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LETTER OF THE WEEK: County council cash crisis is self-inflicted

As Conservative MPs for Northamptonshire we have been concerned with how the cabinet at Northamptonshire County Council have conducted its financial management for a number of years.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: Elected representatives are letting everyone down

A couple of weeks ago this newspaper reported that Kettering’s Conservative MP Philip Hollobone supported a lottery to fund a new Royal Yacht.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: Rail service changes will have major adverse effect

You ask for comments on how our area will be effected by the proposals for future rail services from Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough from 2020.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: Government needs to sort out county’s funding crisis

The Northants Police and Crime Commissioner has recently said in your newspaper that in comparison to other police constabularies of a similar size, the police grant that we get here in Northamptonshire from Whitehall works out at considerably less per head of the population than any of our contemporaries.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: PCSO plans would be extra tax on our smaller towns

So the police and crime commissioner suggests Northamptonshire residents could fund a police community support officer to the tune of £37,000 a year.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: Help children with brain injuries by backing event

I am writing to tell you about The Supercar Event which is held in aid of a charity close to my heart and a day out I really enjoyed.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: Amazed by actions of the drivers and pedestrians

The older one gets the more one begins to contemplate about how stupid some of the human race actually are.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: Retirement proposals are rushed, unfair and wrong

LETTER OF THE WEEK: Retirement proposals are rushed, unfair and wrong

Imagine starting work at 15 in the mid 1960s, paying your taxes and National Insurance contributions for well over 40 years and then discovering, purely by chance, that your state pension age has been increased by five to six years.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: Proud history reduced to rubble on momentous day

On a grey and non-descript November day I watch history being unmade.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: The guns have not fallen silent and many still weep

In nearly every corner of the land there are memorials to those who died in the two great wars of the 20th century.

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Throughout 2017, my top priority as the MP for Corby and East Northamptonshire has arguably been the campaign to save the Corby Urgent Care Centre, which is supported by huge numbers of local people from across north Northamptonshire, and in particular, the superbly organised Save Corby Urgent Care Centre group.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: Library users must unite to defend this vital service

Under the Public Libraries and Museums Act, Northamptonshire County Council has a legal responsibility to provide “a comprehensive and efficient public library service”.

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Chief executive of Northamptonshire County Council, Dr Paul Blantern

LETTER OF THE WEEK: County chief’s departure has raised lots of questions

I am very puzzled by the sudden departure, by apparent resignation, of Dr Paul Blantern, the chief executive of our county council, who left his post on October 13 having been the authority’s chief executive since 2007.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: Our Brexit negotiations make us a laughing stock

The Brexit negotiations are a mess, and the reason is simple: the Brexit campaign failed.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: Let’s cut number of county MPs and save some money

Research carried out by the Electoral Reform Society has discovered that more than 100 Lords and Peers of the Realm in the House of Lords haven’t even been seen or heard of, so to speak, from making any contributions whatsoever to the House’s many debates,

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: Never has there been such an outpouring of sorrow

A deep sorrow has swept this town and borough over the past few days.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: MPs should hang heads in shame over the Brexit Bill

LETTER OF THE WEEK: MPs should hang heads in shame over the Brexit Bill

The Brexit Bill has just been voted on by Parliament.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: Where will they find all the extra carriages from?

LETTER OF THE WEEK: Where will they find all the extra carriages from?

According to the Labour Party’s shadow fire minister, “there is some merit in having women only carriages in trains to reduce the number of sexual offences being made against women”.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: Have we forgotten that the homeless are humans too?

I was really upset when I saw the front cover of the Telegraph last week.

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LETTER OF THE WEEK: County children forced to deal with holiday hunger

Thousands of children across Northamptonshire have broken up for the summer holidays.

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