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Vandal jumps on bonnet and smashes windscreen while man sat in car in Corby

Officers are looking for witnesses to an incident of criminal damage which happened in Corby on Sunday, July 15. Sometime between 10.30pm and 11pm, a man was sitting in his black Vauxhall Astra in Holbein Walk when another man ran onto the bonnet and...

45 min. ago in Regional East

Corby women tackle period poverty in town’s schools

Period poverty in Corby is to be tackled by a new scheme set up by women of the town. Leanne Buckingham is leading the town’s Red Box Project which aims to ensure girls in the town’s schools have access to free sanitary protection during their...

today, 08:37 in Regional East

Brigstock litter heroes clean up at awards event

Brigstock has been presented with an award in recognition of the village’s effors to tackle litter. The Northamptonshire branch of the Campaign to Protest Rural England presented the village with the runners-up prize in the annual Litter Heroes...

yesterday, 11:35 in Regional East

Rothwell charity shop marks £50,000 milestone

A charity shop in Rothwell has marked a major milestone after its donations topped £50,000. Heroes Charity Shop, in Market Hill, was the brainchild of Laurie and the late Rosemary Johnston, along with Linda King and Irene James, in December 2010. They...

yesterday, 08:12 in Regional East

Kettering man wins award for efforts in rugby weight loss programme

A Kettering man has been presented with an award for turning his life around thanks to help from a rugby programme. Lorry driver Michael Corney, 40, won the Breakthru Achiever Award at the Premiership Rugby Awards after he lost 30cm from his waistline...

Saturday, 10:51 in Regional East

Owner devastated after pet dog mauled to death in Rushden

An 83-year-old man has been left devastated after his dog had to be put down following a vicious attack from another dog. Bill Woollon popped out to give pet dog Max a quick walk at about 3.45pm last Saturday (July 14) when a much larger dog came out...

Saturday, 06:46 in Regional East

New bar and grill opens its doors in Corby town centre

A restaurant in Corby has reopened and relaunched as a sports bar and grill. TJ’s Bar and Grill in Corby has had a refurbishment weeks after its previous incarnation, TJ’s Meatshed, shut its doors. The new venue features a giant 160” sports screen...

Saturday, 06:46 in Regional East

Last day for Rushden shoe firm’s leather buyer

A man who has been at the heart and sole of this shoe firm for nearly half a century is finally calling it a day. Robert Taylor started working at Grenson, a firm which has been in Rushden for more than 150 years, back in 1969. But he is retiring...

Saturday, 06:46 in Regional East

What’s that smell in Corby and Kettering?

The bad smell that’s been hanging over southern Corby and parts of the Kettering borough for the past 24 hours is likely to be coming from the Rushton Landfill site. The Environment Agency has confirmed that it has narrowed down the methane-type smell...

Friday, 21:52 in Regional East

Flash flooding on A45 causes long tailbacks for summer holiday drivers

A major road has flooded, causing long tailbacks in Northamptonshire this evening on one of the busiest days for traffic of the year. There’s been weeks of dry weather and scorching sunshine, but the first downpour for more than a month tonight...

Friday, 21:52 in Regional East

More police officers in Northamptonshire than there were a year ago, figures reveal

The number of officers in Northamptonshire Police has increased over the last year - bucking the national trend - new figures from the Home Office show. Across England and Wales, the reduction in police officers to the lowest level since 1996 has led...

Friday, 21:52 in Regional East

Search is on for new urgent care provider for Corby

The formal search for a new provider for urgent care in Corby has begun. The contract is up for the running of the popular healthcare centre in March, 2019 and so a new provider must be found. Currently, the Urgent Care Centre is run by private firm...

Friday, 21:52 in Regional East

Third of over 40s in Northants not offered ‘health MOT’ in past five years

A third of over 40s in Northamptonshire have not been offered a ‘health MOT’ in the past five years and hundreds of thousands of pounds given to the in crisis county council to spend on the vital check-up has not been spent. Only 66.7 per cent of...

Friday, 17:09 in Regional East

Prolific Northampton burglar to spend longer in jail after Court of Appeal rules original sentence was too low

A man who burgled multiple Northampton homes has today had his sentence increased after it was referred to the Court of Appeal by the attorney general’s office for being too low. Darren Barry Williams, 39, was caught after he broke into a house on...

Friday, 17:09 in Regional East

Theme park sorry after Kettering school’s “horrendous” trip

A theme park has said sorry after a Kettering school’s reward trip turned sour. Excited pupils from Southfield School descended on Chertsey’s Thorpe Park, famous for rides such as the Nemesis Inferno and Stealth, yesterday (Thursday). But “horrendous”...

Friday, 17:09 in Regional East

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