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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 […]

An inspirational group of more than 150 young business leaders has made five new appointments to its committee. Next Generation Chamber is run by Northamptonshire Chamber and its sister Chamber in Milton Keynes, and helps businesses nurture young members of staff by offering them regular personal development sessions and networking events. Following an intensive interview […]

USA fly-half Will Hooley has backed Piers Francis after the Saints player was cited for a suspected high tackle on him at the World Cup. Will, who currently plays for Bedford but is a former Saints player himself, wrote in the Guardian explaining why he gave no evidence to the disciplinary hearing that eventually cleared […]

A University of Northampton fine arts graduate has been nominated for an award after her work was spotted by a local gallery. The innovative tape-based work of Jan Harrington will be exhibited at MK Gallery in November and has been entered in the Platform Graduate Award. Devised in 2012 in collaboration with CVAN South East, […]

Saints prop Alex Waller showered praise on his co-captain Teimana Harrison dubbing him a world-beating ball carrier. But he couldn’t resist a cheeky dig about Tei’s “heinous” dreadlocks when he first arrived at Franklin’s Gardens before talking about how the young England international had won the respect of the fans and the team. Alex made […]

A multi-million pound centre of excellence for the leather industry has been opened at the University of Northampton. It is the new home of the University’s Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) at Waterside Campus. The facility, which cost £5.5 million, was opened by the Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, David Laing. University Vice Chancellor, Professor […]

Hundreds of cyclists saddled up on Sunday to raise money for Cynthia Spencer Hospice at the Cycle4Cynthia. It is the main annual fund-raising event for Cynthia Spencer Hospice  and currently alternates between starting venues at Althorp House and, this year, Holdenby House. Saints star James Grayson saw the riders off after the planned starter, Piers […]

The roads around Holdenby House are due to be packed with cyclists raising funds for Cynthia Spencer Hospice tomorrow morning. A surprise world cup call up for Piers Francis means Saints fly-half James Grayson will be standing in for his team mate to start off the event which sees riders tackle 5, 25, or 50 […]


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