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Stalls set out ahead of Daventry Food Festival

Daventry will host its inaugural food festival in the town centre next weekend where a wide range of food will be on offer to visitors.
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Nostalgia: LOOKING BACK - September 17

Welcome to our weekly 'looking back' feature where we find out what hit the headlines in the Gusher 10, 25 and 40 years ago.

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Clown Roma and organiser John Bell, captain of Daventry Rugby Club.

NOSTALGIA: Summer spectacular

More than 3,000 Daventry folk enjoyed the sights of have-a-go local heroes who took part in a novelty chase on an August weekend in 1983.

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Call of Duty fund to help veterans expands support to the UK

Call of Duty fund to help veterans expands support to the UK

The Call of Duty Endowment, a fund launched off the back of one of the world’s most popular video game franchises, will be supporting UK veterans.

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The Budding Communities scheme aims to support pollinating insects and encourage biodiversity.

Daventry district communities urged to apply for free seeds and bulbs to help stop decline of butterflies and bees

Communities across Daventry district are being reminded to submit their applications for free wildflower seed or spring bulbs to help brighten up their areas, and also help stop the decline of pollinator insects.
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VIDEO: Astonishing never-seen-before World War Two photos

These astonishing never-seen-before photos snapped a year after VE Day show the apocalyptic devastation across post-war Germany.

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You can buy a Prosecco-themed advent calendar in time for Christmas

You can buy a Prosecco-themed advent calendar in time for Christmas

It might still be four months until Christmas, but lovers of a glass of fizz can already get ready for the festive season with their bubbly-themed advent calendar.

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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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Nostalgia: LOOKING BACK - September 10

Welcome to our weekly 'looking back' feature where we find out what hit the headlines in the Gusher 10, 25 and 40 years ago.

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Music director Giles Turner warms up one of the four groups at the Danetre School festival

NOSTALGIA: The sound of music...from Daventry Youth Choir

The leisure centre was alive with the sound of music as 140 children from the Daventry area were taught how to sing from scratch at the launch of Daventry Youth Choir.

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Average family wastes 2.25kg of food a month

Average family wastes 2.25kg of food a month

The average British family is wasting over TWO kgs of food every month.

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Nostalgia - LOOKING BACK - September 3

Welcome to our weekly 'looking back' feature where we find out what hit the headlines in the Gusher 10, 25 and 40 years ago.

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The staff at Terry's hairdressing salon were delighted at the news

NOSTALGIA: Terry's life saved

These jubilant hairdressing staff were delighted when they heard the news of a successful heart operation which saved the life of their boss in August 1988.

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Nostalgia: LOOKING BACK - August 27

Welcome to our weekly 'looking back' feature where we find out what hit the headlines in the Gusher 10, 25 and 40 years ago.

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The seven kicked off their training regime with a few laps of the car park.

NOSTALGIA: Uncomfortable ride for ‘baby’ Nellie

Not wanting to miss out on the fun, these Southbrook senior citizens decided to assemble a team and enter it into the 1974 Daventry festival’s pram race.

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A Florida airboat

Travel: Experiencing Kissimmee’s natural beauty

It is one of Orlando's oldest tourist attractions but its appeal has never waned. Since 1949 Brits have come to Gatorland time and time again – even David Attenborough himself has filmed here – so this year, I made it my mission to find out why.
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Ennerdale is picture perfect

Travel: Walking the latest UNESCO World Heritage destination

Britain's stunning Lake District gained UNESCO World Heritage status just a couple of weeks ago which positions it with other ‘must see’ iconic outdoor destinations such as the Grand Canyon and Great Barrier Reef. So why not actively seek out the joys of its lakes, mountains and fells on a Chapters Experience Holiday?

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Variety is the spice for younger tea drinkers

Variety is the spice for younger tea drinkers

While builder’s tea - milk, two sugars - may be the stereotypical cuppa for most Brits, it seems that younger consumers are more adventurous in their leaf of choice.

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SMIDS Peter Borg-Neal, CEO Oakman Inns with some of his team

Oakman Inns pub operator gets Royal seal of approval

What do Oakman Inns, Waitrose, Barclays, BAe and the Co-Op all have in common?

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A glass of wine or pint of beer a day ‘can help people to live longer’

A glass of wine or pint of beer a day ‘can help people to live longer’

A glass of wine or pint of beer a day can help people to live longer, according to new research.

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