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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...

Historic Shipmans’ pub refurbishment was worth every penny – restaurant review, August 2022

After being abandoned and left to rot for almost a decade, Northampton's famous Shipmans Pub has been beautifully restored by local company McManus, and certainly worth a visit. 12 The Drapery, Northampton. Visit The Shipmans for bookings The Shipmans' is...

Song of the Summer brings back Northampton music memories and reminds us of youth dilemmas – Review

Innovative 'gig theatre' at Northampton's Picturedrome mixes live music and an unfolding story as young people make choices about their future Here's the set up - it's 2006, and teenagers Alex, Max and Owen have a band, but they're not...

This year’s award winning local goodies revealed by Weetabix Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards

One day we're going to look back on the pictures of this event in the apocalyptic heat of a climate change summer and say "wasn't it a lovely day". In that far distant future, when it rains again and our...

When the River Nene looks like a lawn…

Is it just me? Lakes and rivers didn't look like this when we were kids. Summer is here and the blue-green algae is back turning our waterscape into a soggy lawn. At this time of year I'm cycling along the...

It’s not too late to nominate your favourites for Weetabix Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards

The fourteenth year of Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards is now in full swing with many of its categories now closed and judging well under way. However, there are still three exciting categories open for nominations.  One of the award’s...

Northampton Pride 2022 in full swing with huge turnout in town centre

A sunny, fun-filled day for all showed Northampton at its best #NorthamptonPride22 Northampton did itself proud this weekend with a massive turnout to support the Pride march event. With a march starting at 11am and a huge range of...

Colours go on as Racecourse basketball courts continue makeover in Northampton

The colours of the court markings went on this week as work continues on Northampton Racecourse basketball courts. Funding for the makeover of the popular sports courts was pledged back in 2020 by the former Northampton Borough Council and Sports...
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Saints v Quins – whatever happens it will be exciting

Saints have not had a chance to take a breath after a tough day at the office against Leicester...
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