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John's real-time WW1 blog: Harborough’s allotment plot holders are among the best in the country

October 22, 1918... Gardeners in Market Harborough are among the most prolific in the entire country for doing their bit to beat the German blockade of putting food on the nation’s tables. According to a story in the October 22, 1918, edition of the...

yesterday, 13:08 in Regional East

Homophobic hate crime reported in Leicestershire is ‘tip of the iceberg’, warns charity Stonewall

Dozens of homophobic hate crimes are being reported to Leicestershire Police every year - but campaign charity Stonewall says these are just the ‘tip of the iceberg’. The force recorded 142 incidents of hate crimes where gay, lesbian, or bisexual...

yesterday, 11:19 in Regional East

Special school plan is given the go-ahead

Controversial plans to turn a former dairy room and creamery into a special needs school in Algarkirk have been passed, despite concerns over road safety and the effect on neighbouring properties. The Chelsea Group of Children is set to build the new...

Saturday, 10:31 in Regional East

Latest crime figures show hundreds more offences across Harborough area

Crime is on the rise across the Harborough district, according to the latest police figures. The district saw 4,205 reported offences between July 2017 and June this year. That is a rise of 8% on the previous year, when 3,909 incidents were recorded....

Friday, 09:54 in Regional East

Growth centre to bring 230 jobs and £20m boost to Harborough

A new £7.9 million commercial building to create office suites for growing businesses is set to be built soon in Market Harborough. The ‘Grow on Space’ project is expected to create 230 jobs and bring £20 million into the local economy over the next...

Friday, 09:47 in Regional East

Popular Lutterworth Santa Fun Run set to return for tenth year!

Lutterworth promises to turn into a sea of Santas again in December with the return of the popular annual Santa Fun Run. The event is being held on Sunday, December 2, and is now in its tenth year. It is organised by the Rotary Clubs of Lutterworth...

Thursday, 13:20 in Regional East

Harborough house prices rise more than twice as fast as the national average

Harborough house prices have risen by more than twice the national average in the last year, the latest figures show. Property prices increased by 1.8% in August, contributing to a 7.1% rise over the last 12 months. The national average saw an increse...

Thursday, 12:00 in Regional East

Religious hate crime on the rise in Leicestershire

Leicestershire Police are dealing with more religious hate crime, following a rise in offences after recent terrorist attacks and the EU referendum, official figures show. The latest Home Office data shows a 52% increase in the number of hate crime...

Thursday, 12:00 in Regional East

Petition to keep key buses routes in Market Harborough and Lutterworth handed to county council

A huge petition on Harborough buses has just been handed in to County Hall. The ‘Save Our Bus Services’ (SOBS) petition with almost 2,900 signatures, has now been formally received by Leicestershire County Council. The Harborough petition called on...

Thursday, 09:50 in Regional East

Hospitals in Leicester and Kettering make millions from patient parking charges

Hospitals in Leicester and Kettering raked in more than £4 million from parking charges paid by patients and visitors last year, it has been revealed. Figures released by the NHS show that University Hospitals of Leicester made £3.1 million from...

Wednesday, 10:27 in Regional East

Number of criminal prosecutions is falling in Leicestershire

A lack of police resources means that fewer and fewer criminals are being prosecuted in Leicestershire, according to Ministry of Justice stats. The drop in serious cases heard at Leicester Crown Court, such as sexual assaults and robberies, is being...

Tuesday, 11:49 in Regional East

Here are our photos from October Fest 2018 in Market Harborough

Friday tricky, Saturday perfect, Sunday a washout - this year’s October Fest in Market Harborough got the full mix of English autumn weather. The three day festival took place on the Town Square and adjacent Commons Car Park, bringing street foods,...

Tuesday, 10:33 in Regional East

These CCTV images have been released after a burglary in Great Oxendon near Market Harborough

Images from a CCTV video have been released after a burglary in a village near Market Harborough Northamptonshire Police officers have released CCTV images of two men they wish to speak to following a burglary at an address in Oxendon Road, Great...

15 October 2018 in Regional East

John's real-time WW1 blog: Killer flu virus arrives in Market Harborough under the cloak of a news blackout

October 15, 1918... By October 1918 millions of people had died from a flu pandemic ravaging the world – but you would never have realised as a reader of the Market Harborough Advertiser. Like so many newspapers around the country – both local and...

15 October 2018 in Regional East

Budget beer tax hit could harm Harborough pub trade

Pubs in the Harborough district could take a hit if beer duty is raised as expected next week, Britain’s Beer Alliance has warned. Tax on beer is expected to rise by 3.4% in the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget. With consumers increasingly opting for...

15 October 2018 in Regional East

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