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WATCH: Dramatic moment drag racing car is engulfed in flames at Northamptonshire’s Santa Pod race track

These dramatic images capture a 1,200bhp drag racing car being engulfed in flames as it performs a ‘burn out’ on the start line at Santa Pod in Northamptonshire.

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Christian Horner slams 'mismanaged' Silverstone after F1 quit-threat

Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner has hit out at the owners of Silverstone after they threatened to quit hosting the British Grand Prix from 2020.

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Alex Ward was beaten by Kyle Edmund on Court No.3

Ward rues failure to build on big start at Wimbledon

It all started so well for Northampton's Alex Ward.

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Michael Cole with heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua after his fight at the O2 Arena.

Joshua and Bellew full of praise for Cole’s gutsy performance

Heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua and ex-WBC cruiserweight title holder Tony Bellew were united in praise for Michael Cole after a gutsy performance from the Napton fighter in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Saturday night.

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COMPETITION: Chance to win Women’s Tour jersey

COMPETITION: Chance to win Women’s Tour jersey

We’ve teamed up with OVO Energy, proud sponsors of the Women’s Tour and Tour of Britain, to give one lucky reader the chance to win a replica leader’s jersey, signed by the winner herself!

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New Astro Bowls idea launches in Daventry

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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