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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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Tyson was found and caught in Wellingborough yesterday

FOUND: Wellingborough’s mystery stray dog had been missing from Sheffield for months

The mystery stray spotted in Wellingborough in recent weeks has been caught and will soon be on his way home to Sheffield - more than 100 miles away!

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The work starts on Tuesday

£1 million investment in new water pipes for Ringstead

Work to replace more than 3.5 kilometres of mains water pipeline in Ringstead will begin next week.

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This poster has been distributed across Wellingborough

Mystery over stray dog spotted daily at locations across Wellingborough

A woman is appealing for help with a dog which has been spotted countless times in Wellingborough but runs away whenever anyone gets near it.

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The meeting will take place at the Kettering Council offices

Flytipping hotspot in Kettering to be closed to the public

An alleyway in Kettering which is used for flytipping and street drinking so often residents are frightened to use it could be closed off.

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South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom was appointed Environment Secretary by the new Prime Minister, Theresa May

Northamptonshire MP wants heavier fines for litter bugs

Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom has announced her plans to clamp down on litter bugs as part of the Government’s first Litter Strategy for England initiative.

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The fly-tipped waste found in Upper Benefield

Man fined for fly-tipping builders’ waste in East Northants

A man who admitted fly-tipping waste in East Northants has been order to pay more than £700 by magistrates.

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The Splash play area in Wellingborough

Wellingborough play area opens after £30,000 makeover

A popular play area has been given a makeover costing more than £30,000.

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An avenue of trees in London Road, Wellingborough

New policy being worked on for looking after thousands of trees in Wellingborough

People are to be asked for their views on a new policy regarding trees in Wellingborough.

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Some of those opposed to the plans outside the council offices last night

REACTION: Was it the right decision to allow Raunds’ Warth Park to be extended?

People were left feeling disappointed following last night’s decision to allow the extension of Warth Park in Raunds.

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Warth Park will be extended

Residents ‘let down’ after councillors approve extension of Raunds business park

People who campaigned against plans to extend a business park in Raunds say they feel let down by the councillors who approved them.

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One of the events is being held at Stanwick Lakes

Campaign aims to promote the wildlife, heritage and culture of the Nene Valley

A series of events and activities are taking place this week to raise the profile of tourism in the Nene Valley.

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Decision on plans to extend Raunds business park set to be made tomorrow

Campaigners are hoping their voices will be heard as councillors consider plans to extend a business park.

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Lizzie Collins. Picture by Corrine West Photography

From Little Irchester to Africa: New challenge for animal lover Lizzie

A woman is preparing to take a walk on the wild side by spending a month working with animals in Africa.

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Pupils at Freeman's Endowed with the banner before it had to come down

Wellingborough schools unhappy after having to remove banners celebrating good inspections

Staff, pupils and parents have been left disappointed after being told to remove banners celebrating good inspections.

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The plans to extend Warth Park will be considered next Wednesday

Large turn-out expected at meeting over extension plans for Raunds business park

Plans to extend a business park on the outskirts of Raunds could be approved next week.

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The damage after the battery exploded.

Warning after battery explodes in waste truck in Raunds

East Northamptonshire Council is pleading with residents to take more care when disposing of batteries following an explosion and a fire in the back of a waste collection truck.

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Dog owners given new guidelines on what to do with countryside poo

Dog owners given new guidelines on what to do with countryside poo

The Forestry Commission is urging dog walkers to change their method of dealing with poo in the countryside.

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