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Watch for signs of criminal gangs grooming children this summer, say Northamptonshire Police

Parents and carers are being urged to watch for the signs of children being groomed by criminal gangs this summer. Last week, Northamptonshire Police launched Operation Viper, a crackdown on gangs who are involved in drugs, firearms and violence...

today, 14:30 in Regional East

New novel by local author features journalist dating 31 men in 31 days across Northamptonshire

A new book set in Northamptonshire's pubs, clubs and dating hot spots was released today. Northampton author Morgan Bailey says her novel "The Serial Dater's Shopping List" features nights out in The Picturedrome, the Sixfields Cineworld and...

today, 14:30 in Regional East

Teenagers charged with drug dealing following Operation Viper arrests in Northampton

Two teenagers suspected of drug dealing have been arrested in Northampton as part of a major county crackdown operation. A drugs warrant was executed in Arthur Street yesterday (July 19) resulting in the arrest of the two teenagers. They are due to...

today, 14:30 in Regional East

Investigation ordered into adult social care facilities in Northampton

An investigation will be held into adult social care facilities in the Northampton area ahead of the local government reorganisation which will form two new unitary authorities in 2020. Councillors on Northampton Borough Council’s scrutiny committee...

today, 14:30 in Regional East

Rats climbing walls and seen 'every day' at Northampton council estate

A Northampton housing estate says they are under siege by an infestation of rats and are calling for their housing association to take action. Tenants at Cordwainer House, in Byfield Road, St James, say they see and hear the rodents "every...

today, 14:30 in Regional East

Northamptonshire parents urged to be aware of criminal grooming gangs this summer

Police are urging Northamptonshire parents and carers to be aware of the risk of grooming by criminal gangs as schools break up for the summer holidays. Last week the force launched Operation Viper, a crackdown on gangs who are involved in drugs,...

today, 14:30 in Regional East

Labour hold seat in St George by-election for Northamptonshire County Council

Labour have held their seat in the St George by-election after Anjona Roy won the vacant position on Northamptonshire County Council. The by-election took place yesterday following the resignation of previous Labour councillor Rachel Cooley in May,...

today, 14:30 in Regional East

Northampton builder shrinks his plate to shrink his waist

A Northampton builder has taken notches off his belt after losing five-and-a-half stone in nine months. Paul Weston, 49, made the decision to rethink his health when he tipped the scales at over 20 stone and watched his friend succumb to diabetes. He...

today, 14:30 in Regional East

Co-op set to takeover former pub in Northamptonshire village

A supermarket is proposing to set up shop in a former village pub to double the size of its existing store. The Co-op is in talks with the owner of the former Red Lion public house on Harborough Road in Brixworth to revamp the former site into a...

today, 14:30 in Regional East

A5 to shut as roadworks get underway in Towcester

Maintenance work on the A5 in Towcester is to begin on Monday, resulting in the temporary closure of the road. A new carriageway surface is being put down, along with improved drainage to prevent flooding, and new kerbs, road studs and road markings....

today, 14:30 in Regional East

Northamptonshire house price rise outstrips national average

House prices in Northamptonshire climbed by 1.6 per cent in May - contributing to an overall rise of 8.3 per cent in the last year, figures have revealed. The latest data from the Office of National Statistics shows that the average property in the...

yesterday, 16:54 in Regional East

Drivers licence and cash taken in Semilong flat burglary

A wallet containing cash, ID and a driving licence was stolen during a burglary at a flat in Brook Street, Northampton. The offence occurred between 2am and 5.30am this morning (Thursday, July 19). A white leather handbag with a small pink bear on the...

yesterday, 16:54 in Regional East

Firefighters on scene in Northampton after reports of smoke coming from church

Two fire engines were deployed earlier today to a Northampton street after eyewitnesses reported plumes of smoke leaving the church. A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire Police said: "Fire were called at 1.35pm to reports of a fire at a church in...

yesterday, 16:54 in Regional East

Choir to scale up after scoring sponsorship deal

Northampton choir gearing up for key change with new uniforms NMVC is anticipating around 40 new members to join its ranks shortly as a result of a highly successful recruitment campaign and the £4,000 will help in providing uniforms and music for the...

yesterday, 16:54 in Regional East

Northampton school speech day celebrates hard-working pupils

Pupils at a Northampton school welcomed the town’s first citizen to their school to celebrate their annual awards ceremony. St Peter’s Independent School’s newly appointed head teacher , Julie Fenlon, was joined by Mayor of Northampton, Cllr Tony...

yesterday, 14:18 in Regional East

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