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A nurse at a Northampton hospital has been struck off after taking petty cash meant for patients. Peter Clarkson a band 5 staff nurse at St Andrew’s Hospital, was found by a Nursing and Midwifery Council panel to have taken £30 from the Allitsen Ward, pa
Flooding fears were rife as controversial plans for a solar farm at a Northamptonshire beauty spot went on display to the public for the first time. The land at Kingsthorpe Meadows was the subject of an auction battle in 2008 between Councillor Ifty Chou
A festival based in Northamptonshire is calling for a variety of musicians and volunteers to complete its 2014 line-up of acts. The Umbrella Fair community organisation will be holding its sixth free annual festival at The Racecourse in Northampton from
A husband and wife from Northampton will mark their new parenthood by running a half-marathon together to support charities fighting child abuse. Carl and Abby Osborne, from Duston, will be completing NSPCC’s MK Half Marathon in aid of ChildLine’s School
Work to remove the two vehicle bridges across Greyfriars in Northampton was completed on Sunday. The bridges were taken down as part of the demolition of the bus station. They were the first external part of the building to be demolished, although work h
Three men have admitted using ink-stained bank notes, stolen in an armed robbery in Northampton, in a series of gambling machines across the county. Mark Grimbley, Chase Talbot and Austin Paley, all pleaded guilty to conspiring to convert criminal proper
Robbery gang given 14-year jail sentence after spraying customers and staff at a Northampton pub with CS gas
Three men have been jailed for a combined total of 14 years after they sprayed customers and staff at a Northampton pub with CS gas during a
terrifying robbery. Steven Ennever, aged 42, Carl Burrell, aged 44, and Samuel Bowditch, aged 25,...
A "serious accident" closed two lanes of the A45 in Northampton while emergency services dealt with the incident. The accident happened after 10pm on the A45 westbound heading towards junction 15 of the M1 and the A508. The Highways Agency...
A couple have issued a warning to other bird owners in Northampton after thieves stole a whole aviary full of
canaries, sparrows and finches in an overnight raid. Marion Minney, who lives in Irondale Close, Briar Hill, with her...
A health watchdog has called for an independent inquiry into four deaths on the same ward, after claiming a lack of transparency from the Northampton hospital involved. The Chronicle & Echo reported last year that the deaths had taken place within...
A plasterer from Northampton has been jailed for three years after he admitted threatening to kill his friend during a three-week long blackmail campaign. Jamie Doris, aged 25, of Mortons Bush, Wootton, was still on licence as part of a four-year sentenc
Children's play equipment was left damaged by arsonists in Briar Hill, Northampton, this morning. Fire crews were called out to Thorn Hill at 7.43am after a shopping trolley was loaded with rubbish and set alight underneath the rubber tyre swing of the p
Northamptonshire South MP Andrea Leadsom has rebuked claims in national newspapers that she used trusts to reduce her tax bill as "totally untrue'. The newly installed treasury minister made the response to the Chronicle & Echo today after a...
A bedroom fire at a flat in the centre in Northampton has closed two streets as emergency services deal with the incident. The fire happened at about 1pm in a flat at the junction of Clare Street with Kettering Road. Police were originally tweeting that
Tremors were felt in Northamptonshire for the second time in 24 hours this morning after reports of another earthquake in Rutland. The British Geological Survey says the quake struck at 6.50am this morning and could have been felt in parts of Corby and W
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