THE move to stage large-scale events at Melbourne Hall is on the back burner. Following concerns over traffic, noise and anti-social behaviour the plan to hold six events per year has been replaced with an application to hold one three-day event. Three nights of a comedy festival are set for mid-July with audiences of around 250 per night.

Two Melbourne men are to undertake trips from Land’s End to John O’Groats on two wheels. Alex Harris will do his journey on a motorbike he bought for £200. His aim is to do it inside 24 hours. Meanwhile Chris Brown will take a little longer – 14 days to be precise – to complete the 990 miles as he is going by pushbike. Read their individual stories in our June edition.

A seven-year-old schoolboy hits the footballing headlines this month. Charlie Skipper is being scouted by no fewer than four top clubs.
The Weston on Trent Primary School pupil has caught the attention of Derby County, Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers. He is currently training at each of their football academies.

With pubs returning to something closer to normality we see what life is like for some of ours after the lifting of lockdown restrictions.

All this and much, much more in your favourite monthly read.

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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 29th 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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