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Northampton class scoops top prize at film festival with 'Masters of the Digiverse' safe browsing video

A homemade movie about staying safe online has won a class of Northampton children a top prize at a film festival.
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FARMING MATTERS: Lambing in full flow with lots of singles

Driving into the office yesterday I passed a field filled with ewes and lambs, and it was obvious the gorgeous little lambs were Jacob crosses due to their black, brown and white colouring. I used to have a pet ewe that was a Suffolk/Jacob cross and she was a beautiful chocolate brown colour.

Pictured L-R: Mathew with his brother Huw, who will be Mathew's guide runner on Sunday.

Northampton brother to help blind sibling run the London Marathon today

A former University of Northampton student, with permanent sight loss, is taking on 26 miles with his brother this weekend, who is acting as his guide.
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Do you know this man from Rushden?

Police officers have released a picture of a Rushden man they believe may have information about an alleged incident of criminal damage.

Bertie went missing for seven hours before Hannah's pack of family, friends and total strangers found him.

More than 60 people helped Northampton woman when dog Bertie went walkies

A pack of good Samaritans made of friends, family and total strangers came together last week to help one Northampton find her lost dog.
The dance will take place at the Guildhall in May.

Keen dancers invited to strut their stuff at mayor of Northampton's annual tea dance

Dance enthusiasts from across Northampton are being invited to come together at the Guildhall for a 'special afternoon tea dance'.
Avondale Road, Kettering, where a shop worker was assuaulted. Copyright Google. NNL-180420-161513005

Kettering shop worker assaulted after trying to stop suspected shoplifter

A brave shop worker who tried to stop a shoplifter escaping ended up being punched in the face.

Locally made food and drink will be on sale tomorrow at Abington Park Museum during the annual Spring Food Fair.

Pulled pork burgers and vodka among locally made produce up for grabs at Northampton craft fair

Over 25 artisan food and drink producers from across the county will be showcasing their goods at the Spring Food Fair tomorrow.
James Jones

Former leader of Northamptonshire scout group jailed for grooming and sexually assaulting boy in Sussex

The former leader of a Northamptonshire scout group has been jailed for grooming and sexually assaulting a boy in Sussex.
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Have you seen this missing Kettering man?

An appeal has been launched to find a missing man last seen in Kettering.

400 speeding offences detected in 24-hour operation

More than 400 speeding offences detected in 24-hour enforcement operation in Northampton

A 24-hour speed enforcement operation, held across Northampton in support of a Europe-wide road safety campaign, resulted in more than 400 speeding offences detected.

Number of house fires in Northamptonshire drops

Number of house fires in Northamptonshire drops

Fire services in Northamptonshire saw a small decrease in the number of fires they attended last year, figures from the Home Office show.

Shannon Walker, 23, from Hardingstone, posed for photos with her hire car after helping her co-defendants in a drive-by shooting.

Daylight shooting getaway driver from Northampton posed for 'celebratory' selfies with car after attack

The woman behind the wheel in a drive-by shooting in which a teenager was shot in the leg posed for "celebratory photos" after making a getaway.
Left to right: Charlie Smith, Alfred Adams and John Doran.

Co-op praises police for work in jailing ATM explosion gang who targeted Northamptonshire villages' cash points

Central England Co-op has praised the police for a successful operation that has seen three men sentenced for more than 30 years following a string of ATM attacks in Northamptonshire and surrounding counties.

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Northants County Council’s £2.5m redundancy payouts in past year

Northamptonshire County Council has paid out £2.5m in redundancy packages in the past 12 months.

Floral tributes have been left at the scene of the car crash which killed Meredita Kelmelyte on Wednesday in Pytchley NNL-180420-100649005

“She had a bright future ahead of her” - school’s tribute to teenager killed in road smash

The headteacher at a Kettering school has paid a heartfelt tribute to a pupil who died tragically this week.

Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold

Crime commissioner spent £22 on dinner at rough sleep out

The county’s crime boss claimed £22 in expenses for dinner at a fundraising event to help people understand the realities of rough sleeping.

Unison general secretary Dave Prentis was in Northampton yesterday to kickstart the union's consultation on unitary status here in Northamptonshire.

'We will be at the table - not on the menu': Unison says Northamptonshire council employees will be part of unitary negotiations

The chief of a public sector union looking after 7,000 workers in the county vowed "we will have a seat at the table" in Northamptonshire's unitary authority negotiations.
The staff at Camrose Early Years Centre were praised for their tailored approach to childcare.

'Masterful' care at Northampton nursery praised by inspectors

The head of a Northampton nursery has thanked her "kind, caring and sensitive" staff following an 'outstanding' Ofsted report.
Mum Stephanie and Evie Grace Abigail 'Abbey' Kendall

Mum who gave birth at Northampton General Hospital names baby after hotel her waters broke in

A new mum has paid tribute to the hotel where her waters broke by naming her daughter after it.

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