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Cobblers chief gives Sixfields tour to paralysed fan whose specialist laptop was stolen

Cobblers chief gives Sixfields tour to paralysed fan whose specialist laptop was stolen

Northampton Town chairman Kelvin Thomas has stepped in to help a disabled supporter meet his Cobblers heroes - after he learned the lifelong fan had specialist laptop equipment stolen in a raid. Derry Felton, from Ashbrow Road, Briar Hill, who has been p

yesterday, 13:24 in Regional East
 
‘Bungalows’ plan goes against Northampton area’s need for family homes

‘Bungalows’ plan goes against Northampton area’s need for family homes

A proposal to demolish a Northampton street and replace it with ‘bungalows’ topped with maisonettes has been criticised by a former council leader. Buildings in Little Cross Street, in Spring Boroughs, will be knocked down but the various schemes for rep

yesterday, 08:02 in Regional East
 
‘I’ve got a moth in my ear’: East Midlands Ambulance Service reveals time-wasting 999 calls

‘I’ve got a moth in my ear’: East Midlands Ambulance Service reveals time-wasting 999 calls

The East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has revealed details of time-wasting 999 calls it received in 2015. Emergency phone calls made to the ambulance service included one person who said they had popcorn being stuck in-between their teeth and anothe

yesterday, 06:44 in Regional East
 
Union could launch legal bid to block Northamptonshire County Council’s outsourcing plans

Union could launch legal bid to block Northamptonshire County Council’s outsourcing plans

A workers’ union says it is prepared to do legal battle with Northamptonshire County Council over its plans to outsource its services to mutual companies. In a recent poll 93 percent of Unison members at the county council who replied said they were agai

yesterday, 06:44 in Regional East
 
BBC Radio Northampton bucking trend of declining local listening figures

BBC Radio Northampton bucking trend of declining local listening figures

BBC Radio Northampton has bucked the trend of declining listening figures for local radio, latest audience figures have shown. Nationally, the number of people tuning into their local BBC radio station has dropped by 174,000 in the past three months. How

yesterday, 06:44 in Regional East
 
Dangerous driver who sped through residential streets at 110mph jailed for eight months

Dangerous driver who sped through residential streets at 110mph jailed for eight months

A dangerous driver who sped through residential roads in Northamptonshire at speeds up to 110mph has been jailed for eight months. Tyler Testro, aged 24, attempted to evade police after he sped away in a black Mercedes in Daventry shortly before 3.30am o

yesterday, 06:44 in Regional East
 
DEBATE: For and against proposed canal and boat lift in Northamptonshire

DEBATE: For and against proposed canal and boat lift in Northamptonshire

With Daventry District Council spending £110,000 this year on a planning application for the controversial boat lift, we ask those for and against the lift and the canal arm to lay out their views on the topic. FOR: Cllr Chris Millar, Conservative leader

yesterday, 03:13 in Regional East
 
New range of powers will help ‘drive rogue landlords out of Northampton’, says council leader

New range of powers will help ‘drive rogue landlords out of Northampton’, says council leader

The private rented sector in Northampton has doubled in size over the past decade and now stands at almost 16,000 (18 per cent) of homes in the borough. The proposed new policies would: - Improve standards in private sector housing - Ensure more empty pr

Friday, 17:58 in Regional East
 
Two rogue builders who stole money from elderly and disabled homeowners in Northamptonshire jailed

Two rogue builders who stole money from elderly and disabled homeowners in Northamptonshire jailed

Two rogue builders who stole more than £12,000 from elderly and disabled homeowners in Northamptonshire after they overcharged for unnecessary, poor quality repair work have been jailed. Sean Lowther and James Delaney Junior called at a number of homes i

Friday, 17:03 in Regional East
 
Police issue CCTV image of man over attempted theft of briefcase in Northampton town centre

Police issue CCTV image of man over attempted theft of briefcase in Northampton town centre

Police would like to speak to a man in connection with an attempted robbery in St Edmund’s Road in Northampton town centre. The crime happened on Monday, February 1 between 11am and 11.30am when a man tried to grab the victim’s briefcase. A struggle ensu

Friday, 15:20 in Regional East
 
NHS campaigners put up ‘not for sale’ boards in Northamptonshire

NHS campaigners put up ‘not for sale’ boards in Northamptonshire

NHS campaigners erected dozens of ‘not for sale’ boards across Kettering yesterday. The group, called No Health In TTIP East Midlands Alliance, raised the boards to to demand action from Kettering MP Philip Hollobone over a trade deal which they say thre

Friday, 14:37 in Regional East
 
Milestone for the people behind Northamptonshire town’s Now & Then Facebook page

Milestone for the people behind Northamptonshire town’s Now & Then Facebook page

The people who set up a Facebook page to look back and celebrate a town’s history and heritage are proud to have reached the milestone of 10,000 likes. Wellingborough Now & Then is an archive of photos and stories where people can reminisce, share...

Friday, 14:29 in Regional East
 
NHS campaigners put up ‘not for sale’ boards in Northamptonshrie

NHS campaigners put up ‘not for sale’ boards in Northamptonshrie

NHS campaigners erected dozens of ‘not for sale’ boards across Kettering yesterday. The group, called No Health In TTIP East Midlands Alliance, raised the boards to to demand action from Kettering MP Philip Hollobone over a trade deal which they say thre

Friday, 14:29 in Regional East
 
Standing ovation as clubber who helped people out of Northampton nightclub crush collects bravery award

Standing ovation as clubber who helped people out of Northampton nightclub crush collects bravery award

A man who pulled clubbers stuck in a nightclub stairway crush to safety was among those given bravery awards for their actions in the Lava & Ignite tragedy of 2011. Chief officers from Northamptonshire’s three emergency services held a joint...

Friday, 13:09 in Regional East
 
Train line south of Northampton reopens six days after landslip

Train line south of Northampton reopens six days after landslip

The West Coast main line fully reopened at Leighton Buzzard at 4am today (Friday) after engineers successfully repaired a bank slip in six days. Network Rail’s orange army has worked round-the-clock since last weekend, carrying out extensive repairs to t

Friday, 12:47 in Regional East
 
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