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Northampton school says goodbye to teacher with surprise flash mob on last day of term

A retiring Northampton headteacher was given a unique send off yesterday with a flash mob dance by his entire school.
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Mayor of Northampton Councillor Gareth Eales has had a number of charity boxes produced for his chosen charity of the year - and he is hoping you can host one of them.

Can you host a charity box for Northampton's mayor?

The mayor of Northampton is calling on townsfolk to help fund brain tumour research locally by hosting a set of charity boxes.
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Cycle4Cynthia is set to return to Lamport Hall this September - so dig out those fancy dress costumes.

It's time to dig out those fancy dress outfits...Cycle4Cynthia is on its way

Wimbledon had flying ants and the Tour de France had flying parasols, but thankfully the only thing that might fly past you at the Northamptonshire’s favourite bike ride are cyclists dressed as a superhero, a bunch of daffodils or even a slice of pizza.
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Ashleigh and Pudsey

Wellingborough’s BGT star announces death of Pudsey

Britain’s Got Talent star Ashleigh Butler has spoken of her heartbreak following the death of her beloved dog Pudsey.

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The encampment at Delapre Park earlier this week.

Latest traveller encampment in Northampton handed a court order to leave

A traveller encampment that pitched up on Delape Park four days ago has been issued a court order to move.
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Wesley Downing has over previous 100 convictions for theft.

Serial shoplifter escaped arrest and carried out spree of thefts across county, Northampton court hears

A man escaped arrest by throwing clothes in a police officer's face before running away, a Northampton court heard.
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The new defibrillator in place

Life-saving equipment now in place at Wellingborough community centre

A father who lost his 10-year-old son has helped ensure a community centre has a piece of equipment which could save others from heart failure.

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The Manpower recruitment agency office in Derngate could become a bar and restaurant.

Plans put forward for bar and restaurant with outdoor courtyard near Northampton theatre

A new bar and restaurant could open in Northampton near to the Royal & Derngate Theatre.

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Police have charged four people following the incident in Lincolnshire.

Two Northampton men arrested and charged after stabbing in Lincolnshire cemetery

Two men from Northampton have been charged after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed in the back in a cemetery in Lincolnshire.
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A jury has failed to reach a verdict in the trial of Adam Simmonds, despite 12 hours of deliberation.

Jury fails to reach verdict in trial of former Northamptonshire police commissioner Adam Simmonds

Former Northamptonshire police and crime commissioner Adam Simmonds could face a retrial over allegations he leaked sensitive data after a jury failed to reach a verdict at Southwark Crown Court.
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The Hope Centre, in Ash Street, made an urgent appeal on Twitter for mens' underwear.

Northampton Hope Centre tweets urgent appeal for mens' underwear

A Northampton homeless support charity has run out of pants.
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Further consultation to begin on proposed Northamptonshire rail freight interchange

Further consultation to begin on proposed Northamptonshire rail freight interchange

A consultation on the proposed development of the Ashfield Land rail freight interchange Proposal, situated at Arm Farm between Milton Malsor and Blisworth will begin in two months’ time.

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Slazak was sentenced in Northampton Crown Court yesterday (July 20).

Northampton man's search history revealed years of downloading indecent images of children, Northampton court hears

A man who downloaded child abuse images "from the darkest corners of the internet" has been sentenced to a community order.
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Ben Jelley is offering vodka lovers the chance to have their name displayed inside his latest product.

Northamptonshire-based vodka firm funds expansion through 'message in a bottle'

An award-winning village vodka maker is offering anyone who pledges £525 to his distillery the chance to have their name displayed inside his bottles.

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Cabinet member for housing, Councillor Stephen Hibbert thinks a scheme to allow Northampton folk first refusal on 1,770 properties on neighbouring authority land will reduce the town's housing waiting list.

Northampton families could be prioritised social homes built on neighbouring council lands

People waiting for a social home in Northampton could be given the first refusal on more than 1,700 affordable properties due to be built on the edge of town following an agreement between a trio of councils.
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Mayes was sentenced in Northampton Crown Court for robbery, theft and possession of an offensive weapon.

'Stay back, I've got hepatitis': Man robbed Northampton stores by threatening staff with syringe, court told

A man has been jailed for four years after robbing a series of Northampton supermarkets by threatening to infect staff with hepatitis.
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Reverend Richard Coles

Reverend Richard Coles praises 'hero' partner for rescuing man from flipped car

Northamptonshire vicar Richard Coles took to Twitter to praise his partner, the Rev David Coles, who freed a man from an overturned car on the A45.

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Free pints up for grabs in Northamptonshire pubs

Free pints up for grabs in Northamptonshire pubs

Free pints are up for grabs in selected pubs across the county to celebrate National Pub Fortnight.

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Father Oliver Coss said he was thrilled to have been chosen to host an edition of Songs of Praise.

'Bring your best singing voices': Songs of Praise is coming to Northampton town centre

Producers of the Sunday night television staple Songs of Praise are set to film a special edition of the show in Northampton to mark the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death.
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Andrea Leadsom's Jane Austen slip up today has been doing the rounds on social media.

WATCH: The moment Northamptonshire MP called Jane Austen one of our greatest 'living' authors

A Northamptonshire MP was left with egg on her face after calling Jane Austen "one of our greatest living authors" in a debate today.
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