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A pan left on the cooker caused a fire in the kitchen of a house in Market Harborough on Saturday morning. Fire crews were called to Bath Street just before 11am after neighbours reported smoke coming out of windows and a smoke alarm sounding. The blaze was quickly put out although smoke damage was caused.

Market Harborough Chess Club is celebrating a double victory as both teams were crowned winners of their respective divisions. The first team went throughout the season unbeaten and confirmed the Leicestershire and Rutland Division Three title with a total of 25 points from a possible 28. Earlier this year the club announced a 50 per cent […]

No-one was injured after a car crashed and overturned onto its roof on the A6 Market Harborough bypass last night. It happened close to the A427/Rockingham Road roundabout just before 8pm Fire crews were called to make the vehicle safe.

A new train timetable has come into force meaning there is no longer a direct train service from Market Harborough to Bedford or Luton during peak periods. East Midlands Trains say the decision is linked to the upgrade programme on the Thameslink Railway.  There are some other minor changes to departure times from Harborough.

New plans costing £7m have been unveiled to expand a Market Harborough business park. It would see the Airfield Business Park, off the B6047 Harborough Road, extend by 80,000 sq ft, to offer a wide range of premises for companies looking to expand. Leicestershire County Council is behind the proposal, which it’s thought will initially […]

The Harborough Helping Refugees Group is hosting its latest fundraiser on Monday evening. Proceeds will go towards helping to provide food and other items at a refugee camp in Greece. Emma McNamara from the group is heading there next month – it’ll be her sixth trip to assist in camps around Europe after she was […]

A former Market Harborough student will make history at tomorrow’s Royal Wedding when she becomes the first female state trumpeter. Kate Sandford, who was in Robert Smyth Academy’s popular Soul Band,will be one of six elite members of the Household Cavalry playing the fanfare as Meghan Markle walks down the aisle of St George’s Chapel […]

A new CCTV camera has been installed in Market Harborough in a bid to boost safety and detect crime. Harborough Council’s put it up at the Kettering Road/Springfield Street roundabout close to the Lidl, Aldi and Waitrose supermarkets – taking the number of cameras in the town to 17.            

Three people were treated for the effects of inhaling smoke after a fire at a car repair centre in Kibworth yesterday. Emergency services were called to Clarkes on New Road at around 11.30am. Leicestershire Fire and Rescue say a spray in a paint booth caught fire and three appliances attended to deal with the incident.

Music legend Don McLean is the latest big name to sign a guitar to be auctioned later this year by a Market Harborough fundraiser. The American Pie singer/songwriter took time out from his UK tour to add his name to the Fender, joining the likes of Eric Clapton, Brian May and Jimmy Page – saying […]


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