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Unwanted clothes and textiles to be collected in Kettering

Kettering Council has confirmed their next round of clothing and textile collections will take place over the next five weeks.

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More than 1,000 switch energy suppliers after Corby Council partnership

More than 1,000 households in Corby have switched their energy bills to an independent supplier since they launched their partnership with the borough council in March.

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Janet and Richard would love to hear from anyone willing to open up their garden as part of Rushden's Party Week

Volunteers needed for open gardens scheme during Rushden’s Party Week

Rushden Town Council is looking for keen gardeners who would consider opening their garden as part of the town’s Party Week.

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Bin collections in East Northants will be affected

Changes to bin collections in East Northants due to Women’s Tour

Bin collections for a number of villages in East Northants will be moved due to the Women’s Tour.

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The new slide at Wicksteed Park

First ever playground slide recreated at Kettering’s Wicksteed Park

A re-creation of the world’s first playground slide has been unveiled at Wicksteed Park.

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The kittens are being hand-reared

One-day-old kittens dumped and ‘left to die’ in plastic bag on Corby footpath

The RSPCA is appealing for information after four kittens aged just a day old were abandoned in a plastic bag in a country lane.

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Caitlin McLaughlin of Wilby

Wilby garden designer helps team win gold at Chelsea Flower Show

A garden designer from Wilby was part of the winning team which scooped a gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show.

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Volunteers at Desborough pocket park

Volunteers thanked for getting stuck in at Desborough pocket park

Volunteers have been thanked for giving up their time to help maintain a popular pocket park.

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Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Hordes of pesky visitors could be invading homes this summer as freak weather conditions will mean a bumper season - for INSECTS, experts say.

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Members of the clean-up operation.

Raunds cemetery tidied up thanks to builders

Raunds’ London Road Cemetery was given a spring clean.

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The garden area at Glamis Hall

Wellingborough community centre needs your votes to help its garden grow

A community centre in Wellingborough needs your support to bag a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

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Last year's Waendel Walk

WAENDEL WALK: All the details for this weekend’s event in Wellingborough

Get your walking boots on - the Waendel Walk is back for its 38th year!

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The Midland Road junction with Elsden Road and Senwick Road

Wellingborough resident unhappy after tree cut down as part of Stanton Cross work

The developer behind Stanton Cross has met with a resident after concerns were raised about work taking place near her home.

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The avenue of trees in London Road, Wellingborough

Have your say on new tree policy for Wellingborough

Consultation starts today on a policy providing information and guidance on how Wellingborough Council manages the trees it is responsible for.

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It’s the Northamptonshire County Council elections today - DON’T WASTE YOUR VOTE

It’s the Northamptonshire County Council elections today - DON’T WASTE YOUR VOTE

You may well have skipped straight past some of the centrefolds in the Chron over the past month or so.

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Wollaston household recycling centre to close

Wollaston household recycling centre is to close on Tuesday, May 30, after being given a two-year reprieve by Wellingborough Council.

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The derelict Lea Way shops

Plans to turn derelict eyesore into affordable housing approved

Planning permission has been given to transform a former block of shops into affordable housing.

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Some of the fish being moved into the lake.

Corby’s boating lake to receive £10,000 worth of improvements

Corby’s boating lake is being spruced up in time for the summer weather thanks a funding boost of almost £10,000.

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The Navigation at Thrupp Wharf in Cosgrove

“Straws suck” Owner of popular Northamptonshire pub makes a statement with plastic ban

When Oakman Inns was founded 12 years ago by its CEO, Peter Borg-Neal, his vision was that he would not only create a highly-regarded, very successful business but that Oakman Inns would be a sustainable organisation that would contribute to its local community rather than exploit it.

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