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Talks continue for consortium to buy Northampton Town

Northampton Town Chairman David Cardoza says talks are continuing in a very positive manner Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Northampton Town Chairman David Cardoza has confirmed that talks with the consortium who are interested in buying the club are continuing in a very positive manner.

He confirmed that if the sale does go through, the consortium will be looking to increase the capacity of the stadium and focus on the need for the club to have its own training ground.

I can't go in to too much detail at the moment, that will be up to the consortium when they are ready, but I can confirm that if the sale does go through they will want to take a fresh approach in regard to the East Stand and work has stopped until new plans have been drawn up with Buckinghams. "These things do take time, but all parties are working to bring matters to a conclusion as soon as possible and we will update supporters as and when we can."

– David Cardoza, Northampton Town Chairman

The club will be announcing details of 2015/16 match ticket sales early next week.



Evacuation after possible artillery mortar shells found

Police have evacuated residents and cordoned off an area in Stratford-Upon-Avon after two suspected artillery mortar shells were found.

Police have cordoned off an area in Stratford-Upon-Avon Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A member of the public reported the discovery on Banbury Road to police at approximately 8.35am this morning.

The Banbury road between Trinity Way and Dale Avenue, as well as parts of Saturn Way and Mercury Drive have been evacuated whilst bomb disposal experts carry out a controlled explosion.

Revised plans for former Daw Mill Colliery revealed

Revised plans for turning the former Daw Mill Colliery in north Warwickshire into a 'low-density rail hub' have been revealed.

The site would be used by a company related to the rail industry to manufacture goods and then distribute them, using trains to carry products to and from the site.

Dawmill Colliery in 2012 before it closed Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Harworth Estates, the company planning to redevelop the site, revised their planning application after community groups, local residents and councillors expressed their views on the plans.

Changes to the planned development include:

  • Reducing the size of the overall built development by nearly two-thirds to 265,000 sq ft
  • Cutting the proposed amount of traffic to and from the site
  • Reducing the number of HGV movements to around 50 per day

Harworth is holding an open public consultation event on Tuesday 14 July from 5.00pm-8.00pm at Nether Whitacre Village Hall, Station Road, where it will reveal plans in more detail.

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