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Coca-Cola to shrink bottles and raise prices due to UK sugar tax

Fizzy drinks giant Coca-Cola is to launch smaller bottles at higher prices.

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How to stop the humble hedgehog disappearing from British gardens and countryside forever

How to stop the humble hedgehog disappearing from British gardens and countryside forever

Daniel Allen, Keele University

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Pictured L-R: Owner, Terry Steers, bar manager, Siobahn Mills and co-owner, Adam Case.

Northampton town centre ale house bosses open up village pub after £75k revamp

Two real ale enthusiasts, who have single-handedly renovated their second watering hole in the county, have said their new venture has surpassed all expectations.
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Paula Milner showing the budding enthusiasts how to make something pretty at her Christmas craft workshops. Photo by Mark Lord Photography NNL-180201-104432001

Learn a new skill for 2018 at Lower Boddington craft workshops

An entrepreneurial mother who runs her own craft workshops in Lower Boddington is encouraging people to discover the benefits of creating something from scratch as a New Year’s resolution.

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When do the decorations go down?

When should your Christmas decorations be put away?

Santa’s been and gone and you’ve had your decorations up for weeks.

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The average Brit will consume 3.5 million calories from booze over a lifetime

The average Brit will consume 3.5 million calories from booze over a lifetime

The average Brit will consume a staggering 3.5 MILLION calories over a lifetime - in BOOZE alone, a study has found.

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Ice skating in Boston

Boston and The Berkshires in winter make a spa and shopping heaven

If you’re looking for an ideal place for a bit of winter R&R there’s a B&B option that fits the bill exactly – Boston and The Berskshires that is, in New England.

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The protesters marched through Daventry

NOSTALGIA: Show of support for ambulance staff

A protest march against the government’s treatment of ambulance staff was staged in Daventry town centre in January 1990.

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Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.

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Naturalist Russell Hedley explains how recognise edible fungi

Travel: An autumn wildlife adventure in Lakeland

It was a horrible high-pitched squeal that suddenly made us aware that something serious was happening close by. But little did we expect to see a juvenile stoat attempting to kill a large rabbit just yards from the RSPB Campfield Marsh building where we were eating our picnic lunches.
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Rewind to the future: cassettes could be the new vinyl

Rewind to the future: cassettes could be the new vinyl

Any music fan will be aware of how vinyl records have become strangely fashionable again, with the retro format enjoying a resurgence as an alternative mp3 downloads and streaming.

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Daventry Town Bowling Club on the day of their game against Stafford at the Recreation Ground.

NOSTALGIA: Bowled over by the weather

Dated to the late 1940s, this picture shows members of the Daventry Town Bowling Club on the day of their game against Stafford at the Recreation Ground.

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SMIDS Oakman owner Peter Borg-Neal with HR Director Jill Scatchard

Another major gong for popular pub-restaurant operator Oakman Inns

Just over two weeks after Oakman Inns was awarded the prestigious Princess Royal Training Award, their Human Resource programme received further recognition at the National Innovation in Training Awards (NITAs) at the Café de Paris in London.

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Asda launch foot long chocolate eclair

The most gluttonous time of the year just got a bit more decadent as Asda have just revealed their latest addition to the bakery aisle – a foot long chocolate éclair.

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You could win £10k a month for life with new Lottery shake up

You could win £10k a month for life with new Lottery shake up

Lottery winners could be swapping their multi-million pound prizes for a lifetime monthly payout of £10,000 in a possible new shake up to increase ticket sales.

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NOSTALGIA: A close shave

NOSTALGIA: A close shave

A barber’s pole which, for more than half a century, had proclaimed the traditional occupation of a then-vacant and crumbling shop in Sheaf Street dramatically fell to the pavement one day in March 1970.

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Seven laws you might be breaking in your own garden without realising it

Thousands of British gardeners are at risk of becoming unwitting criminals due to a lack of knowledge of basic gardening laws, experts have claimed.

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Get closer to wildlife at Daventry Country Park

Get closer to wildlife at Daventry Country Park

Children will once again be able to enjoy pond-dipping at Daventry Country Park following improvement works at the wildlife spot.

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Table service introduced at McDonald’s in Daventry

Table service introduced at McDonald’s in Daventry

Customers at McDonald’s in Daventry will be able to enjoy table service and a speedier ordering system thanks to a digital makeover.

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The Hopping Hare, as winners of the Booker Food Pub of the Year, collecting their trophy from William Sitwell, Sophie Grigson and Craig Wilkinson (far right) from category sponsor Booker.

Northamptonshire's best food and drink spots crowned at annual ceremony

The winners in the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards 2017/18 are celebrating being named the best of the county’s best.
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