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Nintendo Switch launches this week: 8 things to know

New console launches are always exciting even if we have seen a fair share of complete flops over the years, mentioning no names (Mega CD, Atari Jaguar, Sega Dreamcast.... need I go on). Well the Nintendo Switch is looking good and is due to launch on Ma

42 min. ago in Regional East

BREAKING NEWS: Seventh person arrested in Liam Hunt murder investigation

Detectives investigating the murder of 17-year-old Liam Hunt have arrested a seventh person in connection with his death. A spokeswoman for the force said the male was arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody. Liam Hun

today, 06:35 in Regional East

'Silver' Stand Up of the Year award goes to Northampton man

A Northampton man has been crowned champion in a contest for up and coming comedians aged over 55. Pete Teckman, 55, won the Silver Stand Up of the Year 2017 at the Leicester Comedy Festival's annual competition. Twenty silverback comedians aged 55 - 81

today, 06:35 in Regional East

Northampton residents slam plans for 40 new homes on sofa store site due to parking concerns

Plans have been submitted to demolish a furniture store in Northampton in order to build 40 flats with associated car parking spaces. The demolition of The Sofa King of Towcester Road has sparked concern among residents in Far Cotton who believe the plan

today, 06:35 in Regional East

Men who sup more than seven pints of beer a week for several years ‘raise heart disease risk’

Men who drink more than a pint of beer a day over several years may increase their risk of heart disease by prematurely ageing their arteries, new research suggests. The study shows that drinking too much alcohol can affect the elasticity of the arterial

today, 06:35 in Regional East

Do you know these men? They may have information about a Corby assault

Police have released images of three men who may have information about an assault in Corby. A woman was assaulted by a man in Dunedin Road, between 2.30am and 4am on Sunday, January 1. Police have just released these images but it’s believed these men m

yesterday, 18:57 in Regional East

Police release CCTV of man they want to speak to about Wellingborough burglary

Police have released these CCTV images of a man they believe may have information about a burglary in Haddon Close, Wellingborough. Officers would like to speak to the man pictured and anyone who recognises him is asked to call police. The burglary took

yesterday, 16:58 in Regional East

Alleged victim told 'demonstrable lies' claims defence for Northampton police officer accused of rape

The defence for a Northampton police officer charged on trial for raping a teenager has argued the alleged victim told a "number of demonstrable lies" in his closing speech. PC Declan Gabriel is also facing two further counts of sexual...

yesterday, 11:31 in Regional East

FARMING MATTERS: Educating youngsters

Visiting farms is a popular pastime for families, which is why there is such an abundance of farm attractions and open farms these days. But it wasn’t always so. For many people years ago, the only opportunity to visit a farm was if you personally knew a

yesterday, 07:32 in Regional East

Northampton residents question why development works for 1,400 homes will go ahead on farmland and not...

Plans for a residential development of up to 1,400 homes as well as shops, healthcare facilities and a new primary school are waiting for approval from Northampton Borough Council. The site of Upton Lodge Farm in Weedon Road, Upton, has been contested by

yesterday, 06:17 in Regional East

Landlords reveal the reasons they believe so many pubs have closed across Northamptonshire

“Your readers have locals. Ask them how many landlords they’ve had in the past ten years.” George Scott is the manager of the Bakers Arms in Bugbrooke and has campaigned in Westminster against pub companies’ business practices for years. In particular, h

yesterday, 06:17 in Regional East

Family offer cash reward for 'Yoda' amidst fears their pet was stolen

A family are asking the Northampton public to help find their missing Chihuahua. They fear the dog has been stolen and are offering a cash reward for his safe return. Yoda, an adult male Blue Fawn Chihuahua, disappeared with another family pet from his f

yesterday, 06:17 in Regional East

BREAKING NEWS: Divers recover items from Northampton lake in Liam Hunt murder investigation

Police divers have searched a Northampton lake as part of the Liam Hunt murder investigation, police revealed today. A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: "The Nottinghamshire dive team recovered several items during a two-day search of...

Friday, 19:00 in Regional East

Do you know this man? Appeal after shopper's cashback money is stolen at Northampton store

A CCTV image of a man police believe may know something about the theft of cash from a Northampton supermarket has been released. A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: "We would like to speak to a man who may have information regarding a...

Friday, 14:59 in Regional East

It’s a chop and change for big-hearted Anna-Lei

An East Hunsbury schoolgirl inspired by the plight of child cancer patients is to donate her long locks to charity . Anna-Lei Shelswell watched a video of a little girl receiving a wig made by The Little Princess Trust and wanted to help children affecte

Friday, 14:59 in Regional East

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