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Pizza boxes, crisp bags and light bulbs: here’s what NOT to recycle

People could save thousands of tons of recyclable materials from going to landfill by avoiding the country’s biggest recycling mistakes, according to an expert.

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Chris Heaton-Harris

Daventry MP at centre of controversy after writing to university professors asking about Brexit-related courses

Daventry MP Chris Heaton-Harris received criticism from academics and members of the House of Lords after it emerged he had written to all universities inquiring about what their lecturers are teaching students about Brexit.

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Paw Patrol soap warning

Alert over Paw Patrol soap after toddler left fighting for life

The makers of a novelty Paw Patrol bath foam have withdrawn it from sale after it apparently exploded leaving a toddler in a critical condition.

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Councillor Jo Gilford and Norse Commercial Services managing director Dean Wetteland (front) with (from left) DDC chief executive Ian Vincent, DDC's contracts and performance manager Julie Lewis and Norse Commercial Services group directors Mark Emms and Justin Galliford.

New Daventry bin collection partnership agreed as district council gains greater influence over environmental services

Daventry District Council has signed the contract which will see them enter into a partnership giving them greater influence on how bin collections and environmental services are delivered.
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Britain's biggest 'fatberg' weighing a massive 130-tonnes and stretching more than n 850 feet has been lurking under the streets of Whitechapel.

Here’s why you shouldn’t put oil down the sink

Britain’s biggest ‘fatberg’ weighing a massive 130-tonnes and stretching more than n 850 feet has been lurking under the streets of Whitechapel.

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Average family wastes 2.25kg of food a month

Average family wastes 2.25kg of food a month

The average British family is wasting over TWO kgs of food every month.

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Tesco announces plans to scrap 5p single-use plastic bags

Shoppers at Tesco stores across Britain will no longer be able to buy 5p ‘single-use’ plastic carrier bags from the end of the month.

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Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Hordes of pesky visitors could be invading homes this summer as freak weather conditions will mean a bumper season - for INSECTS, experts say.

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It’s the Northamptonshire County Council elections today - DON’T WASTE YOUR VOTE

It’s the Northamptonshire County Council elections today - DON’T WASTE YOUR VOTE

You may well have skipped straight past some of the centrefolds in the Chron over the past month or so.

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The Navigation at Thrupp Wharf in Cosgrove

“Straws suck” Owner of popular Northamptonshire pub makes a statement with plastic ban

When Oakman Inns was founded 12 years ago by its CEO, Peter Borg-Neal, his vision was that he would not only create a highly-regarded, very successful business but that Oakman Inns would be a sustainable organisation that would contribute to its local community rather than exploit it.

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South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom was appointed Environment Secretary by the new Prime Minister, Theresa May

Northamptonshire MP wants heavier fines for litter bugs

Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom has announced her plans to clamp down on litter bugs as part of the Government’s first Litter Strategy for England initiative.

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Daventry residents left confused by waste mix up

Daventry residents left confused by waste mix up

Daventry residents have been left baffled after seeing their sorted waste being mixed into single bins.

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Nina Cashmore, Alan Hills, park ranger Matty Jones and community projects officer Beth Brighton.

Artist designs new map for Daventry Country Park

Daventry Country Park’s beauty and tranquility have been captured in a colourful new map for visitors.

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Dog owners given new guidelines on what to do with countryside poo

Dog owners given new guidelines on what to do with countryside poo

The Forestry Commission is urging dog walkers to change their method of dealing with poo in the countryside.

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The Great British Spring Clean

Daventry District Council backs community clean scheme

Daventry District Council is backing a spring clean scheme this weekend and is inviting residents in the area to take part.

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The completed car park

Daventry Country Park car park extension complete

More people can enjoy visiting the award-winning Daventry Country Park after work to extend its car park was completed.

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Wildflower project set to brighten up Daventry district

New wildflower meadows are set to spring up in three communities thanks to a Daventry District Council (DDC) project.

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DDC Community Projects Officer Sally Johnson with Karen Tweedale (Secretary) and Kate Campbell (Chairman) of Middlemore Residents Association kicked off the campaign last September.

‘Paint means poo’ campaign cuts dog fouling in Daventry district

Levels of dog fouling have halved in parts of the Daventry district that took part in a paint spraying campaign to tackle the issue.

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Wassail at Daventry Country Park cancelled due to illness

Wassail at Daventry Country Park cancelled due to illness

The annual tradition of waking the trees at Daventry Country Park, due to take place this Sunday (January 8), has been cancelled.

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