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Get closer to wildlife at Daventry Country Park

Children will once again be able to enjoy pond-dipping at Daventry Country Park following improvement works at the wildlife spot.

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Table service introduced at McDonald’s in Daventry

Table service introduced at McDonald’s in Daventry

Customers at McDonald’s in Daventry will be able to enjoy table service and a speedier ordering system thanks to a digital makeover.

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The Hopping Hare, as winners of the Booker Food Pub of the Year, collecting their trophy from William Sitwell, Sophie Grigson and Craig Wilkinson (far right) from category sponsor Booker.

Northamptonshire's best food and drink spots crowned at annual ceremony

The winners in the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards 2017/18 are celebrating being named the best of the county’s best.
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The residents of Mountbatten House

NOSTALGIA: Residents go flat out to fundraise... in costume

This motley crew consisting of a Roman emperor, a genie and a scuba diver, among others, is in fact a collection of determined residents from a Daventry block of flats.

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The Holiday Inn at Armacao de Pera.

Travel: Escaping the winter in the Algarve

The clocks have just gone back and it's cold and dark outside, so here's the challenge. Where do you go to get some warm winter sunshine at a great value price, a quality hotel on a perfect sandy beach, with a flight that lasts less than two and a half hours?

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Ever wondered what the most used emoji is?

Apple reveals the most popular emojis

The most popular emojis among US English speakers has been revealed by tech giant Apple.

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Troops of the 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment resting in a front-line trench at Molain, October 17, 1918

Life in the Armed Forces and back in Northamptonshire during two world wars

Old photographs of Corby during the Second World War have come to light – thanks to a local clothing company!

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Geoff Faint and wife Sue.

NOSTALGIA: Daventry couple’s miracle babies

A proud disabled Daventry man became the first-ever Thalidomide victim to father triplets, read a Gusher front page from 29 years ago.

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Chester's Christmas Market

Travel: Cheshire offers an historic Christmas twist

A shopping trip with a historic twist and a world premiere of a children's classic are among the compelling reasons to head to Chester and Cheshire at Christmas. Here's our top 10, with more ideas at at christmasinchester.com.

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Antonio Carluccio has died aged 80.

'Visionary' Italian chef Antonio Carluccio dies aged 80 ahead of Northamptonshire food and drink awards appearance

Celebrity chef Antonio Carluccio has died aged 80 just a week before he was due to hand out awards at the Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards.

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HRH Princess Royal presenting Oakman CEO Peter Borg-Neal with the award

Royal seal of approval for popular pub restaurant chain

Local independent pub operator receives prestigious award from Princess Anne at St James’s Palace ceremony.

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What will you be eating in 2018?

Waitrose has revealed the food you’ll be eating in 2018

Japanese ‘dude food’, Indian tapas and plant protein look set to become the big dishes of 2018 according to a new report.

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The tweet has caused a stir on social media

Wetherspoons issues statement after parody account announces ‘poppy ban’ in pubs

Discount pub chain JD Wetherspoon has issued a statement after a Twitter account announced that staff would be not be wearing poppies ‘due to expanding multiculturalism’.

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Chocolate making at Cadbury World

Days Out: Hundreds of years old but Cadbury World maintains its Willy Wonka inspiring wonder

There is more choice than ever when it comes to taking the kids on a day out across the Home Counties and beyond but Cadbury World is still worth going that little bit further.

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Navigator in the winning car Paul White chats to Phil Davison (left) and Brian Wileman, leaning against the winning car in the Lombard RAC Rally.

NOSTALGIA: Phil and Brian engineer rally triumph

Two men from Daventry held the winning combination for three Talbot engines which swept the board at the 1980 Lombard RAC Rally.

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Dsseldorf's Star Market

Travel: Düsseldorf's Christmas Market promise

The Germany city of Düsseldorf promises to host more Christmas Markets on 2017 than ever before while giving visitors the chance to have fun on it's large ice rink next to the Königsallee shopping avenue.
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The Saga Sapphire at her berth in the Netherlands.

Travel: The Sapphire is a cruising gem

From the moment I stepped aboard the Saga Sapphire, I began to realise that I've probably not given cruising holidays a proper chance.

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Edinburgh was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's birthplace.

Travel: Sherlock Holmes' Scotland... it would be a crime to miss it!

It's exactly 125 years ago since the first collection of Sherlock Holmes stories were published, and the rest as they say is history.

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VIDEO: Parents warned as tot almost killed when she is dragged inside faulty tumble dryer

A mum is warning parents of young children to check electrical appliances after her 23-month-old daughter got dragged inside a spinning tumble dryer.

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Aldi are stocking special drinks for Halloween

Aldi stocking special drinks range for Hallowe’en

Can’t get enough of pumpkin spice lattes? Discount supermarket Aldi is stocking a Pumpkin Spice Irish Cream liqueur - just in time for Halloween!

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