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Film maker appeals for help to prove Carrie Fisher and Jimmy Hill DID visit Northamptonshire village for a...

A long time ago in a galaxy... not so far away. A Canadian man with ties to Northamptonshire hopes to create a documentary film about a Star Wars-themed cross country team event at Everdon Hall from the 1970s. John Holt, from Calgary, first became aware

yesterday, 15:17 in Regional East

Daventry District Council wants your views on protection plans for historic interest of villages

People are invited to give their views on plans which aim to protect the historic interest of two of the district’s villages. Daventry District Council has drafted the appraisal and management plans following a review of the conservation areas in Moulton

yesterday, 15:17 in Regional East

Call goes out for your funny pet photos

The Comedy Pet Photography Awards has already received a barrage of strong (and rib-tickling) contenders, but there's still time to enter. The competition, which is open for entries until May, calls on pet-owners the world over to enter funny snaps of th

yesterday, 14:41 in Regional East

Anderson says Cobblers recovery is all down to hard graft

There’s been no magic formula behind Justin Edinburgh’s success at Northampton, says midfielder Paul Anderson who has attributed their turnaround in fortunes to simple hard work all over the pitch. The Cobblers have won six and drawn two of the 13 games

yesterday, 13:30 in Sport

Pets at Home Daventry to stop rabbit sales over Easter

Pets at Home is set to stop selling rabbits at all of its 430+ stores, including Pets at Home Daventry this Easter. This is to educate and inform children on the importance of responsible pet ownership. Customers will not be able to buy or adopt a rabbit

yesterday, 12:50 in Regional East

Cancer charity to paint the town green as Daventry prepares to host fund raising day

A cancer charity is to “paint Daventry green” in May as part of a fund raising extravaganza. Daventry Macmillan Cancer Support will take over the town on Saturday, May 6 with the organisers planning a series of events from 10am to 10pm involving as many

yesterday, 12:50 in Regional East

Recovery work is now underway on stretch of Northamptonshire motorway after lorry engine failure

Severe delays of half-an-hour have been reported this morning after one lane has been closed on a Northamptonshire motorway following a lorry with a over-heated engine. Traffic is backlogged on the M1, northbound, between junction 16 (Flore) and junction

yesterday, 12:05 in Regional East

Northants businesses issue plea in wake of Article 50 being triggered

The county’s chamber of commerce has called for an end to political posturing over Brexit, on the day the UK formally notifies the EU of its intention to leave. Commenting on the triggering of Article 50 by the Prime Minister, Theresa May, Paul Griffiths

yesterday, 12:05 in Regional East

Clean sheet thrills Edinburgh as Cobblers boss targets final flourish

Northampton’s points tally may have ticked past 50 for the season but Justin Edinburgh does not intend to celebrate their probable survival just yet, with the Cobblers boss challenging his players to finish the campaign with a flourish. A half century of

yesterday, 08:16 in Sport

Driver wakes up at wheel near Northampton to find he'd rammed another car off the M1

A man coming fell asleep at the wheel near Northampton and forced another car off the road, a court heard. And when he woke up and did not know why his airbag had deployed, he lied to the police about his part in the incident. Matthew Kirwan, 28, was con

yesterday, 06:17 in Regional East

Free Stargazing Live event in Daventry

A free astronomy event will take place this Saturday to coincide with the return of the BBC’s Stargazing Live TV show. A local ‘Astronomy for Fun’ group are putting on the starry event which will include expert talks, opportunities to view the Internatio

yesterday, 06:17 in Regional East

Jesus Army sex offender sentenced for string of indecent acts directed at children in Northamptonshire

A "predatory" man who indecently assaulted young boys while part of a Christian organisation in the 1980s has been sentenced at Northampton Crown Court. Nigel Perkins, 56, from Cornwall, yesterday (March 28) pleaded guilty to three counts of...

yesterday, 06:17 in Regional East

Animal cruelty cases rise in Northamptonshire - with one dog left to die from facial stab wounds

A dog was "repeatedly stabbed" in the face and left to die in a park in one of an increasing number animal cruelty incidents in Northamptonshire in 2016, new figures show. The latest RSPCA statistics show that, in Northamptonshire, the...

yesterday, 01:34 in Regional East

Motorcyclist who died in collision on main Northamptonshire road 'will be dearly missed' say family

Tributes have been paid to the motorcyclist who died in a two-vehicle collision on the A5 at the weekend. Steven Atkins, 51, from Coventry was named by Northamptonshire Police as the motorcyclist who sadly died on the A5 on Sunday. In a statement, Steven

Tuesday, 16:34 in Regional East

Free travel vaccinations and gluten-free foods could all vanish in prescriptions cost-cutting

NHS England is to launch a consultation next month which could see GPs stop prescribing medicines which are available over the counter for a fraction of the cost. Gluten-free foods, omega-3 supplements and travel vaccinations are among the items which ma

Tuesday, 16:34 in Regional East

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