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Trading standards and police crackdown on rogue traders with patrols and visits to victims

Rogue traders and aggressive doorstep sellers in Northamptonshire were targeted last week as part of a new operation by the police and the county council. Rogue traders and aggressive doorstep sellers in Northamptonshire were targeted last week as...

Wednesday, 16:48 in Regional East
 

Healthwatch Northamptonshire wins national award

Healthwatch Northamptonshire had plenty of reasons to celebrate at a national event. The Healthwatch England Conference was held recently in Stratford upon Avon and was attended by all 152 local Healthwatch. Healthwatch Northamptonshire came away with...

Wednesday, 15:43 in Regional East
 

New £4m Daventry primary school welcomes its first pupils

Daventry's newest school formally opened last week after welcoming its first pupils at the start of term. The ribbon was cut at the £4.275million Monksmoor Park CE Primary School last Friday (October 12) during a ceremony attended by Daventry Mayor...

Wednesday, 14:59 in Regional East
 

Your say

A selection of your letters Mark centenary of Armistice Day This year we mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. On November 11 we will remember not only those who were lost in that conflict, but also the servicemen and women who were...

Wednesday, 14:30 in Regional East
 

Vesty gives Mallinder update ahead of Saints' trip to Dragons

Harry Mallinder is set to miss Saints' Challenge Cup clash with the Dragons on Friday night due to the knee injury he picked against Clermont Auvergne last weekend. Mallinder was involved in a huge collision just three minutes into the game at...

Wednesday, 13:58 in Sport
 

Company whose Daventry warehouse burnt down is taken over after going into administration

The company that lost millions of pound worth of stock after its warehouse in Daventry burnt down in March has been taken out of administration. Garden products provider Gardman had struggled financially in the aftermath of the inferno that saw it...

Wednesday, 13:17 in Regional East
 

Back injury forces former Cobblers defender Zander Diamond to retire from football

Former Cobblers defender Zander Diamond has announced his retirement from football due to a serious back injury. The 33-year-old, a key member of the 2015/16 Sky Bet Leagie Two title-winning Town team, announced on the Mansfield Town website on...

Wednesday, 13:17 in Sport
 

More than a third of adults receiving social care in Northamptonshire pay private providers to top up support

More than a third of adults receiving social care in Northamptonshire are paying private providers to top up their support, new figures show. This is increasingly common across the country, with the Local Government Association saying the greater...

Wednesday, 11:25 in Regional East
 

Could your house be a Forever Home for a Northamptonshire child?

Prospective adopters are being invited to offer a loving home to one of the 57 vulnerable children in Northamptonshire waiting to be adopted. National Adoption Week takes place this week (15th to 21st October) to raise awareness of the need for more...

Wednesday, 10:41 in Regional East
 

18 arrested and more than £5,000 seized in county lines crackdown in Northants

Police arrested 18 people and seized more than £5,000 last week as part of the National County Lines Coordination Centre’s (NCLCC) week of intensification. ‘County lines’ refers to the practice of criminal gangs moving out of city centres to more...

Wednesday, 09:53 in Regional East
 

Saints star Biggar named in Wales squad

Saints fly-half Dan Biggar has been named in the Wales squad for the autumn international series. Biggar switched to Saints from Ospreys during the summer and has started in each of his new club's seven matches so far this season, scoring 59 points in...

Tuesday, 22:17 in Sport
 

Midfielder Matt Crooks ruled out of MK Dons clash through suspension

Midfielder Matt Crooks will miss Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two clash at Milton Keynes Dons through suspension. The 24-year-old will serve a one-match ban for picking up his fifth booking of the season during last Saturday’s 2-1 PTS Academy Stadium win...

Tuesday, 18:15 in Sport
 

Should Lord Sugar be searching for new apprentice in Daventry?

Business mogul Lord Sugar is back on our screens seeking his next ‘apprentice’ - but perhaps he should be looking in Daventry. The area can boast of 410 people starting on genuine apprenticeship schemes in the nine months to April this year, according...

Tuesday, 16:46 in Regional East
 

Churchyard repairs finally agreed for Northamptonshire village

A closed churchyard in a Northamptonshire village will finally be repaired after councillors approved that the ‘significant’ changes could take place. The Church of St Peter & St Paul, in Weedon Bec, is a grade II listed building. The west tower...

Tuesday, 15:59 in Regional East
 

Daventry 'wasteland' disposed to private firm as council lacked 'resources' to kickstart development

A council-owned ‘wasteland’ in Daventry has been disposed of to a private firm so it can build a commercial development on the site. The Knoll, a steep parcel of land in the Marches industrial estate, will be leased out for 200 years to the Claymore...

Tuesday, 15:27 in Regional East
 


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