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Residents ask Daventry District Council to postpone sell-off of 30 'lifetime' family homes

The Daventry residents affected by the district council's sell-off of their homes have today handed in a letter to councillors asking them to postpone the sales.

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NOSTALGIA: Pimple’s dash for freedom

This 10-year-old former racehorse wreaked havoc in Daventry after straying from its field in Staverton and embarking on a four-mile dash which ended in the town’s Market Square.

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The Freedom of Information request revealed 13 sex crime offences committed by under-11s in Northamptonshire between 2012-2017

Four and five-year-olds among children to commit sex offences in Northamptonshire, figures show

Children as young as four and five were among those to commit sex offences in Northamptonshire since 2012, shocking statistics have shown.

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Cabinet members quiz director of finance over the section 114 issued earlier this month Mark McLaughlin

Cabinet members face calls to resign from members of the public at Northamptonshire County Council meeting

Northamptonshire County Council cabinet members were asked to step down by members of the public speakers at a cabinet meeting yesterday.
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Daventry man sentenced for child sex offences at Northampton Crown Court

A Daventry man has been given a four-and-a-half year prison sentence for child sex offences.
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Daventry District Council’s sell-off of 'lifetime' houses may make 30 families homeless

Residents of a Daventry estate may need to look for alternative accommodation after the district council informed them their homes are to be sold.
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Car cover set alight in Daventry arson

The cover of a car parked in a Daventry driveway was set on fire, causing damage to the vehicle.

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Broadcast of Northamptonshire County Council public meetings ends due to spending control measures

Northamptonshire County Council's public meetings will not be broadcast live while spending limits are in place at the authority.

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Changes to Northamptonshire Police's public enquiry desk opening hours

Northamptonshire Police has announced new opening hours for its public enquiry desks, which came into effect this week.
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Albert King pulls the first pint

NOSTALGIA: Make mine a pint!

A punter had the honour of pulling the first pint in his local after it underwent three months of renovation work.

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Images released of women wanted in connection with distraction thefts of elderly people in Daventry town centre

Northamptonshire Police have released CCTV images of two women they believe may have information about a number of distraction thefts in Daventry town centre.

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Katie Price and Shayne Ward added to Northampton all-star football match line-up

TV personality Katie Price and Coronation Street star Shayne Ward have been named as team managers of a charitable all-star football match in Northampton.

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Pedestrian dies in collision near Northampton

A 53-year-old man has died after being hit by a vehicle near Northampton.

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Half of the backbench members of Northamptonshire County Council's Conservative Group signed the statement

Backbenchers accuse own leaders at Northamptonshire County Council of hiding true state of awful finances

Half of the backbench members of Northamptonshire County Council's Conservative Group have signed a statement endorsing and supporting the county's seven MPs' view on the authority's leadership.
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Wellingborough MP calls for Northamptonshire County Council's cabinet to "go now"

Peter Bone has called for Northamptonshire County Council's cabinet to all "go now".

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Man threatens petrol station worker with knife in Daventry robbery

A man demanded cash from a petrol station worker in Daventry as he threatened them with a knife, before fleeing from the shop.

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Clockwise from left: Andrew Gwynne, Jeremy Corbyn, Chris Stanbra and Margot Parker

Who said what in wake of Northamptonshire County Council section 114 announcement?

A party leader, financial experts, a shadow secretary of state, county councillors and an MEP.
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BREAKING NEWS: Immediate spending controls put in place at Northamptonshire County Council

Northamptonshire County Council’s director of finance has today issued a section 114 notice imposing immediate spending controls on the organisation.
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NOSTALGIA: Bus ride to nostalgia

This week we take a bus trip down memory lane with this photograh of a 1925 London Transport Bus, which the Daventry Express published in January 1980.

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Northamptonshire Police in cahoots with neighbouring force to tackle rural crime

A joint operation between Northamptonshire Police and Leicestershire Police saw 68 vehicles stopped in an effort to tackle rural crime in the area.

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