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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

Buchanan enjoying wing-back role but says he’s ‘learning every day’

Cobblers defender David Buchanan has praised the impact of new manager Keith Curle and says that, even at the age of 32 and with over 500 career appearances to his name, he’s ‘learning every day’ as he settles into his new role at wing-back. Buchanan...

Tuesday, 13:19 in Sport

Curle loving the ‘buzz’ of being back in football

Cobblers boss Keith Curle says he is loving the ‘buzz’ of being back involved in football again after returning to the game following a short break over the summer. The 54-year-old stepped down as Carlisle United manager following the final game of...

16 October 2018 in Sport

Haskell: Saints working hard to get out of 'a bit of a hole'

James Haskell admits Saints are 'in a bit of a hole at the moment'. And the flanker insists he and his team-mates will work hard to turn things around at the Dragons on Friday night. Saints suffered a heavy defeat in their Challenge Cup opener last...

16 October 2018 in Sport

Northampton starlet Summers-Newton on shortlist for big BBC award

Northampton para-swimmer Maisie Summers-Newton has been named on a shortlist of 10 athletes for the BBC's Young Sports Personality of the Year award. Summers-Newton is a member of Northampton Swimming Club, where she is coached by Jacquie Marshall....

15 October 2018 in Sport

No room to blame bad luck as Curle demands more of the same from Cobblers

For those Cobblers supporters tired of hearing managers constantly lament bad luck and use it as an excuse for their team’s poor results over recent seasons, the approach of new boss Keith Curle will come as a welcome and refreshing change....

15 October 2018 in Sport

Consultation starts today on £8.2m Daventry town centre cinema proposals

Residents can have their say from today on council plans to build a new £8.2m cinema on the current site of Daventry library. The proposed three to four screen cinema at North Street would be scheduled to open by summer in 2020, with the library...

15 October 2018 in Regional East

Affordable home scheme in Daventry deferred so layout can be improved

A planning application to build affordable homes in Daventry has been deferred so the scheme’s layout can be improved to help tackle crime. Futures Homeway had applied to build 59 new dwellings on land at Farnborough Drive in Middlemore. But members...

15 October 2018 in Regional East

Fast food drive-thru gets planning permission despite litter concerns

A new drive-thru garage will be built near the A14 despite concerns over litter and pollution. Euro Garages Ltd applied to Daventry District Council to build a drive-thru fast food restaurant in place of a hotel that had already been earmarked for the...

15 October 2018 in Regional East

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