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Daventry children among healthiest in country

Daventry youngsters are some of the healthiest in the country, despite childhood obesity being a problem across large parts of England. NHS England figures show that just 14% of Year 6 pupils were obese during the 2017-18 school year, one of the...

12 October 2018 in Regional East
 

Bowditch says Cobblers getting back to basics under new boss Curle

Cobblers midfielder Dean Bowditch believes Keith Curle’s mantra of keeping things simple and focusing on the basics has been a significant factor behind the team’s recent improved form. Curle has already made impressive strides despite only being in...

12 October 2018 in Sport
 

Saints to relish new Challenge after being 'out of our depth'

Teimana Harrison admits Saints have been 'out of our depth' in Europe during the past few seasons. And the back row forward believes swapping the Champions Cup for Challenge Cup action will be 'a welcome change' for the black, green and gold. Saints...

12 October 2018 in Sport
 

Pierre says Cobblers players quickly adapting to boss Curle’s ideas

Aaron Pierre says the Cobblers squad has quickly bought into the new 3-5-2 formation they are being asked to play by manager Keith Curle. The big central defender has played a key role in all of Curle’s matches in charge so far, being part of a back...

11 October 2018 in Sport
 

Teenage girl rescued from 'cracking' roof in Daventry

A teenager escaped injury when she had to be rescued by firemen after playing on a roof that was "cracking" beneath her. Police and fire were called to Portland Close in Daventry at around 8pm. Two girls had been playing on the roof and one...

11 October 2018 in Regional East
 

Former Northants player and coach David Capel recovering from brain tumour surgery

Former Northants all-rounder and head coach David Capel is recovering after undergoing surgery for a brain tumour he suffered in August. The 55-year-old is now on the mend at home, and has issued a statement through the cricket club thanking everybody...

11 October 2018 in Sport
 

More people sectioned under Mental Health Act in Northamptonshire

More people are being sectioned under the Mental Health Act in the Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, reflecting a trend seen across the country. The Royal College of Psychiatrists said that while reasons for the rise were complex, one...

11 October 2018 in Regional East
 

Dingwall sets sights on Clermont after 'special' Saints debut

Well aware of the result, Fraser Dingwall stopped short of labelling his first Saints appearance a dream debut. Instead, the centre stressed how ‘really, really special’ it was to finally get a first-team chance. Dingwall was introduced with five...

11 October 2018 in Sport
 

Curle determined to get the best out of ‘complex’ van Veen

Cobblers boss Keith Curle has explained how he intends to go about trying to coax the best out of striker Kevin van Veen after describing the Dutchman as a ‘complex’ character. Van Veen’s ability has rarely been in doubt since he signed for...

11 October 2018 in Sport
 

VIDEO: Parents may launch judicial review over school closure after committee finds council 'followed...

The controversial closure of a Northamptonshire primary school will go ahead unless parents can launch a judicial review. Great Creaton Primary School is due to close on December 31 after Northamptonshire County Council’s cabinet voted to shut its...

10 October 2018 in Regional East
 

Bake Off star speaks at annual Northamptonshire literary festival

Prue Leith was among several celebrities, authors and writers to appear at this year's Althorp Literary Festival. The Great British Bake Off judge reminisced about her favourite all-time recipes and other speakers at the weekend event included...

10 October 2018 in Regional East
 

Horne: Saints send-off will stay with me forever

Rob Horne says his Twickenham send-off will stay with him forever. The 29-year-old was honoured during Saints' Gallagher Premiership clash with local rivals Leicester Tigers at the home of English rugby. Horne was tragically forced into early...

10 October 2018 in Sport
 

Masked man escapes in black BMW after attempted burglary near Daventry

A masked man escaped in a black BMW after trying to break into a home in a Daventry village. At about 1.45am on Friday, September 28, in Churchill Road, Welton, the homeowner saw a man walking down the side of their driveway. After being disturbed,...

10 October 2018 in Regional East
 

'No reputable breeder will sell dogs in this fashion' - Man seen selling puppies out of car boot in...

A man was seen selling puppies out the back of a car in Northamptonshire last week, arousing suspicion from the council. South Northamptonshire Council received reports of a man selling the dogs in Towcester Recreation Ground off Islington Road on...

10 October 2018 in Regional East
 

Summer wildfires in Northamptonshire increase by 50%

The number of summer wildfires in Northamptonshire have increased by 50 per cent this year, as the Fire Brigade Union warned its staff are under-funded and ill-equipped to deal with more incidents. Between May and July, the Northamptonshire Fire and...

10 October 2018 in Regional East
 


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