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Popular market trader Steve Birch dies at 58

Popular market trader Steve Birch has died from cancer at the age of 58.

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Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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Following soldier’s footsteps

Following soldier’s footsteps

A trio of Lutterworth High School students, Charlotte Henderson, Charlotte Mitchell and Jaya Kang, have written about their trip to Europe to visit some First World War battlefields and about their research into a fallen soldier from our area.

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This is what a collision of galaxies looks like (Photo credit: NASA)

In 2022 we’ll be able to watch an 1,800-year old star collision

A star created 1,800 years ago after the collision of two distant suns is set to appear in the night sky for the first time – as the light from the crash finally reaches the Earth.

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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Britain is among the top five countries worldwide for mothers drinking during pregnancy, according to new research.

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

JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: How the town helped soldiers get their Christmas presents

January 16, 1917 – Soldiers say heart-warming thanks to Santa

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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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Hidden sugar in everyday foods could be causing us to die younger

‘Hidden sugar in everyday foods could be causing us to die younger’

The “hidden sugar” in our diets could be causing us to die younger, according to scientists.

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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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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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Dog owners urged to act responsibly

Dog owners urged to act responsibly

New signs have been put up across the Harborough district urging dog owners to walk their pets responsibly.

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University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

Public Health England (PHE) are urging all new university students to get vaccinated against deadly meningococcal disease.

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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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Dog obesity

Obesity in dogs sparks epidemic of canine arthritis

Britain’s pet dogs are suffering an epidemic of arthritis and obesity among canines could be to blame, experts have warned.

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The Christmas lights at tyhe Litster's house.

Lights help raise £600 for children’s charities

The impressive Christmas lights at the Litster’s home in Market Harborough have helped to raise £600, which will be split between Rainbows and Great Ormond Street.

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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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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Support...Roger Freeman with Helen and Alfi 6 at their home in Market Harborough.
PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Roger’s remarkable journey from death’s door to London Marathon

The last two years have seen a remarkable journey for Market Harborough’s Roger Freeman - from a near-death crash to training for the London Marathon.

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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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