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Another petition has been launched by independent traders in Market Harborough over Christmas lights. They are unhappy they are not being offered free lit trees above their premises – like those on the High Street and Church Street. The petition calls on it to be extended to all of the town centre independent shops, saying […]

The speed limit along a stretch on the A5199 – dubbed one of the area’s worst accident blackspots – could be cut to 50mph. Highway bosses are considering the move on the approaches to the Shearsby Crossroads, following a major campaign by those living nearby. They say the section of road will be assessed next […]

A man has been arrested after two people fled from an off-duty Police officer in Market Harborough town centre this morning. He stopped a car on Coventry Road, close the junction with The Square, just before 10am, after recognising the Ford Focus from when it failed to stop for officers earlier in the week. Members […]

The Transport Secretary has hinted the A6 through Kibworth will be included in a new Major Roads Network. If the section of road from Leicester to the A14 is taken back into government control, it would see it eligible for hundreds of thousands of pounds for improvements and potential funding for the much needed bypass. […]

All independent traders on Market Harborough’s High Street are being offered free lit Christmas Trees above their shops this year. Harborough Council is funding it and is working with the Market Harborough Chamber of Trade and Commerce to try and get as many trees up as possible on the main thoroughfare through the town centre, […]

Harborough’s MP is calling for a ban on the sale of tiny mobile phones, which are being smuggled into HMP Gartree to be used by inmates to continue their criminal activity. Neil O’Brien says he has taken up the matter of so-called “prison phones” after speaking to Prison Officers at the jail near Market Harborough. […]

A Market Harborough beautician has been attacked by a robber. Helen Walker was punched to the floor and kicked by the man, after she confronted him in her salon, The Beauty Lounge, on The Square, at 1.10pm on Tuesday. Helen, who’s run her business from there since earlier this year, had come back from her […]

Drivers are being warned the main road between Great Bowden and Market Harborough will be closed overnight every Saturday for two months. Work on the railway bridge on Great Bowden Road means it will be shut from 8pm on Saturday til 7am on Sunday from December 1st until February 2nd. There will also be temporary […]

A cyclist left paralysed from the chest down after a crash at an blackspot is urging drivers to slow down. Steven Lee was waiting at the Shearsby Crossroads on the A5199 when a speeding motorist smashed into another car, which then hit him, leaving him unconscious. The 48-year-old spent six months in hospital after being […]

A Market Harborough man whose enthusiasm for cycling is described as ‘amazing’ has been shortlisted in the Unsung Hero category of the BBC’s Sport Personality of the Year awards. Dean Barnett is one of three finalists from the East Midlands, recognising his tireless voluntary work with the Welland Valley Cycling Club. He dedicates hundreds of hours […]


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