No-confidence motion in Northants county council defeated as library closures are debated

The leader of Northamptonshire County Council Heather Smith has responded to a call for her and her cabinet to resign over a slew of proposed cuts to services by saying “the public understands the position we are in”.

The gifts collected during last year's appeal

Northants Telegraph toy and gift appeal 2017: Please give generously!

The Northants Telegraph is launching its annual Christmas Gift Appeal today to help brighten up the festive season for children and teenagers from across our area.

Victoria Bishop with pupils at Sir Christopher Hatton Academy after it was judged as outstanding by Ofsted in 2015

Plans for new teaching block at Wellingborough school ‘bursting at the seams’

A Wellingborough school has submitted plans for a new teaching block to help meet the demand for places.

North Northamptonshire MPs Peter Bone (Wellingborough), Philip Hollobone (Kettering) and Tom Pursglove (Corby). NNL-171122-151446005

How much did MPs for Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough claim in expenses?

MP for Kettering Philip Hollobone is still the UK’s cheapest Parliamentarian when it comes to expenses.

William Thallon

Former headteacher is new chairman of trust for four schools in Wellingborough area

A trust which runs four schools in and around Wellingborough has appointed three new directors to its board of trustees.

Police and ambulance were called to the incident on Saturday

Community ‘sickened’ by attack on Wellingborough teenager raises money to replace stolen bike

People have rallied round to raise more than £300 to replace a teenager’s bike after he was robbed and knocked unconscious in a violent attack.

The county council needs to make savings

Fears of ‘severe’ impact on people in Wellingborough with proposed county council cuts

Councillors will discuss their concerns over proposed county council funding cuts and how they could affect people in Wellingborough next week.

The quiz night at Glamis Hall

Quiz raises hundreds of pounds for Wellingborough community centre

More than £700 was raised by a quiz night held at Glamis Hall in Wellingborough.

Police are appealing for witnesses

Thieves steal £25,000 worth of equipment from Earls Barton site

More than £25,000 of building site machinery has been stolen by thieves who broke into three secure containers on a construction site near Earls Barton.

McDonald's staff teamed up with Raunds Town Council for the clean-up

McDonald’s staff help with clean-up of Raunds play areas

Volunteers from a fast-food restaurant took time out to re-paint equipment at two play areas in Raunds.

Some of the volunteers at the Castle Fields clean-up

Four truck-loads of rubbish collected during Wellingborough clean-up

Volunteers helped recover shopping trolleys, ironing boards and a hockey stick during the clean-up of a brook in Wellingborough.

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Wellingborough school alumni give inspirational talk to pupils

Alumni of a Wellingborough school were among professionals who went back to the classroom to inspire today’s students to career confidence and academic success.

Wollaston recycling centre closed in May this year

Plans go in for former recycling centre in Wollaston

Plans for a change of use for a former recycling centre have been submitted.

The Old House's dry run on Thursday ahead of opening to the public on Friday

New pub opens in Wellingborough town centre

Wellingborough’s newest pub has opened its doors to customers.

IN COURT: Who’s been sentenced from Burton Latimer, Corby, Higham Ferrers, Kettering, Peterborough and Wellingborough

IN COURT: Who’s been sentenced from Burton Latimer, Corby, Higham Ferrers, Kettering, Peterborough and Wellingborough

The following people have been sentenced at magistrates courts in the county:

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Wellingborough man used dead step-dad’s credit card to make fraudulent purchases

A Wellingborough man who was once arrested for allegedly hacking Pippa Middleton’s iCloud account has been jailed for fraud and blackmail offences.

Animals In Need is over-run with cats

Appeal by Little Irchester charity over-run with cats

An animal charity is appealing for help to re-home some of the many cats in its care.

The winners of this year's Northamptonshire Community Foundation Awards ranged from boxing clubs to foodbanks.

EXCLUSIVE: Council secretly pulled plug on £1.3 million of funds for Northampton's volunteer groups

More than £1 million has been stripped from vital community groups over the course of the next three years in a secret county council cut – even though the authority is looking to the voluntary sector to take over the running of its libraries.

Victoria Bishop of Sir Christopher Hatton Academy in Wellingborough

School in Wellingborough nationally recognised as transforming educational practice

Sir Christopher Hatton Academy has recently achieved accreditation for transforming educational practice.

Members of the Golden Years group

Fundraiser to give Wellingborough’s Golden Years group a great Christmas

A winter fair is being held to raise money for a group set up to tackle the problem of loneliness and isolation among the elderly.

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