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Soldier guilty of murdering Harborough graduate Alice Ruggles

Soldier Trimaan “Harry” Dhillon has been found guilty of murdering Harborough graduate Alice Ruggles. The jury at Newcastle Crown Court returned their verdict just after lunch time on Wednesday, ruling that 26-year-old Dhillon murdered Alice (24) at her

yesterday, 16:31 in Regional East
 

McDonald’s will roll out its new UK home delivery service this summer

Hold onto your hats fast food lovers - you will soon to be able to have your Big Mac and McFlurry delivered straight to your front door. McDonald’s has confirmed it will begin a trial delivery service in June using an external provider, which could inclu

yesterday, 15:53 in Regional East
 

One third of Brits have sleepless nights worrying about debt

A new survey has revealed that 93 per cent of us believe the UK has an issue with arrears, with a quarter of Brits agreeing that debt is now just a part of everyday life. According to the survey by debt management company PayPlan, the average person will

yesterday, 15:53 in Regional East
 

Possible firearm spotted in Harborough district car crash

Police are trying to find out more about a car crash, in which one of the motorist may have had a firearm. The incident happened on Scraptoft Lane, Scraptoft at around 10.40pm on Sunday, April 23. A police spokesperson said: “After the initial collision

yesterday, 10:50 in Regional East
 

Police want to speak to this man about large street fight in Harborough

Police have released another CCTV image of a person they want to speak to in connection with a large street fight in Market Harborough. This time the image centres around one person - the previous image showed 14 people, which included the man pictured h

Tuesday, 14:28 in Regional East
 

E4’s Tattoo Fixers looking for ink disasters in Harborough

Do you have an embarrassing tattoo? Well you could be in luck as TV channel E4’s Tattoo Fixers are looking for people from Harborough to appear on the show. Participants will get the chance to have a regrettable tattoo covered up by one of the three top

Tuesday, 13:12 in Regional East
 

Millions of Brits no longer using a pen

Millions of Brits are no longer using a PEN- with a third admitting they barely write anymore, according to new research. Studies show 39 per cent of respondents think handwriting is less important now thanks to email, text messaging and social media. Ho

Tuesday, 11:43 in Regional East
 

Masked raid on house in the Harborough district

Three masked men forced their way into a house in the early hours of the morning. They took the keys to a grey Audi TT and drove off in it. Detectives are working to trace a vehicle stolen in the incident, which happened at about 4-5am on Sunday (April 2

Tuesday, 11:03 in Regional East
 

Could Woolworths be set to return to Harborough after former boss makes admission?

Retailer collapsed in 2008 after racking up debts of £400m but former boss plans to resurrect brand. Woolworths, which had a store in The Square, Market Harborough - now a New Look - could be set to make a comeback to the British high street almost 10 ye

Monday, 16:18 in Regional East
 

JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: Four local soldiers killed and four wounded

April 24, 1917 – Brave optimism on the streets of Harborough despite heavy losses on the world’s battlefields. There are again only four pages in the April 24, 1917, edition of the Market Harborough Advertiser. Admittedly it’s an out-sized broadsheet for

Monday, 10:44 in Regional East
 

No-one is safe from cyber criminals warns leading security expert

No one is immune from cyber crime, a leading internet security expert has warned, following revelations that one in five UK businesses fell victim to online attacks last year. Robert O’Brien, of internet security firm MetaCompliance, said the rise of hac

Monday, 07:18 in Regional East
 

Money-laundering revealed as ‘counterfeit’ fivers turn out to be worn-out genuine notes

What were feared fake versions of the new ‘counterfeit-proof’ fiver have turned out to be genuine, washed-out notes. Police had issued a warning over fake versions of the new £5 notes - despite claims it was impossible to copy. Officers issued the alert

Monday, 06:27 in Regional East
 

Choosing your best social profile pic? Ask a stranger

If you’re having difficulty choosing the most flattering pictures for your online profile - then let a stranger decide, suggests new research. With more of our lives spent online from getting a job to seeking romance, having the right profile picture may

Monday, 06:27 in Regional East
 

Budget supermarket chain Lidl to help prevent child abuse

The NSPCC has teamed up with Lidl for a campaign aiming to keep children safe from abuse. The long-term commitment from the supermarket aims to enable the charity to reach one million children with its ‘Speak Out Stay Safe’ primary school programme. Curr

Monday, 06:27 in Regional East
 

Appeal for witnesses after seven tonnes of rubbish dumped on the Fosse Way

An appeal for witnesses has been launched after seven tonnes of rubbish was dumped in a lay-by on the Fosse Way. The major commercial fly-tip, which was reported to Rugby Borough Council shortly before 5.30pm on Tuesday (18 April), was on the Fosse Way n

Sunday, 21:43 in Regional East
 
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