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Harborough Police have arrested a man on suspicion of stealing lead from the roof of a village church. The 29-year-old is being questioned after a quantity was stripped from St Mary’s in Willoughby Waterleys in the early hours of Wednesday. Officers were called to the Church on Main Street just after 2.30am. The man – […]

Detailed plans for a controversial development in Little Bowden have been handed in. Outline planning permission has already been granted for 40 houses on fields off Dunmore Road. The estate will include a mix of two to five-bedroomed houses and two bungalows – ten of the properties will be ‘affordable’ housing, if the latest proposal […]

Overnight work on the railway in Market Harborough begins tomorrow. People living near-by are being warned they’ll face some noise disruption while it takes place over the next eight weekends, include loud pile driving. Work to clear vegetation will also be taking place this weekend on the stretch of track through Kibworth. It’s connected with […]

Just under 200 people have responded to consultation over plans to axe Market Harborough’s town bus service. A further 3,000 have signed petitions calling for the number 33 to be saved. Leicestershire County Council says it received 196 responses from people in Market Harborough and is now reviewing them. Bosses say the comments will be […]

Councillors say not replacing broken stone slabs in Market Harborough town centre is creating an eye-sore. The Liberal Democrat members are questioning why tarmac is being used in several locations, including near the Old Grammar School on Church Square. Leicestershire County Council insist it’s a temporary measure for safety reasons and new York paving slabs […]

An NHS mistake meant breast cancer screening invitations weren’t sent to more than 400 women across Harborough who were due a test. Research by charity Breast Cancer Now has found that’s the highest number of all Leicestershire constituency areas. The computer error affected 429 women between the ages of 68 and 71 and nationally is […]

A substantial reward’s being offered for the return of a mobile phone stolen from a Market Harborough pensioner yesterday. The old-style Nokia model (pictured below) contained dozens of sentimental text messages sent to Myrna Diver from her son Stacey, in the year before he died from cancer in 2011, aged 39. The phone was in […]

The Red Cow pub in Market Harborough has re-opened after a CO2 shortage forced a temporary closure. The production of beer and fizzy drinks has been affected by a shortage of the gas caused by plant shutdowns and technical difficulties. Some publicans have also been finding it hard to secure Carbon Dioxide canisters for use […]

Plans have been announced to merge two GP practices. The Two Shires Medical Practice – with bases in Market Harborough and Kibworth – would join forces with Kibworth Medical Centre if the move goes ahead. Both practices currently have surgeries in Kibworth and Fleckney – if the move goes ahead it’s proposed they could both […]

Six young dancers have been selected to take to the stage as part of the English Youth Ballet’s latest production. Kibworth-based Caroline Carr Dance Studios members Greta Bell, 10, Maisy Chapman, 14, Tilley Mansfield, 10,  and Eve Smith, 11, as well as Lola Murphy, 10, who attends Market Harborough Academy of Performing Arts and Jamie Rushby, aged 14, […]


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