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Mums nominate Kettering cafe for breastfeeding support award

A cafe has been shortlisted for a national award thanks to its efforts to support mums who breastfeed.

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Road rage

Revealed: Top 50 bugbears of motorists from lane hoggers to tail-gaters

Lane hoggers, tail-gaters and frequent lane-changers are among the most annoying bugbears for motorists, according to new research.

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Staff from Exotic Dining celebrate with the award. NNL-171117-112433005

Kettering curry house is top of the poppadoms

A curry house in Kettering has been crowned the best spice restaurant in Northamptonshire.

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The Hopping Hare, as winners of the Booker Food Pub of the Year, collecting their trophy from William Sitwell, Sophie Grigson and Craig Wilkinson (far right) from category sponsor Booker.

Northamptonshire's best food and drink spots crowned at annual ceremony

The winners in the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards 2017/18 are celebrating being named the best of the county’s best.
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The Holiday Inn at Armacao de Pera.

Travel: Escaping the winter in the Algarve

The clocks have just gone back and it's cold and dark outside, so here's the challenge. Where do you go to get some warm winter sunshine at a great value price, a quality hotel on a perfect sandy beach, with a flight that lasts less than two and a half hours?

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Ever wondered what the most used emoji is?

Apple reveals the most popular emojis

The most popular emojis among US English speakers has been revealed by tech giant Apple.

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Troops of the 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment resting in a front-line trench at Molain, October 17, 1918

Life in the Armed Forces and back in Northamptonshire during two world wars

Old photographs of Corby during the Second World War have come to light – thanks to a local clothing company!

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Chester's Christmas Market

Travel: Cheshire offers an historic Christmas twist

A shopping trip with a historic twist and a world premiere of a children's classic are among the compelling reasons to head to Chester and Cheshire at Christmas. Here's our top 10, with more ideas at at christmasinchester.com.

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Antonio Carluccio has died aged 80.

'Visionary' Italian chef Antonio Carluccio dies aged 80 ahead of Northamptonshire food and drink awards appearance

Celebrity chef Antonio Carluccio has died aged 80 just a week before he was due to hand out awards at the Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards.

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HRH Princess Royal presenting Oakman CEO Peter Borg-Neal with the award

Royal seal of approval for popular pub restaurant chain

Local independent pub operator receives prestigious award from Princess Anne at St James’s Palace ceremony.

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VIDEO: Flying Scotsman arrives in Kettering

The Flying Scotsman caused a stir on its journey through the county at the weekend.

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Spectacular sights on streets of Corby

Spectacular sights on streets of Corby

The streets of Corby came alive on Friday night – with a giant robot, walking tree and a pair of jugglers!

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If your family are self-confessed big spenders this could be perfect for you

BBC’s Shop Well For Less seeks contestants

If your family are self-confessed big spenders, the BBC is looking for contestants to enter Shop Well For Less which teaches households how to become savvier shoppers.

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What will you be eating in 2018?

Waitrose has revealed the food you’ll be eating in 2018

Japanese ‘dude food’, Indian tapas and plant protein look set to become the big dishes of 2018 according to a new report.

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The tweet has caused a stir on social media

Wetherspoons issues statement after parody account announces ‘poppy ban’ in pubs

Discount pub chain JD Wetherspoon has issued a statement after a Twitter account announced that staff would be not be wearing poppies ‘due to expanding multiculturalism’.

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The Flying Scotsman at Peterborough Station before its return to London

Flying Scotsman due to pass through Northamptonshire this morning

The Flying Scotsman is back on track after needing vital repairs in Peterborough.

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Chocolate making at Cadbury World

Days Out: Hundreds of years old but Cadbury World maintains its Willy Wonka inspiring wonder

There is more choice than ever when it comes to taking the kids on a day out across the Home Counties and beyond but Cadbury World is still worth going that little bit further.

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Charming Chapel Brampton home packed with retained and enhanced original features

Charming Chapel Brampton home packed with retained and enhanced original features

This outstanding quality family home is set in beautifully tended established gardens on a large private plot in Chapel Brampton.

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Don’t let Stamp Duty rules stop your move

Don’t let Stamp Duty rules stop your move

When the former Chancellor, George Osborne, reformed Stamp Duty Land Tax, his intention was clear – he wanted to create greater liquidity at the bottom end of the market, and slow house price growth over the £1 million mark.

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Dsseldorf's Star Market

Travel: Düsseldorf's Christmas Market promise

The Germany city of Düsseldorf promises to host more Christmas Markets on 2017 than ever before while giving visitors the chance to have fun on it's large ice rink next to the Königsallee shopping avenue.
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