Duston

Duston

Animal charity store becomes at least the seventh Duston village shop to be raided in the past year

Mindless burglars are making life misery for a row of shops in Duston following a series of break-ins, but no one really knows why.
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The aftermath of the One Stop Shop ram-raid shows the roof almost entirely collapsed by the digger. Pictures by John Wright.

'They were shouting let's go, let's go': Eyewitness describes moment 'two men' tried to raid Northampton shop with a digger

An onlooker who watched digger-driving ram-raiders take out a shop in Northampton says he saw two men shouting frantically at one another before fleeing the scene

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The aftermath in St Crispin's this morning.

Neighbours speak of shock after JCB ram-raid knocked down popular Northampton store

Former customers say they will miss a popular Northampton supermarket after the roof collapsed following an attempted ram-raid - using a large digger.
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Officers want to speak to this man in relation to a meat theft in Duston.

Do you recognise the Northampton meat thief caught on camera?

A man who took meat from a Northampton Co-op is being sought by police after he was caught on security camera.
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Pindy Chahal

‘Backbone’ of Northampton’s Sikh community shortlisted as inspirational woman finalist

A charitable woman who has built a network of volunteers and has secured funding for the Sikh Community Centre and Youth Club (SCCYC) projects has been applauded for her hard work in Northampton.
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Car stolen from driveway of Northampton home

Car stolen from driveway of Northampton home

A thief took a car that had been parked overnight on a Northampton driveway.

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The fire cracked window panes and left 'burnt black oil all over the place.'

Northampton mum evacuates children after car torched by arsonist outside her window

A car fire that burnt gas boxes and cracked nearby windows in Northampton, putting a family in danger, was a result of a deliberate fire.

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The Duston School girls football team

Duston School footballers battle for honours with best in Britain

A team of girls from The Duston School have been invited to watch a Cobblers game at Sixfields after they represented Northampton Town FC in an inter-schools tournament.
The squad reached the knockout stages of an event at Reading’s Madjeski Stadium which featured teams from across the south of England.

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A man was struck from behind, knocked to the floor and attacked by a dog following an assault in Northampton

Man struck from behind and knocked to the floor by yobs then attacked by a dog in Northampton

A man was assaulted by two teenagers before being attacked by a dog thought to be a Staffordshire Bull Terrier in Northampton on Friday night (January 13).
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Developers have already submitted plans for 1,900 homes on the Norwood Farm land west of Duston. Plans for a further 1,580 are likely to be received by the end of 2017.

Plans for 1,900 homes west of Northampton likely to swell by a further 1,600 by end of 2017 document reveals

Developers will have submitted plans for almost 3,500 homes to the west of Duston by the end of 2017, a "scoping" letter to Northampton Borough Council has revealed.

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The Duston School has lost its 'Outstanding' rating in the latest Ofsted inspection.

Inspectors downgrade Northampton school from 'outstanding' to 'requires improvement' in Ofsted report

One of Northampton's biggest schools has lost its "outstanding" rating in its latest Ofsted report after inspectors fond teaching standards were "too variable" across the board.

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Duston Players in rehearsals for their pantomime

Get your teeth into Duston panto

Duston Players are off to Granny’s cottage in their brand new pantomime.

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James Scott

Northampton man jailed for 16 years following rapes of children

A Northampton man has been jailed for a total of 16 years for a  campaign of sexual abuse against children, including the rape of a child under the age of 13.

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Claire Pell's cat Penny was shot point blank an air rifle, leaving her needing surgery to remove her left eye.

Award for Northampton cat who survived bullet to the brain when she was deliberately shot through the eye

Penny, a lucky black cat from Northampton, has won an award for her bravery after surviving gunshot at close range.

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Punch thrown near to Northampton pub knocked disabled man unconscious

Punch thrown near to Northampton pub knocked disabled man unconscious

A disabled man was knocked unconscious during an assault near a Northampton pub at the weekend.

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Roger Hayman, street lighting operative, starts the switch-off in 2011

Worried Northampton parent fears for daughter’s safety following street lights switch off

A concerned dad who claims pedestrians have taken to using head torches is calling on the Northamptonshire County Council to “investigate the dim, inadequate street lighting” in the town.

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‘We got down on our bellies and just crawled in’ Northampton PCs speak about dramatic burning house rescue

‘We got down on our bellies and just crawled in’ Northampton PCs speak about dramatic burning house rescue

The two police officers who crawled into a burning house to save an elderly lady’s life have recalled the dramatic rescue.

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Family thank two police constables after they rescued a 95-year-old Northampton woman from her burning house

Two police officers led an elderly lady from a house in Northampton that was on fire.

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Questions are being raised over the welfare of pupils at the Duston School after reports seveal had tendered resignations in recent weeks.

Union has concerns about staff welfare at one of Northampton’s biggest schools - after reports of multiple resignations

A national teaching union says it has concerns about the welfare of staff at the Duston School - after unconfirmed reports suggested several experienced teachers had left in recent weeks.

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Former teacher at The Duston School, Daniel Twigger, has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for cultivating a cannabis grow and selling it for wholesale amounts.

Northampton supply teacher jailed for running a cannabis factory at home was arrested at his school

An IT teacher at a secondary school in Northampton has been jailed for 20 months after police discovered he was running a wholesale cannabis growing operation from a spare room.

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