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If it’s good enough for the King of England… 19 places that put Northampton at the centre of shoe and boot making

If no lesser figure than King Charles III likes a rummage around in the shoe factories of Northampton then why should you deny yourself the pleasure of picking up some real quality for a real bargain. He visited Trickers in...

LONG-READ – It’s an imperial life: historian talks Queen’s legacy in thought-provoking essay

Public historian and poet-essayist Tré Ventour makes a detailed analysis of the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II in long-essay.

Last set of finalists revealed before Weetabix Northamptonshire Food and Drinks Awards night

They are the last finalists of the Weetabix Northamptonshire Food and Drinks Awards to be revealed, however they are by no means the least. The Awards team is excited to announce the hunt for Local Food Heroes, Healthy Food...

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...
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If it’s good enough for the King of England… 19 places that put Northampton at the centre of shoe and boot making

If no lesser figure than King Charles III likes a rummage around in the shoe factories of Northampton then...
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