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VIDEO: Shooting stars due to provide one of most dazzling displays ever this week

Night-time sky-watchers willing to brave the cold can look forward to a spectacular display of shooting stars later this week.

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Buses to replace peak trains from Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough to Bedford until 2020

Buses to replace peak trains from Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough to Bedford until 2020

Commuters travelling from Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough to Bedford or Luton during peak times will be forced to use a coach service until 2020.

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Temperatures could drop to -10C tonight.

WEATHER: Temperatures in Northamptonshire set to plunge to -10C tonight

Temperatures across Northamptonshire are expected to drop to at least -7C tonight with some rural areas falling to as low as -10C.

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Some of Northamptonshire's recycling centres will delay opening today while they grit their roads and pathways.

Northamptonshire recycling centres delay opening times to grit roads and walkways

Wintery weather conditions means Northamptonshire's recycling centres will open late today.
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Gritters are out following heavy snowfall over the weekend.

Gritting crews work round the clock in Northamptonshire after seven inches of snow falls

Below freezing temperatures and wintery weather conditions will keep Northamptonshire's gritters out on duty today.
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Plans to increase number of electric car charging points in Kettering

Kettering Council has outlined plans to develop the area’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Severe delays on the A45 in Northamptonshire after four-vehicle crash

Drivers are being warned of severe delays on the A45 in Northamptonshire this morning after a four-vehicle accident.

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Significant milestone reached on work to electrify train line to Corby

A significant milestone in work to upgrade the line between London and Corby was reached as overhead line masts for electrification were installed on the route for the first time in more than 40 years.

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The proposed new link road for Rushden Lakes

Developer says Rushden Lakes link road will reduce traffic at Skew Bridge roundabout

More details have been revealed ahead of today’s public exhibition on the updated proposals for Rushden Lakes.

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There are plans to have a Rushden Lakes link road

Have your say on plans for new link road for Rushden Lakes

A public consultation on plans for a new link road for Rushden Lakes is taking place next week.

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Diversion in place for five-month road closure in Wellingborough

A section of road will be closed for up to five months as part of works for the Stanton Cross development.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Severe delays on the A14 towards Kettering

Drivers are being warned of severe delays on the A14 towards Kettering after an accident.

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Weekend road closure for A43 improvement works between Kettering and Northampton

A weekend-long road closure will be needed on the A43 just north of Northampton for resurfacing work to take place.

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The aftermath of the crash (pictures by Mateusz Los)

Man taken to hospital after two-vehicle crash in Kettering

A man was taken to hospital following a two-vehicle crash at a Kettering junction.

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VIDEO: Top LA directors create new campaign to show dangers of driving with a mobile phone

The directors behind the video for Pharrell Williams’s hit song Happy have teamed up with THINK! for its latest road safety campaign, aimed at cutting the numbers of people killed or injured by drivers using mobile phones.

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The emergenct services at the scene of a fatal collision on the A605

Works to improve safety at accident hotspot on A605 near Oundle

Part of the A605 is to close over the weekend to allow for works to improve the safety of the road where there have been several fatalities this year.

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Research by the Taxpayers Alliance has found that, nationally, local authorities made �223m in mileage allowance payments to their employees in 2016-17, down from �231m in 2015-16

Half of Northamptonshire’s councils are paying generous mileage rates

Half of councils in Northamptonshire are still paying more than the approved mileage rate to employees who use their own cars for business purposes – although the total amount paid out has fallen from last year.

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The routine inspection is taking place next week

TRAFFIC: Another closure for busy Kettering road

Drivers face disruption as one of the main routes into Kettering is closed - again.

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The Flying Scotman at Nene Valley Railway. Picture by Glyn Dobbs

Flying Scotsman visit to Kettering in doubt

Steam train enthusiasts may not be able to see the Flying Scotsman stop off in Kettering next month after the famous locomotive developed a fault.

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Passengers are facing delays of up to 40 minutes

TRAVEL: Passengers facing delays on trains between Market Harborough and Kettering

Passengers face disruption today (Wednesday) between Market Harborough and Kettering due to a broken down train.

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