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Cambridge among the "healthiest" High Streets in the UK, while Northampton doesn't fare so well...

Cambridge city centre. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Cambridge has one of the "healthiest" High Streets in the country according to the Royal Society for Public Health.

It came 7th out of 70 major towns and cities. Researchers looked at whether their High Streets encouraged a healthy lifestyle by measuring how many health centres, museums and leisure centres were there.

The "Healthiest" High Streets in the UK

  • 1.) Shrewsbury
  • 2.) Ayr
  • 3.) Salisbury
  • 4.) Perth
  • 5.) Hereford
  • 6.) Carlisle
  • 7.) Cambridge
  • 8.) Cheltenham
  • 9.) York
  • 10.) Bristol

In contrast, Northampton was named as the 5th "unhealthiest" High Street.

Preston came out on top in that particular list.


Former Northampton Town footballer pleads guilty to drink driving

Clarke Carlisle Credit: PA Images

Former Northampton Town footballer Clarke Carlisle has pleaded guilty to a drink driving offence.

Carlisle admitted failing to provide a sample when he appeared before magistrates in north London.

His Mercedes was stopped by police in December after being spotted travelling in an "erratic" manner.

The incident happened two days before Carlisle was hit by a lorry in a suicide attempt that left him in a coma until mid-January.


Cobblers reveal new signing

Diego De Girolamo is the Cobblers' new signing. Credit: Northampton Town Football Club.

Northampton Town have revealed their new signing - Sheffield United striker Diego De Girolamo - on loan until the end of the season.

De Girolamo has so far made three starts and six substitute appearances for the Blades at Bramall Lane.

He has also scored four times for York City during a number of loan spells this season.

His contract with Sheffield United comes to an end this summer and he has already been linked with moves to Juventus and a number of Premier League clubs.

Just two days to go until bus station is demolished

Greyfriars bus station in Northampton. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The infamous old bus station in Northampton is finally being demolished this weekend.

Work has been going on for the last few months to prepare the Greyfriars building.

On Sunday more than 2,000 explosive charges will be used to bring it down.

Nearby residents will be evacuated from their homes from 8am on Sunday.

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