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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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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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The former Savoy cinema in Kettering in 2008

The Savoy cinema in Kettering: ‘A place of work, entertainment and gross stupidity’

Former Northamptonshire madcap inventor John Ward is writing his memoirs and has been recalling his time working at the Savoy cinema in Kettering.

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A trip around the county

A trip around the county

In the first of a new series, we have been raiding our archives for pictures of towns and villages in the north of the county from years gone by. This week, the East Northants village of Aldwincle.

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Your sporting yesterdays

Your sporting yesterdays

We have been taking a look back through our sporting archives for pictures of cricketing youth teams from years gone by.

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Legends of the local leagues

Legends of the local leagues

We have been taking a look back through our sporting archives for pictures of cricketing youth teams from years gone by.

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The book launch at Rushden Hall

Book about town landmark launched during Rushden’s party week

A book charting the history of one of Rushden’s most treasured landmarks has been launched during the town’s annual party week.

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The Flying Scotsman in Wellingborough earlier this month

The Flying Scotsman set to steam through Northamptonshire again this morning

Anyone who missed the Flying Scotsman when it steamed through the county earlier this month has another chance to catch the train when it returns today.

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Janet Lambert, Patricia Gatehouse, Terry Stanley and John Gatehouse with Bernard Smith's plaque at KGH

Former shoe worker leaves legacy of more than £230,000 to Kettering Hospital

A former Kettering shoe worker has left almost a quarter of a million pounds to Kettering General Hospital as a thank you for the many years of care his wife received for rheumatoid arthritis.

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Legends of the local leagues

Legends of the local leagues

Now that summer’s here (!) we’re turning our attentions to cricket.

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The Queen visiting Higham Ferrers in 1985

RETRO: When the Queen paid a visit to Higham Ferrers

This weekend saw many people celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday and sharing their memories about her reign.

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