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Here is how you can try canal boating for free at Northamptonshire open day - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Here is how you can try canal boating for free at Northamptonshire open day  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Enjoy a free trip down the canal near Northampton at an open day next month.

Published on 26 March 2019 | 4:16 pm


Crackdown on knife crime takes 147 weapons off the streets of Northamptonshire for good - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Crackdown on knife crime takes 147 weapons off the streets of Northamptonshire for good  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

A total of 147 knives were taken off Northamptonshire's streets in a knife amnesty this month.

Published on 26 March 2019 | 2:03 pm


Pro-Brexit march reaches Northamptonshire | Anglia - ITV News

Pro-Brexit march reaches Northamptonshire | Anglia  ITV News

A pro-Brexit march from Sunderland to London has arrived in Northamptonshire as it heads for Parliament. Protesters from the Leave Means Leave campaign ...

Published on 26 March 2019 | 1:43 pm


Recruitment day for nurses and health visitors in Kettering - Recruiter

Recruitment day for nurses and health visitors in Kettering  Recruiter

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) is holding a recruitment day this weekend at St Mary's Hospital in Kettering.

Published on 26 March 2019 | 12:25 pm


England Ashes hero Monty Panesar offers himself to Saturday league cricket teams at 36 - The Sun

England Ashes hero Monty Panesar offers himself to Saturday league cricket teams at 36  The Sun

The former Test spin king has been out of the professional game since being let go by Essex in 2017 and is looking for a team.

Published on 26 March 2019 | 12:04 pm


Holiday nightmare as three-year-old wakes up unable to walk - ITV News

Holiday nightmare as three-year-old wakes up unable to walk  ITV News

A dream holiday ended in a parents' nightmare when three-year-old Imogen Roberts from Raunds in Northamptonshire woke up unable to use her legs.

Published on 26 March 2019 | 10:33 am


Haul of electronics taken from Northamptonshire village home during break-in - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Haul of electronics taken from Northamptonshire village home during break-in  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Burglars took two televisions among a haul of electronics and a punchbag from a Northamptonshire village home.

Published on 25 March 2019 | 4:10 pm


Just days left for residents to submit views on possible creation of town council for Northampton - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Just days left for residents to submit views on possible creation of town council for Northampton  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Residents have just a few days left to submit their views on plans to create a new town council for Northampton.

Published on 25 March 2019 | 4:10 pm


Hard work of Northamptonshire's healthcare apprentices pays off at awards night - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Hard work of Northamptonshire's healthcare apprentices pays off at awards night  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Young apprentices working in healthcare in Northamptonshire had their day last week at an awards ceremony this month.

Published on 25 March 2019 | 3:09 pm


Newest member of Northamptonshire rescue team will help track missing persons - Daventry Express

Newest member of Northamptonshire rescue team will help track missing persons  Daventry Express

Northamptonshire Search and Rescue (NSAR) has welcomed its first qualified search dog to the team.

Published on 25 March 2019 | 2:58 pm


'It feels amazing to win the award': Northampton town centre pub wins countywide real ale gong - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

'It feels amazing to win the award': Northampton town centre pub wins countywide real ale gong  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

A Northampton pub has beat dozens of other watering holes across the county to become CAMRA's Pub of the year Northamptonshire 2019 winner.

Published on 25 March 2019 | 12:15 pm


Northamptonshire County Council to lobby for regulation of private agencies charging residents hefty fees - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Northamptonshire County Council to lobby for regulation of private agencies charging residents hefty fees  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Northamptonshire's MPs are being urged to lobby for the regulation of private management agencies which are springing hefty fees on residents in new ...

Published on 25 March 2019 | 10:45 am


Alan Moore 'impressed' by Northampton Film Festival - BBC News

Alan Moore 'impressed' by Northampton Film Festival  BBC News

Watchmen author Alan Moore says a new film festival gives his hometown's next generation a "voice".

