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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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WATCH: Futuristic vision of new carriers in Portsmouth Harbour

Stunning computer graphics show how the Royal Navy’s two giant new aircraft carriers will look in Portsmouth.

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This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week in 1974 - Birmingham pub bombings and Last Tango in Paris banned

This week, 42 years ago, the Birmingham Pub Bombings took place. On November 21, 1974, bombs were planted in two Birmingham pubs – the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town. The explosions killed 21 people and injured 182 others.

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DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN: Max sentence for death by dangerous driving may be increased to 20 years

Speculation is rife that the Government’s long awaited review of dangerous driving offences and penalties may consider the possibility of increasing the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving from 14 years to 20 years.

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The by-election for Myton and Heathcote ward is today.

Council united against proposed changes to parliamentary boundaries in Wellingborough

Councillors were united in their opposition to proposed changes to the parliamentary boundaries in Wellingborough.

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Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

Post-truth crowned Word of the Year 2016

The Oxford Dictionary has announced that the word “post-truth” is Word of the Year 2016.

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Northamptonshire County Council wil be conducting a review of the way adult social services are delivered, meaning "technically" all 300 or so jobs are at risk. NNL-140730-154759001

Some 300 adult social care jobs at Northamptonshire County Council “technically” at risk as part of review

Northamptonshire County Council has sought to play down fears that more than 300 staff in adult social services may have been “put at risk” while the department moves over to an arms-length management company.

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The by-election for Myton and Heathcote ward is today.

Extraordinary meeting for Wellingborough councillors over proposed boundary changes

An extraordinary meeting has been called to discuss the proposed changes to parliamentary boundaries which could affect voters in Wellingborough.

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The by-election for Myton and Heathcote ward is today.

East Northants Council wants constituencies re-named as part of Boundary Commission review

East Northants Council has said it wants its constituencies to be re-named as part of the Boundary Commission review.

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An armchair guide to the US election

An armchair guide to the US election

The name-calling, bluster and lack of clear policy pronouncements in one of the most divisive US presidential elections ever is at an end.

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Man developed hepatitis after energy drink overdose

Man developed hepatitis after energy drink ‘overdose’

Downing too many energy drinks can cause hepatitis, doctors have warned.

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Wellingborough Prison

Plans for Wellingborough’s new prison could be submitted within weeks

Plans for Wellingborough’s new prison could be submitted within a matter of weeks.

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County Hall bosses predicted only 25 per cent of staff would perform exceptionally

Hundreds of county council staff denied promised pay rises of £600... as too many were rated highly effective

Pay increments worth a total of about £1 million will be withheld by Northamptonshire County Council after far more staff performed well than managers expected.

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Wellingborough Prison

UPDATE: Government formally announces Wellingborough Prison plans

The Ministry of Justice has officially announced that a new category C prison will be built on the site of the mothballed Wellingborough Prison.

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Philip Hollobone, Peter Bone and Tom Pursglove

Northamptonshire MPs reveal their preferred boundary changes

The three MPs who represent the north and east of the county have submitted their own proposed changes to their constituency boundaries.

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Family, friends and colleagues gathered last Friday

Family and friends gather at road to be named after Wellingborough’s first black mayor

Family, friends and former colleagues gathered at the road which will bear the name of a former councillor and mayor.

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Hilary Chipping, from SEMLEP

Northampton 'vital to future growth of South East Midlands', says business summit

Improved transport links are essential to deliver the jobs and housing, a summit held in Northamptonshire heard on Thursday.

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Mike Prescod

Road to be named after Wellingborough’s first black mayor

The memory of a man who served his community as a councillor, mayor and within the voluntary sector will live on with a road named after him.

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People are being urged to have their say

Have your say on next year’s council tax proposals for East Northamptonshire

East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) is asking residents for their views on proposals for next year’s council tax support (CTS) scheme.

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Conservatives gain council seats in Rothwell

Two council seats in Rothwell have swung from Labour to Conservative after by-elections yesterday (Thursday).

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