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‘Flooding issues’ lead to Northampton fountain being switched off for the weekend

The fountain in Northampton's Market Square will be switched off this weekend after a blockage caused it to overflow yesterday (Thursday). The Chronicle & Echo has been sent a video showing the £50,000 fountain overflowing onto the pavement and...

today, 17:30 in Regional East
 
northamptonshire police vehicles to wear ‘moustaches’ to support movember

Northamptonshire Police vehicles to wear ‘moustaches’ to support Movember

Northamptonshire Police is supporting this year's Movember by putting moustaches on a number of the force's vehicles. As well as the cars in Northamptonshire, police vehicles in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire will also wear

today, 17:07 in Regional East
 

Enterprise partnership provides funding for £4.4 million electricity sub-station in Silverstone

The South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) has provided £4.4 million funding for a new electrical sub-station to power a new centre of high-performance technology in Silverstone. SEMLEP’s Growing Places Funding will enable commercial p

today, 17:07 in Regional East
 
witch-themed pub in northamptonshire opens with a party on the scariest night of the year

Witch-themed pub in Northamptonshire opens with a party on the scariest night of the year

A revamped Northamptonshire pub, which pays homage to the county's ghoulish history of witchcraft, will officially launch tonight with an evening of Halloween family fun and food. The Witch & Sow, formerly The Ward Arms in Guilsborough High...

today, 16:05 in Regional East
 
pedestrian hit by a car in northampton town centre

Pedestrian hit by a car in Northampton town centre

Emergency services were called to Northampton town centre this afternoon after a pedestrian was hit by a car. The collision happened at around 1.30pm in Lady’s Lane just before Sheep Street. It is believed that the pedestrian was not seriously injured fo

today, 15:18 in Regional East
 
man found not guilty of manslaughter of northampton tattoo artist

Man found not guilty of manslaughter of Northampton tattoo artist

A man has been found not guilty of the manslaughter of a Northampton tattoo artist who died after an argument outside the KFC outlet in the Xscape complex in Milton Keynes. Following a trial at Luton Crown Court, Samir Bostan, aged 27, has been acquitted

today, 14:18 in Regional East
 
curry with a kick as northampton takeaway sponsors football team

Curry with a kick as Northampton takeaway sponsors football team

Young footballers in Wootton will be cooking up a storm this season when they step out in their hot new kit, sponsored by a local Indian takeaway. Award-winning Araminta’s in Wootton Hope Drive has agreed to sponsor Wootton’s U14 side ahead of the new se

today, 14:13 in Regional East
 
firefighters in northamptonshire to go out on strike for four days from tonight

Firefighters in Northamptonshire to go out on strike for four days from tonight

Northamptonshire firefighters will begin a four-day strike from 6pm this evening (Friday). Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) across England will strike from 6pm today until 6pm on Tuesday - across one of the busiest weekends for bonfire and firewo

today, 13:06 in Regional East
 
have you got a home for dolly?

Have you got a home for Dolly?

Dolly is one of many dogs at the Algernon Trust Animal Sanctuary searching for a home as National Dog Adoption Month draws to a close. If you can help, call Jane on 01327 858238

today, 10:58 in Regional East
 
cash stolen from a house in northamptonshire

Cash stolen from a house in Northamptonshire

Burglars broke into a house in Northamptonshire and stole cash. A burglary took place in Bridge Meadow, Denton, yesterday (Thursday). Sometime between 4pm and 8pm an thieves forced their way into the house, searched it and stole cash. Police would like t

today, 10:49 in Regional East
 
northampton primary pupil grows 18kg winning pumpkin

Northampton primary pupil grows 18kg winning pumpkin

Pupils at Delapre Primary School in Northampton held their annual Harvest Festival Assembly and Pumpkin Grower's Competition this week. Children and parents collection donations, which will be given the Hope Centre, in Northampton town centre, and the Ki

today, 10:49 in Regional East
 
robbers threatened staff at bookmakers with hammer and a knife during armed raid in northampton

Robbers threatened staff at bookmakers with hammer and a knife during armed raid in Northampton

Two men armed with a hammer and a knife threatened an employee at a Northampton bookmarkers during a robbery. The armed robbery at Betfred in Harlestone Road happened on Tuesday night when two men entered the shop between 9.30pm and 9.45pm and threatened

today, 10:36 in Regional East
 
is snow on the way in northamptonshire next week?

Is snow on the way in Northamptonshire next week?

Snow is not on the way - despite national newspaper claims. The Daily Express reports today that a lengthy spell of extreme and potentially devastating winter weather is just around the corner, with blizzards, record-low temperatures and polar gales. How

today, 10:15 in Regional East
 
northamptonshire mps vote to give people power to sack politicians

Northamptonshire MPs vote to give people power to sack politicians

British MPs have voted against a motion to give the public power to sack misbehaving politicians, despite its support from Northamptonshire MPs. Only two out of six county MPs took part in the vote - Michael Ellis (Con, Northampton North) and Chris Heato

today, 08:17 in Regional East
 
leon barwell foundation officially launched during event at franklin’s gardens

Leon Barwell Foundation officially launched during event at Franklin’s Gardens

The Leon Barwell Foundation has been officially launched during an event at Franklin's Gardens in Northampton. Members of the former Saints chairman’s family, including his wife, Paula, and his four children, spoke about the aims of the new foundation du

today, 07:45 in Regional East
 
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