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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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Simon Bovey, far left, will step into the role of Northampton Borough Council's interim chief executive next week.

Northampton borough's new interim chief stepping into role after 20 year career at Daventry District Council

Northamptonshire councillors have reacted to the announced selection for a placeholder chief for Northampton Borough Council.

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John Healy is hopeful of getting the 1897 tunnel listed.

Railway author to apply for listing status for Catesby Tunnel

An author and publisher of railway books has promised to submit an application to get the Catesby Tunnel listed, just days after the Government awarded developers £4.2million to convert it into an aerodynamic testing facility.
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Protest forces u-turn by Northamptonshire County Council over free access to archives

County Hall has done a u-turn on plans to cut free access times to Northamptonshire's archives after protests by campaign groups locally and across the country.

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GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Sickening footage shows chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws

This sickening footage shows a chicken producer which supplies Asda, Lidl and Nando’s allegedly breaching animal cruelty laws.

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Daventry Canal Arm project moves along after council backing

Daventry Canal Arm project moves along after council backing

An initial phase of funding for Daventry District Council’s Canal Arm project was backed by members of the full council.

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The proposed Canal Arm would, once complete, join the Grand Union Canal

Opinions split on Daventry Canal Arm as decision on funding nears

Daventry District Council’s Canal Arm has split opinion since a strategy group approved a recommendation for funding of the first phase of the longstanding project.

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Protestors had gathered ahead of the strategy meeting

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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