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School Days photo special: Kingsthorpe Middle School

Looking through the Chronicle & Echo archive, we came across some excellent photos taken for news stories and features in the 1980s and 1990s that make us feel all nostalgic.

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Gemma Flowers (left) and Polly Major (Right), founders of PetalPatch and fundraiser for Gosset Ward.

Mother invents special scent-absorbing blanket to thank Northampton's premature babies' ward for months of care

An entrepreneur is helping mothers at a Northampton hospital be 'together' with their premature babies even when they are apart with her specialised blankets.

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One of the gins at the festival

Different gins at Northampton pub

Gin and Tonic lovers will be in heaven this bank holiday with the first ever Annual Gin Festival taking place in Northampton.

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TV show looking for Real-life Romeo and Juliets

TV show looking for Real-life Romeo and Juliets

A new TV series is looking to talk to couples whose love goes against their parents or families wishes.

The Adventurer, The Unwinder…  five types of holidaymaker

The Adventurer, The Unwinder… five types of holidaymaker

Millions of us know exactly what we are going to do on holiday - absolutely nothing.

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Console Corner: Injustice 2 review

Console Corner: Injustice 2 review

No sense of Injustice here.

Travel: A world of pure imagination

Travel: A world of pure imagination

I think Willy Wonka said it best with the words “Come with me and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination, take a look and you’ll see into your imagination.”

Family trip to museum costs almost as much as weekly food shop

Family trip to museum costs almost as much as weekly food shop

A family of four will cough up almost as much as the cost of a weekly food shop to visit some of the country’s leading museums, according to new research.

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Curry House of the Year

Search begins for the Northampton Chronicle and Echo’s Curry House of the Year

Help us to choose our 10 finalists.

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The mayor of Northampton, Councillor Christopher Malpas (Con, Billing) reopened the Sixfields pub.

First look at Northampton matchday pub after it was demolished by blaze

The Mayor and Mayoress of Northampton, councillor Christopher Malpas (con, Billing) officially reopened a popular matchday pub, which was gutted by a fire in December 2015.
The Parc du Cinquantenaire or Jubelpark in Brussels

Travel: Belgium gets ready for festivals galore

On May 26-28, Belgium's capital city will come alive with the sound of jazz. The annual Brussels Jazz Marathon sees live performances taking place at Grand Place, Sablon Square, Saint-Catherine Square, Ferdinand Cock Square and Luxembourg Square as well as in various indoor clubs and bars in the city centre. Genres including jazz, blues, funk and world are covered with free entry for visitors.

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Children’s nightlights recalled over safety fears

A range of nightlights available in the likes of Boots, Mothercare, Tesco and Sainsbury’s have been recalled over fears that the products could overheat and pose a safety issue.

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How to beat cravings

Psychologist offers cheats for everyday cravings like cheese and sugar

A leading food psychologist has revealed ways to beat our favourite cravings like salt, cheese and coffee - with a series of healthy substitutes.

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If you loved NBA Jam (who didnt?!) then NBA Playgrounds is a must

Console Corner: Remixing an old skool Jam

I was taken aback this week when I spotted a release I hadn’t known about... NBA Playgrounds.

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Cure for baldness and grey hair a step closer

Cure for baldness and grey hair a step closer

A cream or ointment may soon cure baldness or stop hair turning grey, a new study suggests.

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Northampton Food and Drink Festival.

World cuisine, ale and music galore as food festival takes over Northampton park today

TV chef Valentine Warner will be among the guests giving demonstrations at Northampton Food and Drink Festival today.

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Saunton Sands beach and Braunton Burrows.

Saunton Sands is a North Devon delight

From the moment we pulled into the North Devon hotel's reception area and were greeted by jovial doorman Neil Tynan, suitably attired in a top hat and smart tailed coat, we were made to feel at home.

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Northampton College students help out in the kitchen.

Northampton college to host five-course gourmet 'binner' meal using food saved from rubbish dump

Northampton's biggest chefs are coming together to stage a one-off 'binquet' - with diners treated to a slap-up meal made of food destined for the rubbish dump.

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Pink Lizard Developing Youth and Community

The Health Lottery is coming to Northamptonshire

The Health Lottery will be raising money for good causes in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire during the week beginning Sunday, May 7 – and it needs your support.

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Travel: Enjoying Barcelona on a two day break

After spending two action-packed days in Barcelona and staying at an inimitably extravagant hotel, travel writer Ruth Brindle offers her guide on what to do whether there for business, pleasure or with family…

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