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Planning consultation for retail scheme in Daventry starts

A planning consultation is underway on proposals for a retail scheme to the north-west of Daventry town centre.

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Daventry District Council votes in favour of council tax rise

Daventry District Council approved an increase in residents’ council tax at a meeting on February 23.

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The 58 million worth of cuts has been approved despite two protests at County Hall.

BREAKING NEWS: Northamptonshire County Council rubber stamps £58 million budget cuts that will see 130 jobs go

A five per cent council tax hike and £58 million worth of cuts were approved by Northamptonshire County Council - as the ruling Conservatives dismissed protests, "death threats" and an alternate budget that promised to axe a tenth of the amount.
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Vehicle test facility near Daventry set to get  green light

Vehicle test facility near Daventry set to get green light

The disused twin-track railway tunnel between Charwelton and Upper Catesby is set to be transformed into a vehicle testing facility with Daventry District Council expected to approve a planning application.

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NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

NHS crisis: 19 hospitals face axe as doctors accuse Government of deliberate underfunding

The NHS is facing its biggest shake up in a generation with nearly 20 hospitals marked for closure and care from cradle to grave put through a wholesale overhaul to plug a £22bn black hole in health service funding, an investigation by this newspaper can reveal.

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Plans to shake up the way the NHS is delivered in Northamptonshire were drawn up by "stealth" according to a national campaign group.

Northamptonshire’s five-year NHS ‘vision’ was ‘drawn up by stealth’, claims campaign group

Plans to shake up the NHS in Northamptonshire and cut funding by £328 per person were put in place “by stealth” according to a national campaign group - and could face a legal challenge.

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People living in Daventry asked for their housing needs

Residents of Daventry are being asked to take part in a survey looking at housing needs.

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Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold launching his Police and Crime Plan at Guilsborough Academy.

Police commissioner vows to divert funds to cyber crime unit in five year 'vision' for Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire's Police and Crime Commissioner vowed to make children's online safety a top priority as he launched his crime-tackling vision for the county in front of a school assembly.
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A protester at one of last night's rallies (Photo: Dean Kirby/i)

The very British signs on show at anti-Trump protests around the country

Across the country last night Britons took to the streets to protest Donald Trump’s ban on people from seven majority Muslim countries entering the United States.

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Thousands of people in Northamptonshire sign petition calling for Donald Trump's State Visit to be scaled down

More than 9,000 people in Northamptonshire have signed the petition calling for President Trump's State Visit to the UK to be scaled back.

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Northamptonshire Rural Housing Association company secretary, Craig Felts

Affordable homes plan for four villages in Northamptonshire

Thirty-three affordable homes are being built in four Northamptonshire villages, a housing developer has announced.

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Northamptonshire County Council wants to merge it's in-house adult social care department and Olympus Care.

UKIP fears Northamptonshire council's care merger is 'like moving deckchairs on the Titanic' while staff fear redundancies

A move aimed at saving Northamptonshire County Council more than £9 million by merging Olympus Care and its own in-house adult social care department will just shift money around, not save it, according to UKIP.
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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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The planned canal arm; the iCon roundabout is on the left and the Grand Union Canal on the right.

Daventry canal arm proposals given planning approval

Planning permission was granted on Wednesday evening for the Daventry canal arm, linking the town to the Grand Union Canal.

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Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to stand up and defend a free British press - and your right to know.

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Northamptonshire County Council is at risk of ‘insolvency’ due to financial crisis, claims district council

Northamptonshire County Council’s financial position is ‘grave’ and it is at ‘substantial risk’ of becoming insolvent, another authority has claimed.

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The planned canal arm; the iCon roundabout is on the left and the Grand Union Canal on the right.

Plans for Daventry canal arm recommended for approval

Plans for the controversial canal arm into Daventry look set to be given approval next week.

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Paint thinner chemical found in Lidl gravy by Food Standards Agency

Paint thinner chemical found in Lidl gravy by Food Standards Agency

Unsafe levels of a paint thinner chemical have been found in gravy granules sold at Lidl, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed.

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