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A glass of wine or pint of beer a day ‘can help people to live longer’

A glass of wine or pint of beer a day can help people to live longer, according to new research.

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Firefighters were called out to an incident in Far Cotton this morning.

More than a dozen firefighters tackle flames at Northampton flat

An investigation has been launched after firefighters were called out to tackle flames at a Northampton flat this morning.

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Harveting the old fashioned way when there were many farm labourers employed on the land.

FARMING MATTERS: Bustling community thrives on the farm

A farm can be like a mini community with lots of different people living and working together. It’s not like farms of old of course, where there were dozens of farmhands, and one of the duties of the farmer’s wife was to feed them all at lunchtime each day.

Police scene

Two arrested after string of robberies in Wellingborough

A man and a woman are in police custody after six robberies in less than six hours in Wellingborough.

Trevor Hardwell.

Northampton pensioner to don running shoes after 19 years to race marathon in memory of late wife

A 66-year-old Northampton man is set to race the London Marathon in April to fundraise for MacMillan Cancer Support, who helped his late wife in her final stages of life.

Flo Berry and Lottie

Northampton mum captures unborn baby's heartbeat in a teddy bear for away-from-home dad

A mum-to-be from Northampton found the "paw-fect" way to make sure her husband heard the sound of their unborn baby daughter's heartbeat.

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Travellers arrived on Lings Park earlier this week.

Group of 30 caravans given orders to leave Northampton park

A traveller encampment consisting of more than 30 caravans has been given orders to leave a playing field in the east of Northampton.

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Long delays have been reported.

TRAFFIC: Severe delays south of Northampton following traffic collision and heavy rain

Delays of up to 20 minutes have been reported near Northampton for rush hour following a collision this afternoon.
Emma Tuckley from Silverlinings.

Autumn Wedding Fairs announced in Northamptonshire

A new season of wedding fairs is about to get underway, organised by Silverlinings.

Hectic, but fun, Trapp'd brings the escape room experience to Northampton.

REVIEW: New Northampton escape rooms offer a night of fraught fun

Ever wondered how you might have fared on the Crystal Maze? Want to know how you would behave in a crisis? Well, a new Northampton visitor attraction might just give you the answers.
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Councillor Heather Smith.

Bake-Off's Deborah chooses best Northamptonshire tearooms

Four finalists have been chosen to compete at a Northamptonshire bake-off challenge at Northampton College.
Whitlock was sentenced in Northampton Crown Court for downloading and distributing indecent images of children.

'You were dredging the darkest corners of the internet': Northamptonshire man in court for indecent images

A 58-year-old Northamptonshire man was caught with over 800 indecent images of children on his phone and laptop, a court heard.
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Northampton's mayor, Councillor Gareth Eales (Lab, Spencer) has endorsed a beer in a bid to raise money for his chosen charity of the year.

Cheers! Buy into Northampton mayor's beer for Alfie Bear

Northampton's mayor is hoping publicans will help raise money for his chosen charity by buying kegs of his new beer.

He was fined 150

Northamptonshire man caught and fined for trying to offload waste on to supermarket

A Northamptonshire resident has accepted a £150 fixed penalty fine after dumping two black bags of general waste into a supermarket recycling bin.

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Jean-Michel briefly takes a sip of water before setting off again to complete his crossing.

Brackley man swims English Channel in 14 gruelling hours for children's charity

A Brackley man has swum across the world’s busiest shipping lane to raise money for a children’s charity.
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Debs James.

Procession of 42 Minis line Northampton streets to say farewell to fundraiser

Dozens of colourful Minis joined a funeral cortege for a much-loved Northampton woman who lost her life to bowel cancer.
Children who skip breakfast ‘may be doing themselves harm’

Children who skip breakfast ‘may be doing themselves harm’

Children who skip breakfast may be doing themselves long term harm by not getting enough nutrients, warns new research.

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Four thieves wheeled the bike away in Northampton Town Centre.

Thieves wheel away motorbike in Northampton town centre

​Four unknown offenders on three motorbikes wheeled off another motorbike in Northampton town centre.

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The former Angel Hotel building - encompassing Fat Cats and Balloon Bar - has been a blight on Bridge Street since a huge fire in 2012.  The fire was accidentally started by a roofers torch.

EXCLUSIVE: Businessmen reveal £10 million plans for new hotel to ‘save’ Bridge Street in Northampton

Major proposals to knock down the fire-ravaged former Fat Cat bar on Bridge Street and replace it with a £10 million hotel are set to be submitted to the council.

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The car can be seen approaching at speed at Dashcam footage shown to the Chron.

Fire response car narrowly avoids head on smash in Northampton during blue light response

Fire chiefs have pledged to hold a full investigation after one of its response vehicles narrowly avoided a head-on collision with a car near the centre of Northampton.
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