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PICTURES: Wicksteed Park Soapbox Derby 2017

There were thrills and spills aplenty at Wicksteed Park’s soapbox derby.

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Wellingborough Medieval Festival. Pictures by Alison Bagley

PICTURES: Wellingborough Medieval Festival 2017

Glorious weather and an action-packed programme of events helped to draw the crowds to Wellingborough at the weekend for the town’s “biggest and best” Medieval Festival.

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Last year's soapbox derby

On your marks for Wicksteed’s Soapbox Derby

Charles Wicksteed’s reputation for engineering and innovation will be kept alive when amateur racers take part in this year’s Soapbox Derby at Wicksteed Park.

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KettFest, 

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PICTURES: KettFest 2017

Kettering was full of weird and wonderful sights and sounds at the weekend as KettFest returned.

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Sunday, June 11

PICTURES: Wicksteed at War, Kettering

Wicksteed Park was transformed at the weekend as the Midlands’ premier military history show came to town.

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Irchester Country Park

Heritage project to open at Irchester Country Park

This week sees the opening ceremony to mark the completion of a heritage project at Irchester Country Park.

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Pictures by Alison Bagley

Record £13,000 raised at Rushden fun day

More than £13,000 was raised at a family fun day in Rushden at the weekend.

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Family trip to museum costs almost as much as weekly food shop

Family trip to museum costs almost as much as weekly food shop

A family of four will cough up almost as much as the cost of a weekly food shop to visit some of the country’s leading museums, according to new research.

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Pictures by Alison Bagley

PICTURES: The 38th Waendel Walk, Wellingborough

Thousands of people from around the world took part in this year’s Waendel Walk over the weekend.

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'Pied Piper' Cat Gerrard leads the audience through the woods, stopping to tell stories

PICTURES: Dreaming Our Woods, Corby

The woodlands of Corby inspired an amazing multi-media experience for audiences at the weekend.

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Pictures by Alison Bagley

PICTURE SPECIAL: St George’s Day parade, Kettering

Hundreds of youngsters paraded through Wicksteed Park as part of the the annual St George’s Day festivities.

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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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Allotments available in Kettering

Allotments available in Kettering

A few allotment plots have become available in Kettering.

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Snowdrops on show at Boughton House this weekend

Snowdrops on show at Boughton House this weekend

Visitors to Northamptonshire’s Boughton estate – home to the Duke of Buccleuch – can enjoy early bird access to its celebrated gardens this weekend.

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Help give Corby a spring clean

Help give Corby a spring clean

Corby Council is backing the country’s biggest-ever community clear-up and is asking residents to help make it a success in the borough.

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Pictures: Historic Sporting Trial Association rally at Sywell

Pictures: Historic Sporting Trial Association rally at Sywell

This is real off-road driving!

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This particular disease is called fusarium patch, it is also known as fuzz, snow mould or microdochium patch

Lawn care: What to do in February

Welcome to the February blog from Premiership Lawncare Ltd of Finedon.

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Third Avenue is one of the roads where trees have had to be cut down

Reassurance for Wellingborough residents concerned by number of trees being cut down

A council leader has reassured residents that Wellingborough ‘values its trees’ after concerns were raised over trees facing the chop.

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Honey was picked up by RSPCA officers on Friday

Dog dumped in Broughton was so hungry it was eating its own faeces

RSPCA officers are appealing for information after an emaciated dog with a severe skin condition was dumped in a village near Kettering.

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Lawn care: What to do in January

Lawn care: What to do in January

Welcome to our first blog of the year and hopefully not the last!

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