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JUNGLE FEVER: Survival skills tested by Northampton ex-marine

As the new series of I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! reaches its climax, Ruth Supple finds out how one Northampton man is taking ordinary people into the jungle to see how well they can survive

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FEATURE: Full steam ahead on ‘magnificent’ locomotive

FEATURE: Full steam ahead on ‘magnificent’ locomotive

Hannah Richardson takes a trip back in time to the days of luxury steam train travel

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DINING OUT: Northamptonshire village food pub celebrates string of awards after being named the best in the county

DINING OUT: Northamptonshire village food pub celebrates string of awards after being named the best in the county

It has just won the title of Northamptonshire Food Pub of the Year on the back of its superb dining experience.

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John Marrs, author of The One

Northampton author and journalist ‘blown away’ with book success

Former Chronicle & Echo reporter John Marrs tells Ruth Supple about his latest book, which has been snapped up by a leading UK publisher and looks set to be made into a TV series too...

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BEAUTY: Northampton hair salon expands to include new beauty room

BEAUTY: Northampton hair salon expands to include new beauty room

A Northampton hairdressing salon has expanded and added a bespoke beauty room for its clients, as Ruth Supple reports

Health and Beauty
Stacey Solomon

INTERVIEW: Stacey Solomon ‘beside herself with excitement’ ahead of Christmas panto

Essex girl extraordinaire, former X-Factor finalist and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! winner, Stacey Solomon, tells Ruth Supple why she is beside herself with excitement at coming to Milton Keynes to perform in her first ever panto this Christmas...

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TRAVEL REVIEW: Exclusive sleepover at one of the country’s biggest historical castles

TRAVEL REVIEW: Exclusive sleepover at one of the country’s biggest historical castles

The chance to stay in one of the country’s biggest castles with the promise of Knight School, Horrible Histories and huge looming turrets to explore was like music to my eight-year-old audience’s ears.

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FEATURE: In awe of the Spitfire

FEATURE: In awe of the Spitfire

Graham Tebbutt looks at a new venture that allows aircraft enthusiasts to get close to the iconic fighter.

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Jamie Houghton and Noah Kennedy run LPT Lifestyle Performance Transformations. They run classes from the Northamptonshire County Cricket Ground. Ruth Supple takes up the challenge, by taking part in a six week transformation class.  Photographs: Kelly Cooper NNL-160428-125253009

Health and fitness company promises to help people lose a stone in six weeks

A new health and fitness company set up in Northampton and Kettering by one of the top 100 trainers in the world promises to help people lose a stone in six weeks by following its exercise, nutrition and coaching programme. Ruth Supple found out more . . .

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SPRING BLOOM: Beauty shoot photographed in beautiful Northamptonshire countryside

SPRING BLOOM: Beauty shoot photographed in beautiful Northamptonshire countryside

Want to achieve a natural look with your make-up but don’t know how? Our spring beauty shoot, photographed in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside, showcases clear and simple make-up set against a backdrop of beautiful flowers . .

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Edinburgh

TRAVEL: A guide to Edinburgh...with the kids

Grendon’s Lindsay Butcher, 36, is a mum and blogger, who pens the humorous And Other Idiots. A keen writer married to Lee, 47, she started her blog to journal what she says are “the hilarious, witty and frankly incredulous things my children said in their early years. As they grow up, the focus has inevitably widened to include husband-based idiocy”. Here she writes a guide 
to Edinburgh where she travelled to with her children, Rose, six, and Barnaby, three . . .

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The One Elm

FOOD REVIEW: Award-winning pub short stroll around the corner from Shakespeare’s home

This is the 400th year of the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death and Stratford-upon-Avon has a host of events to mark the occasion planned throughout the year. If you’re heading there, take a well-earned break for some refreshments at award-winning The One Elm, writes Ruth Supple...

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Warrior treasures from Wollaston

Major new UK exhibition to feature rare warrior treasure finds from Northamptonshire

A major new UK exhibition will be featuring rare warrior treasure finds from Northamptonshire and a new sculpture from Brackley-based Stuart Makin . . .

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Ragdale Hall

Extreme relaxation at two revamped health spas

Spas have come a long way from their draconian calorie-counted past and these days are ideal places to relax and unwind. Kate de la Chapelle visited two revamped spas to see what guests can expect...

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Dr Helen Stringer

INTERVIEW: Northampton High School head teacher talks about heading into new phase of development

New Northampton High School head teacher, Dr Helen Stringer, tells Ruth Supple how she feels enormously privileged to be taking the school into its next phase of development . . .

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New women’s fashion boutique opens in Northamptonshire

New women’s fashion boutique opens in Northamptonshire

Smart-casual women’s fashions at “fantastic prices” are being sold at a new shop in Wellingborough’s Nene Court.

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Bar Hygge

New Northampton town centre bar set to offer drinkers new ‘cosy’ outdoor area

New craft beer bar, Bar Hygge in Guildhall Road, Northampton, is set to offer customers an alfresco area where they can enjoy drinks and cosy up, Danish-style, in blankets.

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Blooming May flowers inspire creative floral art

Blooming May flowers inspire creative floral art

After April showers come May flowers and this is the perfect month to have a go at one of the floristry workshops taking place in Northamptonshire, writes Ruth Supple...

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The Woburn Hotel

TRAVEL: A stylish country escape to award-winning hotel

If you are looking for a stylish getaway with luxurious rooms and first class dining, award winning The Woburn Hotel ticks all the boxes, writes Ruth Supple...

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Chicago

INTERVIEW: Actor John Partridge talks about returning to Eastenders and not regretting Big Brother

Actor John Partridge talks to Ruth Supple about returning to EastEnders, not regretting his time on Celebrity Big Brother and how he’s looking forward to returning to Northampton this month to star at Derngate in the hit musical, Chicago . . . .

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