Published on 25 March 2019 | 10:24 am


Cash-strapped Northamptonshire council lent law firm £1m - BBC News

Cash-strapped Northamptonshire council lent law firm £1m  BBC News

Critics say 'questions need to be asked' about the continuing overdraft offered by the council.

Published on 23 March 2019 | 1:10 am


Council to explore if there is a need to ban new fast food restaurants near schools and parks in South Northamptonshire - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Council to explore if there is a need to ban new fast food restaurants near schools and parks in South Northamptonshire  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

A ban on fast food takeaways opening near schools and parks is being considered by councillors in South Northamptonshire in a bid to curb childhood obesity.

Published on 22 March 2019 | 5:05 pm


Recruitment drive launched for more on-call firefighters to work in Northamptonshire - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Recruitment drive launched for more on-call firefighters to work in Northamptonshire  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

More hardworking on-call firefighters are being urged to assist the counties fire *service* as need for help in the daytime has increased.

Published on 22 March 2019 | 3:16 pm


M1 fully closed just north of Northamptonshire due to lorry fire - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

M1 fully closed just north of Northamptonshire due to lorry fire  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

The M1 has been closed near Lutterworth due to a lorry fire.

Published on 22 March 2019 | 9:15 am


Salcey Forest: Tree top walkway repairs 'beyond budget' - BBC News

Salcey Forest: Tree top walkway repairs 'beyond budget'  BBC News

The Forestry Commission said it is now looking for other ways to fund the project.

Published on 22 March 2019 | 7:02 am


Education levels are 'not at the level we want them to be' in Northamptonshire says cabinet member - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Education levels are 'not at the level we want them to be' in Northamptonshire says cabinet member  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Education levels in Northamptonshire are 'not at the level we want them to be', according to the cabinet member for schools on the county council.

Published on 21 March 2019 | 5:34 pm


Almost 30 children excluded from Northamptonshire schools every day, report shows - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Almost 30 children excluded from Northamptonshire schools every day, report shows  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

An academy chain will hold an event later this month to launch an initiative seeking to reduce the number of school exclusions in Northamptonshire.

Published on 21 March 2019 | 5:09 pm


Dementia boost for people in Northamptonshire - Daventry Express

Dementia boost for people in Northamptonshire  Daventry Express

Funds have been raised to help people with dementia in Northamptonshire.

Published on 21 March 2019 | 3:18 pm


Commissioners report that Northamptonshire's finances have 'improved considerably' but still risk ahead - Public Sector Executive

Commissioners report that Northamptonshire's finances have 'improved considerably' but still risk ahead  Public Sector Executive

The two government-appointed commissioners have reported that Northamptonshire County Council's financial position has “improved considerably” and its ...

Published on 21 March 2019 | 3:04 pm


Apology as incorrect council tax bills sent out in south Northamptonshire - Banbury Guardian

Apology as incorrect council tax bills sent out in south Northamptonshire  Banbury Guardian

Residents of south Northamptonshire will be receiving replacement council tax bills in the next week or so after the originals were issued with incorrect figures.

Published on 20 March 2019 | 3:28 pm


Northamptonshire asks DfE for more time for funding decision - Nursery World

Northamptonshire asks DfE for more time for funding decision  Nursery World

Read Northamptonshire asks DfE for more time for funding decision childcare and the latest childcare & early years news & best practice on Nursery World.

Published on 20 March 2019 | 12:49 pm


Northamptonshire to request early years budget deadline extension - The MJ

Northamptonshire to request early years budget deadline extension  The MJ

Northamptonshire CC is to miss the deadline for setting its early years budget after U-turning on proposed cuts. The council will ask the Government for an ...

Published on 20 March 2019 | 12:17 pm


Severe delays of over an hour on the M1 through Northamptonshire - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Severe delays of over an hour on the M1 through Northamptonshire  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

There are currently delays of 103 minutes and delays increasing on the M1 southbound between junction 16 for Northampton and Newport Pagnell Services, ...

