Loud pile driving being used to lay concrete foundations of a new retirement complex in Market Harborough should be complete early next week. Some people have described the noise generated as sounding like an air-raid siren. It’s being used on the old Travis Perkins site on Clarence Street, ahead of a two to three-storey building […]

An investigation is underway after two men died in a caravan fire at the Justin Park travellers’ site late last night. They were pronounced dead at the scene of the blaze at the site off Northampton Road, just outside Market Harborough, that broke out at around 11pm. Firefighters from Market Harborough were first to arrive […]

Police are this weekend mounting an operation targeting shoplifters in Market Harborough. Some officers will be in plain clothes as part of the move – aimed at catching thieves taking advantage of busy shops in the run-up to Christmas. They are working closely with CCTV operators and shop staff, via the Harborough Against Retail Theft […]

The campaign to encourage people to ‘shop local’ in the run-up to Christmas continues today in Market Harborough. A local food and drink fair is being held on The Square and there is an Artisan Market in the car park of the Angel Hotel on the High Street. The event, organised by Taste Harborough, which […]

An image showing the shocking injuries suffered by a woman during a violent robbery at her house in a Northamptonshire village has been released in a bid to catch the man responsible. The 50-year-old was left was injuries including a broken nose and broken jaw following the ordeal at her house in Old Road, Walgrave. […]

Market Harborough’s traditional festive late-night shopping event returns tonight. The Christmas Fayre will see a host of stalls in the town centre – which will be closed to traffic – plus loads of fun and entertainment for the whole family, including Hfm playing some great festive music, a Winter Wonderland on The Square, with Santa […]

Police say they’re disappointed 17 drivers have been arrested during the first five days of their Drink and Drug Drive campaign across Leicestershire. 16 failed road-side breath tests – including two in the Harborough District – and one tested positive for drugs. Four of those arrested were aged under-24. The figure is much higher than […]

The helicopter crash which killed the chairman of Leicester City and four other people was caused by a pin which had come loose in the tail rotor control mechanism, a report has revealed. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch found that the pin had become disconnected, resulting in the helicopter becoming unstable and preventing the pilot […]

Thirty pubs across the Harborough District are supporting a campaign to help people who feel uneasy while out on a date. The ‘Ask For Angela’ initiative encourages them to discreetly approach staff if they’re concerned about someone’s behaviour or actions. By asking for ‘Angela’, staff know customers need assistance and can be taken aside, or […]

Leicestershire Police bosses have with all of the county’s MPs to plead for them to intervene in government plans that could lead to up to 180 officers being lost. If a new pensions policy comes into force next year, it would leave the force with an unexpected £8m pound bill. They say the only way […]

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