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The future of a multi-million pound plan to transform a derelict site in Market Harborough is unclear, after it was put up for sale. Permission was granted in the summer for the redevelopment of part of the former Harborough Rubber Site, on the corner of St Mary’s Road and Kettering Road, which included an impressive […]

The Fernie Hunt has released a statement, after allegations a hunt saboteur was attacked during its meet on Saturday. It says it is not aware of any incidents taking place and that hunts across the country are regularly subjected to spurious allegations. A woman alleges she was assaulted in a field off Saddington Road in […]

Ten-year-old Harrison Willmott from Broughton Astley will be appearing on your TV screen quite a lot over the next few weeks! The youngster is the human plug in the Sainsbury’s Christmas advert, who turns on the Christmas lights with a running jump into a socket, during a school nativity play. It features almost 60 children […]

The go-ahead has  been given for an Estate Agents to open in the former MH Music Shop in Market Harborough. Rogers and Co, currently based in Desborough, have been handed planning permission for the move that includes installing a new shop front on St Mary’s Road. The music shop closed in October after serving the […]

Police are investigating an alleged assault on a hunt saboteur during a meeting of the Fernie Hunt on Saturday. It’s purported to have happened in a field off Saddington Road in Mowsley just before 2pm when the woman was left with minor injuries. Officers are also looking into a report a car windscreen of a […]

A woman has been arrested after a hit and run left a scooter rider was a serious foot injury. It happened on the B576 Rothwell Road, between Desborough and Rothwell, just after 8pm on Saturday. Police say a car struck the 24-year old female rider, knocking her off her scooter, before driving off at speed. […]

There has been a big increase in homelessness in the Harborough District, with the Council expecting to have spent £90,000 housing people in temporary accommodation by the end of the year. New figures show in the last year 62 people have had no place to live – compared with 39 the year before. The majority […]

A man arrested after members of the public went to the aid of an off-duty Police officer in Market Harborough on Friday has been released pending further enquiries. The 48-year-old from Lutterworth was questioned on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker following the incident on Coventry Road when a suspected stolen car was stopped. He […]

Harborough Council is to consider buying a major area of land at a meeting tonight. No details have been revealed as to where it is, or what it would be used for. Councillors are set to discuss the move and make a decision at a meeting behind closed doors, as it is considered to be […]

A decision will be taken next week on who will operate Market Harborough and Lutterworth Leisure Centres for at least the next three years. Councillors will be asked to approve the preferred bidder following a tender process. Harborough Council is ending its contract with the Harborough District Leisure Trust from the end of March. Serco […]

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