Published on 20 March 2019 | 8:33 am


First public meeting of councillors overseeing local government reform in Northamptonshire to be held next week - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

First public meeting of councillors overseeing local government reform in Northamptonshire to be held next week  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

The first public meeting involving councillors making decisions on the local government reform in Northamptonshire will take place next week.

Published on 19 March 2019 | 8:52 pm


Northamptonshire council: Early years protest forces budget re-think - BBC News

Northamptonshire council: Early years protest forces budget re-think  BBC News

A cash-strapped council which faced a backlash from childminders over budget cuts will ask the government for more time to balance its books.

Published on 19 March 2019 | 7:11 pm


Girlfriend of Northamptonshire Police officer who strangled her on bed feared he would have killed her - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Girlfriend of Northamptonshire Police officer who strangled her on bed feared he would have killed her  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

A Northamptonshire Police officer who strangled his girlfriend in her bedroom and told her he would 'kill her' has been dismissed from the force.

Published on 19 March 2019 | 4:22 pm


Three masked men rob Northamptonshire village shop armed with baton - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Three masked men rob Northamptonshire village shop armed with baton  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Northamptonshire village shop workers were forced into a bathroom by armed masked men who robbed the store of cash.

Published on 19 March 2019 | 3:07 pm


Northamptonshire County Council proposes cuts to early years - Nursery World

Northamptonshire County Council proposes cuts to early years  Nursery World

Childcare providers in Northamptonshire are set to lose thousands of pounds in funding as the council proposes big cuts to its early years budget.

Published on 18 March 2019 | 12:21 pm


Hundreds of sewers checked after 'urban explorers' rescue - BBC News

Hundreds of sewers checked after 'urban explorers' rescue  BBC News

Hundreds of checks on sewers have been completed to combat the "extremely dangerous" trend of urban exploring, after four teenagers became trapped ...

Published on 17 March 2019 | 7:00 am


Northamptonshire sees the UK's second highest rise in knife crime possession - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Northamptonshire sees the UK's second highest rise in knife crime possession  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

The number of people convicted for carrying a knife has jumped by 78 per cent in five years here in Northamptonshire, shock new statistics show.

Published on 16 March 2019 | 7:00 am


Northamptonshire fire service say 'no one injured' in last night's blaze in Northampton - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Northamptonshire fire service say 'no one injured' in last night's blaze in Northampton  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

No one has been injured in a fire that engulfed a Northampton flat last night, says Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue *Service*.

Published on 16 March 2019 | 7:00 am


Many fail to quit smoking in Northamptonshire despite support - Daventry Express

Many fail to quit smoking in Northamptonshire despite support  Daventry Express

Four out of 10 people using the NHS Stop Smoking *Service* in Northamptonshire managed to quit, according to the latest figures.

Published on 14 March 2019 | 7:00 am


New victims of female genital mutilation seen by NHS services in Northamptonshire - Daventry Express

New victims of female genital mutilation seen by NHS services in Northamptonshire  Daventry Express

The figures show the ongoing scale of the challenge to fight FGM across the UK, where thousands of new cases were recorded, shortly after the first person to be ...

Published on 13 March 2019 | 7:00 am


Northamptonshire councillor in charge of local government reform told to leave cabinet - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Northamptonshire councillor in charge of local government reform told to leave cabinet  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

The cabinet member in charge of setting up unitary authorities in Northamptonshire has been removed from his position at the county council. Councillor Dr ...

Published on 13 March 2019 | 7:00 am


Storm Gareth: Winds of up to 46mph continue to batter Northamptonshire - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Storm Gareth: Winds of up to 46mph continue to batter Northamptonshire  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

A severe weather warning remains in place across Northants today (Wednesday).

Published on 13 March 2019 | 7:00 am


These are the Northamptonshire criminals jailed in the past month - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

These are the Northamptonshire criminals jailed in the past month  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

These are some of the most high-profile criminals in Northamptonshire jailed in February.

Published on 12 March 2019 | 7:00 am


Roads to avoid in Northamptonshire on commute - Daventry Express

Roads to avoid in Northamptonshire on commute  Daventry Express

New government data reveals the roads to avoid in Northamptonshire to get to work on time, and whether delays are getting worse.

