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An alley connecting Gold Street and the Drapery in Northampton town centre could be gated around the clock if Northampton Borough Council’s Cabinet approves the idea on Wednesday night. Jeyes Jetty is a magnet for anti-social behaviour including drug taking, urinating, defecating and fire-starting. In a consultation on the closure plan over 70 per cent […]

People at higher risk from chest infections are being urged to book up for their flu jab. Northamptonshire County Council and health commissioning groups have announced their annual campaign to head-off break outs of flu this winter by ensuring people get vaccinations. You are entitled to it free if you: are 65 years old or […]

Enormous shoes have been appearing around Northampton as part of a new Northampton Shoe Sculpture Trail. The shoes were created by Noel Blakeman Ltd and decorated by local artists. Twelve will be installed and a sculpture trail map will be available at

A Northamptonshire family is starring in a new advert from the MS Society launching a £100million appeal. Jacqueline Krarup, 57, is joined by her son Ed in the video along with three other MS sufferers depicting some of the routine challenges the condition forces them to face. They are all singing Fleetwood Mac’s much loved […]

The winners of the fourth Northamptonshire Shield Short Story Writing Competition were announced at a book themed day at Wicksteed Park. Looking Glass Theatre provided some special guests on the day: Mr Harry Potter and Mrs Hilda Wicksteed (only 135 years young). Over 200 young people took part in the contest and they were all […]

The Northamptonshire Stop Smoking Service is offering targeted help for smokers most in need this Stoptober. People about to go into hospital will be offered help to quit if they smoke. A statement from Northamptonshire County Council said: There are multiple benefits for patients who are able to quit smoking prior to or during a […]

The Racecourse in Northampton will be hosting a free firework display once again this year. A full afternoon of entertainment is promised for Sunday November 3 with fairground rides and food stalls from 2pm and the evening’s entertainment beginning at 4pm when popular local covers band Pure Genius will take to the stage. This performance will […]

A new report on the flattened site of Greyfriars Bus Station in Northampton says redeveloping it is going to be costly and complicated. Montagu Evans were hired to investigate potential uses for the land left behind after the notoriously grim looking Greyfriars was demolished using explosives in March 2015. But the feasibility study says none […]

Partnerships is the theme of the 14th Malcolm Arnold Festival. This annual weekend, packed with live music, films and talks on the multi-faceted composer and his music. Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra as well as talented performers from around the region and family-friendly concerts suitable for all ages, the Festival takes place in the composer’s […]

The Royal & Derngate Theatre has been nominated for the Excellence in Inclusivity Award in the UK Theatre Awards 2019, while designer Ti Green is nominated in the Best Design category for her work on Royal & Derngate’s co-production Touching the Void. The UK Theatre Awards celebrate creative excellence and the outstanding work seen on […]

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