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ELECTION 2017: Voters with learning disabilities are being excluded from this election

There are more than 1m people with learning disabilities in the UK and the number is expected to increase. These are people who face exclusion from society more than ever – particularly when it comes to voting. Not enough is done to enable their participation in the most basic democratic right available to British citizens.

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ALERT: ‘Microsoft’ tech support scammers cashing on in ransomware attack

ALERT: ‘Microsoft’ tech support scammers cashing on in ransomware attack

Scammers are using the recent Wannacry ransomware attack as a ploy to defraud worried computer users.

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Eating cheese is better for you than previously thought

Eating cheese is better for you than previously thought

Eating plenty of cheese is healthier than you think and does not necessarily increase your risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, say scientists.

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New drug for ‘world’s deadliest cancer’ to be trialed on British patients

New drug for ‘world’s deadliest cancer’ to be trialed on British patients

A new drug to treat one of the world’s deadliest cancers is to be given to more than 300 British patients.

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ELECTION 2017: Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

ELECTION 2017: Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Following the political surprises of 2015 and 2016, there has been much reflection and debate on the accuracy of the polls in the run-up to the impending snap-election of 2017. It is fair to say that, although perhaps somewhat unfair on the pollsters, the EU referendum and US presidential election have exacerbated – rather than healed – the widespread loss of public faith in the polls induced by the 2015 general election debacle.

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Man released on bail over pub car park death in Harborough district

Man released on bail over pub car park death in Harborough district

A 23-year-old man has been released on police bail following the death of a man in the Harborough district.

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How close should you get to your work colleagues?

How close should you get to your work colleagues?

Some people spend years in an office without ever really getting to know their colleagues; others dart out the door and down to the pub together as soon as it comes to clocking off time on a Friday.

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Young people more loyal to their phones than their partners

Young people more loyal to their phones than their partners

Young people are more loyal to their mobile phone network than their PARTNERS, a study has found.

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Eating chocolate ‘lowers risk of irregular heartbeat’

Eating chocolate ‘lowers risk of irregular heartbeat’

It’s a guilty pleasure that men need six times a week but women can get by with just once - it’s eating chocolate.

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Action...Fiona Davis of team MH CofE Primary School's Superstars during the Market Harborough SwiMarathon 2015 at Harborough Leisure Centre. (PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER) NNL-150316-102916001

Apply now for SwiMarathon charity funds

Money raised from this year’s SwiMarathon needs to go to a good home.

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Flight delay predictions ahead of half-term bank holiday

Flight delay predictions ahead of half-term bank holiday

Thousands of Brits jetting off on city breaks this weekend could be faced with flight delays to popular European destinations.

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Cold callers the number one irritation for Brits

Cold callers the number one irritation for Brits

Cold callers, stepping in dog poo, queue-jumpers, kids screaming in public and people walking slowing in front of you are the top five things that make Brits say ‘get me outta here’, according to a new study by GalaSpins.com.

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Tekken 7 looks superb and is out on June 3

Console Corner: New Tekken is coming next month and it looks Unreal

Tekken is synonymous with the advent of 64 bit gaming in the 90s and is held dear by fight game fans the world over.

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Tesco urgently recalls lipstick and lollipop pens

Tesco urgently recalls lipstick and lollipop pens

Tesco has issued an urgent product recall notice for a range of pens due to fears that they could cause asphyxiation if accidentally swallowed.

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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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Ex Harborough Mail editor John Dilley with a copy of the Market Harborough Advertiser.

JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: May 29, 1917 – Sliver of hope for the Harborough family agonising over the destiny of their WW1 son

The agony of waiting for news of their son’s fate continues this week for one town family according to the May 29, 1917, edition of the Market Harborough Advertiser.

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Cycle4Cynthia at Lamport Hall

Lamport to host Cycle4Cynthia charity bike ride

Organisers of an annual charity bike ride are urging people to sign up to their event, not only to boost fundraising but also increase their fitness levels.

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Lutterworth landlord Robert tackles 300-mile cycle ride to Paris

Lutterworth landlord Robert tackles 300-mile cycle ride to Paris

A Lutterworth pub landlord is has got on his bike and is pedalling from London and Paris, all for charity, despite being a self-confessed ‘couch potato’.

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Are you unknowingly breaking the law on the road?

Are you unknowingly breaking the law on the road?

One in four motorists admit to regularly ‘taking risks’ on the road, a study has found.

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