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How being Northamptonshire’s Young Chef of the Year propelled Ellie Galloway to a new level

When Ellie Galloway collected Young Chef of the Year in the Weetabix Food and Drink Awards it would be an understatement to say she was surprised. It was the first year she had entered the awards (this year's competition launches...

Sign up for Cycle4Cynthia as it returns to Althorp in September

Cycle4Cynthia, the flagship fundraising event organised by Cynthia Spencer Hospice Charity to raise money to support the care provided by the hospice, will take place at the Althorp Estate on Sunday 25th September 2022 with organisers promising lots of...

REVIEW – An Improbable Musical, Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Hilary ScottReviewing theatre for 28 years, with no time off for good behaviour... I took a secret weapon to watch An Improbable Musical at Northampton's Royal and Derngate: my 14-year-old, musicals-obsessed daughter. Not just for her company and expertise, but...

A magic moment outside Six at Royal & Derngate

A wonderful thing happened on the way to Six at the Royal & Derngate. As all six particles in our nuclear family argued about where to grab a bite before the performance we found ourselves strolling along beside the...

Standing ovation as Hairspray the Musical rocks Royal and Derngate

Review: Hairspray. Royal and Derngate, Northampton (opening night January 31) I had never seen Hairspray before. Yes, I know, I know. It’s one of the most popular musicals in the world, an award-winning tour de force combining fantastic music and...

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...
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Cobblers fall short on stormy, smoky night at Sixfields

The smoke filtered up into the Sixfields air, with rain teeming down, indicative of Cobblers’ season burning down to...
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