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A campaign to encourage people to shop local during the run-up to Christmas is launching in Market Harborough. A Christmas Market is on The Square which has been organised in a bid to bring extra shoppers into town. Free parking on every Saturday through December begins tomorrow in Harborough Council’s car parks. People are reminded […]

Market Harborough has won the Best Town Award at the Leicestershire Tourism and Hospitality Awards. The Chamber of Trade and Commerce put together the entry and beat off competition from towns across the county, to be handed the title at a ceremony last night. The vibrancy of Harborough, great mix of independent retailers, community spirit […]

A drink driver has been banned from the roads for a year and fined £180 after his DNA was found on the airbag of his crashed car. It ended up in a ditch on the A6, near to the Kibworth Tip, on January 20th and Police were called. Leicester Magistrates heard Scott Goodwin, 40, of […]

Work on a long-awaited and much-needed footbridge over the railway in Little Bowden has stopped because a key piece of permission for it hasn’t been given. Although the structure is in place, groundworks still need to be completed. A legal notice to change the public right of way from the previous path across the tracks between […]

Two controversial housing developments in Market Harborough could be given the go-ahead next week. 128 new homes at Burnmill Farm off Kingston Way and 57 off Angell Drive on the Farndon Fields Estate are being recommended for approval by planning officers. Concerns over drainage led the Burnmill Farm plan being put on hold in September […]

£100,000 is being made available to tackle increasing knife crime in Leicestershire. The cash will be offered to organisations working to turn around the lives of those who wield weapons. The County’s Police and Crime Commissioner Willy Bach is behind the move, which will also see £10,000 spent on placing special ‘Catastrophic Hemorrhage Packs’ in […]

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28th November 2018

Joe

An autistic tennis coach from Broughton Astley has won the BBC East Midlands Get Inspired Sports Unsung Hero award. Matthew Chilvers, 22, who teaches in special schools across Leicestershire, will now join winners from other regions at the Sports Personality of the Year Awards next month, when the national award will be announced live. Dean […]

Police have launched a renewed appeal for witnesses and information after a Market Harborough business owner was attacked by a robber. Helen Walker was punched to the floor and kicked by the man, after she confronted him in her beauty salon, The Beauty Lounge, on The Square, at 1.10pm ast Tuesday. Helen, who’s run her […]

There will be no more free Christmas Trees for independent businesses in Market Harborough. Council Leader Neil Bannister has responded to anger that only those in Church Street and High Street are being offered them. He says the authority doesn’t have a limitless supply of money for trees when there are increased pressures on other […]

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28th November 2018

Police Appeal

Police are appealing for witnesses after a flasher targeted a dog walker in Desborough. The man pulled up in a car and indecently exposed himself to the woman on Dunkirk Avenue at around 1.30pm on Saturday. A spokesman said: “She noticed a blue/grey car that appeared to be following her and when she looked, the […]


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