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Father fighting for his life after crash near Market Harborough

A father-of-four is fighting for his life after a car crash near Market Harborough that killed three people. Nicolae Pintilie is a Romanian national working at Bruntingthorpe Airfield, between Kibworth and Lutterworth. He is the only survivor in a...

today, 10:00 in Regional East

Parking machine raids across Harborough district have cost you £21,000

A spate of raids by thieves on Harborough’s new parking machines have cost the District Council more than £21,000 so far this year. Only about one-eighth of that (£2,700) is actual money taken from the machines. The rest is machine repair costs...

today, 10:00 in Regional East

Diseased trees to be removed from Market Harborough park

A path in Welland Park in Market Harborough will be temporarily closed to allow for the removal of two unsafe trees. The two diseased silver maple trees, by the River Welland, will be removed after being declared unsafe by an independent tree survey....

Monday, 10:34 in Regional East

John's real-time WW1 blog: Cooking up a recipe to win the war

February 19, 1918... The hungry bellies of those involved in the ‘total war’ on the home front are the focus of many headlines in the February 19, 1918, edition of the Market Harborough Advertiser. Rationing of a number of basic foodstuffs means that...

Monday, 10:34 in Regional East

How to work out if someone has blocked you from Facebook

Facebook might have 2.2 billion users but we can’t all be friends. Being blocked from a virtual friendship isn’t the nicest feeling in the world, so if you’re suspicious that a colleague, cousin or ex has decided to banish you from their Facebook feed...

Monday, 06:17 in Regional East

Channel 4 wants contestants for new series of Hunted

Nine people go on the run. Where will they hide? Who will they trust? What would YOU do? That’s the premise behind Channel 4’s thrilling escape series, Hunted, which is appealing for the best fugitives to come forward to take part in the next series....

Monday, 06:17 in Regional East

Warning over cold call fraudsters claiming to be from Home Office

Action Fraud, the UK’s fraud and cyber-crime reporting centre, have issued a warning over fraudsters claiming to be from the Home Office. This new scam’s aim is to obtain an up-front fee from the victim to resolve a supposed problem with their...

Monday, 06:17 in Regional East

Fawlty Towers 2? John Cleese has a new BBC sitcom – and it starts this weekend

Having spent decades away from British sitcoms, veteran comedy performer John Cleese is returning to television for a starring role in new retirement comedy, Hold the Sunset. Cleese’s last major work on a British sitcom was back in 1979, when he wrote...

Sunday, 06:23 in Regional East

Poundland selling video games for £5? It’s the 1980s all over again

The news that hundreds of Poundland stores throughout the UK are selling refurbished second-hand video games for just £5 will be welcomed nostalgically by any gamer of a certain age. Because while it is often easy to forget, there was a time when even...

Sunday, 06:23 in Regional East

Video: Prezzo turns to the dark side with the launch of the UK’s first charcoal-based pizza

Pizza and pasta restaurant Prezzo has launched two exciting black pizza options made with a charcoal dough base. The new black pizzas, which were launched earlier this week, promise a taste sensation as they celebrate the UK’s love of pizza whilst...

Sunday, 06:23 in Regional East

Dog found dumped with broken leg curled up in frosty grass

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found abandoned on the side of the road near Lutterworth in the middle of the night, as temperatures plummeted to below freezing. The lurcher/saluki type dog was spotted by a passerby, shortly...

Friday, 16:36 in Regional East

Move for higher street standards in South Kesteven

A higher standard of street cleanliness is promised by South Kesteven District 
Council. The move follows last year’s Big Clean Programme, which SKDC has pledged to make a more permanent feature. A report for councillors’ meeting next Tuesday said...

Friday, 14:18 in Regional East

Harborough district village takes steps towards getting its own £3.5 million leisure centre

A plan for a major new £3.5 million leisure centre for the Harborough district took a big step forward this week. The backers of Broughton Astley Leisure Centre – the parish council – signed a Letter of Intent with Parkwood Leisure, one of the UK’s...

Friday, 09:21 in Regional East

New wood set to be planted near Market Harborough

A new 1,500 tree, three acre wood is to be created in a Harborough village. And local people are being invited to help plant the woodland, by attending a community planting event on Saturday, February 24, from 10am to 1pm. The new wood will lie on...

15 February 2018 in Regional East

Names of those who died in car crash near Harborough released by police

Police have named the three people who died in a road traffic collision near Market Harborough. All three were travelling in a silver Peugeot 407 on the A427 between Dingley and Market Harborough on Monday, February 12, when the collision took place...

14 February 2018 in Regional East

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