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Corby named in UK’s three greatest towns

Corby has made the final three in an award to find the the UK’s greatest town. The Academy of Urbanism Awards are in their 12th year and recognise the best, most enduring or most improved urban environments. After visiting 150 areas across the UK and Ire

yesterday, 16:00 in Regional East
 

Teen robbed of mobile phone by two men in Northampton

A teenage boy was threatened by two men and forced to hand over his mobile phone in the Eastern District of Northampton. The 17-year-old was followed by the offenders down Kelmscott Close from Dryleys Court sometime between 10pm and 10.30pm on Tuesday, A

yesterday, 16:00 in Regional East
 

Alex braves the shave in honour of dad’s tumour battle

A brave 21-year-old from Corby has raised thousands of pounds for charity after agreeing to let her dad shave off her long locks. Alexandra Holman went under the clippers at the Shire Horse pub in Corby to raise money for Brain Tumour Research – after he

yesterday, 16:00 in Regional East
 

Corby school’s creature creations will form centrepiece of woodland celebration

Students at a Corby school have worked with two artists to create wire sculptures of woodland creatures to accompany a music and dance performance at the Core Theatre between tomorrow (Friday) and Sunday. Year 7 pupils at Brooke Weston Academy worked wit

yesterday, 15:26 in Regional East
 

Wait is nearly over for first shops to open at Rushden Lakes

Shoppers are just a few months away from seeing the first units open at Rushden Lakes. The first phase of the major retail and leisure development just off the A45 at Rushden is set to open this summer. It will have 43 shops and restaurants, including we

yesterday, 12:17 in Regional East
 

Bid to make Kettering councillors declare whip ‘for transparency’ blocked by Tories

A bid to make councillors on Kettering Council declare whether they have been whipped into voting a certain way was branded “a waste of time” last night (Wednesday). Independent councillor Michael Brown, a former Tory, moved the motion which he said woul

yesterday, 10:45 in Regional East
 

‘British’ bacon sold at Northamptonshire’s Shambala festival actually from Poland

A butchers who hold a stand at Northamptonshire’s annual Shambala Festival have been caught telling porkies after selling customers ‘British’ bacon - which actually came from Poland. Andrew Smith and his son William, who run Barn Bacon Limited, claimed t

yesterday, 09:34 in Regional East
 

Irthlingborough six-year-old saves mum’s life with 999 call

A six-year-old Irthlingborough boy kept calm under pressure when his mum’s diabetes caused her to have a seizure by texting his dad, calling 999 and looking after his baby brother. Tate King, a Year One pupil at Great Addington Primary School, rushed to

yesterday, 06:33 in Regional East
 

Rushden venue wins our Gym of the Year competition

A Rushden gym is celebrating after being crowned Northamptonshire Telegraph’s Gym of the Year. Elite Personal Training (EPT) in Duck Street took first prize, fighting off competition from Ladies First Health and Fitness Club in Kettering, which came seco

yesterday, 06:33 in Regional East
 

Kettering man caught with child abuse images

A Kettering man will face a crown court judge next month after admitting downloading dozens of indecent images of children. Brendan Rush, 30, of Windmill Avenue, admitted three charges facing him at an earlier hearing for the offences, which took place i

yesterday, 06:33 in Regional East
 

VIPs cut the ribbon for new store in Wellingborough town centre

Shoppers finally got to check out Wellingborough’s new B&M store when it opened in Market Street today (Wednesday). Staff had been asked to nominate a local hero they thought deserves some VIP treatment for the work they do for the local community...

yesterday, 06:33 in Regional East
 

BREAKING: Former Corby teaching assistant admits 15 child sex offences

A former Corby Business Academy teaching assistant has pleaded guilty to child grooming and indecent images charges. Stuart Baker, 40, appeared at Wellingborough Magistrates’ Court this morning, where he pleaded guilty to 10 charges of inciting children

Wednesday, 17:05 in Regional East
 

Kettering self storage business donates sign-up pledges to charity

A storage company has donated £5 to charity for every person who has signed up to them for the past three months. Kettering Self Store donated £225 to the charity KidsAid. They decided to give something back as a way of supporting local charities who car

Wednesday, 15:38 in Regional East
 

Motorbike chained to lamp post stolen in Northampton

A motorbike was stolen from a residential road in Northampton despite it being chained to a lamp post. The silver BMW R1200 GS Adventurer motorbike was removed from the post on St Michael’s Avenue, possibly with an angle grinder, and wheeled away. The th

Wednesday, 15:38 in Regional East
 

McDonald’s will roll out its new UK home delivery service this summer

Hold onto your hats fast food lovers - you will soon to be able to have your Big Mac and McFlurry delivered straight to your front door. McDonald’s has confirmed it will begin a trial delivery service in June using an external provider, which could inclu

Wednesday, 15:38 in Regional East
 


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