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Wetherspoons bans England flags from its pubs during World Cup but will allow fans to wear football shirts after outcry

Popular pub chain Wetherspoons has banned staff from flying the St George Cross during the World Cup.

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Helen Martin is opening her garden during the National Garden Scheme at The Paddocks in Hungarton.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER NNL-180613-090705005

Helen’s ‘bung it in’ two acre garden paradise

There’s not much in the picture-postcard Harborough district village of Hungarton – a pub, a church and one of those slightly sun-bleached mini-libraries in the old village phone box.

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The view overlooking the town of Sidmouth from Salcombe Hill with the magnificent Belmont and Victoria hotels in the centre of the picture looking out across Lyme Bay.

Travel: Victorian splendour in Sidmouth, a classic west country seaside resort

"We're beginning to see a lot more people holidaying here," said Tim Beauchamp, the friendly general manager responsible for two of Sidmouth's most prestigious hotels.

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Frances Quinn one of the people judging the cakes at Kelmarsh Hall

Great British Food Festival at Kelmarsh on hunt for star baker

Do you have what it takes to be a star baker and impress with your cakes? Well the organisers of the Great British Food Festival at Kelmarsh Hall want to hear from you.

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St Dionysius in Market Harborough town centre

Give thank for our local drinks at Market Harborough event

A special invitation has been issued to all in Market Harborough to an evening of thanksgiving for local wine, beer, spirit and cider producers.

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Monty Don at BBC Gardeners' World in 2017

COMPETITION: Tickets for BBC Gardeners’ World Live and BBC Good Food Show up for grabs

The ever popular BBC Gardeners’ World Live and BBC Good Food Show are set to make a return to the NEC next month.
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Train times are changing from Sunday: is your route affected?

Train times are changing from Sunday: is your route affected?

Rail commuters have been urged to check planned train timetable changes which will see more than four million trains rescheduled from Sunday 20 May onwards.

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The salt mine in Poland the singers performed in

Salt mines to St Paul's, the Harborough Singers' most memorable venues

Gill Guest takes a look at some of the venues the Harborough Singers have performed in during their 40 years

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From the 2016 concert

Celebrities come calling for Harborough Singers

Gill Guest continues her look through the archives of the Harborough singers as they mark 40 years of song

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Harborough choir faced an uncertain future after conductor left in early 1980s

Gill Guest continues to look through the archives of the Harborough Singers as they mark their 40th anniversary

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The Harborough Singers at the Royal Albert Hall in 1982

Harborough Singers took on big venues in the early 1980s

Gill Guest continues to dig through the archives of the Harborough Singers as they mark their 40th anniversary
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One of the best known features on Dorset's Jurassic Coast is Durdle Door.

Discovering Thomas Hardy’s fictional county of Wessex

I’ve been an unashamed fan of Victorian author Thomas Hardy after falling in love with actress Julie Christie as an impressionable teenager after she starred in the 1960s film, Far From The Madding Crowd.

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Booking fraud costs holidaymakers £6.7 million

Booking fraud costs holidaymakers £6.7 million

Travel fraud is costing UK holidaymakers millions of pounds per year – and also having a severe effect on their health or financial wellbeing.

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Sir Frank Whittle

A tale about the Harborough district's jet pioneer

As an eight year old Nicholas Jones read in his Ladybird Book of Aircraft how an Englishman, Sir Frank Whittle, invented the jet engine.

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Aldi launch new BBQ pizza ovens

Aldi launch new BBQ pizza ovens

Hawaiian, Pepperoni or Margarita – whatever your topping of choice would-be chefs can create pizzas like a pro as Aldi are launching a new outdoor pizza oven.

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Mail Memories: Hallaton shake off losing spell

Mail Memories: Hallaton shake off losing spell

They came in the rain to Hallaton’s Hare Pie Hill - in Mackintosh, gabardine, overcoat and oilskin, the 300-odd spectators arrived.

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Why deleting your Facebook account could cause you problems

Following the internet-shaking news that Cambridge Analytica “harvested” the data of 50 million Facebook users, many users of the social network are now considering deleting their accounts.

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VIDEO: Lick my face! Sugar-smiths can now make YOUR face into a giant lolly

hh Forget chocolate eggs this Easter, now you can get your face made into a lolly in the ultimate confectionary personalisation.

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The orchestra, under its leader Geoffrey Tomlinson

Harborough Singers took on The Shepherd's Tale in 1980

Gill Guest continues to look through the archives of the Harborough Singers as they approach their 40th anniversary.

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Eleanor Laverick marketing and volunteer officer at Kelmarsh Hall.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

£1.6 million upgrade to boost crowds at this historic tourist spot near Market Harborough

It’s been a half-hidden gem of north Northamptonshire for the best part of 300 years.

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