Startling news in the Harborough Mail:
For Christmas shoppers in Market Harborough this year, here’s a surprising fact.
As you walk across The Square in town in December, six metres below your feet will be a drilling machine – and the man operating it.
He will be digging a tunnel for a pipe 1.2m in diameter as the first part of Anglian Water’s £1.5m flood alleviation scheme for the Coventry Road area of town.
Anglian Water contract manager Rod Young said: “You won’t be able to see anything, and you probably won’t hear or feel anything either.
“But there’ll be a drill bit tunnelling underneath The Square, with the driver sat towards the front of it.”