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Wellingborough man helps pay for military memorial in his dad’s honour

A Wellingborough man has raised more than £3,000 towards a memorial for the regimental association his father was so proud to be part of. Graham Campbell lost his father last year and decided to do something special in his memory. As his dad Neil was...

17 min. ago in Regional East

Major road in Northamptonshire near M1 closed following crash

A major Northamptonshire road off the M! has been closed following a crash. The A5 southbound between the A361 and the junction with the A45 Northampton is shut following a collision at around 11am today. The collision is expected to clear between...

yesterday, 14:53 in Regional East

BREAKING NEWS: Murder inquiry launched after death of teenager in Northampton

A 17-year-old boy has died following an incident on a Northampton residential estate last night. Officers were called to an incident in Drayton Walk, Kingsthorpe, Northampton, at 6.15pm yesterday (25 May) in which the victim had been injured. He was...

yesterday, 14:10 in Regional East

Kettering woman travels to Thailand to lend a paw to dog foundation

A Kettering dog lover has travelled thousands of miles to help dogs - some with horrific injuries or diseases - which have been rescued from the streets of Thailand. Instead of soaking up the sun on the beaches of Phuket, Stephanie Howell, from...

yesterday, 09:26 in Regional East

UK’s biggest inflatable play park coming to Kettering

A Kettering sports centre will be bouncing when the country’s largest indoor inflatable play park comes to town. Wacky World - which claims to be a cross between Total Wipeout and Get Your Own Back - will vist Kettering Arena Sports in Thurston...

yesterday, 06:17 in Regional East

Grieving relatives bemoan state of Corby cemetery

People with loved-ones buried at Corby’s Shire Lodge Cemetery are calling on the council for action to improve maintenance after the grass grew to unacceptable levels. Traditionally, people from Corby are proud grave-tenders and keep the final resting...

yesterday, 06:17 in Regional East

Shiny new look for Corby supermarket car wash

Corby’s Asda car wash is set to get a new look. The tired old portable building is on its way out - and in its place will arrive a shiny new canopy and washing bays. The hand wash at the supermarket in Phoenix Parkway is one of the most popular in...

yesterday, 06:17 in Regional East

VIDEO: School children play dangerously close to edge of Northampton town centre rooftops

A shock video showing two young boys playing dangerously close to the edge of a set of Northampton town centre rooftops has gone viral. The short clip filmed by recruitment consult Darren Michael from the window of the Pertemps offices in Abington...

Friday, 16:28 in Regional East

National award for Kettering teacher

A talented teacher from a Kettering primary is celebrating after being named Newly Qualified Teacher of the Year. Lauren Green began working at Grange Primary Academy in Jean Road last year. The year one teacher has now been named the best NQT in the...

Friday, 15:57 in Regional East

Wellingborough MP says there could be a snap election this year

Wellingborough MP Peter Bone has rated the chances of a snap election in 2018 as “50/50”. The Conservative Brexiteer admitted the Government could be forced to the ballot box if it is defeated over the EU Withdrawal Bill again next month. Speaking on...

Friday, 14:58 in Regional East

Questions over recruitment agency co-run by Northants County Council

A recruitment agency set up by Northamptonshire County Council with other authorities has come under scrutiny. The authority spent £10m with Opus LGSS in the six months between September 2017 and this March, according to figures recently added to the...

Friday, 14:51 in Regional East

Kettering Council urged to buy Desborough and Rothwell libraries

Calls are being made for Kettering Council to consider buying the under-threat libraries at Desborough and Rothwell. Kettering’s Labour opposition say they want a council debate about the issue and for the authority to decide whether buying the two...

Friday, 14:14 in Regional East

Higham pensioner jailed for raping eight-year-old girl

A Higham Ferrers man has been put behind bars for raping and sexually abusing a child more than 40 years ago. Dennis Damon, 77, of Nene Road, was jailed for 16 years and placed on the sex offenders register for life. Yesterday (Thursday) Leicester...

Friday, 12:57 in Regional East

Severe weather warning issued for Northamptonshire as we head into the May Bank Holiday weekend

Heavy showers and thunderstorms are set to hit Northamptonshire this weekend as temperatures set to soar. The Met Office has issued a severe weather weather for heavy rain which kicks in at 6am tomorrow (Saturday) until midnight on Sunday for the...

Friday, 12:57 in Regional East

New Corby’s mayor’s pride

The new mayor of Corby says he’s proud to be elected for a second time. Cllr Mohammed Rahman took on the role at a Corby Council meeting last night (Thursday), taking the reins from the town’s youngest ever mayor Cllr Matt Keane. Cllr Rahman said: “I...

Friday, 11:14 in Regional East

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