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Chance to vote in referendum on future vision for Rushden

People in Rushden will be going to the polls this time next month to vote on the future vision for the town.

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Question Time to visit Kettering

Political debate show Question Time will visit Kettering next month.

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Cottingham, which could lose its bus service, after Centrebus withdrew the RF1. NNL-180420-121431005

Council pledges to act as Corby bus service is withdrawn

Rural communities in Northamptonshire could again be hit by the withdrawal of a vital bus service that transports villagers around Corby to Rutland and beyond.

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One Angel Square

Northants County Council’s £2.5m redundancy payouts in past year

Northamptonshire County Council has paid out £2.5m in redundancy packages in the past 12 months.

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Corby Council met last night

Sombre night as Corby councillors vote for first stage of own abolition

It was a historic night for Corby Council as councillors voted to back the first stage of a move to a unitary authority.

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Unison general secretary Dave Prentis was in Northampton yesterday to kickstart the union's consultation on unitary status here in Northamptonshire.

'We will be at the table - not on the menu': Unison says Northamptonshire council employees will be part of unitary negotiations

The chief of a public sector union looking after 7,000 workers in the county vowed "we will have a seat at the table" in Northamptonshire's unitary authority negotiations.
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Cllr Malcolm Ward

New mayor for Wellingborough announced

Wellingborough’s new mayor for the coming year will be Cllr Malcolm Ward.

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Little Stanion

No need for election for Little Stanion’s new parish council

An election for Little Stanion’s new parish council will not be needed.

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One Angel Square

Northamptonshire County Council make £11m profit on HQ after selling it to asset management firm

Northamptonshire County Council's One Angel Square headquarters have been sold to a UK asset management firm for £64m, £11m more than what it cost to build.
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Corby Council leader Tom Beattie

Corby Council leader: We don’t want unitary authority here

Corby Council leader Tom Beattie has publicly declared his opposition to the Government’s proposal to scrap the authority and merge it with three other councils.

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A council spokesman said the authority would be defending the legal challenges.

Fight to save Northamptonshire libraries taken to High Court after young girl's plea

The fight to save 21 Northamptonshire libraries has reached the High Court after a young girl applied for a judicial review against the county council.

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The FBU says it cannot support commissioner Stephen Mold's takeover of the fire service budget.

Firefighters' union condemns police commissioner's takeover of Northamptonshire's fire service

The police commissioner's takeover of Northamptonshire's fire brigade budget is a threat to the 'neutrality' of the service, a union has claimed.

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County Hall in Northampton

New Northants County Council chief executive’s experience questioned

The appointment of the new chief executive officer at under-threat Northamptonshire County Council has been questioned by councillors.

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The main car park is closed at Fermyn Woods Country Park after travellers parked up NNL-181204-115512005

Travellers told to pack up or face court

Travellers parked up at a country park in Brigstock have been given 24 hours to leave or face court.

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ENC's Thrapston HQ

East Northants Council staff to be given pay rise

Staff at East Northamptonshire Council will be getting extra cash in their wage packets while the chief executive officer’s salary will rise to at least £108,650.

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Sajid Javid

Northamptonshire voluntary sector campaigners write to Sajid Javid demanding to be heard

A new campaign group has written to Sajid Javid to ask for Northamptonshire's voluntary sector to be listened to when commissioners take over the county council.
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Tories won’t stand for election in Desborough

Tories won’t stand for election in Desborough

Not a single Conservative will stand in next month’s Desborough Town Council mass election.

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Sugar tax war: Tesco, Asda and Morrisons gear up for soft drinks battle ahead of Friday’s levy

Tesco, Asda and Morrisons have all reduced the amount of sugar in their own-label soft drinks prior to the introduction of the so-called “sugar tax” this week.

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Little Stanion

Date set for Little Stanion parish election if contested

Elections for a new parish council could take place next month.

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The potential sale of Angel Square is to be delayed

Last of cash reserves will be depleted by Northamptonshire County Council to balance books

Northamptonshire County Council is set to use its general and earmarked reserves in order to achieve a balanced budget this financial year.
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