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Monday, August 15, 2022


Can Northants fight like underdogs?

On the 20th August, 2016, the Northants Steelbacks won their second domestic T20 title in four years, writes Alex Stockton. After a superb campaign, the men from Wantage Road ran out deserved winners in a tense final. Throughout the...

Rehearsing for summer

It's been a busy couple of weeks for us at Warts and All Theatre here at Delapre Abbey, writes Chris Elmer-Gorry. The March Sunday Artist Shindig at Foodies.rocks with Brigitte Aphrodite, proved extremely popular! We've been darting around Northampton...

The jewel in the Crown Room

Before I met the real Tim Pigott-Smith OBE in the Crown Room of the Royal Theatre at Northampton's Royal and Derngate, I whiled away a few minutes meeting the famous Tim Pigott-Smith in my imagination. This is the TPS who...

Women with Soul by Dave Ikin

Photographer Dave Ikin pictures these Women with Soul on International Women's Day

The Big Sleep Out 2017: update

Sue Wright of The Hope Centre has announced that The Big Sleep Out 2017 could raise as much as £45,000. The target of £40,000 - beating last year's total of £38,000 - has been achieved but sponsorship money is still being...

Were we resting too easy at The Big Sleep Out?

My favourite curmudgoen complains there is not enough suffering at The Big Sleep Out

The cold world of the homeless

We have been briefed on the signs of hypothermia to watch out for and the essential sleep out item - a cardboard box to lie on

The Movember movement

I participated in Movember this year. The moustache growing charity Mo-vement is about raising awareness of male health issues, especially testicular and prostate cancer. You grow your moustache primarily to raise awareness of these issues but can also raise cash...

Congratulations to the Rev Richard Coles

I'm not a graduate myself so I don't properly understand the honorary something that the Rev Richard Coles is being given by Northampton University this week but I am in no doubt at all that he utterly deserves it. He...

Coffee but no donuts in Portsmouth

Apart from delivering two sessions of social media training in Portsmouth today the main mission was to check in to my hotel and find myself a bow-tie. I'm at the Royal Maritime Club which ticks all the boxes for free...
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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...
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