Published on 11 March 2019 | 7:00 am


Plans for 1900 homes in Northamptonshire approved - East Midlands Business Link

Plans for 1900 homes in Northamptonshire approved  East Midlands Business Link

Plans from Barwood Development Securities Limited, for 1900 homes on land at Norwood Farm, Sandy Lane, Harpole, have been approved.

Published on 11 March 2019 | 7:00 am


Going for gold: Northamptonshire firefighters get bright new uniform - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Going for gold: Northamptonshire firefighters get bright new uniform  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Firefighters in Northamptonshire will see the first the first major change to their kit in 15 years after the introduction of a new 'gold' overall.

Published on 11 March 2019 | 7:00 am


EA sting discovers 11 illegal waste sites in Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire - Resource Magazine

EA sting discovers 11 illegal waste sites in Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire  Resource Magazine

A one-day sting carried out by the Environment Agency (EA) across Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire has uncovered 11 illegal waste sites in the area.

Published on 11 March 2019 | 7:00 am


Northamptonshire residents scammed by bogus police - BBC News

Northamptonshire residents scammed by bogus police  BBC News

A warning has been issued after eight people in Northamptonshire were targeted by scammers in one week.

Published on 9 March 2019 | 8:00 am


South Northamptonshire approves 1,900-homes plan - PlanningResource

South Northamptonshire approves 1,900-homes plan  PlanningResource

Plans for a 1,900-home urban extension to Northampton have been given the green light, despite part of the application site falling outside a core strategy ...

Published on 8 March 2019 | 12:52 pm


Northamptonshire County Council: Smoking ban 'stretches goodwill' - BBC News

Northamptonshire County Council: Smoking ban 'stretches goodwill'  BBC News

A anti-smoking policy is stretching the goodwill of already-stressed staff at a cash-strapped council, a union says. In October, Northamptonshire County Council ...

Published on 8 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Beaverbrooks commits to open Northamptonshire showroom - WatchPro

Beaverbrooks commits to open Northamptonshire showroom  WatchPro

Beaverbrooks is opening a showroom at Rushden Lakes, a retail park outside Rushden in Northamptonshire. It will be the 71st Beaverbrooks in the UK, and ...

Published on 7 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Mystery surrounding sheep on Northamptonshire farms butchered illegally - and 'professionally' - in the night - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Mystery surrounding sheep on Northamptonshire farms butchered illegally - and 'professionally' - in the night  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

A warning has gone out to Northamptonshire's rural communities after 10 sheep were illegally butchered in their fields in the past two weeks. Two farms - one ...

Published on 7 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Knife offences in Northamptonshire rise by more than 40% - Daventry Express

Knife offences in Northamptonshire rise by more than 40%  Daventry Express

Knife offences in Northamptonshire have increased by more than 40% in the last four years, the latest figures show.

Published on 7 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Northamptonshire County Council 'underpaying childminders' - BBC News

Northamptonshire County Council 'underpaying childminders'  BBC News

A crisis-hit council has been underpaying childminders and nurseries by thousands of pounds and regularly paying them late, a meeting was told.

Published on 7 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Sting targets 30 illegal waste sites across Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire - East Midlands Business Link

Sting targets 30 illegal waste sites across Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire  East Midlands Business Link

Around 30 illegal waste sites will get unannounced visits from the Environment Agency today in a series of raids across Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.

Published on 7 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Family start-up can ease traffic in Northamptonshire, says entrepreneur student - SHD Logistics

Family start-up can ease traffic in Northamptonshire, says entrepreneur student  SHD Logistics

A student from the University of Northampton has started a logistics business that could offer a solution to traffic congestion in Northamptonshire.

Published on 6 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Previous deficit settled and cleared as Northamptonshire County Council projects slight overspend for 2018/19 - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Previous deficit settled and cleared as Northamptonshire County Council projects slight overspend for 2018/19  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Northamptonshire County Council's deficit from 2017/18 appears to have now been settled at £41.5m and cleared, but the authority is still facing an overspend of ...

