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Nostalgia: Five British public safety videos which scarred us as children

In these days of the internet, child safety is more of a concern for parents everywhere.

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The Union of South Africa on a previous stop-off at Kettering Railway Station

Steam train to stop off at Kettering

Steam engine fans will be in for a treat when an old favourite stops off in the county at the weekend.

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Digby Dolben

The forgotten story of Finedon’s ‘boy genius’

On a warm summer’s afternoon in 1867, the young son of a Rutland country parson was out bathing in a pool of the River Welland near his home.

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VIDEO: Astonishing never-seen-before World War Two photos

These astonishing never-seen-before photos snapped a year after VE Day show the apocalyptic devastation across post-war Germany.

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The new display boards

History of Wellingborough market remembered on new display boards

Permanent display screens featuring market scenes from 1860 to the present day have been installed on Wellingborough market this week.

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Could Woolworths be set to return to Northamptonshire after former boss makes admission?

Could Woolworths be set to return to Northamptonshire after former boss makes admission?

Retailer, which had stories in Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough and Rushden, collapsed in 2008 after racking up debts of £400m but former boss plans to resurrect brand.

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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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Try our Easter quiz of Northamptonshire nostalgia pictures

Try our Easter quiz of Northamptonshire nostalgia pictures

We have dived into our archive and unearthed eight Easter-themed photos taken all over Northamptonshire.

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The Flying Scotsman pictured in Wellingborough last year.

Flying Scotsman to steam through Northampton today... and here's where you can see it

The world's most famous steam engine is set to speed through Northampton today.

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Bakers at work in an Oliver Adams bakery

Oliver Adams: A look back through our archives

We take a look back at the history and coverage we have affforded the bakery over the years.

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Pictures by Alison Bagley

Celebrating the iconic Dr. Martens brand

This brand may have been born in Germany, but it was made famous in Wollaston.

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Bernard Vann (front row centre) with the officers of 6th Sherwood

Life of Rushden VC hero celebrated in new book

The life of a Rushden-born fighting clergyman who won the Victoria Cross is to be celebrated in a new book.

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Ron and Beryl Friend will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary today, March 1

Platinum wedding anniversary: Air raid shelter encounter led to life together for Raunds couple

A night in an air raid shelter led to an encounter which has lasted a lifetime.

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RETRO: Traffic chaos on the first day of Kettering’s one-way system

RETRO: Traffic chaos on the first day of Kettering’s one-way system

It’s been much maligned over the years, but as these pictures show Kettering’s one-way system has been causing confusion since the day it went into operation.

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Steam train will not pass over Harringworth Viaduct tomorrow

Steam train will not pass over Harringworth Viaduct tomorrow

Steam engine enthusiasts are being warned that a locomotive which was scheduled to pass over the Harringworth Viaduct tomorrow will now not do so.

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The Safeway name has been restricted to the USA since Morrisons rebranded UK stores in 2005

Morrisons to revive Safeway brand

Morrisons is reviving the Safeway brand as it looks to branch out from selling to consumers and enter the wholesale market.

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Stately home near Kettering to restore avenue of trees

Stately home near Kettering to restore avenue of trees

One of England’s finest avenues of trees – the Broad Walk Lime Tree Avenue at Boughton House – is about to be restored.

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Centenary of bomb raid on Corby

Centenary of bomb raid on Corby

It’s 100 years this weekend since a WWI Zeppelin bombing raid hit Corby, Gretton and Rockingham.

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Remember when children used to play outdoors?

10 best outdoor games we used to play that our kids have never heard of

Kids of the 70s, 80s and 90s will remember them well with a nostalgic tear in their eye but here are 10 great outdoor games we used to play that our children have probably never heard of.

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A trip around the county

A trip around the county

In the latest in our series, we have been raiding our archives for pictures of towns and villages in the north of the county from years gone by.

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