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national symphony orchestra to join alfie boe onstage at alive@delapre in northampton

National Symphony Orchestra to join Alfie Boe onstage at Alive@Delapre in Northampton

The National Symphony Orchestra will join singer Alfie Boe on stage as he performs in Northampton later this month, it has been announced. The award-winning orchestra, which joined Alfie in 2014 for his UK ‘Serenata’ tour and 2015 performance at Hampton

today, 18:07 in Regional East
 
man attacks two teenage boys during attempted robbery in northampton

Man attacks two teenage boys during attempted robbery in Northampton

Two teenage boys were punched by a stranger who asked them for cigarettes in a Northampton road. The boys were walking along Adnitt Road, Abington, between 7am and 7.30am on Thursday, July 2, when they passed a man who was standing on his own at the junc

today, 17:09 in Regional East
 
missing northampton teenager could be a risk to the public

Missing Northampton teenager could be a risk to the public

A teenager, who police have said could pose a risk to the public and himself, has gone missing in Northampton. Police are appealing for help in finding 19-year-old Luke Wickham, who was last seen in Billing Road at about 10pm last night (Monday). He has

today, 16:37 in Regional East
 
attempted burglary at house in northampton

Attempted burglary at house in Northampton

Thieves tried to break into a Northampton house by removing the front door lock. The house in Lauderdale Avenue, Far Cotton, was targeted sometime between 6.45am and 12.55pm on Monday, July 6. Police The offenders unscrewed the front door handle and brok

today, 13:40 in Regional East
 
gang of six men rob taxi driver after he is called out to address in northampton

Gang of six men rob taxi driver after he is called out to address in Northampton

Six men beat up and robbed a taxi driver after he responded to a call in Northampton. The driver was called to Danefield Road in Abington in the early hours of Saturday, July 4. When he arrived in the road sometime between 12.45am and 1am, he was attacke

today, 13:27 in Regional East
 
travellers move on to northampton park within metres of primary school

Travellers move on to Northampton park within metres of primary school

A traveller encampment which pitched up next to a primary school in Northampton this morning has been given until tomorrow to move on. Around ten caravans were reported pulling onto Far Cotton recreation Ground off Queen Eleanor Way, at around 8.30am thi

today, 13:19 in Regional East
 
pensioner dies after collision with cement mixer in northamptonshire

Pensioner dies after collision with cement mixer in Northamptonshire

A 74-year-old cyclist who was seriously injured in a road traffic collision in Northamptonshire last week has died in hospital. The man was riding a bike along the A361 at the Aston-Le-Walls crossroads at 10.30am on Tuesday, June 30, when he was involved

today, 12:40 in Regional East
 
fatality fears over illegal high-speed road races

Fatality fears over illegal high-speed road races

Anxious villagers fear it is only a matter of time before there is a fatal accident as a result of reckless drivers using a stretch of the A5 near their homes to hold illegal high-speed road races. Police are receiving regular complaints about high-perfo

today, 12:24 in Regional East
 
update: driver in serious condition following five-vehicle m1 crash in northamptonshire

UPDATE: Driver in serious condition following five-vehicle M1 crash in Northamptonshire

A lorry driver was airlifted to hospital after a crash involving four lorries and a caravan that closed a stretch of the M1 on Tuesday morning. The motorway is expected to reopen by about 12.30pm following a closure from junction 16 (near Daventry) to ju

today, 12:10 in Regional East
 
burglars break into primary school in northamptonshire

Burglars break into primary school in Northamptonshire

A primary school in Northamptonshire was broken into in the early hours of the morning. Northamptonshire Police is appealing for witnesses after offenders managed to break into Ashby Fields Primary School in Wimborne Place, Daventry. A police spokesperso

today, 11:32 in Regional East
 
concern for welfare of missing man who may be in northampton

Concern for welfare of missing man who may be in Northampton

Police in Barnsley believe missing 63-year-old man Brendon Ashburn could be in the Northampton or Milton Keynes area. Mr Ashburn was last seen at about 9.30am on Sunday July 5, leaving his home address in Robin Hood Avenue, Royston. It is believed he mig

today, 10:45 in Regional East
 
man who drove into northampton drunk in a bid to threaten his attacker with knife is spared jail

Man who drove into Northampton drunk in a bid to threaten his attacker with knife is spared jail

A college student from Northampton who drove into town drunk with a knife in the footwell of his car in a bid to find the man who attacked him has been spared jail. Nicholas Rooney of Kingsley Road, Northampton, was assaulted on a night out in the town c

today, 09:37 in Regional East
 
tailbacks of 13 miles on northamptonshire m1 following spillage of fuel and chicken offal

Tailbacks of 13 miles on Northamptonshire M1 following spillage of fuel and chicken offal

Drivers in Northamptonshire are being advised to expect long delays throughout this morning (Tuesday 7 July) following an accident between two lorries that has closed the northbound M1. The motorway is closed from junction 16 (near Daventry) to junction

today, 08:36 in Regional East
 
oil leak kills four cygnets as rspca criticises upkeep of northampton lake

Oil leak kills four cygnets as RSPCA criticises upkeep of Northampton lake

RSPCA inspectors have called for the clear-out of a Northampton lake after deep mud saw them struggle to save dying birds caught up in an oil spillage. The lake, off Crestwood Road, Thorplands, was polluted with a film of oil over the weekend and, althou

today, 08:24 in Regional East
 
church conservation charity welcomes housing plan on vacant site in northampton town centre

Church conservation charity welcomes housing plan on vacant site in Northampton town centre

The director of a charity that helps to preserve St Peter's Church in Northampton town centre said he had no problem with 30 new houses being built on vacant land opposite the 12th century building. Last week the Chronicle & Echo reported the news...

today, 07:44 in Regional East
 
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