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Harborough hotel goes ‘rugby mad’ for England World Cup matches

The rugby enthusiast manager of a local hotel has decided to show his support for the Rugby World Cup, starting next month. The Angel Hotel, based on the High Street, have announced that they will be offering special ‘VIP’ packages for the duration of the Rugby World Cup to help those who failed to get […]

Leicestershire woman launches Redhead Day UK – a celebration of all things ginger

Market Harborough based Jessica Shailes has this month announced plans for a third annual ‘Redhead Day UK’, which will celebrate all things ginger. Taking place in London on 12th September 2015, the event will see redheads from across the UK and further afield joining together in a celebration of their genetic rarity. A redhead herself […]

Harborough Carnival of Running raises £22,000 for charity

The Harborough Carnival of Running, which took place on Saturday 13th June, has now raised over £22,000 for a range of local and national charities. The event, which was organised by Race Harborough, consisted of a half marathon, a 10k run, and a relay challenge. Whilst £5 from each entry was donated to local charity […]

First Harborough Carnival of Running Attracts the Crowds

Market Harborough’s streets witnessed a new spectacle this Saturday as 500 runners took part in the town’s first Market Harborough Building Society Carnival of Running. Around seven thousand spectators lined the town’s streets to see the runners complete the half marathon & 10k event. Some had come to cheer on family and friends, whilst others […]

Volunteers needed to make 2nd ‘I Love Market Harborough’ Festival a success

2014 saw the launch of the ‘I Love Market Harborough’ Festival which attracted over 600 visitors to The Square. This year, its organisers Sustainable Harborough are calling for volunteers with an interest in the town to make this year’s event an even bigger success. The event is to take place between 9am and 4pm on […]

‘English’ vodka launched by Northants distiller

A Desborough drinks firm is hoping to challenge the “status quo” in the spirits industry by launching an English-made vodka. Ben Jelley, owner of Jelley Distilleries, believes the company’s debut product – an elderflower-flavoured vodka – will challenge perceptions and celebrate British-made produce. The 27-year-old said: “There’s a bit of family history when it comes […]

One of LinkedIn’s ‘most engaged women in marketing’ to help businesses make the most of social media

A local digital marketing expert, this year celebrated by LinkedIn as one of the best connected women in marketing using the platform, has announced that she will be running the next in a series of Market Harborough based seminars in June – this time asking businesses ‘Are you wasting your time on social media?’. Jessica […]

Harborough residents encouraged to have their say for State of the Town report

People living in and around Market Harborough are being given the opportunity to make their voices heard by taking part in a survey about the town. The results of the survey will form part of a new report. Commissioned by Sustainable Harborough with support from Harborough District Council, the State of the Town report will […]