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FEATURE: How Derek gives his village a touch of glass

A fox peeps out from behind a tree in Derek Hunt’s Medbourne studio. Elsewhere a dove holds a red paint brush and a pheasant takes flight. They are just a few of the details from his latest big project - a stunning, three metre high stained glass window

yesterday, 15:29 in Regional East
 

Tesco to cut petrol and diesel prices by 2p ahead of Mother’s Day

Tesco is to cut the cost of petrol and diesel by two pence per litre at all of its petrol stations this afternoon, Friday March 24. Tesco’s network of 500 filling stations is the largest of all UK supermarkets and the drop means millions of motorists acr

yesterday, 14:06 in Regional East
 

Duo travel back in time to take on a 120-mile canal stroll!

Two men from Market Harborough are to walk 120 miles along the Grand Union canal for charity. Gavin Blissett (46) and Ben Langham (41) plan to walk from London to Market Harborough to raise money for mental health charity Mind and head injuries charity H

yesterday, 14:06 in Regional East
 

Meet Lois’s new running partner that has helped her train for a marathon!

Lois Hickman has an unusual training buddy as she pounds the streets around Kibworth in preparation for this year’s London Marathon. It’s her new baby - eight month old Ted - trundling happily along with her in his pushchair. The new mum, aged 27, reckon

yesterday, 12:08 in Regional East
 

Swifts to fly high with council help

Lutterworth Town Football Club - nicknamed The Swifts - could be flying high next season - with the council’s help. The club, which plays at Dunley Way in Lutterworth, has already done its bit, winning the Everards Leicestershire Senior Football League l

yesterday, 12:08 in Regional East
 

Your chance to meet the Framwork Brewery team

You can meet the team behind Leicestershire’s latest brewers, Framework Brewery, on Thursday, March 30. Visitors can chat to the team as well as try four of their keg lines and one cask line at the Freemasons Arms in St Mary’s Street, Market Harborough,

yesterday, 11:57 in Regional East
 

Seriously ill mother moves closer to home

Seriously ill mother Katherine Boulton has at last been moved from John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford to a hospital closer to her Market Harborough home. Katherine (42), suffered a major bleed on the brain in October while she was pregnant, and needed res

yesterday, 07:40 in Regional East
 

Cottage Hospital now ready to be sold - so what next for the building and war memorial?

The vacant “Cottage Hospital” in Market Harborough will now be sold by the NHS, having been officially declared “surplus to requirements”. The news was confirmed this week in a statement from NHS Property Services. In the meantime the town’s War Memorial

Thursday, 13:51 in Regional East
 

Little museum’s exhibition is up for national award

An exhibition in a little village museum in the Harborough district has been shortlisted in the prestigious national Heritage and Media Awards 2017. The shortlisted Harborough exhibition is called Hallaton in the Great War – Tales of the Unexpected, moun

Thursday, 13:34 in Regional East
 

A6 won’t fully re-open until the end of August – but a section will open tomorrow

The A6 won’t fully re-open until the end of August, after damage to the carriageway leading to a railway bridge was found to be worse than expected. But motorists who have faced huge diversions will get some respite from tomorrow with one lane set to ope

Thursday, 13:11 in Regional East
 

BREAKING LIVE: Firearms incident on Westminster Bridge - House of Commons locked down

Scotland Yard says it was called to a firearms incident on Westminster Bridge amid reports of several people injured this afternoon, Wednesday March 22. Commons Leader David Lidington has told MPs a “police officer has been stabbed” and the “alleged assa

Wednesday, 15:32 in Regional East
 

“A witch-hunt”: Desborough councillor speaks out after resignation

An ex-Desborough councillor who resigned after facing ‘intimidation from the anti-council’ and after calling a constituent ‘girly’ says there was a witch-hunt against him. UKIP’s Kevin Sills resigned from his seat on Desborough Town Council yesterday (Mo

Wednesday, 14:59 in Regional East
 

Cashpoint ripped out of village supermarket with JCB

Thieves have used a JCB digger to rip a cash machine out of a village Co-op in the Harborough district. Witnesses reported seeing four men at the scene, using the JCB to remove the cash machine and load it onto the back of a truck The theft happened at a

Tuesday, 17:22 in Regional East
 

Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Alarming amounts of salt are lurking in our shopping baskets - and it’s costing thousands of lives a year, warns new research. The study shows major brands are at fault with Galaxy Ultimate Marshmallow Hot Chocolate, for instance, saltier than seawater!

Tuesday, 10:36 in Regional East
 

Desborough councillor resigns after ‘girly’ remark

A Desborough councillor has resigned after calling one of his constituents ‘girly’. UKIP’s Kevin Sills, who represented the Loatland ward on Desborough Town Council, made the remark to Sharon Boore after she followed his Facebook page. Mr Sills sent Mrs

Tuesday, 10:36 in Regional East
 
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