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Leicester Tigers 19 Northampton Saints 11: Tom Vickers' review and player ratings

Saints fans will have headed away from Welford Road on Saturday night with a gamut of emotions.
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Dylan Hartley has won all of his matches since taking over as England captain (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Mallinder salutes Saints’ England stars after clean sweep

Jim Mallinder has hailed Saints’ England stars for completing a clean sweep in 2016.

Sport
Cobblers travelled to the War Memorial Athletic Ground only to discover the game would not be played

Cobblers boss Page frustrated after FA Cup tie postponed due to frozen pitch

Cobblers boss Rob Page admitted his frustration after the FA Cup clash with Stourbridge was postponed due to a frozen pitch.
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The pitch at the War Memorial Athletic Ground was not deemed fit to play on

Cobblers’ FA Cup clash with Stourbridge called off

Cobblers’ FA Cup second round tie at Stourbridge has been postponed due to a frozen pitch at the War Memorial Athletic Ground.
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George North landed badly at Leicester (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints issue North statement

Saints last night issued a statement stressing that ‘player safety is the club’s primary concern’ following an incident involving George North at Welford Road.

Sport 1
Kevin Wilkin saw his Brackley team beaten at Blackpool

Matt finish sees Brackley beaten at Blackpool

A solitary goal from Jamille Matt ended Brackley Town’s dreams in the Emirates FA Cup.

Non League
Report reveals where in the UK over 50s struggle most to get a GP appointment

Report reveals where in the UK over 50s struggle most to get a GP appointment

The over 50s are finding it difficult to see their GP, according to research by Saga Health Insurance which reveals the places in the UK where over 50s say they struggle most to get an appointment with a doctor.

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REVEALED: The most common sofa stains and shocking fact that 1 in 10 never clean them

REVEALED: The most common sofa stains and shocking fact that 1 in 10 never clean them

One in ten Brits never clean their sofas despite them being regularly stained with food, drink and even bodily fluids.

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One in six workers experience stress, anxiety and depression at any given time but, more often than not, workers dont disclose their problems and mental health remains a workplace taboo

Should I disclose my mental health issues to my employer?

One in six workers experience stress, anxiety and depression at any given time but, more often than not, workers don’t disclose their problems and mental health remains a workplace taboo.

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Jim Mallinder saw his Saints side beaten at Welford Road

Saints boss Mallinder backs Doyle's decision not to issue a red

Jim Mallinder backed referee JP Doyle's decision to only issue a yellow card to Leicester Tigers wing Adam Thompstone in Saints' defeat at Welford Road on Saturday evening.

Sport
George North appeared to be knocked unconscious during the first half

Tigers rub salt in Saints’ wounds at Welford Road

Saints’ gut-wrenching winless run at Welford Road continued as Leicester Tigers secured a 19-11 Aviva Premiership victory.
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Rob Page got the chance to pit his wits against Manchester United's Jose Mourinho in the EFL Cup earlier this season, and he wants his team to set up another crack at Premier League opposition in the FA Cup

Plum tie is a big incentive for Cobblers as Page eyes United rematch

Cobblers boss Rob Page admits the possibility of facing one of England’s big boys in the FA Cup third round serves as an added incentive for his side when they go into Sunday’s second-round clash.

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OFF TO A FLYER: Paul Anderson is congratulated after his screamer gave Cobblers the perfect start against Harrow in the first round. Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds

James Heneghan’s Stourbridge v Northampton Town preview

Fixture: Stourbridge v Northampton Town, FA Cup second round

Cobblers
Farming Matters columnist Heather Jan Brunt serves up a traditional Christmas turkey.

FARMING MATTERS: Buy local for Christmas turkey

At this time of year thoughts turn to festive fare and the traditional turkey roast for Christmas lunch.

Opinion 2
Jim Mallinder is rallying his troops (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints must play on the edge at Tigers, says Mallinder

Jim Mallinder says his Saints players must continue to ‘play on the edge’ at Welford Road this weekend.

Sport 1
Dishonoured 2 is in the running to be crowned the Game of the Year

Console Corner: Dishonoured 2 review

An honour to play Dishonoured 2.

News 1
Terry Steers of the St Giles Ale House with pub dog, Stella

‘Micropub’ that costing £20,000 to renovate reacquainting Northampton patrons with good conversation

A traditional-style micro pub with an emphasis on real ales from around the county has opened its doors to the Northampton public.

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The Motorcycle Theft Northamptonshire played host to a peaceful protest yesterday

Motorcyclists hold protest in Northampton in a bid to raise public awareness over spate of thefts

A campaign group, who believe that “bike thefts have reached epidemic proportions” have made a stand by holding a protest outside the Guildhall.

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Leader of the Conservative council, Councillor Ian McCord and the new councillor for Grange Park, Councillor Andrew Grant

Politician who lost county council seat in 2013 after damning report on children's services wins Grange Park by-election

A Conservative politician who lost his seat on the county council in 2013 won last night's by-election in Grange Park for a seat on South Northants Council.

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Corby thief known to security guard as ‘DVD man’ must ‘buckle up’ or get a court ‘season ticket’ says judge

Corby thief known to security guard as ‘DVD man’ must ‘buckle up’ or get a court ‘season ticket’ says judge

A prolific shoplifter who a security guard even recognised as “DVD man” because of his frequent pilfering, was told to clean up his act in jail or end up with a crown court “season ticket.”

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