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Kettering MP’s anger as £17,000 expenses ‘debt’ written off

Kettering MP Philip Hollobone has had a £17,000 expenses debt written off - but says he’s cross that authorities allowed the debt to rack up in the first place.

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Independent Desborough group claims landslide victory in maiden election

A party created out of frustration at Desborough’s huge tax rise has claimed a landslide victory in its first election.

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Northamptonshire County Council leader, Councillor Heather Smith, says there is no chance of the county becoming a unitary authority.

SPECIAL REPORT: Think tank claims Northamptonshire should scrap district councils to resolve its money woes

Northamptonshire’s district councils - responsible for things like planning applications and bin collections - should be abolished or merged with the County Council, a new report by an influential think tank has found.

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Cllr Glenn Harwood MBE (right) with Higham Ferrers mayor Cllr Peter Tomas

Tributes continue to come in for Higham Ferrers councillor

The leader of Higham Ferrers Town Council has paid tribute following the loss of a ‘great public servant.’

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Cllr Glenn Harwood MBE

Tributes paid after sudden death of deputy leader of East Northants Council

Tributes have been paid following the sudden death of the deputy leader of East Northants Council.

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Northamptonshire County Council announced plans to cut 9.6m last month - but the authority has not revealed how many jobs are at risk until now.

County council cuts place more than 200 jobs at risk in Northamptonshire, authority reveals

Plans to slash the number of libraries in Northampton and halve the Trading Standards workforce place more than 200 jobs at risk, Northamptonshire County Council has revealed.
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Members of the Warth Park Opposition Group met with their MP Tom Pursglove last December

Council decision on expansion of Raunds business park will not be challenged

Campaigners fighting to stop the expansion of a Raunds business park have been told there will not be a judicial review on the decision to approve it.

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Independent Desborough group gearing up for first election

Independent Desborough group gearing up for first election

A political party borne out of frustration over Desborough’s 400 per cent council tax rise will contest its first election this month.

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Councillors and county council staff applaud Sajid Javid, the local government minister, as he officially opened One Angel Square earlier this month.

Unpaid leave forced on thousands of Northamptonshire County Council staff

Northamptonshire County Council staff will have to take mandatory unpaid leave, the authority has confirmed.

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The Castle theatre in Wellingborough

Council looking to invest more than £1 million in Wellingborough theatre

Councillors will be asked to recommend investing more than £1 million in the town’s theatre.

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Leader of Northamptonshire County Council, Councillor Heather Smith

Leaked email reveals Tories timed cutbacks announcement at County Hall to increase election chances

Controversial proposals to cut £9.6 million from the county council budget were timed to give the Tories more chance of winning the 2019 borough elections, it has been revealed.

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Leader of Northamptonshire County Council, Councillor Heather Smith

EXCLUSIVE: Leaked email from leader reveals senior manager shake-up at County Hall after critical report...and concern over criticism from Tory colleagues

A leaked email from the leader of Northamptonshire County Council has revealed a critical report of the authority's handling of its finances led to changes to the senior management team at County Hall.
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SOS call from Mawsley youngster over proposed library closures

A young campaigner is urging people to use their local library following the proposed cuts which could see up to 28 close.

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General Election: Corby: Counting votes at Lodge Park Sports Centre for Corby and East Northants
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Former Corby MP candidate becomes UKIP deputy leader

An MEP who twice stood to become an MP in Corby has been named as UKIP’s deputy leader.

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Councillor Heather Smith has revealed another round of stinging cuts at Northamptonshire County Council.

Rural bus subsidies could be cut completely and the county's rogue trader taskforce halved as part of latest Northamptonshire cuts

Bus subsidies, libraries, roads gritting and Trading Standards all set for cuts as part of £9.6 million savings announced by Northamptonshire County Council today.
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Chief reporter Paul Lynch talks to the leader of Northamptonshire County Council, Councillor Heather Smith

BREAKING NEWS: Libraries in the firing line as Northants county council reveals how it will save £9.6 million

A review of Northamptonshire's libraries and getting communities to run them themselves is included in proposals to save £9.6 million by the county council, it has been revealed.

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The East Northants Council offices

Internet issues causing problems for East Northants Council

East Northants Council has apologised to anyone struggling to get through to them due to problems with their internet service.

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Branch chairman of Unison, Penny Smith, outside One Angel Square.

Chief's departure should see Northamptonshire's next generation council plans shelved, urges union

A union representing some 8,000 health workers across Northamptonshire says the departure of the county council’s chief executive is a “watershed moment” for plans to split the authority into a set of mutual trusts.

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Government money spent on Northamptonshire services).at: https://petition.parliament.uk/

Sign our petition for more Government funds for Northamptonshire

There comes a time when the official channels no longer work. A time when the people need to take a more direct form of action.

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Swanspool House in Wellingborough

Flags flying at half-mast for two former mayors of Wellingborough

Flags are flying at half-mast at the offices of Wellingborough Council following the death of two former mayors.

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