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EVENTS GUIDE: Northamptonshire fireworks 2017

We bring you the biggest and best fireworks guide around featuring events across Northamptonshire for 2017.

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PICTURE GALLERY: Vintage fair and steam rally, Cranford

PICTURE GALLERY: Vintage fair and steam rally, Cranford

The weather was kind to the organisers of this year’s vintage fair and steam rally.

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PICTURE SPECIAL: Cycle Fest at Stanwick Lakes

PICTURE SPECIAL: Cycle Fest at Stanwick Lakes

Hundreds of people got on their bikes to have fun at Stanwick Lakes.

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PICTURE SPECIAL: Parkrun, Kettering

PICTURE SPECIAL: Parkrun, Kettering

Kettering parkrun celebrated its first birthday on Saturday.

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Kettering village needs to raise £30,000 for new play area

Kettering village needs to raise £30,000 for new play area

Shoppers can help with a bid to revamp a village play area.

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Spy Academy event manager Mike Thistleton

Try being a spy for the day with event company run by ex military near Milton Keynes

James Bond is such a huge part of our national heritage, that even the Queen is enamoured by him - memorably appearing alongside 007 in a sketch for the London 2012 Olympics.

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John McGhee and Matt Keane, centre, during the West Glebe Park Pavilion 10th anniversary celebrations

Celebrations for Corby pavilion’s 10th birthday

A day of activities and a get-together with users marked the 10th birthday of a Corby park pavilion.

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Kettering park named among UK’s best

Kettering park named among UK’s best

Kettering’s Rockingham Road Pleasure Park has been named among the UK’s best after being awarded a Green Flag.

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Are you brave enough to take on the Big 6 Challenge at Alton Towers? Photo - Alton Towers.

Want to get into Alton Towers for free? You’ll need a strong stomach...

Ever fancied a free day out at Alton Towers? Well here’s how - but only if you’re brave enough!

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Fun and games in store as seaside comes to Kettering

Fun and games in store as seaside comes to Kettering

Does the thought of the British seaside put a smile on your face?

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Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Parents beware - the average child will utter their first ‘I’m bored …’ just TEN DAYS into the summer holidays.

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Wicksteed Park

Wicksteed Park gets almost £2m Lottery funding

Wicksteed Park has hit the Lottery jackpot!

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PICTURES: Wicksteed Park Soapbox Derby 2017

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, 

Saturday, June 10

PICTURES: KettFest 2017

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

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Wicksteed at War on

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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