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Councillor keeps his pledge over members’ allowances and supports Wellingborough charity

A garden is set to bloom and grow with the help of a councillor who pledged to give the difference from a rise in his allowances to charity.

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How the Rushden Gateway scheme could look

Residents holding meeting over Rushden development promising 500 jobs

A developer has submitted its plans for a major new commercial scheme including a supermarket and care home - but residents have warned they will be opposing it.

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Bee Day: Higham Infant and Nursery and Higham Junior School combined Bee Day'Pupils dress as bees.'Friday, June 8th 2018 NNL-180806-183238009

Bee education at Higham schools leaves pupils buzzing

Almost 600 Higham Ferrers pupils were a vision in black and yellow as they came together to celebrate bees.

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Pupils at Victoria School in the 1950s

RETRO: Do you recognise these pupils from Wellingborough in the 1950s?

Do you recognise anyone in these pictures from Wellingborough in the 1950s?

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Police have recommended that the temporary car park behind the Drill Hall in Wellingborough is closed

Police call for closure of car park in Wellingborough

Police are calling for the closure of a car park blighted by anti-social and criminal behaviour.

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The new street lights.

Village near Wellingborough goes green with street lighting

A parish council near Wellingborough is set to save thousands and significantly reduce its carbon footprint after investing in a £9,500 LED street lighting upgrade.

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The 3G pitch plans

Go-ahead for 3G football pitch in Wellingborough despite objections

Campaigners fighting against a new football training facility have lost their battle after a planning committee decided to give the controversial scheme the go-ahead.

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The swan sculpture in Croyland Gardens

Wellingborough sculpture vandalised beyond repair

Vandals have caused so much damage to a sculpture that it is set to be cut up and removed.

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The officer took this picture and said it was another example of excessive street drinking in Market Street, Wellingborough

Police warn of court action for street drinkers in Wellingborough

Action is being taken to tackle the problem of street drinking in Wellingborough town centre.

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GV of Kettering Borough Council offices NNL-140821-111627001

Kettering Council to collect unwanted clothes

Kettering Council has confirmed the next round of clothing and textile collections will take place in the coming weeks.

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Last year's Women's Tour in Kettering

Rushden is gearing up to welcome the world’s top female cyclists next week

The countdown is on to Rushden welcoming the OVO Energy Women’s Tour 2018 to the town.

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Local Hero: Kettering: Asda employee, Nick Urquhart, receives Point of Light Award from Mayor of Kettering, James Burton and MP for Kettering Philip Hollobone, on behalf of the Prime Minister. watched by Donald Green (dep store manager)'Donald Green (dep store manager), Philip Hollobone MP, Nick Urquhart, Mayor of Kettering James Burton, Liz Packwood (community chmapion Asda Kettering)'Friday, June 1st 2018 NNL-180106-100032009

National recognition for Kettering litter ‘hero’

A litter picker who has helped clear 10,000kg of rubbish in Kettering has been recognised by the Prime Minister.

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The 3G pitch plans for Redwell Leisure Centre in Wellingborough

Controversial 3G sports pitch plans for Wellingborough set for approval

Plans for a new 3G sports pitch which have attracted more than 100 objections have been recommended for approval.

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Waitrose in Rushden

Supermarket opposite Rushden Lakes may introduce ANPR in its car park

A supermarket is looking at the possibility of introducing automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) in its car park.

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Council leader Steven North and ENC chairman Wendy Brackenbury inside one of the new waste vehicles

New £20 million waste, recycling and street cleaning contract for East Northants

East Northants Council has signed a new deal to manage waste and recycling throughout the area and to help people recycle more waste and litter less.

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The bandstand at Castle Fields in Wellingborough

Toilet block opens at Wellingborough’s Castle Fields

The toilet block at Castle Fields in Wellingborough is now open for use after funding was made available from developers to contribute towards facilities in the area.

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One of the broken trees

Residents at their wits’ end over anti-social behaviour in Higham Ferrers

Residents say they are at their wits’ end after two years of anti-social behaviour from youngsters gathering at a green near their homes.

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File picture of trees in Corby's Thoroughsale Woods

Reports of trees being felled and left in unsafe condition in Corby

Corby Council is aware that there have been some incidents in which trees in the borough have been felled without permission and left in an unsafe condition.

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The chequered skipper. Credit: Adam Gor, Butterfly Conservation. NNL-180523-120225005

Butterfly extinct in England released in Northamptonshire

A species of butterfly not seen in England for more than 40 years will be released in Northamptonshire today (Thursday).

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Open air movies are returning to Stanwick Lakes

Blockbuster season of outdoor movies starting at Stanwick Lakes this weekend

Luna Flix outdoor cinema will open its biggest local season yet at its usual venue of the lakeside amphitheatre at Stanwick Lakes.

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