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Northampton Saints 25 London Irish 17: Tom Vickers' review and player ratings

At times during Saturday's game at Franklin's Gardens, it was easy to see why the 2017/18 season has not been one to remember for Saints and London Irish. The teams had won a total of six Aviva Premiership games between them prior to the meeting, and...

today, 07:55 in Sport

Fawlty Towers 2? John Cleese has a new BBC sitcom – and it starts this weekend

Having spent decades away from British sitcoms, veteran comedy performer John Cleese is returning to television for a starring role in new retirement comedy, Hold the Sunset. Cleese’s last major work on a British sitcom was back in 1979, when he wrote...

today, 06:55 in Regional East

Poundland selling video games for £5? It’s the 1980s all over again

The news that hundreds of Poundland stores throughout the UK are selling refurbished second-hand video games for just £5 will be welcomed nostalgically by any gamer of a certain age. Because while it is often easy to forget, there was a time when even...

today, 06:55 in Regional East

Video: Prezzo turns to the dark side with the launch of the UK’s first charcoal-based pizza

Pizza and pasta restaurant Prezzo has launched two exciting black pizza options made with a charcoal dough base. The new black pizzas, which were launched earlier this week, promise a taste sensation as they celebrate the UK’s love of pizza whilst...

today, 06:55 in Regional East

Consistent approach key for Saints during comeback win

Alan Dickens insists there was no grand speech in the Saints dressing room before the second-half revival against London Irish. Instead, the interim head coach felt a consistent approach was key for his men as they turned the tables on Irish to claim...

yesterday, 18:03 in Sport

Saints bounce back to beat London Irish

Saints produced a stirring second-half fightback as they secured a 25-17 Aviva Premiership success against struggling London Irish at Franklin's Gardens. After an error-strewn first-half display, the black, green and gold headed in at half-time 14-3...

yesterday, 17:16 in Sport

McDonald: Scunthorpe are ready for striker van Veen’s return

Scunthorpe United assistant manager Neil McDonald says the Iron are ready to snuff out the threat of striker Kevin van Veen if he makes a quick return to Glanford Park on Saturday afternoon. The Dutchman switched to Sixfields only last month when he...

yesterday, 09:28 in Sport

Tuala urges Saints to maintain home improvement

Ahsee Tuala wants Saints to maintain their good recent home run when they host London Irish this afternoon (kick-off 3pm). The black, green and gold have won all three of their matches at Franklin's Gardens in 2018. And they will be expected to make...

yesterday, 08:45 in Sport

Daventry communication team up for national PR award

A housing group’s communications team is up for a national PR award thanks to its creative campaign about data protection laws. The team at Futures Housing Group in Daventry has been shortlisted for Best Use of Creativity and Best Use of Content in...

yesterday, 07:00 in Regional East

NOSTALGIA: Pimple’s dash for freedom

This 10-year-old former racehorse wreaked havoc in Daventry after straying from its field in Staverton and embarking on a four-mile dash which ended in the town’s Market Square. Pimple the horse, a regular winner of the Daventry Express’ ladies-only...

yesterday, 07:00 in Regional East

Dancing queens take centre stage at Crick Boat Show

The UK’s top ABBA tribute band will take to the stage at Crick Boat Show. ABBA Revival are part of a host of entertainment planned at Britain’s biggest inland waterways event from May 26-28. The will take to the stage at Crick Boat Show on the Sunday...

Friday, 15:38 in Regional East

Camp out at stunning church in ‘lost village’ of Wolfhamcote

People are being offered the chance to camp out in an unusual place in the lost village of Wolfhamcote. Champing is the unique concept of camping overnight in historical churches, introduced by the Churches Conservation Trust. One of the new sites for...

Friday, 15:38 in Regional East

BREAKING NEWS: All emergency services attend road closure in Northamptonshire after multi-vehicle crash

The A43 in Northamptonshire has been shut northbound and traffic is now being diverted via local routes, Highways England reports. The incident is ongoing between the A413 near Whittlebury and the A5 due to a multi-vehicle collision. All emergency...

Friday, 15:38 in Regional East

Northampton Saints v London Irish: Tom Vickers' match preview

Fixture: Northampton Saints v London Irish Competition: Aviva Premiership Venue: Franklin's Gardens, Northampton Date and kick-off time: Saturday, February 17, 2018, 3pm Referee: Ian Tempest TV coverage: None Saints: Tuala; North, Horne, Burrell,...

Friday, 13:12 in Sport

Brüssow gets first Saints start against London Irish

Heinrich Brüssow will make his first Saints start when they square up to struggling London Irish at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday (kick-off 3pm). The South African flanker came off the bench to make his debut in the Anglo-Welsh Cup win against...

Friday, 13:07 in Sport

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