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FARMING MATTERS: Award time of the year

There are annual awards in many industries and agriculture is no exception. The British Farming Awards are back for 2017 and in addition to the traditional core sectors of dairy, beef, sheep, arable and machinery, there is a celebration of other sides to

today, 12:16 in Regional East

COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2017: Four of the main parties want to take control of the county council...then...

Local government as we know it is almost certain to change drastically in the next few years. We look at the alternative proposals in our latest Northamptonshire County Council election report. Serious talk of disbanding the current two-tier council syst

today, 11:34 in Regional East

Northampton road singled out for exposing nearby nurseries to 'dangerous' emissions

Children along a congested Northampton road are being exposed to 'illegal and damaging' levels of air pollution, a report claims. The road reportedly produces more than the legal limit for nitrogen dioxide, a byproduct of diesel engines that inflames the

today, 06:03 in Regional East

Men jailed for sex attack on teenage girl in Northampton town centre

Two men have been convicted for a combined total of 42 years for the 'vile, wicked and violent' rape of a 17-year-old-girl in Northampton town centre. They were sentenced at Northampton Crown Court yesterday (April 28) for what the judge called...

today, 06:03 in Regional East

Young Northampton mum with only six years to live fundraises for a life-changing ventilation vest

A Northampton woman is on the way to raising £7,000 for an airway clearance vest so she can spend quality time with her children in the last years few years of life. Natalie Crawford, 34, of Duston has knowingly suffered from Cystic Fibrosis since she wa

today, 06:03 in Regional East

Police car deliberately damaged in Wellingborough

A police response car was deliberately damaged in Wellingborough as officers searched for a missing person. The incident happened in London Road while the car was parked on the bridge over the Embankment in the early hours of this morning (Friday). The a

yesterday, 16:34 in Regional East

First World War memorabilia handed in to Kettering police

Police are hoping to trace the owners of First World War memorabilia which was found when a safe was handed in to officers in Kettering. The safe, which was handed into the front desk, contained a range of memorabilia including medals and a mention in de

yesterday, 15:43 in Regional East

ANALYSIS: Northampton South MP had no choice but to step back amid claims of a 'toxic' legacy

Senior Conservatives claimed David Mackintosh had become so "un-electable" as a candidate - his association had to take the soon-to-be-departing MP off Tory campaign flyers. The former borough council leader, who was once branded Philistine...

yesterday, 14:42 in Regional East

CCTV footage released of Northampton garden centre duvet set thieves

A woman distracted staff at a garden centre while her two male accomplices stole bedding sets. The theft happened in the Ponden Mill soft furnishing section at the Billing Garden Store, in the Causeway, Northampton, on April 11 sometime between 2.45pm an

yesterday, 14:42 in Regional East

Large amounts of jewellery stolen from Northampton home during burglary

A large quantity of jewellery was stolen during a burglary at an address in Northampton. Thieves broke into a house in Balland Way, Wootton sometime between 1pm last Saturday and 1.30am the following day, Northamptonshire Police today reveal. Anyone with

yesterday, 12:49 in Regional East

Man punched and robbed of money by biker who brandished a blade in Northampton

A man was punched, robbed of his wallet, phone and iPad early today (Friday) and held at knifepoint while walking through gardens in Northampton. The robbery happened as the victim was walking through St Katherine's Gardens when he was approached by two

yesterday, 12:38 in Regional East

'Homophobic incident' reported at country park, Northamptonshire Police says

A man - who was with his family - made homophobic comments to a passer-by after the victim's dog approached him. The incident happened at about 6.15pm on Saturday, April 22, at Upton Country Park when the owner ran over to retrieve his dog. At that point

yesterday, 12:17 in Regional East

'Angels in disguise': Northampton hospital-goers pay tribute to A&E staff following frank junior doctors...

Channel 4's eye-opening glimpse into the life of junior doctors at Northampton General Hospital's A&E has prompted a further flurry of praise for our under-pressure medics. Wednesday night's second episode of Confessions of a Junior Doctor showed...

yesterday, 11:26 in Regional East

BREAKING NEWS: Binley would answer his 'country's call' if asked to stand for Northampton South seat

Former Northampton South MP Brian Binley says he would stand again for the seat if "called upon" by the national Conservatives Late last night David Mackintosh announced he would not be contesting the seat he has held in the town for two...

yesterday, 10:49 in Regional East

BREAKING NEWS: M1 shut in Northamptonshire after serious collision

A serious accident on the M1 has led to delays of up to 85 minutes and the closure of the motorway’s southbound lanes on a busy Northamptonshire stretch. The collision saw a foreign registered lorry crash and embed itself into the embankment on southboun

yesterday, 09:57 in Regional East

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