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Northamptonshire: County of England
Northamptonshire, archaically known as the County of Northampton, is a county in the East Midlands of England. In 2015 it had a population of 723,000. The county is administered by Northamptonshire County Council and by seven non-metropolitan district councils. It is known as "The Rose of the Shires".

PM’s NHS app promotion interrupted by loud thunderclaps [Video]

PM’s NHS app promotion interrupted by loud thunderclaps

Boris Johnson battled the sound of loud thunderclaps as he tried to talk to reporters about the new NHS Covid-19 app during a visit to a police training centre in Northamptonshire. Report by Blairm...

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Boris Johnson visits police as chancellor delivers statement [Video]

Boris Johnson visits police as chancellor delivers statement

Boris Johnson chose to visit a police training centre in Northamptonshire today instead of attending his chancellor's major announcement in the House of Commons. Downing Street denied speculation about..

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Anniversary of Harry Dunn's death: 'I won't stop' until Anne Sacoolas goes through UK justice system, says Harry's mother [Video]

Anniversary of Harry Dunn's death: 'I won't stop' until Anne Sacoolas goes through UK justice system, says Harry's mother

On the first anniversary of Harry Dunn's death, his mother Charlotte Charlesspeaks of her determination to bring the suspect to trial in the UK. AnneSacoolas was charged with causing death by dangerous..

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Former England and Northamptonshire all-rounder David Capel loses his battle with a brain tumour at the age of 57.
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Northamptonshire beat Birmingham Bears to claim a third straight victory, while Somerset, Hampshire, Sussex and Kent all win in the T20 Blast.
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A safeguarding board warns co-sleeping is a possible cause in an increasing number of infant deaths.
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Private security giant chosen to run new jail in Northamptonshire despite being stripped of contract at HMP Birmingham
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Northamptonshire Police officer gets stuck in handcuffs in training

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Bob Willis Trophy: Somerset claim second win after beating Northamptonshire inside two days

Somerset become the first side to win two games in the Bob Willis Trophy as they beat Northants in two days to go top of the Central Group.
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Bresnan hits Bears ton in Bob Willis Trophy - day two round-up

Veteran Tim Bresnan stars on day two of the Bob Willis Trophy with a century on debut as Warwickshire take charge against Northants.
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Wicksteed Park: 'Theme park administration brings tears to my eyes'

People recall fond memories of Wicksteed Park as the Northamptonshire site goes into administration.
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Police probe home's 15 suspected coronavirus deaths

Fifteen residents of a Northamptonshire care home have died with Covid-19 or suspected Covid-19.
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Fire hits Potterspury Hobby Fish shop

The A5 at Potterspury in Northamptonshire is closed while fire crews tackle the blaze.
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Coronavirus: Police forces deliver 12-year-old's PPE for grandmother

The Wiltshire and Northamptonshire forces help Cameron Douglas deliver his homemade face shields.
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Coronavirus: What county cricket has to do to potentially return this summer

Northamptonshire club doctor Professor Bill Ribbans tells BBC Look East what cricket must do in order to return this summer.
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Ralph Baxter death: Family tribute to 'loving husband'

Retired civil servant Ralph Baxter, 74, was attacked while walking his dog in Northamptonshire.
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Rail worker killed by passenger train near Roade

He was hit on the West Coast Mainline in Northamptonshire on Wednesday.
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Coronavirus: NHS staff samples sent to Germany for testing

Samples from two Northamptonshire hospitals were sent abroad "to ease pressure on British facilities".
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David and Sally Abel, from Northamptonshire, contracted the virus on board the Diamond Princess.
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Premiership leaders Exeter score eight tries to thrash Northampton

Exeter dominate Northampton with an eight-try performance in a 57-7 Premiership win at Sandy Park.
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British coronavirus cruise couple say hospital is 'best place'

David and Sally Abel, from Northamptonshire, were transferred from the Diamond Princess to hospital.
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Harry Dunn: Car seen driving 'on wrong side of road' by base where teen died

Video footage shows latest incident outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire
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Harry Dunn crash: Police investigate new footage of car driving on wrong side of road near US base

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Towcester wedding venue 'significantly damaged' in fire

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Theft of Northamptonshire village Bell End sign 'pathetic'

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Nick Adderley, of Northamptonshire Police, pulled over the car for "rather excitable driving".
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Harry Dunn: Death crash suspect interviewed by police

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Ancient anti-witchcraft potion found at old Northamptonshire pub

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Gloucestershire and Northants are promoted to Division One after both their game and Glamorgan's match at Durham are abandoned.
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