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Britons spend eight years of their lives on housework

Brits will spend nearly eight years of their lives doing household chores, a study has found. Cleaning, ironing, food shop shopping and even walking the dog means the average adult spends just under three hours a day on domestic tasks. This amounts to 20

39 min. ago in Regional East

DANGEROUS DOGS: 1,500 out-of-control dogs reported to Northants police

There have been 1,557 reports of dogs dangerously out of control to police this year - but only one successful court case. Officers also reported that they have also seized 10 suspected pit bull terriers in 2016, with three eventually destroyed. The figu

today, 09:06 in Regional East

“Biggest ever” Northamptonshire tourism campaign to be launched

Northamptonshire’s ‘biggest ever’ tourism campaign will be launched next month – and those behind it say it will be full of unusual and surprising things. The campaign will promote the best of the county and hopes to increase tourism revenue by 50 per ce

today, 07:15 in Regional East

New pub set to open on former Northampton ball-bearing factory site

A Northampton pub situated on the former British Timken site is set to create 70 jobs when it opens next year. Building work is now underway to launch the Poppy Field Farm restaurant in Duston on the old Timkin site, which will open its doors to the publ

today, 07:15 in Regional East

Teenage pair who ‘ferociously’ attacked man fighting with woman in Northampton avoid custody

Two teenagers who launched a “ferocious” attack on a man who was involved in a fight with a woman in Northampton have avoided a custodial sentence. Dominic Dispenza and Joshua Harris, both aged 18, were walking past the North Gate bus station when they s

today, 06:23 in Regional East

Kettering primary school teacher who fantasised about committing ‘vile’ offences involving children avoids...

A former primary school teacher has avoided a jail sentence after he admitted downloading images of child abuse on his computer. Gordon Phillips, who has been a teacher for 25 years, pretended to be female in online chatrooms where he talked about how he

today, 06:23 in Regional East

Northampton man who viewed indecent images of children and extreme porn given suspended jail sentence

A Northampton man who downloaded hundreds of indecent images of children and extreme pornographic photographs has been given a suspended jail sentence. Timothy Price, of Langley Close, Hunsbury Hill, Northampton, appeared at Northampton Crown Court after

today, 06:23 in Regional East

Others should be allowed to bid for Abington Park’s cafe to stop councillor’s ‘monopoly’ say objectors

A Conservative councillor’s hope of re-negotiating the lease of his cafe in Northampton has come up against objections, with some accusing the council of allowing a colleague a catering “monopoly” over the park. Councillor Tony Ansell (Con, Abington)  ca

today, 06:23 in Regional East

Club-goer followed into bedroom and touched by a man claiming to be a taxi driver after Northampton night out

A man who was believed to be a taxi driver followed a young woman into her bedroom before sexually assaulting her, shortly after he had driven her home from a night out in Northampton. The club-goer, who was in her twenties, left Balloon Bar in Bridge St

yesterday, 16:13 in Regional East

‘Lessons to be learnt’ from death of Daventry baby in dog attack says report – but concludes no authority...

A serious case review report into the death of a Daventry baby killed by a family dog has come up with a serious of recommendations. The report by the Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB) was released today comes up with eight separate rec

yesterday, 15:00 in Regional East

Immigration raid on Northampton car wash could see three men deported

Three men face deportation after being arrested at a Northampton car wash yesterday (Wednesday) on suspicion of immigration offences. The three Albanian men are now being held at an immigration centre. They were arrested during a day of police activity i

yesterday, 12:58 in Regional East

Northamptonshire scream-park shortlisted to become best UK Halloween attraction

Northamptonshire’s “Dr. Fright’s Halloween Nights” is in the running to win the UK’s top Halloween attraction. Earls Barton’s ‘Dr. Fright’s’ has been shortlisted by Tripadvisor’s rental giants, as one of the final 13 competitors in

yesterday, 12:43 in Regional East

Night closures coming up as part of A43 improvement work between Kettering and Northampton

More details have been released about work on the next phase of a project to improve the A43 between Kettering and Northampton. The A43 Northampton to Kettering stage two will see the building of a 1.2km dual carriageway from the existing Moulton roundab

yesterday, 12:19 in Regional East

Sinister images may show masked men who carried out acid attacks on Northampton OAPs

Two balaclava-wearing men caught on camera prowling the streets of Northampton are believed to have carried out two acid attacks on pensioners in a single night - including the brutal assault of Albert Glasgow. This morning Northamptonshire Police has re

yesterday, 12:01 in Regional East

Up to 400 Northamptonshire homes visited and secured each year to protect domestic violence victims

Figures have revealed that hundreds of Northamptonshire houses have had to be made physically more secure to help improve the safety of domestic violence victims. In one year, it is understood that Northamptonshire Police and the Northamptonshire Fire an

yesterday, 12:01 in Regional East

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