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Council forced to write off £300,000 of debt

Bad debts are costing South Northants Council almost £300,000 a year.

Jo McCormac with her horse Dubh who were struck by drivers deliberately driving too close in Whitfield. PNL-140416-154437001

Teenaged horserider deliberately frightened by drivers

A teenaged horse rider was left badly shaken when a driver deliberately passed too closely, clipping her and her horse.

Sir Jackie Stewart drove the Matra MS80 to victory at the 1969 British Grand Prix. PNL-140416-172545001

Step back in time at British Grand Prix

Silverstone Circuit will be going back in time at this year’s British Grand Prix with a commemorative parade of race winners.

Andrea Leadsom.

Tory MP given new role in treasury

South Northants MP Andrea Leadsom has been given a new position in the Houses of Parliament.

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Driver injured after car rolls repeatedly

A man racing at Silverstone Circuit was airlifted to hospital after the car he was driving rolled over several times.


Police warning over illegal raves

Police are warning rural residents to be on the lookout for illegal raves this bank holiday.

Des Burns, from Bicester, will run the London Marathon in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. PNL-140704-154711001

Keen runners to hit the streets in London Marathon

Today, Sunday, keen runners from the Advertiser and Review region will be lacing up their trainers to take part in the London Marathon.

Easter Fete at Brackley Town Hall raising money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Pictured, Linda Lester, Kerri Seymour, Joanne Freer and Marion Dickinson are the Cheeky-Pinkies team of Moonwalkers selling raffle tickets and candles PNL-140504-194936009

MoonWalk team raises cash for fundraising challenge

Cheekie Pinkies MoonWalk team stepped up their fundraising last weekend with an Easter fete.

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Commercial shooting range plans refused

A commercial shooting range planned for the outskirts of a rural village has been refused by South Northants Council.


Community group aims to ‘make a difference’

A new community group has been founded to offer a helping hand to anyone or any organisation which may need it.

Louise Stephens, from Brackley, plans to walk 100km to raise funds for Thomas' Fund - a charity which provides music therapy for children. PNL-141004-111423001

Pair step up to tackle endurance challenge

Fundraising will be a family affair when father and daughter duo Chris and Louise Stephens walk the London 2 Brighton 100km Challenge.

Artist's impression of the controversial trainline

More homes in line for HS2 compensation

Homeowners living up to 300 metres (328 yards) from the HS2 line will be able to claim thousands of pounds in compensation from the government under unique proposals.

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Pit lane treat for F1 fans at circuit

Silverstone Circuit will be opening the pit lane to fans on the Thursday before the British Grand Prix for the first time to mark a special anniversary.


Bailiffs’ rule change

Residents and businesses in south Northants are being warned about ignoring notices of unpaid council tax or business rates.

Widow Twankey aka teacher Pete Smith performing during the Brackley Junior School staff panto. PNL-140304-114956001

School supports African students

A Zimbabwe school will receive £5,000 of teaching resources thanks to the fundraising efforts of Brackley Junior CE School.


Green light for controversial village housing developments

Controversial plans for new homes in Silverstone and King’s Sutton will now go ahead.

Bill and Hazel Howard celebrated 60 years of marriage last year

Guinness honour for family with most siblings reaching diamond date

A Greens Norton couple have sealed their family a place in the Guinness World Record Book for having the most siblings to have celebrated a diamond wedding anniversary in the world.

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‘Manorial’ land rights given back to owners

Manorial rights in Whitfield, currently owned by Worcester College, Oxford, have been given back to the owners of the properties which sit above them.

Northants RSPCA is appealing for foster homes for dogs and cats who have been taken into their care. PNL-140204-164057001

RSPCA appeals for help to prepare for busy kitten season

A shortage of foster homes for cats and dogs in Northamptonshire has led the RSPCA branch to urgently appeal for help.

Brackley Town Hall

Town Hall project to bid for Lottery funds

Funding for the comprehensive restoration of Brackley Town Hall moved a step closer this week.

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Alan Mobley, chairman of Farthinghoe Action Group (FAG), Andrea Leadsom MP and FAG member Julian Foote NNL-140104-112511001

Villagers air concerns over solar park plan

South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom has listened to the views of concerned residents in Farthinghoe as they fight against plans to build a solar park near the village.

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Free advice on offer for more villages

Free advice sessions and information are coming to a village near you!

Warwickshire and Northants Air Ambulance.

Driver injured in Silverstone smash

A 59-year-old man was airlifted to hospital following a crash at Silverstone Circuit on Saturday.

Les Adams of The White Horse, Silverstone. PNL-140326-162054001

Tributes to Silverstone pub ‘legend’

Pub regulars are mourning alongside the family of a Silverstone landlord described as an ‘absolute legend’.

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Government funded race circuit ‘illegal’

Bosses at Silverstone Race Circuit have written to Prime Minister David Cameron for clarification on plans to invest in a circuit in Wales.

Beautiful Buckingham. River Great Ouse.
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Districts in top 50 for ‘rural living’

South Northants, Aylesbury Vale and Cherwell have all been named in the top 50 best places to live in the countryside.

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Extra cash poured into countys’ pothole roads

County councils in Bucks, Northants and Oxon have each received a share of the £183.5m funding allocated for flood-damaged roads.

Education news

Teachers’ strike: schools affected

Seven schools in the Advertiser and Review region are partially closed today due to strike action taken by members of the National Union of Teachers.

Walk the Walk fundraisers, Brackley. From the left, Kerri Symour, Marion Dickinson and Joanne Freer.
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Four friends to take part in London MoonWallk

Four friends are taking to the streets of London to Walk the Walk and raise funds for breast cancer research.

Hand-tied bouquet of flowers from Flowers of Distinction. PNL-140321-104206001

Win a bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day with our Facebook competition

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