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John's real-time WW1 blog: Scandal of teenage post woman who faked her own suicide after stealing a fortune in Treasury Notes

John's real-time WW1 blog: Scandal of teenage post woman who faked her own suicide after stealing a fortune...

October 16, 1917... A 17-year- old post woman pretended she had drowned herself to conceal her theft of £3,000 of Treasury Notes, according to the October 16, 1917, edition of the Market Harborough Advertiser. The report says the girl, from the...

Tuesday, 09:57 in Regional East
 
Live: Storm Ophelia latest

Live: Storm Ophelia latest

The latest news as Ophelia – the storm expected to bring 80mph winds to Britain and Ireland today (Monday) – was first tracked nearly 900 miles off the coast of the Azores on October 9. We bring you the latest updates as Storm Ophelia hits the UK....

Monday, 11:22 in Regional East
 
Dominic Raab - why tougher penalties for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

Dominic Raab - why tougher penalties for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

In a split second, someone’s life can be changed forever. It could be when they are Picking their kids up from school, when making their way home from a night out, or, as it did for Miriam Parker, when walking across the road at a pedestrian...

Monday, 09:29 in Regional East
 
Morrisons launches UK’s ‘hottest’ supermarket curry but it won’t be around long

Morrisons launches UK’s ‘hottest’ supermarket curry but it won’t be around long

When it comes to spicy food, can you handle the heat? If the answer to the question above is ‘yeah, no sweat’, then you’re in luck. Morrisons has just come out with the nation’s hottest supermarket curry. The super spicy dish, titled the ‘Volcanic...

Monday, 06:23 in Regional East
 
Popular children’s ball toy recalled over safety fears

Popular children’s ball toy recalled over safety fears

A children’s toy has been recalled by Babies ‘R’ Us following fears that it could pose a choking hazard. The Bruin Wiggle Ball - known as the ‘Giggle Ball’ - is studded with distinctive rubber knobs. It has been found that these, and the plastic back,...

Monday, 06:23 in Regional East
 

VIDEO: Shocking CCTV footage released to put the brakes on reckless drivers hitting refuse workers

Shocking CCTV footage has been released to help put the brakes on reckless drivers hitting refuse workers as they push past in their cars and mount pavements to avoid bin lorries. In a bid to crack down on the risks posed to refuse collectors, waste...

Monday, 06:23 in Regional East
 
Fizzy drinks damaging kids’ livers

Fizzy drinks damaging kids’ livers

A sweetener used in fizzy drinks, cakes, biscuits and ice cream is fuelling a potentially fatal liver disease in children, according to new research. Fructose, the most deadly form of sugar, is far more damaging to health than glucose - and now...

Sunday, 06:30 in Regional East
 
It’s official - ‘man flu’ does exist, finds study

It’s official - ‘man flu’ does exist, finds study

It’s official ... ‘man flu’ DOES exist - because men are more likely to call in sick with a cold than women are, according to new research. A detailed study found that men go to the doctor with common cold symptoms more frequently than women. One in...

Sunday, 06:30 in Regional East
 
Lidl launch ‘hangover-free’ prosecco

Lidl launch ‘hangover-free’ prosecco

If you’re prone to hangover hell every time the bubbly is popped Lidl have answered your prayers with a prosecco that’s allegedly hangover free. The Organic Prosecco Spumante from the German discount supermarket will be available in stores from...

Sunday, 06:30 in Regional East
 
Popular pub-restaurant chain Oakman Inns announces buoyant trading

Popular pub-restaurant chain Oakman Inns announces buoyant trading

Oakman Inns & Restaurants which operate venues across Northants, Bucks, Beds, Herts, Oxon, Warwikshire and beyond has announced that trading over the first half of financial year 2017/18 has been buoyant. Like For Like sales for the 26 weeks...

Friday, 15:17 in Regional East
 
New leader elected for Harborough District Council

New leader elected for Harborough District Council

A new leader has been picked for the Harborough district. Councillor Neil Bannister took over the role of leader of the district council after a vote at a meeting of the full council on Thursday October 12. Cllr Bannister – who represents the Dunton...

Friday, 14:59 in Regional East
 
Bringhurst pupils in fine voice and ready for opera performance

Bringhurst pupils in fine voice and ready for opera performance

Pupils from Bringhurst Primary School have created their own ten-minute opera which they will perform at the Nevill Holt Opera Festival next summer. Year 5 pupils wrote their own ‘Snappy Opera’ with the help of professional musicians and artists from...

Thursday, 16:23 in Regional East
 
Pet food bank launches in Market Harborough

Pet food bank launches in Market Harborough

England’s first “pet food bank” has just been started by a Market Harborough woman. The Dogz Dinner food bank will supply pet food free to owners of cats and dogs who are struggling to make ends meet. Lisa Parratt (31), the woman behind the...

Thursday, 09:39 in Regional East
 
Leaders gather for opening of new crematorium near Harborough

Leaders gather for opening of new crematorium near Harborough

An official ceremony to mark the opening of a new crematorium in the heart of Leicestershire was held this week. Prominent religious and civic leaders joined a service led by the Right Reverend Martyn Snow, Bishop of Leicester in an act of dedication...

Thursday, 09:39 in Regional East
 
MP calls for urgent meeting after a wave of cashpoint thefts hits the Harborough area

MP calls for urgent meeting after a wave of cashpoint thefts hits the Harborough area

The MP for South Leicestershire is calling for a meeting with the county's police after a spate of thefts targeting cash machines in recent weeks. South Leicestershire's MP, Alberto Costa, has asked for an urgent meeting with Leicestershire's Chief...

Thursday, 08:45 in Regional East
 
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