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FARMING MATTERS: Drone technology is expanding on farms

The use of drone technology for farming and land management is becoming increasingly relevant and widespread, providing a valuable new technology for surveying, monitoring and mapping. But new technology brings with it a bundle of new risks and...

yesterday, 07:09 in Regional East

'Dear communities secretary - let Northamptonshire's budget through' urges Labour

Labour leaders have written a desperate plea to the communities secretary calling for him to allow Northamptonshire County Council's budget to stand. Earlier this week the authority was told its plans to strip another £30 million form next year's...

yesterday, 06:50 in Regional East

Drinks wholesaler depot opens in Northampton after £3 million investment

A national drinks business has opened in Northampton in a £3 million move after expanding its network of depots throughout the UK. In June 2016 LWC Drinks purchased Sixfields-based drinks distributor, Middleton Wholesale for over £8 million before...

yesterday, 06:50 in Regional East

Fifteen serious incidents recorded at Northampton General Hospital in two years

Fifteen serious incidents were recorded at Northampton General Hospital over a period of two years, the lowest among hospitals of its kind in the East Midlands. Between April 1, 2015 and 31 March, 2017 28 serious incidents were reported, 15 of which...

yesterday, 06:50 in Regional East

Homeless people to grow food for deprived Northampton estate

Residents on the Blackthorn estate in Northampton can now opt to sign up to a new membership scheme where they can buy subsidised food for little cost. Homelessness and poverty charity, Hope yesterday (Friday, February 23) launched their pilot pop-up...

yesterday, 06:50 in Regional East

Corby woman 'used' disabled friend to steal and defraud over £9,000, court hears

A "despicable" Corby woman who fleeced her wheelchair-bound friend for nearly £9,500 has narrowly avoided prison. Kerry Baillie, 29, from Kelvin Grove, was sentenced in Northampton Crown Court yesterday (February 23) for deceiving the...

yesterday, 06:50 in Regional East

Pistols, truncheons and knives seized as part of week-long operation in Northamptonshire

More than a dozen people have been arrested and weapons from pistols to axes have been seized as part of a week-long operation in Northamptonshire. Between February 12 and 18, the force took part in Operation Sceptre, which saw every force in England...

Friday, 17:06 in Regional East

Two days of ‘persistent snow’ forecast for Northamptonshire with Met Office warning of potential power cuts...

The Met Office have taken the rare step of issuing a snow warning for Northamptonshire for two days in a row. The Met Office is forecasting “persistent snow showers on from 4pm on Monday and throughout Tuesday. A Met Office spokesman said: “Snow...

Friday, 16:15 in Regional East

'Someone out there is pretending to be me': Northampton business owner defrauded of 55k by conmen

A Northampton businessman fears he could be defrauded at any moment because a confidence trickster who stole £55,000 from his company still has a cloned passport. But Steve Allan, the boss of office interior designers Verve Workspace, believes the...

Friday, 16:15 in Regional East

Andrea Leadsom to speak at Guildhall's women's vote centenary celebration

The centenary anniversary of women’s vote will be celebrated during an International Women’s Day event at the Guildhall. Leading the list of speakers on the day is South Northamptonshire MP, Andrea Leadsom, who will commemorate the first female...

Friday, 15:16 in Regional East

Northamptonshire road fourth worst in England

A Northamptonshire town's high street is the fourth most complained about road in England, data has shown. Using council data gathered through Freedom of Information requests, Car Parts 4 Less found that over the last 12 months Northamptonshire County...

Friday, 14:45 in Regional East

Police need help to find teen in Wellingborough

Police have released a new image if a teenager who is still missing more than a week after he was last seen. Blu King, 15, may be somewhere in Wellingborough. Officers say they are growing increasingly concerned for Blu, who has not been seen since...

Friday, 14:09 in Regional East

VIDEO: ‘Idiot’ driver caught on camera walking a horse along the A43 in Northamptonshire

Shocking video footage shows a reckless driver taking a horse for a walk along a busy road in Northamptonshire. IdiotUKDriversExposed published the footage online earlier this week saying: “Unbelievable! Guy casually taking his horse for a walk In...

Friday, 12:47 in Regional East

How next week’s cold weather could affect your mobile phone

Bitterly cold weather is on the way in the coming days and the Met Office has issued a warning to mobile phone users. The weather service has this morning issued a Yellow Warning for snow for much of the country and the wintry blast could affect your...

Friday, 12:24 in Regional East

REGIONAL: Family ‘distraught’ as brothers, aged two and six, killed in hit and run

A two-year-old boy and his six-year-old brother were killed in a hit-and-run crash in Coventry yesterday (Thursday). Police are continuing to investigate how the two young brothers died in a non-stop collision. The boys, aged two and six, were with...

Friday, 12:14 in Regional East

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