Peppa Pig ‘encourages parents to abuse NHS services’ says family doctor

Peppa Pig may be encouraging concerned parents to tie up NHS services with trivial issues, according to a family doctor.

Fraudsters are particularly active over the festive period

How to avoid credit card fraud this Christmas

It’s an unfortunate fact that, for most of us, a Merry Christmas will involve a bit of expense.

FIFA 18 should be viewed as the best portable football sim ever

Console Corner: FIFA 18 Nintendo Switch review

Switch-ing it up for FIFA 18.


REVEALED: How to get money off Amazon purchases before the Boxing Day sales

Looking to bag a bargain before the Boxing Day sales start?

Amber Rudd, MP for Hastings, officially opened the new play area on Friday, December 1

Face-lift for play area at Conquest

The newly-refurbished play area in the Kipling children’s ward at Conquest Hospital was officially opened by Amber Rudd MP.

Mark Hamill in The Last Jedi

REVIEW: The Last Jedi is bold and brilliant

Matt Adcock reviews The Last Jedi (12A), starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Mark Hamill

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Desborough woman stole £25,000 from man with dementia

An administrator at a Desborough care home stole £25,000 from a resident with dementia - before splurging it on luxury jewellery and TVs.

Jack Curran and Tom Burgess of Leicestershire Wildlife hospital are looking after over 140 hedgehogs at the moment.

Harborough wildlife charity needs your help

A wildlife charity in Harborough needs your help - after a “spike” in the number of rescue hedgehogs!

Johnston Press awarded funding from Google Innovation Initiative

Johnston Press awarded funding from Google Innovation Initiative

This newspaper, published by Johnston Press, today announces that it has won two separate grants from the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, which is backed by Google.

All photos by Kerry Aspinwall

The Santas were fake, but the snow was real at Harborough fun run

Hundreds of Santas took to an appropriately snow-covered Welland Park, Market Harborough at the weekend for the annual Santa Fun Run.

The Wind in the Willows

Review - The Wind in the Willows at The Core at Corby Cube

Synthesisers, sweat bands and stonewashed jeans are not the first thing that come to mind when recalling the literary classic The Wind in the Willows.

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Peter Kay UK tour CANCELLED including 17 shows in London, instructions issued on ticket refunds

Peter Kay UK tour CANCELLED including 17 shows in London, instructions issued on ticket refunds

Peter Kay has revealed he is cancelling his Peter Kay Live Arena Tour and other work commitments due to ‘unforeseen family circumstances’.

Theatre and Comedy

Review - Liam Gallagher at Arena Birmingham

For a while around the start of this decade, it seemed unimaginable that Liam Gallagher would return to selling out arenas in seconds and headlining the stages he walked out onto during Oasis' peak.

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid EARLY - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid EARLY - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it’s especially tough if you’re relying on benefits.


Ashes column: Dull Ashes as drama is off-wicket

Is it just me, or is this year’s Ashes just a little bit boring.

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.

Clearning snow, what are the rules?

Can you get sued for clearing snow and ice from your paths and driveways? Expert advice

Despite snow falling on most of the region, many residents are still nervous about clearing it for fear of getting punished.


VIDEO: Shooting stars due to provide one of most dazzling displays ever this week

Night-time sky-watchers willing to brave the cold can look forward to a spectacular display of shooting stars later this week.

Harborough's Christmas lights. Photo by Andrew Carpenter

POLL: When should you take your Christmas decorations down in Harborough?

Market Harborough and Lutterworth's festive are lights on and many merrymakers in the town have trawled through their attics to dust off their own lights and hang them with care.

Take extra care on untreated roads

Ice warning issued by Met Office for Tuesday morning as motorists warned to be prepared for big freeze

With temperatures set to plummet well below zero degrees tonight the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice for the evening and tomorrow morning.

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