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Deli, Christmas gift shop and art gallery open as part of Northampton store’s huge expansion

Christmas has come early at the Bell of Northampton as the store officially unveiled its £250,000 extension. Historically Bell of Northampton, based in Kingsthorpe Road, has been well known to customers as a kitchen, fireplace and bathroom business...

17 min. ago in Regional East

Travellers visit Northamptonshire 251 times in just one year

The number of unauthorised traveller encampments in Northamptonshire has risen by 75 per cent in four years. In 2014/15 there were 145 encampments in the county; but in 2017/18 travellers visited 251 times. The figures also show that just 46 of the...

today, 06:18 in Regional East

On your marks for Northamptonshire village's first annual soapbox derby this weekend

A Northamptonshire village is set for its first soapbox derby this weekend. Over two dozen homemade carts of all shapes and sizes will race through Earls Barton on Sunday (September 23) starting at 11am. A 330m-metre course has been plotted for the...

yesterday, 21:34 in Regional East

Darren Day returns to Royal & Derngate 18 years after he first starred in Northampton panto

TV personality Darren Day, comedy band The Grumbleweeds and dance troupe Flawless have been announced as this year's swashbuckling Royal & Derngate stars of panto. Darren Day, better known for his reality television appearances and early West End...

yesterday, 18:07 in Regional East

Austerity vigil to be held in Northampton as minister arrives to thank Tory grassroots

Campaigners will attempt to shame the Home Secretary and local Conservative Party members when they arrive in town for a black tie fundraiser. The annual gala event will raise money for Northamptonshire-based election campaigns such as the Police and...

yesterday, 17:44 in Regional East

Weather warning for severe winds issued for Northamptonshire by the Met Office

Northamptonshire residents are being warned that winds of up to 65mph could hit the city between tomorrow (September 20) evening and Friday (September 21). The Met Office has issued the yellow weather warning for all of Northamptonshire and the...

yesterday, 17:24 in Regional East

Corby man wanted by police

Officers have made an appeal for help in tracing the whereabouts of Stuart Stocker, who is wanted by Northamptonshire Police. Stocker, 53, of Deveron Walk, Corby, is wanted on a warrant for failing to appear before Northampton Crown Court to face...

yesterday, 16:36 in Regional East

Scheme that logs late and cancelled Northampton buses could hold Stagecoach to account

A Northampton parish council is encouraging residents to report tardy or no-show bus services to its clerk, and help force improvements if required. West Hunsbury Parish Council will discuss the idea at a meeting this evening (Thursday) as it seeks to...

yesterday, 16:36 in Regional East

VIDEO: Choir kickstarts campaign to promote good winter health in Northamptonshire

A county choir will take a specially commissioned song on the road this year as part of a campaign to improve health in Northamptonshire over the winter months. Singing 4 Breathing, a group that supports patients with breathing difficulties, like COPD...

yesterday, 16:18 in Regional East

Frustration at Northampton hospital clinic after staffing issue leaves crucial phone lines unanswered

Northampton General Hospital bosses have apologised to patients of a facial treatment clinic after many struggled to make appointments. The maxillofacial unit based in Billing Road offers a range of treatments related to the face - from mouth cancer,...

yesterday, 15:45 in Regional East

Police called to Northampton restaurant car park after reports of sudden death

Northamptonshire Police have confirmed they were called to a report of a sudden death at Sixfields Leisure today. Eyewitnesses reported sightings of police cars and ambulances parked close by to TGI Fridays, off Walter Tull Way. A spokeswoman for...

yesterday, 14:41 in Regional East

RSPCA in Northants looking for homes for its ‘overlooked’ cats

An appeal has been made by the Northamptonshire branch of the RSPCA for homes for the overlooked cats in its care. The county branch has many cats in its care that have been overlooked for too long so they are appealing for people to come forward and...

yesterday, 14:35 in Regional East

New Dulux shop opens in Northampton with free giveaways... and the famous dog

A new Dulux Decorator Centre will be launching in Northampton, complete with a visit from the famous Dulux dog and goody bag for visitors on launch day The new store officially opens tomorrow in Caswell Road, Brackmills Business Park - near the Costa...

yesterday, 12:44 in Regional East

Mother issues stark grooming warning after son was killed by predator he met playing online games

A new film will be shown to secondary schoolchildren across Northamptonshire to tell the true story of a teenager who was murdered by an 18-year-old after forming a friendship through online gaming. Breck’s Last Game is a new short film about a...

yesterday, 12:12 in Regional East

Masked gang destroy car with angle grinders in Corby

Police are appealing for witnesses after a balaclava-clad gang destroyed a car in Occupation Road, Corby. The incident happened on Tuesday, September 18, between 9.15pm and 9.35pm, when three men in hoodies and full-face balaclavas destroyed a car in...

yesterday, 11:19 in Regional East

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