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Special school plan is given the go-ahead

Controversial plans to turn a former dairy room and creamery into a special needs school in Algarkirk have been passed, despite concerns over road safety and the effect on neighbouring properties. The Chelsea Group of Children is set to build the new...

today, 10:32 in Regional East

Fury as historic Kettering tree felled without notice

The decision to fell a tree of historic importance without telling Kettering residents has been labelled ‘bang out of order’. Two cedar trees replaced captured German guns on land at Legion Crescent, near Kettering General Hospital, when the guns were...

today, 07:04 in Regional East

Dream comes true as Wellingborough dancers head off to Disneyland Paris

These youngsters are looking forward to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform at Disneyland Paris. Lucie Downer will be joined by dance teacher Harriet Quinn from Lucie Downer Performing Arts as she takes a group of 38 students to France next...

today, 07:04 in Regional East

Corby, East Northants, Kettering and Wellingborough town centres – what you think

Last month we asked you to tell us what you thought about your town centres – the good, the bad and the ugly. And here are the results. You responded in your hundreds so thank you to everyone who took the time to do so. Some striking themes arose from...

today, 07:04 in Regional East

BRIDGE WATCH: The bridge is OPEN

The Cottingham Road bridge in Corby has finally reopened this teatime. The vital bridge has been closed since January to allow for it to be raised, cutting of the historic heart of Corby and crippling local businesses. But at long last, as promised by...

yesterday, 18:02 in Regional East

Steam train to pass through Kettering and Corby tomorrow

It will be full steam ahead when a historic locomotive passes through Kettering tomorrow (Saturday). A train hauled by 60009 Union of South Africa, built in Doncaster in 1937, will stop at the town’s station as part of a trip between Ealing Broadway...

yesterday, 14:24 in Regional East

More restaurants confirmed for Rushden Lakes as leisure terrace takes shape

The line-up at Rushden Lakes is set to grow as the new West Terrace welcomes its first restaurant later this month. American fast food chain, Five Guys, will be the first food outlet to open at the West Terrace as part of the continued expansion of...

yesterday, 14:15 in Regional East

Thieves use wheelbarrow to steal tools from building site near Corby

Offenders broke into a container on a building site in Weldon and stole building equipment. Sometime between 7pm on Wednesday, October 17, and 6am yesterday (Thursday) the offenders broke into the container in Arnold Drive and used a wheelbarrow from...

yesterday, 12:51 in Regional East

BRIDGE WATCH DAY 19: Corby road still closed...but ‘will be open today’

Nine months to the day it shut, Corby’s Cottingham Road bridge is scheduled to open to traffic today (Friday). As of 11.50am it was still closed but Network Rail has told the Northants Telegraph it will definitely open today. A spokesman for Network...

yesterday, 12:05 in Regional East

Theft and violent crime see a rise during last year in Corby

Thefts and violent crime have risen in Corby during the last year, according to the latest police stats. There were 5,745 reported offences between July 2017 and June 2018, data from the Office for National Statistics shows. That’s up by 10% on the...

yesterday, 12:05 in Regional East

Corby man, 72, conned out of £800 by rogue traders

A 72-year-old man from Corby was conned out of £800 after a man claimed he would clean the victim’s guttering but never returned after taking the money. The offender approached the victim in Romney Road, Corby, sometime between 1pm and 2pm on Tuesday...

yesterday, 11:46 in Regional East

Corby woman wanted in connection with burglary

Do you know this Corby woman? She’s wanted over an alleged burglary. Police are keen to locate the 26-year-old, who they have not named. They are urging her or anyone who knows of her whereabouts to contact police. Anyone with any information is asked...

yesterday, 11:36 in Regional East

Knife arrests rise in Kettering despite an overall drop in crime

Crime levels in Kettering have dropped slightly in the last year, according to the latest police statistics. There were 7,416 reported offences between July 2017 and June 2018, data from the Office for National Statistics shows. That’s down by 1% on...

yesterday, 11:31 in Regional East

Police release CCTV image after alleged theft in Wellingborough

Police officers have released this CCTV image of a woman they want to speak to in connection with a theft in Turner Road, Wellingborough. The incident happened at about midday on Monday, September 17, when a woman is alleged to have taken parcels left...

yesterday, 11:25 in Regional East

More and more Northamptonshire teenagers choosing work over university

More and more school leavers in Northamptonshire are entering the workplace as opposed to going to university, official figures reveal. The latest Department for Education stats shows that 1,232 of the young people finishing Key Stage 5 in schools and...

yesterday, 11:02 in Regional East

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