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Joint response from all borough and district councils on proposed library closures

All of the county’s borough and district councils have come together to respond to proposals which could see up to 28 libraries close.

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Tom Pursglove (far right) with Liam Fox (centre). NNL-180118-113713005

Corby MP re-appointed as ministerial aid

Corby MP Tom Pursglove has been appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Liam Fox for a second time.

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The CCN statement chimes with the views of county hall that an urgent review of the Government funding model - based on populations in 2013 - needs to take place

Northamptonshire had biggest rise in elderly of any county council area - but independent body says Whitehall funding fails to recognise it

The number of elderly people in county local authority areas has risen by half a million in just three years alone.

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Northamptonshire County Council says they will challenge the ombudsman's recommendations.

County council told to 'put things right' after Northamptonshire man foots £17,000 bill to cover gaps in care

Northamptonshire County Council has been scolded and told to "accept its faults" after a man was forced to pay more than £17,000 in private care costs for services he should have received from the local authority.
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Labour selects Corby candidate for next election

Labour has chosen its candidate to stand in Corby at the next General Election.

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Members of Save Northants Services pictured in January 2017

'Refusal to raise tax, austerity and policies favouring private sector to blame for Northamptonshire County Council woes'

A Northamptonshire campaign group has blamed the county council's refusal to raise council tax, austerity measures and policies which favoured the private sector for the current state of affairs at One Angel Square.
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Higham Ferrers Library

95 per cent say they want Higham Ferrers Library to stay open

More than 400 people took part in a consultation on the future of Higham Ferrers Library, with 95 per cent saying they want it to remain open.

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Sajid Javid (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northamptonshire County Council only fourth authority subject of special inspection

Northamptonshire County Council is only the fourth authority to be the subject of a special investigation similar to the one ordered by Sajid Javid this week.
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Clockwise from top: Michael Ellis, Kevin McKeever, Chris Heaton-Harris and Philip Hollobone

Northamptonshire politicians react to Government's investigation of county council finances

Northamptonshire politicians have spoken out after the announcement that an inspector has been commissioned by the Government to look into concerns around financial management at the county council.
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Sajid Javid opens One Angel Square in Northampton in October with county council leader Heather Smith

Wellingborough Council set to contribute to report on alternatives to unitary authority plans

Councillors will be asked to agree to contributing up to £25,000 towards a report on the alternatives to Northamptonshire becoming a unitary authority.

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The Royal Yacht Britannia sailing into Portsmouth for the last time in 1997. Credit Rebecca Naden/PA Wire

Kettering MP backs calls for lottery to fund £120m yacht

Kettering MP Philip Hollobone is one of 50 to pledge his support for a £120m public-funded Royal Yacht Britannia.

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Sajid Javid

BREAKING NEWS: Secretary of State launches investigation into Northamptonshire County Council over finances

A government inspector has been appointed to look into concerns around financial management at Northamptonshire County Council, it has been revealed.
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Wellingborough Council is asking for people's views as it considers its budget for 2018-19

Wellingborough Council considering £5 increase in council tax

People are being asked for their views as Wellingborough Council considers its budget for 2018-19.

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Superbug fuelled by food additive

Deadly superbug fuelled by food additive in cakes, juices and jams

A sugar additive found in cream cakes, fruit juices and jams has fuelled the rise of a killer superbug, according to new research.

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Mick's Studying Student sculpture

Wollaston sculptor joins the fight to save libraries at risk of closure

A man who made a sculpture to promote county libraries 15 years ago is bringing it out again amid the threat of closures.

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Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks really are fuelling the obesity epidemic - among both children and adults, according to new research.

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Cllr Martin Griffiths is leader of Wellingborough Council as well as county councillor for the Irchester ward

County councillor for Irchester resigns from cabinet role

A county councillor has resigned from his role as an assistant member of the cabinet.

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Sajid Javid (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Sajid Javid tells House of Commons of 'additional £30m in funding' for Northamptonshire - but Government has still not told the council

Sajid Javid has told MPs in the House of Commons that Northamptonshire is to receive an extra £30 million in funding this year.
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Sajid Javid opens One Angel Square in October. (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Sajid Javid 'ready to consider' proposals for unitary authority in Northamptonshire

Sajid Javid has said he is "ready to consider" proposals to restructure Northamptonshire's local government as a unitary authority.

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Paul Crofts addresses the panel during BBC Radio Northampton's NCC Cuts debate which is aired tonight (Dec 19). (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northamptonshire County Council are strapped for cash because of Whitehall's low taxation and austerity policies, says campaigner

A Northamptonshire public services campaigner believes the Government's policy of low taxation amid a backdrop of austerity is to blame for the county council's dire financial situation.

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