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Daventry school rated 'good' in Ofsted report

A Daventry school has received double the praise in the space of three working days from two different inspectors. Staverton CE Primary School was deemed 'good' in an Ofsted report days after a separate inspection had found the school to be...

Wednesday, 06:18 in Regional East
 

Cobblers signing Matt Crooks ‘excited’ as he swaps Ibrox for Sixfields

Matt Crooks says he is ‘excited’ to be joining a ‘club on the rise’ after he signed for the Cobblers from Glasgow giants Rangers for an undisclosed fee, which is reportedly £100,000. The 23-year-old central midfielder put pen to paper on a three-year dea

Tuesday, 18:08 in Sport
 

Boss Justin Edinburgh ‘thrilled’ as Cobblers snap up Rangers midfielder Matt Crooks

Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh says he is ‘thrilled’ to have landed a ‘top signing’ in Matt Crooks from Rangers. Town landed their man on Tuesday for an undisclosed fee, although it has been widely reported in Scotland that the deal is worth £100,000 to

Tuesday, 18:08 in Sport
 

BREAKING: Cobblers seal signing of Rangers midfielder Matt Crooks

The Cobblers have won the race to sign Rangers midfielder Matt Crooks for an undisclosed fee, which is believed to be £100,000. Crooks put pen to paper on a three-year contract at Sixfields on Tuesday morning, and has travelled with his new team-mates fo

Tuesday, 18:08 in Sport
 

Saints so motivated to end wait for silverware

Stephen Myler says there is ‘massive motivation’ at Saints as the players bid to bring silverware back to Franklin’s Gardens this season. Jim Mallinder’s men have been below par during the past two seasons, finishing fifth and seventh in the Aviva Premie

Tuesday, 13:33 in Sport
 

Neighbours informed police and social services 84 times over Northamptonshire 'home alone kids'

The NSPCC has referred dozens of cases to the police and children’s services in Northamptonshire after receiving calls and emails from members of the public worried about children left home alone. Specialist counsellors on its 24-hour Helpline made 84 re

Tuesday, 09:27 in Regional East
 

Edinburgh to increase game time for Cobblers players in non-League double header

The entire Cobblers first team squad will travel to both of the club’s scheduled pre-season friendlies this week as manager Justin Edinburgh steps up the minutes out on the pitch for his players. In the opening two friendlies, at Sileby Rangers and again

Tuesday, 07:18 in Sport
 

‘Every day we feel we are getting closer’, says Cobblers boss Edinburgh on potential new signings

Boss Justin Edinburgh has told the Cobblers supporters the club is ‘getting closer’ every day to landing the four players he is chasing to complete the Sixfields squad for the new season. The club has been heavily linked with Rangers midfielder Matt Croo

Tuesday, 07:18 in Sport
 

PICTURES: 'Incredible' Soapbox Derby in Welton deemed a success by organisers

Records were broken at this year's Welton Soapbox Derby on Saturday as around 2,500 people lined the village's streets to see amateur races get behind the wheel of their homemade carts. Among the new records set was a new highest speed with one soapbox h

Tuesday, 06:34 in Regional East
 

Public opinion sought on plans to preserve Daventry town centre and Brixworth

Daventry District Council is seeking the public's opinion during consultations on the introduction of tighter controls on future construction plans in the town centre and in Brixworth. The plans would see Brixworth and Daventry town centre become part of

Tuesday, 06:34 in Regional East
 

Cobblers trip to AFC Rushden & Diamonds is upgraded to first team fixture

The Cobblers’ pre-season friendly against AFC Rushden & Diamonds on Wednesday night has been upgraded from a youth team to a first team fixture. The clash, which is to be played at Hayden Road in Rushden, was initially going to see the Cobblers...

Monday, 17:40 in Sport
 

Daventry children invited to get creative for coach competition

An artist is encouraging children to get colourful and creative in a landmark drawing competition that will see the winning design on the side of a coach. Paul Parkin launched the Colour the Coach competition in Daventry on behalf of National Express. Th

Monday, 17:14 in Regional East
 

Jealousy affects the sexes differently

Women feel more betrayed by ‘emotional’ rather than ‘sexual’ infidelity when they catch a cheating partner on Facebook, according to new research. But it is the other way around for men, who are more upset when an unfaithful wife or girlfriend goes to be

Monday, 17:14 in Regional East
 

Toulon president responds to speculation linking Manoa with Saints return

Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has poured cold water on speculation Samu Manoa could be set for a return to Saints. With Saints looking to fill the void left by Louis Picamoles’ move to Montpellier, there were rumours that Manoa may come back to Fran

Monday, 17:01 in Sport
 

Daventry student Antonia wins design award for cultural board game

A classroom game which teaches children to confront the issues of cultural misunderstanding, has led to a Daventry student winning a competition. Culture Towers is the brainchild of Antonia Lowe, who is in the final year of the BA (Hons) Interior Design

Monday, 14:56 in Regional East
 
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