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Ken Pisi replaces North as England stars return for Saints

Ken Pisi will fill the void left by George North in Saints’ clash with Leinster at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday night (7.45pm). North has been stood down by Saints, who sent the Wales star for an independent assessment earlier in the week. The club insis

yesterday, 14:29 in Sport

District council says it will work to use UTC building for ‘educational purposes’

Daventry District Council says it will work with other bodies to ensure the Daventry UTC building is put to an alternate educational use. The UTC announced to parents last night (Wednesday) that it will close in August 2018 due to a lack of student numbe

yesterday, 14:19 in Regional East

Over 400 claims of police abusing power for sexual gain in two years, watchdog reveals

Hundreds of police officers have been accused of abusing their power to sexually exploit people, including vulnerable victims of crime, a damning report has revealed. Watchdogs laid bare the scale of the issue they described as the most serious form of c

yesterday, 14:19 in Regional East

Belief key for misfiring Saints, says Foden

After Saints’ agonising derby-day defeat at Leicester Tigers last Saturday, Ben Foden became the latest player to try to sum up his side’s lack of cut and thrust this season. Once again Jim Mallinder’s men had gone toe to toe with a team up front but fai

yesterday, 13:12 in Sport

Trustees say Daventry UTC cannot recruit students and is not financially viable in the future

Daventry University Technical College will be closing on August 31 next year, trustees have announced. The college says it has been unable to recruit students and is not financially viable in the future, a statement issued this morning has confirmed. A s

yesterday, 12:56 in Regional East

PICTURE SPECIAL: Hundreds of lanterns on parade in Daventry to light up the way to Christmas

The Spirit of Christmas is well and truly alive in Daventry! The festivities kicked off on Friday with donkey rides in Sheaf Street and face painting in Foundry Walk for children to enjoy. A stunning display in the gazebo at the top of Sheaf Street, desi

yesterday, 12:56 in Regional East

Search for tales from river

A composer is suffering for his art by walking the entire length of the River Nene. Benjamin Till, a former student of Northamptonshire Music School, been commissioned by Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust to write a major composition about

yesterday, 11:18 in Regional East

Who ate all the pies to help Harry?

Hungry fundraisers munched their way through hundreds of mince pies at the weekend to raise vital funds for a little boy with severe disabilities. The Big Mince Pie Munch Off took place at the Windmill Inn in Badby on Saturday night to raise money for Ha

yesterday, 11:07 in Regional East

Boss Page praises ‘unbelievable’ attitude of Cobblers players ahead of Vale trip

Boss Rob Page insists the spirit in the Cobblers camp is still high, despite the team being on a four-match losing streak in Sky Bet League One. Town travel to Page’s former club Port Vale this Saturday aiming to call a halt to that run, and the manager

yesterday, 09:47 in Sport

Marks confident Town can recover

Daventry Town joint-manager Andy Marks is confident his side will quickly get over their mid-season blip. The United Counties League division one title chasers go into Saturday’s clash with lowly Rushden & Higham United on the back of successive...

yesterday, 09:47 in Sport

Saints scrum-half Groom raring to go after honeymoon period

Having seen his honeymoon period at Saints come to a crushing end, Nic Groom knows his wedding probably came at the right time. At the start of November, the South African scrum-half headed back to South Africa to marry his long-time partner Erin. He did

yesterday, 07:43 in Sport

New £5 notes engraved with Jane Austin worth £50,000 circulated in Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway

Brits are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway. Tiny portraits of Jane Austen have been added to four of the new £5 notes by talented mic

Wednesday, 11:57 in Regional East

Signs of success include being happy... and having well-behaved kids

Being happy, healthy and having well-behaved children are the true signs of success - far ahead of being rich, according to new research. Although wealth is often regarded as the sign you have made it, seven in 10 UK adults reckon being content is the tr

Wednesday, 11:08 in Regional East

Cobblers boss Page backs Phillips to take his big chance

Cobblers boss Rob Page is backing Aaron Phillips to fill the void left by Brendan Moloney’s long-term injury. Right-back Moloney is set to be out of action until February after undergoing a knee operation, and Page admits it is a blow to lose one of Town

Wednesday, 09:26 in Sport

Mallinder insists Saints are relishing Leinster showdown

Jim Mallinder insists Saints are not daunted by facing Leinster on Friday night. Mallinder’s men go into the Champions Cup double-header against the Irish giants on the back of two defeats. They suffered a disappointing loss at home to Newcastle Falcons

Wednesday, 07:07 in Sport

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