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January 16, 1917 – Soldiers say heart-warming thanks to Santa

Santa’s little helpers in Harborough have been sent a flood of thank you letters from town soldiers stationed all over the world.

The January 16, 1917, edition of the… 570 more words

Local papers are vital to our democracy. Now section 40 threatens their future | Sam Meadows | Opinion | The Guardian

Hillsborough, the Southern rail crisis and corrupt councils – all were investigated by local reporters. But legislation drafted after Leveson could silence us

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December 26, 1916 – The cartoon character horrors of war summed up in one man’s story

Corporal J Satchell is an ordinary man but his army life reads more like a Tom and Jerry cartoon where the characters get battered and bumped off in a variety of ingenious ways – only to bounce back with a cheery grin. 472 more words

December 19, 1916 – Early general election ‘a possibility’. Does this sound familiar?

People power is behind the great political upheaval of this year and ‘the possibility of an early general election should be kept in mind’.

Oh, how history repeats itself! 540 more words

2016 Holiday Gift Guides - Publishers Monetize Audiences with Affiliate Links

Tis the season to scour the internet’s Holiday Gift Guides for the best presents for all the friends and family on your shopping list this year. 518 more words

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December 5, 1916 – Christmas shopping in Market Harborough going with a bang

Christmas in Market Harborough’s town centre is in full swing despite the continued fighting on so many fronts.

The December 5, 1916, edition of the… 563 more words

November 28, 1916 – Bolshie ironstone worker fined for ‘treasonable’ admiration of the German war machine

A pub argument landed a Desborough man in court for ‘treasonable talk’ because he called the Kaiser ‘a good man at warfare and strategy’.

The case against Ernest Giles of Federation Avenue is reported in the November 28, 1916, edition of the… 715 more words