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’Pointless’ work performance reviews driving workers to tears

Most workers believe that performance reviews are a waste of time, a new study has found.

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Tesco has issued a recall

Tesco recalls ready meal over health concerns

Tesco has issued a notice recalling a popular ready meal

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Wetherspoons and Prezzo branded bottom feeders over seafood sustainability

Wetherspoons and Prezzo branded ‘bottom feeders’ over seafood sustainability

Prezzo and Itsu restaurants plus pub chain Wetherspoons came bottom in a survey of sustainable seafood on offer at High Street eateries.

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100 jobs  set for town as label firm sets up hub

100 jobs set for town as label firm sets up hub

A leading supplier of self-adhesive labels has set up its Western Europe hub in Market Harborough.

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2017 property crash would see �399 a week wiped off UK property values

2017 property crash would see £399 a week wiped off UK property values

While the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has forecast that house prices in the UK will rise by around 3 per cent this year, a Times survey of leading economists has predicted that 2017 could be the year the London property bubble finally bursts, almost a decade on from the last market crash

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Children are working longer hours than their parents, study shows. Photos: Center Parcs

Children are ‘working’ longer hours than their parents, study shows

The ‘Cult of Busy’ has now infiltrated to our children as research shows primary school kids are ‘working’ – either in school or scheduled activities for up to 46 hours a week

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Village delight as estate plan is rejected

Village delight as estate plan is rejected

Villagers from Dunton Bassett, north of Lutterworth, were celebrating this week, after a new estate planned for their village was turned down.

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Alastair Campbell, chairman of the towns Chamber of Commerce said: I think (the bypass) makes an awful lot of sense."

‘This is our chance to push for a bypass in Harborough’ says business leader

A leading businessman has urged Market Harborough people to keep pushing for the £50m south-eastern bypass.

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WATCH: From twerking builders to Scottish football fans: 10 most complained-about adverts in 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority has released the 10 most complained-about adverts from last year.

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Disney recall

Disney toys recalled over safety concerns

A popular Disney toy set has been recalled by its manufacturer over safety concerns.

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The Manor Tur Langton.
PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

FEATURE: The tiny village with a thriving business park

We all think we know the problems of living in a small village - no local shops and no local jobs.

But that’s less of a concern in Tur Langton, a village of under 250 people about six miles north of Market Harborough.

The difference is The Manor - a converted dairy farm at the end of the village’s Main Street. Reporter Alex Dawson and photographer Andrew Carpenter went along to find out more.

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35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

35% of British workers admit to having got away with a nap at work

Take a look around your office. If a new study is to be believed, 35 per cent of your colleagues have taken a nap on the job and got away with it. And only 12 per cent say they have had been disciplined by their boss for sleeping at work.

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REVEALED: Which workers are most likely to drink or drug-drive

REVEALED: Which workers are most likely to drink or drug-drive

New analysis has revealed jobs in construction dominate the list of occupations most likely to have a conviction for drink and drug-driving.

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Building society offers a unique ‘locals only’ deal for house buyers

Building society offers a unique ‘locals only’ deal for house buyers

Harborough Mail readers - are you or someone you know struggling to buy their first house in the Harborough area?

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Product warning

Laptop battery packs recalled over fire hazard fears

Computer manufacturer Toshiba has recalled a range of laptop battery packs over fears that the units could overheat and potentially catch fire.

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Villagers feel helpless as new homes flood in

Villagers feel helpless as new homes flood in

Three local villages have been targeted by developers in the latest batch of new estate plans to arrive at the Harborough District Council offices.

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New Co-op store is proposed for town

New Co-op store is proposed for town

Plans for a new Co-op convenience store in Market Harborough have been received by Harborough District Council.

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Bruce’s takeover saves town jobs

Bruce’s takeover saves town jobs

Around 200 of the 250 jobs at a Market Harborough travel firm have been saved after a takeover.

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Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

Britain’s most expensive train fare revealed

A train journey spanning barely half the country has been revealed as the country’s most expensive standard class ticket available to passengers.

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NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry �100 Million a Year

NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

The introduction of a draconian law designed to force local and national newspapers into a system of statutory press regulation could cost the industry £100 million a year just for telling the truth, the News Media Association has said today.

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