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The Adventurer, The Unwinder… five types of holidaymaker

Millions of us know exactly what we are going to do on holiday - absolutely nothing.

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NOSTALGIA: Back to boxes for boxing champ

NOSTALGIA: Back to boxes for boxing champ

It was back to business as usual for this Daventry man after a history-making appearance at the world-famous Wembley Arena.

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Travel: A world of pure imagination

Travel: A world of pure imagination

I think Willy Wonka said it best with the words “Come with me and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination, take a look and you’ll see into your imagination.”

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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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The Parc du Cinquantenaire or Jubelpark in Brussels

Travel: Belgium gets ready for festivals galore

On May 26-28, Belgium's capital city will come alive with the sound of jazz. The annual Brussels Jazz Marathon sees live performances taking place at Grand Place, Sablon Square, Saint-Catherine Square, Ferdinand Cock Square and Luxembourg Square as well as in various indoor clubs and bars in the city centre. Genres including jazz, blues, funk and world are covered with free entry for visitors.

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How to beat cravings

Psychologist offers cheats for everyday cravings like cheese and sugar

A leading food psychologist has revealed ways to beat our favourite cravings like salt, cheese and coffee - with a series of healthy substitutes.

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NOSTALGIA: Getting ready to go

NOSTALGIA: Getting ready to go

This week we have a couple of photos from the Long Buckby area, with contrasting contexts.

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Family-friendly watersport festival sets off this weekend across Northamptonshire

Family-friendly watersport festival sets off this weekend across Northamptonshire

A sailing and windsurfing festival aimed at families and thrill-seekers begins on Saturday.

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Saunton Sands beach and Braunton Burrows.

Saunton Sands is a North Devon delight

From the moment we pulled into the North Devon hotel's reception area and were greeted by jovial doorman Neil Tynan, suitably attired in a top hat and smart tailed coat, we were made to feel at home.

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Travel: Enjoying Barcelona on a two day break

After spending two action-packed days in Barcelona and staying at an inimitably extravagant hotel, travel writer Ruth Brindle offers her guide on what to do whether there for business, pleasure or with family…

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Valletta at sunset from the sea.

Travel: Malta joins the great Mediterranean menu

The light is dandelion yellow, I am trussed up in a net veil, and a fierce buzzing is coming from a frame covered in the busy bodies of hundreds of armoured honey bees.

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Eating avocados could beat heart disease and flab

Eating avocados could beat heart disease and flab

Eating half an avocado a day helps to shed the pounds and stave off heart disease and diabetes, say scientists.

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NOSTALGIA: Farewell gifts for Mrs Squire

NOSTALGIA: Farewell gifts for Mrs Squire

Young members of the Daventry community say their goodbyes to Ann Squire of the Abbey playgroup after she decided to step down from her role looking after the children.

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Ever wondered why you can't resist that burger, pizza or kebab? Now you know

Scientists reveal why we find certain foods irresistible

The food we like eating - even when we know it’s bad for us - is all down to our genes, suggests a groundbreaking new study.

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Assistant divisional fire officer Keith Hand alongside fellow Germany tripper Doug Abbott

NOSTALGIA: German firemen extend hand of friendship

As you may know Daventry is twinned with German town Westerburg, and it was here that Keith Hand was presented with a rare medal.

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McDonald’s will roll out its new UK home delivery service this summer

Hold onto your hats fast food lovers - you will soon to be able to have your Big Mac and McFlurry delivered straight to your front door.

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Could Woolworths be set to return to Northamptonshire after former boss makes admission?

Could Woolworths be set to return to Northamptonshire after former boss makes admission?

Retailer, which had stories in Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough and Rushden, collapsed in 2008 after racking up debts of £400m but former boss plans to resurrect brand.

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Choosing your best social profile pic? Ask a stranger

Choosing your best social profile pic? Ask a stranger

If you’re having difficulty choosing the most flattering pictures for your online profile - then let a stranger decide, suggests new research.

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Star Wars Land not so far (far) away

Star Wars Land not so far (far) away

It may legendarily exist in a galaxy far far away, but it could be that fans of Star Wars could soon visit the Unknown Regions.

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A wartime display at the County Ground in Northampton

Revealed: Secrets of ‘Dad’s Army’ of Northants

Next year sees the 50th anniversary of Dad’s Army, one of the most popular TV sitcoms ever made.

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