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Queen Eleanor’s Cross – a love story

Alarming pictures of Northampton's Queen Eleanor Cross overgrown with weeds prompted a new Facebook group and the promise of action from Northampton Borough Council. Historian Mike Ingram reminds us why we are so lucky to have it at Delapre... Since...

The cruellest people in politics

I’m a soft-hearted small ‘l’ liberal living in the age of austerity but even I, even now, wouldn’t say that the Conservatives are the cruellest people in politics. It’s us: the sadistic British electorate. I saw what we did....

To top it all: we are beautiful

On a balcony four flights up in crisp spring sunshine and a breeze that is spearmint fresh, David Laing, the Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, declares: “We are truly beautiful.” There’s no template for topping out ceremonies when you are building...

Reaching for the stores

With pubs and shops closing down at an alarming rate Richard Hollingum describes how his community is trying another way... It is estimated that across the country about 400 village shops close each year. More alarmingly in terms of speed...

Your skills could create a nationally important new museum

The county's tradespeople are being called on to help create a home fit for the National Leather Collection. An amazing archive of leather artefacts is housed in office space above The Grosvenor Centre in Northampton. It includes items as varied as Samuel...

The true cost of jailing addicts

Nobody went to their careers officer and said... I'm thinking of being a junkie

Waterside: Too big to fail?

It’s one of the most dramatic changes to Northampton in the town’s history: two university campuses are closing and being rebuilt on a swathe of brownfield land along the River Nene and Bedford Road. The Waterside project will see over...

Breeder devastated by theft of 24 dogs

A dog breeder who had 24 animals stolen in one raid on her Kislingbury kennels says she is “devastated” by the theft. Mary Farren of Brookside Kennels in Banbury Road said: “It is like my children have gone. I am...

Tim Piggot-Smith dies in Northampton

Tim Piggot-Smith has died three days before the opening night of Death of a Salesman in which he was due to take the lead role. Staff and cast at Royal & Derngate in Northampton are "shocked and devastated" by the...

Errol Flynn can do anything

The extended version of the Errol Flynn filmhouse opened to a screening of Their Finest starring Gemma Arterton. It is a beautifully crafted film about making an uplifting movie in Second World War Britain, writes Steve Scoles. At one point a...
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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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