News archive from 6 June 2014

‘Haunted’ vaults under County Club used as horror film location in Northampton

‘Haunted’ vaults under County Club used as horror film location in Northampton

A filmmaker has teamed up with Northampton's premier paranormal investigators to shoot a horror film in a haunted former hospital this week. Director Andrew Loveridge, a motion graphics teacher at Northampton College, was granted access to the cellars...

 
Special report: Northampton D-Day veteran looks back

Special report: Northampton D-Day veteran looks back

Like superheroes living among mortals, 
every resident in Northampton should be thankful for the actions of D-Day veterans such as Ron Howell. As a 19-year-old seaman with only one year of experience in the Royal Navy, Mr Howell was on board...

 
Man airlifted to hospital after being hit by concrete in Northamptonshire

Man airlifted to hospital after being hit by concrete in Northamptonshire

Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) battled the wet weather to help a man badly injured whilst working in Silverstone. They received the emergency call yesterday (Wednesday) at 3.35pm when a 50-year-old man was struck by a large...

 
Police hunt attackers who broke Northampton man’s back during violent assault in town centre

Police hunt attackers who broke Northampton man’s back during violent assault in town centre

A 27-year-old man from Northampton is recovering at home after he suffered a fractured back following a violent assault in Northampton town centre. Liam Walden was leaving The Cordwainer pub in, The Ridings, Northampton in the early hours of Sunday,...

 
Woman touched inappropriately in Northampton street

Woman touched inappropriately in Northampton street

A woman was touched inappropriately by a man as she walked along a Northampton street. The woman was walking along Kettering Road, between Cowper Street and Hood Street, between 8.10pm and 8.30pm on Sunday, June 1. As she passed three men who were...

 
Council asked for dragon defence information

Council asked for dragon defence information

COUNCIL bosses in Wigan have been asked to explain what plans they have to defend the town from an attack by dragons. The request for details of the council’s dragon defences was just one of the bizarre cases dealt with by officers this year in a...

 
New management centre in Northamptonshire to improve health services for children and young people

New management centre in Northamptonshire to improve health services for children and young people

A new Referral Management Centre (RMC) will be launched in Northamptonshire next week to help ensure that children and young people are seen by the right medical professionals as smoothly as possible. The centre, launched by Northamptonshire...

 
Increase in young with eyesight problems

Increase in young with eyesight problems

WIGAN has more blind or partially-sighted children than most parts of the North West. A new study by Blind Children UK reveals that the borough has the sixth highest levels of child visual impairment in the region, with 128 youngsters up to the age of...

 

VIDEO: Multi-million pound schemes unveiled at Northampton Guildhall

More than 100 dignitaries and business leaders gathered for second phase launch of the Northampton Alive project this morning (Thursday). Millions of pounds worth of projects aimed at boosting the culture and economy of Northampton were given their...

 
Troll jailed for revelling in teacher Ann’s death

Troll jailed for revelling in teacher Ann’s death

A FACEBOOK troll who wrote that the killer of Wigan-born school teacher Ann Maguire should have "****** on her too" has been jailed for six weeks. Jake Newsome, 21, took to the social networking site three days after Mrs Maguire, 61, was...

 
EXCLUSIVE REPORT: Next phase of Northampton Alive revealed as part of multi-million pound plan

EXCLUSIVE REPORT: Next phase of Northampton Alive revealed as part of multi-million pound plan

Millions of pounds worth of investment in the arts, business and infrastructure of Northampton will be unveiled today (Thursday). Northampton Borough Council is to announce the latest set of radical changes destined for the town centre and the...

 
Family Matters - Child maintenance changes

Family Matters - Child maintenance changes

QUESTION: How will recent changes to child maintenance affect new parents who wish to make payments through the Child Maintenance Service (CMS)? A: There have been more changes in relation to separated parents and calculation of child support (or...

 
Northampton toddler died after falling into lake at Billing Aquadrome

Northampton toddler died after falling into lake at Billing Aquadrome

A father whose two-year-old daughter died as a result of injuries sustained when she nearly drowned in a lake at Billing Aquadrome, in Northampton, has paid tribute to the waiter who got his child out of the water. Mandifadza Buhle Munhuwa, known as...

 
Jobs boost as new roles are announced

Jobs boost as new roles are announced

TWO major firms are set to boost the economy of Wigan borough after it was announced that new job roles are being advertised. The supermarket chain Aldi is looking to recruit seven apprentices for roles across three of its stores in the borough -...

 
Beastie Boys win $1.7m copyright ruling over song use

Beastie Boys win $1.7m copyright ruling over song use

The Beastie Boys have been awarded $1.7m (£1.1m) over the unauthorised use of their music in fizzy drink adverts. "We're happy," said rapper Adam Horovitz, known as Ad-Rock, outside the Manhattan courtroom. California-based Monster Energy...

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