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Northamptonshire-based vodka firm funds expansion through 'message in a bottle'

An award-winning village vodka maker is offering anyone who pledges £525 to his distillery the chance to have their name displayed inside his bottles.

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Seekkuge Prasanna will not play for Northants this season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Injury rules Prasanna out of Steelbacks return

Seekkuge Prasanna will play no part in Northants’ NatWest T20 Blast title defence after being sidelined with a hamstring injury.

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Free pints up for grabs in Northamptonshire pubs

Free pints up for grabs in Northamptonshire pubs

Free pints are up for grabs in selected pubs across the county to celebrate National Pub Fortnight.

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Brixworth-based vodka company’s fruity offer

Brixworth-based vodka company’s fruity offer

Vodka connoisseurs have the chance to get their very own ‘message in a bottle’ with an award-winning Northants distillery ‘sending out an SOS’ to help crowdfund its planned expansion.

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Travellers at Delapre Abbey Park earlier this week

New bollards put up around Northampton's parks to stop travellers setting up camp

Bollards are being put up around Northampton's parks after the recent of spate of travellers pitching up with caravans and cars.

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Carol Butt with son Richard

Northampton cyclist’s 100-mile charity bike ride to fundraise for Brain Tumour Research

A keen Northampton cyclist is in training for a gruelling 100-mile cycle ride to raise funds for pioneering charity Brain Tumour Research.

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Staff at Grant Thornton in Northampton hand over the cheque to Melanoma UK

Much-loved Vicki inspires Northampton firm staff to raise money for charity

Staff at Grant Thornton in Northampton have been raising money for Melanoma UK in memory of a much-loved colleague.

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Andrea Leadsom's Jane Austen slip up today has been doing the rounds on social media.

WATCH: The moment Northamptonshire MP called Jane Austen one of our greatest 'living' authors

A Northamptonshire MP was left with egg on her face after calling Jane Austen "one of our greatest living authors" in a debate today.
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Sam Foley signed for the Cobblers in May

’Bonding is easy’ for new-look Cobblers as Foley settles into Sixfields life

As one of 10 players to have walked through the Sixfields gates over the past two months, Sam Foley knows it’s essential for this this new-look Cobblers squad to gel as quickly as possible, both on and off the pitch, if they want to hit the ground running this season.

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Young Northampton actors to tread boards in Deco’s Peter Pan

Young Northampton actors to tread boards in Deco’s Peter Pan

Six excited Northampton school children have been picked for stardom after landing senior roles in this year’s Deco Theatre Christmas Panto, Peter Pan.

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David Kennedy at his last civic event.

COMMENT: Why Northampton Borough Council's £135k-a-year chief executive had to go

The chief executive of Northampton Borough Council who was roundly criticised over his handling of the  £10.2 million Sixfields loan  has handed in his notice. But with mounting pressure on all fronts, he had to.

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The big weed debate: hundreds in Northampton are believed to be risking prosecution to get hold of cannabis for pain relief. Our source, a man who uses the drug for his fibromyalgia, gave an exclusive interview to the Chron this week.

SPECIAL REPORT: 'Hundreds' of seriously ill people in Northampton are risking jail to get hold of cannabis

A huge number of people with serious illnesses in Northampton are risking being thrown in prison to get hold of medical strains of cannabis, a source within a secret carers’ network has told the Chronicle & Echo.
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Children were invited to do battle with the re-enacters with foam swords.

Children fight off men-at-arms hold in foam sword melee for Battle of Northampton re-enactment

Dozens of children armed with foam swords viciously fought off a platoon of armoured knights at a re-enactment of the Battle of Northampton.
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St Marys Church in Great Brington.

Flasher ran into the trees after exposing himself to woman in Northamptonshire village

Officers are appealing for witnesses after a man exposed himself to a woman in a village near Northampton.

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Northampton business leaders gathered to discuss their digital future

Jobs at risk in Northamptonshire if county does not invest in broadband speeds, business leaders warn

The ambition to create 60,000 new jobs in Northamptonshire by 2026 hangs in the balance because of poor broadband connectivity, business leaders heard this week.

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Some of the volunteers helping to clear up Becket's Park

Travellers fail to stop 'tea and tidy up' at popular Northampton park

Travellers pitching up on a popular park in Northampton almost put paid to a 'tidy up and tea' event, organisers have said.

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The image released by Northamptonshire Police

Do you know this man? Police want to speak to him about an assault in a Northampton restaurant

Police have released CCTV images of a man they believe may have information about an assault in Northampton.

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WATCH: Dramatic moment drag racing car is engulfed in flames at Northamptonshire’s Santa Pod race track

These dramatic images capture a 1,200bhp drag racing car being engulfed in flames as it performs a ‘burn out’ on the start line at Santa Pod in Northamptonshire.

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Hertford Court

Gang of four embark on car tyre slashing spree in Northampton

Up to 14 cars had their tyres slashed in the early hours of the morning in Northampton's Little Billing.

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Police want to speak to the two men pictured.

CCTV images released of men in relation to handbag and bank card theft in Northampton

Police want to speak to these two men in connection with the theft of a handbag in Northampton.
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