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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 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...

So much social cohesion it is almost disgusting at Northampton Music Festival

These are always the days when we reflect on what this Dirty Great Town Northampton could be. Northampton Music Festival places stages all around town offering any flavour of music you could wish for. You wander around town in the 'blistering...

The Shipmans, Northampton’s tiny pub, gets amazing facelift before opening

So lovely to see the Shipmans getting a major renovation in Northampton town centre. This tiny pub (bigger on the inside, like a TARDIS) dates back to the 1700s, but has laid derelict as long as I can remember. It...

Karin Johnstone captures the colour and excitement of Northampton Carnival’s return

Northampton's celebration of carnival culture returned from its Covid break in reduced form - less dancers and a shorter route - but the real victory is that it has happened at all. The event has always relied on different parts...

Dancing in the streets on Sunday for Northampton Music Festival

The streets of Northampton town centre will be filled with music this Sunday as Northampton Music Festival takes over the town for its fifteenth year. More than 60 acts will perform across eight stages throughout the town centre, with...

Make time for Mog – a purr-fect adventure at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate

Judith Kerr's forgetful cat brought to life by brilliant Wardrobe Ensemble in show for families which runs until June 19th Watching hundreds of kids engage with live theatre again was pretty sweet, as were my companions for the show. Alfred,...
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