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Two people were taken to hospital after a crash on the A6, just outside Market Harborough during last night’s rush hour. Emergency services were called to the Kettering Road junction at Clack Hill just after 6pm after a Nissan Micra was involved in collision with a Ford. Police say those hurt were taken to Kettering […]

A persistent thief who targeted Market Harborough shops has been jailed. Gary Parker admitted several shoplifting offences, including stealing alcohol from Sainsbury’s and Waitrose, on a number of occasions in the past three months. Leicester Magistrates heard he continued to steal, despite being given a suspended prison sentence last month after being caught red-handed with […]

Six cars and a vintage tractor have been destroyed after burglars set fire to the remote barn they were stored in between Kelmarsh and Naseby. The ‘modern classics’, including two Ford Focus STs and a Suburu Impreza, were completely burnt out in the blaze – thought to have been started following the break-in in the […]

The importance of tradesman marking their tools has been highlighted after Police re-united stolen items with their rightful owners. Following an appeal, after they were found in the back of a van near Brixworth, all have been handed back to those who had their vans broken into in recent days. Three men – from outside […]

Two taxis were found to be so unsafe they were ordered off the road immediately during checks in Market Harborough on Friday night. One – a black cab – had a serious fuel leak – and was impounded together with another also found in a dangerous condition. Defects were also discovered on two other taxis […]

Two cats living in the same street in Fleckney have died from suspected anti-freeze poisoning within days of each other. They were both rushed to vets for emergency treatment after being found struggling to move on Elizabeth Road, but sadly had to be put down. Nicole Hunter says she found her cat called Timothy in […]

Santa isbeginning his tour of Market Harborough tonight, thanks to his team of helpers from the 3rd Market Harborough Scouts. He’ll be visiting as many streets as possible in the run-up to Christmas. It’s the 50th year the Scouts have run the traditional sleigh and people are once again being asked to give generously. Just […]

A woman’s been charged after its alleged she stole groceries worth over £400 from Waitrose in Market Harborough last night. Donna Hughes, 48, from Culross Walk, Corby, was arrested on St Mary’s Road shortly after the incident at the supermarket on Springfield Street. She will appear before Magistrates accused of theft.

Work that was to see the main road between Great Bowden and Market Harborough shut overnight, every Saturday from tomorrow for two months, has been postponed. Highway bosses say due to ‘unforeseen circumstances,’ the closures for work on the Railway Bridge, won’t now begin until January 12th.

Landowners have abandoned their plan to build 65 new homes at the top of Kettering Road in Market Harborough. They have withdrawn an appeal lodged with the government, after the proposal was rejected last year by Harborough Council. It means meaning a planning inquiry, that was scheduled for January, will now not take place. Councillors […]


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