Wellingborough Council to lose its chief executive as part of management shake-up

Wellingborough Council is set to lose the role of chief executive in a shake-up of its senior management team.

The t-shirt has now been pulled from sale.

Petition launched to return “racist” Walking Dead t-shirt to Primark stores after complaint sparks ban

A petition has been launched to return a “racist” Walking Dead t-shirt to Primark stores after a Methodist minister’s complaint saw the garment pulled from shelves.

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Tom Warner

Cheers to another award for gin producer based near Rothwell

A gin producer has scooped yet another award after being named one of the winners at the ‘Rural Oscars.’

Bewiched in Kettering

Independent coffee chain set for expansion with new branches in Rothwell and Rushden

An independent coffee chain is getting ready for the opening of two new stores.

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The "racist" t-shirt and Negan from The Walking Dead.

Primark pulls “shocking” and “racist” Walking Dead t-shirt from stores after angry complaint

Primark has removed a t-shirt promoting hit US TV show The Walking Dead from its stores after it was branded “fantastically offensive” and “racist” by an angry shopper.

One of the loading bays in Rushden High Street

Trader calls for better support after getting parking ticket outside Rushden shop

A trader is calling for better support for small businesses after getting a ticket outside her shop.

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A6 Closure: Between Rothwell and Desborough, 
The safety of the road bridge over the River Ise has been compromised due to the foundations on the approach to the bridge proper being undermined. The compacted material used to build the foundations have shifted and surveys showed that there were voids and cracks within them. 
Northamptonshire Highways are digging out the old material and then replacing it to form a solid base for the road surface. 
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A6 to remain closed until at least the end of April

The A6 Rothwell Desborough bypass will remain closed until at least the end of April.

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The bridge beams in construction

Bridge installation work taking place this weekend for Wellingborough’s Stanton Cross scheme

Another important milestone for the Stanton Cross development takes place this weekend with the installation of massive new structural bridge beams on the site.

From left to right: Emma Stace of Pre School Learning Alliance; Lynne Johnson of Pre School Learning Alliance; Lady Mayoress; Mayor of Milton Keynes Councillor Steve Coventry; Matt Croxon of eVolve Your Future; Stephen Norrish of Milton Keynes Christian Foundation; Ruth Roan of Building Business; and John Downie of SABA.

Free self-employment course on offer for Corby residents

Residents of Corby who are currently unemployed or in financial hardship are being encouraged to attend a free self-employment course.

Jobs are on offer at Wicksteed Park this summer

150 jobs up for grabs at Kettering’s Wicksteed Park

Park bosses are hoping to fill 150 full and part-time jobs at Wicksteed Park as it gears up for the start of its summer season.

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Morrisons recall meat product after listeria is found in packs

Morrisons recall meat product after listeria is found in packs

Supermarket Morrisons has recalled one of its meat products over concerns it may cause flu-like symptoms.

Police officers have caught speeding drivers on 307 occasions in Gipsy Lane since August last year

No plans to prevent speeding on Kettering road – despite 300 tickets in six months

Northants County Council says it has no plans for traffic-calming measures in Kettering’s Gipsy Lane.

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The A45 westbound will be closed for six nights from Monday

TRAFFIC: Six nights of road closures on A45 near Rushden

Drivers face six nights of road closures on the A45 near Rushden Lakes.

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QD Stores is recruiting

Jobs up for grabs at discount store coming to Raunds

Recruitment has started for jobs at a new discount store opening in Raunds soon.

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Corby Cube

Council says it won’t try to recover Corby Cube overspend

Council bosses have said they won’t try to recover the costs which overran when building the Corby Cube.

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The A6 closure is to be extended this weekend for more inspections

A6 closure between Desborough and A14 to be extended this weekend

The A6 closure is to be extended this weekend for more inspections.

Chamber president Rob Hart

Wellingborough Chamber of Commerce calls for re-think on Tresham decision

Wellingborough’s business community is calling on the Government to reverse the ‘catastrophic decision’ not to invest in the town’s further education.

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Corby, Kettering, Rushden and Wellingborough all above national employment average

Corby, Kettering, Rushden and Wellingborough all above national employment average

All four major towns in the north of the county are above the national employment rate average, statistics out today (Wednesday) have revealed.

Wellingborough Library

Careers fair at Wellingborough Library

A careers fair is taking place in Wellingborough next week.

Peter Bone cutting the ribbon at the official re-opening

McDonald’s makeover creates 20 new jobs in Wellingborough

A fast-food restaurant is now offering table service following a makeover which has also led to 20 new jobs.

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