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IN PICTURES: Creating the giant Kinky Boots for Northampton Carnival

If you took a visit to Northampton Carnival at the weekend you might have seen the rather impressive handiwork of a Milton Keynes firm.

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VIDEO: Strictly duo Kevin and Karen talk as new tour starts

Strictly Come Dancing professionals Kevin and Karen Clifton started their latest tour at Northampton last week.

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One Angel Square (Pictures: Nick Hufton)

'Highly competent and elegant' One Angel Square wins 2018 architecture award

One Angel Square won a Royal Institute of British Architects award with judges labelling it "highly competent and elegant".
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Pasha Kovalev with Anya Garnis

Strictly star Pasha brings new show to Wellingborough

If you want the glitz and glamour of Hollywood then look no further than Wellingborough later this month.

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Rip It Up

Strictly stars reveal new tour coming to south Midlands

Tickets have gone on sale for a new show featuring two former Strictly winners.
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Matilda the Musical

23 shows coming up at Milton Keynes Theatre

Here are a few of the highlights coming up in Milton Keynes Theatre's new season.

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Janette Manrara and Aljaz skorjanec

Strictly stars Aljaz and Janette remember Fred Astaire in new show at Northampton

Strictly husband and wife duo Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara will return to Northampton next month with their revamped version of Remembering Fred.
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Pasha Kovalev makes a return to Corby

Strictly star Pasha returns to Corby.

Lights, camera…. ballroom as Corby favourite Pasha Kovalev, from the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, returns with his brand new show, The Magic Of Hollywood.

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In pictures: your photos of the Super Blue Blood Moon

An extremely rare lunar event called the “super blue blood Moon” has dazzled astronomers and skywatchers around the world.

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Anton du Beke and Erin Boag

REVIEW: Anton and Erin light up a winter's night in Northampton with chemistry and charisma

Anna Brosnan reviews Anton and Erin at the Royal & Derngate, Northampton

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Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor

Chance to meet Strictly stars

Former Strictly pro and Northamptonshire dancer Kristina Rihanoff teams up with colleague Robin Windsor for this latest show.

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Historic house in Northamptonshire set to unveil new sections of hall to the public

Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens will soon be able to welcome to the public to a previously inaccessible area of the hall, as building works have been completed on their Heritage Lottery funded conservation project.

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Northampton author Sue Bentley and six other writers have lent their signature to the letter to Northamptonshire County Council.

'We grew up in libraries': Northamptonshire's authors pen protest letter to county council over cuts

Northamptonshire's authors are banding together to ask the county council to spare community libraries from cuts.
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Waddesdon Imaginarium by Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Picture credit Mike Fear, copyright National Trust, Waddesdon Manor

Lighting up historical Waddesdon Manor for a magical Christmas holiday season

Magical lights and animals are the theme for Christmas at Waddesdon this year, with thousands of fairy lights on the trees in the house and a huge fluorescent dragon in the grounds.

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When do you put your Christmas decorations up?

When should you put your Christmas tree and decorations up?

For many Christmas loving Brits it’s time to start considering when the Christmas decorations will go up, but when is the correct time to start the festivities?

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The average woman wears just five complete outfits on a loop

The average woman wears just five complete outfits on a loop

Emma Elsworthy

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Only 60% of people can spot a manipulated picture - can you?

Only 60% of people can spot a manipulated picture - can you?

Most of us can’t tell what’s wrong with a faked picture - underlining the threat to democracy by the spread of made up propaganda, a study shows.

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Harry Potter anniversary quiz: 20 questions to test your knowledge

Harry Potter anniversary quiz: 20 questions to test your knowledge

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in J.K. Rowling’s phenomenally successful series.

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Giovanni Pernice

Interview: Strictly dancer Giovanni Pernice talks about Corby date

The English translation of this new show by Strictly Come Dancing professional Giovanni Pernice is based on his motto for life.

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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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