Cops seize samurai sword from 15-year-old Northampton boy during stop search

Additional stop search powers were granted to officers for a second night, resulting in a samarai sword being seized from a teenage boy in Northampton
Hundreds gathered in Northampton's market square to watch the festive light switch-on.

Christmas comes to Northampton as panto stars switch-on festive lights

Hundreds gathered in the market square to watch two sportswomen switch on the town’s Christmas lights with stars of this year’s pantomimes.

Police have appealed for witnesses

Pub customer told 'give us everything you've got' before being stabbed in Northamptonshire by 14-year-old boy

Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery in Towcester.
There will be additional officers in the Thorplands area over the weekend while police investigate.

Car shooting in Northampton leaves two women with minor injuries

Two women were taken to hospital with minor injuries following reports of a car being shot in Northampton.

Weston Favell Academy was slammed as "inadequate" in November 2016.

'Inadequate' Northampton academy takes steps towards making a comeback, inspectors say

A Northampton primary that failed every area of its Ofsted inspection last year is making "steady progress" towards turning itself around.

Vogue Future Properties residents and staff pictured celebrating the grand opening.

Grand opening of 19 Northampton homes for adults with disabilities and learning difficulties

The mayor of Northampton, councillor Gareth Eales has attended the grand open day for Vogue Future Properties at their new build development on Harborough Road in Kingsthorpe.
Northampton Crown Court heard how McIntyre carried out "sophisticated but inept" crimes.

'Inept' burglar stole £4,500 from Northampton College ATM - but cut his head and left trail of DNA evidence right to him

A man who burgled Northampton College ATM with a disc cutter has been called "sophisticated but inept" in court.
Daniel Hawtin was thrown out of the Lord Byron pub for waving a knife around.

'I was 10 out of 10 drunk': Man waved knife around in Northampton pub and slashed at customers' tables

A man who slashed at customers' tables with a six-inch knife in a Northampton pub blamed the incident on being "10 out of 10 drunk".
Mum, Hannah Painting with husband, Gary and three children Elizabeth, Oliver and William.

LISTEN: Dad writes charity single for NGH ward that kept his premature triplets alive

A Northampton dad-of-three has written a heartfelt song in a bid to raise funds for the Gosset ward at NGH, which saved his 11-week-early 2lb triplets.
Screen Northants is seeking 105,000 from local business to expand the work that it does.

WATCH: Northampton-based film scheme needs £105k from local businesses to keep rolling

A filmmaking social enterprise in Northampton, which is about to shoot a version of Macbeth in the town, is hoping to raise a further £105,000 to expand its work.
The M1 has now reopened following a crash this afternoon.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Long delays reported following multi-vehicle crash on M1 in Northamptonshire

Emergency services have this afternoon been called to the M1 northbound between junction 15A and junction 16 following a multi-vehicle crash.

Doug and Renee Bliss, both 68, of Duston, were left stunned after finding the stowaway cat firmly wedged in the grille on their Hyundai i30.

Stowaway French cat survives 300-MILE journey to Britain trapped in bumper of Northampton couple's car

A three-month-old kitten is recovering after surviving a 300 mile journey from France to Britain trapped in the bumper of a Northampton couple's car.

A teenager was left with serious injuries after coming into collision with a car last night.

Teenager left with serious injuries after being involved in a collision with a car in Northampton

A teenage boy is in a serious condition after being involved in a collision with a car in Rectory Farm, Northampton.

The decking around Chilli Village needs retroactive planning permission.

'Eyesore' veranda around Northampton's Chilli Village could be pulled down

Northampton's Chilli Village restaurant could be ordered to pull down its veranda after building it without first getting proper planning permission.
The A5 in has been closed in Stowe after the discovery of a dormant "explosive device".

BREAKING NEWS: Unexploded World War Two BOMB shuts major Northamptonshire road

A major road through Northamptonshire has been closed after an explosive device believed to be from World War Two was discovered.
Paddington refurbishment opening.

NGH Paddington ward gets £27,000 worth of new beds for parents to stay with poorly children

The mayor of Northampton councillor Gareth Eales and the mayoress, councillor Terrie Eales open the newly refurbished Paddington children's ward.
Police are urging Naomi Bailey to get in touch as she has been missing for 18 days.

Serious concerns for Northampton woman who has been missing for 18 days

Officers are becoming increasingly concerned for a Northampton woman who has been missing since October.

Phyllis Cranfield.

Grieving son says mother's death at Northampton hospital could have been avoided - if only staff had listened

A Northamptonshire man believes the death of his mother from a urinary tract infection (UTI) could have been prevented if Northampton General Hospital staff had listened to his warnings about her condition.
Delays of 5mph have been reported.

Week of temporary traffic lights queues continues for Northampton commuters

Severe delays of up to 20 minutes have been reported around Northampton this morning due to temporary traffic lights on two major roads.

The Princes Trust personal development programme team.

Youngsters on Prince’s Trust programme transform scout hut in Northampton

A group of young people on a Prince’s Trust programme in Northampton have worked together to renovate the facilities and garden of the St Mary’s scout hut, which plays host to about 50 children.
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