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Commentary

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...

Just spread the love – what Harry Redknapp, Holly Willoughby, Stacey Dooley and Gareth Southgate can teach us this year

Lena Davis has been a music producer, writer and Personal Manager; a photographer and journalist and, over thirty years ago, got together with Caroline Scattergood to create the Caring & Sharing Trust to bring music, hope and love into...

Jeremy Corbyn drops into Northampton and issues plea for Hope Centre

The leader of Her Majesty's Opposition Jeremy Corbyn visited Northampton today and called for plans to close the Hope Centre to be scrapped. Over 14,000 people have signed a petition to save the centre which is a purpose built facility...

Hope Centre chief in Q & A after movie screening

If you like getting stuck into the issues raised by a movie when the credits roll Northampton Filmhouse has just the thing for you tonight. The Palme D'Or winning Japanese movie Shoplifters begins a week long run but to mark...

Why I named my mint plant Northampton

Bianca Todd has some suggestions for revitalising the town centre of Northampton... The town centre reminds me of my mint plant that I’m trying to grow in my office, I love mint and I love Northampton town centre, so bare...

Skegvegas taught me how to put on a show

Northampton bluesman Eric Whitehouse shares his memories of seaside holidays and what a summer in Skegvegas taught him about showbusiness... Recently, my lovely Annie and I took a nostalgic limp down Memory Lane to revisit, for a few days, a...

The Hope Centre: We are going to stand and fight

The Hope Centre has been given 12 months to leave its purpose built home at Oasis House in Northampton. Chief Executive of the Hope Group Robin Burgess explains why they are fighting back... If you have grown up in Northampton...

He was lying in a sleeping bag that was on fire

Bianca Todd of Community Courtyard describes the shocking moment she found a homeless relative in Northampton had been set on fire by teenagers... Walking down Abington Street through the town centre some people notice the empty shops; I’m noticing the...

How can this be right?

Sheila, a very independent lady in her 70s, was coming back from the shop yesterday with two pints of milk and some cat food in a pull along shopping trolley. A few feet from her front door she lost her...

Black history month: it belongs to all of us

Black History Month is a time of year I think shouldn’t have to exist since Black History is interlinked with White History, writes Tre Ventour. Black History is everyone’s history. It’s just as important but it’s been systemically erased...
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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...
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