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Kettering shop worker assaulted after trying to stop suspected shoplifter

A brave shop worker who tried to stop a shoplifter escaping ended up being punched in the face. Police officers are appealing for witnesses after the female worker was assaulted in a shop in Avondale Road, Kettering. The incident happened on...

today, 16:43 in Regional East
 

Sporting great Frank Bruno MBE special guest at Staverton fundraiser

Sporting celebrity Frank Bruno MBE is helping a company hit the £100,000 fundraising target from its annual star-studded golf day in Staverton. The former WBC heavyweight boxking world champion will be the special guest and dinner speaker at the sixth...

today, 15:33 in Regional East
 

Number of house fires in Northamptonshire drops

Fire services in Northamptonshire saw a small decrease in the number of fires they attended last year, figures from the Home Office show. In the 12 months to September 2017, the most recent data available, the Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service...

today, 15:33 in Regional East
 

Pilgrims boss Adams expecting ‘open’ clash against struggling Cobblers

Plymouth Argyle boss Derek Adams is expecting an open encounter as his side take on the Cobblers at Sixfields on Saturday, with both sides desperate for victory for very different reasons. Town need a maximum haul to keep alive their slim hopes of Sky...

today, 14:24 in Sport
 

Co-op praises police for work in jailing ATM explosion gang who targeted Northamptonshire villages' cash...

Central England Co-op has praised the police for a successful operation that has seen three men sentenced for more than 30 years following a string of ATM attacks in Northamptonshire and surrounding counties. Co-op stores were targeted by the gang on...

today, 13:00 in Regional East
 

Daventry District residents reminded to sign-up for garden waste collections

More than 3,000 households in Daventry District have now signed up to new optional chargeable garden waste collections which are launching this summer. From June 4 households wishing to continue having their garden waste collected will need to sign up...

today, 11:35 in Regional East
 

Northants County Council’s £2.5m redundancy payouts in past year

Broke Northamptonshire County Council has paid out an incredible £2.5m in redundancy packages in the past 12 months. During the financial year 2017/18, when the authority was facing bankruptcy and being investigated by Government inspectors, the...

today, 11:35 in Regional East
 

Austin admits it’s ‘payback time’ for Sixfields fans as Cobblers target first home win for three months

Dean Austin admits it is ‘payback time’ this weekend as the Cobblers prepare to take on high-flying Plymouth Argyle in search of their first Sixfields victory for three months. The Town caretaker boss is not one to dwell on any sort of negativity, but...

today, 10:56 in Sport
 

Fast bowler Stone admits it will be a ‘bizarre’ feeling taking on Northants

Warwickshire fast-bowler Olly Stone admits it will be a ‘bizarre’ feeling when he faces his former Northants team-mates in Friday’s Specsavers County Championship clash at the County Ground (start 11am). Against the club he first joined as a...

today, 08:21 in Sport
 

Buchanan: Caretaker boss Austin has had ‘positive impact’ on Cobblers squad

Dave Buchanan has hailed the impact caretaker boss Dean Austin has made since taking over from the sacked Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink at Sixfields. The former Tottenham Hotspur defender was assistant to Hasselbaink during his eight months in charge, and...

today, 07:32 in Sport
 

Biggar: Saints supporters should be really excited about next season

Dan Biggar believes exciting times beckon for Saints after spending time with the club's new coaches at Franklin's Gardens this week. Wales and British & Irish Lions star Biggar, who will move to Northampton from the Ospreys ahead of next season,...

today, 07:32 in Sport
 

Crime commissioner spent £22 on dinner at rough sleep out

The county’s crime boss claimed £22 in expenses for dinner at a fundraising event to help people understand the realities of rough sleeping. Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold joined The Big Sleep Out 2018 at Sixfields Stadium...

today, 06:23 in Regional East
 

Crick mum names baby after hotel her waters broke in during sister's hen-do

A new mum from Crick has paid tribute to the hotel where her waters broke by naming her daughter after it. Stephanie Kendall, 27, had enjoyed her sister Jessica’s hen party, held at Coombe Abbey Hotel, near Coventry, before heading off to bed when at...

today, 00:36 in Regional East
 

'We will be at the table - not on the menu': Unison says Northamptonshire council employees will be part of...

The chief of a public sector union looking after 7,000 workers in the county vowed "we will have a seat at the table" in Northamptonshire's unitary authority negotiations in launching a major consultation yesterday. Last month, Government...

yesterday, 18:25 in Regional East
 

Austin confident Cobblers can impose themselves on in-form Plymouth Argyle

The dust had barely settled on his first victory as caretaker manager of the Cobblers when Dean Austin was setting his sights on doubling that win tally when in-form Plymouth Argyle come to Sixfields on Saturday (ko 3pm). Taking his seat on the team...

yesterday, 17:25 in Sport
 


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