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JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: The tide is turning in the Middle East

March 20, 1917 – British soldiers notch up victories in the moonlit Middle East

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

JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: There one minute - and vaporised the next

March 13, 1917 – ‘Lucky’ Fred Collier: thinking about breakfast one moment and vaporised the next

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

JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: The recapture of Kut makes the local headlines

March 6, 1917 – Kut captured and Turks in full retreat

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

JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: Remembering the cheekie chappie of Harborough’s Pleasure Resort

February 20, 1917 – The cheeky chappie of Harborough’s Pleasure Resort is dead – after only four weeks at the Front.

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

JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: The 14-year-old who was desperate to join the army

February 13, 1917 – 14-year-old so determined to be a soldier he even offers to just blow the bugle

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

JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: ‘Miraculous escape from death’ after two men were buried in coal

February 6, 1917 – ‘Plucky’ train crash duo pulled from the ruins of an overturned engine.

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Treatment in Germany could save Harborough dad

Treatment in Germany could save Harborough dad

The wife of a 44-year-old Market Harborough father-of-two with cancer is campaigning to raise £10,000 to send him for special treatment abroad.

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WATCH: Fury after bin lorry driver is caught chatting on his phone while steering a 32-tonne truck

WATCH: Fury after bin lorry driver is caught chatting on his phone while steering a 32-tonne truck

Harborough District councillors say they are “appalled” after a bin lorry driver heading back to a depot in Market Harborough was filmed chatting on his mobile phone as he steered his 32-tonne truck one-handed along the A427. (WARNING: VIDEO BELOW DOES CONTAIN STRONG LANGUAGE).

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

JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: Pushing for peace

January 30, 1917 – US President continues to push for peace

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Great response to Katherine Boulton appeal

Great response to Katherine Boulton appeal

Nearly 600 people have contributed more than £14,000 in an appeal to help a Market Harborough family.

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

JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: Career criminal finally caught

January 9, 1917 – 76-year-old hustler’s string of frauds comes to an end in Harborough

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

JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: How Churchill predicted World War Two

January 2, 1917 – Churchill’s dire warning of a second great war

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

JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: Controversy in politics - how 1916 and 2016 have much in common

December 19, 1916 – Early general election ‘a possibility’. Does this sound familiar?

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

JOHN DILLEY’S WWI BLOG: A momentous week in politics - and we’re not talking Trump or Brexit

December 12, 1916 – Forget Trump and Brexit: political earthquakes were happening a hundred years ago as well The Market Harborough Advertiser of December 12, 1916, proclaims it a ‘momentous week’.

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

John DIlley’s WWI Blog: Christmas from 1916

December 5, 1916 – Christmas shopping in Market Harborough going with a bang Christmas in Market Harborough’s town centre is in full swing despite the continued fighting on so many fronts.

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

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’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’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’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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