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Northampton town centre pub to reopen in December following six-figure investment

Northampton sportsmen have been invited to a VIP launch night at a town centre pub next month, before the official opening on December 2.
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Table service introduced at McDonald’s in Daventry

Table service introduced at McDonald’s in Daventry

Customers at McDonald’s in Daventry will be able to enjoy table service and a speedier ordering system thanks to a digital makeover.

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The decking around Chilli Village needs retroactive planning permission.

'Eyesore' veranda around Northampton's Chilli Village could be pulled down

Northampton's Chilli Village restaurant could be ordered to pull down its veranda after building it without first getting proper planning permission.
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The Hopping Hare, as winners of the Booker Food Pub of the Year, collecting their trophy from William Sitwell, Sophie Grigson and Craig Wilkinson (far right) from category sponsor Booker.

Northamptonshire's best food and drink spots crowned at annual ceremony

The winners in the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards 2017/18 are celebrating being named the best of the county’s best.
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The new signs have gone up at The Press restaurant in Abington Square.

Signs for new 'family' restaurant go up on site of former Northampton later pub known for violent crime on premises

A new "family-friendly" restaurant is opening in Northampton on the site of a recently-closed late pub that had a history of violent crime on the premises.
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Antonio Carluccio has died aged 80.

'Visionary' Italian chef Antonio Carluccio dies aged 80 ahead of Northamptonshire food and drink awards appearance

Celebrity chef Antonio Carluccio has died aged 80 just a week before he was due to hand out awards at the Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards.

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Gary Bradshaw, Northampton's only cheese maker.

Northampton's only cheesemaker Gary debuts new 'Shoetown' cheese at food festival this weekend

Cheese-maker Gary Bradshaw has something to please the crowds at this weekend’s Northampton Winter Food Festival – a limited edition cheese.
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Gary Bradshaw, Northampton's only cheese maker.

Northampton's only cheesemaker Gary debuts new 'Shoetown' cheese at food festival this weekend

Cheese-maker Gary Bradshaw has something to please the crowds at this weekend’s Northampton Winter Food Festival – a limited edition cheese.

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Lots of local products will be available to buy at Northampton Winter Food Festival

Foodie fun for the winter in Northampton

This weekend sees the return of the Northampton Winter Food Festival.

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What will you be eating in 2018?

Waitrose has revealed the food you’ll be eating in 2018

Japanese ‘dude food’, Indian tapas and plant protein look set to become the big dishes of 2018 according to a new report.

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Carlsberg is asking Northampton to back a cut to beer tax.

Carlsberg calls for Northampton to join campaign to cut beer tax

Chief executive officer of Carlsberg UK, Julian Momen, is urging MPs and Northampton to join a campaign for a cut in beer tax in the forthcoming budget on November 22.

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Aldi are stocking special drinks for Halloween

Aldi stocking special drinks range for Hallowe’en

Can’t get enough of pumpkin spice lattes? Discount supermarket Aldi is stocking a Pumpkin Spice Irish Cream liqueur - just in time for Halloween!

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Mary Berry has been confirmed as a judge for the new series

Are you Britain’s Best Cook? The BBC want you for a new TV show starring Mary Berry

The BBC is looking for Britain’s best cooks, to roast, boil and and bake it off in a new prime-time TV show.

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When it comes to spicy food, can you handle the heat?

Morrisons launches UK’s ‘hottest’ supermarket curry but it won’t be around long

When it comes to spicy food, can you handle the heat?

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"Hangover-free" prosecco is on sale in Lidl

Lidl launch ‘hangover-free’ prosecco

If you’re prone to hangover hell every time the bubbly is popped Lidl have answered your prayers with a prosecco that’s allegedly hangover free.

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Fizzy drinks linked to liver disease in children

Fizzy drinks damaging kids’ livers

A sweetener used in fizzy drinks, cakes, biscuits and ice cream is fuelling a potentially fatal liver disease in children, according to new research.

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Oakman staff in action

Popular pub-restaurant chain Oakman Inns announces buoyant trading

Oakman Inns & Restaurants which operate venues across Northants, Bucks, Beds, Herts, Oxon, Warwikshire and beyond has announced that trading over the first half of financial year 2017/18 has been buoyant.

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Mrs Topping (middle) surrounded by family.

Family-run cafe plans to go 'head-to-head' with restaurant chain in Northampton

An independent cafe is planning to launch a new concept for evening times in Northampton, offering foodies the chance to hand-pick ingredients and make a "bespoke meal".
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The garnish is on the side too, rather than forced into every burger on the menu. It's appreciated.

DINING OUT: Franks Hamburger House is a great Northampton get-together foodie shack

A new team is taking over the café at Delapre Abbey, Northampton's hot spot for a spot of tea and preamble around some historic greenery.

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This onion bhaji cake weighed 15kg and was the chefs first attempt.

Northampton chef believes he has made the biggest bhaji in the county... and now he is serving it as a cake

A chef at an Indian restaurant in Northampton is now serving up onion bhaji 'cakes' for customers who are celebrating a special occasion.
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