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Driver dies after his car hit a tree

A driver has died after his car hit a tree. The fatal collision happened at about 2pm yesterday (Saturday, Decmeber 3) on the A426 Rugby Road in Cotesbach, near Lutterworth. A blue Hyundai i10 was travelling from Lutterworth towards Rugby when it hit a t

yesterday, 19:01 in Regional East

Glider pilot dies in crash

The pilot of a glider has died after crashing in fields near Lubenham, west of Market Harborough, today (Sunday). The accident happened at around 12.40pm, and involved a male pilot from Husbands Bosworth Gliding Club, who was on a local flight. A spokesp

yesterday, 19:01 in Regional East

Two schools’ big extension plans

Two schools in the Harborough district have submitted major extension plans to the district council in the last week. Farndon Fields Primary School in Market Harborough will build seven new classrooms and grow in physical size by about 40 per cent, if a

yesterday, 16:18 in Regional East

Report reveals where in the UK over 50s struggle most to get a GP appointment

The over 50s are finding it difficult to see their GP, according to research by Saga Health Insurance which reveals the places in the UK where over 50s say they struggle most to get an appointment with a doctor. In a poll of more than 10,000 over 50s, ha

yesterday, 11:02 in Regional East

Community unites to help seriously-ill nine-year-old Alex

A seriously ill nine-year-old boy from the Harborough district is going to America soon for ground-breaking surgery aimed at halting his rare form of bone cancer. Alexander Goodwin will have his right femur bone and both hip bones removed and replaced an

yesterday, 06:10 in Regional East

Should I disclose my mental health issues to my employer?

One in six workers experience stress, anxiety and depression at any given time but, more often than not, workers don’t disclose their problems and mental health remains a workplace taboo. Forget any ideas or preconceptions you have about mental health be

yesterday, 06:10 in Regional East

REVEALED: The most common sofa stains and shocking fact that 1 in 10 never clean them

One in ten Brits never clean their sofas despite them being regularly stained with food, drink and even bodily fluids. A poll of 2,000 householders found that staggeringly, three quarters have stained sofas, yet 54 per cent admitted they clean their suit

yesterday, 06:10 in Regional East

Hundred Christmas trees for the town

Market Harborough will be decorated with more than a hundred Christmas trees this year. The trees in their wall brackets have been installed once again by Alden Electrical with the support of the Harborough Improvement Team’and the Market Harborough Cham

Saturday, 10:39 in Regional East

Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

The benefits of an aspirin a day really do outweigh the risks, according to new research. Although regular use of the drug increases the risk of stomach bleeds by about a half, there is no valid evidence these are fatal, say scientists. But a daily pill

Friday, 14:23 in Regional East

Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

A range of pet food has been recalled by its manufacturer following the discovery that the product contains salmonella. Natures Menu is recalling its ‘Country Hunter 80% Farm Reared Turkey with Wholesome Fruit and Veg’ frozen pet food, as it has been to

Friday, 11:58 in Regional East

Your guide to Christmas gifts in Market Harborough

It’s the Christmas Fair in Market Harborough tonight (Friday), the town’s big late night shopping event. And tomorrow is Small Business Saturday across the UK. So we’re celebrating with this exclusive Market Harborough Gift Guide. All gifts on these page

Friday, 10:41 in Regional East

NHS might fund the war memorial relocation

The NHS has not ruled out funding, or helping to fund, the re-siting of Market Harborough’s listed War Memorial, the Mail can reveal. When asked directly by the Mail if the NHS would pay for the relocation of the Grade II listed monument, a spokesman for

Friday, 10:41 in Regional East

Slade out, God in, as Morrisons puts carols back on Christmas menu

Morrisons is bringing back Christmas carols to its stores after 15 years, after listening to its customers who said they preferred traditional songs to pop music. Instead of favourites like Slade’s Merry Christmas Everybody, shoppers will hear popular ca

Thursday, 16:38 in Regional East

Lutterworth optician’s Ghana trip is an eye-opener

A Lutterworth optician was part of a team who dispensed almost 3,500 pairs of glasses – including one to a tribal king – in Ghana. Store director Abhijit Roy, along with eight other members of Specsavers teams across the midlands, held optical clinics fo

Thursday, 14:18 in Regional East

Team finds the net at county competition

A team from Welland Park Academy faced stiff competition in the county rounds of the National Netball Competition held at Leicester Grammar School. The under-14s’ opposition included Uppingham Community College, Oakham School, Ratcliffe College, Leiceste

Thursday, 13:50 in Regional East

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