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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Wellingborough Prison has been closed since 2012

Extra security now in place at Wellingborough Prison after Travellers’ eviction

Concrete barriers have been installed at a former prison to stop any illegal encampments on the site.

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Dennis Meredith levelled further criticism of councillors who had not spent their empowerment fund, by saying he could have found uses for �100,000, let alone �7,000.

‘I could spend £100k in my ward in 10 minutes’ says Northampton councillor in lambasting empowerment fund small spenders

A fiery county hall debate saw further criticism levelled at the Northamptonshire County Councillors who did not manage to spend all of the fund meant to help projects in their ward.

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Andy Mercer spent just �100 of his councillor's empowerment fund in 2015/16.

Handful of Northants councillors barely touched grant meant to help their local communities, figures reveal

Nearly £80,000 of a fund given to Northamptonshire councillors to hand to community projects in their wards went unspent last year, figures have revealed, with one Tory member using up just £100 of his £7,000 allocation.

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The inquiry is being held at Swanspool House in Wellingborough

Inspector to make decision over plans for 100 new houses in Wellingborough

A planning inquiry is ongoing into plans to build more than 100 homes on land in Wellingborough.

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The Finedon by-election took place yesterday

Election of new borough and parish councillors for Finedon

The people of Finedon have elected their new borough and parish councillors.

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The Finedon by-election took place yesterday

Polling day in Finedon to elect new representatives for borough and parish council

People in Finedon will be going to the polls tomorrow (Thursday) to elect a new borough and parish councillor.

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Whether Mr Cook will apply for the new role of managing director is not yet known

Kettering Council set for leadership shake-up

Kettering Council is set for a leadership shake-up which could see chief executive David Cook leave the authority, the Northants Telegraph understands.

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A shake-up of constituency borders across Northamptonshire could see part of the county merge with neighbouring Leicestershire.

Radical constituency boundary shake-up planned for Northamptonshire

Proposals to shake up Northamptonshire’s Parliamentary constituencies could see part of the county merging with neighbouring Leicestershire as part of a bid to cut the number of MPs from 650 to 600.

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Minister warns Corby of her table tennis skills

Minister warns Corby of her table tennis skills

A government minister told Parliament she would love to come and play table tennis in Corby.

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Desborough to host final EU conference

Delegates from the 28 EU countries will visit Desborough for a conference next week.

Political Dynasty: Burton Latimer: Jenny Davies, 74, and grandson Michael Davies, 22, are standing against each other in a Burton Latimer Town Council by-election. Jenny is Lib Dem and Michael Labour
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“I just want to beat my nan!”: Grandson set for family battle in Burton Latimer by-election

A former councillor of more than 30 years faces tough competition in a Burton Latimer by-election - as she prepares to stand against her grandson.

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Council to consider writing-off £1.65m from controversial site sale

Council to consider writing-off £1.65m from controversial site sale

County hall bosses are set to waive £1.65m from the controversial sale of Wootton Hall Park.

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Children and alcohol, what's your view?

Do you think it’s okay to allow children to drink some alcohol at home?

A study has found that half of parents with children under the age of 14 allow them to drink alcohol at home.

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Conservative win in Raunds by-election

Raunds Town Council has a new member to represent the Saxon ward.

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Northamptonshire’s Police and crime commissioner steps down from council seat

Northamptonshire’s police and crime commissioner has quit his role as a councillor.

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Clockwise, from the top, Tom Pursglove MP for Corby, Peter Bone, MP for Wellingborough, David Mackintosh, MP for Northampton South, and Chris Heaton-Harris, MP for Daventry

Northamptonshire MPs reveal list of free gifts, trips abroad and donations to campaign funds

Donations and free gifts given to Conservative MPs in Northamptonshire have been revealed.

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An example of a "zombie knife". Photo: PA

Zombie knife sellers face jail as crackdown begins

Sellers of zombie knives will face jail from this week as a ban on the “horrific” weapons comes into force.

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MP Owen Smith chats to Prof Robert Harris, CEO of Lakeside Healthcare, on his visit to Corby

Labour leadership challenger Owen Smith says Corby Urgent Care Centre represents the ‘future of the NHS’

Vocal Corby Labour party members demanded leadership contender Owen Smith explain how he was going to unite a party that is split down the middle during a visit to the town this afternoon.

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