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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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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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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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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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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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Hundreds took to the bitterly cold wintry weather today to enjoy the snow.

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.
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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.
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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.

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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

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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.
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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.

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