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Corby Boating Lake cafe is back in business

Corby’s Boating Lake cafe has been given a new lease of life after a new owner took over the helm. Aaron Wooton, of Corby, opened the doors yesterday (Friday) after a full refurbishment of both the cafe and the toilets. The 27-year-old formerly worked...

today, 06:38 in Regional East

Former Kettering teacher celebrates 100th birthday

A woman who taught hundreds of children in Kettering turned 100 yesterday (Friday). Nora Cheatle celebrated reaching the milestone with friends and family at Claremont Parkway Care Home in the town. Mrs Cheatle used to live in Hawthorn Road and taught...

today, 06:38 in Regional East

Corby man caught fly-tipping by Kettering Council

A Corby man has been ordered to pay almost £2,000 after old tyres and wheels were dumped. Lungu Lilian, of Derwent Way, was caught after a complaint of fly-tipping at the old airfield in Wilbarston. The rubbish consisted of old tyres, wheels, plastics...

today, 06:38 in Regional East

Retro: A blast from Kettering’s past

Kettering's snow plough Prompted by the recent wintry weather, reader Linda Hammond sent us these old photos taken in February 1979. They feature Kettering’s only snow plough at that time, driven by Rick Hammond who later went on to become the Mayor’s...

today, 06:38 in Regional East

EXCLUSIVE: Ex-council leader brands Northamptonshire report a 'whitewash' in defence of his 10-year record

The former leader of Northamptonshire County Council says he takes "no responsibility" for its financial meltdown despite being at the helm for more than 10 years. Jim Harker stepped down as leader in May 2016, after 10 years in charge....

yesterday, 18:08 in Regional East

Temporary councillors appointed to Desborough Town Council

Three temporary councillors have been appointed to Desborough Town Council, meaning it can now function. The council was left with just two councillors after all 10 Tories resigned en masse, claiming they were bullied. Kettering Council has now...

yesterday, 16:53 in Regional East

BREAKING NEWS: Northamptonshire County Council's finance chief sacked after refusing to resign

Northamptonshire County Council's finance has been removed from his role in the cabinet according to Tory party sources. Inspector Max Caller's long-awaited appraisal of the embattled council released yesterday, found a series of failings in the...

yesterday, 15:47 in Regional East

Two taken to hospital after Wellingborough crash

Two people required hospital treatment after a crash in Wellingborough last night (Thursday). Police were called to Northen Way at about 8.20 after the collision, which involved a Vauxhall Corsa and a Fiat. A police spokesman said: “Two people were...

yesterday, 14:58 in Regional East

Home entertainment equipment seized from Kettering houses

TVs, games consoles and home theatre systems were seized from two houses in Kettering after complaints from neighbours. The tenants, who lived in Barnes Close and Hertford Road, breached Community Protection Notices and continued to cause significant...

yesterday, 13:36 in Regional East

Northamptonshire MPs say county needs to 'strike while iron is hot' after hard-hitting report

Northamptonshire's seven MPs believe the county should convert its local government structure to a unitary system "while the iron is hot" following yesterday's "hard-hitting" inspection report. Peter Bone (Wellingborough), Michael...

yesterday, 12:31 in Regional East

Man dies in Northamptonshire M1 collision after his car hits road sign

A 28-year-old man has died at the scene of a collision after his car left the M1 carriageway in Northamptonshire before hitting a road sign. The single vehicle collision happened at about 11.10pm on Wednesday (March 14) on the northbound carriageway,...

yesterday, 12:20 in Regional East

Cannabis farm found in Rushden

A large cannabis farm has been uncovered in Rushden following a police raid this morning. Officers, who did not want to reveal the exact location of the property, discovered the cannabis plants during a raid at about 9.30am today. An spokeswoman said:...

yesterday, 12:20 in Regional East

No police investigation into county hall

There is no criminal investigation into financial mismanagement at Northamptonshire County Council. Northamptonshire Police have confirmed that they are not investigating the issues at county hall which emerged last month after the authority issued a...

yesterday, 11:44 in Regional East

Police release mugshot of teenager wanted over Northampton burglary

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find a man wanted in connection with burglary and assault offences in Northampton. Niall Chiltern-Kelly, 18, is being sought as part of Operation Crooked, a campaign dedicated to reducing burglary, vehicle...

yesterday, 11:25 in Regional East

Crazy Hats Walk at Kettering POSTPONED because of weather fears

Sunday’s Crazy Hats Walk at Wicksteed Park in Kettering has been postponed because of the cold snap forecast. Charity founder Glennis Hooper said this morning: “After much deliberation we have decided to postpone (not cancel) the walk on Sunday. “With...

yesterday, 11:13 in Regional East

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