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Lock keepers wanted on canals around Daventry

Volunteers are being sought to take up the iconic waterways role of lock keeper

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Weston Favell Academy was graded "well below national average" for its Progress 8 score.

Northampton school 'failing' according to new league tables

A Northampton school is deemed to be failing according to league tables as they fail to meet a new set of national standards.
Education
Weston Favell Shopping Centre accredited the rise to new features like their Fun Club and their Rudolph's Red Noses competition.

Weston Favell Shopping Centre saw spike in Christmas shoppers

Shoppers visited Weston Favell Shopping Centre 172,000 times in the week before Christmas.
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Police want to speak to this man, who they believe dodged a taxi fare in Northampton.

Suspected taxi fare dodger caught on camera in Northampton

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they believe may have failed to pay his taxi fare.

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Kettering baby abuser sentenced for theft

Kettering baby abuser sentenced for theft

A Kettering man who was jailed for inflicting catastrophic, life-changing injuries to his baby daughter has now been sentenced for a theft offence.

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The activists today. Picture by Paul Crofts.

Activists unveil banner on A45 near Wellingborough over Trump inauguration

A group of campaigners have unveiled a banner on the A45 near Wellingborough as Donald Trump is set to become the USA’s president.

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Police linking machete robberies in Kettering, Corby, Rothwell and Burton Latimer

Police linking machete robberies in Kettering, Corby, Rothwell and Burton Latimer

Police believe four armed robberies in the north of the county are linked.

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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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West Haddon Post Office

Men broke into village post office after smashing front door

Men smashed the glass in the door of West Haddon Post Office and broke into the shop.

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London Midland faces a strike ballot among its conductors

London Midland staff ballot for strike action in dispute over security guards

Train conductors on London Midland, which runs trains through Northampton and Long Buckby, are being balloted on strike action.

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Councillor Anna King.

EXCLUSIVE: Two more Northampton councillors admit they were in council tax arrears

Two more councillors have admitted they still had council tax bills left to pay as of this year following the Chron’s investigation

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Michelle Hemmington has launched a campaign calling for inquests to be available for stillbirths born after the full 39-week pregnancy term. NNL-170117-163945009

‘We want justice for our babies’: Northampton woman’s campaign to see inquests for stillbirths

A Northampton mother who was forced to enter a four-year legal battle to reveal doctor’s negligence over her baby’s death is calling for a change in the law for other parents - and The Chronicle & Echo wants to help her cause.

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A Stagecoach bus services is to be pulled from two Northampton areas after taking less than 30 a day

Bus route through Northampton will be shortened after taking less than £30 a day

A Stagecoach service in Northampton is to be changed significantly on Sunday, January 29.
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Wrestling crew are set to visit Northampton during a UK tour featuring WWE stars

Wrestling crew set to visit Northampton with WWE UK stars

Premier Wrestling crew Megaslam are bringing a two-hour family show to Northampton this month.
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James Adair.

Do you know this Corby man? He’s wanted on prison recall

Police have released an image of a Corby man wanted on recall to prison.

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Northampton High School

The top 20 secondary schools in Northamptonshire according to today's league tables

The Government has revealed Northamptonshire’s top performing secondary schools in the latest set of league tables.
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A lane on Red House Rd dual carriageway was closed, causing traffic to back-up for over an hour every morning.

Northampton commuters who pass industrial estate may see end to roadworks delays by tomorrow

Roadworks on Red House Road near Moulton Park that are causing 'chaos' for commuters may disappear within 24 hours, a water company says.
Transport
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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Lowther, one of St Andrew's College buildings, where the inspection was carried out.

St Andrew's college for young people with mental needs rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted

A school for children and adolescents with mental health needs has earned its second 'outstanding' rating from Ofsted.
Education
A6 closed in both directions after bridge inspection

A6 closed in both directions after bridge inspection

A section of the A6 between Rothwell and Desborough will remain closed until Monday (January 23) at the earliest.

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