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Developer pledges wildlife friendly planting at Overstone Gate

Overstone residents are being encouraged to brighten up their gardens and look after local bees and butterflies with a donation of wildflowers at Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ Overstone Gate development. Each homebuyer has been given either a ‘Pollinator Beebom’...

Would you know what to do if you saw someone struggling in the water?

Firefighters in Northamptonshire will soon be able to help teach bar and restaurant staff life-saving skills if someone needs rescuing from the water. Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service, in partnership with the charity the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), will...

Farewell to the Wolf of Northampton

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Northampton is to leave his role next summer after a colourful and audacious term in office during which time he was dubbed the Wolf of Northampton by the tabloid press. The nickname was...

You can now book cabs in Northampton via the Uber app

Uber has today announced that its Local Cab product is launching in Northampton, enabling passengers in the town to book a trip with a local taxi company via the Uber app. Following a successful pilot of Local Cab earlier this...

Police seek witnesses after multiple pedestrians hit by car

A crowd of people outside NBs in Bridge Street Northampton were hit by a car that didn't stop in the early hours of this morning (Thursday). It happened after some kind of argument took place in the street. A second...

Charity hands over money and tells businesses: make it grow

Cynthia Spencer Hospice is putting the entrepreneurial cunning of businesses to the test by handing over £45 and telling them to turn it into big money. The £45 Accumulator Challenge sees companies and business teams pitting their money-making skills against...

The UNIMOG and the fire service animal rescue squad

When you've got an animal in trouble and you need a bigger beast to sort it out then it's time to call in the UNIMOG. It's an all terrain vehicle with a crane that can heft cows and horses and...

Local grants to support decent work are welcomed by this parent

Social enterprises providing decent work can apply for a new grant from Northamptonshire Community Foundation. The social enterprise fund is intended to provide direct support for organisations offering quality jobs and stimulating economic growth in the local community. As a parent...

Queen Eleanor riders raise £25,000 following historic route through Northamptonshire

With so many COVID related curveballs, it’s surprising that this ever took place. Less than five weeks before the bike ride, the charity cyclists had nowhere to stay for the night on their 200 mile journey.  Following the route of...

Has lockdown disruption put you at greater risk from fire?

Working practices have been changing, workplaces have been changing, staff who were there before are not now... Covid has turned the world on its head and amidst the chaos it is easy to forget important details. Northamptonshire Fire Service is...
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Winners revealed at Northants Film Festival (the East Midlands Oscars)

The third Northampton Film Festival rounded off a week of events last night with an awards ceremony at Sixfields...
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