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3 hrs ago | Harborough Today

Slideshow Gallery: The Big Brownie Birthday

Harborough district girls celebrated the Big Brownie Birthday in style earlier this summer with huge simultaneous stop-overs at different venues in the region. Girls from the Market Harborough Brownies' units took part in sleepovers at the county girlguiding campsite centre at Topstones near Tilton-on-the-Hill in the Harborough district, at Conkers in Derbyshire, Snibston Discover Park in Coalville and the National Space Centre in Leicester as part of a special adventure to mark the centenary of the Brownies movement.

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7 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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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Lutterworth Today

Axe-wielding armed robbery gang jailed for 19 years

An axe-wielding armed robbery gang, which included a man from Market Harborough, have been sentenced to nearly 19 years in prison for their part in a foiled armed robbery in Uppingham. Daniel Large of Hurlingham Road, Market Harborough, Ricky Fry , of Hill Street, Rugby, Jadiel Williams , of Duddeston Manor Road, Birmingham, and Eric Scott , of no fixed abode, all pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and possession of an offensive weapon at an earlier hearing.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Harborough Today

Gravestone appears after 86-year wait

There's a puzzle in the churchyard of a Harborough district village - a new tombstone over the previously unmarked grave of a woman who died 86 years ago. "Her death has come as a great shock to us all, as four days' ago the doctor pronounced her to be out of danger and said her heart was much stronger."

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Harborough Today

New Rainbows shop opens its doors in Harborough

Children's hospice Rainbows opened its new charity shop in Harborough yesterday morning with patron and snooker personality Willie Thorne on cue to do the official honours.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Harborough Today

Sisters give birth on the same day

Two sisters from the Harborough district defied the odds to give their family a double celebration by both giving birth on the same day.

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Harborough Today

Chase is on to snap up homes

Housebuilder Ben Bailey Homes is urging potential buyers in Leicestershire to move quickly if they want to secure their dream family home at the The Chase development in Harborough.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

This Is Leicestershire

Golf: Craig Shave and Tom James share top prize in County PGA...

Leicestershire pair Craig Shave and Tom James, pictured right, shared the honours in the pro-medal section of the County PGA Joules pro-am at Market Harborough.

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This Is Leicestershire

NHS Jarrow marchers to reach county at the weekend

The 300-mile People's March involves a group of about 60 women marching from Jarrow, in the north east, to London to lobby Parliament over changes in the health service.

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Harborough Today

Rainbows shines again in Harborough with return of charity shop

The Loughborough-based hospice, which cares for youngsters from across the East Midlands with life-limiting or terminal illnesses, is opening its new premises at 4 Coventry Road, the former home of Expressions Framing and Gallery.

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Harborough Today

Police hunting anti-gay pamphleteers: one dressed as a monk

Police are on the look-out for a pair of homophobic pamphleteers who have been handing out hateful tracts in Market Harborough - one of whom was dressed as a monk.

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Lutterworth Today

Folk star Chris is on his way back to Harborough

Wood has won gongs at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards four times - for Best Album, Best Original Track and twice as its Folk Singer of the Year.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

This Is Leicestershire

Launde Abbey fun day enjoyed by hundreds

Hundreds of people visited Launde Abbey, in East Norton, Market Harborough which features a picturesque manor house and chapel set in countryside near the River Chater.

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Lutterworth Today

Grace is youngest person yet to beat the three peaks

Members of a family from a Harborough district village, including a ten-year-old girl, completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge earlier this month.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Harborough Today

Truck-pull challenge hopes to haul in crowds

There's a lorry-load of fun and entertainment being wheeled into the district for the Bank Holiday Monday, with the second annual Welland Valley Charity Truck Pull event.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Lutterworth Today

Labour picks its man to fight the next election

Cllr Meghani is a Leicester City councillor for the Beaumont Leys area of Leicester and serves on the court of Leicester University.

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This Is Leicestershire

Football: Talent is nurtured at county academy

Football Development Schools take on aspiring footballers from around the East Midlands and train them to professional standard, with considerable success.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Lutterworth Today

Crowd goes potty for snooker during Loros charity fundraiser

A great night of fun, laughter and snooker was had on Saturday night in the Harborough district when legendary snooker champions Steve Davis and John Parrot made a visit to Leicester Grammar School Hall.

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Lutterworth Today

Turbine planning policy is criticised

A proposal to build a 64-metre high wind turbine in the countryside has been condemned by a local parish council as introducing "an alien structure to a tranquil rural setting".

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Lutterworth Today

Start building now, council pleads

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