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Northamptonshire parents urged to be aware of criminal grooming gangs this summer

Police are urging Northamptonshire parents and carers to be aware of the risk of grooming by criminal gangs as schools break up for the summer holidays. Last week the force launched Operation Viper, a crackdown on gangs who are involved in drugs,...

today, 14:31 in Regional East

NCL SPECIAL: It’s all White for ONs as they return to the top after big victory

Rob White produced a brilliant batting display as Old Northamptonians bounced back from the loss to Horton House in style. White lashed a sensational 140 from just 72 balls, including 22 fours and five sixes, as ONs cruised to a nine-wicket win at...

today, 14:31 in Sport

Bowditch delighted to be back in action for Cobblers after ‘difficult time’ following injury

Dean Bowditch admitted he was delighted to get out on the pitch and playing for the Cobblers again after enduring a ‘difficult time’ over the summer. The 32-year-old played for the first time since the end of March on Thursday night, coming on for the...

today, 14:31 in Sport

New low for Northants as they are beaten by Derbyshire

Northants hit a new low as they suffered a 31-run defeat to previously winless Derbyshire Falcons in the Vitality Blast clash at the County Ground. The Steelbacks shipped more than 200 runs for the third time in as many home T20 games this season as...

today, 00:14 in Sport

Steelbacks set to make more changes for Bears battle

Alex Wakely says the Steelbacks will have to carefully assess the balance of their side ahead of Friday night's game at Birmingham Bears (start time 7pm). Wakely's men were beaten by 31 runs by previously winless Derbyshire Falcons at the County...

today, 00:14 in Sport

Northamptonshire house price rise outstrips national average

House prices in Northamptonshire climbed by 1.6 per cent in May - contributing to an overall rise of 8.3 per cent in the last year, figures have revealed. The latest data from the Office of National Statistics shows that the average property in the...

yesterday, 17:19 in Regional East

New county council chief executive 'knows what she's letting herself in for'

Northamptonshire County Council’s new chief executive will start her role next Thursday, with the council leader saying she ‘knows what she’s letting herself in for’. The appointment of Theresa Grant was formally approved by full council this morning,...

yesterday, 17:19 in Regional East

Daventry missionary returns from Korean assignment

A Daventry woman has returned from South Korea, becoming fluent in the country's language while on her Christian mission. Zoe Gibbons, 20, spent 18 months in the Asian country and told her congregation at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

yesterday, 17:19 in Regional East

FEATURE: ‘Lion’ Morias up for the league two fight after signing for Cobblers

I have lost count of the number of new Cobblers players I have interviewed just minutes after they have committed their futures to the club’s cause. But I know very few of them, if any, have been as infectious, as positive and as downright excited to...

yesterday, 16:54 in Sport

Excitement building at Saints as new season edges ever closer

Saints CEO Mark Darbon says there is a 'real buzz' around Franklin's Gardens as the new season edges ever closer. A new era has begun at Franklin's Gardens with a new-look coaching squad and playing group gearing up for the Gallagher Premiership...

yesterday, 14:18 in Sport

'Leafy Daventry' popular with travellers says neighbourhood sergeant

Daventry's neighbourhood sergeant has said the town is popular with travellers because of it's "leafy". Sergeant Sam Dobbs tweeted after members of his team reported the travellers on Lang Farm had left for Warwickshire ahead of the...

yesterday, 12:20 in Regional East

Big service cuts on the way at Northants County Council

Northamptonshire residents have been warned to brace themselves for a series of further cuts to services as the county council seeks to stop itself from going under. Cabinet leader for finance Michael Clarke has issued his strongest alert yet that the...

yesterday, 12:20 in Regional East

LIVE Latest transfer news from Sky Bet Leagues One and Two

Welcome to our new live feed sifting through what’s happening in terms of player movement in Sky Bet League One and Two today. Our live blog has all the latest deals and rumours from the Cobblers’ rivals this season, and all the lower league clubs up...

yesterday, 12:17 in Sport

Striker Williams welcomes strong competition for Cobblers starting role

Striker Andy Williams has welcomed the strong competition he faces to win a place in the Cobblers attacking line-up for the forthcoming Sky Bet League Two campaign. The 31-year-old was Town manager Dean Austin’s first signing when he joined in May...

yesterday, 12:17 in Sport

Steelbacks heading to last chance saloon in Vitality Blast

It’s not quite all or nothing time for Northants, but it will be if they lose both of this week’s games in the Vitality Blast. The Steelbacks have lost all four of their North Group games so far, suffering defeats to Leicestershire Foxes, Notts...

yesterday, 07:28 in Sport

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