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2 hrs ago | Burton Mail

Swadlincote Energy firm hands boost to Lullington Cricket Club

Mainline Energy, based in Hearthcote Road, Swadlincote, handed the energy saving equipment to Lullington Park Cricket Club free of charge in a bid to help the clubhouse, based in Edingale Lane, benefit not only from cheaper electricity but also generate an additional income by exporting power back to the National Grid. In summer months, the club uses sizeable catering and cellar cooler equipment in addition to CCTV, then, as the autumn season draws in, security lighting equipment must also be powered.

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3 hrs ago | Harborough Today

Police front desk to close for 16 weeks

The police station in Market Harborough is being closed to members of the public for up to four months while modernisation work is finished. The front desk service at the station in Leicester Road is being suspended for approximately 16 weeks, while the A 129,000 scheme is completed.

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3 hrs ago | Burton Mail

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A PET store in Swadlincote is organising a relief campaign to help feed animals left homeless following the devastating blaze in Manchester which killed up to 60 dogs. Phoenix Pet Foods, in Rink Drive, has started a week-long fund-raising effort in a bid to raise as much money as possible for Manchester Dogs' Home, which was destroyed in a suspected arson attack.

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4 hrs ago | Hinckley Times

School gets its best ever grades from inspectors

Hinckley Library will face a reduction in hours if approved by councillors - but smaller libraries have had a stay of execution while alternatives are explored Whether it's football, bowls, cage fighting, fencing, tennis, fishing, golf, wrestling, darts, snooker, cricket, boxing, or anything else, we want to hear what the residents of Hinckley Bosworth have been playing at As part of his Stand Up and Rock tour, the Midlands funnyman will be at the Stockwell Head venue on September 19 and 20 with his Stand Up and Rock tour For the first time in its history, school inspectors have rated Holliers Walk as "Good", the second-highest grading that can be awarded Holliers Walk Primary School pupils and headteacher Cath Allison celebrate their school being graded Good by Ofsted inspectors.

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7 hrs ago | Burton Mail

Luke saw the whole of the moon

BUDDING snapper Luke Chadbourne captured this amazing picture of last week's supermoon above his house in Berry Hedge Lane, Winshill. The phenomenon occurs when a full or a new moon makes its closest approach to the Earth on its elliptical orbit.

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8 hrs ago | Lutterworth Today

Council to scrap charges to boost house building

Hesitant house builders will be able to save up to 30,000 on small new developments in the Harborough district. The district council is to scrap council charges on smaller housing developments, to help stimulate growth and provide much-needed homes in the area.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Burton Mail

North West Leicestershire residents encouraged to get free blood...

RESIDENTS from North West Leicestershire are being urged by , Andrew Bridgen MP, to take part in Blood Pressure UK's 'Know Your Number! Week' and undertake a free blood pressure check which might save their life. Andrew Bridgen MP said: "High blood pressure is the UK's biggest silent killer, being responsible for 60 per cent of strokes and 40 per cent of heart attacks and is also a risk factor for heart disease, kidney disease and dementia.

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BBC News

Views from the border country

Villagers right on the border of Wales and England have been giving their views on what the outcome of the Scottish referendum might mean to them. Whether yes or no, it is believed the vote will have consequences for how governments work in other parts of the United Kingdom.

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Chronicle Live

New plans could end speculation over children's heart services...

New plans could finally end a decade of speculation about the future of children's heart services at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital . A consultation paper on the long-term shape of congenital heart services across the UK was launched by NHS England on Monday.

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Nottingham Evening Post

City's past and future revealed at open days

Tina Holt, right, explains the benefits of the insulation materials used in her 'Passivhaus' to Jane Browne, left, and Sarah Vernau, both from West Bridgford, at the open day. Gabrielle Stenson, archive assistant at the Nottinghamshire Archives, dresses as a nurse to mark the centenary of the Great War and is pictured with her parents Anne and Roy Stenson, of East Leake.

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Burton Mail

Food for thought as Morrison's academy launched

SCHOOLS will get the chance to educate students on food and how it gets onto their plates when a popular supermarket launches a new scheme. Morrison's is setting up an Academy of Food, which will be used to teach children about how the food on supermarket shelves gets there .

