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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 […]

Northamptonshire Adult Social Services and Healthwatch Northamptonshire want to know about your experiences of adult social care. Northamptonshire Adult Social Services (NASS) are looking at how they can improve the way they provide adult social care to better suit the people who need it, to make sure that their customers are at the centre of […]

Saints fly half James Grayson will be firing the hooter to start Cycle 4 Cynthia next month at Holdenby House. He visited county gin distillers Warners to celebrate the announcement because they are entering the Bike4Bedtime team challenge which will see teams of four aiming to raise £444. The figure, when combined with the £60 […]

Northampton’s rich mosaic of communities are coming together at Becket’s Park for the second Northampton Mela – the festival of friendship. The free event takes place on Sunday July 28 between 12 and 4pm and features a main stage for performers alongside stalls for food, information and community organisations. Among the highlights on the main […]

Northampton’s free festival celebrating the town got underway on Friday evening with a balloon flight from the Racecourse. By the time the event closes on Sunday night thousands of people are expected to have visited to enjoy the enormous funfair, arena events, a music stage and dozens of stalls from local businesses and organisations. An […]


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