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Austin praises Ward and Morias after duo make their Cobblers bow

Lewis Ward and Junior Morias were both praised by manager Dean Austin for their debut performances in Tuesday’s EFL Cup tie with Wycombe Wanderers. Austin revealed last week that Morias had been desperate for his chance to impress after being thwarted...

Thursday, 10:07 in Sport

Steelbacks eager to give supporters something to shout about

David Ripley wants his Steelbacks players to put on a show for their home fans at the County Ground tonight. Northants have lost all six of their home games in the Vitality Blast this season, with the most recent defeat coming against Durham Jets last...

Thursday, 07:22 in Sport

Daventry store owner sells up but won't retire just yet

The 79-year-old owner of a haberdashery and curtain shop who is selling up after 35 years says there are no plans for retirement just yet as she'll continue working as a curtain-maker. Joan Turley had always enjoyed sewing, knitting and making her own...

Thursday, 06:08 in Regional East

Longtown Outdoor Education Centre sale agreed by county council cabinet

The sale of a county council owned outdoor education centre in the Brecon Beacons has been approved by cabinet. The Wilson Foundation has agreed to purchase Longtown Outdoor Education Centre from Northamptonshire County Council, which has been the...

Wednesday, 20:47 in Regional East

Council to spend £1m on Northamptonshire waste strategy advisors

Cash-strapped Northamptonshire County Council will spend £1m over the next two years on a number of advisors to develop a long-term strategy for the disposal of the county’s waste. At a cabinet meeting yesterday (August 14) the authority’s...

Wednesday, 16:46 in Regional East

Wycombe Wanderers 1 Northampton Town 1 – match review and player ratings

Going out of the Carabao Cup does not constitute a disaster in itself but Tuesday’s penalty shoot-out defeat at Wycombe Wanderers still goes down as a missed opportunity for Cobblers to register that priceless first win of the season. Trying to find...

Wednesday, 13:54 in Sport

Here is what to do if you think your neighbours are smoking cannabis

People smoking cannabis in their own homes continues to cause problems in some communities across our region. This can create a problem for neighbours who have to put up with the notoriously punch stench wafting towards them. While some people may not...

Wednesday, 11:05 in Regional East

Northants sign Curran on two-year contract

Batsman Ben Curran has signed for Northants on a two-year contract from the start of next season. The 22-year-old left-hander – son of former County captain Kevin, and brother of Surrey and England pair Sam and Tom – will continue to play for the club...

Wednesday, 11:03 in Sport

Cobblers boss Austin reveals why Taylor was put on the spot in Wycombe cup tie

Cobblers boss Dean Austin has given a detailed explanation as to why Ash Taylor was the designated penalty-taker during Tuesday’s Carabao Cup tie at Wycombe Wanderers. Trailing 1-0 to Randell Williams’ goal heading into the final 10 minutes at Adams...

Wednesday, 10:51 in Sport

Biggar impressed with fellow Saints fly-half Grayson

Dan Biggar has been impressed with fellow Saints fly-half James Grayson. And the Wales star knows he won't have it all his own way when it comes to selection for the No.10 shirt this season. Grayson, son of Saints' all-time top points scorer Paul, has...

Wednesday, 07:36 in Sport

Set-piece specialist Taylor urges Cobblers to forge winning mentality

Cobblers captain Ash Taylor has stressed the importance of his side developing a ‘winning mentality’ sooner rather than later ahead of tonight’s Carabao Cup tie against Wycombe Wanderers. Town won just two of their final 14 fixtures last term and have...

Tuesday, 17:50 in Sport

Replacement for Daventry warehouse burnt to ground recommended for approval

A Daventry warehouse which burnt to the ground back in March looks set to be rebuilt, and a planning decision will be made either way this week. Prologis UK has submitted a planning application to build a new storage and distribution warehouse after...

Tuesday, 17:38 in Regional East

'Modest' schemes win extra funding from cash-strapped Northamptonshire County Council

Two schemes have been given extra funding by cash-strapped Northamptonshire County Council, but it will soon start running a ‘fine-tooth comb’ over its capital spending. The council’s Conservative cabinet met yesterday afternoon (August 14) at One...

Tuesday, 17:38 in Regional East

Extreme weather no obstacle on Northamptonshire doctor's fundraising cycle to Paris

Forty degree heat, melting tarmac and thunderstorms failed to stop a palliative care doctor on her fundraising mission to cycle from London to Paris. Dr Reema Pal decided to take on a challenge to mark 10 years since she started working at the Cynthia...

Tuesday, 16:21 in Regional East

Save Northants Services campaigner asks councillors to reconsider their views on library closures after...

Northamptonshire County Councillors who voted to approve the closure of some of the county's libraries have been asked to reconsider their position after today's High Court ruling. Earlier today, campaigners fighting to save 21 Northamptonshire...

Tuesday, 16:02 in Regional East

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