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Northampton woman pleads with council to keep library doors open amid fears parents will lose activities for children

Northampton woman pleads with council to keep library doors open amid fears parents will lose activities...

A mum-of-one who moved to Duston from Bristol, not knowing anyone, is urging Northamptonshire County Council to keep open library doors, claiming the book-lending service has been a 'godsend' for her family. This week cash-strapped council chiefs...

today, 10:06 in Regional East
 
Northampton Second World War veteran honoured with Légion d'Honneur medal 73 years after service

Northampton Second World War veteran honoured with Légion d'Honneur medal 73 years after service

A former 94-year-old pilot, who flew 49 missions in his RAF career and took part in crucial bombing operations on D-Day, broke down in tears as he was awarded his service medals after 73 years. George Verden of Spinney Hill was presented with the...

today, 10:06 in Regional East
 

FARMING MATTERS: Calls for government to support arable farmers

A mixed harvest demonstrates the need for government to drive arable productivity and efficiency through a new domestic agricultural policy. This is the message from the National Farmers Union after its annual Harvest Survey revealed varied results...

today, 07:25 in Regional East
 
Policeman dismissed for gross misconduct once dubbed 'true hero' after saving baby's life

Policeman dismissed for gross misconduct once dubbed 'true hero' after saving baby's life

The police officer once branded ‘a true hero’ by the mother of a 12-month old daughter whose life he once saved will never work for the force again after he was dismissed for gross misconduct. Seven months before the incident which led to PC Gabriel's...

today, 06:31 in Regional East
 
Alan Moore threatens to pull out of TV project in Northampton in light of 'continuing destruction and pillaging of town’s resources'

Alan Moore threatens to pull out of TV project in Northampton in light of 'continuing destruction and...

Writer Alan Moore has threatened to ditch plans for a television series set in Northampton because he no longer wishes to draw attention to the town because of the way the county council has treated it. The renowned author, known for his V for...

today, 06:31 in Regional East
 
Skyline Taxis picks up second Northampton cab firm after acquiring town centre company

Skyline Taxis picks up second Northampton cab firm after acquiring town centre company

A taxi company based in Milton Keynes has acquired its second Northampton firm in as many months. Skyline Taxis announced yesterday it has bought out Gold Street-based Value Cars 604604. It comes after the firm acquired another Northampton cab...

today, 06:31 in Regional East
 
BREAKING NEWS: 53-year-old man cleared of all charges over alleged Northampton graveyard sex attack

BREAKING NEWS: 53-year-old man cleared of all charges over alleged Northampton graveyard sex attack

A Northampton man charged with rape over an incident in a town centre graveyard has been cleared of all charges. Eric Herminie, 53, of Newnham Road, Kingsthorpe, was found not guilty of three counts of rape and three counts of assault by penetration...

yesterday, 15:20 in Regional East
 
BREAKING NEWS: Northamptonshire Police constable struck off after disciplinary hearing

BREAKING NEWS: Northamptonshire Police constable struck off after disciplinary hearing

A Northamptonshire Police constable has been dismissed and prevented from working for the police ever again following a disciplinary hearing into his behaviour in the company of a teenage girl. PC Declan Gabriel, who did not attend the hearing, was...

yesterday, 14:24 in Regional East
 
Two men wanted in connection with fuel theft from Northampton garages

Two men wanted in connection with fuel theft from Northampton garages

Police have released CCTV pictures of people they believe they may have information about theft of fuel in Northampton. One incident happened shortly before midnight on August 18, at the BP garage in Harborough Road, and another took place at about...

yesterday, 13:17 in Regional East
 
'Distinctive' jewellery and car keys stolen in Northampton home burglary

'Distinctive' jewellery and car keys stolen in Northampton home burglary

A gold locket, jewellery and other items were stolen in a burglary at a Northampton house. The thieves broke in to the house in Five Acres Fold, off Hunsbarrow Road, Hunsbury, through a side door sometime between 3.15pm and 5.30pm on October 16. They...

yesterday, 13:17 in Regional East
 
Northampton woman finds her lost cat...after posting an appeal on Tinder

Northampton woman finds her lost cat...after posting an appeal on Tinder

A cat from Northampton got 400 matches after his owner bought a premium Tinder membership and issued an appeal to find him on the dating app. Peanut the cat went missing overnight on October 11, worrying his owner, who wants to remain anonymous. The...

yesterday, 12:00 in Regional East
 
What can I do with the kids over half-term in Northamptonshire?

What can I do with the kids over half-term in Northamptonshire?

Half term is approaching for Northamptonshire schools next week. With the summer holidays barely out of sight, cash-strapped parents could be wondering how they are going to keep the kids entertained during the school break. To help families this half...

yesterday, 12:00 in Regional East
 
Jewellery and car keys taken in Northampton house raid

Jewellery and car keys taken in Northampton house raid

A gold locket and other items of jewellery were among a haul of property stolen from a house in Northampton. Police are appealing for witnesses after a burglary at a house in Five Acres Fold. Raiders broke in through a side door sometime between...

yesterday, 11:41 in Regional East
 
Former Chronicle & Echo journalist wins national award for 'outstanding' work with diabetes

Former Chronicle & Echo journalist wins national award for 'outstanding' work with diabetes

A former Chronicle & Echo journalist has been recognised for his “inherent passion and zeal to help others” at a major awards ceremony celebrating good practice within diabetes. Oliver Jelley, who founded The Diabetes Times - an online publication...

yesterday, 11:41 in Regional East
 
Inspirational people from across Northamptonshire celebrated at 2017 Pride awards

Inspirational people from across Northamptonshire celebrated at 2017 Pride awards

Unsung heroes from across the county have been honoured at our annual Pride in Northamptonshire Awards. The awards, run jointly by the Northampton Chronicle and Echo, Northants Telegraph and Daventry Express, took place last night at the Kettering...

yesterday, 11:41 in Regional East
 


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