Press Releases

BT's £83 million boost for the Northamptonshire economy

Nov 04, 2015 09:12 GMT BT Regions ​BT generated a massive £83 million for the Northamptonshire economy in the past year, according to an independent report published today.

Kick in the teeth for absconding VAT fraudster

Oct 06, 2015 11:58 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) ​A Northampton businessman, who admitted falsifying records for a bogus dental supplies business to steal more than £40,000 in VAT, but then absconded before he was sentenced, has been jailed for 26 months.

​The Stroke Association calls on Northampton runners to help conquer stroke

Jul 15, 2015 11:14 BST Stroke Association The Stroke Association is appealing to Northampton runners to help conquer stroke, by joining the charity’s team at the Northampton Half Marathon on Sunday 06 September.

​Support for stroke survivors in Northampton grows with launch of new group

May 22, 2015 15:55 BST Stroke Association A new support group for stroke survivors has launched in Northampton and is inviting residents to come along to a Sip for Stroke fundraiser during Action on Stroke Month.

Money launderers jailed for 12 years

Mar 12, 2015 12:51 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) A pair of money launderers that helped “clean up” millions of pounds of dirty cash have been jailed for a total of 12 years after an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation.

Manchester tobacco crime gang jailed

Jan 13, 2015 09:55 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Four men have been sentenced for their role in a plot to flood Greater Manchester with duty free cigarettes and tobacco and launder their criminal profits.

New trains, new services and more seats for London and South East rail users

Dec 09, 2014 09:00 GMT London Midland London Midland’s new timetable will see new trains, new services and more seats being introduced for London and south east commuters. Ten extra four-car trains mean passengers will benefit from 64,000 extra seats in and out of London Euston each week.


Nov 20, 2014 11:55 GMT National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust has won a prestigious national award for the work it has done to maximise clinical research activity across the Trust. The “Clinical Research Impact” award was presented to Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust at a ceremony on London’s Park Lane last night (19 November 2014). Danetre Medical Practice (GP surgery) was highly commended as a runner up.

Illicit tobacco seized in Peterborough

Jul 07, 2014 14:49 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco in Peterborough recovered more than 145,000 illegal cigarettes and 24 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco.

Nine arrested in suspected £11m tobacco fraud

Jun 06, 2014 14:47 BST HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Nine people have been arrested and two illegal tobacco processing plants discovered after an investigation into suspected tobacco duty evasion of £11 million and associated money laundering offences.