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Fundraising drive to find £50,000 for Northampton Gymnastics Academy after losing out on sports grant

A Northampton gymnastics school for over 500 children is asking families and donors to help them find £50,000 after losing out on a funding grant.
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A dozen travellers pitched up in Abington Park on Wednesday evening.

Northampton colour run changes location after travellers occupy Abington Park

This weekend's colour run in Northampton has had to change venue after travellers set up an unauthorised encampment in Abington Park.
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Councillor attendance at training sessions in Northampton criticised

Councillor attendance at training sessions in Northampton criticised

The deputy leader of Northampton Borough Council has hit out at his fellow councillors for their ‘disappointing’ attendance at training sessions.
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Third of over 40s in Northants not offered ‘health MOT’ in past five years

A third of over 40s in Northamptonshire have not been offered a ‘health MOT’ in the past five years and hundreds of thousands of pounds given to the in crisis county council to spend on the vital check-up has not been spent.

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There are more police officers in Northamptonshire than there were a year ago, new figures show

More police officers in Northamptonshire than there were a year ago, figures reveal

The number of officers in Northamptonshire Police has increased over the last year - bucking the national trend - new figures from the Home Office show.

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Air ambulance lands in Northampton as all emergency services rush to incident

The air ambulance landed in Northampton this afternoon following eyewitness reports that plumes of smoke could be seen leaving a building in Kingsthorpe.
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The picturesque red-tiled roofs of Gudhjem is home to Denmark's annual 'Sol Over Gudhjem' cookery competition and its week long food festival.

Travel: The Baltic island of Bornholm is Denmark's secret delight

To the locals it's the 'The Sunniest Place in Denmark' yet the Danish island of Bornholm, with its picture-postcard fishing villages, dense beech and conifer forests, stunning beaches and rugged granite cliffs, is little known to us in Britain.

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Williams was originally sentenced at Northampton Crown Court in May

Prolific Northampton burglar to spend longer in jail after Court of Appeal rules original sentence was too low

A man who burgled multiple Northampton homes has today had his sentence increased after it was referred to the Court of Appeal by the attorney general’s office for being too low.

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STILL WORKING - Andy Todd watches on as David Buchanan challenges Sam Foley in training on Friday morning. It was the team's final session before returning to the UK (PIcture: Pete Norton)

Bowditch delighted to be back in action for Cobblers after ‘difficult time’ following injury

Dean Bowditch admitted he was delighted to get out on the pitch and playing for the Cobblers again after enduring a ‘difficult time’ over the summer.

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Anjona Roy has been elected as the new county councillor for the St George division

Labour hold seat in St George by-election for Northamptonshire County Council

Labour have held their seat in the St George by-election after Anjona Roy won the vacant position on Northamptonshire County Council.

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Paul Weston lost 80lbs after seeing his friend succumb to diabetes.

Northampton builder shrinks his plate to shrink his waist

A Northampton builder has taken notches off his belt after losing five-and-a-half stone in nine months.
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Criminal gangs are using children to run drugs, carry weapons and run errands in exchange for money.

Watch for signs of criminal gangs grooming children this summer, say Northamptonshire Police

Parents and carers are being urged to watch for the signs of children being groomed by criminal gangs this summer.

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Two teenagers were arrested in a crackdown on drugs crime in Northampton.

Teenagers charged with drug dealing following Operation Viper arrests in Northampton

Two teenagers suspected of drug dealing have been arrested in Northampton as part of a major county crackdown operation.

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Northamptonshire parents urged to be aware of criminal grooming gangs this summer

Northamptonshire parents urged to be aware of criminal grooming gangs this summer

Police are urging Northamptonshire parents and carers to be aware of the risk of grooming by criminal gangs as schools break up for the summer holidays.

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Rats climbing walls and seen 'every day' at Northampton council estate

A Northampton housing estate says they are under siege by an infestation of rats and are calling for their housing association to take action.
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The new Co-op will bring a funding boost locally through its membership scheme  where members receive a 5 per cent reward on the purchase of own-brand products and services, with the Co-op donating a further 1 per cent to local causes.

Co-op set to takeover former pub in Northamptonshire village

A supermarket is proposing to set up shop in a former village pub to double the size of its existing store.

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LIVE Latest transfer news from Sky Bet Leagues One and Two

LIVE Latest transfer news from Sky Bet Leagues One and Two

Welcome to our new live feed sifting through what’s happening in terms of player movement in Sky Bet League One and Two today.

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Action from Saints' premier division win over Wollaston (Pictures: Dave Ikin)

NCL SPECIAL: It’s all White for ONs as they return to the top after big victory

Rob White produced a brilliant batting display as Old Northamptonians bounced back from the loss to Horton House in style.

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A5 to shut as roadworks get underway in Towcester

Maintenance work on the A5 in Towcester is to begin on Monday, resulting in the temporary closure of the road.

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Author Morgen Bailey's novel is set in the bars and hotspots of Northamptonshire.

New novel by local author features journalist dating 31 men in 31 days across Northamptonshire

A new book set in Northamptonshire's pubs, clubs and dating hot spots was released today.

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