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Northamptonshire council leader pens funding plea to secretary of state as half-a-billion cuts figure looms

The leader of Northamptonshire County Council has written to the secretary of state to plead for more money after it emerged council cuts were on course to reach the half-a-billion mark.
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Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Nearly four million homeowners aged over 55 have plans to downsize, according to a new survey.

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Paul Blantern has issued an extraordinary appeal for more funding from the Government.

BREAKING NEWS: County council cuts in Northamptonshire will reach HALF-A-BILLION POUNDS by 2021

The chief executive of Northamptonshire County Council has issued an extraordinary appeal for more Government money after revealing cuts will reach the half-a-billion pound mark within three years.
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Cllr Rob McKellar at a protest in Corby back in 2013

Candidates announced for Corby Conservative leadership contest

Two candidates have entered the race to be the next leader of the Corby Conservatives after Cllr Rob McKellar announced he will be stepping down from November 1.

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Three shotguns have been stolen from Northamptonshire.

Shotguns and over 300 cartridges stolen from Northamptonshire clay pigeon shooting centre

Three shotguns and more than 300 cartridges have been stolen from an adventure centre in Northamptonshire.
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Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could act as a ‘gateway’ to cocaine for young people, say scientists.

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Letters are going out to every household in East Northants

Letters going to all households in East Northants for annual canvass

People living in East Northamptonshire will start to receive their annual canvass forms in the next few weeks.

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Letters are going out to every household in the borough

Annual electoral registration begins in Wellingborough

Households across Wellingborough will be receiving letters this week as part of a yearly process to keep the electoral roll up to date.

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County Hall

Protest forces u-turn by Northamptonshire County Council over free access to archives

County Hall has done a u-turn on plans to cut free access times to Northamptonshire's archives after protests by campaign groups locally and across the country.

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Cllr Rob McKellar

Leader of Corby Conservative group to step down

The leader of the Conservative opposition on Corby Council has announced he will be stepping down in November.

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GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Sickening footage shows chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws

This sickening footage shows a chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws.

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The East Northants Council offices

Tributes to councillor who served the people of Raunds for 15 years

The leader of East Northants Council has paid tribute the death of one of its former councillors.

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The large military plane seen was flying over the town at around 12.30pm.

Large jet that flew over Northamptonshire was Ukrainian carrier plane with fighter escort

A large plane that just flew over Northamptonshire flanked by two military fighters jets was a Ukrainian Air Force plane under escort.
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Northamptonshire County Council's children's services were rated "inadequate" by Ofsted in 2013.

Government pledges £4million to create new Northamptonshire children's services after county council climb back from damning Ofsted rating

Northamptonshire County Council's children's services are now operating without supervision from the Department of Education (DfE) after bouncing back from an "inadequate" Ofsted inspection four years ago.
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Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Just two beers or glasses of wine a day raises the risk of bowel and gullet cancer by more than a fifth, according to new research.

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Rupert Matthews

New MEP pledges to "get best Brexit deal" for East Midlands

The new Conservative MEP for East Midlands, which covers Northamptonshire, has been announced this morning.

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New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents are electing to name their children after politicians - with Corbyn the hottest new baby-naming trend, a study has found.

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The Tithe Barn in Wellingborough

Future of key buildings in Wellingborough to be discussed by councillors

Councillors are to discuss plans for a number of key buildings in Wellingborough.

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Jill Woodley

Tributes paid to former mayor of Higham Ferrers

Tributes have been paid to a former mayor of the town.
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Chris Heaton-Harris has been chosen as Buckingham Palace's 'hostage' today.

Daventry MP to be 'taken hostage' during Parliament opening today

Daventry's MP will be 'held hostage' at Buckingham Palace today during the state opening of Parliament.
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