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COMMENT: Property market could stall until after election

The country is unmoved, literally, by another election.

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GENERAL ELECTION: Who’s standing in Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough and Rushden?

GENERAL ELECTION: Who’s standing in Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough and Rushden?

With the snap General Election less than 50 days away, some parties have started to reveal their candidates.

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A training exercise with Taser.

More officers in Northamptonshire will carry tasers, police have revealed

More than 100 further frontline police in Northamptonshire communities are being equipped with Tasers, it has been revealed.
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Theresa May

PM Theresa May wants snap general election on June 8

Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans to call a snap general election for June 8 this morning.

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Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

Theresa May calls snap general election for June 8

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a snap general election.

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The main parties battling for control of County Hall in May have released their manifestos this week.

POLL: Main parties release their manifestos in Northamptonshire County Council elections

It's manifesto week here in Northamptonshire - and here is what the main parties are promising to deliver over the next four years.
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Concerns were raised after the planning meeting where an extension to Warth Park was approved

East Northants Council to review planning processes after decision on Warth Park extension

A review of planning processes will take place following concerns over the process which resulted in approval for an extension to Warth Park.

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Wellingborough Council has a new management structure

Cost-saving management re-structure for Wellingborough Council confirmed

A new management structure for Wellingborough Council which will save the authority £46,000 is now in place.

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Cllr Paul Bell

Wellingborough’s new mayor for 2017-18 announced

The new mayor of Wellingborough for 2017-18 will be Cllr Paul Bell.

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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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Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant more likely to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant ‘more likely’ to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink BEFORE they become pregnant can still harm their babies, warns new research.

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Which party has the best economic plan? You decide.

SPECIAL REPORT: Northamptonshire county council elections are looming - but who has the best economic plan?

Whichever party takes over at County Hall in May will face a tough challenge trying to balance the books. Here is how they plan to do it.

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The council offices at Swanspool House in Wellingborough

Management re-structure at Wellingborough Council should save £46,000

The new management structure at Wellingborough Council is set to help the authority make savings of £46,000.

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The presentation to Cllr Stan Heggs

Commendation from the Prime Minister for outgoing Corby councillor

A councillor who is standing down after representing people at both borough and county level has received a commendation from the Prime Minister.

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Former councillor Peter MacGovern has died

Tributes to former councillor who had represented people in Stanwick and Thrapston

Tributes have been paid to a former councillor who served on East Northants Council.

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From left to right: the Under Sheriff of Northamptonshire Dominic Hopkins; the outgoing High Sheriff Caroline Brocklehurst; the High Sheriff's chaplain Reverend Carole Peters-King; the new High Sheriff Rupert Fordham; and the resident judge His Honour Judge Mayo

New High Sheriff of Northamptonshire sworn in

The new High Sheriff of Northamptonshire made his Declaration at a ceremony last week.

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Imminent UK cuts to mothers tax credits are an assault on womens human rights

Imminent UK cuts to mothers’ tax credits are an assault on women’s human rights

When the new UK tax year begins on April 6, stand by for a severe attack on women’s welfare.

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The Conservatives winning the last election in 2013. But who will claim the authority in May? Take part in our poll here.

Who will you vote for in May? Have a go at our Northamptonshire County Council election poll

The starting gun has been fired for the 2017 Northamptonshire County Council elections - but if you were to vote today, which party would you choose?
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Discovery of human waste contamination in cans at Coca-Cola plant sparks investigation

Discovery of ‘human waste’ contamination in cans at Coca-Cola plant sparks investigation

Coca-Cola and the PSNI have launched an investigation after a shipment of drinks cans at the company’s Lisburn plant were found to have been contaminated with what workers are speculating could be human waste, according to reports this week.

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Angel Street's new park and ride scheme has come under scrutiny. From left, Ged Carlton and Penny Smith of Northants Unison outside the new Angel Street development NNL-170313-172908009

SPECIAL REPORT: Will the county council plans to get people into its £53m HQ work?

More than 2,000 Northamptonshire County Council staff are set to move into a £53 million new office in the centre of town - but with only 65 parking spaces for car sharers and a park and ride scheme on offer, there are fears it just won’t work.

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