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'Back on the agenda': Borough council leader teases next step for Northamptonshire Unitary Authority

Plans to scrap Northamptonshire’s eight local councils and create a “super” authority could be back on the table after a year-long hiatus.
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Some 27million of cuts are expected to be announced at a cabinet meeting next week.

Opposition brands county council decision to fund two new cabinet members at time of cuts 'disgraceful'

Cash-strapped Northamptonshire County Council will announce the creation of two new cabinet members next week - at the same time they unveil their next round of some £40million of cuts to public services.
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Pioneering BBC project secures two democracy reporters for Northants Telegraph and sister titles in county

The Northants Telegraph and its sister titles in the county will be taking on two local democracy reporters to help cover council and public meetings in Northamptonshire as part of the BBC’s Local News Partnerships.

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Cllr Glenn Harwood MBE and Cllr Steven North

Book of condolence opened following death of East Northants councillor

A book of condolence has been opened following the recent death of the deputy leader of East Northants Council.

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Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

British citizens who fear immigrants and thought they threatened their values and way of life were more likely to have voted Brexit.

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Wellingborough MP says Trump should delete Twitter account

The MP for Wellingborough told the House of Commons yesterday (Thursday) that the US President should delete his Twitter account.

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Former Kettering MP ‘had affair with Nazi spy’

Former Kettering MP ‘had affair with Nazi spy’

John Profumo had an affair with a Nazi spy while he was MP for Kettering, newly-released MI5 files suggest.

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The county council announced some 10million of cuts to public services in October. Chris Stanbra (inset) says they should cut their own back office services first.

'Front line' libraries more important than county council's 'back office' services, says Northamptonshire's Lib Dems

An opposition leader is calling on the county council to cut their own "back office" big-budget spends over Northamptonshire's "front line" libraries and trading standards teams.

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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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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.

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VIDEO: Everything you need to know from Philip Hammond’s Budget

All the key facts from Philip Hammond’s Budget with our video graphics.

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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.

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Kettering MP’s anger as £17,000 expenses ‘debt’ written off

Kettering MP Philip Hollobone has had a £17,000 expenses debt written off - but says he’s cross that authorities allowed the debt to rack up in the first place.

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Independent Desborough group claims landslide victory in maiden election

A party created out of frustration at Desborough’s huge tax rise has claimed a landslide victory in its first election.

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Northamptonshire County Council leader, Councillor Heather Smith, says there is no chance of the county becoming a unitary authority.

SPECIAL REPORT: Think tank claims Northamptonshire should scrap district councils to resolve its money woes

Northamptonshire’s district councils - responsible for things like planning applications and bin collections - should be abolished or merged with the County Council, a new report by an influential think tank has found.

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Cllr Glenn Harwood MBE (right) with Higham Ferrers mayor Cllr Peter Tomas

Tributes continue to come in for Higham Ferrers councillor

The leader of Higham Ferrers Town Council has paid tribute following the loss of a ‘great public servant.’

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Cllr Glenn Harwood MBE

Tributes paid after sudden death of deputy leader of East Northants Council

Tributes have been paid following the sudden death of the deputy leader of East Northants Council.

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Northamptonshire County Council announced plans to cut 9.6m last month - but the authority has not revealed how many jobs are at risk until now.

County council cuts place more than 200 jobs at risk in Northamptonshire, authority reveals

Plans to slash the number of libraries in Northampton and halve the Trading Standards workforce place more than 200 jobs at risk, Northamptonshire County Council has revealed.
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Members of the Warth Park Opposition Group met with their MP Tom Pursglove last December

Council decision on expansion of Raunds business park will not be challenged

Campaigners fighting to stop the expansion of a Raunds business park have been told there will not be a judicial review on the decision to approve it.

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Independent Desborough group gearing up for first election

Independent Desborough group gearing up for first election

A political party borne out of frustration over Desborough’s 400 per cent council tax rise will contest its first election this month.

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