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English Civil War horsemen and guard of honour at historian Mike Ingram’s funeral in Northampton

A mounted Guard of Honour accompanied the stunning funeral procession of historian and NQ writer Mike Ingram in Northampton.   In bright winter sunshine, the cortege made its way down Park Avenue South to the Church of St Peter and...

REVIEW – Turn again to the theatre with Dick Whittington at Northampton’s Derngate

As part of an arts scene audience starved of live interaction for just short of two years, it was almost pleasant to be in a chilly queue waiting for Covid protocols to be observed at Northampton's Derngate Theatre. I'd...

In memory of Mike Ingram: an irreplaceable legend

Local treasure Morcea Walker, the queen of Northampton's carnival community, pulled me aside once and revealed conspiratorially to me: "You have one of my former pupils writing for your magazine..." I spent a few minutes trying to guess who she...

The boy from The Garibaldi

Have you heard of John Brown? No not the one who lies mouldering in the grave but Northampton’s own John Brown. Considering how he died less than 70 years ago it is surprising how quickly the people have forgotten...

Northampton’s version of Blue/Orange makes one of the white characters black but is the power game just the same?

THE issues of class, race and the NHS couldn’t be more relevant to audiences today, tentatively returning to the theatre at the height of a pandemic-heightened mental health crisis. The original Blue/Orange stage play, by former journalist Joe Penhall, was...

Northampton Film Festival 2022 is now open for your short film entries 

Northampton Film Festival 2022 is now open for film submissions to the Schools Competition and Main Short Film Competition. After 2021’s virtual festival, Screen Northants is excited to be launching the short film competitions for Northampton Film Festival 2022...

Katie and Clare thank dance show for the loudest moment of silence

A Northampton College student has hailed the impact of an emotional Strictly Come Dancing routine which highlighted the day-to-day reality of living with deafness. There wasn't a dry eye in the Strictly studio after Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice delivered...

Pictures from the march where Northampton added its voice to the clamour for action on the climate

While government and business leaders tried to hammer out a credible response to the looming climate disaster facing the planet at Cop26 Northampton's activists took to the streets to call for change. The Umbrella Pavilion on the Racecourse was the...

You don’t have to send your sausage dog to the landfill site

A large, stripey, stuffed sausage dog and a bag of beautiful, unworn, designer jackets were some of the more unexpected items donated to Age UK Northamptonshire at their static donations collection in Nether Heyford.  Shops Coordinator Yvette Prior says...

Cheese, meats and preserves: Steve Reid’s triple whammy for the Northamptonshire food scene

Friars Farm is opening a shop at Phipps NBC in Kingswell Street on Fridays. The award winning preserve maker is using the opening to unveil two new businesses to the world: The Northampton Cheese Company and The Northampton Charcuterie...
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Small mistakes cost Saints big against classy Ulster

If Saints had more wins behind them this would have felt closer than it did. Ulster got a good...
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