A HUGE fund-raising campaign has begun to help a much-loved Melbourne teacher who has been diagnosed with brain cancer.
£88,000 is needed to help Zara Scott, who is 34, receive treatment in a German clinic so that she can have a longer life with her family, fiance Matt and children Noah and Isaac.

The community is rallying round to support Zara, who taught at Melbourne Infant School for 10 years. Details of how YOU can help are to be found in this month’s Village Voice.

On the musical front, local band Boats on the Ocean are riding the crest of a wave at the moment. The foursome are one of just five chosen from 1500 hopefuls to appear on the main stage at the forthcoming Y Not Festival – alongside the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers and Jamiroquai. Rock on lads!

The end of an era is in sight as a ‘sold’ board goes up at Melbourne’s longest surviving shop, ironmongers L Ward.
Owner John Coton, whose family started the business in the mid-19th century, has spent the last 55 years behind the counter but says it is now time to retire. He will be missed.

And Katie Howells is this year’s Miss Melbourne. The 12-year-old and her attendants will be in the procession that opens the Carnival on July 14.
Give them a wave as they pass by. And let us hope the weather stays fine for this annual extravaganza.

The Village Voice never rests and the August edition is now being planned. Don’t forget we represent a highly valuable opportunity to any local businesses wanting to advertise their services – with free hand delivery of more than 6,000 copies to 16 local villages. We do our best to cover the news accurately and fairly.

Any stories can be sent to news@melbournevillagevoice.co.uk. Please note we do reserve the right to create our own independent balanced news stories from what you send us. Advertisers can contact Nicola Mortimer on ads@melbournevillagevoice.co.uk

The July 2018 issue is out now…

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The Village Voice is an independent monthly newspaper serving the town of Melbourne in Derbyshire along with other nearby communities. It was set up in 1992 by four local people who saw the need for a newspaper to cover news and events in the area. In the 25th year of publication, that need is still as important today. We are immensely proud of our coverage of local issues and of the support given by businesses advertising with us that enables it to be published. We value our independence and the fact that our publication is produced and staffed by professionals who live in the area and care about what goes on here. A committed team delivers the newspaper FREE to over 16,000 readers in our circulation area, and each issue can also be read here on our website. 

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August 2018

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September 2018

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October 2018

Booking Deadline: 26 September
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