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A Daventry woman has taken to social media in the hope of locating her missing Engagement Ring. Steph Gardener believes that the ring, which has huge sentimental value as it belonged to her fiancés grandmother, was lost somewhere between her journey from her house to Aldi via Cummins on Royal Oak Way. If anyone has […]

A RUGBY-based charity has completed the latest project in its continuing work to improve education inthe poorest parts of Africa, thanks to local Rotarians. A refurbished toilet block at Isyalikila Junior School in Malawi marks the latest collaboration between RugbyRotary Club and The Bwengu Project, a charity that funds and undertakes education and community projects in the village. The Rotary Club of Rugby, which this year marks itscentenary, has been supporting the Bwengu Projects for six years, funding classroom repairs and school furniture as well many of the charity’s 64 toilet blockrefurbishment […]

Witnesses are sought after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted as she walked in Jubilee Park, Weedon. The incident happened between 3.30pm and 5pm on Sunday, December 19, as the girl was approached near to the basket swing by a man who hugged her and inappropriately touched her. He then offered her money and tried […]

THE Rugby Collection has acquired a prestigious piece by Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing. Wearing’s Untitled (Lockdown Portrait) was one of a series of self-portraits created by the renowned conceptual British artist to capture her changing state of mind during the first pandemic lockdown in 2020. The oil on board painting was acquired for the […]

-Sculptor Jacob Chandler commissioned by Moto to produce public sculpture for new M6 service station-   Northampton Saints played a blinder, by giving sculptor Jacob Chandler complete access to their photographic library. The artist has been commissioned by Moto, the motorway service station giant, to produce a sculpture of rugby players, for its new service […]

Cllr Malcolm Longley, West Northamptonshire Council Cabinet Member for Finance, said: “Following an issue earlier this week with council tax payments via direct debit in the former South Northamptonshire area, we have investigated and discovered this was due to an administrative error on our part.  “This arose from the transfer to a new Direct Debit […]

Rugby Unwrapped, Rugby’s refill shop in the heart of the town, is taking part in the ‘Just one bottle’ campaign to encourage more people to try refill shops across the UK. With the planet in the throes of a climate emergency, the refill retail sector is growing. Refill shops offer a great way to shop […]

Brian Priest, Landlord of The Chequers village pub in Swinford Leicestershire is this weekend (7th Jan) celebrating being there for 35 years! Quite an achievement these days right?! Some may remember Brian taking over the reigns at The Shakespeare pub in Rugby Warwickshire (now where Asda is located) from his father George Priest when he […]

The Amazon fulfilment centre in Rugby has made a £1,000 donation to The Children’s Christmas Wish List. The Children’s Christmas Wish List, founded in 2008, grants the Christmas wishes of sick and terminally ill children. The donation from Amazon will be used for purchasing gifts, selection boxes, marshmallows and sweets for all sick children who […]

Daventry Museum’s new exhibition, Life and Memories of a Childhood in Daventry, opens on Saturday 8th January 2022from 10am to 4pm. This nostalgic exhibition seeks to evoke memories of a Daventrian childhood, with exhibits of local interest including Daventry schools memorabilia, uniforms and sports team photographs, Swimming Pool Association ephemera, local Cub and Scout group badges, and May Day celebrations. Alongside these local exhibits are displays of traditional toys, many versions of which are still around today.  There are examples of clockwork toys, […]




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