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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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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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£1.6 million upgrade to boost crowds at this historic tourist spot near Market Harborough

It’s been a half-hidden gem of north Northamptonshire for the best part of 300 years.

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School bomb threat hoaxes reported to be a result of Minecraft game feud

National news sources are claiming a feud between rival Minecraft gamers is the reason why 24,000 threatening emails were sent to schools and colleges in the UK.

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Travel: Discover two very different Florida Gulf coast gems

While many two-centre holidays in Florida start with the thrill of Orlando’s theme parks before heading to the coast, I’ve discovered a new and exciting combination of city and seaside.

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NOSTALGIA: The bigger one got away

Young Paul Courier did not look all too happy with his catch.

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The 10 best outdoor games we used to play that our kids have probably never heard of

Kids of the 70s, 80s and 90s will remember them well with a nostalgic tear in their eye but here are 10 great outdoor games we used to play that our children have probably never heard of.

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Alexa

The creepiest things Amazon Alexa has ever said or done

Amazon have promised an update for its digital personal assistant Alexa, after widespread reports that the software has been letting out unprompted and so-called ‘creepy’ laughter.

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Brian Blessed and John Knowles

NOSTALGIA: Peak practice for climbers

Reaching for the sky was no problem for a Chipping Warden mountaineer who was spearheading the country’s first commercial expedition to Mount Everest, alongside actor Brian Blessed.

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Ken Gane

NOSTALGIA: A ‘pane’ in the backside

For more than 30 years a two-inch sliver of glass travelled round the body of Whilton landlord Ken Gane, and incredibly he survived to tell his tale in a 1989 edition of the Gusher.

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Asda develops Easter egg made entirely out of cheese – but not everyone’s convinced

Asda is bidding to make Easter accessible to those who don’t like chocolate with a festive egg made entirely out of cheese.

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