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new apparatus unveiled in northampton park in time for half-term

New apparatus unveiled in Northampton park in time for half-term

A makeover to a Northampton park's play area was unveiled today, just in time for children to enjoy this half term. Quarry Park, off Burford Avenue in Boothville, is now home to nine brand new pieces of playing equipment, including two ‘springies’, a fiv

today, 18:16 in Regional East
 
large tree falls on a building in northampton causing travel delays in billing road

Large tree falls on a building in Northampton causing travel delays in Billing Road

A section of Billing Road in Northampton has been closed after a 50ft tree fell on a building. Police were called to Billing Road just before 3pm today after a 50ft tree fell on the Howes Percival Solicitors building. Wilby Tree Surgeons are currently on

today, 17:43 in Regional East
 
billing road closed in northampton after a 50ft tree falls down in hurricane gonzalo high winds

Billing Road closed in Northampton after a 50ft tree falls down in Hurricane Gonzalo high winds

Part of Billing Road in Northampton has been closed after a 50ft tree fell into the road. Police were called to Billing Road just before 3pm today following reports of a large tree which had fallen over in the high winds. Northamptonshire Police has sinc

today, 16:44 in Regional East
 

Councillors unanimously approve £22 million plans to build two new schools on former Royal Mail site

Plans to build two new schools on the site of a former Royal Mail sorting office have been unanimously approved by a planning committee. Members of Northamptonshire County Council’s Development Control Committee today gave the go-ahead to a £22 million p

today, 15:43 in Regional East
 
his excellency the danish ambassador declares carlsberg brewery in northampton ‘extremely impressive’

His Excellency the Danish ambassador declares Carlsberg brewery in Northampton ‘extremely impressive’

The Danish ambassador to the UK said he was "extremely impressed" with the Carlsberg brewery in Northampton during a recent tour of the facility. Claus Grube met with Carlsberg UK chief executive James Lousada during a visit to the Bridge...

today, 14:59 in Regional East
 
large tv and jewellery stolen from northampton home after burglars kick in door

Large TV and jewellery stolen from Northampton home after burglars kick in door

A large TV was stolen from a house in Northampton after burglars kicked in the front door. The house in East Park Parade, close to the Racecourse, was broken into sometime between 7pm on Thursday, October 16 and 2.20pm on Saturday, October 18. After kick

today, 14:38 in Regional East
 
channel 4 science editor tom clarke receives francis crick award at university of northampton

Channel 4 science editor Tom Clarke receives Francis Crick award at University of Northampton

The science editor of Channel 4 News has received the inaugural Francis Crick Science Journalism Award during a ceremony at the University of Northampton. Launched with the support and blessing of the family of Francis Crick, the Francis Crick Science Jo

today, 14:38 in Regional East
 
northampton mp calls for uk war widows to be given “fairer” deal

Northampton MP calls for UK war widows to be given “fairer” deal

Conservative MP for Northampton North Michael Ellis is calling for an "anomaly" that prevents 4,200 war widows from getting a pension to be changed. Mr Ellis said there is an “unfair” situation whereby war widows can keep their pensions if...

today, 12:51 in Regional East
 
northampton general hospital has ‘robust’ systems to combat ebola virus - bosses say

Northampton General Hospital has ‘robust’ systems to combat Ebola virus - bosses say

Measures are in place to deal with Ebola patients at Northampton General Hospital - health bosses say - in the event a patient is admitted to the Cliftonville site. The killer virus sweeping through West Africa has already claimed more than 5,000 lives-

today, 11:31 in Regional East
 
rspca warning as northamptonshire is ranked 10th in country for number of abandoned pets

RSPCA warning as Northamptonshire is ranked 10th in country for number of abandoned pets

Northamptonshire is 10th in the countrywide list for the number of abandoned animals, according to new statistics released by the RSPCA. The figures show that 848 pets were abandoned between January 1 and October 1, with the charity warning that as the w

today, 10:46 in Regional East
 
multiple occupancy rules to be extended in northampton to two-storey houses

Multiple occupancy rules to be extended in Northampton to two-storey houses

New licensing rules for landlords of two-storey houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) will come into force in Northampton next month. Currently only HMOs of three or more storeys that are occupied at five or more people, forming at least two households ar

today, 10:16 in Regional East
 

VIDEO: Work begins on building multi-million pound mental health facility in Northampton

Work to build the largest mental health facility in Europe for young people in Northampton has begun. St Andrew’s, the UK’s leading charity providing specialist NHS care, yesterday began building its new residential building for young people with mental

today, 08:04 in Regional East
 
fireworks event in northamptonshire village switches venue after more than 20 years

Fireworks event in Northamptonshire village switches venue after more than 20 years

A Guy Fawkes night event in Northamptonshire has been moved to a new location because of its popularity. The Ashton fireworks night has been running from the recreation ground near the Old Crown pub for more than 20 years. But organisers, who use the spe

today, 08:04 in Regional East
 
family of woman who died waiting for a doctor at ngh say “a car crash death would have been less cruel”

Family of woman who died waiting for a doctor at NGH say “a car crash death would have been less cruel”

The family of a pensioner who died after four-hour wait for a doctor at Northampton General Hospital's A&E have labelled the care she received "barbaric'. Grandmother-of-three Florence Banerjee, of Station Road, Great Billing suffered, a tear...

today, 08:04 in Regional East
 
seventeen-year-old boy from northampton released on bail after being charged with attempted rape

Seventeen-year-old boy from Northampton released on bail after being charged with attempted rape

A 17-year-old boy charged with an attempted rape in a Northampton park has been released on bail after appearing in court. The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Northampton Magistrates’ Court on Monday after he was arrested in

today, 08:04 in Regional East
 
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