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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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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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Picture: Canal & River Trust

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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