Harborough, England Newswire

Harborough, England Newswire

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  1. Building society offers a unique 'locals only' deal for house buyersRead the original story

    Sunday | Harborough Today

    Then one local building society might have an answer - a special mortgage offer that - unusually - is "locals only", aimed only at buyers of homes in south Leicestershire and north Northamptonshire. Market Harborough Building Society is launching a special mortgage rate for local first-time house buyers that they guarantee will beat any other mortgage rate available.

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  2. Villagers feel helpless as new homes flood inRead the original story

    Friday Jan 13 | Harborough Today

    Three local villages have been targeted by developers in the latest batch of new estate plans to arrive at the Harborough District Council offices. At Kibworth, a spokesman for a village campagn group said locals felt "helpless" at the speed and scale of new home plans for the village.

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  3. Roger's remarkable journey from death's door to London MarathonRead the original story

    Friday Jan 13 | Harborough Today

    The last two years have seen a remarkable journey for Market Harborough's Roger Freeman - from a near-death crash to training for the London Marathon. Roger admits he "should have died" in a motorbike accident in Great Oxendon, near Market Harborough in February 2015.

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  4. Drink drive campaign sees 50 arrests across LeicestershireRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 13 | Hinckley Times

    While the figure is lower than last year's total of 67, road safety campaigners raised concerns about the number of young drivers arrested and daytime drinkers. Nearly a third of those arrested were aged 24 or under, while three quarters of arrests were made between 6am and 6pm.

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  5. Friends unite to support family after tragedyRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 12 | Harborough Today

    Caring friends have launched an emergency money-raising campaign for a Market Harborough family ripped apart by a medical tragedy. On Thursday, October 6 last year, Katherine Boulton was a happy wife to Jamie, mother to Ollie and expecting the couple's second child.

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  6. Andrew Granger & Co founder steps downRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 10 | This Is Leicestershire

    Andrew Granger, the eponymous founder of Andrew Granger & Co, has stepped back from the day-to-day- running of the business after more than 27 years at the helm. Mr Granger set up Andrew Granger & Co in 1989.

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  7. Council tax set to riseRead the original story

    Friday Jan 6 | Harborough Today

    Council tax payers will be hit by a substantial price rise this year, as hard-pressed local authorities look to offset getting less money from the Government by taking more money directly from the public. The council tax bill posted through local letter boxes in the spring will probably contain four different price rises - from Harborough District Council, Leicestershire County Council, and from the police and fire authorities, both of whom now set their own budgets.

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  8. District planners say 'yes' to 418 new homesRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 5 | Harborough Today

    But there were approvals too for a smaller estate at Husbands Bosworth, and a second, fill-in site at Broughton Astley. The development, when completed, will also include a food store and petrol station, a community leisure building, a medical centre and employment units.

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  9. Harborough broadcaster receives OBERead the original story

    Monday Jan 2 | Harborough Today

    Maggie Philbin, Harborough district broadcaster and CEO of young people's technology organisation TeenTech, has received an OBE in the New Year's Honours List. Many people know Maggie as a TV presenter, but her OBE is as much for her lower-profile work as co-founder of the highly-regarded TeenTech eight years ago.

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  10. Joules raises nearly A 7,000 for charityRead the original story

    Friday Dec 30 | Harborough Today

    The money was raised through an employee auction and raffle, which contributed A 3,225 and A 3,170 respectively. All auction lots and raffle prizes were donated by employees of the Market-Harborough-based business.

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  11. New coffee house and shop opens in old village storeRead the original story

    Friday Dec 30 | Harborough Today

    A new coffee house and homeware store has opened in the building once occupied by the village shop in Great Bowden, near Market Harborough. Dominie Cripps has reopened the Bowden Stores in Great Bowden as a coffee house and homeware gifts.

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  12. Former town pupil in Alzheimer's discoveryRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 29 | Harborough Today

    It's a potential breakthrough made by researchers at the University of Leicester, including lead researcher Dr Sophie Bradley, a former pupil of Robert Smyth Academy in Market Harborough. The four-year study involved a new type of drug which reversed memory loss in mice, and extended their lives.

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    Wednesday Dec 28 | This Is Leicestershire

    Fashion retailer Joules pressed the button on a stock market flotation which valued the company at A 140 million and netted A 40 million for its founder. The Market Harborough firm, launched by Tom Joule in 1989, is said it would float on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market by the end of June.

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  14. Harborough district bus service saved for a yearRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 22 | Harborough Today

    A bus service in the Harborough district that was set to be axed has now been saved - for a year. Leicestershire and Rutland County Councils have agreed 60,000 of emergency funding to ensure the Leicester-Uppingham 747 bus service operates for another 12 months.

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    Monday Dec 19 | This Is Leicestershire

    After beating Hinckley 17-14 a week last Saturday, Lions needed a late try to pip South Leicester 29-26 in another close encounter at the weekend. Lions had sneaked an 19-18 victory at South at the start of the season so another hard-fought match was anticipated.

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  16. Harborough dancer's dream West End debutRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 18 | Harborough Today

    Charlotte , from Tur Langton, near Market Harborough, is one of just eight female dancers in the smash hit show, that stars Paul O'Grady, Amanda Holden and Julian Clary. It's her first proper stage job.

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  17. Buy, sell and win at the farmers' festive showRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 18 | Harborough Today

    The historic show, now held at a site between Foxton and Lubenham after decades in the town centre Cattle Market, rewards top farmers as well as being a social gathering. Judge Josh Bustance presents David and Helen Stokes of Drayton for the best of four charolais cross sheep during the Market Harborough christmas fatstock show at Foxton market.

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  18. Big new village estate is allowed after appealRead the original story

    Dec 16, 2016 | Harborough Today

    The new development, off Warwick Road, Kibworth, had originally been refused by Harborough District Council planners, in December last year. The council's major weakness on planning matters is that it has not met a Government-imposed five-year house building target.

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  19. Bus service saved for another yearRead the original story

    Dec 16, 2016 | Harborough Today

    A bus service in the Harborough district that was set to be axed has now been saved - for a year. Leicestershire and Rutland County Councils have agreed 60,000 of emergency funding to ensure the Leicester-Uppingham 747 bus service operates for another 12 months.

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  20. Cyber beat police trial extended for another three months in Rutland after positive feedbackRead the original story

    Dec 16, 2016 | Rutland and Stamford Mercury

    Rutland's 'cyber beat' police officer trial has been extended by three months following positive feedback from members of the public. Senior officers at Leicestershire Police have been so impressed by PCSO McDade's work - and that of colleague PCSO Ben Hill in Leicester -that the trial has now been extended until the end of March.

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