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fire crews tackle daventry lorry blaze

Fire crews tackle Daventry lorry blaze

Fire crews are tonight (Tuesday) dealing with two lorries on fire on Daventry's Heartlands industrial estate. Crews were called shortly before 7.30pm to reports of a lorry on fire in Nasmyth Road that had spread to a second heavy goods vehicle. Crews rem

yesterday, 20:45 in Regional East
 

team of University of Northampton employees raise £3,000 from charity abseil down lift tower

The Vice-Chancellor of The University of Northampton, Professor Nick Petford, was among a team of daredevils who have raised £3,000 for charity after they abseiled down the National Lift Tower. The money was raised for Canine Partners in honour of Darren

yesterday, 17:32 in Regional East
 
closure of a northamptonshire children’s centre recommended as alternative locations are looked at

Closure of a Northamptonshire children’s centre recommended as alternative locations are looked at

Proposals to close a Daventry children's centre will be considered at a Northamptonshire County Council cabinet meeting next week. 
A report to be discussed by the cabinet is recommending the closure of Daventry East Children's Centre in...

yesterday, 16:23 in Regional East
 
update: missing 70-year-old woman from northampton found safe and well

UPDATE: Missing 70-year-old woman from Northampton found safe and well

A 70-year-old woman who was missing from Northampton has been found this afternoon safe and well. Susan Brown, who went missing from the Market Square yesterday afternoon, was found in Northampton at lunchtime today after police were called by concerned

yesterday, 15:22 in Regional East
 
northamptonshire the focus for house search on channel 4’s location location location

Northamptonshire the focus for house search on Channel 4’s Location Location Location

TV presenter and property expert Kirstie Allsopp visited Northamptonshire to film an episode of Location Location Location. Kirstie and a Channel 4 production crew came to Northamptonshire in May this year to film the episode which aired on Thursday feat

yesterday, 15:22 in Regional East
 

VIDEO: Art project launched to tackle graffiti at a Northamptonshire park

A new art project which is the first of its kind in Northamptonshire has been unveiled in Daventry. A piece of street art has been painted onto a wall in Daventry’s New Street Recreation Ground following the launch of a project to tackle graffiti. Design

yesterday, 14:11 in Regional East
 
northamptonshire mp philip hollobone rules out defection to ukip

Northamptonshire MP Philip Hollobone rules out defection to UKIP

Kettering's Conservative MP Philip Hollobone has insisted he will not be leaving the party for UKIP. There has been speculation linking Mr Hollobone with a defection to Nigel Farage’s party following a similar move by Clacton MP Douglas Carswell last wee

yesterday, 12:33 in Regional East
 
art project launched to tackle graffiti at a northamptonshire park

Art project launched to tackle graffiti at a Northamptonshire park

A new art project which is the first of its kind in Northamptonshire has been unveiled in Daventry. A piece of street art has been painted onto a wall in Daventry’s New Street Recreation Ground following the launch of a project to tackle graffiti. Design

yesterday, 12:08 in Regional East
 

Hundreds watch shows and displays at World War Open Day in Northampton

Nearly 300 people visited Northampton's cultural quarter to take part in a wide range of activities and display to commemorate the cenenary of the First World War. The special event was organised by Northampton Borough Council and Royal & Derngate...

yesterday, 11:54 in Regional East
 

VIDEO: ‘Jarrow marchers’ come to Northampton as part of 300-mile NHS protest

A protest march against the "privatisation and destruction" of the NHS was greeted by a 100-strong crowd in Northampton town centre yesterday evening. The People’s March for the NHS, replicating the route of the 1936 Jarrow March, stopped at...

yesterday, 11:10 in Regional East
 
fears for welfare of missing 70-year-old woman from northampton

Fears for welfare of missing 70-year-old woman from Northampton

Fears have been expressed for the welfare of a 70-year-old Northampton woman who went missing from the Market Square on Monday. Susan Brown was last seen at about 5.30pm and, despite an intensive police search, she has still not been found. A police spok

yesterday, 10:55 in Regional East
 
launch of free school meals for 21,000 pupils in northamptonshire

Launch of free school meals for 21,000 pupils in Northamptonshire

Thousands of children across Northamptonshire will be entitled to a free school meal for the first time from this week. It is estimated that 21,422 children in reception, year one and year two will get a free school meal in Northamptonshire under the new

yesterday, 08:33 in Regional East
 
bid for 25 homes at st james to be decided by northampton’s planning committee

Bid for 25 homes at St James to be decided by Northampton’s planning committee

Plans to build nine houses and 16 flats off Spencer Street in Northampton is set to be decided by the borough council's planning committee tonight. The proposals by Kaby Developments Limited are expected to be passed by the board and have been approved i

yesterday, 07:48 in Regional East
 
men jailed for 18 years after raping northamptonshire teenage escort

Men jailed for 18 years after raping Northamptonshire teenage escort

Two men have been sentenced to 18 years in jail between them for raping an 18-year-old from Northamptonshire who was stranded in an unfamiliar town. A court heard that Sandeep Kumar and Jaskaran Ghuman, both of Clarendon Avenue, Leamington, lured the tee

yesterday, 07:44 in Regional East
 
helicopters, dogs and daleks all at police and fire open day in northampton

Helicopters, dogs and Daleks all at police and fire open day in Northampton

Helicopters, riot displays, crime scenes, vintage fire engines, police dogs and Daleks will be among the attractions on show at the joint police and fire service open day on Saturday. More than 60 stands and attractions have been lined up for the free ev

yesterday, 07:38 in Regional East
 
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