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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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The residents of Mountbatten House

NOSTALGIA: Residents go flat out to fundraise... in costume

This motley crew consisting of a Roman emperor, a genie and a scuba diver, among others, is in fact a collection of determined residents from a Daventry block of flats.

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The Holiday Inn at Armacao de Pera.

Travel: Escaping the winter in the Algarve

The clocks have just gone back and it's cold and dark outside, so here's the challenge. Where do you go to get some warm winter sunshine at a great value price, a quality hotel on a perfect sandy beach, with a flight that lasts less than two and a half hours?

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Ever wondered what the most used emoji is?

Apple reveals the most popular emojis

The most popular emojis among US English speakers has been revealed by tech giant Apple.

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Troops of the 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment resting in a front-line trench at Molain, October 17, 1918

Life in the Armed Forces and back in Northamptonshire during two world wars

Old photographs of Corby during the Second World War have come to light – thanks to a local clothing company!

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Geoff Faint and wife Sue.

NOSTALGIA: Daventry couple’s miracle babies

A proud disabled Daventry man became the first-ever Thalidomide victim to father triplets, read a Gusher front page from 29 years ago.

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Chester's Christmas Market

Travel: Cheshire offers an historic Christmas twist

A shopping trip with a historic twist and a world premiere of a children's classic are among the compelling reasons to head to Chester and Cheshire at Christmas. Here's our top 10, with more ideas at at christmasinchester.com.

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Antonio Carluccio has died aged 80.

'Visionary' Italian chef Antonio Carluccio dies aged 80 ahead of Northamptonshire food and drink awards appearance

Celebrity chef Antonio Carluccio has died aged 80 just a week before he was due to hand out awards at the Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards.

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HRH Princess Royal presenting Oakman CEO Peter Borg-Neal with the award

Royal seal of approval for popular pub restaurant chain

Local independent pub operator receives prestigious award from Princess Anne at St James’s Palace ceremony.

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