Others should be allowed to bid for Abington Park’s cafe to stop councillor’s ‘monopoly’ say objectors

A Conservative councillor’s hope of re-negotiating the lease of his cafe in Northampton has come up against objections, with some accusing the council of allowing a colleague a catering “monopoly” over the park.

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Police arrested the woman in connection with an assault

Front door of Northampton dentist smashed during burglary

A dental clinic in Northampton has been targeted by thieves.

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Candlelit vigil held outside David Brickwood’s home to mark one-year anniversary of his death

Friends and family of murder victim David Brickwood held a candlelit vigil outside his home to mark the one-year anniversary since he was killed.

Two cars broken into in Northampton and then set alight

Two cars broken into in Northampton and then set alight

Two cars were broken into and set alight while parks on a Northampton street.

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Baby D and Alex Party from the Nineties play Northampton venue on New Year’s Eve

More than 1,300 partygoers are expected for a New Year’s Eve bash with two 1990’s dance musicians.

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BREAKING NEWS: Houses evacuated in Northampton after car crash leads to gas leak

Houses been evacuated in an area of Northampton and neighbours are being advised to close doors and windows after a car crash caused a gas leak on a residential street.

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Shakespeare comes to Abington museum

The spirit of Shakespeare comes to a Northampton courtyard with a production of Henry V.

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Colourful time at Northampton charity fun run

Scores of people turned out in Northampton on Sunday to run, walk or dance their way through a cloud of colour.

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Abington Park

Two Northampton parks among the best in the country, say judges

Two Northampton parks have retained their Green Flag Award status for another successive year, making them two of the best parks in the UK and Ireland.

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Open-air Shakespeare show in Northampton park

Open-air Shakespeare show in Northampton park

Masque Theatre are performing their summer show ‘Henry V’ by William Shakespeare.

Barry Primary School. Photo from Google Maps.

Northampton school improves to ‘Good’ following Ofsted inspection

Pupils at a Northampton school are now hitting key reading, writing and maths targets, Ofsted has said.

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Avery Healthcare presented a cheque to Abington Bowls Club

Club bowled over by funds

Abington Bowls Club are celebrating a new £1,500 sponsorship deal signed with Northampton Care Provider, Avery Healthcare.

Parents at Northampton school to hand flowers to all mums

Parents at Northampton school to hand flowers to all mums

A group of parents at a Northampton primary school will present flowers to other mums as a symbol that the town should stand together in the wake of Brexit.

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A new shisha bar is being proposed at a new restaurant in Wellingborough Road, Northampton

Councillor concerned about proposed new shisha bar in Northampton town centre

A Northampton Borough Councillor has expressed her concerns about an application to open a new shisha bar in the town centre.

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Man tries to grab boy, 12, from a street in Northampton

A man tried to grab a 12-year-old boy during an incident which police are describing as ‘suspicious’.


Boy punched in face by phone robbers as he walked to school in Northampton

A 15-year-old boy was punched in the face after he refused to give a gang a teenagers his mobile phone while on the way to school in Northampton.

Race 4 Life in Reading 2014
5k and 10k events
Photography by Danny Fitzpatrick / DFphotography.co.uk

SOS for 1,300 more ladies for Cancer Research event in Northampton next month

Cancer Research UK is urgently calling on women across Northampton to sign-up for its forthcoming Race for Life event – as fewer than expected have registered for the life-saving fundraiser.

Lorraine Daffy (right) has walked 50 miles to raise money for a new carpet for her friend who has recently lost her teenage son

Northampton woman walks 52 miles to raise money for new carpet for friend whose teenage son died

A Northampton woman has raised £700 by walking 52 miles to help pay for a carpet for a woman who recently lost her teenage son.

Box of 100 hypodermic needles found near Northampton primary school

Box of 100 hypodermic needles found near Northampton primary school

A Northampton primary school will issue a warning to parents after a box containing 100 used hypodermic needles​ was found near the school.

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Libby Whitney and her friends at Bridgewater primary School

Primary School artists from Duston and Abington reach regional heat

Two primary school children from Northampton have stormed into the Midlands regional heat of a national art competition

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