We’re open, despite the snow!

Despite the snowy conditions, all of our independent shops are open as usual, 10-5pm daily. Christmas is now less than two weeks away and our elves have been busy clearing the walkways and carpark so that you can get those last-minute presents for your loved ones....

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Heart of the Shires 2017 Christmas gift guide

Never know what to get for those special people in your life? You’re not the only one. Even though we are open on Christmas Eve, the worst thing you can do is leave all of your shopping until the last day. From the classics to the more unusual, we...

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Sugar-coated victory for Darcys Delights

Last month we asked you all to vote for Darcys Delights Traditional Sweet Shop in the Small Business of the Year competition that Northants Life was running. After whittling it down to eight businesses, the decision went to public vote and the results are now in. To...

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Help Darcys Delights win small business of the year

You might have seen that Northants Life are on the hunt for Northampton’s small business of the year. They have been searching high and low and have now whittled it down to the best eight small businesses in the area. Unsurprisingly, one of the brilliant independent...

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Popsy & Peanut finalist in preschool awards

The Progressive Preschool Awards is a cross-category industry award that highlights the dynamism and creativity found in the preschool industry. The awards have 20 different categories that cover retail, product and special awards. Last year's winners include John...

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15″ hair to get the chop for charity fundraiser

We were pleased to hear that a client from our ladies and gentleman’s hair salon will be taking part in a hair-related fundraiser to raise money for the amazing, Little Princess Trust. Amy Cousins, a regular visitor to Flutterbyes Hair Salon, will be cutting at least...

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Three new shops open at our shopping village

Heart of the Shires is pleased to announce that not one, not two, but three new shops have joined our Northamptonshire shopping village! What’s more, the new additions have come just in time for your summer shopping! We’re sure that you’re keen to find out more about...

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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2017

You’re not the only one. Lots of people find it hard to come up with a present for their dad, so there’s no shame in coming to us for some ideas. Your dad is probably sick of the sight of socks and slippers. So how about going against the grain this year? You can do...

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Get your tickets for The Handmade Fair

Heart of the Shires have teamed up with The Handmade Fair to offer all of our visitors a great discount on Full Experience tickets to the Ragley Fair in May.  The Handmade Fair are bringing their weekend of creative fun to the midlands - it will be in Ragley,...

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Mother’s Day gift guide 2017

You hadn’t forgotten, had you? Mother’s Day is fast approaching and it’s your opportunity to show your mum just how much you appreciate her. Come Mother's Day, all mums deserve to be treated, whether it’s for your mum, grandmother or mother-in-law, at Heart of the...

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