MP calls for more details and reassurance over ancient henge found in Raunds

An MP has written to East Northants Council to find out what happens next after the discovery of an ancient henge in Raunds.

Oakman started out with The Akeman in Tring, Herts, and now has over 20 venues in 9 counties

First straws now single-use plastic, popular pub group makes serious pledge

It has been widely acknowledged that Oakman Inns, which operates popular pub-restaurants across Bucks, Herts, Beds, Oxon, Northants and Warwickshire, was the first multiple-site pub group to end the use of plastic straws across their 20 plus venues.

Wellingborough Prison

More details about demolition of Wellingborough Prison revealed

More details about demolishing and rebuilding Wellingborough Prison have been revealed.

Wellingborough mayor Paul Bell and wife Carol with staff from McDonalds

More than three tonnes of litter collected from A45 at Wellingborough

More than three tonnes of litter have been collected from the A45 at Wellingborough.


PICTURE GALLERY: Major milestones reached at Wellingborough development

Wellingborough’s Stanton Cross development has been gathering pace in recent months with a number of major milestones reached.

Animals In Need has been looking after 220 hedgehogs

Little Irchester charity set to release hedgehogs back into the wild

An animal charity is preparing to return more than 200 hedgehogs to their natural habitat.

Some of the rubbish dumped at the United Footwear site in Stamford Road. NNL-180326-140512005

Investigation into Kettering waste dumping ongoing

Environmental crime officers are appealing for anyone affected by the dumping of rubbish which left a Kettering street riddled with flies to contact them.

The plans will be discussed tonight (Wednesday)

Plans for plastic recycling and recovery facility in Rushden

A council has said various conditions should be imposed if plans for a plastic recycling and recovery facility get the go-ahead.

Youngsters enjoying the ranger day at Desborough Pocket Park

Outdoor fun for children at ranger day in Desborough

Children enjoyed organised pond dipping, making miniature gardens and going on ranger-led tours around Desborough Pocket Park on Saturday.


EASTER FLOODS IN NORTHAMPTON: 20 years on from the devastating day people will never forget

A photo of children playing in shallow flood waters published in the Chron on April 9 1998 gave no indication of the devastation that was to hit Far Cotton and St James over the next 24 hours.


EASTER FLOODS 20TH ANNIVERSARY: Report found a perfect storm of failings during the Northampton floods

MPs in Northampton called for heads to roll when a damning report criticised the Environment Agency’s response to the 1998 floods.

A previous clean-up event at Desborough Pocket Park

Go wild at children’s ranger day in Desborough!

An Easter ranger day for children is taking place this weekend at Desborough Pocket Park.


Protest march over plans for 2,500 houses on county border near Rushden

Concerns have been raised about plans for 2,500 homes on the county border near Rushden.

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What are Corby Council’s opening hours and bin collections over Easter?

Corby Council has released details of its bin collections and opening hours over Easter.

Houses are planned for the site which used to be home to the town's swimming pool

Homes plan for site of Wellingborough’s old swimming pool

Plans have gone in for houses to be built on the site of a former swimming pool.

The Spring clean in Raunds

40 bags of rubbish collected by volunteers in Raunds

Volunteers gave up their time to collect more than 40 bags of rubbish and give their town a Spring clean.

Wellingborough Prison closed in 2012

Action being taken over illegal encampment at Wellingborough Prison

Action is being taken after an illegal encampment was set up on the Wellingborough Prison site.

Some of the rubbish strewn across the entrance to the site. NNL-180219-153020005

Three more weeks to remove rubbish from fly-riddled Kettering street

The tenant of a Kettering property full of rubbish will be given three more weeks to remove it.

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Use bins sensibly, urges East Northants Council

East Northants Council (ENC) is urging dog walkers to apply a common sense approach when disposing of waste after a spate of complaints.

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