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Councillor: ‘Canal Arm is a ludicrous idea’

The Daventry Canal Arm project was branded a “ludicrous idea” by one councillor at last week’s Daventry District Council strategy meeting.

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Northamptonshire County Council's children's services were rated "inadequate" by Ofsted in 2013.

Government pledges £4million to create new Northamptonshire children's services after county council climb back from damning Ofsted rating

Northamptonshire County Council's children's services are now operating without supervision from the Department of Education (DfE) after bouncing back from an "inadequate" Ofsted inspection four years ago.
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Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Just two beers or glasses of wine a day raises the risk of bowel and gullet cancer by more than a fifth, according to new research.

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Rupert Matthews

New MEP pledges to "get best Brexit deal" for East Midlands

The new Conservative MEP for East Midlands, which covers Northamptonshire, has been announced this morning.

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New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents naming babies after politicians

New parents are electing to name their children after politicians - with Corbyn the hottest new baby-naming trend, a study has found.

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Chris Heaton-Harris has been chosen as Buckingham Palace's 'hostage' today.

Daventry MP to be 'taken hostage' during Parliament opening today

Daventry's MP will be 'held hostage' at Buckingham Palace today during the state opening of Parliament.
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The Neighbourhood Development Plan can be viewed at Crick Post Office and in the Daventry District Council's offices

Views sought on neighbourhood plan for Crick village

People are being invited to have their say on a planning document which will help shape the development of Crick village.

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Ministry of Defence representative Colonel Stuart Williams shakes hands with Cheif Constable Simon Edens.

Northamptonshire Police signs Armed Forces Covenant to recognise service personnel's dedication to their country

Northamptonshire Police Chief Constable Simon Edens has signed a pledge for the force to treat service personnel and their families with fairness and respect.
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PM Theresa May

The biggest myths and misinterpretations following the election last week

General Election 2017: A lot has been said - and not all of it is true.

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The election count in Northampton

How the General Election unfolded across Northamptonshire

We covered election day and the results as they were announced across Northamptonshire.
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The Conservatives in Northamptonshire finished the night with celebrations.

ELECTION 2017 NORTHANTS: How the county voted

Northamptonshire remained blue after the seven local seats declared in the early hours, Labour saw an upswing in support, but UKIP's votes fell away.
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ELECTION 2017 DAVENTRY: Tory candidate says exit polls ‘does not chime with doorstep talk’

The Conservative candidate in Daventry says the exit polls that pointed to a hung Parliament did match the impression he had been given while out canvassing.

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Theresa May

Exit poll results show the Conservative party to be largest party...but will they have a majority?

The crucial surveys carried out at thousands of polling booths across the UK today hand the Tories the most votes...but they would not have an overall majority.

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A pupil casts his vote at the Southfields Primary School.

Northamptonshire school holds mock General Election to teach students about polling day

Pupils had their say on the issues affecting their country today too in a mock General Election at a Northamptonshire primary school
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ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

ELECTION 2017: To sleep or not to sleep? Everything you need to know about #GE2017 election night

It’s going to be a long night as the UK goes to the polls for its snap 2017 general election.

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ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

ELECTION 2017: How to get the most out of opinion polls without being led up the garden path

After the polling miss at the 2015 general election, many politicians and journalists loudly declared they would never trust polls again. Two years later, opinion polls have regularly been leading the election news. First they foresaw a Conservative landslide, including a resurgence in Scotland, and more recently they’ve pointed to a shock Labour fightback.

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What voters need to know for Polling Day

What voters need to know for Polling Day

Daventry District Council is reminding voters in the district what they need to know to have their say in the General Election on Thursday, June 8.

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Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Election pollsters put their methods to the test – and turnout is the key

Trust in election forecasting is probably as low as it has been since 1948, when political polling suffered possibly its worst ever humiliation. In that year’s US presidential election, the 8-1 underdog Harry Truman defied all predictions to defeat his Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey. “Dewey Defeats Truman” screamed the now-infamous newspaper headline printed before the actual votes were counted.

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Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester [and now, the attacks on London Bridge] and a British general election inevitably meant that this question would dominate political and media discourses. And so it has. Particular attention has, once again, been drawn to the role of western foreign policy, including that of the UK, as a driver of extremist violence.

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10 of the funniest Twitter accounts on the General Election

10 of the funniest Twitter accounts on the General Election

Twitter is awash with politics as the general election campaign enters its final week.

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