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New scheme asked Northamptonshire people to open their homes to vulnerable adults

A campaign has been launched to recruit people who can offer support to a vulnerable adult in Northamptonshire. Shared Lives is an initiative run by Northamptonshire County Council and its care home arm Olympus Care Services that primarily offers adults

yesterday, 17:00 in Regional East

New dog park opens in Raunds

Dogs will be able to run and play off the lead in a new park designed especially for them. Owners can now take their pets to a dog park in Raunds where they can let them off the lead in a secure area away from where children play. Raunds Town Council hel

yesterday, 17:00 in Regional East

Princess Diana’s stepmother Raine Spencer dies aged 87 having live at Althorp for 16 years

The stepmother of Diana Princess of Wales, who lived at he family’s ancestral home in Northamptonshire, has died following a short illness. Raine Spencer, passed away on Friday according to a statement from her family.
The 87-year-old, who was the daught

yesterday, 16:30 in Regional East

Corby paedophile who sexually assaulted young girl jailed for four years

A Corby man who sexually assaulted a young girl has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail. Mark Wootton, aged 32, appeared at Northampton Crown Court after he admitted two charges of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13 and two charg

yesterday, 16:30 in Regional East

Life-saving team from Northamptonshire’s ambulance service wins award

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has won a national award for one of its services. The Community Response Team from EMAS won the emergency services team of the year award at the UK Heart Safe Awards. EMAS head of Community Response, Michael Barnett

yesterday, 16:09 in Regional East

Northamptonshire gets share of 1,000 new 'nursing associates' being recruited across the UK

New teams of 'nursing associates' will be trained and recreated across Northamptonshire to work in hospitals, GP practices and care homes. Training and recruitment for these new roles will begin in December. It is not clear how many roles will be created

yesterday, 15:47 in Regional East

Corby Sports Awards 2016

It was an evening of celebration at the Best Western Rockingham Forest Hotel last night as sporting stars filled the room for Corby Council’s annual sports awards. The evening got off to a fighting-fit start with demonstrations and a performance from the

yesterday, 14:16 in Regional East

Inspirational people from across Northamptonshire celebrated at our Pride awards

Unsung heroes from across the county have been honoured at our annual Pride in Northamptonshire Awards. The awards, run jointly by the Northampton Chronicle and Echo, Northants Telegraph and Daventry Express, took place last night at the Kettering Park H

yesterday, 13:01 in Regional East

Conservatives gain council seats in Rothwell

Two council seats in Rothwell have swung from Labour to Conservative after by-elections yesterday (Thursday). Voters went to the polls to elect a new Rothwell representative on Kettering Council and a new Tresham ward councillor on Rothwell Town Council

yesterday, 13:01 in Regional East

Kettering girl with cancer to star in Channel 4 fundraiser

A young Kettering cancer patient who was diagnosed with a rare type of bone cancer at the age of nine is taking a starring role in a national TV fundraising campaign. Eve Lyons and her family were filmed at home and in hospital to help shed light on what

yesterday, 12:23 in Regional East

Kettering charity in desperate appeal after being told of impending closure

A Kettering charity shop has made a desperate appeal for help to find new premises after being told it must leave by Christmas. Kettering Mind, which helps people with mental health issues, has been told by its landlord to vacate its Rockingham Road shop

yesterday, 12:09 in Regional East

‘I could spend £100k in my ward in 10 minutes’ says Northampton councillor in lambasting empowerment fund...

A fiery county hall debate saw further criticism levelled at the Northamptonshire County Councillors who did not manage to spend all of the fund meant to help projects in their ward. In yesterday’s Chronicle & Echo, we reported how a handful of...

yesterday, 11:58 in Regional East

Britons spend eight years of their lives on housework

Brits will spend nearly eight years of their lives doing household chores, a study has found. Cleaning, ironing, food shop shopping and even walking the dog means the average adult spends just under three hours a day on domestic tasks. This amounts to 20

yesterday, 11:44 in Regional East

Sound cushions in Wellingborough play area to be relocated

Sound cushions installed as part of a play area in Wellingborough are to be moved after complaints about the noise. To commemorate the location of the Wellingborough Zoo Park, Wellingborough Council installed a play area with an animal theme at Croyland

yesterday, 11:09 in Regional East

Child seat product recalled over safety fears

Recaro Child Safety is offering a product replacement programme for its Recaro fix base, which can be used with the Optia child seat as well as the Privia infant carrier. The company has found that the hooks which connect the Recoro base to the child sea

yesterday, 10:48 in Regional East

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