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Northampton man jailed for eight years after being found guilty of trespass with intent to commit a sexual...

Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a Northampton man has been sentenced to a total of eight years’ imprisonment and placed on the sex offenders register for life. Ian Essom, aged 41, of Ludlow Close, Northampton, was found guilty by...

17 November 2019 in Regional East
 

Police appeal for witnesses to crash that closed the A43 between Kettering and Northampton

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash that closed the A43 at Holcot earlier today (Thursday). The road was closed in both directions after the collision which happened shortly after 10.00am today. Police said the incident...

17 November 2019 in Regional East
 

Wellingborough takeaways 'uncontrollably' infested with cockroaches are shut down

Two neighbouring takeaways in Wellingborough have been closed until further notice after health inspectors found live German cockroaches crawling around the premises. Papa John’s and Flames Kebab, neighbours in the town’s Midland Road, were both...

17 November 2019 in Regional East
 

Travel advice issued for Northampton rail users ahead of weekend strike action

The train operator for Northampton train station will be running a reduced service tomorrow (Saturday) as part of planned industrial action. An amended timetable will be in operation for West Midlands Railway (WMR) and London Northwestern Railway...

17 November 2019 in Regional East
 

One punch killer admits Northants manslaughter

An Irchester man has admitted killing a man with a single punch at a working men’s club. The victim, Peter Roberts, had been in a coma after he suffered a fractured skull during the incident on December 10, 2016, at Brafield-on-the-Green Working Men’s...

17 November 2019 in Regional East
 

Flooding in Northampton caused by blocked drain, Highways England says

The flooding on the A45 this morning near Grange Park in Northampton was caused by a blocked drain. Commuters had another morning of chaos today as they were stuck on the A45 westbound carriageway into Northampton for up to two hours this morning as...

17 November 2019 in Regional East
 

Bad weather is set to batter Northampton today with weather warnings for rain and snow issued in and around...

The Met Office has extended its weather warning to cover Northampton today (Thursday). A severe 'yellow' weather warning of rain has been extended to cover Northampton for 24 hours today with periods of persistent rain already hitting the town. Read...

17 November 2019 in Regional East
 

Weather warning issued as heavy and persistent rain set to hit parts of Northamptonshire

Parts of Northants have been issued with a weather warning for tomorrow (Thursday) as heavy rain looks set to hit the county. Brackley in the south of the county will be one of the worst hit areas and is currently one of the areas across the UK to be...

17 November 2019 in Regional East
 

Cancer survivor gets new lease of life as he trades 22 years in the IT sector for Northampton-based...

A man who suffered multiple organ failure and ended in a wheelchair six years ago has now taken on a new challenge of a running his own cleaning company. With more than 15 years’ experience as a business analyst specialising in the IT industry, cancer...

17 November 2019 in Regional East
 

Programme to stop Northamptonshire mothers having multiple children taken into care agreed

A programme to help Northamptonshire mothers having multiple children taken into care has been given cross-party backing. Northamptonshire county council’s cabinet agreed this week to move forward with the Pause Programme which uses a combination of...

17 November 2019 in Regional East
 

Faulty traffic light fixed near chaotic Brackmills in Northampton

An 'intermittent issue' with a traffic light has now been fixed near Brackmills, which has been playing a part in causing traffic chaos. Northamptonshire Highways has fixed the problem at the top of slip road on the Queen Eleanor roundabout - where...

17 November 2019 in Regional East
 

‘Superhero’ Northampton student Aaliyah praised for charity work in Children in Need fundraiser

A 16-year-old Northampton College student who wasn’t sure if she would see out the week when she was diagnosed with a life-threatening heart condition has been featured as part of this year’s Children in Need campaign. Aaliyah Aries, who is studying...

17 November 2019 in Regional East
 

Fewer HMOs to be allowed within concentrated areas in Northampton after policy change

A new planning policy will see fewer Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) allowed within a 50 metre radius of each other in Northampton. Northampton Borough Council has agreed to lower the threshold after the move was agreed by the cabinet last night...

17 November 2019 in Regional East
 

Thieves steal two year old's Christmas and birthday present from village near Northampton

The mother of a two-year-old boy has launched a desperate appeal to find her son's Christmas and present after it was stolen this week. The 4x4 jeep and trailer is a one of a kind specialist vehicle which was handmade to look like a mini Landrover...

17 November 2019 in Regional East
 

Demolition and redevelopment of Spring Boroughs flats agreed by council cabinet

The demolition and redevelopment of two 1960s blocks of flats in Spring Boroughs has been given the green light by Northampton Borough Council’s cabinet. The £15.9million scheme received the rubber stamp from senior Conservative councillors last night...

17 November 2019 in Regional East
 


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