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A neglected part of Northampton will be the venue for a festival of street food, art and music today. The venue is Emporium Way which leads from the Market Square to Sheep Street. The event is organised by NorFAMton, which released the following statement: Pedestrians will have already noticed artworks springing up onto the walls […]

The county’s top chefs are sharpening their knives becase the Carlsberg Food and Drink Awards was launched today. The farm base of Warner’s the gin maker was chosen to start the hunt for the best of the best in Northamptonshire’s food and drink sector. Previous winners, sponsors and local dignitaries gathered to hear presentations from […]

A band created by former military musicians after The First World War is marking 100 years with a concert and the first performance of a piece of music composed to mark the anniversary. Northampton Concert Band released the following statement: This year, Northampton Concert Band is celebrating its centenary. It has been regularly entertaining the […]

TV presenter Dallas Campbell dropped in at the NLive stand at Big Bang Silverstone to explain why science is such an exciting option for students. Dallas, who makes documentaries around science based subjects, was talking about space travel and becoming an astronaut at the science and engineering fair organised by Engineering UK in partnership with […]

A new cafe has opened in the middle of Northampton which will offer employment opportunities for autistic people. Cafe Track on the Market Square launched today with the theme  ‘Celebrating Northamptonshire’. Among special guests visiting were Saints and England Captain Dylan Hartley, Northampton Mayor Tony Ansell, boxer Chantelle Cameron and swimmer Ellie Robinson. Cafe owner […]

Northampton Hope Centre will stay open until a new home can be found for it, according to a statement released by Northampton Borough Council. Midland Heart Housing Association wanted to evict the Hope Centre from its purpose built home at Oasis House so it can create more flats on the site. However it has now […]

Police based at the Waterside Campus have arrested a drug dealer from London who had enrolled as a student at the University of Northampton. Northamptonshire Police released the following statement: Ryan Manzeke, 18, from Hornsey, London, was caught with more than 100 wraps of Class A drugs in London. After fleeing the capital while under […]

A top Northampton restaurateur is appealing for the return of a unique trophy stolen during a burglary. Thieves took various items worth thousands of pounds when they broke into Saffron in Northampton’s Bridge Street. But owner Naz Islam is most upset about the loss of the prized Tiffin Cup Saffron won in a curry cook-off […]

A woman from Wellingborough is driving home for an “amazing” Christmas after scooping the top prize in a competition to encourage people to shop local. Tracy Vickers, 50, picked up a golden ticket in the Wellingborough Business Improvement District’s shopping reward scheme and is now the proud owner of a £7,995 Dacia Sandero car. She […]

A NORTHAMPTONSHIRE-BASED luxury glamping venture has completed its next phase of expansion as it opens the doors to a new onsite café. After launching Country Bumpkin in Great Oxendon in June 2017, childhood friends and owners Jenny Lyon and Lara Collis opened the new café last month to complement the site’s award-winning farm shop and […]


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