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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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Kilworth House Theatre NNL-140417-154152004

Kilworth Theatre announces its 2017 shows - and sells 17,500 tickets in one day!

Kilworth House Theatre had a pretty successful day when they opened sales for their 2017 season on Monday.

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Justice Secretary  Liz Truss and Alan Mak

Justice secretary praises our campaign calling for tougher sentences for killer drivers

The justice secretary has praised our campaign calling for tougher sentences for those who kill on the roads.

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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.

Crime
Green bin charge has been a big success, say council

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.

Environment
How the landscaped Magna Park extension might look

New twist in the Magna Park saga

Two rival developers of the Magna Park area may face each other in court over the best way to expand the vast logistics centre near Lutterworth.

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Juiette Maher, John Maher and Alfie O'Dell, 8, present Solutions for the best dressed window display. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Gift shop Solutions wins award for the prettiest windows in the town centre

Independent town gift shop Solutions won the Late Night Shopping award for the best-dressed windows in Market Harborough.

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Police news

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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Ian Joule will be closing the Eating House before Christmas.

A popular town eatery is to close this month

Long-serving Market Harborough businessman Ian Joule is to close his popular Eating House this month.

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Plans for hundreds of homes debated at meeting

Plans for hundreds of homes debated at meeting

Villages were the main target for developers at this week’s Harborough District Council planning meeting, as builders aimed 572 homes at one town and nine village sites.

Business
Brits are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as �50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style 'Golden Ticket' giveaway.

New £5 notes engraved with Jane Austen worth £50,000 circulated in Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway

Brits are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway.

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Signs of success include being happy... and having well-behaved kids

Signs of success include being happy... and having well-behaved kids

Being happy, healthy and having well-behaved children are the true signs of success - far ahead of being rich, according to new research.

Offbeat 1
Is it time to scrap the office Christmas party?

Is it time to scrap the office Christmas party?

HEALTH experts have said that the office Christmas party should be scrapped in favour of no-booze leisure treats for staff.

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Car parking charges will rise in Market Harborough and Lutterworth

Car parking charges will rise in Market Harborough and Lutterworth

Car park charges will rise in Market Harborough and Lutterworth - despite concerns from 80 per cent of the public in a consultation.

Business 2
Product warning

Supermarket recalls steak over allergy fears

Supermarket giant issues recall on their Butcher’s selection garlic and herb thin cut beef sizzle steak.

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Scene of the fatal glider crash near the Laughton Road, Lubenham. NNL-160412-151327005

GLIDER TRAGEDY UPDATE: Eye witness says glider fell to the ground ‘like a falling leaf’

An eye witness who saw yesterday’s (Sunday’s) tragic crash said the glider spiralled towards the ground “like a falling leaf”.

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David Bowie at Friars, July 15, 1972

Campaign to fund world’s first David Bowie statue falling short with 24 hours to go

A crowdfunding campaign to help build the world’s first David Bowie Statue is £16,000 short with just 24 hours to go.

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Scientists say nuts to heart disease

Scientists say nuts to heart disease

A daily handful of any type of nuts slashes the risk of heart disease and cancer, Britain’s biggest killers.

Offbeat 4
Shops ‘could be a thing of the past’ by 2050

Shops ‘could be a thing of the past’ by 2050

High Street retailers could be consigned to history by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, a report into the future of shopping has predicted.

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A banana and bacon trifle part of Heston Blumenthal from Waitrose range. NNL-160112-141526001

Heston Blumenthal launches banana and bacon Christmas trifle

Heston Blumenthal is launching yet another bizarrely flavoured Christmas product - a banana and bacon trifle.

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