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Northamptonshire (/nɔrˈθæmptənʃər/ or /nɔrθˈhæmptənʃɪər/), abbreviated Northants or N/hants, archaically County of Northampton, is a landlocked county in the English East Midlands, with a population of 629,676 as at the 2001 census. It has boundaries with Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Cambridgeshire (including the city of Peterborough), Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire (including the borough of Milton Keynes), Oxfordshire, and Lincolnshire (England's shortest county boundary at 19 metres (21 yd)). The county town is Northampton. Other towns include Kettering, Wellingborough, Corby and Daventry.

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Northampton (About this sound pronunciation ) is a large market town and local government district in the East Midlands region of England. It is about 67 miles (108 km) north-west of London and around 50 miles (80 km) south-east of Birmingham, and lies on the River Nene. It is the county town of Northamptonshire.

The district's population is 200,100 and the town population is 189,474, making Northampton the 21st-largest settlement in England, and the UK's 3rd-largest town without official city status

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Thomas Edward Yorke (born 7 October 1968 in Wellingborough) is an English musician who is the lead singer and principal songwriter of the alternative rock group Radiohead. As a singer, Yorke is recognisable by his distinctive tenor voice, vibrato, frequent use of falsetto and ability to reach, and sustain, notes over a wide vocal range. He mainly plays guitar and piano, but he has also played drums and bass guitar (notably during the Kid A and Amnesiac sessions). In July 2006, he released his debut solo album, The Eraser.

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The new Corby railway station opened early 2009, with direct services to London.

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