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BREAKING NEWS: Northampton town centre Marks & Spencer one of 14 proposed for closure

Northampton's town centre M&S has been earmarked for closure as part of a major announcement by the high street giant.

Extensive building work is set to continue until the winter opening date

The transformation of a former clothes shop is well underway in Northampton town centre ahead of the opening of a new bank

Building work continues in the centre of Northampton as a new bank prepares to open to customers later this year.
Lawrence's coffee shop in St Giles Street shut last year after the Oliver Adams company went bust. it could now be turned into a restaurant and flats.

Restaurant and apartments to replace former Oliver Adams cafe in Northampton town centre

A former Oliver Adams-owned cafe in Northampton town centre could be converted into restaurant and flats if a council board approved the scheme.
An object is teetering over Market Square, but it is not known how it got there - or just what it is.

Large, precarious object teetering over Northampton's Market Square

A precarious object that appears to be teetering on the edge of a building in Northampton's Market Square is causing concern for passersby.
The red lines indicate the boundaries of the new AQMA. They stretch across the entire town centre.

Pollution monitoring zone declared across Northampton to 'ensure the future of our town', council says

Northampton air quality problems have pushed the borough council to declare a town-wide monitoring scheme to track its pollution levels.


Man, 36, taken to hospital after two-car crash near Northampton town centre

A 36-year-old man had to be taken to hospital with suspected neck injuries after a two-car crash near Northampton town centre.
The car can be seen approaching at speed at Dashcam footage shown to the Chron.

Fire response car narrowly avoids head on smash in Northampton during blue light response

Fire chiefs have pledged to hold a full investigation after one of its response vehicles narrowly avoided a head-on collision with a car near the centre of Northampton.
The charity superstore in Abington Street opens on July 27.

Is this what our high street needs? Salvation Army super charity store to open in Northampton town centre

The announcement of a charity superstore opening in Northampton's high street has been met with mixed reactions.

The woman was attacked as she rode along Gold Street towards the train station.

Woman punched in the face after being stopped cycling through Northampton town centre

A woman was assaulted in Northampton town centre after being approached by a group of men.
The Twelfth Player

Drama is a load of Cobblers at Sixfields, Northampton

A unique collaboration between Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Royal &Derngate Northampton and Northampton Town Football Club brings interactive, family-friendly, multi-media performance The Twelfth Player to Sixfields Stadium.

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Mercers Row

Seven taxi drivers racially abused by two men in Northampton town centre

Two drunken men launched a volley of insults at a group of taxi drivers waiting for fares in Northampton.

Police raided the restaurant

Armed police raid at Northampton restaurant was due to threats made by two men

Police have revealed why armed officers detained two men in a Turkish restaurant in Northampton.
Dido and Aeneas

Love story by Northampton university students

Music students from the University of Northampton will tell the tale of Henry Purcell’s heart-breaking love story, Dido and Aeneas, when they perform their first ever opera at the Royal Theatre in Northampton next month.

Tricia Kelly and Nicholas Woodeson in Death of a Salesman

Return to Northampton for Death of a Salesman

There will be plenty of emotion on show when the show Death of  Salesman comes to Northampton as part of a  UK tour.

Public appearance with Oona the elephant, the life-sized puppet from Michael Morpurgo's Running Wild NNL-170523-154411009

Elephant walkabout trumpets play’s arrival in Northampton

Shoppers may have thought Tuesday’s warm weather brought out some tropical animals as an elephant wandered through Northampton.

Edward Fox in Sand of the Sandwiches

Interview: Edward Fox talks about Betjeman in Sand in the Sandwiches

John Betjeman (1906-1984) is probably the best-loved of our contemporary poets, a man who wrote about the ordinary emotions and everyday experiences which we all recognise.

The two offenders were sentenced to a combined sentence of 42 years.

Teenage girl says she 'struggles with day-to-day life' since rape in Northampton town centre

A 17-year-old girl who was raped in Northampton town centre by two men has spoken out about how the attack has impacted every aspect of her life.
The attack took place in April last year in an alleyway on Bridge street.

Men jailed for sex attack on teenage girl in Northampton town centre

Two men have been convicted for a combined total of 42 years for the 'vile, wicked and violent' rape of a 17-year-old-girl in Northampton town centre.
The cast of The Addams Family

Interview: Kooky new role for Samantha Womack

For an actress who has done many musical theatre productions, Samantha Womack admitted that a role in another one wasn’t top of her to do list after Eastenders.

Paul Nicholas, Jaymi Hemsley and Sheila Ferguson

Big stars fly in for Northampton panto

Stars of music and the small screen will be flying on a magic carpet ride as the cast for this year's pantomime in Northampton has been announced.

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