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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...

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...

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...

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...

How Tom Wood preps for retirement: I am training as though I’m going to be in the final scoring the winner

With Her Majesty's rugby press gathered to discuss Tom Wood's retirement there was only one person missing - Tom was still out on the pitch training. In no sense is this legendary Saints player winding down in the last...

Entire Northamptonshire convoy donated to Ukraine (including the vehicles)

A convoy from Northampton is delivering food, clothes and medical supplies to three Polish refugee camps and an orphanage on the border of Ukraine. They will also be leaving their vehicles for the Ukrainian army to use. Organised by Brackmills Business...

The Show goes on after staggeringly insulting city decision by the Queen and her mates

Yesterday, even by the extremely high standards of Semilong, was a strange day in Northampton. It began with the news that Northampton had failed in its bid to become one of our beloved majesty's Platinum Jubilee cities. This is about the...

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...
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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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