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Public open spaces in Harborough district village are overgrown and fenced off

Land that was set aside for sport and recreation has been fenced off and become overgrown after it was sold by a developer.

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Sir Edward Garnier

Former Harborough MP to become a Lord

The former Harborough MP Sir Edward Garnier has been nominated to sit in the House of Lords.

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Flats in Naseby Square are facing demolition.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER NNL-180522-172156005

‘Heartless’ letter leaves elderly tenants in Market Harborough in tears

Tenants at a Market Harborough old peoples’ complex have been left in tears by a letter that says their houses will be demolished – but contains no information about where they will be moved to.

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Cllr Lesley Bowles

Political spat sours set piece Harborough District Council meeting

A new chairman of Harborough District Council was elected at the formal Annual Council Meeting this week.

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Neil O'Brien MP on the terrance at Westminister.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER NNL-180521-113553005

MP’s first year: Weird rituals and hard work

It’s a little-known fact - because it’s never shown on TV – that before every session in Parliament there is a tradition best described as “spinning prayers”.

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Independent Desborough group takes control of council

Independent Desborough group takes control of council

A political party set up out of frustration at a town council’s tax rise has taken control just 18 months after it was launched.

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Naughty local elections voter guide: Can I bring my dog? And am I allowed to turn up drunk?

Voters across England will be heading to their local polling station to cast their ballot in the local elections until 10pm.

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600 home estate gets approved for Market Harborough

A big new Market Harborough estate of 600 homes was approved this week by Harborough district planners.

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Neil O'Brien MP with Phillip Hammond at the dinner

Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond in Harborough

Local MP Neil O’Brien welcomed Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond to Harborough last week.

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Chris Jones from emh [East Midlands Housing] with Cllr Phil King in front of the attractive affordable homes at the new Mill Fields development in Broughton Astley

Record number of affordable homes being built across Harborough district

A record number of affordable homes have been provided across the Harborough district helping people struggling to find a property.

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The war memorial portico before the closure of Harborough's Cottage Hospital in Coventry Road NNL-140309-131305001

Plans for Market Harborough’s old cottage hospital site confirm the war memorial portico will be retained

The new plans for the former Cottage Hospital site on Coventry Road, Market Harborough, have just been submitted to the District Council.

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

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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