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Melton Times

The Melton Times is a weekly tabloid newspaper sold in the Leicestershire town of Melton Mowbray and much of the north-eastern part of the county, as well as neighbouring parts of Nottinghamshire and Rutland.

It celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2009, having been founded in 1859 as The Melton Mowbray Times. However, the celebration may have been slightly spurious as that newspaper closed in 1860 after just 69 issues. A second newspaper, the Melton Mowbray Times and Vale of Belvoir Gazette, was established in 1887 and kept that name until 1963, when it became the Melton Times and Syston & District Times and Vale of Belvoir Gazette. It became simply the Melton Times in 1988.

It was formerly published by Johnston Press‘s Boston-based subsidiary Lincolnshire Newspapers, but that’s now been absorbed into East Midlands Newspapers, based in Peterborough. The editorial offices are in Melton and are shared with its companion freesheet, the Melton Citizen.

From about 1985 to 1997 there was a local sub-edition for Syston, the Syston Times.

It comes out on Thursdays.

  • Address:
  • Melton Times
    49 Nottingham Street
    LE13 1NT
  • Tel:
  • 01664 410041
  • Fax:
  • 01664 412509