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thousands of people to descend on northampton town centre today for start of annual st crispin street fair

Thousands of people to descend on Northampton town centre today for start of annual St Crispin Street Fair

Around 80,000 visitors are expected at the annual St Crispin Street Fair in Northampton over the next four days. The popular event, which will be held in the town centre and Commercial Street Car Park, is set to be twice as big as the previous year with

37 min. ago in Regional East
 
silky-voiced singer from northampton has a shot at national talent competition final

Silky-voiced singer from Northampton has a shot at national talent competition final

A former factory worker turned singer-songwriter from Northampton is one step away from performing at the grand final of a national talent competition after wowing judges in the regional heats. Blackthorn father-of-one Daniel Knight impressed a 400-stron

37 min. ago in Regional East
 

Northampton man fined £100 after driving police car ‘film prop” with flashing lights and siren

A man from Northampton has been fined £100 after he admitted driving a police car "film prop" fitted with flashing blue lights and a siren. The Volvo car belonging to Michael Allen, aged 36, of Axe Head Road, Briar Hill, Northampton, was...

37 min. ago in Regional East
 
northampton man charged with rape, sexual assault and internet grooming

Northampton man charged with rape, sexual assault and internet grooming

The case of a Northampton man charged with 17 counts of sexual assault, including two counts of rape, has been sent to Crown Court. Nathan Greaves, from Avon Drive in Kingsheath, appeared in Northampton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday after it was alleged

37 min. ago in Regional East
 
northamptonshire rescue centre backs national dog adoption drive

Northamptonshire rescue centre backs national dog adoption drive

An animal sanctuary in Northamptonshire is encouraging people to adopt a dog as part of the National Dog Adoption Month campaign. The Algernon Trust Animal Sanctuary, based near Towcester, is busier than ever and is calling for people to visit and consid

today, 07:34 in Regional East
 
police to join volunteers to help catch speeding drivers in northamptonshire

Police to join volunteers to help catch speeding drivers in Northamptonshire

Volunteers who target speeding motorists in rural parts of Daventry are to be joined by police officers who have the power to prosecute bad drivers. Community Speedwatch members are volunteers who are trained in the use of speed guns. They operate in the

today, 06:25 in Regional East
 
motorcyclist taken to hospital after crash on wellingborough road, northampton

Motorcyclist taken to hospital after crash on Wellingborough Road, Northampton

Emergency services were called to Wellingborough Road in Northampton this evening after a crash involving a car and a motorcyclist. The crash forced the closure of the road at around 5.30pm this evening where a car and a motorbike were involved in a coll

yesterday, 20:01 in Regional East
 
next store in northampton’s grosvenor centre to open at 10am next thursday

Next store in Northampton’s Grosvenor Centre to open at 10am next Thursday

The new Next store in the Grosvenor Centre in Northampton is set to open at 10am next Thursday, it has been revealed. The retailer will move from its current location in Market Walk to 16,000 square feet of ground floor space previously occupied by House

yesterday, 16:55 in Regional East
 
man, 20, left with nerve damage to his eye after vicious gang attack in northampton

Man, 20, left with nerve damage to his eye after vicious gang attack in Northampton

A 20-year-old man has been left with nerve damage to one of his eyes after being beaten up and robbed by a gang in Northampton. The man was walking home at about 7.40pm on Monday, October 20, when he was approached from behind by a gang of three men in t

yesterday, 15:48 in Regional East
 
woman slashed in the face by a man with a knife as she walked along a road in northampton

Woman slashed in the face by a man with a knife as she walked along a road in Northampton

A woman will be left scarred after being slashed in the face by a man with a knife in Kingsthorpe A 43-year-old woman was seriously assaulted yesterday (Thursday) as she walked along Boughton Green Road. She was going in the direction of Helmdon Road whe

yesterday, 15:48 in Regional East
 
mountain bike stolen from garden of a house in northampton

Mountain bike stolen from garden of a house in Northampton

Thieves stole a mountain bike from the back garden of a house in Northampton. The white GT Chucker bike was in the garden of a house in Nursery Lane, Kingsthorpe when it was taken sometime between 11pm on Monday, October 20 and 5am the following morning.

yesterday, 15:19 in Regional East
 
kingsthorpe kickboxing student named young sportsman of the year

Kingsthorpe kickboxing student named Young Sportsman of the Year

A Kingsthorpe teenager has been awarded the Young Sportsman of the Year Award for his success in kickboxing. Joe Watkins, 16, who is a EKCA Kingsthorpe student, beat off tough competition to take the title at the recent Daventry District Sports Awards. I

yesterday, 14:37 in Regional East
 

Is this the most expensive crash ever? Ferrari worth £850,000 collides with lamppost in Northamptonshire

The driver of a Ferrari F50 worth more than £850,000 was left ruing one of the most expensive single-car crashes in British history after he collided with a lamppost in Northamptonshire. Shocked passers-by took pictures of the mystery driver in the after

yesterday, 14:02 in Regional East
 

Is this the most expensive crash ever? Ferarri worth £850,000 collides with lamppost in Northamptonshire

The driver of a Ferarri F50 worth more than £850,000 was left ruing one of the most expensive single-car crashes in British history after he collided with a lamppost in Northamptonshire. Shocked passers-by took pictures of the mystery driver in the after

yesterday, 13:43 in Regional East
 
15 suspected illegal immigrants jumped out the back of a lorry as it pulled into a northamptonshire depot

15 suspected illegal immigrants jumped out the back of a lorry as it pulled into a Northamptonshire depot

A lorry which pulled into a depot in Northamptonshire was found to have 15 suspected illegal immigrants in the back. Police were called to the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) yesterdy (Thursday) to reports of suspected illegal immigr

yesterday, 12:42 in Regional East
 
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