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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

‘Time after Nine’: no alcohol policy to launch on late night trains passing Northampton station

A scheme to reduce anti-social behaviour on late night train services through Northampton will be launched later this month. From Friday, July 27 there will be a no alcohol policy on all trains passing through the station after 9pm on Friday and...

Wednesday, 17:34 in Regional East

Number of Northants County Council staff who have applied for voluntary redundancy revealed

160 staff at in-crisis Northamptonshire County Council have applied for voluntary redundancy. The county authority is on a spending lockdown as it aims to find savings of £30m this year and last month it offered all of its 3,000 staff a redundancy...

Wednesday, 17:34 in Regional East

Rise in teenagers being admitted to hospital due to self harming in Northants

There has been a sharp rise in the number of 15 to 19-year-olds being admitted to Northamptonshire hospitals due to self harming. Latest figures revealed in the county’s annual public health report show that 485 young people were admitted to a...

Wednesday, 17:34 in Regional East

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