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Police have released a picture of a man they want to question over an allegation a car window was smashed with a hammer during a Fernie Hunt meet. It’s claimed the hunt saboteur’s vehicle was blocked on a country road near Saddington, before the criminal damage took place at 3.30pm on November 24th. The image, showing […]

It looks like Desborough Library has been saved from closure. Northamptonshire County Council has announced it is set to become a community-managed library which would not be staffed by the authority, but still supported by it. There has been a big campaign to save the facility, after it and 20 others were faced with closure […]

The go-ahead for a new housing estate in Market Harborough is to be reviewed, after six councillors ‘called-in’ the controversial decision. The planning committee chairman’s casting vote approved the scheme for 128 homes on fields at Burnmill Farm off Kingston Way last night, despite concerns including flooding and construction traffic access. Developers say mitigation measures will […]

A ten year old from Broughton Astley, who won a legion of fans after dressing as a plug in the Sainsbury’s Christmas advert, has sparked dozens of complaints over health and safety fears. Harrison Willmott – or ‘Plug Boy’ as he’s been dubbed – has become an internet sensation for the way he launches himself […]

The Harborough Lotto is on course to raise £30,000 in its first year for good causes across the Harborough District. Just under 1000 tickets are being sold each week, with 34 community and charity organisations each getting a share of sales. To date 448 players have won prizes totaling £2,500 Harborough Council launched the Lotto […]

A man has been released under investigation after being arrested in connection with an attack on a Market Harborough business. The 45-year-old was questioned on suspicion of robbery following an incident at the Beauty Lounge on The Square on November 20th,  which left Helen Walker with injuries to her face and body. The man, from Leicester, […]

Hero soldiers from Houghton-On-The-Hill, killed during World War One, have been honoured, a hundred years later. Roads on a new housing development  – Stacey Avenue and Harris Drive – have been named after Brothers Harold and Thomas Stacey, and Frank and Fred Harris. The street signs also include the Poppy motif. Harborough Council worked with […]

It took a thief just eight seconds to break into a van in Great Glen before stealing power tools and equipment worth £1,000 They were caught on CCTV outside Levi Genders’ house on Main Street, on Friday night:   The footage shows a car pulling up in front of the Mercedes Sprinter parked on the […]

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked in Market Harborough early on Saturday morning. He suffered head injuries in the assault on the High Street, near the taxi rank at around 2.50am. The victim, in his 20s, was taken to the Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry for treatment for injuries described by officers […]

Police are launching their annual Christmas drink and drug drive campaign across the Hfm Region. In Northamptonshire, for the first time, officers will be naming and shaming everyone charged over the next month. 81 people were caught drunk or under the influence of drugs in the county last December and in Leicestershire there were 99 […]


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