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Man charged with death by dangerous driving after lorry collided with pedestrian

A man from Lutterworth has been charged following the death of a woman after a collision in Earl Shilton last year.

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Becky Hood.

Missing woman is found safe and well

Becky Hood, who was reported missing earlier this month, has been safe and well.

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Former head teacher charged with sexual offences against adults

Former head teacher charged with sexual offences against adults

A former head teacher who lives in Market Harborough has been charged with sexual offences against adults.

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Gary Gardner who organised the truck pull at Medbourne in 2013.
PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Charity truck pull organiser pleads not guilty to allegedly holding money back from Lee Rigby’s family

Charity truck pull organiser Gary Gardner has pleaded not guilty to three charges of fraud at Leicester Crown Court.

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Devastated....farmer Keith Holman of Burton Overy with some of his surviving flock of white faced texel sheep after the dog attack.
PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Sheep farm ‘massacre’ in frenzied dog attack

Seven sheep were killed and dozens were injured, when two big dogs attacked flocks in the Harborough area.

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Police at the scene of the first attempted robbery.

Police believe the same man attempted to rob two shops with knife

Police are now linking the two attempted armed robberies in Market Harborough last week.

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Second attempted armed robbery in Market Harborough

Second attempted armed robbery in Market Harborough

A second attempted armed robbery in less than two days has taken place in Market Harborough.

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Police want to speak to this man

Police want to speak to this man about burglary at Desborough Co-op

Police have issued this CCTV image of a man they want to question in connection with a burglary at the Co-op in High Street, Desborough.

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Alberto Costa chairs Lutterworth Anti-Social Behaviour meeting with Local representatives, including Leicestershire Police & Crime Commissioner, Lord Willy Bach, in order to discuss reports of Anti Social-Behaviour taking place at Lutterworth Recreation Ground in Lutterworth.
PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

MP chairs meeting to solve car trouble at rec

A spate of car problems at a Harborough district recreation ground have prompted a special troubleshooting meeting featuring the county’s Police Commissioner, an MP, councillors and local residents.

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Elderly woman stands up to masked burglars and orders them out of her house

Elderly woman stands up to masked burglars and orders them out of her house

A brave elderly woman confronted two masked men in her home - and they quickly left after she ordered them to get out.

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Charity truck pull man is facing fraud charges

Charity truck pull man is facing fraud charges

The man behind Harborough’s well-known charity truck pulls, attended by thousands of local people, is due to appear in Crown Court later this month on three charges under the Fraud Act.

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Charity truck pull man faces fraud charges

Charity truck pull man faces fraud charges

The man behind Harborough’s well-known charity truck pulls, attended by thousands of local people, is due to appear in Crown Court later this month on three charges under the Fraud Act.

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Police at the scene of the first attempted robbery.

UPDATE: Man armed with knife tries to rob shop in Harborough town centre

A man armed with a knife has attempted to rob the GT News / Post Office shop in St Mary’s Place, Market Harborough this morning (Thursday February 9).

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Legoland in Windsor. Picture: Wikicommons/Flikr

Huge cannabis factory uncovered at Legoland

A huge cannabis factory has been uncovered at Legoland - apparently planted by someone sneaking in from the Queen’s estate.

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Body cameras: coming to a school near you soon

Body cameras: coming to a school near you soon

The use of body cameras by front line police and other uniformed enforcement agencies is increasing at an unstoppable rate both in the US and UK.

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Men fined over hare coursing offences

Men fined over hare coursing offences

Two men from Market Harborough are amongst three men who have received fines for hare coursing offences in Lincolnshire.

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Facebook cloning: What’s true and what’s false about the viral warning?

Facebook cloning: What’s true and what’s false about the viral warning?

Facebook users may be seeing posts from their friends warning them about “Facebook cloning”. Some concerned account holders are urging others not to accept a second friend request from accounts purporting to belong to them.

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Warning to parents over video app after perverts sickening post as school children chat online

Warning to parents over video app after pervert’s sickening post as school children chat online

A warning has been issued to parents nationwide by police today about children using the live.ly app after a serious sexual offence was committed in front of a group of English primary school children online.

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Chuanfang Zhenh at Leicester Crown Court, accused of shaking a baby to death. PICTURE LEICESTER MERCURY

Aunt found guilty of killing her baby niece by shaking her

An aunt has been found guilty of killing her baby niece by shaking her.

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Children rescued from Desborough house fire as two arrested for arson

Children rescued from Desborough house fire as two arrested for arson

A man and two children were rescued from a house fire in Desborough.

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