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The big applications granted planning permission in Northampton this week

Councillors met this week to determine a series of planning applications in Northampton. The borough council’s planning committee convened at The Guildhall on Tuesday evening (February 19), and approved all 19 of the applications it heard. Here’s a...

13 min. ago in Regional East
 

The end of another high street store in Northampton

A much-loved women's fashion store in Northampton is closing down in March. Closing down signs have now gone up in the windows of Dorothy Perkins in Market Walk Shopping Centre. The store, which has been in Market Place for many years, is shutting its...

59 min. ago in Regional East
 

Plan to convert Northampton Sikh temple into house for 17 people meets objections

A plan to renovate a Sikh temple in Northampton to create rooms for 17 tenants has met with concerns from environmental health and a conservation group. The St George's Street building, in Semilong, is to be replaced with a new facility, which is...

59 min. ago in Regional East
 

Northampton warehouse plans approved despite concerns over 'negative impact' on nearby listed building

A new distribution and storage warehouse has been granted planning permission, despite concerns that it could have a ‘negative impact’ on the setting of the nearby Tithe Barns. More than 30 residents, Hunsbury Meadows Parish Council and Upton ward...

yesterday, 19:53 in Regional East
 

Zombies take over farm near Northampton for a new film

Flesh-eating zombies have invaded the Pitsford countryside to shoot a pilot trailer for a new film, 'No Salvation'. More than 50 actors, cast and crew from Northamptonshire have been filming part of a science-fiction film trailer this week, near...

yesterday, 17:16 in Regional East
 

'It's a poor time to put party politics into further meltdown': Northampton Labour candidates share views...

Two leading names in Northampton's Labour have shared their thoughts on the eight MPs who 'split' from the party to form their own group this week. This week, eight former Labour members defected from the party to form the 'Independent Group'. They...

yesterday, 17:04 in Regional East
 

Betting shop worker threatened in Northampton knife-point robbery

A employee at a Northampton bookies was held at knife-point during a robbery. The incident happened at Betfair on Harlestone Road, on Monday, February 18 at approximately 8:20pm when a member of staff was threatened with a knife by a man. A...

yesterday, 16:40 in Regional East
 

Public meeting to discuss reinstating Northampton's number 11 bus service

A public meeting has been arranged to discuss what can be done for isolated residents whose bus service was scrapped more than a year ago. Until December 2017, the number 11 service served the Kingsley and Parklands areas, with hourly pick-ups heading...

yesterday, 16:31 in Regional East
 

Drivers will still have access to satellite navigation systems after Brexit

Brexit could have implications for satellite and space programmes in the UK. At the moment, we are mostly reliant on GPS, a global positioning system that is run and owned by America, for things like car sat navs, location services and smartphones as...

yesterday, 16:09 in Regional East
 

Daventry dad rescues son, three, from burning house as family are made homeless in suspected arson attack

A father-of-four saved his three-year-old son from their burning home in Daventry in a suspected arson attack. Ashley Taylor, his wife Rebecca and their four children - aged one, three, eight and 10 - are without a home as a result of the blaze....

yesterday, 15:25 in Regional East
 

Teenage girl had to kick shins of man to escape after he grabbed her around the waist on Northampton footpath

A teenage girl was inappropriately assaulted by 'a man in his twenties' on a footpath in Northampton. An appeal for witnesses has been launched after the assault on February 11 between 7.20pm and 7.45pm. The teenage girl was walking on a footpath...

yesterday, 15:10 in Regional East
 

Ex-Northampton diocese Catholic priest GUILTY of 18 counts of historical sex offences

A jury has delivered a unanimous guilty verdict for a former Northampton diocese priest facing multiple charges of sexual abuse. Father Francis McDermott, aged 74, was found guilty by a jury at Aylesbury Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday) of five counts...

yesterday, 13:11 in Regional East
 

We investigate EU myths: From bendy bananas to banning kids colouring

Over the years there have been a number of stories about how EU laws impact our lives in the UK. With the Brexit date looming we take a look at the rulings that have made the headlines over the years and discover if they are true or false. The EU...

yesterday, 13:05 in Regional East
 

Disused former leather works building in Northampton to be 'brought back to life' after planning...

A disused former leather works building in the Old Boot and Shoe Quarter in Northampton is set to be ‘brought back to life’ as residential flats. The old Globe Leather Works building, a Grade II listed building on Dunster Street, has been vacant for...

yesterday, 12:28 in Regional East
 

New athletics club helps Northampton's Lily lead the way towards shot put excellence

A newly formed athletics club in Northampton is speeding towards becoming one of the UK's biggest, just weeks after it was set up. Northampton Athletic Club was established in January this year by ex-coaches, athletes and volunteers of Rugby and...

yesterday, 12:24 in Regional East
 


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