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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.

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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.

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Reminisce about life on the waterways

Share your memories of life on the canals and help preserve it for future generations.

Mary Bonner helping to gather in donations from Grafton hunt members at the meet, which took place at Wakefield Lodge nr Pottersbury PNL-140904-134424001

Generous support for flood affected farmers

Farmers affected by the winter flooding will benefit from a £1,240 donation made by the member of Grafton Hunt.

Towcester Museum will open a new exhibition charting the years from Roman times to the English Civil War. PNL-140804-102617001

New exhibition will open with a bang

Cannon fire, drums and flags will help tell the story of Towcester from Roman times to the English Civil War at a new exhibition.

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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.

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Star turn for two days of tribute acts

The Bell Hotel, in Winslow, plays host to the latest fundraiser from Towcester Tea Rooms next month – and this time the fun is set to last overnight.

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Bailiffs’ rule change

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

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Work vans targeted by thieves in seven thefts

A wave of tool thefts swept across Towcester this week as seven vans were targeted in just three days.

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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.

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.

Towcester receieved a spring clean thanks to a band of volunteers who spruced up areas of the town like this close to Silverstone Brook which runs through the town. PNL-140204-160615001

Volunteers collect 71 bags of rubbish in annual tidy-up

An oil drum, a huge tractor tyre and seven traffic cones were among the seventy-one bags of rubbish collected in Towcester recently.

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Driver injured in Silverstone smash

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

Justine Sellars, of Towcester, will display her artwork at Towcester Library as part of her exhibition, called From Despair to Recovery. PNL-140331-145700001

Artworks help tell a story of recovery

A personal story of recovery from mental illness will be told through artworks exhibited at Towcester Library this month.

Lloyds Pharmacy Towcester.  From the left, June Kemp, Jason Hoddle, Cllr Jim Lynch, mayor and Marion Richens cut the ribbon with staff and customers. PNL-140328-170712001

Lloyds Pharmacy presents new face at Towcester store

Lloyds Pharmacy in Towcester followed hard on the heels of the Buckingham branch, with a relaunch last Thursday.

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Food critic to open Towcester Food Festival

Food critic William Sitwell, who has appeared on TV’s Masterchef, will officially open Towcester Food Festival.

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Colourful display of bulbs at Greens Norton’s spring show

Daffodils were the star of the show at Greens Norton’s annual spring contest last weekend.

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New greyhound track will be ‘state of the art’

Greyhounds will be racing at Towcester Racecourse by the end of the year, marking a further £1.5 million investment in the horse racing venue.

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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.

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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.

Peter Borner, of Towcester Rotary Club, is embarking on a 1,000 charity bike ride from Milton Keynes to Frances to raise funds for the club and Macmillan Cancer Support. PNL-140324-125515001

Charity bike ride from Towcester to France to raise cash for Towcester Rotary and Macmillan

Six riders will cycle 1,000km from Towcester to France next month in a bid to raise £10,000 for charity.

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.

Bob Southgate from Towcester whose brother lost a card signed by A P McCoy at the races.
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Brother distraught after gift signed by AP McCoy is lost in Towcester

A day’s racing ended in disaster for three brothers when a priceless and sentimental gift was lost.

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

Want to win a bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day?

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Planning brief to be drawn up for west Towcester

Future uses for a large part of Towcester will be looked at by South Northants Council.

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Village to 
remember bomber crash

A church service to mark the 70th anniversary of a war time air disaster near the village of Yardley Gobion is to be held this Sunday, March 23.

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Towcester Co-op break-in

The Co-Op in Watling Street, Towcester, was broken into in the early hours of March 10.

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Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after collision in Towcester

A motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital with serious chest injuries following a collision involving four motorcycles and two cars yesterday, Sunday, near Towcester Racecourse.

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