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Boss Boyd not fazed by spell away from Franklin's Gardens

Chris Boyd is not fazed by the fact that Saints will spend the next three weekends away from Franklin's Gardens. The black, green and gold go to Bath and Bristol before hosting Leicester Tigers at Twickenham. Saints do not play at the Gardens again...

17 min. ago in Sport

Travellers visit Northamptonshire 251 times in just one year

The number of unauthorised traveller encampments in Northamptonshire has risen by 75 per cent in four years. In 2014/15 there were 145 encampments in the county; but in 2017/18 travellers visited 251 times. The figures also show that just 46 of the...

today, 06:42 in Regional East

Northants still confident of claiming a win at Gloucestershire

Northants skipper Alex Wakely still believes Northants can force a win at Gloucestershire in the Specsavers County Championship Division Two clash. Bad weather curtailed the second day of action, with the County having been bowled out for 173 to earn...

yesterday, 18:27 in Sport

Boss Austin demands Cobblers players ‘fight for the badge’ on the shirt

Dean Austin has told his Cobblers players that if they are not ‘prepared to fight for the badge’ on the shirt then they will not be part of his plans. Town are preparing for Saturday’s crunch Sky Bet League Two basement clash with rock-bottom Notts...

yesterday, 17:12 in Sport

VIDEO: Choir kickstarts campaign to promote good winter health in Northamptonshire

A county choir will take a specially commissioned song on the road this year as part of a campaign to improve health in Northamptonshire over the winter months. Singing 4 Breathing, a group that supports patients with breathing difficulties, like COPD...

yesterday, 16:09 in Regional East

RSPCA in Northants looking for homes for its ‘overlooked’ cats

An appeal has been made by the Northamptonshire branch of the RSPCA for homes for the overlooked cats in its care. The county branch has many cats in its care that have been overlooked for too long so they are appealing for people to come forward and...

yesterday, 14:38 in Regional East

Mother issues stark grooming warning after son was killed by predator he met playing online games

A new film will be shown to secondary schoolchildren across Northamptonshire to tell the true story of a teenager who was murdered by an 18-year-old after forming a friendship through online gaming. Breck’s Last Game is a new short film about a...

yesterday, 12:04 in Regional East

Northants health bosses draw up plan to prevent winter crisis

The county’s health and social care services are pioneering a new way of working this winter in a bid to prevent another seasonal crisis. In a national first, the county’s acute and community hospitals have joined with GP surgeries and social care to...

yesterday, 10:39 in Regional East

Next three matches are 'massive' for Saints

David Ribbans says the next three matches are 'massive' for Saints. The black, green and gold will be on the road for each of them as they travel to Bath and Bristol before hosting Leicester Tigers at Twickenham. Saints have taken four points from...

yesterday, 07:01 in Sport

Northants bowlers deliver on first day at Gloucestershire

Seamer Ben Cotton saluted the work of Northants' bowling unit as they impressed on the first day of the Specsavers County Championship Division Two clash with Gloucestershire. The home side were bowled out for just 125 at Bristol, with Brett Hutton...

Tuesday, 19:22 in Sport

Northants County Council makes cuts to road safety budget

The road safety budget has been a casualty of Northamptonshire County Council’s multi-million pound savings agenda as it has been cut back by a quarter this year. Northamptonshire County Council has cut back its road safety budget from £518,000 to...

Tuesday, 16:18 in Regional East

Guns, ammo and haul of Class A drugs seized on farmland near Daventry

Drugs and firearms have been seized by police from a trailer on farmland near Daventry. The class A drugs, a number of short and long-barrelled guns and ammunition were seized on September 14 near Braunston, on the border between Warwickshire and...

Tuesday, 13:27 in Regional East

Warning as Storm Ali brings windy weather with gusts of up to 60mph

Many parts of the UK are in for a wet and windy week, with a number of low pressure systems crossing the Atlantic bringing unsettled weather. Storm Ali will bring a spell of very windy weather with gusts of 50-60 mph possible inland. The strongest...

Tuesday, 11:40 in Regional East

Cornell and Foley understand fans’ frustrations but call for backing in big County clash

Sam Foley and David Cornell have pleaded with the Cobblers supporters to put the team’s stuttering start to the season to one side and do their bit to roar them to victory in their crucial Sky Bet League Two clash with rock-bottom Notts County on...

Tuesday, 10:34 in Sport

Historic shoemaker walks away with top prize at Northamptonshire Business Awards

A historic shoemaker has walked off with the top prize of £10,000 at the Northamptonshire Business Awards. Barker Shoes beat off stiff competition to win Business of the Year having already taken the Digital Communications Campaign of the Year award...

Tuesday, 10:03 in Regional East

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