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Photos of Market Harborough's Christmas Fayre and late night shopping event

Here are the photos of the event taken for us by Andrew Carpenter. 1. Market Harborough late night shopping Mark Faulkner, Paul Rogers and Jon Cobbold of Rogers & Co with Chris Roberts of Kibworth Mortgages. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER jpimedia Buy...

today, 11:20 in Regional East
 

More than one in nine patients in Leicestershire have depression

More than one in nine registered patients in Leicestershire have been diagnosed with depression, official figures show. New Public Health England data shows that, between April 2017 and March 2018, the proportion of patients in the local authority...

today, 11:20 in Regional East
 

Two men have died after fire at caravan site on the edge of Market Harborough

Two men died after a fire broke out at a caravan park near Market Harborough on Saturday night. Two men have died after a fire broke out at a caravan site near Market Harborough yesterday evening (Saturday, December 8). Northamptonshire Fire and...

yesterday, 13:16 in Regional East
 

Tourism awards for events and businesses across Harborough district

Businesses in Harborough and the town of Market Harborough itself have won recognition at this year’s Leicestershire Promotions Tourism and Hospitality Awards. Market Harborough was acknowledged as Leicestershire’s “best town”. And there were wins too...

yesterday, 08:23 in Regional East
 

New firm found to run leisure centres in Market Harborough and Lutterworth

A new contractor has been found to operate Harborough’s two main leisure centres - Market Harborough Leisure Centre and Lutterworth Sports Centre. Subject to final details being agreed after a 10-day statutory “standstill period” the new contractor...

Saturday, 07:49 in Regional East
 

Number of EU citizens living in Leicestershire on the rise despite looming Brexit

The looming prospect of Brexit has done nothing to deter thousands of EU citizens from moving to Leicestershire, official figures show. The number of EU citizens living in the county has risen by around 6,000 since the referendum held in June 2016,...

Friday, 09:51 in Regional East
 

Another hold-up with footbridge over railway at Little Bowden

There’s been another hold-up with the long-awaited footbridge over the main railway line at Little Bowden. Though the bridge looks finished, it still can’t be crossed by the public - because Network Rail hasn’t got council permission for it to be used...

Friday, 09:51 in Regional East
 

O2 4G down as internet stops working on popular mobile network which also provides signal for GiffGaff,...

O2's internet service is down, leaving people with phones on the network unable to get on the internet. The problems mean that the companies that share its network – such as GiffGaff, Sky Mobile and Tesco Mobile – are also being hit by the problems....

Thursday, 11:11 in Regional East
 

Free TV licences at risk for thousands of over 75s in Harborough

Thousands of pensioner households in Harborough could lose their free TV licence after 2020. The BBC has started a consultation on free licences for the over 75s. Official figures show there are 6,092 households in Harborough that qualify for a free...

Thursday, 10:48 in Regional East
 

All you need to know about Market Harborough’s Christmas Fayre and late night shopping

Look out for stilt walkers at Market Harborough’s Christmas Fayre with Late Night Shopping tomorrow (Friday) evening. The fun-with-shopping runs from 6pm until 9pm, in a closed-to-traffic town centre. An elf stilt walker will lead shoppers from The...

Thursday, 09:29 in Regional East
 

Rate of winter deaths in Harborough area sees sharp increase

Around 29% more people die in winter than in summer in Harborough, official figures show. Experts say it is a “dangerous time” for elderly people, leading to persistent pressure on the NHS. Every year, more people die in winter than in summer - due to...

Wednesday, 10:39 in Regional East
 

Aldi looks to build new supermarket in Lutterworth

Aldi has announced a public exhibition of its plans to open a store in Lutterworth. The discount food retailer says it is in the process of developing plans for a new food store on land 'off Rugby Road', opposite the St John's Business Park and The...

Tuesday, 13:43 in Regional East
 

Drug related mental health admissions in Leicestershire increase by more than two thirds

Hospital admissions in Leicestershire for patients with drug related mental health issues have increased by more than two thirds in the last four years. Charities have said this shows people are more candid with doctors about substance abuse, as well...

Tuesday, 10:48 in Regional East
 

1951- Langtons strengthen hold on league

Langtons Football Club were going from strength-to-strength consolidating their lead in the Harborough and District League. In their recent match at Mowsley their good form continued with a 2-1 win. The team in 1951/52 were (back row l-r ) R...

3 December 2018 in Regional East
 

More than 50,000 children in Leicestershire have not seen a dentist in the last year

More than 50,000 children in Leicestershire have not seen an NHS dentist in the last year, according to newly released figures. The British Dental Association said the rate of check ups for children is “national disgrace” and put it down to a lack of...

3 December 2018 in Regional East
 
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