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RSPCA launch appeal after cat found strangled in Northampton

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The RSPCA have launched an appeal after Chica, a female cat aged around eight, was found by a man in his garden in Trentham Close, East Hunsbury, on Saturday. It is thought that her body had been thrown over into the garden from an alleyway which runs behind it. The tabby-and-white cat had green-coloured string around her neck and appeared to have been strangled. RSPCA inspector Susan Haywood, who is investigating, said:

“Chica was microchipped and so we were able to trace her owners, who live not far from where she was found. Understandably, they are absolutely devastated. It does appear that Chica has been strangled and we cannot rule out the possibility that this was done deliberately, which would have been incredibly distressing and left her absolutely petrified. If so then there is a cruel and callous person out there and I hope anyone who knows anything comes forward so nothing like this happens again. Chica was described by her owners as being an adventurous cat who lived life to the full. She was clearly a much-loved cat who brought her family a lot of happiness.”

– RSPCA inspector Susan Haywood.

People with information which could help the RSPCA’s investigation is asked to call 0300 123 8018 in complete confidence.


Bridgnorth man died at Carlsberg factory after inhalation of ammonia

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A man, who died following an ammonia leak at the Carlsberg factory in Northampton last week, has been formally identified as 45-year-old David Chandler from Bridgnorth in Shropshire.

A post-mortem examination was carried out at Leicester Royal Infirmary and the cause of death was given as inhalation of ammonia. A 51-year-old man who was in critical condition is improving and remains in hospital as Police continue to work with the Health and Safety Executive at the scene of the incident.


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Maternity staff seeing double after FIVE sets of twins

Five sets of twins have been born at Northampton General in the past few days Credit: @NGHnhstrust

Maternity staff at Northampton General Hospital say they've been rushed off their feet after delivering five sets of twins over the past few days.

The hospital tweeted pictures of the babies, describing them as gorgeous.

Three sets of twins have already gone home.

Some of the twins born at Northampton General Hospital Credit: @NGHnhstrust
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Weekend Picks: Winter Food Festival

Winter Food Festival: Sat 12th - Sun 13th November (County Cricket Ground, Northampton)

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Northampton Winter Food Festival takes place this weekend.

Visitors can enjoy warming winter treats, shopping for gifts and simply getting ready for the festive season.

There’ll be more than 80 food and drink producers, alongside chef demonstrations, free wine tastings, foodie workshops and talks.

Great British Bake Off star Howard Middleton, and Masterchef semi-finalist Jen Charlton will be among the cooks on the demo stage.

Visit the Foodies Lounge for a series of foodie talks from local food heroes and free samples.

If food is your thing, then the Northampton Winter Food Festival is the place to be this weekend.

We have over 80 artisan food and drink stalls, gifts, chef demos all weekend, foodie talks with free samples, free wine tasting sessions, a street food market, kids cookery classes and more.”

– Crispin Slee, Festival Founder

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