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Poppies and Diamonds enjoy comfortable wins

Kettering Town and AFC Rushden & Diamonds kicked off their pre-season friendly schedules with comfortable victories over the weekend.
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Marcus Kelly is back at Kettering Town

Law's delight at double swoop as Kelly returns to Poppies

Kettering Town have boosted their squad with the surprise return of Marcus Kelly.

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Jack Bowen, pictured celebrating scoring a goal for Biggleswade Town last season, has rejoined AFC Rushden & Diamonds for the forthcoming campaign

Diamonds ready to get 'up and running'

Andy Peaks is looking forward to getting his AFC Rushden & Diamonds players “up and running” in their opening pre-season friendly of the summer tonight (Friday).

Corby Town boss Steve Kinniburgh

Things building nicely for Steelmen

Steve Kinniburgh believes things are building up nicely for Corby Town ahead of their first friendly action of the summer.

World Cup blog

England vs Croatia World Cup semi-final LIVE feed - the build-up, action and reaction in full

England face their biggest game in almost two decades tonight - and we’ll have all the action right here.

Interviews take place for new Northants County Council chief executive

Interviews take place for new Northants County Council chief executive

The interviews for a new chief executive for Northamptonshire County Council have taken place.

Cllr Mick Scrimshaw

Northants unitary move ‘could hit services’

A long-serving borough and county councillor is warning that moving to a unitary system will mean services currently provided and protected by the boroughs and districts could come under threat.

The draws for the early rounds of next season's FA competitions have been made

Clubs learn their fate for FA competitions

Local clubs have discovered their fate for the early rounds of next season’s FA competitions.

Captain Liam Dolman is one of a number of players who will be staying on at AFC Rushden & Diamonds next season

Diamonds make their moves as Bowen returns

AFC Rushden & Diamonds have made their first moves of the summer and have secured the services of no fewer than 15 of last season’s promotion-winning squad.

Craig Westcarr, pictured in action for Alfreton Town in an FA Cup clash with AFC Rushden & Diamonds last season, is back at Kettering Town for next season

Westcarr's 'affinity' key to his Poppies return

Marcus Law believes Craig Westcarr’s “affinity” with Kettering Town was the driving force behind the frontman’s decision to return to the squad.
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Rhys Hoenes is staying with Kettering Town

Kettering secure Hoenes and Stohrer

Kettering Town’s summer building has continued with two more of last season’s squad agreeing to stay on for another campaign.

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Jordon Crawford was back in training with Corby Town this week and boss Steve Kinniburgh is confident last season's star player will stay on at Steel Park

'Three or four' more signings to come for Corby

Steve Kinniburgh is targeting “three or four” more signings to complete his summer business at Corby Town.

Brett Solkhon is staying on at Kettering Town for another season

Solkhon commits and there will be more to come for Poppies

Kettering Town have started to make their summer moves and there will be plenty more to come over the next month, according to manager Marcus Law.

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Teams like Weldon 2nd, seen here celebrating a wicket in their match last weekend, could get the chance to watch England's World Cup quarter-final on Saturday afternoon after the NCL sent out a directive to local clubs

Local cricket clubs given an option over England's World Cup date

The Hevey Building Supplies Northamptonshire League have given clubs an option of working this weekend’s matches around England’s World Cup quarter-final in Russia.

Ben Toseland is staying on at Kettering Town

Three more commit to Poppies

Kettering Town have continued their summer work with the announcement that three more players have committed themselves for the new season.

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Craig Westcarr will be back in Kettering Town colours next season

Westcarr returns to Poppies

Kettering Town have made their first summer signing after it was confirmed Craig Westcarr has returned to the club.

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Sean Mason will take charge of S&L Kingswood alongside Del Simmons next season

UCL boosted by Future Lions sponsorship deal

The United Counties League has a new sponsor for the forthcoming 2018-19 season.

Non League
Gary Mulligan has joined Corby Town after leaving Kettering Town

Mulligan ready for a new challenge with Corby

Gary Mulligan is “looking forward to the challenge” after he swapped Latimer Park for Steel Park.

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Gary Mulligan has left Kettering Town

Mulligan the latest to leave Poppies

Gary Mulligan has become the latest player to leave Kettering Town this summer.

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Ise Lodge's Jim Hover won the award for outstanding contribution to the league at the Weetabix Youth League's 40th anniversary celebrations. Picture courtesy of Mike Brown Photographic

Heroes of local youth football are honoured

The Weetabix Youth League celebrated the best of local youth football in north Northamptonshire at a successful awards evening.

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