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Appeal over plans for more than 100 new houses in Wellingborough dismissed

A council’s decision to refuse plans for more than 100 new houses has been upheld.

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The site has become overgrown in recent years

Project by Kettering sea cadets to transform overgrown piece of land

Sea cadets are working hard to transform a site which has deteriorated and become overgrown in recent years.

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Prize scheme sees food waste recycling increase in district

Prize scheme sees food waste recycling increase in district

A scheme offering prizes to people who use their food waste bin has seen recycling rates increased across the four Northamptonshire council areas taking part.

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The site has stood empty for 10 years

Travellers park up on land just off the A14 at Kettering

A number of Travellers have parked up on land just off the A14 near Kettering.

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Broughton residents collect leaves.

Broughton community pulls together to save conker trees

Villagers in Broughton joined forces at the weekend to try to save their conkers trees.

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Rushden High Street

Find out what the new town manager for Rushden and Higham Ferrers has planned

A new town manager is relishing her new role to improve and enhance the offering in Rushden and Higham Ferrers.

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The mess left behind. Picture by Sam Longhurst.

Concerns raised over ‘unacceptable’ Kettering churchyard mess

A Kettering woman has branded the mess left in a churchyard ‘unacceptable’ after spotting beer cans, rubbish and vomit on her morning walk.

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VIDEO: Smelly STD-riddled ladybirds invading homes

Plagues of foreign ladybirds have been spotted in the UK as they seek shelter in warm houses.

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Fletton Field in Oundle

Public inquiry over whether piece of land in Oundle should have village green status

A public inquiry to decide whether a piece of land should have village green status will take place next week.

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Work has already started on the new skatepark

Residents unhappy with skatepark being built near their houses in Rothwell

Residents are unhappy with a new skatepark being built near to their homes.

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Police were called after a pig's head was found in Wellingborough

Police called after pig’s head found in Wellingborough

Police were called after a pig’s head was found dumped in Wellingborough.

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The former Grenson factory in Rushden

Developer hoping to retain heritage of Rushden factory with new flats

The developer tasked with bringing the former Grenson shoe factory back into use is working hard to ensure its heritage is preserved.

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Brown bins will be collected in Wellingborough during November

Extra brown bin collections during November in Wellingborough

Wellingborough Council has extended the garden waste service this year with extra collections being made in November.

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Eggs of mosquito capable of carrying the Zika virus found in the UK

Eggs of mosquito capable of carrying the Zika virus found in the UK

Eggs of a mosquito capable of carrying the zika virus have been found in a small village in England.

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The new dog park in Raunds

New dog park opens in Raunds

Dogs will be able to run and play off the lead in a new park designed especially for them.

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Croyland Gardens in Wellingborough

Sound cushions in Wellingborough play area to be relocated

Sound cushions installed as part of a play area in Wellingborough are to be moved after complaints about the noise.

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Wellingborough Prison has been closed since 2012

Extra security now in place at Wellingborough Prison after Travellers’ eviction

Concrete barriers have been installed at a former prison to stop any illegal encampments on the site.

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Bins left out on the street will be tackled as part of the clean-up campaign

Bins left out on the street to be tackled as part of Wellingborough clean-up campaign

A campaign to clean up part of Wellingborough has been launched following on from similar schemes on the town’s Queensway and Hemmingwell estates.

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Corby Council has been praised for its green credentials

Corby Council praised for its efforts to go green and help protect the planet

Corby Council is among the first to receive Go Ultra Low status in recognition of its green credentials.

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The site in Raunds

Experts unearth the history of site of new houses in Raunds

A silver penny from the 1100s, a collection of lead pistol and musket balls and a copper ring are among the medieval items found on the site of a new development in Raunds.

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