property and flash flooding:
We also had many pictures submitted, including these ofhailstones which landed in Brooksby. Six months later, many cars in town are still showing damage from the storm.

In September Melton Mowbray Sailing Club was forced to leave its home at Frisby Waterpark:
Unfortunately despite concerted efforts, they are still searching for a new home as we enter 2013.

In November, Police launched a murder investigation in Scalford:
This came only two months after Melton Mowbray had made national news when suspected burglars were shot at a home on the edge of town.

After the Regal Cinema closed suddenly in June, we featured a series of stories on community efforts to re-open it. New commercial tennants were subsequently announced, and in Novemeber they held a public meeting to share their plans:
Work has progressed since then, and you can read the latest update - The Regal Cinema to re-open in March 2013

At the end of November, Police uncovered a major cannabis-growing operation in a disused factory on the former airfield between Melton Mowbray and Great Dalby:
These are five of our most read stories of the year, and we will soon be adding details of our most popular picture galleries and videos of the year - including the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and Olympic Torch Relay.

What were your big stories from Melton Mowbray in 2012? Let us know by adding your comments in the box below. (You'll need to Join / Login first - but this can be done with your Facebook, Google or Twitter ID).

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Five of the biggest stories of 2012 in Melton Mowbray


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