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Northampton candidate likens MP Peter Bone to a 'fascist' and a 'dictator' in firebrand speech

Northampton's outgoing mayor has been asked to retract comments likening Wellingborough MP Peter Bone to a “fascist” and a “dictator”.
Above, campaigners in St James have been calling for a link road for seven years. The proposed route, below, has now been given the go-ahead.

Green light given to traffic-easing St James link road after seven years of debate

Long-awaited plans to build a relief road over a disused railway line in St James have been given the go-ahead despite protests from a group who wanted to see the line restored.
Temporary traffic lights in Weedon Road have been causing delays of half-an-hour and above... and they could be here until May.

Temporary traffic lights are causing major delays into Northampton...and they might be here until May

Drivers have been facing delays of half-an-hour and more on the way into Northampton town centre this morning.

TV and radio host Jeremy Vine was among the people to reply to the tweet.

Leaflet warning of £50 fines for pavement cycling in Northampton sparks Twitter backlash - from Radio 2 host Jeremy Vine

A police officer's leaflet warning cyclists of the fines people can face for riding bicycles on the pavement in Northampton created a Twitter storm, with a former Stictly Come Dancing star weighing in.
Natwest is to close its branch at St James Retail Park after a fall in the number of people using it.

Natwest will shut Northampton branch as part of 158 closures nationwide

Banking giants Natwest are set to close a Northampton outlet because of a rise in people using its online services.
Fireworks and 3D projections lighting up the lift tower. NNL-170328-095535009

‘It’s time to take the ‘no’ out of Northampton’ says man leading county’s tourism campaign after launch event

Fireworks lit up the skies in Northampton last night as the county’s tourism campaign started with a bang.

Hobbycraft, St James. Google Maps

Northampton shopper criticises 'crazy' number of blue badge bays in retail park

A shopper has called the amount of disabled parking spaces after half of the spaces have been designated for blue badge holders.
The incident happened in St James

Police arrest Northampton man wanted for shoplifting after finding him inside cupboard

Officers issued a warning to a man who helped hide an alleged shoplifter in his cupboard.
The Pearls of Peace group with Superintendent Chris Hillery

Northampton women take part in self-defence class to combat hate crime

A Northampton women’s group today took part in a self-defence class aimed at giving them the confidence to go about their daily business without fear of hate crime.
Residents in St James protested against a proposed closure of a left turn from Spencer Bridge Road to Weedon Road. Now a business owner says the roadworks are hampering trade.

'We should be compensated for smart corridor works' says Northampton shop owner

A greengrocer in Northampton says works to the St James "smart corridor" are hampering businesses in the area so much - the council should consider compensating them.
Chair of Momentum Northants, Anjona Roy.

Anti-austerity campaigners to hold public meeting in Northampton over local service cuts

A joint anti-austerity event headed by Northamptonshire groups Momentum and Save Northants Services will be held this month.

The county council says stopping regular traffic from using the left turn from Spencer Bridge Road onto Weedon Road will increase the junction capacity... St James Residents' Association disagrees.

'Not-so-smart' corridor scheme for Northampton could cause traffic chaos if left turn is banned says residents' group

A residents' group fears a scheme aimed at busting traffic in St James could have the opposite effect - after learning a heavily used left turn by the Northampton Saints ground will be "banned."

Recent developments have suggested plans for a waste-to-energy plant in Northampton are by no means dead and buried.

Power plant company 'still committed' to a facility in Northampton despite backlash to £160m 'incinerator'

Developers looking to build a waste-to-energy power plant in Northampton say they still haven't ruled out a site in St James as their preferred option - despite months of protests.

Police released this image today (November 21)

Police release CCTV image of man who stole Poppy tin from Northampton petrol station

Police in Northampton investigating the theft of a Poppy Appeal charity box from a petrol station have released a picture of a man they would like to speak to.

A trio of planters removed from St James Square have caused a bust up between a local residents' association and the county council. 2cchORrgv58Hr_qRO9G0

‘Give us back our plaques and planters’ says Northampton association after workers removed them ‘without asking’

A residents’ association in Northampton believes works to a traffic easing scheme in St James should be stopped after a set of plaques and planters were removed “without warning”.


VIDEO: Hunt for man in connection with theft of poppy tin from Northampton store

A Northampton shopkeeper has been left “completely devastated” and “very, very angry” after a hooded man allegedly stole a poppy appeal box belonging to the Royal British Legion.

Keely Warren, Marketing Assitant abseiling the tower

Colleagues abseil down Northampton’s lift tower dressed as Hallowe’en characters

A group of colleagues took on the challenge of abseiling down Northampton’s lift tower in Hallowe’en fancy dress in aid of charity.

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