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Your chance to see an elite cycling race

The first stage of the prestigious Women’s Tour elite cycling event looks set to come close to Market Harborough and pass through Desborough this year. The final route has still to be confirmed, but the 148km Northamptonshire stage passes through the are

yesterday, 17:03 in Regional East

Record numbers due at Festival of Cycling

A record number of cyclists are expected this year for Market Harborough’s third annual Festival of Cycling. Up to 400 cyclists are expected in an enlarged event, after two ‘sell-out’ years. Entries are now open for the event, which takes place on Sunday

yesterday, 12:20 in Regional East

Mum’s big leap to help hospital

Birmingham Children’s Hospital has a special place in many families’ hearts and one Lutterworth mum is ready to show her thanks by stepping out of a plane. Jessica Boulton’s giant leap will be a sponsored tandem skydive at Peterborough at the end of June

yesterday, 12:20 in Regional East

Appeal for Harborough family is close to £20,000

The fund to help Market Harborough’s Boulton family is now close to £20,000, after a money-raising event in the town. The event - a Quiz Night and raffle at Enigma organised by Rotoract Market Harborough - raised £1,778 from the raffle alone. Thornby Hal

yesterday, 12:10 in Regional East

Boredom in Britain at a new low

Boredom in Britain is at an all-time low - thanks to our our SMARTPHONES. A survey of 2,000 Brits over 35 found that eight in 10 are rarely or never bored, because with their phone nearby there’s always something to do. Twenty per cent say they are “neve

yesterday, 11:43 in Regional East

FOLLOW-UP: Angry reaction over the ‘red phone box saga’ continues

It is certainly an unlikely choice as our most-read story of the past few days, but the removal of the red phone box last week was a clear winner. Alex Dawson reflects back on the incident with reaction from the council and BT. BT seems to have made an u

yesterday, 08:25 in Regional East

WATCH: Storm Doris round-up: How it is affecting your county

From road closures and damage being caused by the high winds, here is a comprehensive round-up of incidents affecting Northants, Milton Keynes, Bucks, Beds, Herts, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire. Northants Storm Doris: How it is affecting Corby, East North

Thursday, 16:28 in Regional East

Help for hospice from singer Sam

Former Gartree Prison officer-turned gold selling singer Sam Bailey has chosen the county’s Rainbows Children’s Hospice to benefit from her forthcoming tour. The X Factor winner is embarking on her UK-wide Sing My Heart Out tour next week. After visiting

Thursday, 13:30 in Regional East

Paintballers get all tanked up with T72!

A tank paintball arena in Husbands Bosworth has celebrated a new arrival – a fearsome Soviet-era T72 tank, Armourgeddon took delivery of the tank last week in time for the tank paintball season, which begins on April 1. The T72 entered service with the S

Thursday, 12:41 in Regional East

Relief road to the north of Harborough is suggested

Market Harborough’s influential Civic Society has said it is “totally opposed” to a new south-eastern relief road for the town. Instead, the Society says greater priority should be given to a north-western relief road, from Lubenham to the A6. The views

Thursday, 12:27 in Regional East

Gin makers are distilling success

A gin distilled just a few miles from Harborough has been named one of the winners in the ‘Rural Oscars’. Warner Edwards Distillery, based at Falls Farm in Harrington, was among the winners for the Midlands at the 2016 Countryside Alliance Awards. The fi

Thursday, 12:27 in Regional East

ALERT: Market Harborough residents urged to unplug EXPLODING tumble dryers

Residents across Market Harborough are being urged to unplug a range of faulty tumble dryers - after some of them started to EXPLODE. Manufacturer Whirlpool has admitted there is a fault with a range of up to 5.3 million Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda dryer

Thursday, 11:57 in Regional East

Centre going its own way to teach handy skills for life

An independent charity based in Lutterworth which helps young people develop practical skills has been given a helping hand by the Lutterworth Rotary Club. The Enterprise Centre, founded 12 years ago, was formerly part of Lutterworth College but is now a

Thursday, 11:06 in Regional East

Robert Smyth Academy Principal set to step down by the end of the month

The Principal of Robert Smyth Academy, Sue Jones, is stepping down after 14 years at the school in leadership roles, citing “personal and family reasons”. In a letter to students and parents this week she said: “It is with great sadness that I am writing

Thursday, 10:37 in Regional East

County council seeking national funding to help pay for A6 repairs

Northants County Council says it is seeking national funding to help pay for repairs to the A6 Rothwell-Desborough bypass. The road has been closed since mid-January after an inspection found crumbling foundations where it crosses the River Ise. It was e

Wednesday, 17:05 in Regional East

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