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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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Hacker using laptop

From fiction to fact: the cybercrime threats of the future

Cybercrime was big business for fraudsters in 2016

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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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Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to stand up and defend a free British press - and your right to know.

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Families warned ahead of Flytipping Friday

Families warned ahead of Flytipping Friday

Families have been warned to resist the temptation to dump unwanted rubbish as Britain prepares for the busiest fly-tipping weekend of the year.

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Action Fraud warning over ‘convincing’ fake Amazon emails that claim you have placed an order

Action Fraud warning over ‘convincing’ fake Amazon emails that claim you have placed an order

Action Fraud has received several reports from victims who have been sent convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon.

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Thieves blow up cashpoint in Harborough - but escape empty-handed

Thieves blow up cashpoint in Harborough - but escape empty-handed

Thieves have attempted to steal money from a Market Harborough cashpoint by blowing it apart.

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a knife point robbery

Armed police patrolling crowded places in Leicestershire in light of Berlin attack

Armed police have started patrolling crowded and busy places in Leicestershire this morning (Thursday December 22) in the wake of the suspected terrorist attack in Berlin.

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Unique jewellery stolen in burglary

Unique jewellery stolen in burglary

Distinctive pieces of jewellery have been stolen from a house in Lutterworth.

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Claire Trier of Mountain Warehouse who chased after shoplifter and Paul Long who helped retrieve the stolen coat.
PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Heroes tackle shoplifter in Harborough street

These two local heroes stopped a shoplifter in his tracks after a dramatic chase down Market Harborough’s High Street.

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The couple were jailed at Northampton Crown Court.

‘Predatory’ child sex couple from Harborough are jailed

A Market Harborough couple who committed sex attacks on children have been jailed for a total of 42 years.

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Gavin Kennedy and Jessica Stone.

Desborough couple jailed for total of 42 years for sex attacks on children

A couple who committed sex attacks on children while they lived in Northamptonshire have been jailed for a total of more than 40 years.

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Just 1 in 5 of population commit 80% of crimes

Just 1 in 5 of population commit 80% of crimes

The fifth of the population responsible for 80 per cent of social costs, including crime, benefits and healthcare can be identified as young as three years old, a new study shows.

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Bank customers warned over fake letters scam

Bank customers warned over fake letters scam

Customers of Lloyds bank are being warned of a new, sophisticated fraud that involves the sending of fake letters.

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Elderly couple threatened with screwdrivers during break-in at Desborough house

Three men armed with screwdrivers made off with guns and jewellery after breaking into an elderly couple’s house in Desborough.

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Web shoppers warned over Facebook Marketplace fraud

Web shoppers warned over Facebook Marketplace fraud

Internet shoppers are being warned of a potential scam involving Facebook’s Marketplace.

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Over 400 claims of police abusing power for sexual gain in two years, watchdog reveals

Hundreds of police officers have been accused of abusing their power to sexually exploit people, including vulnerable victims of crime, a damning report has revealed.

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How Ray lost £4,000 in a car scam on eBay

How Ray lost £4,000 in a car scam on eBay

A retired Market Harborough businessman has lost £4,000 in a luxury car scam on the online auction and shopping website eBay.

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National Lottery confirms people’s personal information may have been accessed in the attempted hack

National Lottery confirms people’s personal information may have been accessed in the attempted hack

National Lottery operator Camelot has this morning revealed they are aware of “suspicious activity” which has been detected on a number of players’ online accounts.

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Police release footage of dangerous driving in Rugby and nearby villages

Warwickshire Police has released footage of a dangerous driving incident that happened in Rugby.

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