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Northamptonshire family helped by children's charity backs Christmas fund-raising campaign

A Towcester family are sharing their experiences of caring for their terminally ill daughter to help raise awareness of how Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children helps families in Northamptonshire. Newlife is the UK’s largest charity provider of speci

yesterday, 21:28 in Regional East

Police: investigation into failed loan deal to Northampton Town 'will not be completed in the near future'

Specialist police investigators are examining more than 200,000 documents connected to failed £10.5 million borough council loan to Northampton Town, it has been revealed. As councillors met this evening to discuss the PriceWaterhouseCoopers report into

yesterday, 19:35 in Regional East

Dangerous driver sped along pavement in Northampton town centre police pursuit

A man who mounted a curb and drove along the pavement to speed past traffic in a dramatic police chase through Northampton will be sentenced by a judge in January. Kyle Conlee Epps, 22, of Louise Road, in the town centre, pleaded guilty to dangerous driv

yesterday, 19:06 in Regional East

Out-of-action traffic lights cause crossroads chaos again for drivers in Northampton

Traffic lights in Northampton stopped working this afternoon causing chaos for drivers at a supermarket crossroads. All traffic lights on the Spencer Bridge Road junction were left in darkness for some time today (Monday), which meant drivers had to be e

yesterday, 15:54 in Regional East

Kettering cadets check nearly 700 cars as part of vehicle crime crackdown

Nearly 700 cars in Kettering were checked by cadets in the first two nights of an operation aimed at preventing vehicle crime. The Kettering unit of the Northamptonshire Emergency Services Cadets devised the operation to help prevent the potential crime

yesterday, 15:40 in Regional East

Police seize machine guns and swords in Northamptonshire weapons haul

Officers have arrested a Northamptonshire man over weapons charges. Police raided a house in South Northamptonshire on different matters and were surprised to uncover shotguns, powerful rifles fitted with telescopic sites and a machine gun. A number of s

yesterday, 15:28 in Regional East

Drink-driver tells Kettering parents he’s sorry for killing their son

Quite understandably, many families who have lost loved ones in road accidents would not want to meet those responsible. But for Kettering mum Sue Donnelly, meeting the man who killed her son and his girlfriend was never far from her mind. Sue’s son Step

yesterday, 15:28 in Regional East

Leaked letter shows MP Mackintosh apologising for his role in failed Northampton Town loan

Under fire Northampton South MP David Mackintosh has apologised for his part in the Sixfields fiasco in a leaked letter sent to councillors ahead of tonight's audit committee. The damning report produced by PricewaterhouseCooper, which looked at Northamp

yesterday, 15:19 in Regional East

Teenagers hurl racial abuse at staff after kicking door of Raunds restaurant

A group of teenagers shouted racial abuse at staff after kicking and damaging a restaurant door. Four teenagers kicked and damaged a fire exit door of the Mughal Dynasty Indian restaurant in High Street, Raunds. A police spokesman said: “When staff opene

yesterday, 13:46 in Regional East

PICTURE SPECIAL: Northampton Frost Fair returns to Market Square

The Northampton Market Square played host to street performers, a choir and entertainment from the Salvation Army band for this year’s annual festive Frost Fair. The Christmas fair, which took place on Sunday, December 4, had over 70 stalls from local ma

yesterday, 13:46 in Regional East

Wellingborough house a riot of colour for firefighters charity

It all started with a string of lights on a cherry tree but, 20 years later, the Beetson family home in Wellingborough is adorned with thousands of Christmas lights. This year Karl Beetson is putting on the display at his house in Torrington Road to attr

yesterday, 13:41 in Regional East

PlayStation 4 stolen from Corby house

A house was broken into and items stolen in Kirkwall, Corby, on Tuesday, November 29. An offender entered an unlocked door while the owner was out between 3.15pm and 3.45pm, and made off with items including a PlayStation 4 via a back gate. He was a man

yesterday, 13:13 in Regional East

Campaign to fund world’s first David Bowie statue falling short with 24 hours to go

A crowdfunding campaign to help build the world’s first David Bowie Statue is £16,000 short with just 24 hours to go. A total of £84,000 has been raised so far to build the Bowie statue in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, where the great debuted his legendary

yesterday, 12:30 in Regional East

Medal design created by children for charity Santa event has been unveiled

Two children from Northampton have had their drawings turned into medals after winning a Christmas competition. Max, five and George, seven from Brixworth have designed this year’s Santa Run and Walk medal, which will be worn by up to 2,500 people this w

yesterday, 12:13 in Regional East

Woman hit on back of her head during robbery in Kettering

A woman was struck on the back of the head during a robbery in Kettering. The woman was walking along Duke Street on her way back from the shops in Rockingham Road at about 5.30pm on Saturday (December 3) when she was assaulted and robbed. A police spoke

yesterday, 11:41 in Regional East

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