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Going viral always reveals some kind of truth

Suddenly going viral does not sound as sexy as it used to any more. In recent times the phrase had come to mean an unexpected explosion of digital popularity. The virtual world of social media had become so enmeshed with...

Experts warn council to get Greyfriars right or it will damage Northampton

The conundrum of what to build on the flattened site of Greyfriars Bus Station in the centre of Northampton continues despite an investigation by Mayfair planning consultants Montagu Evans. The firm lists among its clients The British Museum, The O2...

Hide inside: a look into the centre for leather excellence

You can't help a wry smile when you say it: Northampton is the world centre for excellence in leather. Perhaps it's the Kinky Boots thing. Perhaps leather just sounds a bit naughty but if I bring it up Northampton's leather...

Hoarding: it’s time to throw the book at it

One of the inevitable by-product of our consumer society is the discarded or stored items which once fuelled our urge to possess, but now have outlived their usefulness and are piled mournfully on ever expanded scrapheaps, writes Eric Whitehouse....

Calling anyone who cares about the Cobblers…

NTFC Trust chair Andy Roberts with an investment message for the Northants community ahead of Sunday's landmark Cobblers community ownership public meeting A half century ago, on 11 March 1969, Northampton Town defeated Southport at the old County Ground in front of a...

What kind of idiot opens a shop during a financial crisis?

‘What kind of idiot opens a shop at a time of economic turbulence and crisis on the high street and in retail?’ If you’d asked me this time last year what I thought I’d be doing twelve months on, the...

New Writers Nights: How to make a happening happen

A study commissioned by an online casino in March last year revealed the top 10 topics for conversations in pubs, writes Dan McGarry. For those of you that remember the iconic scene in Trainspotting; “Whet are yous talken...

Binnertime at The Tollemache Arms

When chef Joe Buckley took on the challenge of hosting the biggest Elsie’s Cafe binnertime event so far he thought it would be a good way to keep his staff on their toes. Joe’s Perfect Country Pubs group runs The...

Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose

Delving into the story behind BBC slavery epic The Long Song with Tré Ventour... Through her books, including Small Island and The Long Song Andrea Levy has been a voice for generations of people. The Long Song is a story...

Why Jo Gordon’s reign as chief exec at Royal & Derngate should be music to our ears

The Stage has just released its list of the 100 most influential people in British entertainment and that included two people from Northampton's Royal & Derngate: Artistic Director James Dacre and new Chief Executive Jo Gordon. It is James' second...
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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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