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A warm and welcome way to escape reality – Review of Jack and the Beanstalk at Royal and Derngate

Fun show runs at Northampton theatre until the New Year. It's a mark of dedication to sign up for those early bird theatre tickets when you don't know who is likely to be in the cast or what the show...

What does being a winner at the Northamptonshire Weetabix Food and Drink Awards really mean?

The organisers of the Northamptonshire Weetabix Food and Drink Awards have been gathering feedback from this year's winners about the impact of having their achievements recognised. The Mallows Company released the following details from some of the top food and...

Will Dr Audrey Tang be Female Presenter of the Year?

NLive Radio the local radio station for Northampton is a finalist in the annual national Community Radio Awards. The station has made the shortlist, which was whittled down from nearly 400 entries submitted across all the categories by stations from...

James Dacre to leave Royal & Derngate

The artistic director of Royal & Derngate Theatre in Northampton is to leave at the end of next summer. A statement released by the Northampton Theatres Trust said: James Dacre has announced he will step down after a decade as Artistic...

Winners revealed at Weetabix Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards ceremony

After much anticipation and a great deal of excitement, the winners in the Weetabix Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards 2022/23 are finally celebrating being named the best of the best in the county! The competition, now in its fourteenth year,...

Last set of finalists revealed before Weetabix Northamptonshire Food and Drinks Awards night

They are the last finalists of the Weetabix Northamptonshire Food and Drinks Awards to be revealed, however they are by no means the least. The Awards team is excited to announce the hunt for Local Food Heroes, Healthy Food...

Epic storytelling on Derngate stage as The Colour Purple reminds us to learn from history.

You could tell that the story of Celie, the brutalised heroine of The Colour Purple, was hitting its mark by the way a middle-aged white guy a row in front of me was squirming in his seat throughout. To...

Cynthia is the end of my cycling summer

It's a genuinely vital fund-raising event for Cynthia Spencer Hospice but Cycle 4 Cynthia has also become a seasonal turning point in my cycling calendar. In its 19th year, the event started from Althorp House on Sunday with parties of...

Shortlists revealed for One to Watch and Achiever of the Year at Weetabix Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards

Never has there been more need for an uplift for food and drink businesses during these tough economic months. Revealing the finalists in the One to Watch and F&B Achiever of the Year categories of the Weetabix Northamptonshire Food...

Neat tricks bring a Tati love story to life in latest Northampton touring production

I arrived at Royal and Derngate for the latest Made In Northampton touring production knowing little about what was in store for me with the first ever theatrical version of Jacques Tati's Playtime. The French master of visual comedy's tale...
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If it’s good enough for the King of England… 19 places that put Northampton at the centre of shoe and boot making

If no lesser figure than King Charles III likes a rummage around in the shoe factories of Northampton then...
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