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Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid EARLY - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid EARLY - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it’s especially tough if you’re relying on benefits. With all the stress of buying presents and getting the Christmas dinner sorted it’s important to know when your benefits will be landing in...

yesterday, 11:56 in Regional East
 
Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’. Previously Mug Shots and Batchelors Pasta ‘n’ Sauce packet meals were counted as free foods but now dieters will have to count the popular...

yesterday, 11:13 in Regional East
 
Can you get sued for clearing snow and ice from your paths and driveways? Expert advice

Can you get sued for clearing snow and ice from your paths and driveways? Expert advice

Despite snow falling on most of the region, many residents are still nervous about clearing it for fear of getting punished. But, clearing snow and ice from your drive and the pavement outside your home can actually help prevent slips and falls. And...

yesterday, 10:31 in Regional East
 

VIDEO: Shooting stars due to provide one of most dazzling displays ever this week

Night-time sky-watchers willing to brave the cold can look forward to a spectacular display of shooting stars later this week. The Geminid meteor shower, which returns every December, is predicted to be one of the most dazzling ever. An almost absent...

Tuesday, 16:54 in Regional East
 

POLL: When should you take your Christmas decorations down in Harborough?

Market Harborough and Lutterworth's festive are lights on and many merrymakers in the town have trawled through their attics to dust off their own lights and hang them with care. Once they’re up, however, there’s always the worry about when to take...

Tuesday, 13:50 in Regional East
 
Ice warning issued by Met Office for Tuesday morning as motorists warned to be prepared for big freeze

Ice warning issued by Met Office for Tuesday morning as motorists warned to be prepared for big freeze

With temperatures set to plummet well below zero degrees tonight the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice for the evening and tomorrow morning. A spokesman for the Met Office said: "Ice is expected to form on some surfaces from...

Monday, 19:30 in Regional East
 
Meeting to decide Magna Park application postponed due to weather

Meeting to decide Magna Park application postponed due to weather

A planned council meeting to consider proposals to expand Magna Park near Lutterworth has been cancelled due to the weather. Tonight's (Monday) extraordinary full council meeting, called by Harborough District Council, to discuss the possible...

Monday, 12:11 in Regional East
 
Ice and snow warning further extended across the region today by Met Office

Ice and snow warning further extended across the region today by Met Office

The Met Office is warning there may be more snow on the way in the south Midland today and have extended the area and timeframe where it may fall. A spokesman for the Met office said: "With cold conditions and some snow lying over parts of...

Monday, 11:23 in Regional East
 
JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: When Harborough didn’t have a war memorial

JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: When Harborough didn’t have a war memorial

December 11, 1917 – Controversy rises over memorial to Market Harborough’s fallen heroes This picture of Harborough soldiers leaving The Square just days after hostilities were declared official is remarkable for many reasons – not least the fact...

Monday, 07:57 in Regional East
 
M&S slammed over “irresponsible” plastic apple packaging

M&S slammed over “irresponsible” plastic apple packaging

Marks & Spencer has been slammed by shoppers and scientists for selling apples in a plastic TUBE - so they can fit in car cup holders. The retailer is flogging three ‘Baby Rockit’ apples in cylinder-shaped packets - which they say make them easier...

Monday, 06:43 in Regional East
 
Aldi recalls food product because it could contain small pieces of hard plastic

Aldi recalls food product because it could contain small pieces of hard plastic

Aldi has recalled one of its food products owing to worries that it may be contaminated with small pieces of hard plastic. The Rooster’s Southern Fried Poppin’ Chicken, which comes in 210g packs, may present a safety risk due to the presence of the...

Monday, 06:43 in Regional East
 
Police issue warning to public over fake banknotes this Christmas

Police issue warning to public over fake banknotes this Christmas

Police are warning people to be on their guard during the festive shopping season, as fraudsters take advantage of those full of the festive spirit. Independent crime-fighting charity, Crimestoppers, is appealing to the public for information on those...

Monday, 06:43 in Regional East
 
SNOW DAYS: Can you legally take a day off? Your rights explained if you can't get to work due to snow

SNOW DAYS: Can you legally take a day off? Your rights explained if you can't get to work due to snow

The situation: snow has covered large parts of our region and you have to work on Monday. So what are your rights around snow days? Here we sum up what you can and can't do legally speaking if it snows or your child's school is closed due to snow,...

Sunday, 11:13 in Regional East
 
10 key DOs and DONTs of snow driving this weekend

10 key DOs and DONTs of snow driving this weekend

Much of England has been with heavy snow today - so what do you need to prepare for winter driving? Rescue services like Green Flag have warned motorists to avoid travelling if possible - and the Met Office has warned that drivers face the prospect of...

Sunday, 10:34 in Regional East
 

Maintaining our top activity in the face of acute financial challenges

What is free, widely available and helps make a difference to people, families and communities? Going to the library is one the UK’s most popular activities, with over 280 million visits recorded in 2013-14. According to York university librarian Ned...

Sunday, 10:34 in Regional East
 
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