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In pictures: Sledgers and snowballers take to Northampton as snow blankets town

Happy Northampton folk today revelled in one of the largest snowfalls to hit the town in the last few years.
Snow has blanketed Northamptonshire today, leaving motorists in some parts of the county stranded. Picture credit: Sarah Horne.

Police lead multi-agency response following heavy snowfall across Northamptonshire

Snow has been causing difficulties around Northamptonshire today and police have been out in force working hard alongside colleagues from other emergency services, partners and volunteers to keep road networks clear but the advice for motorists remains the same - do not travel unless absolutely necessary.
Northampton Crown Court

'It may have been the end': £14k fraud by Northamptonshire Search & Rescue treasurer almost saw the charity fold

The former treasurer of Northamptonshire Search & Rescue almost caused the charity to fold as a result of fraud which saw him pocket almost £14,000.

Teresa Mccarthy and the Swan and Helmet team still hope to hold the festival on Saturday, March 17, 2018

St Patrick's Day fest in Northampton in doubt over police's safety concerns

A bid by a Northampton pub landlady to run a St Patrick's Day Festival next March is in doubt.

John Lillyman

Northampton care company overcharged 100-year-old man with dementia for shortened visits

Carers routinely cut short visits to an elderly Northampton man but charged him in full, his friend has discovered

One Northamptonshire family was treated to a winter wonderland, courtesy of TK Maxx.

Northamptonshire family treated to white Christmas after finding shop's hidden snow globe

A Northamptonshire family had their home transformed into a winter wonderland for 48 hours with a special delivery of real snow.
NGH said it is taking steps to get people home earlier

A total of 220 NGH patients have been in their bed for three weeks, on any given day

High numbers of people are staying in Northampton General Hospital for several weeks as managers struggle to cope with slow discharges.

Police have issued advice to festive party-goers for a safe Christmas night out.

Officers urge Northampton Christmas party-goers to take note of safety tips

With the Christmas party season now in full swing, Northamptonshire Police is encouraging people to plan ahead for a safe night out.

Lorraine and Lee started the Lewis Foundation in 2014.

Northampton cancer charity that hands out goodie bags to NGH patients receives £10,000 cash boost

A Northampton charity that aims to provide comfort and happiness to cancer patients on wards at NGH and Three Shires Hospital has been granted £10,000 in National Lottery Funding.
Dan Middleton has been named the worlds richest vlogger. Credit: YouTube

Former University of Northampton student named most wealthy YouTuber in the world, Forbes magazine reveals

The head of department at the University of Northampton has said staff 'are very proud' of their graduate who has just been named the world's richest vlogger.
The mannequin is used in a manual handling training refresher for firefighters

25-stone mannequin helps Northamptonshire firefighters practise rescuing obese people

Firefighters in Northamptonshire have a new team member to help them safely practise how to rescue larger people.

The scene of the accident between junctions 15a and 16.

Rubberneckers gave police the finger while they rescued children from seven-vehicle crash near Northampton

A police officer has criticised motorists who gawped at a serious accident on the M1 before abusing emergency services as they drove past.
The demonstration is taking place in Higham Ferrers next week

Live ‘blue lights’ rescue demonstration in Higham Ferrers next week

Firefighters will be staging a mock rescue demonstration and sharing road, winter and fire safety advice in Higham Ferrers next week.

Heavenly Desserts will open later this month in Wellingborough Road, but three lucky VIPs can get sneak preview next Friday.

Three VIP passes to be won for Northampton dessert parlour's sneak preview evening

The doors of Northampton’s newest artisan dessert venue will soon be opening to the public at Heavenly Desserts, 229-231 Wellingborough Rd, at noon on Monday December 18.
The incident took place outside the Charles Bradlaugh pub.

Second man charged with Northampton 'fake taxi' rape

A second man has been charged following a serious sexual assault in Northampton in October.
Alice Whitehead is trying to save trees in Far Cotton and wider Northampton.

Northampton woman launches petition to stop tree felling in Far Cotton

A Northampton woman is calling on the council to start properly maintaining and managing the street trees in Far Cotton to prevent the need for removal.
An FOI submitted by this newspaper has revealed the top ten most loaned library books in the county.

FOI reveals top 10 most loaned library books in Northamptonshire

Adult fiction books topped the polls in Northamptonshire’s top ten most loaned library books of 2017, including three crime novels.

Ian Hunter after completing his 12-week fitness programme

Former Northampton Saints man sheds four stone after wife calls him out on his bad food habits

A 48-year-old ex-Northampton Saints player has lost more than four stone after his wife became fed up with cleaning crisp packets and pasty crumbs from the car.
BBC Culture has listed the Mounts Baths as world class.

Northampton’s Mounts Baths identified as 'world class', says BBC Culture

BBC Culture has just produced a list of the world’s best Art Deco swimming pools and Northampton’s Mounts Baths takes pride of place.

He will appear before Northampton Magistrates Court next year

Man charged with dangerous driving a stolen transit van along seven Northampton streets

A 23-year-old man has been charged with dangerous driving following an incident in Northampton earlier this year in which a number of cars were allegedly damaged.
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