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Northampton shopping centre car park evacuated after reports of suspicious van

An abandoned van caused a partial evacuation of Weston Favell Shopping Centre amid heightened terrorism fears.
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Large traveller camp leaves Northampton park... before pitching up closer to the town centre

More than 30 traveller caravans have vacated a Northampton park hours before police were due to forcibly remove them - only to then move less than a mile down the road to another green space.
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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 attack took place in Station Road, Billing.

Vile robbers leave 80-year-old with dislocated shoulder after Northampton street attack

An 80-year-old woman was knocked unconscious on her own driveway during a violent robbery in Northampton.
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Kingfisher lake could be transformed if funding can be found for a major revamp scheme.

'Choking' Northampton lakes could breath again under six-figure revamp plan

Plans to restore a set of swamp-like lakes to their former glory in Northampton have been circulated to thousands of homes.
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Cosworth's headquarters in Northampton

Northampton engineering company could return to Formula 1 within four years

Cosworth could be making Formula 1 engines once again if official plans are signed off following verbal agreements with partners.

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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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Firefighters cut woman out of car in Northampton after serious crash

Firefighters cut woman out of car in Northampton after serious crash

Firefighters had to cut a woman out of her car after a rush-hour collision in the east of Northampton.

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The dumped terrier was found by a member of the public near to Barley Hill Road, in Southfields.

Cruel owners left a dog to die in a Northampton street with claws so long they had 'curled under themslves'

A badly neglected dog that was abandoned “like rubbish” in a Northampton street died from heart failure despite vets best attempts to save her.

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Peter Strachan, of the Growing Together group, carrying out the neighbourhood plan consultation in the East of Northampton. The plan has now been approved by a public vote.

Green spaces in the east of Northampton to get maximum protection after resounding referendum result

A planning blueprint aimed at protecting green spaces in the east of Northampton over the next 20 years has been approved in an overwhelming referendum victory.

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The staff and children of Blackthorn good Neighbours Nursery say they are thrilled by their 'outstanding' Ofsted rating.

Pub turned-nursery in Northampton receives 'outstanding' first Ofsted report

A Northampton nursery that took over a former pub just two years ago has been given an "outstanding" rating in its first Ofsted report.
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A new 12-month health drive has kick-started in Northampton to target female inactiveness

New 12-month health drive kick starts in east of Northampton to target female inactiveness

The Active Billing Community (ABC) project has been given the green light to provide a low cost programme of sport for people in Bellinge, Billing and Ecton Brook.
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A spree of knife attacks have been reported in the east of Northampton. Police say an 18-year-old woman was stabbed in the leg in Lings Way, above.

BREAKING NEWS: Hunt for gang launched after Northampton stabbing spree that left three with knife wounds

Detectives are hunting a gang of "teenagers" after five linked robberies in the east of Northampton early yesterday evening.
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More than 1,500 properties were let without power in Weston Favell.

More than 1,500 homes were left without power in the east of Northampton this morning after a cable fault

A power cut, which left 1,500 properties in Northampton without electricity this morning was not thought to have been caused by the snow.

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A huge tree by Colin Gordon's house in Southfields has grown so tall - he and wife Anita cannot get a television reception.

'We just want it pruned so we can watch TV' say Northampton couple sick of monster tree by their house

A couple who were among the first to move into Northampton's Eastern District says trees planted as saplings on their estate more than 40 years ago are now so massive they block out the television signal.

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Rachel Steele

‘Stunned’ headteacher rails against Ofsted report as inspectors put Northampton school in special measures

A Northampton secondary school has been downgraded to ‘inadequate’ and the Governors criticised for 'badly letting down the school'
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The cordon this morning

Police cordon in Northampton is aftermath of drug-related violence raid, force reveals

Police on guard around a Northampton house are protecting the cordon near a suspected drug dealer's house.
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A four-metre tall edible grotto is coming to Weston Favell Shopping Centre this Christmas.

Northampton shopping centre to install Hansel and Gretel style ‘edible’ Santa’s grotto

A Northampton shopping centre says an “edible” gingerbread grotto set to take residence in the mall this Christmas is a “world first.”

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The Lidl store in Weston Favell is set to reopen next week following a lengthy re-fit.

Budget brand Lidl reopens revamped supermarket in Weston Favell today

A new cut-price supermarket is set to reopen a store in Northampton following a re-fit.

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