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New Astro Bowls idea launches in Daventry

A group from Daventry district is launching an exciting new variation of bowls to help promote the sport.

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The Women's Tour officially launched this month

Grab a grant to help celebrate Women’s Tour’s Grand Depart

Grants of up to £500 are available to community groups wishing to put on events to celebrate The Women’s Tour.

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Simon Bovey, Matthew Golby, Alan Hills and Alice Barnes

Women’s Tour launches in Daventry

The Women’s Tour was officially launched on Monday as Daventry prepares to play host as the event’s starting line.

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Angela Copson is to be awarded the British Empire Medal in the 2017 New Year Honours list.

HONOURS: Amazing Angela’s running records earn her a place on New Year Honours list

A record-breaking runner from Northampton who completed her first marathon aged 60 has been honoured by the Queen in the New Year Honours List.

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The audience watches the race at the Silverstone Wing

Mixed emotions for fans watching Formula One championship decider from Silverstone

There were mixed emotions for the fans who gathered at Silverstone to watch the final F1 race of the 2016 season.

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Sports Personality of the Year winner Ellie Robinson

Golden girl Ellie Robinson claims hat-trick at Northamptonshire Sports Awards

Paralympic gold medalist Ellie Robinson was the star of the show as she claimed a hat-trick of awards as the Northamptonshire Sports Awards on Thursday night.

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Trampoline warning

Trendy trampolines cause child injuries

Bryony Page may have wowed crowds by becoming the first Brit to win an Olympic medal on a trampoline.

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UK’s greatest Olympic memories

UK’s greatest Olympic memories

Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Greg Rutherford grabbing gold in a 44-minute blitz at London 2012’s ‘Super Saturday’ has been hailed the nation’s favourite Olympic memory of all time.

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Rio Olympics

Rio Olympic scammers trick victims out of £300,000

Sports fans are being urged to be on the lookout for scams in the run-up to the Olympic Games in Rio, which start on Friday.

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Colin Jackson with pupils from Abbey Academy.

Daventry’s school sports stars meet national heroes

Roger Black MBE, Colin Jackson CBE and Rebecca Adlington OBE were just some of the sports heroes Daventry schoolchildren met at a regional sports event.

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Silverstone

Major traffic warning ahead of British Grand Prix

Motorists using the M1 and the A43 in the East Midlands and the M40 around Oxfordshire, are being advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys ahead of this week’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

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Get signed up for county’s biggest tennis tournament in Long Buckby

Get signed up for county’s biggest tennis tournament in Long Buckby

We are weeks away from the biggest grass court tennis tournament in Northamptonshire.

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Euro 2016 gets under way tonight, so get in the spirit and try our fun quiz

Can you answer these 5 obscure questions about the Euros?

There’s a man in every pub who can dredge up obscure football facts that make normal fans feel like bewildered David Camerons, unsure if they support Aston Villa or that other team that plays in claret and blue.

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Action from Northants men's Middleton Cup defeat to Leicestershire

BOWLS: Wigfield and Bishop help Northants to Johns Trophy victory

Northants Ladies travelled to Peterborough to take on Huntingdonshire in the Johns Trophy and claimed an excellent 118-104 win, despite winning just two rinks and losing four.

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Security is being beefed up in France

Football fans travelling to France for Euro 2016 warned over terror threat

Football fans travelling to Euro 2016 have been warned to remain “vigilant at all times” in the face of the terrorism threat.

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Sky Rides planned to get people on their bikes in Northamptonshire

Sky Rides planned to get people on their bikes in Northamptonshire

There’s a chance to get into the countryside on free guided bike tours this summer with a range of levels from beginners to those looking for a challenge.

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Leicester City and their shock Premier League title win top the lot

REVEALED: Britain’s greatest underdogs of all time

Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, Del Boy and the current Leicester City squad are among Britain’s best-loved underdogs of all time.

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