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SPECIAL REPORT: Think tank claims Northamptonshire should scrap district councils to resolve its money woes

Northamptonshire’s district councils - responsible for things like planning applications and bin collections - should be abolished or merged with the County Council, a new report by an influential think tank has found.

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Northamptonshire County Council announced plans to cut 9.6m last month - but the authority has not revealed how many jobs are at risk until now.

County council cuts place more than 200 jobs at risk in Northamptonshire, authority reveals

Plans to slash the number of libraries in Northampton and halve the Trading Standards workforce place more than 200 jobs at risk, Northamptonshire County Council has revealed.
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Councillors and county council staff applaud Sajid Javid, the local government minister, as he officially opened One Angel Square earlier this month.

Unpaid leave forced on thousands of Northamptonshire County Council staff

Northamptonshire County Council staff will have to take mandatory unpaid leave, the authority has confirmed.

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Leader of Northamptonshire County Council, Councillor Heather Smith

Leaked email reveals Tories timed cutbacks announcement at County Hall to increase election chances

Controversial proposals to cut £9.6 million from the county council budget were timed to give the Tories more chance of winning the 2019 borough elections, it has been revealed.

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Leader of Northamptonshire County Council, Councillor Heather Smith

EXCLUSIVE: Leaked email from leader reveals senior manager shake-up at County Hall after critical report...and concern over criticism from Tory colleagues

A leaked email from the leader of Northamptonshire County Council has revealed a critical report of the authority's handling of its finances led to changes to the senior management team at County Hall.
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General Election: Corby: Counting votes at Lodge Park Sports Centre for Corby and East Northants
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Former Corby MP candidate becomes UKIP deputy leader

An MEP who twice stood to become an MP in Corby has been named as UKIP’s deputy leader.

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Councillor Heather Smith has revealed another round of stinging cuts at Northamptonshire County Council.

Rural bus subsidies could be cut completely and the county's rogue trader taskforce halved as part of latest Northamptonshire cuts

Bus subsidies, libraries, roads gritting and Trading Standards all set for cuts as part of £9.6 million savings announced by Northamptonshire County Council today.
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Chief reporter Paul Lynch talks to the leader of Northamptonshire County Council, Councillor Heather Smith

BREAKING NEWS: Libraries in the firing line as Northants county council reveals how it will save £9.6 million

A review of Northamptonshire's libraries and getting communities to run them themselves is included in proposals to save £9.6 million by the county council, it has been revealed.

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Branch chairman of Unison, Penny Smith, outside One Angel Square.

Chief's departure should see Northamptonshire's next generation council plans shelved, urges union

A union representing some 8,000 health workers across Northamptonshire says the departure of the county council’s chief executive is a “watershed moment” for plans to split the authority into a set of mutual trusts.

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Tell Whitehall what you think. Sign our petition ('Review the share of 
Government money spent on Northamptonshire services).at: https://petition.parliament.uk/

Sign our petition for more Government funds for Northamptonshire

There comes a time when the official channels no longer work. A time when the people need to take a more direct form of action.

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Daventry District views sought on Government's council tax reduction scheme

Daventry District residents are being asked to have their say on proposals which could bring about a reduction in council tax for people on low income.

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Chief of Northamptonshire County Council, Paul Blantern, has announced his intention to resign in an email sent to staff today (October 2).

BREAKING NEWS: Chief executive of cash-strapped Northamptonshire County Council resigns

The chief executive of Northamptonshire County Council has tendered his resignation weeks after revealing the authority was on the brink of financial collapse.
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A Labour motion to kerb school parking and traffic problems was voted down by councillors.

Bid to see 20mph zones installed outside all Northamptonshire schools fails to win approval

A proposal to enforce 20mph zones and a range of safety measures outside of Northamptonshire schools failed to win the support of Conservatives at County Hall - even though one member revealed a man had been knocked over in his ward.
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The drop-in session is being held on October 4 at Saint Josephs Church in Long Buckby.

Draft plans could see additional housing built in Daventry village

Residents of a Daventry village are invited to have their say on draft plans to build new homes in the village.

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Leader of Northamptonshire County Council, Councillor Heather Smith, has penned a letter to the Government asking for fairer local authority funding.

Northamptonshire council leader pens funding plea to secretary of state as half-a-billion cuts figure looms

The leader of Northamptonshire County Council has written to the secretary of state to plead for more money after it emerged council cuts were on course to reach the half-a-billion mark.
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Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Nearly four million homeowners aged over 55 have plans to downsize, according to a new survey.

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Paul Blantern has issued an extraordinary appeal for more funding from the Government.

BREAKING NEWS: County council cuts in Northamptonshire will reach HALF-A-BILLION POUNDS by 2021

The chief executive of Northamptonshire County Council has issued an extraordinary appeal for more Government money after revealing cuts will reach the half-a-billion pound mark within three years.
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A plan for 1,750 houses has been outlined for west Duston.

Outline submitted for over 1,700 more homes on two west Northampton farms

Early plans to build 1,750 new houses on the borders of Northampton outside of the boundaries for borough council taxes were submitted this morning.
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St Mary's Church, Welford.

Planning referendum in Daventry district village

Residents of a Daventry district village will go to the polls next month to decide whether they agree with the proposed neighbourhood development plan for their area.

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Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could be cocaine ‘gateway drug’ say scientists

Energy drinks could act as a ‘gateway’ to cocaine for young people, say scientists.

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