Author: Steve Scoles

Northampton Borough Council has announced the timings for this year’s Remembrance Sunday service and parade in Northampton town centre. The Guildhall released the following statement: Northampton will honour members of the armed forces who have lost their lives and fought in the line of duty with a Remembrance Day parade and service on Sunday, 10 […]

Home invasion attacks in Northamptonshire have halved and burglaries are at an 11 month low six months after the launch of Operation Crooked. Northamptonshire Police launched the operation in April making burglary a top priority for the force. A Burglary Team was set up within CID and every victim of burlgary received a visit. The […]

The Save Lives No Knives campaign to reduce knife crime is getting a boost from a poster campaign on 12 East Midlands ambulances. The posters will feature the damage done by stab wounds of different depths and also blood loss statistics. The ‘Save Lives No Knives’ campaign was launched in August 2018 by the Northampton […]

Visitors to the University of Northampton can enjoy a virtual art display by using an app made in Northampton. The app was made by UoN Games Design students and the app was developed by Northampton-based agency, AR Media, which specialises in augmented and virtual reality, plus film and video, animation, digital signage and studio hire. AR […]

The Northampton Lift Tower and the Barratt Maternity unit at Northampton General Hospital are among buildings that have been lighting up in pink and blue to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week. The week gives bereaved relatives and friends of babies an opportunity to celebrate their lives. There will be a wave of light event between […]

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 lovenorthampton.co.uk.

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 […]


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