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Road partially blocked after tree falls on M1 near Northampton

A tree has fallen on the M1 Northbound near Northampton. Traffic is slow after the M1 Northbound between J15 (A508) and J15A (A5123), near Rothersthorpe, was partially blocked by a tree falling into lane one. The incident was first reported at 4.11pm tod

today, 17:01 in Regional East
 

Northampton casino workers help raise £1.5 m fund for carers’ charity

Staff at a Northampton casino have celebrated with colleagues from across the UK reaching a massive fundraising milestone for charity the Carers Trust. Team members at Grosvenor Casino Northampton, part of The Rank Group Plc, which owns Mecca and Grosven

today, 17:01 in Regional East
 

Northampton landlord talks about the blaze that destroyed his home... and his joy over the long-awaited...

The licensee of a popular matchday watering hole is keenly anticipating the opening date of his rebuilt pub, 15 months after it was burned almost to the ground. In December 2015 the Sixfields Tavern, along with the living quarters of landlord Matt Skolfi

today, 16:56 in Regional East
 

Moulton Guides meet up after forty years since awards

A quintet of Queen’s Guides have met up 40 years after they hit the local headlines. The five featured on the front page of the Chronicle and Echo in November 1977 when the girls from Moulton had received their hard-earned awards. To mark the four decade

today, 16:56 in Regional East
 

Northampton MP passed through terror attack courtyard 'two minutes' before fatal stabbing

A Northampton MP has revealed how he had walked through a Westminster courtyard just two minutes before a terrorist stabbed a police officer to death in a knife rampage at the heart of the capital. David Mackintosh MP has today revealed how he narrowly a

today, 16:30 in Regional East
 

Ex-police officer’s new shop to help former prisoners

A new wedding and gift shop with a charitable twist has opened in Northampton. Grace and Favours, in Birchfield Road East, specialises in handcrafted, locally-made gifts and party accessories but also offers free workshops to people recently released fro

today, 16:07 in Regional East
 

Bike stolen from Corby’s Willow Place

A teenage boy stole a mountain bike from Corby’s Willow Place. The silver Carrera Hellcat mountain bike, which has custom bars baring the letters FLNN, was stolen at about 4.30pm on Monday, February 27. Police have just released details of the incident.

today, 16:07 in Regional East
 

Man stabbed and has head stamped on in Higham Ferrers

A man was stabbed as he walked home from a shop in Higham Ferrers last night (Wednesday). The assault happened between 10pm and 10.30pm on the corner of Stimpson Avenue and Newman Street, when the 23-year-old victim was approached from behind by two unkn

today, 16:07 in Regional East
 

Bottles of prosecco among shoplifters' food and drink haul in Northampton

Three thieves stole prosecco, chocolate and coffee from a supermarket in Northampton. The thefts took place between 6.25pm and 6.35pm on Friday, March 17 at the Co-op store in Pond Farm Close in Old Duston. Three offenders went into the store separately

today, 16:07 in Regional East
 

False alarm at Northampton shopping centre sees fire service mount full-scale response

Four fire engines were called to a Northampton shopping centre last night - but it was a false alarm. Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue were scrambled after reports of "a smell of burning" near Weston Favell Shopping Centre at around 6:10pm...

today, 14:17 in Regional East
 

Heavy traffic following car accident in village near Northampton

Heavy traffic has been reported following a car accident near Northampton. The incident was first reported in Holdenby Road, off Church Lane, East Haddon, at 9.36am today (March 23). Updates to follow.

today, 11:49 in Regional East
 

X Factor runners-up visit Northampton school choristers to chat about success

A Ghanaian music duo made famous for their success on UK talent show, The X Factor are vising a Northampton school to give a performance and have a chat about their singing success. Reggie 'N' Bollie aka Reggie Zippy and Bollie Babeface are set to visit

today, 11:29 in Regional East
 

False alarm at Northampton shopping centre sees fire service mount full-scale response

Four fire engines were called to a Northampton shopping centre last night - but it was a false alarm. Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue were scrambled after reports of "a smell of burning" near Weston Favell Shopping Centre at around 6:10pm...

today, 10:49 in Regional East
 

Car targeted in early morning arson attack in Northampton street

A car was set alight in an arson attack early this morning in Northampton. A fire engine was called to the blaze in William Street, off Robert Street, Upper Mounts, at around 3.50am. A spokesperson from Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue said the...

today, 10:36 in Regional East
 

Northamptonshire's policy on gastric bands treats overweight like 'second-class citizens'

Leading surgeons say a policy restricting weight loss surgery to a set of "super-obese" patients in Northamptonshire flies in the face of official advice. A Freedom of Information (FOI) request made to health commissioning groups across the...

today, 09:01 in Regional East
 


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