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More than 400 properties empty in the Harborough district

There are more than 400 properties in the Harborough district that have been empty for more than six months - the equivalent of a village the size of Great Bowden. But many could be brought back into use, under Harborough District Council plans to charge

yesterday, 11:32 in Regional East

Friends unite to donate money for the funeral of Harborough’s Aarron Micklewright

Heartbroken friends have raised almost £4,000 for the funeral of a 27-year-old Market Harborough man who died last week. Arron Micklewright, described by friends as “lovely”, “funny” and “kind” was found last Tuesday at Bellfields Recreation Ground in Li

yesterday, 11:18 in Regional East

Work on £54m Harborough station plan will start on Monday

Work starts on Monday on the major upgrade of Market Harborough’s railway station, the cost of which now stands at £54million. The big re-design involves straightening the line, increasing car park capacity and approximately doubling the length of platfo

yesterday, 11:18 in Regional East

One in five Brits would rather date a pet owner

One in five Brits say they would rather date someone with a pet, according to a new survey. Almost a third of those polled said they’d much rather smooch a pooch-owner, while a quarter said they’d more likely be feline the love with a cat keeper. And an

yesterday, 11:18 in Regional East

PICTURES: Desborough Carnival

Glorious weather helped make Desborough Carnival a huge success on Saturday. Carnival-goers were treated to a host of activities as well as the traditional float parade. Carnival committee secretary Carol Johnson said she was overwhelmed to see so many p

yesterday, 10:56 in Regional East

Weather warning for heavy rain and thunder in Harborough issued by Met Office

A yellow weather warning for heavy rain has today been issued by the Met Office for Harborough and the surrounding region. The Met Office said: “there is an increasing risk of heavy rain, with thunder possible, developing over southern England on Tuesday

Tuesday, 15:32 in Regional East

Sainsbury’s recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Sainsbury’s has removed 13 of its own-brand sandwich fillers from its shelves following the discovery of food bug listeria in them. The items from the supermarket’s Deli Fillers range were withdrawn after listeria monocytogenes was found in some of the p

Tuesday, 11:52 in Regional East

Celebrating with five hours of 1980’s classics!

It could be a photo straight from an edition of a 1980’s Harborough Mail - and there’s a good reason for that. Freedom Support Solutions in Market Harborough marked Learning Disabilities week, which ran from June 19-24, with an 80’s themed danceathon on

Tuesday, 10:09 in Regional East

PHOTOS: Tributes to armed forces

Harborians lined the streets yesterday (Sunday) to pay tribute to the armed forces. The annual Armed Forces Drumhead service on The Square, to mark Armed Forces Week, was cancelled this year because they thought it might rain. So instead they marched alo

Monday, 17:08 in Regional East

Two men injured after car crashes with lorry at Catthorpe Interchange

Two men have been injured, one seriously, after a car collided with a lorry on the Catthorpe Interchange in the early hours of this morning (Monday June 26), leaving them trapped for over an hour. It happened on the southbound M6 just where the slip road

Monday, 17:08 in Regional East

June 26, 1917 – So you think fake news and sponsored stories are just a trend of the internet age?

Fake news, click bait and sponsored stories are a 21 st century phenomenon, aren’t they? Well if you think that you’re wrong: because at least a hundred years ago newspaper editors were quite happy to take a commercial shilling for promotions wrapped up

Monday, 09:52 in Regional East

Organic product recalled due to salmonella contamination

An organic food retailer has recalled a line of tahini because salmonella has been found in the product. E E Wholesale’s Equal Exchange Organic Dark Tahini has been found to contain traces of the bug, which can cause fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps

Monday, 08:54 in Regional East

A quarter of holidaymakers have struck disaster in Spain

Spain is the holiday destination where you are most likely to fall ill or have your passport or money stolen, according to new research. Almost a quarter of all UK trips to Spain end up in some kind of mishap. France emerged as the European holiday ‘car

Monday, 06:53 in Regional East

Couch potato teens ‘as sedentary as 60-year-olds’

Couch potato teenagers do as little exercise as 60-year olds, according to new research. The study suggests physical activity among children and adolescents is even lower than previously feared - fuelling the growing obesity epidemic. Three in four girls

Monday, 06:53 in Regional East

A third of animal owners confess to ‘throwing sickies’ to tend to poorly pet

Nearly half of all animal owners confess that they’ve pulled a ‘sicky’ to pander to a poorly pet. A poll of 2,000 pet-lovers found that 42% have lied to their boss and bagged a day off to attend to their ailing animal. And 33% of respondents admit that o

Monday, 06:53 in Regional East

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