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Joules – one of Market Harborough’s biggest employers, has been handed planning permission for its new multi-million pound headquarters in Market Harborough. It’ll see major changes made to Compass House on Rockingham Road, which the fashion and homeware retailer bought for over £4m, earlier this year. Work, which will include creating a two-storey car park […]

Burglars have stolen a large amount of cash from a bungalow in Dingley. They forced open a rear window to get into the home on Harborough Road sometime between 9am and 12.30pm yesterday. Police are appealing for information – anyone who saw suspicious persons or vehicles in the area is urged to call Northamptonshire Police […]

A man caught red-handed by Police stealing a bottle of gin from Sainsbury’s in Market Harborough has been given a 12-week suspended jail sentence. Gary Parker was arrested outside the Springfield Street store by officers in plain clothes, during an operating targeting shoplifters in September. The 32-year-old of Jubilee Gardens, appeared before Leicester Magistrates and […]

The go-ahead’s been given for a Mediterranean Restaurant to open in the former Goodmans electrical shop in Market Harborough. Planning permission has been granted for the change of use of the building on St Mary’s Road. Murat Demirdag, the owner of Venetos Restaurant and Pizza Man in town, is set to spend around £250,000 on […]

Over 150 new houses could be built near Gartree Prison. The Ministry Of Justice is set to sell land it owns off Gallowfield Road for the new estate. Details were revealed at a meeting last night with around 60 residents, hosted by Harborough Council at Foxton Primary School. The development could be completed by Midlands […]

It’s feared as many as 180 police officers could be lost in Leicestershire, if a controversial new Government pensions policy goes ahead. Chief Constable Simon Cole says it would leave the force with an unexpected £8m bill over the next two years. He fears he won’t be able to find that money without further reducing officer […]

Traders in Market Harborough’s Church Street are to get lit small Christmas Trees above their shops and money to help decorate their windows this festive season. The announcement was made to them by Council Leader Neil Bannister, at a meeting last night. It was called after the outcry that the usual cross-street lights won’t go […]

A poignant poppy display, crafted by the community in Great Bowden to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, has been taken down. The cascade has been seen pouring down from the tower of the St Peter and St Paul Church for the past three weeks. It featured a blanket of around […]

Police are appealing for witnesses after a fight broke out following a three vehicle crash on the A14 between the Kelmarsh and Rothwell/Desborough junctions. All the drivers were involved – each sustaining injuries – and the vehicles were further damaged during the brawl that happened in a lay-by on the eastbound carriageway at around 11am […]

A thief stole a woman’s handbag when she left her car unlocked for just a minute in the Sainsbury’s Car Park in Market Harborough. She’d left the bag on the passenger seat while returning her trolley after shopping just after 5pm on Friday. It contained various items including her phone and purse, which had sentimental […]


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