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ELECTION 2017: Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Following the political surprises of 2015 and 2016, there has been much reflection and debate on the accuracy of the polls in the run-up to the impending snap-election of 2017. It is fair to say that, although perhaps somewhat unfair on the pollsters, the EU referendum and US presidential election have exacerbated – rather than healed – the widespread loss of public faith in the polls induced by the 2015 general election debacle.

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Man released on bail over pub car park death in Harborough district

Man released on bail over pub car park death in Harborough district

A 23-year-old man has been released on police bail following the death of a man in the Harborough district.

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How close should you get to your work colleagues?

How close should you get to your work colleagues?

Some people spend years in an office without ever really getting to know their colleagues; others dart out the door and down to the pub together as soon as it comes to clocking off time on a Friday.

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Young people more loyal to their phones than their partners

Young people more loyal to their phones than their partners

Young people are more loyal to their mobile phone network than their PARTNERS, a study has found.

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Eating chocolate ‘lowers risk of irregular heartbeat’

Eating chocolate ‘lowers risk of irregular heartbeat’

It’s a guilty pleasure that men need six times a week but women can get by with just once - it’s eating chocolate.

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Action...Fiona Davis of team MH CofE Primary School's Superstars during the Market Harborough SwiMarathon 2015 at Harborough Leisure Centre. (PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER) NNL-150316-102916001

Apply now for SwiMarathon charity funds

Money raised from this year’s SwiMarathon needs to go to a good home.

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Flight delay predictions ahead of half-term bank holiday

Flight delay predictions ahead of half-term bank holiday

Thousands of Brits jetting off on city breaks this weekend could be faced with flight delays to popular European destinations.

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Cold callers the number one irritation for Brits

Cold callers the number one irritation for Brits

Cold callers, stepping in dog poo, queue-jumpers, kids screaming in public and people walking slowing in front of you are the top five things that make Brits say ‘get me outta here’, according to a new study by GalaSpins.com.

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Tesco urgently recalls lipstick and lollipop pens

Tesco urgently recalls lipstick and lollipop pens

Tesco has issued an urgent product recall notice for a range of pens due to fears that they could cause asphyxiation if accidentally swallowed.

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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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

JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: May 29, 1917 – Sliver of hope for the Harborough family agonising over the destiny of their WW1 son

The agony of waiting for news of their son’s fate continues this week for one town family according to the May 29, 1917, edition of the Market Harborough Advertiser.

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Cycle4Cynthia at Lamport Hall

Lamport to host Cycle4Cynthia charity bike ride

Organisers of an annual charity bike ride are urging people to sign up to their event, not only to boost fundraising but also increase their fitness levels.

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Lutterworth landlord Robert tackles 300-mile cycle ride to Paris

Lutterworth landlord Robert tackles 300-mile cycle ride to Paris

A Lutterworth pub landlord is has got on his bike and is pedalling from London and Paris, all for charity, despite being a self-confessed ‘couch potato’.

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Are you unknowingly breaking the law on the road?

Are you unknowingly breaking the law on the road?

One in four motorists admit to regularly ‘taking risks’ on the road, a study has found.

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David Needham will be taking on the highest three peaks in the Yorkshire Dales in a specially adapted Mountain Trike.

“I decided that MND was not going to dictate me, I was going to dictate it.”

A father-of-three who is fighting Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is defying the illness by challenging himself to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise money for LOROS

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Local hope to save village pub near Harborough

Local hope to save village pub near Harborough

A closed-down pub in a Harborough village could be saved by a local campaign.

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ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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Greater Manchester Police warn of fraudulent online fundraising pages following bombing

Greater Manchester Police warn of fraudulent online fundraising pages following bombing

In the wake of Monday‘s terrorist attack, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is warning people to be cautious of online fundraising pages.

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‘Appalling’ tale of 5am cat killing in the street

A Market Harborough resident watched in horror as a family’s pet cat was mauled and killed on a town street by a dog being walked on a lead.

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