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Conservative candidate for Oundle by-election missed two thirds of district council meetings

A district councillor who missed two thirds of meetings last year is standing for this Thursday’s Northamptonshire County Council by-election for Oundle. Conservative Annabel de Capell Brooke wants to be elected to the county to represent the Oundle...

yesterday, 17:15 in Regional East
 

Traveller group in Kettering given second eviction notice

A group of Travellers who arrived in Kettering over the weekend have been given a second eviction notice. The gathering of about a dozen vehicles first pitched up on the Northampton Road playing fields on Saturday (February 16). But after being...

yesterday, 17:15 in Regional East
 

Northamptonshire County Council finances 'remain fragile' despite break-even optimism from commissioners

The government appointed commissioners of Northamptonshire County Council says that the authority’s finances ‘remain fragile’, even as they predict it will break even against all odds this year. Tony McArdle and Brian Roberts were drafted in by...

yesterday, 17:15 in Regional East
 

Northampton man convicted of assault is on the run from police

Police are appealing for the public’s help to locate a man wanted on recall to prison. Nigel Graham, aged 40, previously of Boothville Green, Boothville, Northampton was originally sentenced in 2017 after facing charges of assault. He was released on...

yesterday, 16:48 in Regional East
 

Man from Rushden held loaded pistol to teenager's head over £70 debt

A 25-year-old man is today starting a lengthy jail term after being sentenced for blackmail, possessing a firearm and assault. Northampton Crown Court heard James Tilbury, originally from Rushden but latterly from Northampton, had held a teenager at...

yesterday, 16:36 in Regional East
 

Passenger seriously injured after car hits tree near Northampton

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the A508. At around 1pm on Saturday, a silver Vauxhall Corsa was travelling along the A508 towards Northampton, away from Roade, when it collided with a tree in the verge on the...

yesterday, 16:30 in Regional East
 

Corby Council proposes council tax freeze

Corby Council is proposing to freeze its share of the council tax bill for the year ahead. In what looks likely to be the authority’s last budget ahead of an expected move to unitary council’s next year, Corby Council is not proposing to ask residents...

yesterday, 16:04 in Regional East
 

Kettering headteacher 'can't wait for next full inspection' after Ofsted says school is still 'good'

A Kettering primary school remains 'good,' according to Ofsted inspectors, leaving its headteacher eager for the next full inspection. Greenfields Primary School and Nursery, part of the David Ross Education Trust, welcomed the education watchdog for...

yesterday, 15:57 in Regional East
 

'Lightbulb moment': Higham Ferrers designer invents board game after flash of inspiration

A game designer from Higham Ferrers says his debut invention came to him in a 'lightbulb moment'. Neil Barrie has created a board game called Go Dotty, which he describes as a combination of dominoes and noughts and crosses. Since the flash of...

yesterday, 14:50 in Regional East
 

Man in a long black coat and hat may have information about bag theft in Northampton

A CCTV image of a man in a long coat who is believed to have information about a bag theft in a Northampton shoe shop has been released by police. The theft is reported to have happened at about 2pm on Saturday, January 19, in Abington Street after a...

yesterday, 13:33 in Regional East
 

Van driver threatens to kill motorcylist in Northampton while brandishing hockey stick

A van driver chased down a motorcyclist on-foot, with a hockey stick in-hand, and made threats to kill him in Northampton. The incident happened on Friday, February 15, at 11.30am, when a van began following a motorcycle rider. The van began driving...

yesterday, 13:33 in Regional East
 

CCTV issued after couple are involved in an altercation with gang of children in Northampton

Police officers are looking to speak to two people after a boy was allegedly assaulted in the town centre. A man and women are reported to have approached a group of children near to the Black Prince pub in Abington Square and, following a verbal...

yesterday, 13:33 in Regional East
 

Crash involving three vehicles forces lane closures on M1 in Northamptonshire

There are long delays being reported on the M1 approaching Northampton today (Monday) following a crash. Just after midday Highways England confirmed there had been a collision involving three vehicles on the southbound stretch between junction 17...

yesterday, 13:12 in Regional East
 

Kettering, Corby and Wellingborough teenagers arrested for attempted murder after 17-year-old boy stabbed...

Teenagers from Kettering, Corby and Wellingborough are among five people arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed in Northampton. Two 18-year-old men from Kettering, and three boys, one aged 14 from Corby, one aged...

yesterday, 12:25 in Regional East
 

Man charged after Kettering shoppers sprayed with 'unknown substance'

A 29-year-old has been charged after a number of people suffered irritation to the face after being sprayed with an "unknown substance" at Currys PC World in Kettering. Ashley Maparura, of Nether Jackson Court, Blackthorn, Northampton, is...

yesterday, 12:25 in Regional East
 


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