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11 ‘micro-crimes’ you’ve probably committed

Three-quarters of Brits are what is described as ‘micro-criminals’ - committing tiny crimes in shops and online to get a better deal. Research by YouGov found that 74 per cent of UK citizens had perpetrated at least one very minor crime. Most common was

yesterday, 17:06 in Regional East

When do the clocks go back?

It’s almost that time - don’t get caught out. The lighter nights officially come to an end on Sunday October 30 when the clocks go back an hour, finally seeing off British Summer Time (BST). Greenwich Mean Time kicks at 2am, when the clocks go back to 1a

yesterday, 17:06 in Regional East

Town’s CCTV only works “intermittently”

Market Harborough’s CCTV system only works “intermittently”, a crime prevention meeting was told this week. The revelation came in a meeting between Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Bach and businesses affected by the recent crime wave in the town. Cou

yesterday, 17:06 in Regional East

Migraine sufferers ‘should avoid processed meats and leafy greens’

Migraine sufferers should avoid eating processed meats and leafy greens because they increase the level of nitrates which may cause the debilitating headaches. Researchers discovered that people with migraines harbour significantly more nitrate microbes

Sunday, 06:35 in Regional East

Three quarters of parents think mobiles have negative effect on children’s learning

Three quarters of parents are worried that using phones, tablets and games consoles is affecting their children’s performance at school. A new study looking at the impact of mobile devices on the lives of youngsters found that 75 per cent of parents felt

Sunday, 06:35 in Regional East

Eggs of mosquito capable of carrying the Zika virus found in the UK

Eggs of a mosquito capable of carrying the zika virus have been found in a small village in England. Fifteen homeowners in the Kent area were hand delivered letters on Friday telling them that a small number of Asian Tiger Mosquito eggs had been found ne

Sunday, 06:35 in Regional East

Proposed new town in Harborough district could house 7,000 people

A new town created east of Lutterworth is still the best option for major development in the Harborough district, councillors have decided. The new town (in blue in the map on the right) would eventually be home to around 7,000 people in 2,750 homes. It

Saturday, 06:14 in Regional East

Councils fine parents nearly £7 million over children’s school absences

Councils in England issued almost £7 million worth of fines to parents in a single year for pupils’ unauthorised absences from school, figures show. More than 114,000 fines were handed out in the 2015/16 academic year, according to data released followin

Saturday, 06:14 in Regional East

Costa Coffee adds booze to its menu

Coffee lovers who fancy something more than a caffeine kick may be in luck - as a Costa Coffee could be set to add booze to its menu. The branch, located in the posh borough of Wandsworth, south west London, claims it is the first coffee shop in the UK t

Saturday, 06:14 in Regional East

‘Killer’ Asian Hornet’s UK invasion worse than we thought

The invasion of ‘killer’ Asian hornets into the UK appears worse than initially thought after a SECOND sighting in a separate location was confirmed. Last weekend, the National Bee Unit announced that a pumpkin-sized nest at the top of a 55 ft conifer tr

Saturday, 06:14 in Regional East

Youngsters make their mark in commmunity

Dozens of youngsters from Hastings and Wealden celebrated their graduation from the National Citizen Service at a glamorous ceremony held at The Hastings Centre on September 24. The event saw the successful graduation of 163 young people who had taken pa

Saturday, 06:14 in Regional East

Bristle with pride for Market Harborough charity ahead of Movember

Men’s health charity Mo’ket Harborough is back, with big plans for money-raising throughout the month of “Movember”. The local charity has spun off from the national charity, which asked men to grow a moustache in November to raise money and awareness fo

Friday, 15:08 in Regional East

Former Wilbarston primary school teacher from who fantasised about committing ‘vile’ offences involving...

A former primary school teacher has avoided a jail sentence after he admitted downloading images of child abuse on his computer. Gordon Phillips, who has been a teacher for 25 years, pretended to be female in online chatrooms where he talked about how he

Friday, 14:35 in Regional East

Market Harborough in the running for national high street award

Market Harborough has made the final three in a competition to find the UK’s best high streets. The town is one of three on the shortlist in the Large Market Town category, along with Hinckley and Bridgenorth. This year’s competition saw a record 900 ent

Friday, 14:35 in Regional East

Zombie knife sellers face jail as crackdown begins

Sellers of zombie knives will face jail from this week as a ban on the “horrific” weapons comes into force. Ministers launched a crackdown on the blades, which can be up to two foot-long with a serrated edge and carry images or words that glamorise viole

Friday, 14:35 in Regional East

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