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Walter Tull memorial gets makeover

The famous memorial to black footballer and war hero Walter Tull at Sixfields, Northampton is getting a new lick of paint. Our photographer spotted Kettering stonemasons AJ Mills working on the distinctive lettering on the memorial in blazing sunshine on...

Death of a Salesman: Capitalism, A Love Story

Writer Tre Ventour reacts to Death of a Salesman at Royal & Derngate... Salesman Willy Loman (Nicholas Woodeson) is a man in crisis. He’s about to sacked from his job, he can’t make ends meet and he can’t pay his...

Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be

Computer afficionado James Sheppard looks back on some classic games….. I have a beard and wear thick framed scaffolding for glasses. I yearn for classic 80’s beats and parade around in T-shirts depicting fringe bands, or geek references only...

General Election 2017 live blog

Follow our live blog for the latest updates on the election in Northamptonshire...

Six of the best at Northampton County Beer Festival

What am I most looking forward to drinking at this year’s Northampton County Beer Festival? As Chairman of the Northamptonshire Branch of The Campaign for Real Ale I will of course be seeking out the finest and most interesting...

He couldn’t get on with the posh boys

Lena Davis, of the Caring & Sharing Trust, opens her address book to tell us why she is friends with Brian Binley Writing about Brian Binley without the letters ‘MP’ attached seems really odd. If ever there was a man...

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...

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...
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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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