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JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: Convicted for talking favourably about the Kaiser in the pub!

November 28, 1916 – Bolshie ironstone worker fined for ‘treasonable’ admiration of the German war machine

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John Dilley.

JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: A powerful prose to stir the war effort

October 17, 1916 – Eloquence of the common man campaigning for the articulate WW1 common soldier

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John Dilley.

JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: Anger over early shop closures to keep the town dark

October 10, 1916 – Light fighting on the streets of Market Harborough

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John Dilley.

JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: September 19, 1916 – Duke’s surprisingly accurate prophecy of how long the war will last

A remarkably prescient prediction of how long the war would last was recorded in the September 19, 1916, edition of the Market Harborough Advertiser.

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John Dilley.

JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: September 12, 1916 – The First World War version of online dating

Tinder, Ashley Madison, dating apps galore – we think meeting your perfect partner on the internet is a modern phenomenon.

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John Dilley.

John Dilley’s WWI Blog: Colonel Mobb’s narrow escape

August 29, 1916 – celebrity journalism is no modern-day phenomenon.

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John Dilley.

John Dilley’s WWI Blog: Surgical miracles of war

August 22, 1916 – medical miracles try to find balance against the weapons of mass destruction

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John Dilley.

John Dilley’s WWI Blog: Fascinating insight into the stoic sense of British pluck and patriotism

August 08, 1916 – The spin doctors of Devil’s Wood

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Former Harborough Mail editor John Dilley with a copy of the 1914 Market Harborough Advertiser. (MAIL PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER)

John’s WWI blog: Drama at 15,000 feet

April 11, 1916 – Drama of air duel with Fokkers at 15,000 feet

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John’s WWI Blog: The hell of Verdun

John’s WWI Blog: The hell of Verdun

March 21, 1916 – Men were squashed, cut in two or divided from top to bottom in the hell of Verdun.

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Crispin Andrews

The Ashes Column: Ian Bell is a victim of his own versatility ahead of Third Test

So, England have a bad game, Gary Ballance is out, Ian Bell will bat at three, again and Joe Root is up to four. Kevin Pietersen is relaxing on a beach in St Lucia.

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Crispin Andrews

The Ashes Column: ‘Why I hope England don’t make history this summer’

Only once in the last 50 years, has England lost an Ashes series, after winning the opening Test.

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The Ashes Column: Crispin Andrews

The Ashes column: ‘Rodney Hogg told me it will be 6-0 to Australia’

And so it begins... yes that’s right the Ashes gets under way on Wednesday.

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Neil Pickford is the editor of the Harborough Mail

Editor’s weekly column: Time will tell over chief exec move

The success of Harborough District Council’s decision to carry on without a chief executive for the foreseeable future can only be judged in the fullness of time.

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Alison B Allen is a regular columnist for the Harborough Mail

Alison’s Angle column: Looking forward to Arts Fresco time!

It’s nearly Arts Fresco time (this year taking place on Sunday, September 14)!

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Market Thoughts

New mortgage regulations have failed to dampen mortgage activity at our estate agency so far.

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Mark Robinson is chief executive of Market Harborough Building Society.

Market Thoughts column: The lowdown on latest Bank of England policies

The Bank of England announced its new policy initiatives on the housing market last Thursday.

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Andrew Marshall is a manging partner at Fine & Country at 36 High Street, Market Harborough

Market Thoughts column: Tips on how to approach a renovation project

Revamping a property can add value when it’s time to sell, but it can also be a minefield or a money pit.

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Kameron Hutchinson is the estate agency manager at Harriosn Murray of 45 High Street, Market Harborough.

Market Thoughts column: Selling your house for the asking price

When selecting your agent do you look at how many for sale boards they have? Do you look at how long they have been established?

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Mark Robinson is the chief executive of Market Harborough Building Society.

Market Thoughts column: New Mortgage Market Reviews will be no change for responsible lenders

Some newspapers do a great line in how the world has gone mad. Recently it was the mortgage lenders who were in the scary headlines with “borrowers face interrogations”.

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