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Harborough travel firm to ‘double in size’

The new boss of Market Harborough travel company Travelsphere / Just You says he now confidently expects both town-based brands to “expand significantly”. Charismatic Canadian-based businessman Bruce Poon Tip told the Mail he expected both the Travelsphe

today, 15:28 in Regional East
 

New weather warning for ice and freezing fog issued by Met Office

The Met Office has this morning, Tuesday, issued a fresh yellow weather warning for ice and freezing fog tonight and tomorrow. Areas of freezing fog, some dense, are expected to form again during Tuesday evening and last into Wednesday morning. The fog w

today, 13:20 in Regional East
 

Tesco accused of ripping off customers after toilet rolls appear to shrink

Tesco has been accused of quietly reducing the size of its toilet rolls - by increasing the size of the HOLE in the middle. Keen-eyed shoppers reckon the cardboard tube in the centre has expanded by 1cm while the overall width has remained the same. The

today, 13:20 in Regional East
 

French plaits, Barbie’s boyfriend and Olly Murs songs - things only dads of daughters will know

How to French plait, who Barbie’s boyfriend is and all the words to Olly Murs’ ‘Troublemaker’ are just some of the things only Dads of Daughters will know, according to a new survey. A study of 500 dads with daughters under the age of 18 has revealed the

today, 11:25 in Regional East
 

£1.7m community hall approved for village

The go-ahead has been given for a new £1.7m multi-purpose community hall for a Harborough district village. The brand new hall in the centre of Great Glen would provide improved facilities for meetings, sport, stage events and local groups. The building

today, 10:16 in Regional East
 

Six points and £200 - tough new penalty for mobile use behind the wheel

The four police forces of the East Midlands Operational Support Service (EMOpSS) are supporting a national campaign to raise awareness about tough new penalties for driving while using a mobile phone. From March 1 2017, drivers will receive six points on

yesterday, 12:33 in Regional East
 

’Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

Most workers believe that performance reviews are a waste of time, a new study has found. Around two-thirds of employees, and managers, said that formal reviews were time-consuming and outdated, in a survey by software firm Adobe - who themselves have ab

yesterday, 11:34 in Regional East
 

JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: Loving father held the hand of his dying son

January 23, 1917 – Doting dad’s final moments with his soldier son. A four-day bedside vigil of a loving father holding the hand of his dying son is told in the January 23, 1917, edition of the Market Harborough Advertiser. It’s an unusual story as it of

yesterday, 08:38 in Regional East
 

Tesco recalls ready meal over health concerns

Tesco has issued a notice recalling a popular ready meal The health risk was sparked after it was discovered that the sauce coating Tesco Takeaway Butter Chicken contained nuts, which were not mentioned on the packaging. This presents an obvious risk to

yesterday, 08:38 in Regional East
 

100 jobs set for town as label firm sets up hub

A leading supplier of self-adhesive labels has set up its Western Europe hub in Market Harborough. The Turkish-founded company Frimpeks hopes to employ up to 100 people in the town over the next few years. The firm’s new Market Harborough base, off Rocki

yesterday, 06:21 in Regional East
 

Wetherspoons and Prezzo branded ‘bottom feeders’ over seafood sustainability

Prezzo and Itsu restaurants plus pub chain Wetherspoons came bottom in a survey of sustainable seafood on offer at High Street eateries. A lack of information about the sources of seafood is one of the biggest barriers for diners trying to eat seafood su

yesterday, 06:21 in Regional East
 

Sitting down too much can age women by 8 years, warn scientists

Sitting for too long can age women by up to eight years, say scientists. A study found those who did little exercise and spent ten hours of the day in a chair had cells that were biologically much older. They had shorter telomeres - tiny caps found on th

yesterday, 06:21 in Regional East
 

Privacy scare over selfie app Meitu

The latest photo editing app to go viral, Meitu, has sparked serious security and privacy concerns as Android users are allegedly giving away huge amounts of information to the Chinese tech company in order to download the selfie taking app. The app whic

Sunday, 07:33 in Regional East
 

2017 property crash would see £399 a week wiped off UK property values

While the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has forecast that house prices in the UK will rise by around 3 per cent this year, a Times survey of leading economists has predicted that 2017 could be the year the London property bubble finally

Sunday, 07:33 in Regional East
 

Two men bailed over robbery - then arrested in connection with another robbery

Two men from Market Harborough arrested on Thursday in connection with the robbery of a van on a test drive during which a garage salesman was seriously injured, have been bailed by Warwickshire Police while investigations continue. But the two were then

Sunday, 06:48 in Regional East
 
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