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Home education in Northamptonshire increases by 1,172 per cent in ten years, FOI reveals

A new study looking into the growth of home education in Northamptonshire has revealed that since 2006, there are now 375 more pupils now being taught at home. Research obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveals that there were 32 children hom

today, 09:00 in Regional East

Preview: Northampton Town Festival hits the Racecourse this weekend

Calling all families, Northampton Town Festival is set to return this year, bringing back the much-loved hot air balloon show as well as reviving the best of the Old Town Show spectacle. The Northampton Town Festival hosted by Show Time Events is taking

today, 09:00 in Regional East

BREAKING NEWS: Boy, 11, dies after suffering burns at rail depot near Daventry

Ain 11-year-old boy has sadly died after he sustained serious electrical burns at a rail depot near Daventry. Officers were called to the Daventry International Rail Freight Depot shortly before 5.20pm today and attended alongside paramedics from the Eas

today, 08:25 in Regional East

Council has not recovered any of the £10.25m Northampton Town loan despite spending 'large proportion' of...

Urgent calls are being made for Northampton council chiefs to reveal how the legal battle to recoup the missing Sixfields millions is fairing- after a report stated the authority had spent £950,000 with no success. The borough council loaned more than £1

today, 08:25 in Regional East

Northampton neighbourhood pleads for action on stop sign junction to end 'constant' near misses and collisions

Homeowners say it is only a matter of time until someone is killed or seriously injured on a "dangerous" junction in Northampton. They say accidents, collisions and near misses happen regularly in their neighbourhood in Phippsville because...

today, 06:59 in Regional East

Chance to buy a house for £2 as Daventry woman opts for unconventional sales method

A Daventry woman has put her house up for sale, but not in the conventional manner. Kirstie Searle has created a prize draw where entrants can pay £2 and answer a question to be in with a chance to win her property on Lang Farm. After a discussion with h

today, 06:59 in Regional East

Northamptonshire's patient transport service handed to company lambasted in every area by latest inspection

A service that transports Northamptonshire's sick and elderly patients to appointments has been given to an organisation that inspectors recently found operated with dirty ambulances with "poor infection control". A damning CQC report of...

today, 06:59 in Regional East

The compensation claims made for injuries at Northamptonshire schools this year

A claimant is seeking compensation from Northamptonshire County Council after tripping over a scooter at school, with another injured while washing their hands. That’s according to information released by the council after a Freedom of Information reques

today, 06:59 in Regional East

Northampton borough council boss and chief legal advisor interviewed by police over £10.25 million loan to...

The chief executive of Northampton borough council and the borough secretary have been interviewed by police in relation to the £10.25 million loan to Sixfields, the BBC is reporting. Council boss David Kennedy and Frances Fernandes, the authority's lega

yesterday, 21:22 in Regional East

CCTV pictures show man wanted by police over sexual assault in Northampton restaurant toilet

Detectives in Northampton would like to speak to the man pictured as it is believed he may be able to assist them with a report of a town centre sexual assault. Officers are investigating a report of a sexual assault that took place at a restaurant in St

yesterday, 17:09 in Regional East

Man unzipped trousers and followed woman in Northampton before exposing himself

A man unzipped his trousers and told a woman on to look at him while he indecently exposed himself in Northampton. The incident happened on a pathway close to the chip shop in Briar Hill, on Thursday, June 15, sometime between 6.15am and 7am, Northampton

yesterday, 16:00 in Regional East

Who are 5USport? A beginner's guide to Northampton Town's new joint owners

After yesterday's sensational news that a Chinese company had bought a 45 per cent overall stake in the Cobblers, we take a glimpse at Kelvin Thomas's new business partners. Until yesterday, very few people outside of the footballing fraternity would hav

yesterday, 15:31 in Regional East

BREAKING NEWS: Northampton man, 22, denies serious assault outside Northampton pub

A man has been charged with wounding a pubgoer in an alleged one-punch assault outside a Northampton late bar. A 30-year-old man remains in a critical condition following an alleged incident in the early hours of Sunday morning outside the Bantam Cock pu

yesterday, 14:47 in Regional East

Weather warning for heavy rain and thunder in Northamptonshire issued by Met Office

A yellow weather warning for heavy rain has today been issued by the Met Office for Northamptonshire and the surrounding region. The Met Office said: “there is an increasing risk of heavy rain, with thunder possible, developing over southern England on T

yesterday, 14:13 in Regional East

Northampton supply teacher banned from the classroom 'indefinitely' after growing cannabis at home

A supply teacher at a Northampton school who ran a cannabis factory from his home has been banned from the classroom indefinitely. Daniel Twigger, 34, was jailed for 20 months last year. He was a supply teacher at Duston School in Northampton until his a

yesterday, 13:00 in Regional East

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