PICTURE GALLERY: 750 pupils compete in 25th annual Northamptonshire schools cross country in Woodford Halse

Last Wednesday saw Woodford Halse C.E. Primary Academy host its 25th annual cross country race.

Protestors against the closure of Middleton Cheney Library in the south of the county.

Culture secretary to probe Northamptonshire library closures

The culture secretary is set to launch an investigation into the way Northamptonshire County Council chose to shut 28 libraries.


School bomb threat hoaxes reported to be a result of Minecraft game feud

National news sources are claiming a feud between rival Minecraft gamers is the reason why 24,000 threatening emails were sent to schools and colleges in the UK.

The court heard how Chanze Nolan pointed a double-barrelled shotgun at his 18-year-old victim - a total stranger - and shot him in the leg.

Teenager blasted with double-barreled shotgun was 'a total stranger' to two Northampton attackers

Two Northampton men shot a complete stranger in the leg with a shotgun after mistaking him for a rival gang member.

PICTURE GALLERY: Northampton Town 0 Rotherham United 3

It was a very bad day at the office for the Cobblers on Saturday, as they suffered a 3-0 thumping at the hands of Rotherham United at Sixfields.

Martin Morrell, AKA, Mr Pothole, served the county council with a legal notice to fix the Halse to Greatworth road and the Welsh Lane route from Crowfield to the A43 roundabout.

SPECIAL REPORT: Combined length of unsafe roads in Northamptonshire would stretch from here to Liverpool

Nearly 155 miles in of pothole-riddled roads in Northamptonshire are in urgent need of repair,  according to new research.
Buddy met Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink at the Rotherham game in Sixfields on Saturday and received a free personalised kit and match tickets.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink gifts little Buddy with personalised Cobblers shirt after his football kits were stolen

A top Chelsea striker, Cobbers boss and kind-hearted strangers have reached out to a three-year-old boy who had his seven football kits stolen from his mum's car while he slept.
Library picture

TRAFFIC ALERT: Drivers warned of long delays on A5 roundabout close to Northamptonshire border

Drivers are being warned of long delays on the A5 roundabout at Old Stratford tonight during emergency repairs to a nearby bridge.
Tom Appleyard, centre, has launched a new political party for Northamptonshire.

'I was upset by what I was seeing': Army veteran launches new political party for Northamptonshire

A retired army veteran inspired to get into politics after suffering a fit five years ago is hoping his party can take a dozen seats at the next Northampton Borough Council election.

Whittlebury will be showing the Lion King and Dirty Dancing next month

Outdoor cinema comes to Northamptonshire venue

Enjoy a movie under the stars at an outdoor cinema event next month.
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Peter Crawley.

Northampton graduate picked to design mobile phone start-up screen

Millions of people around the world now get to see the work of a University of Northampton graduate every time they turn on their mobile phones.

Travel: Discover two very different Florida Gulf coast gems

While many two-centre holidays in Florida start with the thrill of Orlando’s theme parks before heading to the coast, I’ve discovered a new and exciting combination of city and seaside.

Fire news.

Kettering blaze being treated as arson

A fire in Kettering on Sunday (March 18) is being treated as arson.

Burton has now closed in the Grosvenor Centre

Burton shuts up shop in Northampton's Grosvenor Centre

A menswear shop in the centre of Northampton has closed its doors to shoppers.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Dean Austin

Hasselbaink backs Bunney and urges fans to ‘stimulate’ players during games

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has given his full backing to defender Joe Bunney and says disgruntled fans should ‘stimulate’ individual players when they are struggling during games at Sixfields instead of getting on their backs.

Three schools were targeted in Northants today by the hoax bomb threat.

Three Northamptonshire schools hit by hoax bomb threat

Schools in Northamptonshire were among hundreds across the country to be targeted in a mass bomb hoax threat.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of any of the above is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Five new wanted appeals issued as Operation Crooked continues in Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire Police has issued five more wanted appeals as a campaign targeting serious acquisitive crime continues.

Little Learners Nurseries. NNL-180319-133749005

Northants County Council U-turns over nursery payment delay

Northants County Council says it will now pay nurseries as planned after U-turning over a controversial delay.

Jon Clarke.

Former Saints player set to launch sixth form rugby programme at Northampton school

A Northampton school has joined forces with former Northampton Saints Player, Jon Clarke, to launch a new rugby programme for sixth form students.

Richard and Valerie have just celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. The happy couple are parents to Michelle, Nicola, Kevin and Robert.

Selfless Northampton couple ask only for charitable donations for their golden wedding anniversary gift

A Northampton couple - who are celebrating 50 years of wedded bliss - did not ask for anniversary presents but instead have donated £600 to two Northamptonshire charities.
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