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Public exhibition on plans for area of open space in Higham Ferrers

People are being invited to have their say on plans for an area of open space in Higham Ferrers.

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The plans for the park

Work starts on £4.5 million Historic Heart project to rejuvenate Kettering park

Work has begun on a £4.5 million plan to bring the history and heritage of Wicksteed Park alive to all visitors.

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Rushden war memorial

Action plan to tackle anti-social behaviour at Rushden war memorial

An action plan is being drawn up to tackle anti-social behaviour at a town’s war memorial.

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Iceland take a stand against plastic

Iceland announces plastic-free packaging plan

Frozen food retailer Iceland has announced it will become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023.

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One example of the potential pollution. Credit: Plume Plotter NNL-180115-110428005

How new incinerators could pollute Corby’s air

This is how two planned incinerators could increase pollution levels in Corby.

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Supermarket giant under fire for wrapping organic coconuts in plastic

‘Zips on bananas next’ Supermarket giant under fire for wrapping ‘organic’ coconuts in plastic

A supermarket giant has come under fire for selling ‘organic’ coconuts wrapped in plastic packaging.

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The Monoworld site in Rushden

Changes proposed at Rushden firm fined for putting workers at risk

A new executive board is being set up at a Rushden recycling company prosecuted for multiple safety failings last year.

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Rushden Lakes

Rushden scheme given as example of developers working alongside nature

Rushden Lakes has been highlighted as an example of how developers can work with the natural environment.

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Corby Council's Cube HQ

Corby woman prosecuted after fly-tipping probe

A Corby woman was taken to court after a fly-tipping investigation led officers to her address.

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People are being asked for their views on the equipment for Mallard Close play area in Higham Ferrers

Consultation on new play equipment in Higham Ferrers

People are being asked for their views on the type of play equipment they would like to see in their town.

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Flytipping in Edmund Street, Kettering. Credit: Mick Scrimshaw NNL-171220-154744005

How councils in Corby, East Northants, Kettering and Wellingborough compare at catching fly-tippers

East Northants Council has handed out the most fines for fly-tipping this year – despite having three times fewer incidents than neighbouring areas.

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One of the posters by the Cluck Off campaign group

More than 1,000 comments made on plans for chicken farm in Rushden

Plans for a poultry farm which could house 540,000 birds have attracted more than 1,000 comments online.

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Wellingborough Homeless Forum met at the Daylight Centre last week

Action being taken to help the homeless in Wellingborough

A new group has been launched to help the homeless and those sleeping rough in Wellingborough.

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Watch what you put down the sink this Christmas

Experts issue warning over Christmas fatbergs and how to avoid them

It’s the time to eat, drink and be merry – but experts are warning people to dispose of Christmas leftovers carefully or face creating costly festive fatbergs.

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The official opening of the new pathway in Woodford

Improvements made to well-used footpath in East Northants

Work to improve access to a popular footpath in East Northants is now complete.

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The site notice which went up earlier this year

Demolition of changing rooms at Wellingborough park to re-start soon

Demolition of the changing rooms at a popular park in Wellingborough is due to re-start soon.

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Kettering Council is backing the campaign

Council to target fly-tipping hotspots in Kettering

Kettering Council has joined a national ‘Crime Not to Care’ campaign, from Keep Britain Tidy, to help reduce fly-tipping.

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Leader of East Northants Council Cllr Steven North

£275,000 cash boost for garden village project on East Northants airfield site

A project to develop the old Deenethorpe Airfield site into a garden village has received a £275,000 funding boost from the Government.

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An aerial view of the proposed development

Could developer’s scheme help cut traffic problems in and around Rushden Lakes?

A developer is working on a scheme which it says could bring houses, jobs and millions of pounds worth of road improvements to Rushden.

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Some of the volunteers who took part in the final event of the year

Volunteers thanked for their help ‘come rain or shine’ at Desborough park

Volunteers have been thanked for their help looking after a pocket park during the past 12 months.

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