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DINING OUT GUIDE: Northamptonshire restaurant reviews

Northamptonshire has a huge selection of places to eat out which can make it difficult to choose where to go.

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The view overlooking the town of Sidmouth from Salcombe Hill with the magnificent Belmont and Victoria hotels in the centre of the picture looking out across Lyme Bay.

Travel: Victorian splendour in Sidmouth, a classic west country seaside resort

"We're beginning to see a lot more people holidaying here," said Tim Beauchamp, the friendly general manager responsible for two of Sidmouth's most prestigious hotels.

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Frances Quinn one of the people judging the cakes at Kelmarsh Hall

Great British Food Festival at Kelmarsh on hunt for star baker

Do you have what it takes to be a star baker and impress with your cakes? Well the organisers of the Great British Food Festival at Kelmarsh Hall want to hear from you.

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DINING OUT: The Horseshoe, Sywell

DINING OUT: The Horseshoe, Sywell

Sometimes the impromptu decisions are the best ones.

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Victoria with Isaac McHale

Young Northampton chef grateful to food awards

One of the county's rising culinary talents has set up her own blossoming catering company all thanks to the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards

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Monty Don at BBC Gardeners' World in 2017

COMPETITION: Tickets for BBC Gardeners’ World Live and BBC Good Food Show up for grabs

The ever popular BBC Gardeners’ World Live and BBC Good Food Show are set to make a return to the NEC next month.
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Train times are changing from Sunday: is your route affected?

Train times are changing from Sunday: is your route affected?

Rail commuters have been urged to check planned train timetable changes which will see more than four million trains rescheduled from Sunday 20 May onwards.

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PICTURE GALLERY: ‘Bigger than ever’ Althorp Food and Drink Festival returns for its fourth edition

Althorp Food and Drink Festival returned to the stately home for the fourth year running.

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Althorp Food and Drink Festival returns to Northamptonshire estate this weekend

Althorp Food and Drink Festival returns to Northamptonshire estate this weekend

The award-winning Althorp Food and Drink Festival is making its annual return this weekend with a whole host of Northamptonshire produce up for grabs.
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Hops and Chops, St Crispin's.

REVIEW: Suburban restaurant in Northampton might be the best reason to head OUT of town for dinner

Town centre bosses beware - the age of the truly residential restaurant is here.
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One of the best known features on Dorset's Jurassic Coast is Durdle Door.

Discovering Thomas Hardy’s fictional county of Wessex

I’ve been an unashamed fan of Victorian author Thomas Hardy after falling in love with actress Julie Christie as an impressionable teenager after she starred in the 1960s film, Far From The Madding Crowd.

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REVEALED: 66 lost and forgotten pubs from days gone by in Northamptonshire

It might only be the first day of the working week, but that hasn’t stopped many of us counting down the minutes until pub o’clock.

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Booking fraud costs holidaymakers £6.7 million

Booking fraud costs holidaymakers £6.7 million

Travel fraud is costing UK holidaymakers millions of pounds per year – and also having a severe effect on their health or financial wellbeing.

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Sheila Betts

NOSTALGIA: Sheila bites off more than she can chew

This is Long Buckby woman Sheila Betts who, in March 1984, got more than she bargained for after complaining about a cheese roll.

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Aldi launch new BBQ pizza ovens

Aldi launch new BBQ pizza ovens

Hawaiian, Pepperoni or Margarita – whatever your topping of choice would-be chefs can create pizzas like a pro as Aldi are launching a new outdoor pizza oven.

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NOSTALGIA: Battery hen protest partly foiled

Animal activists staged a commando-style raid on a Daventry monastery in protest against the rearing of hens in battery cages.

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The Hart of Duston sitting proudly within the community

DINING OUT: Family dining put to the test at The Hart of Duston

Anyone with children knows that dining out with youngsters can be a challenge.
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Why deleting your Facebook account could cause you problems

Following the internet-shaking news that Cambridge Analytica “harvested” the data of 50 million Facebook users, many users of the social network are now considering deleting their accounts.

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VIDEO: Lick my face! Sugar-smiths can now make YOUR face into a giant lolly

hh Forget chocolate eggs this Easter, now you can get your face made into a lolly in the ultimate confectionary personalisation.

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NOSTALGIA: Daventry pub regulars head for Peru

Mountain hiking, exploring through the jungle and trucking across the desert was in store for these intrepid Daventry team members as they set off for Peru on a three-week adventure.

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