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Green bin charge has been a big success, say council

The introduction of green bin charges across the Harborough district has been a big success, councillors have been told.

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REVEALED: The most common sofa stains and shocking fact that 1 in 10 never clean them

REVEALED: The most common sofa stains and shocking fact that 1 in 10 never clean them

One in ten Brits never clean their sofas despite them being regularly stained with food, drink and even bodily fluids.

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Council tells ‘salvage yard’ farm to tidy up

Harborough District Council has ordered an unsightly local farm to tidy up or risk prosecution.

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More fly tipping on top of existing rubbish near Lubenham.
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Four months on and this fly tipping site has got worse

Here’s an ‘idyllic’ scene in the countryside near Market Harborough: the River Welland, open countryside, grazing ponies - and tonnes 
of illegally dumped rubble.

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VIDEO: Smelly STD-riddled ladybirds invading homes

Plagues of foreign ladybirds have been spotted in the UK as they seek shelter in warm houses.

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VIDEO: Why our council left a tip in the park

This large pile of rubbish was left in the attractive Welland Park in Market Harborough - by the district council!

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Eggs of mosquito capable of carrying the Zika virus found in the UK

Eggs of mosquito capable of carrying the Zika virus found in the UK

Eggs of a mosquito capable of carrying the zika virus have been found in a small village in England.

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Killer Asian Hornets UK invasion worse than we thought

‘Killer’ Asian Hornet’s UK invasion worse than we thought

The invasion of ‘killer’ Asian hornets into the UK appears worse than initially thought after a SECOND sighting in a separate location was confirmed.

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Daddy longlegs invasion

Plague of 200 billion giant daddy longlegs on the way

Dislike creep crawlies? Brace yourself for an invasion of billions of daddylong legs.

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Concerns over results from air quality survey in the Harborough district

Concerns over results from air quality survey in the Harborough district

A recent air pollution survey in the Harborough district shows why huge distribution hub Magna Park, near Lutterworth, should not expand further, protestors say.

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Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Sleepiness linked to traffic noise and pollution

Nodding off in the middle of the day may be down to pollution generated by traffic, suggests new research.

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VIDEO: House plants can suck dangerous toxic chemicals out of the air

House plants can suck dangerous toxic chemicals out of the air - leaving it cleaner to breathe, according to new research.

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Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Sticks, bug hunts and stargazing - ‘50 things’ kids should do before they turn 12

Climbing trees, building a den, hunting for bugs and going stargazing are among the ‘bucket list’ items that children should be ticking off - before they get to the age of 12.

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Fly tipping in fields between Market Harborough and Lubenham.
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Shocking tales from the Welland riverbank

Tons of bricks, paving blocks, concrete and rubble have been dumped illegally on the banks of the River Welland near Market Harborough.

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Simon Bentley, left, from Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust with Serge Kremer, CEO and owner of Husky.

Husky backs wildlife across the county

A refrigeration business from Lutterworth has donated £25,000 to The Woodland Trust and The Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust.

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Controversial Magna Park plan approved during heated meeting

Controversial Magna Park plan approved during heated meeting

A controversial proposal to expand of Magna Park has tonight (Wednesday) been approved for the second time this year.

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Swarms of “Ronaldo” moths could be set to invade UK

After starring in the drab European Championship final in France and landing on superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s face, swarms of moths could be set to invade the UK in the next 24 hours.

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Fears over extra traffic in Market Harborough after £8m power plant is approved

Fears over extra traffic in Market Harborough after £8m power plant is approved

Plans for an £8 million plant to turn crops into bio-gas near Market Harborough have been passed amid jeers of “shame on you” by protestors.

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An unusual polling station in Suffolk

EU Referendum: What time will we know the result? Plus Q&A and everything else you need to know

After weeks of argument, claim and counter-claim, voters go to the polls on today to decide the outcome of the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union.

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Angry...John Rawlings stands where his border was before Harborough District Council removed his hedges and trees without permission.
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‘Council dug up my land while I was on holiday’

A furious resident claims that builders instructed by Harborough District Council have “taken” about 260 square metres of his land while he was on holiday.

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