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Great Bowden bell ringer Ray reflects on 60 years at village church

A Great Bowden bell ringer is celebrating 60 years of pulling the ropes at St Peter and St Paul Church. Great Bowden’s Captain of Bells Ray Martin. While others may claim similar longevity in their ringing careers, very few can claim to have been...

yesterday, 17:09 in Regional East

Access for all, on two legs or four, at Leicestershire County Show!

Organisers of this year’s Leicestershire County Show say the August event will be accessible to all, from disabled visitors to families to dog owners. The two day event returns to Market Harborough for the third consecutive year during the August bank...

yesterday, 17:09 in Regional East

Figures reveal drop in police officers in Leicestershire

The number of officers in Leicestershire Police has dropped over the last year, new figures from the Home Office show. The reduction in police officers across England and Wales to the lowest level since 1996 has led the Police Federation to warn that...

yesterday, 17:09 in Regional East

Invitation to weekly Harborough park yoga sessions

A man who swapped corporate life to become a yoga teacher is hosting free sessions in Harborough on Saturday mornings. Paul Hodgetts, owner of Two Breaths More, is running the sessions from 10am to 11am next to Welland Park Café, immediately after the...

yesterday, 17:09 in Regional East

Will rail electrification reach Market Harborough?

Market Harborough could benefit from a growing campaign to re-launch the electrification plans for the Midland Mainline. The plan for full electrification of the line was scrapped by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling in July 2017. It meant the...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional East

Can you help shape the future of important Harborough charity?

Harborough-based charity VASL is on the hunt for people who are passionate about helping their communities and who would like to become a trustee. The charity, which trains volunteers and supports carers among many other important services, wants to...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional East

Capture an image of a summer's day

Summer has truly arrived and as the temperatures have hit a high over the past few weeks, everybody is looking for any excuse to have fun in the sun. And whether it’s heading out for a family picnic, enjoying a leisurely stroll at a favourite beauty...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional East

Leicestershire house price rise outstrips national average

House prices in Leicestershire rose faster than the national average in the last 12 months, new figures have revealed. Property prices in the county crept up by 0.2 per cent in May, contributing to a 7.3 per cent rise over the last 12 months. That...

Thursday, 16:54 in Regional East

Planners turn down two big new estates in Harborough district

Bold councillors have turned down two major new estates in the Harborough district. Estate one was for up to 130 new homes on Fleckney Road, Saddington. Estate two was for 125 houses at Charity Farm, off Uppingham Road, Bushby. Both were rejected by...

Thursday, 09:47 in Regional East

Spot the repairs in this picture...

Problem with a few broken paving slabs? Why not call in the council! They’ll skilfully replace each paving slab with an identical stone, so that you would hardly notice which is new and which is old. Nah, not really. They’ll just slap in a bit of...

Wednesday, 15:24 in Regional East

Veterans in Crisis: ‘We must find out if international suicide rates are reflected in UK’

A psychologist at a leading veterans charity says it is important that more research is carried out  in order to find out if a spike in military veteran suicides among the UK’s allies is also reflected among British ex-service personnel. Dr Dominic...

Wednesday, 06:12 in Regional East

Our campaign calls on the Government to get a grip on veteran suicide figures

The Government is today accused of “turning a blind eye” to concern that suicides among military veterans are spiralling after a Johnston Press investigation found that no comprehensive official records are kept of the number of British ex-servicemen...

Wednesday, 06:12 in Regional East

Venomous bird-eating spiders found on the loose in the UK

Two giant bird-eating tarantulas with a leg span of up to 10 inches could be on the loose, after babies were found abandoned in a car park. A member of the public reported seeing two larger spiders leaving the same area. While the missing tarantulas...

Tuesday, 13:24 in Regional East

Thousands of people could be carrying sexually transmitted ‘superbug’ in Leicestershire

Thousands of people in Leicestershire could be carrying a new sexually transmitted ‘superbug’ which can leave women infertile. Mycoplasma genitalium, known as MG, affects between one and two per cent of the population, according to the British...

Tuesday, 12:17 in Regional East

Market Harborough to Lutterworth bus link saved - for now

The bus service that links Market Harborough to Lutterworth - due to be axed this week - has had a stay of execution. The 58 service, which provided a vital link to six villages along the route has got a short-term subsidy from Leicestershire County...

Tuesday, 10:26 in Regional East

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