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Community near Harborough 'devastated' over loss of its only bus

A mobile home community where most residents are retired has been left “disgusted” and “devastated” at the potential loss of their only bus.

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The new 300 space car park at Market Harborough Station

Market Harborough Station's new 300 space car park set to open on Monday

Rail passengers in Market Harborough will benefit from a brand new 300 space car park from Monday as the Midland Main Line Upgrade brings major improvements

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Villages between Market Harborough and Lutterworth set to lose vital bus

Villages between Market Harborough and Lutterworth set to lose vital bus

The bus service that links Market Harborough to Lutterworth is to be axed in July, the bus company says.

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Royal Mail bans postal workers from flying England flags from vans during World Cup

Royal Mail has banned postal workers from flying the England flag on their vehicles during the World Cup.

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Julie Simpson practice manager and administration, Maria Bell dispenser and Louise Houghton dispensary manager outside Husbosworth Medical Centre.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER NNL-180529-151544005

New £1.5 million doctors’ surgery opens in Harborough village

A brand new £1.5 million GPs’ surgery has opened in a Harborough district village.

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Owner of popular pub-restaurant operator shortlisted for top industry honour

The shortlist for the 35th Catey Awards has revealed that Peter Borg-Neal, Founder and CEO of Oakman Inns & Restaurants, the operators of 22 venues across the Home Counties, Midlands and beyond has been shortlisted for a top honour.

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Average speed cameras are being installed between Lutterworth and Market Harborough

New speed cameras to be installed between Market Harborough and Lutterworth

Plans for new average speed cameras on a busy main road through a Harborough district village have been welcomed by local residents.
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Carphone Warehouse to close 92 stores as profits tumble

Nearly 100 Carphone Warehouse stores are to close this year as the retailer’s new boss pledges to “take action” to tackle challenges in the firm’s troubled mobile phone unit.

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New CCTV camera installed at busy Harborough junction

A new closed circuit television camera (CCTV) has been installed in the district.

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A computer image of the proposed extension to the business park

New business park would create more jobs in Market Harborough

A £7 million plan to expand a business park in Market Harborough has been unveiled by Leicestershire County Council.

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UNVEILED: £7m plan to expand Harborough business park could create 80 jobs

UNVEILED: £7m plan to expand Harborough business park could create 80 jobs

Major plans to expand a business park in Market Harborough have been unveiled by Leicestershire County Council.

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Jamie Bartley, whose business is selling cannabis derived oils for medical purposes. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Harborough business sells products made from cannabis plants

A firm based in Market Harborough has just started to sell products made from cannabis plants.

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Ryanair has just made it harder for passengers to check in - unless you pay for your seat

Customers flying with Ryanair will find it harder to check-in for their flights this summer - unless they pay for their seat.

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MP criticises builders on ‘opportunistic’ plan in Kibworth

MP criticises builders on ‘opportunistic’ plan in Kibworth

A scheme to build a 400-home estate in Kibworth has been strongly criticised by Harborough MP Neil O’Brien.

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New homes on the site of Overstone House now named Little Bowden Rise in Market Harborough. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Harborough district population set to pass 100,000 in the next five years

The big housebuilding boom in Harborough means the district’s population will pass 100,000 people in the next five years.

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Kibworth Shooting Ground.

Popular Harborough sports facility is up for sale

A popular Harborough sports facility that attracts thousands of visitors every year has just gone up for sale.

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Business adviser helps clinic grow across UK

A forward thinking business step has paid off for a private clinic offering psychological health services, thanks to advice from Kibworth-based company Incrementa.

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Tackling the illegal sale of cigarettes and counterfeit tobacco across Leicestershire a main focus for Trading Standards

Leicestershire County Council was tipped off more than 30 times during 2017/18 about retailers selling cigarettes to children.

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Firefighters wanted in Market Harborough, Lutterworth, Kibworth and beyond

A recruitment drive starts next week for firefighters across the area

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Businesses in the Harborough district can benefit from the new app

New app to help shoppers and promote businesses in Harborough district

Local retailers and tourist attractions are being offered free digital support – including the launch of a new loyalty app and help with social media.

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