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Keeeeep dancing! Strictly Come Dancing star Kristina Rihanoff teams up with Stagecoach to offer expert advice

Northampton’s budding young performers will get the unique opportunity to work with one of television’s most celebrated dancers in a special workshop this autumn.

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Smile for the camera! Sky Sports presenter Faye Carruthers with journalism students at the Univers

Sky football reporter reveals tips of the trade to Northampton journalism students

Budding sports journalists at the University of Northampton were given an insight into the industry this week by an international television sports reporter.

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Jim Kay

Harry Potter illustrator was "terrified" at the prospect of new series of books, he reveals on his visit to the University of Northampton

A Northamptonshire-born Harry Potter illustrator described as a genius by JK Rowling says he was "terrified" and "didn't sleep for perhaps six months".

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Gaming for 15 hours a week improves learning according to new research

Gaming 15 hours a week improves learning

Playing computer games like Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto on a regular basis gives a learning edge over non-gamers, a study found.

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The 330-million project is scheduled for completion in 2018.

IN PHOTOS: Drone footage shows how Northampton's £350million Waterside Campus has grown in three years

The University of Northampton is using drone footage to show off the progress made at its Waterside Campus, which is currently under construction.

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Hunsbury Park Primary School.

'Pupils are happy, confident and proud': Northampton primary school rated 'good' by watchdog

A Northampton primary school has been praised by Ofsted as successfully promoting a "can-do" ethos.
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Dan Weller in the studio.

Enter Shikari producer to share his studio secrets with Northampton's music students

The producer behind some of UK rock band Enter Shikari’s finest moments will be lifting the lid on his studio secrets during a music masterclass at the University of Northampton.

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A Labour motion to kerb school parking and traffic problems was voted down by councillors.

Bid to see 20mph zones installed outside all Northamptonshire schools fails to win approval

A proposal to enforce 20mph zones and a range of safety measures outside of Northamptonshire schools failed to win the support of Conservatives at County Hall - even though one member revealed a man had been knocked over in his ward.
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Phone ownership more likely to put kids at risk of bullying

Phone ownership more likely to put kids at risk of bullying

Kids aged between eight and 11 are ‘significantly’ more likely to be victims of cyber bullies if they own a mobile phone, a new study has found.

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Executive assistant Rachel Norris (centre) pictured with Northgate School students and headteacher Shez Webb (back left), senior operations manager Robert Goble and HR business partner Sean Talbot

Northampton specialist arts school gets boost from Amazon Daventry's donation

A Northampton school has been given a £1,000 donation by the team at Daventry's Amazon fulfilment centre.

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The newly renamed Randolph Building

Talks over Daventry school's lease which prevents under-14s from using building are taking place

Daventry District Council and Parker E-Act Academy are in talks over the conditions of the lease currently preventing under-14s from using the former UTC building.
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An artists impression of the sports dome.

Northampton university's multi-use sports dome plans given green light

Planning permission has been granted for a multi-use sports dome, two sports performance labs and a pair of teaching rooms at the new Waterside campus, which will open in a year's time.
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Wootton Park School children officially opened their new library yesterday with special guests from Northampton Town Football Club.

Cobblers players and Northampton pupils unveil new school library double-decker bus

A double-decker bus has been revamped into 'The Reading Journey' library where children between four and 19 years old can study at a Northampton school.
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Pupil's personal development at Thorplands Primary School is "outstanding", says Ofsted.

Northampton primary school palmed off by academies trust 'thrives' under new principal, says Ofsted

Pupils are “thriving” at a Northampton Primary School despite the fact its academies trust is trying to give up responsibility for it.

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Ofsted warms up to Northampton nursery with 'good' grade after addressing boiler issues

Ofsted warms up to Northampton nursery with 'good' grade after addressing boiler issues

A Northampton nursery has scored "good" ratings across the board from Ofsted after bouncing back from a poor inspection earlier this year.
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Belgrave house in Greyfriars.

Developers mark empty seven-story office complex for student flat village in Northampton town centre

A long-empty seven-storey office complex next to the Greyfriars site in Northampton town centre could be made into a 250-bed student flat block.

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THe new 14,000 library was built out of a converted classroom.

New self-funded £14,000 library opens at Northampton primary school

A Northampton primary school has cut the ribbon on a new £14,000 library built out of a converted classroom.

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The plan makes room for 83 houses and flats and 137 parking spaces.

Housing development next to shopping centre will build on top of former Northampton school

A former Northampton middle school next to Weston Favell shopping centre could be cleared to make way for over 80 houses and flats.

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Gender gap in the classroom

Gender gap in the classroom

With gender stereotypes at home and a glass ceiling in the boardroom, it seems that a battle of the sexes also exists in the classroom.

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There were scenes of celebration when The Education Fellowship took over two Northampton schools in 2013.

Failed academy chain is still running Northampton schools six months after it asked to hand them back to the Government

Two Northampton primary schools that were part of the country's first academy chain to request closing down are still waiting for a new sponsor.

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