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The future for Harborough district: 18,000 more houses?

If you think there are too many houses being built in the Harborough district now, then take a peep into a possible future...

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Tories won’t stand for election in Desborough

Tories won’t stand for election in Desborough

Not a single Conservative will stand in next month’s Desborough Town Council mass election.

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Sugar tax war: Tesco, Asda and Morrisons gear up for soft drinks battle ahead of Friday’s levy

Tesco, Asda and Morrisons have all reduced the amount of sugar in their own-label soft drinks prior to the introduction of the so-called “sugar tax” this week.

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Highest paid Leicestershire County Council bosses revealed

Leicestershire County Council has published a list of its top paid officials in 2016/17.

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Harborough’s Local Plan is ready for government inspector

Harborough’s Local Plan is ready for government inspector

The new Local Plan for the Harborough district – six years in the making – is ready for Government examination, councillors have agreed.

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Residents opposed to the construction traffic route were backed by MP Neil O'Brien

Reluctant yes to builder’s traffic for new Market Harborough homes

A plan to allow construction traffic for a new estate to squeeze through the narrow streets of a neighbouring development has been given a reluctant approval by Harborough planners.

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Desborough Town Council elections likely to be held in April or May

Elections to fill 10 vacancies on Desborough Town Council may be held in April or May.

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Just two councillors remain on Desborough Town Council

Labour Party sets out plan for Desborough Town Council

The Labour Party says the 10 seats left vacant on Desborough Town Council should be filled at the earliest opportunity.

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Independent Desborough group ready for early election

The leader of a party set up to solely serve the people of Desborough says they are ready to fill 10 seats on the town council.

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Just two councillors remain on Desborough Town Council

Tories resign en masse at Desborough Town Council

The Conservative group on Desborough Town Council has resigned en masse after claims of bullying and abuse.

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From left, Harborough MP Neil O'Brien and Rohini Corfield outside 10 Downing Street

Pioneering campaigner from Market Harborough takes a trip to Number 10

The project manager of a pioneering Harborough campaign aimed at reducing loneliness has been to 10 Downing Street.

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The four Lynx helicopters fly over the crash site at Tilton on the Hill. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Solemn reminder of a fatal helicopter crash near Market Harborough

There were tears and prayers when four helicopters flew over the site of a fatal crash in Harborough this week.

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Superbug fuelled by food additive

Deadly superbug fuelled by food additive in cakes, juices and jams

A sugar additive found in cream cakes, fruit juices and jams has fuelled the rise of a killer superbug, according to new research.

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Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks really are fuelling the obesity epidemic - among both children and adults, according to new research.

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Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

British citizens who fear immigrants and thought they threatened their values and way of life were more likely to have voted Brexit.

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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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VIDEO: Everything you need to know from Philip Hammond’s Budget

All the key facts from Philip Hammond’s Budget with our video graphics.

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Independent Desborough group claims landslide victory in maiden election

A party created out of frustration at Desborough’s huge tax rise has claimed a landslide victory in its first election.

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