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Kinniburgh defends Steelmen despite a ‘shambles’ and relegation on final day

Steve Kinniburgh conceded the final-day display at Coalville Town was “a shambles” as Corby Town were relegated from the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division.

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The AFC Rushden & Diamonds players celebrate after the final whistle as they secured their play-off place in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One South. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Peaks’ delight as Diamonds secure a play-off place

Andy Peaks was understandably delighted after AFC Rushden & Diamonds stormed into the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One South play-offs.

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Adam Frisch is consoled by Corby Town fans after the Steelmen were relegated from the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division. Pictures by David Tilley

VERDICT – The hope is extinguished as Corby are relegated

By now, it will most probably be sinking in. Corby Town have been relegated for the second time in the space of a year.

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Rene Howe congratulates Aaron O'Connor after he hit Kettering Town's winner in the 2-1 success at Banbury United on the final day of the season. Pictures by Peter Short

Lessons learned as Poppies finish with a win

Marcus Law insists “lessons have been learned” after Kettering Town wrapped up their Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division campaign with a fine 2-1 success at Banbury United.

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Chris Bradshaw's Desborough Town team have secured at least a top-four finish in the UCL Premier Division

Desborough pick up a fine success

Desborough Town will finish the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division season in at least fourth place after picking up one of their best wins of the campaign.

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Revealed: the UK’s favourite TV scenes

Revealed: the UK’s favourite TV scenes

Brits are a nation of telly watchers, and according to a new survey, comedy is always what has kept us glued to the small screen.

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Your chance to relive one of the best platformers ever made, Duck Tales

Console Corner: Disney Afternoon Collection review

That warm, fuzzy feeling inside... that’s nostalgia.

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Budget supermarket chain Lidl to help prevent child abuse

Budget supermarket chain Lidl to help prevent child abuse

The NSPCC has teamed up with Lidl for a campaign aiming to keep children safe from abuse.

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Star Wars Land not so far (far) away

Star Wars Land not so far (far) away

It may legendarily exist in a galaxy far far away, but it could be that fans of Star Wars could soon visit the Unknown Regions.

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COMMENT: Property market could stall until after election

The country is unmoved, literally, by another election.

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8 things you need to know about Saint George’s Day

It’s Saint George’s Day today - the day we celebrate England’s patron saint.

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David Ripley saw his side beaten at New Road (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ripley rues missed opportunity for Northants at New Road

David Ripley rued a missed opportunity for Northants as they were edged out by Worcestershire.

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SATURDAY SPORT – Sorry Steelmen are relegated but Diamonds make the play-offs while Poppies win on final day

Corby Town have been relegated from the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division.

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Joe Iaciofano, pictured celebrating after scoring in the 5-1 win over Sutton Coldfield Town in March, will miss Corby Town's final game of the season today after returning to Northampton Town

Iaciofano returns to Cobblers as he misses Corby’s survival bid

Joe Iaciofano won’t feature for Corby Town as they look to secure survival in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division.

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Wiser Wilson benefits from World Championship experience

Kyren Wilson believes the positive experiences of last year’s tournament paid dividends as victory over Stuart Bingham made him the first man into the Betfred World Championship quarter-final.

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The cousins were sentenced in Northampton Crown Court yesterday (April 21).

Kettering cousins locked up for taking part in vicious beating

Two cousins ‘put the boot in’ to a defenceless man on a night out, a Northampton court heard.

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New strategy to boost health and fitness in East Northants

A new strategy has been drawn up to improve healthy and active lifestyles in East Northants.

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A wartime display at the County Ground in Northampton

Revealed: Secrets of ‘Dad’s Army’ of Northants

Next year sees the 50th anniversary of Dad’s Army, one of the most popular TV sitcoms ever made.

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Desborough woman to run marathon in memory of mum

A Desborough woman will run the London Marathon to raise money for a charity close to her family’s heart.

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Man to push barrow of beer from Wellingborough to Rushden for charity

A man who enjoys taking on different challenges to raise money will embark on his next feat today (Saturday).

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