Towcester in the frame for a new opticians

​A new opticians will be opening its doors in Towcester later this spring, creating six full-time jobs, and will feature the latest innovative equipment.
Long delays south of Towcester this morning

TRAFFIC ALERT: Severe delays on Northamptonshire road following crash involving two cars

There are severe delays to the south of Northampton this morning following a two-vehicle accident.

TRAFFIC: Northamptonshire A road blocked by snow

A seven-and-a-half mile stretch of a Northamptonshire A road is blocked both ways because of snow.

Watling Street

Northamptonshire road fourth worst in England

A Northamptonshire town's high street is the fourth most complained about road in England, data has shown.

Andrea Leadsom MP on a recent visit to Middleton Cheney Library

South Northants MP sent death threat

Leader of the Commons and South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom has hit out at the “coward” author of a threatening letter she received.


Northamptonshire man dies in collision in Bedfordshire

A 48-year-old man from Towcester has died in a crash in Bedfordshire.

Fire crews joined the Home Safety Team and partner agencies at Moulton Fire Station to mark the launch

Fire service scheme helps Northamptonshire people stay safe and independent at home

A pilot scheme providing health and wellbeing advice to help vulnerable and older people stay safe and independent at home is being expanded by Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS).
RossDempsey-Vicent and fiance Liza Smith

Towcester couple's proposal photo wins them their wedding bling

A Towcester couple was crowned the UK’s best ‘Bling-stagrammers’ after entering their high-altitude engagement photo into a national competition.

Inspector Anthony Rawson tweeted this image earlier today.

'Drunk golf buggy thief' makes McDonald's pit stop while driving from Towcester to Daventry

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of stealing a golf buggy with balloons attached to it and driving it drunk for "many miles" to a fast food restaurant.

THe incident took place in Bickerstaffes Road, in Towcester.

Dog in Towcester bites man on hand and wounds another dog in the neck

A man was bitten while trying to save his dog from being mauled by another dog in Towcester.
He was fined 150

Northamptonshire man caught and fined for trying to offload waste on to supermarket

A Northamptonshire resident has accepted a £150 fixed penalty fine after dumping two black bags of general waste into a supermarket recycling bin.

Lucy Adams (Oxford University  Human Sciences), Patrick Challen(Apprenticeship at Rolls Royce), Brina Johnson (Loughborough  Sociology), Jake Ward (Birmingham University  Physics), Joshua Adams(Glasgow University  Economics & History).

A-Levels: Sponne School's Lucy and Laura will start at Oxford University in September

Two students from a Towcester secondary school have earned a place at Oxford University.
The pub's dessert burger

Buns on sweets: Northamptonshire pub’s National Burger Day charity dish guaranteed to hit the sweet spot

A Northamptonshire pub is hoping to hit customers’ sweet spots this National Burger Day this month with a delicious dessert burger on offer as part of the annual celebration of the bunned beauty.

Jim Kay

Northamptonshire pub suffers as road closures and 12.5-mile diversion discourages punters

A Northamptonshire pub owner has blamed roadworks for a drop in customers and wants the public to know that his business is open as usual.
Melina Taylor

Northamptonshire father’s Kilimanjaro fundraiser for children’s hospice that cares for terminally ill daughter

A Towcester father will hike up Mount Kilimanjaro later this year to help raise funds for the hospice which takes care of his terminally ill baby daughter.

From left to right: Nick Livesey, greyhound operations director; Graham Holland, Clares Rocket trainer; Martin Chapman, Star Sports

Security stepped up at Towcester Racecourse as once-kidnapped €1million greyhound prepares for lucrative race

A €1million greyhound subjected to a high-profile ‘dog-napping’ could land the biggest prize in racing when it lines up in the English Greyhound Derby at Towcester.

The Conservatives in Northamptonshire finished the night with celebrations.

ELECTION 2017 NORTHANTS: How the county voted

Northamptonshire remained blue after the seven local seats declared in the early hours, Labour saw an upswing in support, but UKIP's votes fell away.
Towcester Racecourse

Greyhound Derby: world’s richest dog race comes to Towcester

Ambitious plans to turn Towcester into the Royal Ascot of greyhound racing have become a reality – with the sport’s biggest race coming to the track.

Directors Ray Hunt (left) and John Evans (right) are presented their awards by Ian MacAulay, Chairman of the Northamptonshire branch of CAMRA.

Towcester pub named as Northamptonshire’s best by CAMRA

A Northamptonshire pub was presented with a pair of awards last week by the county’s branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

GCSE student India Leask  with her dog-feeding station

Towcester students’ pet projects chosen for design competition

Design students from Towcester have been selected to pit their wits against other young inventors after battling for a top creative award.

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