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How police spot a drink driver - even before they’ve stopped your car

Police officers have issued a warning to drink and drug drivers who think they can get away with it: Don’t bother. Despite tip-offs from the public via Crimestoppers, officers still use their skill, intuition and experience to spot drink drivers....

today, 12:38 in Regional East

Stepping back in time at Rugby’s museum

Almost 500 Rugbeians, including mayor Tom Mahoney, stepped into the Middle Ages to meet knights, princesses and dragons at the town’s Night at Thy Museum. The night of medieval merriment took place on Friday 18 May and was packed full of period...

today, 09:57 in Regional East

Political spat sours set piece Harborough District Council meeting

A new chairman of Harborough District Council was elected at the formal Annual Council Meeting this week. Cllr Lesley Bowles, a former Conservative Party political agent, took up the chain of office from last year’s chairman Cllr Grahame...

today, 09:41 in Regional East

New CCTV camera installed at busy Harborough junction

A new closed circuit television camera (CCTV) has been installed in the district. Harborough District Council has introduced the CCTV camera at the Kettering Road / Springfield Street roundabout close to the Lidl, Aldi and Waitrose supermarkets. It...

today, 09:41 in Regional East

Cross party support for NHS motion in Leicestershire

Councillors at Leicestershire County Council have joined forces to raise concerns about the local NHS. Councillor Amanda Hack proposed a motion at a full council meeting at County Hall, which gained cross party support, calling for her colleagues to...

today, 09:41 in Regional East

New business park would create more jobs in Market Harborough

A £7 million plan to expand a business park in Market Harborough has been unveiled by Leicestershire County Council. Under the proposal, Airfield Business Park would extend by 80,000 square feet, to offer a wide range of premises for fledgling firms...

yesterday, 13:17 in Regional East

MP’s first year: Weird rituals and hard work

It’s a little-known fact - because it’s never shown on TV – that before every session in Parliament there is a tradition best described as “spinning prayers”. “It was one thing that surprised me on the first day” admits Harborough MP Neil O’Brien, who...

Tuesday, 11:34 in Regional East

Major bank holiday event in Harborough district cancelled

A major fundraising event held in the Harborough district for more than 25 years has been cancelled this year. The Kilworth Challenge for 2018 set for the long late May Bank Holiday has been cancelled, much to the disappointment of the organising...

Monday, 18:45 in Regional East

John's real-time WW1 blog: 17 more casualties overshadow hints of optimism for the future

May 21, 1918... There is a sense that Market Harborough’s community can see an end to this dreadful war despite the appalling increase in the casualty lists that have skyrocketed in the past month. For instance, the town’s council is planning to...

Monday, 11:58 in Regional East

Open air cinema in Marston Trussell to raise money for air ambulance

An outdoor film event taking place at Marston Lodge, in Marston Trussell, this Saturday (May 26) is raising money for our air ambulance service. Tickets are still available for the open air screening of the popular romantic comedy Notting Hill, which...

Monday, 09:31 in Regional East

Picturesque surroundings and glorious weather make Misterton plant fair a success

A popular plant and craft fair celebrated a successful 12th year in the picturesque surroundings of Misterton Hall. The event, hosted by Lutterworth Rotary, featured 43 stalls which attracted more than 1,100 visitors. A spokesman for Lutterworth...

Sunday, 09:50 in Regional East

Harborough Chess Club has all the right moves in a successful season

Market Harborough Chess Club is celebrating a remarkable double title winning season as both their league teams gained promotion. The first team went through the season unbeaten and were crowned Leicestershire and Rutland Division Three champions...

Saturday, 09:18 in Regional East

Rugby mad Harborough man Eddy raises money for Matt Hampson Foundation

A Leicester Tigers-mad Harborough man raised hundreds of pounds for the Matt Hampson Foundation by selling off autographed shirts and memorabilia. Eddy Crowe (26) is a season ticket holder for the Tigers and wanted to do his bit to help the charity -...

Friday, 16:07 in Regional East

COMPETITON: Win tickets for this summer’s Wolf Run in Leicestershire

Fancy taking part in this summer’s Wolf Run in Leicestershire? We have teamed up with the official sponsors of the popular Wolf Run, Skinny Brands, to give away five tickets - worth more than £250. The Summer Wolf Run takes place at Stanford Hall in...

Friday, 16:07 in Regional East

Clipston WI marks 100 years with bubbly and a bench!

Clipston WI members enjoyed celebratory cake and a glass of bubbly whilst dedicating a bench on the village playing field, donated to mark the group’s centenary. President Rose Anderson said: “We are so proud to have reached this milestone and today...

Friday, 15:40 in Regional East

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