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FEATURE: Full steam ahead on ‘magnificent’ locomotive

Hannah Richardson takes a trip back in time to the days of luxury steam train travel

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Stacey Solomon

INTERVIEW: Stacey Solomon ‘beside herself with excitement’ ahead of Christmas panto

Essex girl extraordinaire, former X-Factor finalist and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! winner, Stacey Solomon, tells Ruth Supple why she is beside herself with excitement at coming to Milton Keynes to perform in her first ever panto this Christmas...

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TRAVEL REVIEW: Exclusive sleepover at one of the country’s biggest historical castles

TRAVEL REVIEW: Exclusive sleepover at one of the country’s biggest historical castles

The chance to stay in one of the country’s biggest castles with the promise of Knight School, Horrible Histories and huge looming turrets to explore was like music to my eight-year-old audience’s ears.

Travel
FEATURE: In awe of the Spitfire

FEATURE: In awe of the Spitfire

Graham Tebbutt looks at a new venture that allows aircraft enthusiasts to get close to the iconic fighter.

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Jamie Houghton and Noah Kennedy run LPT Lifestyle Performance Transformations. They run classes from the Northamptonshire County Cricket Ground. Ruth Supple takes up the challenge, by taking part in a six week transformation class.  Photographs: Kelly Cooper NNL-160428-125253009

Health and fitness company promises to help people lose a stone in six weeks

A new health and fitness company set up in Northampton and Kettering by one of the top 100 trainers in the world promises to help people lose a stone in six weeks by following its exercise, nutrition and coaching programme. Ruth Supple found out more . . .

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SPRING BLOOM: Beauty shoot photographed in beautiful Northamptonshire countryside

SPRING BLOOM: Beauty shoot photographed in beautiful Northamptonshire countryside

Want to achieve a natural look with your make-up but don’t know how? Our spring beauty shoot, photographed in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside, showcases clear and simple make-up set against a backdrop of beautiful flowers . .

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Edinburgh

TRAVEL: A guide to Edinburgh...with the kids

Grendon’s Lindsay Butcher, 36, is a mum and blogger, who pens the humorous And Other Idiots. A keen writer married to Lee, 47, she started her blog to journal what she says are “the hilarious, witty and frankly incredulous things my children said in their early years. As they grow up, the focus has inevitably widened to include husband-based idiocy”. Here she writes a guide 
to Edinburgh where she travelled to with her children, Rose, six, and Barnaby, three . . .

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The One Elm

FOOD REVIEW: Award-winning pub short stroll around the corner from Shakespeare’s home

This is the 400th year of the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death and Stratford-upon-Avon has a host of events to mark the occasion planned throughout the year. If you’re heading there, take a well-earned break for some refreshments at award-winning The One Elm, writes Ruth Supple...

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Warrior treasures from Wollaston

Major new UK exhibition to feature rare warrior treasure finds from Northamptonshire

A major new UK exhibition will be featuring rare warrior treasure finds from Northamptonshire and a new sculpture from Brackley-based Stuart Makin . . .

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Ragdale Hall

Extreme relaxation at two revamped health spas

Spas have come a long way from their draconian calorie-counted past and these days are ideal places to relax and unwind. Kate de la Chapelle visited two revamped spas to see what guests can expect...

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Blooming May flowers inspire creative floral art

Blooming May flowers inspire creative floral art

After April showers come May flowers and this is the perfect month to have a go at one of the floristry workshops taking place in Northamptonshire, writes Ruth Supple...

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The Woburn Hotel

TRAVEL: A stylish country escape to award-winning hotel

If you are looking for a stylish getaway with luxurious rooms and first class dining, award winning The Woburn Hotel ticks all the boxes, writes Ruth Supple...

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Chicago

INTERVIEW: Actor John Partridge talks about returning to Eastenders and not regretting Big Brother

Actor John Partridge talks to Ruth Supple about returning to EastEnders, not regretting his time on Celebrity Big Brother and how he’s looking forward to returning to Northampton this month to star at Derngate in the hit musical, Chicago . . . .

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Jane Gower.

Businesswoman retires as CEO of multi-million company to become civil celebrant

Whether you want to carry out your loved one’s final wishes to be buried with a favourite bottle of whisky, fancy having a non-religious baby naming ceremony for your new arrival or have always dreamt of being married on top of a skyscraper, in the middle of the woods or on a beach, newly qualified civil celebrant Jane Gower can help.

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Delapre Abbey

FEATURE: New life for Delapre Abbey

Two open days took place at the weekend for visitors to see the restoration work at historic Delapre Abbey in Northampton, which will turn it into a major tourist attraction. Ruth Supple went along to see the progress so far...

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Nicos and Maria Firenze pictured in their leather goods shop, Nicola Firenze, Gold Street Mews. Nicos designs and makes the leather bags and coats on site.
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Photographs by Kelly Cooper NNL-160229-191720009

Bags of class...the talented designer who moved from Greece to Northampton to sell handmade leather goods

The economic crisis in Greece has led one talented designer and tailor to uproot his 30-year business selling handmade leather goods and bring it to Northampton, as Ruth Supple reports...

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Personal trainer Becca Mclachlan

Personal trainer gives top tips for runners getting ready to pound the pavements and trailes in Northamptonshire

It’s the London Marathon this month when runners of all ages and experience will be raising millions of pounds for good causes. Personal trainer Becca Mclachlan has these top tips to encourage you to dust off your trainers and start pounding the pavements and trails around Northamptonshire...

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How to pet-proof your home but keep it looking beautiful

How to pet-proof your home but keep it looking beautiful

Image’s interior design columnist, Rosie Kinsella, looks at how you can adapt your home in a pet-friendly way which doesn’t compromise on style...

Homes and Interiors
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