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A Harborough woman will be embarking on her fifth London Marathon in aid of a children's charity

A woman from a Harborough village who has raised thousands for children's charities is taking on her fifth London Marathon in April. When Sophie Albert, completed her fourth London Marathon back in 2015, little did she know her boyfriend Jack Easthope...

yesterday, 09:36 in Regional East
 

New equipment to be installed at Market Harborough and Lutterworth leisure centres

State-of-the-art gym equipment is set to be installed at the two town leisure centres in the Harborough district. Harborough District Council has paved the way for the new equipment to be installed at Lutterworth and Market Harborough leisure...

Wednesday, 11:22 in Regional East
 

The Harborough parents of a girl murdered by her stalker say the report into her death makes them believe...

A review looking at the circumstances surrounding the murder of a Harborough woman has made 20 recommendations. The Domestic homicide review (DHR) into the death of Alice Ruggles was released on Tuesday and highlights a number of failings in how...

Tuesday, 14:29 in Regional East
 

Harborough students take their message to council

The students from Welland Park College and Robert Smyth Academy chose not to walk out of lessons, but instead after school ended they headed into the town centre carrying banners. The protest was part of a global day of action by young people calling...

Tuesday, 10:45 in Regional East
 

A teenager has been arrested after a burglary in Lutterworth

A 16-year-old from Coventry has been arrested by police after a burglary in Lutterworth. The victim was in the house at the time, in Burrough Way, when three men broke in at around 1pm on Sunday, March 10. Police say that two of the men approached the...

Monday, 10:00 in Regional East
 

Witnesses wanted after fight in Market Harborough town centre

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a fight in Market Harborough on Saturday morning. The incident took place at 2.30am on Saturday, March 16, outside the King’s Head and Nag’s Head in Church Street. Police said that four people, a...

Monday, 09:48 in Regional East
 

A Harborough bride will walk down the aisle in a pair of shoes with a special message from her late mother

A bride from a Harborough village will walk down the aisle in a pair of high heels which her late mother designed – with a secret message written on the soles. Emma Letts, 38, got engaged to Richard Wilson, 38, in 2016 but was left devastated when her...

Friday, 09:43 in Regional East
 

Information event ahead of six-day closure of rail line through Market Harborough

A drop-in event for the public is being held by Network Rail as work continues on improvements to the railway in Market Harborough. As part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade, the line through the station will be straightened to allow trains to travel...

14 March 2019 in Regional East
 

Woman knocked to the ground at Lutterworth petrol station as fuel thief tries to escape

This is the shocking moment a female worker was mowed down by a car on a petrol station forecourt after a fuel thief tried to flee without paying. CCTV captured the member of staff being thrown through the air by the blue Audi RS6 as it drove off from...

13 March 2019 in Regional East
 

Union urges talks as 350 jobs put at risk at Lutterworth Lidl warehouse

A union has urged the discount supermarket firm to talk to them after 350 jobs were put at risk at a warehouse Usdaw has called on Lidl to enter into talks after they announced plans to close its Lutterworth distribution centre and relocate to...

13 March 2019 in Regional East
 

Gang of three, including one armed with a knife, broke into a Lutterworth home and demanded items from a...

Three men broke into a Lutterworth home, threatened a resident, and then made off with a BMW. The victim was in the house at the time, in Burrough Way, when the men broke in at around 1pm on Sunday, March 10.# Two of the men approached the victim and...

12 March 2019 in Regional East
 

Weather warning for strong winds issued for Harborough district by the Met Office

A weather warning for high winds sweeping across the Harborough area has been issued by the Met Office. A weather warning for wind, issued by the Met Office, has been brought forward by nine hours as Storm Gareth sweeps across the county. The yellow...

12 March 2019 in Regional East
 

Innovation Centre generates £19 million for Harborough's economy

A specialist business hub launched to help ambitious new businesses has helped deliver a £19 million cash boost for the district economy in just seven years. An Impact Report looking at the success of Harborough Innovation Centre (HIC), owned by...

12 March 2019 in Regional East
 

Huge new expansion of Lutterworth planned

A planning application for a 2,750 home expansion to the east of Lutterworth has been submitted. Leicestershire County Council has lodged the application with the planning department at Harborough District Council. The 550-acre development site would...

11 March 2019 in Regional East
 

Famous Kitty Cafe announces opening of third venue in the Midlands

The owners of Kitty Cafe, which has seen phenomenal success in Nottingham and Leeds, have announced the third location for their latest venture will be at Grand Central in Birmingham New Street station. Kitty Cafe Birmingham will follow the other...

11 March 2019 in Regional East
 
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