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Steelbacks know they must stop going it alone

Northants batsman Josh Cobb says not having enough players in form at the same time is a key reason for the Steelbacks' struggle this season. There have been several impressive individual displays – the latest of them Cobb’s career-best 103 against...

8 August 2018 in Sport

Morias makes his mark as Cobblers beat Watford

Summer signing Junior Morias successfully came through a work out on Tuesday afternoon as Cobblers beat a youthful Watford team 3-1 at the PTS Academy Stadium. Striker Morias, who has arrived from Peterborough United, played a key role in the opening...

7 August 2018 in Sport

New boss Boyd to arrive at Saints this week

New boss Chris Boyd is set to start life at Saints on Thursday and is expected to travel to Wales for the pre-season opener on Saturday. Boyd has been in and out of Franklin's Gardens since being appointed back in January. But having now concluded his...

7 August 2018 in Sport

What is Northamptonshire County Council's former chief executive up to now?

The man formerly in charge of the county council landed himself an executive role at a finance company, months after his departure from the crisis-hit authority. Dr Paul Blantern left the £185,000 a year post at the helm of One Angel Square in...

7 August 2018 in Regional East

Woodford trailer stolen from Daventry industrial estate

A 16ft Woodford trailer was stolen from a Daventry industrial estate. Northamptonshire Police have released a CCTV image of a man they believe may have information about the burglary in Lanchester Way, on the Royal Oak Industrial Estate. Sometime...

7 August 2018 in Regional East

Former Saints prop switches to Tigers

Former Saints prop Campese Ma'afu has joined Leicester Tigers as injury cover. Fiji international Ma'afu was due to join ambitious Championship club Ealing Trailfinders ahead of the new season. But he has now been handed an opportunity at Tigers as...

7 August 2018 in Sport

Drug-related deaths on rise in Northamptonshire, figures reveal

Drug-related deaths have risen in Northamptonshire over the last three years, reflecting a national rise in fatalities over the period. Charities have said that most deaths from substance abuse are avoidable, and warned that drug abusers need better...

7 August 2018 in Regional East

Daventry woman’s run in honour of brave mum

A Daventry woman has completed a gruelling 100km run in honour of her mum, who survived a brain tumour. Louise Balloch tackled the arduous Race to the Stones - an endurance race which finishes at the Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire - in blistering...

7 August 2018 in Regional East

County care home firm is backing Pride in Northamptonshire 2018

Do you know someone who makes their community a nicer place to live, or who always goes the extra mile to help others? If so, then the Pride in Northamptonshire Awards are the perfect way to say thank you. The awards were launched last week by the...

7 August 2018 in Regional East

Striker Williams backed to score ‘bucketloads’ by Austin after frustrating debut

Dean Austin has backed summer signing Andy Williams to ‘score bucketloads’ for the Cobblers this season after revealing the striker was left ‘distraught’ by his two late misses in Saturday’s 1-0 loss at home to Lincoln City. Williams, on his debut for...

7 August 2018 in Sport

Northamptonshire firm's Love Island claim to fame

A Northamptonshire-based plastic manufacturer is celebrating the successful completion of a large order for one of the UK's most popular TV shows. Great Central Plastics – based in Woodford Halse – produced an "extremely fast" turnaround of...

6 August 2018 in Regional East

Boss Austin confident Cobblers ‘can do some damage’ despite disappointing start

Dean Austin did not let the result cloud his judgement when assessing his side’s opening-day performance in their 1-0 defeat against Lincoln City on Saturday as he maintained his belief that the Cobblers have the firepower and quality ‘to do some...

6 August 2018 in Sport

Daventry man, 37, missing

A 37-year-old Daventry man is missing. Northamptonshire Police are appealing for Thomas Maughan to make contact with them. He was last seen in the town centre in the early hours of Sunday, August 5. Mr Maughan is white, 5ft 10in, of stocky build, with...

6 August 2018 in Regional East

What will be decided at key Northamptonshire County Council meeting on Thursday?

Northamptonshire County Council is set to meet for arguably one of the biggest meetings in its history this Thursday (August 9). The decisions that will be taken at County Hall this week will have large implications as the cash-stricken authority...

6 August 2018 in Regional East

Odoffin happy with Cobblers debut and says there’s ‘no hard feelings’ after heated Taylor exchange

It was not the result he or the team wanted but Hakeem Odoffin still enjoyed his first proper taste as a Cobbler following his debut at the PTS Academy Stadium in Saturday’s League Two curtain-raiser - despite being involved in an angry confrontation...

6 August 2018 in Sport

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