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man knocked unconscious after being approached by a gang who attacked him in a northampton street

Man knocked unconscious after being approached by a gang who attacked him in a Northampton street

A man who was walking through a car park in Blackthorn was attacked and left with a broken tooth, cuts and bruises. The victim was walkikng through Blackthorn in Northampton when he was punched in the face by a man in an unprovoked attack on Friday, Febr

Wednesday, 18:12 in Regional East
 
northamptonshire firefighters strike against requirements to have the fitness of a 20-year-old at 60

Northamptonshire firefighters strike against requirements to have the fitness of a 20-year-old at 60

Firefighters in Northamptonshire began a 24-hour strike this morning in response to an ongoing national dispute about new pension reforms, which will see 60-year-old firefighters required to meet fitness standards of colleagues 40 years younger. Around 1

Wednesday, 17:13 in Regional East
 
spate of thefts from sheds, garages and cars in northamptonshire

Spate of thefts from sheds, garages and cars in Northamptonshire

Sheds, garages and cars have all been targeted during a spate of thefts acrosss two days in Northamptonshire. Police in Towcester are now appealing for witnesses to come forward following the thefts across the town overnight on Sunday and into Monday. Sh

Wednesday, 16:11 in Regional East
 
community safety events to be held across northamptonshire as part of ‘robust’ policing operation

Community safety events to be held across Northamptonshire as part of ‘robust’ policing operation

Violence-prevention advice will be given at a s eries of community events organised by Northaptonshire Police. As part of Opetation Limit, intensive policing acitivity has taken place across Northamptonshire throughout February aimed at cracking down on

Wednesday, 16:04 in Regional East
 
shoppers in northampton urged not to give money to beggars in the town centre

Shoppers in Northampton urged not to give money to beggars in the town centre

Shoppers in Northampton town centre are being asked not to "Kill with Kindness' by giving money to beggars. The ‘Killing with Kindness’ campaign is supported by Northamptonshire Police, Charities from Oasis House, housing support and community...

Wednesday, 15:41 in Regional East
 
northampton motor neurone charity says eddie redmayne’s ‘brilliant’ portrayal of the disease was worthy of the oscar

Northampton Motor Neurone charity says Eddie Redmayne’s ‘brilliant’ portrayal of the disease was worthy of...

Bosses of the Northampton-based Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) have praised the Academy Awards for recognising Eddie Redmayne's "brilliant' portrayal of charity patron Stephen Hawkings with a best actor Oscar. The British actor scooped...

Wednesday, 14:38 in Regional East
 
northamptonshire car trader who clocked 13 cars and then sold them online given suspended prison sentence

Northamptonshire car trader who clocked 13 cars and then sold them online given suspended prison sentence

A Northamptonshire car trader has been given a suspended prison sentence after admitting removing more than 750,000 from the odometers of 13 vehicles he then sold online. Gershorn Hatinawedu, who ran a car workshop in Geddington Road, Corby, was charged

Wednesday, 14:38 in Regional East
 
boss of charity shop in northampton raided by burglars is urging witnesses to come forward

Boss of charity shop in Northampton raided by burglars is urging witnesses to come forward

The manager of a Northampton charity shop is urging witnesses to come forward after burglars stole £350 from the store safe. The Mind shop on Alexandra Place in Kingsthorpe was raided between 5.30pm on Saturday (February 21) and 9am the following Monday.

Wednesday, 14:25 in Regional East
 
major roadworks on two northampton roundabouts ‘due to finish by easter’

Major roadworks on two Northampton roundabouts ‘due to finish by Easter’

Roadworks on two of Northampton's busiest roundabouts are on track to be completed by April, Northamptonshire County Council has said. Work is currently being carried out on the Gas Street roundabout in the town centre and the Round Spinney roundabout to

Wednesday, 12:31 in Regional East
 
fire and ambulance services called to a van fire on m1 near northamptonshire

Fire and ambulance services called to a van fire on M1 near Northamptonshire

Emergency services have been called out to a van which caught fire on the M1 near Northamptonshire. Fire and ambulance services responded to a call at 8.30am this morning with reports of a van on fire just before junction 15 for Northampton on the northb

Wednesday, 10:38 in Regional East
 
dragon dance marks official opening of new japanese restaurant in northampton

Dragon dance marks official opening of new Japanese restaurant in Northampton

A "dragon dance' marked the official opening of a new Japanese restaurant in Northampton. Ginza, situated in Wellingborough Road, opened earlier this month and includes two levels of seating for 120 people as well as a third floor with three...

Wednesday, 10:13 in Regional East
 
mum used spyware to catch northampton man who was grooming her daughter on facebook

Mum used spyware to catch Northampton man who was grooming her daughter on Facebook

A Northampton man who persuaded a schoolgirl to send him naked photographs of herself after talking on Facebook has been given a suspended jail sentence. Sean Fallon, aged 21, was caught after the 13-year-old’s mother became suspicious and installed spy

Wednesday, 09:31 in Regional East
 
water bills discount scheme to be rolled out by northampton advice charity

Water bills discount scheme to be rolled out by Northampton advice charity

Peoplein Northamptonshire struggling to pay water bills may be eligible for a huge discount by April through a new Anglian Water price plan. The social tariff will be administered by Central and East Northamptonshire CAB, an advice cahrity based in Merce

Wednesday, 07:53 in Regional East
 
ambulance service for northamptonshire lost 80,000 hours of service due to staff sickness

Ambulance service for Northamptonshire lost 80,000 hours of service due to staff sickness

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) is discussing ways to cover sickness absence after losing more than 80,000 hours last year due to increased staff illness. A rise in staff absences in Northamptonshire meant that EMAS has spent less time in total re

Wednesday, 07:53 in Regional East
 
widower blames wife’s death on northampton general hospital’s failure to pick up hip fracture

Widower blames wife’s death on Northampton General Hospital’s failure to pick up hip fracture

A widower believes his wife would have survived had Northampton General Hospital doctors diagnosed her fractured hip sooner in the run up to her death. Irish born Esther McKenna, of Ledaig Way, Spinney Hill, passed away after contracting pneumonia while

Wednesday, 07:53 in Regional East
 
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