Published on 5 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Northamptonshire pub operators realise untapped potential - Hospitality & Catering News

Northamptonshire pub operators realise untapped potential  Hospitality & Catering News

Northamptonshire pub operators Mark and Melissa Lynch have taken the lease of The Bell at Banbury with Star Pubs & Bars and are commencing work on a ...

Published on 4 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Out with the old and in with the gold: firefighters in Northamptonshire are getting new kits - ITV News

Out with the old and in with the gold: firefighters in Northamptonshire are getting new kits  ITV News

Firefighters in Northamptonshire are getting a major kit update - their first in 15 years. The new uniform is much lighter, allowing for freedom of movement - but it ...

Published on 4 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Storm Freya set to hit Northamptonshire with gusts of up to 65mph as Met Office issues weather warnings - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Storm Freya set to hit Northamptonshire with gusts of up to 65mph as Met Office issues weather warnings  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Strong winds are set to hit the UK on Sunday (March 3), bringing travel disruption and possible dangerous conditions.

Published on 1 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Dr Martens to invest £2 million in Northamptonshire site - ITV News

Dr Martens to invest £2 million in Northamptonshire site  ITV News

The footwear brand Dr Martens has announced plans to invest £2 million in its Northamptonshire site. The company wants to double production in the UK to ...

Published on 28 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Northamptonshire County Council agrees to freeze funding on unitary delivery until increased cost estimates are scrutinised - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Northamptonshire County Council agrees to freeze funding on unitary delivery until increased cost estimates are scrutinised  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Northamptonshire County Council has agreed to not spend any more money on delivering the proposed two new unitary authorities until it has scrutinised new ...

Published on 28 February 2019 | 8:00 am


South Northamptonshire Council budget includes 2.99% council tax rise and £1m for leisure centre - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

South Northamptonshire Council budget includes 2.99% council tax rise and £1m for leisure centre  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Residents in the Towcester and Brackley areas will join the rest of the west of the county in coughing up an extra 2.99 per cent in council tax this year.

Published on 28 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Ross Kemp takes Northampton Police PC back to sword attack scene - BBC News

Ross Kemp takes Northampton Police PC back to sword attack scene  BBC News

A police officer who was stabbed with a Samurai sword said revisiting the scene of the attack for a Ross Kemp documentary had proved "helpful". PC Rob Monk ...

Published on 28 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Northamptonshire County Council: Cost of new unitary authorities swells by £14m - BBC News

Northamptonshire County Council: Cost of new unitary authorities swells by £14m  BBC News

Initial estimates said Northamptonshire's two new councils would cost £30m to establish.

Published on 27 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Knife crime in Northamptonshire has increased by more than 40% in four years - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Knife crime in Northamptonshire has increased by more than 40% in four years  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Knife offences in Northamptonshire have increased by more than 40% over the last four years, police figures show.

Published on 27 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Ross Kemp documentary will ask: should all Northamptonshire's police officers be armed? - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Ross Kemp documentary will ask: should all Northamptonshire's police officers be armed?  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

A documentary filmed in Northamptonshire and headed up by TV star Ross Kemp is to be aired on Thursday.

Published on 26 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Northamptonshire's Mr Pothole announces his retirement over mental health issues - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Northamptonshire's Mr Pothole announces his retirement over mental health issues  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Mr Pothole, the Brackley town councillor turned national road surface campaigner, is retiring – much to the sadness of road users across the country.

Published on 26 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Highways officers initiated full four-lane closure of the M1 in Northamptonshire following crash - Northampton Chronicle and Echo

Highways officers initiated full four-lane closure of the M1 in Northamptonshire following crash  Northampton Chronicle and Echo

A crash on the M1 in Northants this afternoon (Monday) saw all four lanes closed to traffic for a short time.

Published on 25 February 2019 | 8:00 am








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