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Climb Everest, cast spells, fight zombies: Northampton's new VR experience opens in town centre

A town centre business is granting Northampton folk the power to cast spells, walk in space and fight off a zombie horde.

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Alongside Watson and Cox Builders, who won the contract to build the centre, was pastor, Adam Eakins and other members of the church leadership.

Northampton church bulldozed for £2.7m community centre starts building work

A ceremony has been held to mark the start of building work on the grounds of a demolished Northampton church to make way for a new community centre following an eight year congregation fundraising drive.

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Danny Fisher, the new operator of the upcoming Wedgwood pub.

New life for Northampton's empty Rhubarb bar with roof garden, fire pit and £500,000 renovation

A Northampton town centre bar that has stood shut for three years will reopen after a £500,000 investment.

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Police are appealing for witnesses

Appeal for return of Christmas presents which fell from car boot in Rushden

Police are appealing for witnesses after a bag of Christmas presents went missing after falling from a car boot in Wellingborough Road, Rushden.

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The Friends of Brixworth Library

Village library group to hand petition protesting closures to Northamptonshire County Council ahead of meeting with its MP

A library's support group hopes to present its petition campaigning against the closure community libraries to Northamptonshire County Council's full cabinet meeting this month.
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Hannah Curry

Former England midfielder Glenn Hoddle holds an 'audience with' event for Niamh's Next Step

Football fans have the opportunity to get up close and personal with former England star Glenn Hoddle when he takes to a Northampton stage in an exclusive gig for charity.

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Proposed plans of the International Leather Centre building at Waterside Campus. Credit: Beyond Design.

University to build leather centre at new campus as council Vulcan Works project "not deemed value for money"

The University of Northampton will build an International Leather Centre, including laboratories and teaching rooms, at the new Waterside Campus after it pulled out of the borough council deal.
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Golden ticket winner Eleanor Astle, 72

Lucky Golden Ticket winners plan their Christmas spending in Northampton town centre

A grandmother and a young apprentice are among the first four winners to scoop a share of £3,000 of shopping vouchers in the festive Golden Ticket prize draw.

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The man pictured may be connected to an incident of theft and criminal damage.

Windscreen smashed and camera stolen in incident at Northampton home

An image of a man who may have information about theft and criminal damage in a Northampton neighborhood has been released.

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The Phipps family in Duston raise money every year through their Christmas decorations

Festive family raise money for air ambulance with decorations at Northampton home

A Northampton family who turn their home into a festive delight of Christmas decorations are raising money for the air ambulance.

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L-R: Nancy Smith and author, Sophie Plowden reading Sophie's book, 'Jack Dash'.

Over 1,000 guests turn out to support Northamptonshire library showcase

The Friends of Moulton Library hosted an open day, with visits from local authors, in a bid to showcase their facility in the light of recent cost-cutting announcements.
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Turn in your bladed weapons or knives at the amnesty safely and without repercussions.

Knife amnesty on The Racecourse, Northampton, this Friday

Northamptonshire Police is holding a knife and weapons amnesty event at the Racecourse, Northampton.

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'Here's Negan'

Auction of rare Walking Dead comic raises money for Northampton food bank

A Northampton comic shop is auctioning a signed and rare edition from the Walking Dead series to raise money for one of the town's food banks.

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Temperatures could drop to -10C tonight.

WEATHER: Temperatures in Northamptonshire set to plunge to -10C tonight

Temperatures across Northamptonshire are expected to drop to at least -7C tonight with some rural areas falling to as low as -10C.

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Northampton Magistrates Court.

Northampton landlord fined £3,300 for putting his tenants at risk

The landlord of a Northampton house in multiple occupation has been fined £3,300 for failures to meet his obligations, particularly regarding fire safety.
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L-R: Mohammad Shajahan with Andrew Lewer and Saffron owner Naz Islam.

Westminster cook-off beckons for former Northampton College catering apprentice

A former Northampton College catering student will have the chance to represent the town in the Houses of Parliament having been put forward to defend Saffron’s crown in the 2018 Tiffin Cup.
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Some of Northamptonshire's recycling centres will delay opening today while they grit their roads and pathways.

Northamptonshire recycling centres delay opening times to grit roads and walkways

Wintery weather conditions means Northamptonshire's recycling centres will open late today.
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PC Proctor was dismissed after a hearing at Wootton Hall police headquarters.

Misconduct hearing sacks Northamptonshire policeman who played hooky for three days and lied about it

A Northamptonshire police officer who lied about skipping three days of work has been dismissed from the force.
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Pitsford Weather Centre says the forecast will be sunny tomorrow morning but will the temperature will remain at freezing point. Credit: Sarah Horne.

Temperatures overnight will fall to about -7C in Northamptonshire, weather centre reports

Residents will wake up to another cold and bitter start across Northamptonshire tomorrow as temperatures are likely to drop to -7C tonight.
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Gritters are out following heavy snowfall over the weekend.

Gritting crews work round the clock in Northamptonshire after seven inches of snow falls

Below freezing temperatures and wintery weather conditions will keep Northamptonshire's gritters out on duty today.
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