Oddest moment of 2018

Here are the 10 oddest moments in Northampton in 2018...and one of our all time favourite memorable photos

No two days are ever the same working at the Chron - you just never know what might happen.

Looking back through our online coverage of 2018 there have been plenty of highs and lows. We've picked out ten of the oddest moments (and there were plenty to choose from) this year. Plus we reveal one of our all-time favourite odd moments. In no particular order....

Firefighters who raced to a suspected house blaze in Daventry were stunned to find a parrot impersonating a smoke alarm in November. The 17-year-old bird, Jazz, had sparked panic with his perfect impression of the smoke alarm.

1. Jazz The Parrot

Firefighters who raced to a suspected house blaze in Daventry were stunned to find a parrot impersonating a smoke alarm in November. The 17-year-old bird, Jazz, had sparked panic with his perfect impression of the smoke alarm.
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We looked on in horror as footage emerged of three young boys being pulled out of a drain after getting lost in the town's sewer network in July after a three-hour rescue operation. Luckily they were found safe and well.

2. Boys in the drain

We looked on in horror as footage emerged of three young boys being pulled out of a drain after getting lost in the town's sewer network in July after a three-hour rescue operation. Luckily they were found safe and well.
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Robbers stormed into Starbucks at the St James Retail Park in Towcester Road at 5am one August morning...unaware armed police were in drive-thru ordering coffee. One man was arrested following a chase.

3. Robbers go for coffee

Robbers stormed into Starbucks at the St James Retail Park in Towcester Road at 5am one August morning...unaware armed police were in drive-thru ordering coffee. One man was arrested following a chase.
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Shocking video footage emerged in February via IdiotUKDriversExposed of a reckless driver taking a horse for a walk along the A43 in Northants. The horse could be seen trotting alongside the car being pulled by a rope.

4. Horse goes for a walk along the A43

Shocking video footage emerged in February via IdiotUKDriversExposed of a reckless driver taking a horse for a walk along the A43 in Northants. The horse could be seen trotting alongside the car being pulled by a rope.
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