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Northampton couple ink each other for MTV's 'Just Tattoo of Us' this summer

A Northampton couple's trust will be tested on TV this summer when they get to leave their mark on each other - with surprise new tattoos. Natalie Hillyard and her partner Tian Delgado will star on MTV's Just Tattoo Of Us this June, where couples,...

today, 01:35 in Regional East
 

Daventry school proposing to close early on Fridays to ease stress on its teachers

A Daventry primary school is proposing to close early on a Friday afternoon in order to help its teaching staff maintain a healthy work-life balance. In a letter to parents, Ashby Fields Primary School announced the start of a public consultation into...

yesterday, 18:04 in Regional East
 

Former member of Northamptonshire's Jesus Army member jailed for historic sex offences

A 57-year-old former member of Northamptonshire's Jesus Army has been jailed for historic sex offences dating back to the 1990s. Former member of the Bugbrooke-based Christian organisation Alan Carter has been handed a three-year sentence for crimes...

yesterday, 17:04 in Regional East
 

Indian folk dancers showcase 200-performer event in Northampton

Indian folk artists from all over East Anglia came together over the weekend to put on a colourful event of traditional dancing in Northampton. Nritham Dance Academy, launched in 2005, teaches children Indian dancing in the style of Bhartnatyam,...

yesterday, 15:53 in Regional East
 

Appeal to find owner of CDs handed in at Wellingborough police station

Police officers at Wellingborough Police Station are appealing for the owner of a music collection to come forward. The box of music CDs (pictured) was handed in at Wellingborough police station on Saturday, April 21. The owner or anyone who knows who...

yesterday, 15:33 in Regional East
 

Shetland pony stabbed during incident at farm near Raunds

Police have launched an investigation after a Shetland pony was stabbed several times in an attack at a farm in East Northants. Officers were called to an incident at a farm in Hargrave, near Raunds, shortly before 8am today (Tuesday) following a...

yesterday, 15:33 in Regional East
 

Haircut raises £3,577 for Northampton charity and will fund 993 gift packs for cancer patients

Four big-hearted females have braved having their long locks chopped off and have raised £3,577 for a cancer charity in Northampton. Northampton cancer charity, The Lewis Foundation hosted The Big Chop on Saturday in Upton, where Zoe Clark, Ella Rose...

yesterday, 12:42 in Regional East
 

Northamptonshire bride and groom traipsed home after police halted speeding wedding car driver

A Northamptonshire couple, who had just tied the knot, were forced to walk home after their wedding car driver was found speeding, with no insurance. PC Dave Lee of the Safer Roads Team stopped a BMW travelling at 46mph in a 30mph zone on Saturday...

yesterday, 11:42 in Regional East
 

Excavations will reveal more about ancient henge unearthed in Raunds

Experts say their excavations will reveal more about the history of the henge fully uncovered for the first time in Raunds. A team of archaeologists from Oxford Archaeology East have been working on behalf of Roxhill at the Warth Park development. As...

yesterday, 11:21 in Regional East
 

Pub near Rothwell is county’s best

A pub near Rothwell has been crowned the best in Northamptonshire. The Tollemache Arms, in Harrington’s High Street, beat other watering holes in the county to win the regional section of the National Pub & Bar Awards 2018. It’s the second success...

yesterday, 11:21 in Regional East
 

New weekend £2 charge in Northampton's multi-storey car park catches shoppers short

New all-day parking charges in Northampton's multi-storey car parks on the weekends have been met with complaints by shoppers. Northampton Borough Council has introduced a £2 charge to park all day in its multi-storey car parks such as Mayorhold and...

yesterday, 11:16 in Regional East
 

Nearly 2,000 animal cruelty complaints in Northamptonshire investigated by RSPCA last year

The RSPCA investigated 1,820 complaints about animal cruelty in Northamptonshire last year with five new animal welfare concerns being looked into by inspectors every day. Cases investigated by the RSPCA in Northamptonshire last year included a dog...

yesterday, 10:05 in Regional East
 

Campaigning Northampton pensioner calls on council to set up day shelter for town's homeless

The Northampton pensioner who campaigned for seats to be installed at the town’s wasteland coach station has a new cause - a day shelter for homeless people in Northampton. Dagmar King managed to get two benches installed at the unsightly Victoria...

yesterday, 09:27 in Regional East
 

Northampton fraudster pocketed £27,000 of company cash to fund gambling habits and Italian holiday

A Northampton fraudster who stole over £27,000 from work by fiddling with colleagues' expense claims has been spared jail. Sam Pearce, 30, from Grange Park, was sentenced at Northampton Crown Court yesterday (April 23) after he "betrayed"...

yesterday, 07:36 in Regional East
 

Flooding and stray building site rubbish plagues 'playground' in Northampton neighbourhood

A new play park near a housing development in Northampton has been called "an unfinished, hazardous mess" by nearby residents. Abandoned construction-site fencing, stray building materials and flooding are just some of the issues homeowners...

yesterday, 07:36 in Regional East
 


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