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CCTV has been released after a robbery at the EE shop in Market Harborough. Two men threatened staff before stealing five mobile phones from the store in St Mary’s Place. It happened at around 12.20pm last Thursday, although details have just been released. Police say no weapons were seen and no member of staff was […]

A woman has been arrested after Police drugs raids in Market Harborough this afternoon. Armed officers were involved in the execution of warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act at a flat in Edwin Court, on Kettering Road, and a house on Ireton Road. The 43-year-old is being held on suspicion of cultivating cannabis. Around […]

BP says Desborough’s new petrol station – which will include an M&S Simply Food store – is set to open in December. Work is underway to construct it on land off Bear Way, and this week the 14 ton fuel tanks were lowered into place on the site. Drivers in the town have been without […]

Police have charged four men with theft after they were arrested on St Mary’s Road, Market Harborough. The men, aged between 18 and 25, all from Wellingborough, are accused of stealing items including cosmetics and washing powder from B&M Stores in the Commons Car Park on Sunday afternoon. Three have been bailed to appear in […]

A controversial housing development planned for Market Harborough could be given the go-ahead next week. Over 110 objections have been received about the proposal for fields at Burnmill Farm, off Kingston Way, where 128 homes are earmarked. Concerns include traffic impact, potential flooding, and noise. Harborough Council planning officers are recommending permission is granted. Meanwhile, […]

Work is to begin to transform play areas across Harborough, at a cost of £250,000. State-of-the-art new equipment will be installed by Harborough Council, aimed at providing sensory, educational and fitness play, as well as being accessible to disabled children. Those most in need of refurbishment will be improved first, including on Roman Way, Burford […]

Harborough teenagers are to be shown a new hard-hitting film about the dangers of online grooming through computer game forums. ‘Breck’s Last Game’ is about the death of Breck Bednar, who was murdered in Essex in 201,4 by a man he’d spent months talking to online. It’s been produced by four Police forces, including Leicestershire […]

Firefighters are warning lives are being put at risk by bad parking, after appliances from Market Harborough and Desborough were unable to get down streets. Luckily both weren’t on emergency calls at the time, during the separate incidents over the past few days, although if they were, would have lost vital minutes in getting to […]

Market Harborough has won a Gold award at this year’s East Midlands In Bloom competition. The town came second overall in the Large Town category, beaten to the top spot by Boston in Lincolnshire, by just a single point. Harborough In Bloom were handed extra awards for the floral displays in Welland Park, judged as […]

The go-ahead could be given next week to demolish the former Cottage Hospital in Market Harborough, to make-way for a 70-bedroom care home. Planning Officers are recommending councilors grant planning permission for the development on the Coventry Road site. The proposal by Sterling Rose Care retains the World War One Memorial and Portico in situ […]


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