Month: January 2018

The Coca-Cola distribution centre in Swan Valley, Northampton, has been earmarked for closure. Up to 288 jobs may be lost if a plan to shut the factory in Milton Keynes and the site in Northampton goes ahead. Coca-Cola says it would be more efficient to move the work to other sites around the country. A […]

Northampton Saints have announced that New Zealander Chris Boyd will be the new Director of Rugby in August. Boyd has won trophies with the Wellington Hurricanes and has a wealth of coaching experience, including coaching the All Blacks Under 20s. Saints Chief Executive Mark Darbon said the club is itching to get Chris involved. He […]

Okay, I have to admit it– I hate Abba tribute acts and dare I say it, I completely hated the film version of Mamma Mia when I watched it several years ago. With this in mind you would be forgiven for wondering why I was sat in a theatre auditorium last night to watch the […]

Our very own Rich Beeby had a conversation wtih Siobhan Nicholas 23 January about the new play at the Royal and Derngate, opening 2 February.  This historical and touching play is only open for one night. Siobhan chats with Rich about her inspiration for the piece:  click on the photo for the interview.

    Taking my seat at MK Theatre on Wednesday night, I have to admit to thinking – will I really enjoy this? That fear was worsened when I learnt the whole of the performance had no dialogue at all!  How can they present a 100 minute performance without dialogue?   My fears, thankfully, were totally […]

Are you a good cause in Northampton? You could be eligible for a grant of up to £15,000 to support your work. Northampton Borough Council has released a statement explaining how the scheme works: Local charitable and support organisations can gain financial help for a service thanks to the Borough Council’s Partnership Fund grants, which […]


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