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Northamptonshire councillor in charge of local government reform told to leave cabinet

The cabinet member in charge of setting up unitary authorities in Northamptonshire has been removed from his position at the county council. Councillor Dr Andy Mercer will leave his role as the portfolio holder for performance, transformation and...

13 March 2019 in Regional East
 

Opposition view: Blunt Flynn thought Newport ‘played very well’ in Cobblers defeat

Michael Flynn could take no solace from his side’s ‘very good away performance’ during Tuesday’s last-gasp defeat to Northampton as the disgruntled Newport boss gave an extremely short post-match interview. So peeved by the manner of his side’s defeat...

13 March 2019 in Sport
 

Grants worth over £200,000 handed out to community groups across Daventry District

Communities across Daventry District will benefit from more than £200,000 of funding to make improvements to buildings, parks and other facilities. The money will be used for a range of projects including improving village halls, installing new...

13 March 2019 in Regional East
 

What do you think about Daventry District’s polling stations?

Residents are invited to have their say on the suitability of polling stations across Daventry District. Daventry District Council uses a variety of buildings as polling stations on election days, from village halls to community centres, a chapel, and...

13 March 2019 in Regional East
 

New victims of female genital mutilation seen by NHS services in Northamptonshire

New victims of female genital mutilation in Northamptonshire were seen by NHS services last year. The figures show the ongoing scale of the challenge to fight FGM across the UK, where thousands of new cases were recorded, shortly after the first...

13 March 2019 in Regional East
 

Worley will leave Saints at end of season

Saints have announced that Matt Worley will be leaving the club at the end of the season. The 21-year-old, who arrived at Saints from Racing 92 last summer, had shown some promise in the black, green and gold, predominantly for the Wanderers. Worley,...

13 March 2019 in Sport
 

Less than three weeks to go until financial day of reckoning for Northamptonshire County Council

With less than three weeks to go until the end of the financial year the Northamptonshire county councillor in charge of finance says he is ‘greatly encouraged’ that the authority will balance its books. Following last year’s £40m overspend all eyes...

13 March 2019 in Regional East
 

Northampton Town 1 Newport County 0 – match review and highlights

Just when it seemed as if Northampton’s play-off chances were about to recede from possible to improbable, Joe Powell stepped up with his best Ricky Holmes impression. The Cobblers were off the pace and below-par for much of Tuesday’s clash with...

13 March 2019 in Sport
 

Storm Gareth: Winds of up to 46mph continue to batter Northamptonshire

A severe weather warning remains in place across Northants today (Wednesday). Storm Gareth continues to sweep across the UK bringing with it high winds and torrential rain. The Met Office severe weather warning, which kicked in at midday yesterday,...

13 March 2019 in Regional East
 

'We have to try': Cannabis oil prescription could change life of 16-year-old Brixworth boy - if he can get it

A Brixworth family is asking for 'just the chance' to see what difference medical cannabis could make to the life of their epileptic son. Julie Young, from Brixworth, is joining the families of 16 children next week to lobby Parliament on the NHS'...

13 March 2019 in Regional East
 

'She was a total star': Daventry mum watches on as daughter, five, wows Crufts crowd

A puppy mad Daventry girl got to live her dreams at Crufts with a starring role at the world-famous dog show. Five-year-old Izzy Taylor and team-mate Milo, a Labrador Staffordshire Bull Terrier crossbreed, wowed fans as part of the East Anglia...

13 March 2019 in Regional East
 

Referee for Saints' cup final clash is confirmed

Ian Tempest will referee Saints' sold-out clash with Saracens in the Premiership Rugby Cup final on Sunday (kick-off 3pm). And fans of the black, green and gold will be hoping their good run with the official in charge can continue. Tempest has...

13 March 2019 in Sport
 

Powell piledriver claims dramatic last-gasp victory for in-form Cobblers

Joe Powell scored a sensational last-gasp winner as Cobblers kept alive their play-off hopes with a fourth successive win as they left it late to stun Newport County 1-0 at the PTS on Tuesday evening. It’s debatable whether Town merited three points...

12 March 2019 in Sport
 

'All traffic stationary' following incident on M1 Northbound heading towards Northampton

All traffic is reportedly being held on the M1 Northbound heading from Milton Keynes to Northampton following an incident. All lanes have been stopped on the M1 Northbound between J14 and J15 as of around 4.45pm. Traffic is reportedly stationary and...

12 March 2019 in Regional East
 

Northampton Club's revs up for start of motocross season

The first Northampton Club motocross race meeting of the season revs into colourful action this weekend. Local 'dirtbuster' stars are expected to turn out in force for the opening round of the club's solo championship in Long Buckby on Sunday (March...

12 March 2019 in Regional East
 


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