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24th January 2023

3 Bespoke Cocktails to Make at Home for Valentine’s Day

Why not save a little bit of money this month and celebrate Valentine’s Day at home? If it’s your first or your fifty-first Valentine’s Day with your beau, February 14th is the perfect occasion to crack out that cocktail shaker hidden at the back of your cupboard. Whether it’s an intimate 3-course dinner or more of a casual occasion, swap out your usual Mojito or Passionfruit Martini for something a little bit more special this year. Local cocktail designer and enthusiast Sunday Cocktail Club has created 3 bespoke recipes for you to try out and enjoy this year. Despite looking..

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28th November 2022

Saints on Stony – the ‘heartiest’ brunch in Milton Keynes?

If you think that Saints on Stony (and their older sister restaurant, Saints on St Giles in Northampton) is simply just your run-of-the-mill coffee shop, then think again; these hubs of social enterprise are cafés with real heart. Saints Coffee is run by Ben and Nicola – two champions of community betterment. Having recently been awarded ‘Community Café of the Year’ in the Weetabix Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards, Saints is, at last, getting the recognition it deserves. What makes Saints different? In addition to everything you’d expect from a good coffee shop like brunch, toasted sandwiches, homemade cakes and..

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1st December 2020

Book with the best!

So, you’ve waited a whole month for the chance to get out and enjoy a slap-up meal again, and with that tantalizing opportunity just hours away, why risk choosing somewhere with surly staff, mediocre menus, or dismal drinks? For inspiration for some of the finest places to dine in the county, look no further than the finalists in this year’s Weetabix Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards, who are hoping that your vital support will help them see out this challenging year on a high and get 2021 off to the best possible start! Fifteen of the most outstanding pubs and..

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25th November 2020

Robot delivery now available to Northampton residents

Starship Technologies, the world’s leading provider of autonomous delivery services, has today announced the launch of its service in Northampton in partnership with Co-op, with up to 5,000 households in the town, including Wootton and Hardingstone now able to access grocery delivery via a fleet of Starship robots.  With today’s announcement, Northampton is now the second UK town to benefit from Starship’s delivery service, following the company’s launch in Milton Keynes in April 2018. Starship’s robots have since completed over 500,000 commercial autonomous deliveries - more than any other company in the world. Starship operates seven days per week in..

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17th November 2020

To the food lovers and the food trade of the UK

The past eight months has seen disaster and innovation within the regional food & drink sector, possibly in equal measure.  We have witnessed the rise and fall of our artisan cheesemakers and watched with sadness as our cousins in food service saw their trade plummet overnight. This has been balanced by independent retailers attracting new customers, adopting the internet as a tool to keep them, and unearthing previously unknown suppliers from their area to broaden the retail offer. Suddenly the connection between maker, retailer and consumer has become closer, simpler and more friendly.  And friends rally in a crisis.  The..

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27th April 2020

Top Northamptonshire chef cooking ‘Food4Heroes’ fighting on frontline of COVID-19

Northamptonshire’s Chef of the Year is cooking 250 meals a day to help feed NHS staff fighting on the frontline of the COVID-19 outbreak. Danny Tompkins, who won the accolade at last year’s Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards, has teamed up with Food4Heroes to provide meals for healthcare professionals battling the global pandemic at Northampton General Hospital. Currently working as Earl and Countess Spencer’s personal chef, Danny has been given permission to use the Althorp kitchens to prepare the food, with a rolling menu featuring home comforts such as Shepherd’s Pie and Chilli con Carne, plus a daily..

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