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Northampton store looking for the biggest chocolate fan

Heavenly Desserts is searching for Northampton’s biggest chocolate fan this February to send, along with their partner, to Europe’s home of Chocolate in Brussels to join an artisan chocolate workshop and create their own delectable chocolate treats.

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NOSTALGIA: Pimple’s dash for freedom

This 10-year-old former racehorse wreaked havoc in Daventry after straying from its field in Staverton and embarking on a four-mile dash which ended in the town’s Market Square.

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Althorp Food and Drink Festival to return to Northamptonshire this Spring

Althorp Food and Drink Festival to return to Northamptonshire this Spring

The award-winning Althorp Food and Drink Festival will return this May for its fourth year and will offer foodies grub from Northamptonshire and neighbouring counties.
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Albert King pulls the first pint

NOSTALGIA: Make mine a pint!

A punter had the honour of pulling the first pint in his local after it underwent three months of renovation work.

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The striking La Cit du Vin wine museum in Bordeaux.

Travel: Exploring French vineyards with Viking

I have just spent a week, sniffing, spitting, swirling, sipping and sampling some of the world’s greatest wines and all from the comfort of a luxury river cruise ship in France. So have you ever wondered what this apparently sophisticated ‘wine ritual’ is all about?

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B&M launch new budget friendly wedding range

B&M launch new budget friendly wedding range

Weddings can be expensive affairs but high street retailer B&M has released a new selection of wedding accessories to make your big day that bit more affordable with prices starting at just one pound.

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Bert Blower's bus

NOSTALGIA: Bus ride to nostalgia

This week we take a bus trip down memory lane with this photograh of a 1925 London Transport Bus, which the Daventry Express published in January 1980.

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A third of workers don’t understand their annual leave policy – so make sure you do

We might be in the midst of winter and planning our escape to sunnier climates, but a recent report has revealed that a third (33 per cent) of British workers don’t actually understand their annual leave policy, according to latest research from online recruitment firm, Totaljobs.

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The future of UK shopping? Revolutionary new Amazon supermarket has no checkouts and no staff

Amazon have welcomed the public into their first supermarket more than a year after opening the space to employees for testing purposes.

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Sweatcoin app promises money for exercise, but critics fire warning

Sweatcoin app promises money for exercise, but critics fire warning

Sweatcoin, an app that promises to reward you for simply exercising, has shot to the top of the app downloads chart despite criticism about the rewards on offer and the amount of battery it uses.

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Daventry gamer makes £2.5k live streaming Football Manager to his followers

The popular PC game Football Manager earned a Daventry man £2,500 last month.
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PET OF THE WEEK: Can you give Cleo a home?

This week seven-year-old Cleo is looking for a new home.

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Glynn Fearby in his Beatles bedroom museum

NOSTALGIA: Beatlemaniac’s bedroom museum

On a dressing table in a bedroom at Glynn Fearby’s Daventry home sits an empty beer can with two words printed on top of it: The Beatles.

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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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Eight bizarre food trends you’ll want to avoid in 2018

Eight bizarre food trends you’ll want to avoid in 2018

Forget pedestrian avocado toast and, frankly, dull doughnut burgers – according to the experts, 2018 has got some truly strange food trends up its sleeve.

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Pie-lovers are up in arms because tinned Fray Bentos ‘contain less meat’

Pie-lovers are up in arms because tinned Fray Bentos ‘contain less meat’

Horrified carnivores have blasted a British food institution online – complaining famous tinned Fray Bentos pies ‘don’t contain enough meat.’

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PET OF THE WEEK: Can you give Billy a home?

Six-year-old Billy is a looking for a new home.

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

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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