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Use licensed cabs at Christmas, Northampton party-goers

The borough council is reminding drinkers how to identify licensed taxis and private hire cars in Northampton.
Do you recognise this man? If so, call police on 101 and quote incident number: 17000419906.

CCTV pictures released of fuel thief with stolen number plates in Northampton

Images have been released after a man drove onto a petrol forecourt, dispensed fuel into a black Vauxhall Insignia - bearing stolen plates - and left without making payment.

15 people have been arrested following the second week of a drink driving campaign in Northampton.

Northamptonshire Police festive drink-drive campaign sees 15 more motorists arrested

Fifteen drivers have been arrested for drink-driving in the second week of Northamptonshire Police’s month-long drink and drug drive campaign.
Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds.

PICTURES: Villagers get in the festive spirit at 'Living Nativity' performance in Northamptonshire

A Northamptonshire village has hosted its biggest performance of the year in the run up to Christmas.
Anyone who recognises the man in the e-fit should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

E-Fit image released of man wanted in connection with fake police coldcalling fraud in Northampton

A man is wanted in connection with an incident of fraud committed in Northampton.

Police have today revealed that a man has died in a fatal road traffic collision in Northampton.

Man, 82, dies following serious car crash near Northampton garden centre

An 82-year-old man has died following a serious road traffic collision in Northampton after a car crossed the carriageway before continuing through a hedgerow and into a ditch.
A man was struck on the back of the head with a blunt object in Ardington Road.

Man knocked to floor and repeatedly kicked and stamped on in Northampton attack

A man was attacked with a blunt object before being repeatedly kicked by two men in a Northampton neighbourhood.
Nethermead Court

Police car's windscreen smashed in Northampton

A police car's windscreen was smashed while officers were attending an incident nearby.
Bus driver assaulted in Wellingborough

Bus driver assaulted in Wellingborough

A bus driver was assaulted while on his break in Wellingborough.

Raphael Kennedy, 30, appeared at Northampton Magistrate's Court today (December 18).

Northampton man, 30, charged with murder of two-year-old boy appears at magistrates' court

A 30-year-old Northampton man charged with the murder of a two-year-old boy has appeared before magistrates this morning.
Northampton Magistrates' Court.

BREAKING NEWS: Man charged with murder following death of two-year-old in Northampton

A man has been charged with murder following the death of a two-year-old child in Northampton.

Councillor Robin Brown said statutory services - such as childrens and adult social care - would have to be looked next time if the Government refuses to raise its funding. Councils have to provide these by law, but the County Hall will be faced with no choice, he said.

'Northamptonshire won't be able to fund some essential council services by 2019', finance member reveals

Northamptonshire County Council has warned this may be the last budget where services to protect the likes of vulnerable children and the elderly remain untouched.

Watch what you put down the sink this Christmas

Experts issue warning over Christmas fatbergs and how to avoid them

It’s the time to eat, drink and be merry – but experts are warning people to dispose of Christmas leftovers carefully or face creating costly festive fatbergs.

Man charged with attempted murder after Rushden stabbing

Man charged with attempted murder after Rushden stabbing

A man is due in court today after a stabbing in Rushden.

The car seized by police for not having 'commuting' insurance

Police issue warning after car seized due to insurance not covering commuting

A driver had their car seized by police on a motorway -because their insurance policy didn’t cover commuting from work.

Dennis and Eileen Munns will celebrate 65 years of happy matrimony on Boxing Day this year.

Couple, both 86, who met at a dance hall in Northampton to celebrate 65 years of wedded bliss

A Northamptonshire couple, who tied the knot on Boxing Day back in 1952, have said it was love at first sight BUT only for him.
Councillor Brandon Eldred: "I have no doubt that these changes will be unpopular with shoppers and traders alike."

New £2 weekend parking charge in Northampton will deal with drivers who 'abuse the system', Guildhall says

Prices at Northampton's car parks are set to rise by up to £2 in the new year.
Guildhall leaders sprang a surprise by revealing their budget earlier than they said they would

Round-up of cuts and extra charges announced for Northampton by Guildhall leaders

Northampton Borough Council’s draft budget has now been published and will be discussed at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, 20 December.
Northampton Borough Council leader Jonathan Nunn

Northampton Borough Council reduces Guildhall staff costs to help save £11.2m in next five years

Staff costs at Northampton Borough Council are being reduced again this year as part of the authority’s medium-term financial strategy.
Northampton market traders might have to pay a fee to have their rubbish collected, Northampton Borough Council's draft budget reveals.

Northampton market traders could be charged to have their rubbish collected, borough council budget reveals

As part of Northampton Borough Council’s draft budget, market traders could be required to pay for their refuse to be collected.
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