Boss Austin will be steering clear of league one updates on crucial night for Cobblers

Caretaker boss Dean Austin says he won’t be paying any attention to Tuesday night’s Sky Bet League One fixtures - even though the results of a couple of games could go a long way to determining whether or not the Cobblers have a chance of avoiding the drop this season.

Saints skipper Dylan Hartley

Saints skipper Hartley hits back at ‘so-called experts’

Skipper Dylan Hartley has published a defiant message on social media after it was announced he will miss Saints’ final two matches of the season and England’s tour of South Africa due to concussion.

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The Co-Op pictured this morning (Photo: Brian Hedges)

Witness appeal after ram-raid at Co-op in Woodford Halse

The Co-op in Woodford Halse was ram-raided in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, April 24).
Kilworth House Theatre

Extra week for Joseph at Kilworth House

Due to popular demand, Kilworth House Theatre’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has been an extended by a week.

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PC Lee pulled over a speeding car in a 30mph zone last weekend, only to later discover the driver was speeding and was not insured.

Northamptonshire bride and groom traipsed home after police halted speeding wedding car driver

A Northamptonshire couple, who had just tied the knot, were forced to walk home after their wedding car driver was found speeding, with no insurance.

Still time for you to vote for your Cobblers player of the year

Still time for you to vote for your Cobblers player of the year

The end of the 2017/18 season is nearly upon us, and it’s time to cast your vote for the Chronicle & Echo Northampton Town supporters’ player of the year.

1,006 complaints to the RSPCA in Northamptonshire related to dogs

Nearly 2,000 animal cruelty complaints in Northamptonshire investigated by RSPCA last year

The RSPCA investigated 1,820 complaints about animal cruelty in Northamptonshire last year with five new animal welfare concerns being looked into by inspectors every day.

NO EXCUSES: Dean Austin has warned his players not to drop their standards

Boss Austin: Desire and application are ‘prerequisites’ for every footballer

Cobblers boss Dean Austin will not tolerate any slacking off from his players now they have set the standard after Saturday’s 2-0 win over Plymouth, stating that ‘application, attitude and desire’ should all be ‘prerequisites’ for any professional footballer.

Charlie Clare scored for the Wanderers (pictures: Dave Ikin)

Wanderers hammer Harlequins to book home final

The Wanderers produced a hugely dominant display as they beat Harlequins 46-27 to book a home Prem Rugby A League final at Franklin's Gardens.
Dean Keates

Walsall boss Keates gearing up for ‘massive’ clash against the Cobblers

Walsall boss Dean Keates admits that this Saturday’s clash with the Cobblers is now ‘massive’ for him and his struggling team.

BLOCKED: Centre-backs Leon Barnett and Ash Taylor led Cobblers to a clean sheet on Saturday, just their sixth in the league this season. Pictures: Sharon Lucey

Attack is the best form of defence for Austin after Cobblers keep a rare clean sheet

Amid all the excitement of Northampton’s superb attacking performance and subsequent 2-0 win over Plymouth Argyle on Saturday, it almost slipped under the radar that, at the other end, goalkeeper Richard O’Donnell kept just his second clean sheet since signing for the club.

Dylan Hartley will be sidelined for Saints' final two matches and also miss England's summer tour (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Hartley to miss Saints' final two matches and England tour

Dylan Hartley will miss the remainder of the season and England's summer tour of South Africa as he continues to recover from concussion.

Tom Collins will start at full-back against Harlequins (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Collins starts at full-back as Wanderers host Harlequins in semi-final

Mark Hopley has told the Wanderers they still have room for improvement as they prepare for tonight's Prem Rugby A League semi-final against Harlequins.


BREAKING: Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby boy

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a son weighing 8lbs 7oz, Kensington Palace has announced.


PICTURE GALLERY: Northampton Town 2 Plymouth Argyle 0

The Cobblers turned in arguably their best performance of the season on Saturday to beat promotion-chasing Plymouth Argyle at a rocking Sixfields.

Daniel Powell set up both of Town's two goals against Plymouth

Cobblers playing with new-found ‘belief’ as Powell hails their ‘best performance of the season’

Winger Daniel Powell believes the Cobblers are playing with new-found ‘faith and belief’ since the appointment of Dean Austin, something which was reflected in their ‘best performance of the season’ against Plymouth on Saturday.


Britain’s Most Wanted list: sexual crimes

These are the people most wanted by police forces in the UK in relation to alleged sexual offences.

Why you could face a HUGE fine if you wear sunglasses while driving

Why you could face a HUGE fine if you wear sunglasses while driving

We have been spoilt with sunshine for the last few days and the sunglasses have been out in force.

ON THE PROWL: From being dead and buried not so long ago, Northampton are now just two points from safety. Pictures: Sharon Lucey

Austin says Cobblers ‘are going hunting’ as ‘magnificent’ Plymouth win resurrects survival bid

“We’re going hunting,” was the message from Dean Austin to Northampton’s relegation rivals after his side pulled to within two points of League One safety courtesy of Saturday’s ‘magnificent’ 2-0 victory over Plymouth Argyle.

Climate change is slowing Atlantic currents that help keep Europe warm

Climate change is slowing Atlantic currents that help keep us warm

The ocean currents that help warm the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America have significantly slowed since the 1800s and are at their weakest in 1600 years, according to new research my colleagues and I have conducted.

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