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Burton Mail

Decision expected tomorrow on South Derbyshire housing plans

A PLAN to build 300 homes in South Derbyshire which could lead to the relocation of Gresley FC as well as an application to place a development near the county's biggest school are due to be discussed by planning bosses tomorrow. South Derbyshire District Council's planning committee is scheduled to meet at the civic offices, in Civic Way, Swadlincote, from 6pm.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

This Is Leicestershire

Thousands enjoy street drama festival return to Market...

Market Harborough's flagship arts festival has made a triumphant comeback to the town centre after a four year absence. Arts Fresco returned at the weekend bringing vivid life and colour to the streets of Harborough in a cascade of performing arts, dance and sculpture.

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Rutland and Stamford Mercury

Moores Estate Agents to host buyers and sellers weekend

Moores Estate Agents, which has offices in Oakham, Uppingham and Stamford, will host a make an offer weekend across its patch. Sellers can sign up throughout September to be involved.

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Rutland and Stamford Mercury

Court Register: Results from magistrates' courts

These are the results from recent hearings at magistrates' courts around the area. We do not carry minor speeding offences.

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Hinckley Times

Society asks for warm coat donations for needy

Hinckley Library will face a reduction in hours if approved by councillors - but smaller libraries have had a stay of execution while alternatives are explored Whether it's football, bowls, cage fighting, fencing, tennis, fishing, golf, wrestling, darts, snooker, cricket, boxing, or anything else, we want to hear what the residents of Hinckley Bosworth have been playing at As part of his Stand Up and Rock tour, the Midlands funnyman will be at the Stockwell Head venue on September 19 and 20 with his Stand Up and Rock tour Hinckley and Rugby Building Society is offering collection points at seven of its branches including Castle Street and Upper Bond Street, Hinckley so people can drop off their pre-loved but still wearable offerings Warm coats to combat wintry weather are being sought as part of a charity drive involving Hinckley and Rugby Building Society.

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This Is Leicestershire

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Five-year-old Lilly North, of Earl Shilton, near Hinckley, has been unable to play in local parks for fear of catching an infection since she was diagnosed with cancer more than two years ago in her kidney, which spread to a lung. The youngster, who had her right kidney removed 18 months ago and part of her lower right lung removed seven weeks ago, had been unable to play in the garden of her Oaklands Way home which was bare and drab with no grass since her family moved into the newly-built home three years ago.

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Malaysia Chronicle

'Scotland in Meltdown': Historian forecasts fiasco in first 100 days of independence

Friday, September 19, 2014: 8.30am. 'Well if they think I'm bloody well going to stand there and salute the Union Jack being hauled down the flagpole at Edinburgh Castle,' the Duke of Edinburgh snorted as he put marmalade on his toast in the breakfast room at Balmoral, 'they've got another thing coming!' Never much given to self-pity, she had had one thought ever since she heard the news on the Today programme at 6.30 that morning.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Harborough Today

Tradition continues and breaks record

Harborough's parish church, in High Street, was faced with a logistical challenge this year with the nearby Old Grammar School in Church Square covered in scaffolding and tarpaulin, meaning less than half the usual space was available. Luckily for the organisers, builders WW Brown & Sons kindly moved the scaffold to afford some more space at the rear of the building but still, it was an event with less space than usual.

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Hinckley Times

Anglers making waves with canal barge concerns

Hinckley Library will face a reduction in hours if approved by councillors - but smaller libraries have had a stay of execution while alternatives are explored Whether it's football, bowls, cage fighting, fencing, tennis, fishing, golf, wrestling, darts, snooker, cricket, boxing, or anything else, we want to hear what the residents of Hinckley Bosworth have been playing at As part of his Stand Up and Rock tour, the Midlands funnyman will be at the Stockwell Head venue on September 19 and 20 with his Stand Up and Rock tour Measures had been requested by the environmental agency Natural England in response to concerns raised by Shackerstone and District Angling Association Narrowboats bound for the 20th annual Shackerstone Family Festival were forced to moor further from the site than in previous years after anglers raised concerns about the impact the large numbers of craft might be ... (more)

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