Record number of students bag places at Russell Group Universities, says Northampton Academy

University applicants at Northampton Academy have all successfully secured a place – including a record proportion of students going to top Russell Group institutions.

Star pupils at the Duston School with their results.

A-Levels: The Duston School 'did well in what universities want', says head of sixth form

More than one in five students at The Duston School are taking home at least one A grade or BTEC equivalent this morning.
Lucy Adams (Oxford University  Human Sciences), Patrick Challen(Apprenticeship at Rolls Royce), Brina Johnson (Loughborough  Sociology), Jake Ward (Birmingham University  Physics), Joshua Adams(Glasgow University  Economics & History).

A-Levels: Sponne School's Lucy and Laura will start at Oxford University in September

Two students from a Towcester secondary school have earned a place at Oxford University.
Kingsthorpe College A-level results.

A-levels: Kingsthorpe College sees 'huge' top grade increase

Kingsthorpe College is celebrating a big increase in the number of students achieving the top grades this morning, half of all entries coming back as A* to B.

Pupils across Northampton have been ripping open their A-level results today.

LIVE: Northampton A-level results

Keep track of the A-level results across Northampton today with our live feed.
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From left to right Michelle Mujuru (who will be studying Adult Nursing at Northampton), Martha Conteh (Law at Liverpool University) and Owen Whitney (History at Reading University).

A-levels: Every pupil at Thomas Becket gets a university place

The new head at Thomas Becket Catholic School said he was thrilled at the school's A -level results after 99 per cent received a pass grade.

Head teacher Richard Bernard says he is thrilled with this year's results.

A-levels: Northampton School for Boys pupils land places at elite universities

Half of Northampton School for Boys' A-level pupils who got a higher education place will be going to one of the top "Russel Group" universities in another bumper year of results.

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Royal & Derngate used their three wishes to bag three singing stars for their pantomime.

Royal & Derngate Threatre use their three wishes to bag singing stars for this year's Northampton pantomime

Stars of Royal & Derngate’s production of Aladdin made a special appearance in Northampton this afternoon.

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Northampton Balloon Festival.

Northampton Balloon Festival to make annual return this weekend

The Northampton Balloon Festival will make its come back this weekend for the 28th year running.
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Body worn cameras cannot be proven to lead to prosecutions, Big Brother Watch says.

No proof that Northamptonshire Police's body cameras gain more convictions, says civil liberties group

The benefits of body worn cameras being used by police in Northamptonshire cannot be proven, a civil liberties group says, after revealing the county has spent more than almost every other force on them.
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India Chipchase was murdered shortly after going missing in January, 2016.

Watchdog finds force acted 'in line with policy' when murdered 20-year-old India Chipchase was reported missing

The response by Northamptonshire Police when India Chipchase was reported missing was "appropriate and in line with policy", an investigation has found.
Long delays have been reported.

TRAFFIC: One lane blocked on Northampton interchange after car breaks down

A car has broken down has led to 20 minute travel times on a Northampton road.

Northampton man made up fake family member fantasy to chat to underage girls online, court hears

Northampton man made up fake family member fantasy to chat to underage girls online, court hears

A 42-year-old Northampton man, who went under the username 'I love piercings', to explicitly chat to underage girls on an foreign online forum, has been handed a 34-month sentence.
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The Aldi store on the former Chron site was due to be built in 2015.

Aldi claims it will start work on former Chron site in Northampton... next year

Construction of a long-delayed budget supermarket on the former Northampton Chronicle and Echo site will not begin until next year.

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The fight broke out outside the Elysium nightclub in Horsemarket.

Man injured after group fight breaks out near Northampton nightclub, police say

A man suffered head and facial injuries in a group fight outside a Northampton nightclub

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The new emissions test centre has been scheduled for completion in mid-2018.

Dozens of engineering jobs created ahead of new Northampton engine test centre

A Northampton-based engines company has been awarded £2.1million towards building a vehicle emissions test site in St James.

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St Michaels House and St Michaels Lodge were both graded "inadequate" by inspectors.

'Inadequate' Northampton care home given six months to improve after inspectors find lack of 'dignity or respect'

A pair of Northampton care homes managed by a team without "any form of quality assurance" for their patient's safety or well being has been branded "inadequate", a report says.

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Firejacks has now opened its doors to the public - and the early reviews are largely positive.

Northampton's new Firejacks restaurant receives an initial thumbs up from punters

A highly anticipated "concept" restaurant on the site of Northampton's former Coast to Coast has opened its doors to customers.
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The 'Park Life' family fun day aims to reintroduce young people to traditional park pastimes.

Kite making, duck hooking and space hopper races at Northampton 'Park Life' fete this weekend

A family fun day is being held at Abington Park Museum this weekend to celebrate park life.

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The four stowaway kittens have been released from quarantine and can now be viewed for adoption.

Northampton's ABBA kittens in perfect health and ready for adoption, says RSPCA

Four stowaway kittens who travelled 1,000 miles from Poland to Northampton in the back of a lorry are fit and healthy for adoption, their carers say.
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