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Offer free parking days or see Christmas shoppers go somewhere else, Northampton business group tells council

A business group is urging the borough council to offer free parking days in Northampton or see customers do their Christmas shopping elsewhere. There will be no free parking days at any of Northampton's car parks in the run up to Christmas, it has...

today, 17:07 in Regional East

Northamptonshire is leaving hundreds of children at greater risk of harm - scathing UN report into UK...

The ongoing financial meltdown at Northamptonshire County Council has now drawn the attention of United Nations - as part of a damning report on UK austerity. Prof Philip Alston, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, made...

today, 16:36 in Regional East

Countess hears heartwarming song from Northampton special school choir

Sophie the Countess of Wessex was a delighted visitor to a Northampton school today. Arriving by helicopter to the Racecourse, she visited Fairfields School, in Trinity Avenue Kingsthorpe, to mark the site's 80th birthday. Sophie - wife to Prince...

today, 16:05 in Regional East

Have you seen the Olney Terrier? Three-week search for feral dog reaches Northampton

A three-week search to find and safely catch a feral dog who has been sighted across the county has reached Northampton. A ginger terrier with two white front feet was spotted in St Giles Street on Monday (November 20) - but what witnesses might not...

today, 16:05 in Regional East

Dedicate a light to a loved one who won't be here this Christmas with Northampton's Tree of Love

Only two days are left to dedicate a light to a loved one on a Northampton charity's Christmas tree this year. Cynthia Spencer Hospice is inviting Northampton to remember friends, family and the special people in their lives by lighting up their Tree...

today, 14:59 in Regional East

Northamptonshire County Council talks to buy out costly care contract fail

Northamptonshire County Council’s hope of saving £1.5m this financial year by buying out a costly elderly care contract will not be realised. Despite recent talks with the Department of Health and the Treasury the authority has not been able to buy...

today, 14:52 in Regional East

Northampton Street Pastors given Purple Flag gong at 10th anniversary bash

The Northampton Street Pastors’, who have been keeping clubbers in Northampton safe for ten years, have marked their anniversary with a Purple Flag certificate. The group of church members, who venture out on Saturday nights offering help and support...

today, 13:53 in Regional East

Pause on council roadworks in Northampton announced, to aid Christmas shopping

Northamptonshire County Council’s roadworks have been targeted for completion before the December Christmas work embargo on the highways begins. Under the embargo, all highways works stop on the county council’s strategic routes to allow for the extra...

today, 13:47 in Regional East

Closing date for Northampton Homebase store revealed

The Sixfields-based Homebase store has been earmarked for closure while Riverside will remain open, it has been revealed. Homebase initiated a Company Voluntary Agreement in August, which was approved by creditors and now more than 40 stores have been...

today, 13:33 in Regional East

Man knocked unconscious and robbed while walking in Northampton neighbourhood

A man was robbed in a Northampton neighbourhood after he was hit on the back of the head and knocked unconscious. Witnesses are being sought after the incident November 14 between 7.30pm and 8.30pm in Kings Heath. The victim had been to the Londis...

today, 13:05 in Regional East

E-fit released after man is sexually assaulted in Northampton recreation ground

An e-fit has been released of a man wanted in connection with a sexual assault at a Northampton recreation ground. The incident happened at Kingsthorpe Recreation Ground, about 50 metres from the entrance, near the junction of Welford Road and...

today, 13:05 in Regional East

Every major Wetherspoons in and around Northamptonshire ranked from best to worst

Northamptonshire has a wealth of JD Wetherspoon pubs, but some are more popular with customers than others. These are the best and worst Wetherspoons in Northamptonshire, ranked according to TripAdvisor. 1. The Red Well The Red Well, located in...

today, 11:34 in Regional East

Wellingborough man wanted in connection with harassment

Police have issued a picture of a Wellingborough man they wish to speak with in connection with alleged harassment. Officers say are keen to locate the 33-year-old, but have not named him. They say he may be able to assist the investigation and are...

today, 11:18 in Regional East

Olympic legend Derek Redmond steps into the ring and raises £5,500 in Northampton charity boxing fight night

A former British sprinter who created one of the most iconic moments in Olympic history has swapped his spikes for boxing gloves and stepped into the ring for the first time. Derek Redmond tore his hamstring during the 400 metre sprint semi-final at...

today, 11:18 in Regional East

Northamptonshire company raises hundreds for Chronicle & Echo campaign to tackle poverty

In partnership with the Northamptonshire Community Foundation (NCF) the Chronicle & Echo has relaunched our 2015 Fair Deal for Kids campaign all over again to raise money for hungry children living in food poverty. The NCF - who dish out grants to...

today, 11:18 in Regional East

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