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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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Mail Memories: When Symington were top, top, top, top, top of the league!

Mail Memories: When Symington were top, top, top, top, top of the league!

Riding high at the top of the Second Division of the United Counties League were the all-conquering Symington’s Reserves.

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School bomb threat hoaxes reported to be a result of Minecraft game feud

National news sources are claiming a feud between rival Minecraft gamers is the reason why 24,000 threatening emails were sent to schools and colleges in the UK.

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Travel: Discover two very different Florida Gulf coast gems

While many two-centre holidays in Florida start with the thrill of Orlando’s theme parks before heading to the coast, I’ve discovered a new and exciting combination of city and seaside.

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An official photo of the choir on tour

Harborough Singers break America on their 1980 tour

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

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The choir at the BBC's Pebble Mill studios

When Harborough's singers won big on BBC competition

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

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Jacob Sykes and Nick Ball, joint owners of Fosse Meadows Farm

Chicken champs from Kilworth included in national list of the top 50 British food producers

Marigold flowers and plenty of time are amongst the secrets of producing some of the tastiest chickens in England.

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Is someone in Harborough district the owner of a winning lottery ticket?

The National Lottery is hunting for a Lotto Millionaire Raffle winner who is a secret millionaire after buying a ticket locally.

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The 10 best outdoor games we used to play that our kids have probably never heard of

Kids of the 70s, 80s and 90s will remember them well with a nostalgic tear in their eye but here are 10 great outdoor games we used to play that our children have probably never heard of.

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The creepiest things Amazon Alexa has ever said or done

Amazon have promised an update for its digital personal assistant Alexa, after widespread reports that the software has been letting out unprompted and so-called ‘creepy’ laughter.

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Representatives of community groups and good causes at the launch of the Harborough Lotto. PHOTO BY ANDREW CARPENTER

Harborough Lotto tickets to go on sale next month

The Harborough district's own community lottery, aimed at providing cash for local good causes and prizes for local winners, will launch next month.
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