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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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Families warned ahead of Flytipping Friday

Families warned ahead of Flytipping Friday

Families have been warned to resist the temptation to dump unwanted rubbish as Britain prepares for the busiest fly-tipping weekend of the year.

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Turkeys

How your Christmas turkey arrives already stuffed – with antibiotics

You may consider the turkey to be a traditional part of your Christmas celebrations. But however you cook it, something about this festive bird is changing – it’s getting fatter.

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The bin cancellation was announced by Crawley Borough Council earlier this morning (January 13)

Christmas bin collections in Daventry district

Details have been released for festive bin and recycling collections over the Christmas and New Year period.

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Charity completes vital work to repair lock gates on Northamptonshire's canals

A six-month project to repair lock gates along the Grand Union Canal in Northamptonshire has been completed.

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Two months of work to car park gets underway at Daventry Country Park

Visitors to Daventry Country Park are being asked to take extra care as work to extend the car park gets underway.

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REVEALED: The most common sofa stains and shocking fact that 1 in 10 never clean them

REVEALED: The most common sofa stains and shocking fact that 1 in 10 never clean them

One in ten Brits never clean their sofas despite them being regularly stained with food, drink and even bodily fluids.

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Prize scheme sees food waste recycling increase in district

Prize scheme sees food waste recycling increase in district

A scheme offering prizes to people who use their food waste bin has seen recycling rates increased across the four Northamptonshire council areas taking part.

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VIDEO: Smelly STD-riddled ladybirds invading homes

Plagues of foreign ladybirds have been spotted in the UK as they seek shelter in warm houses.

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The bypass to ease traffic concerns would curve around the west of Roade. Drivers would leave the A508 south of the village and rejoin the same route to the north.

Another rail depot, measuring five million square feet, planned near Northampton... metres from original eight million square feet scheme

A second rail depot plan that would place five million square feet of warehouses in countryside just outside Northampton has emerged - and will be ruled upon by a national planning inspector, bypassing local councils.
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Dog walkers

New information shows controversial dog walking law in Daventry proves to be a success

It’s nearly a year on since dog owners in Daventry were forced to clean up after their pets following a new law, which was introduced to tackle dog mess in parks and open spaces.

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Eggs of mosquito capable of carrying the Zika virus found in the UK

Eggs of mosquito capable of carrying the Zika virus found in the UK

Eggs of a mosquito capable of carrying the zika virus have been found in a small village in England.

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DDC's Lodge Road offices

Daventry district residents get second chance to sign up to scheme aimed at lowering energy bills

Daventry District residents have been given a second chance to take advantage of the cheap gas and electricity tariffs secured by an energy switching scheme.

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The four options people can vote on

New play park design for Daventry estate open to public vote

Parents, children and everyone else can help pick a design for a new play park on a Daventry estate.

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From left: DDCs Environmental Improvement Officer Joely Slinn, Events and PR Co-ordinator at Daventry Town Council Zoe Catlin, Volunteer Petar Georgiev, Town Council Allotments Officer Lorna White, and volunteers Steve Clarkson and Daniel Greaves.

Volunteers help Daventry allotments bloom with colour

Allotments in Daventry will be producing more than just vegetables this spring thanks to a group of volunteers.

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Daventry Country Park

Extra Halloween fun at Daventry Country Park

Some ghoulishly good tales are set to enthral children at this year’s expanded Halloween Spooktacular at Daventry Country Park.

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