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Northamptonshire County Cricket Club members asked to give up their vote - to attract investors

More than 1,000 members of Northamptonshire County Cricket Club are being asked to give up their say in the way it is run to make the club more attractive to investors.

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The former Atmosphere nightclub in Horseshoe Street is up for sale at auction next week.

Wanted: new owner for a former schoolhouse-turned-nightclub in Northampton

The freehold of a nightclub in a 19th Century centre former school house in Northampton is set to go under the hammer next week as part of a move to see somebody bring the building back into use.

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Franklin's Gardens, Northampton

Northampton Saints turnover hits £16.6 million in latest financial report as it reveals 16th year of profitability

Northampton Saints made a pre-tax profit of £652,000 in the last season, recording its 16th year in a row of profitability.

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BHS closed in Abington Street at the start of August.

Loss of BHS leaves retail ‘vacuum’ that needs filling in Northampton according to regeneration chief

Council bosses have written to the owners of the buildings once occupied by BHS in Northampton, in a bid to get the two big retail units “re-occupied” quickly.

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Product recall

B&Q recalls power tool over spitting metal safety fears

DIY retailer B&Q has issued a recall notice after testS showed a power tool could fail, spitting metal shards at its user.

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BHS final closing date pushed back

BHS final closing date delayed ‘because stockrooms are full’

The final closing date for many BHS stores has been postponed because stockrooms are still full of clothes and homewares.

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The No Monster Incinerator in Northampton group is staging a day-long mini-festival to raise fighting funds for its cause. NNL-160819-123234001

Day-long rock fundraiser bids to top up fighting funds for Northampton power plant protesters

A campaign group bidding to stop a gasification power plant being built in Northampton are set to host a day-long rock mini festival to raise funds for their cause.

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Accident news

Man dies in crash on A6 near Rothwell

A man has died following a crash on the A6 near Rothwell.

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Northamptonshire artist picked as by Theo Paphitis as a winner of a small business award

An artist from South Northamptonshire has been picked as the winner of the Small Business Sunday award run by former Dragon’s Den star Theo Paphitis.

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Eight businesses have applied for shop front grants on Gold Street as part of a bid to give the street a facelift.

Gold Street in Northampton set for £350,000 facelift after round of shop grants are approved

More than £350,000 will be spent improving the look of shop fronts in one of Northampton’s main shopping streets after eight businesses took up a council grant scheme.

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A new business called 'Potato by Post' has been set up by an entrepreneur in Northamptonshire

Smash hit or small fry? Northants entrepreneur hoping for success with new ‘potato by post’ business

A Northants entrepreneur is hoping to cash in his chips on his latest business idea offering people the chance to send a message on a potato through the post.

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Three out of four taxis failed safety tests during spot checks in Northampton

Three out of four taxis failed safety tests during spot checks in Northampton

Just one quarter of taxis checked at random in Northampton passed safety and roadworthiness tests during an operation this week.

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The Weetabix factory in Burton Latimer

Union working with staff over proposals to change shifts at Burton Latimer-based Weetabix

Union members who work at cereal giant Weetabix are being balloted over proposed changes to their shifts.

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The pile of waste, believed to contain asbestos, lying at the side of the road.

Residents living with a pile of asbestos dumped in their Northampton street

Residents living on a Northampton street have been forced to contend with a pile of rubble believed to contain asbestos lying in their road.

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Product warning

Children’s comforter recalled due to choking fears

A range of Winnie the Pooh and Dumbo comforters have been recalled due to a choking hazard.

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Saints rugby stars Tom Wood, Alex Waller and Mike Haywood at the opening of Jeylato's in Earls Barton

Saints stars cut the ribbon at official opening of Earls Barton ice cream bar

Customers can cool off by popping into a new ice cream bar in Earls Barton.

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Dickinson’s Real Deal to roll into Northampton

If you have antiques collect dust in the attic you can take them along for the experts at Dickinson’s Real Deal to value when they come to Northampton.

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Ondine Hartgroves has taken over at the Live & Let Live pub in Harpole.

Former Masterchef contestant takes over kitchen at Northampton village pub

A former Masterchef contestant is bidding to turn a previously drink-only Northampton pub into a gastronomic destination after taking over at the helm.

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How to avoid making yourself a crime target with your social media posts

How to avoid making yourself a crime target with your social media posts

Social media can increasingly tell potential burglars information that will make their job much easier.

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Product recall

Light bulbs recalled due to electric shock risk

A batch of light bulbs have been recalled due to a ‘serious’ manufacturing error which has led to a risk of electric shock.

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