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Interviews take place for new Northants County Council chief executive

The interviews for a new chief executive for Northamptonshire County Council have taken place.

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Waste from Northamptonshire households is currently transported out of the county to be treated

Waste treatment centre for Northamptonshire back on agenda

Plans for a new waste treatment centre in Northamptonshire are back on the agenda with county councillors due to vote next week on whether to move ahead with a business case.

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Heroes honoured at 2018 Northamptonshire Education Awards

Northamptonshire’s education heroes have been honoured at our annual awards.

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Sixfields Recycling Centre

Cost-cutting measures planned for Northamptonshire’s recycling services

A shake-up is planned for Northamptonshire’s recycling services as the county council attempts to further cut its costs in the wake of its financial trouble.

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Northants County Council planning to cut its winter gritting service

The sun may be shining now, but Northamptonshire residents could be facing a bleak winter as the cash-strapped county council is planning to drastically reduce its winter gritting service.

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County, borough and district councillors could work with officers and Government commissioners if improvement board proposal is approved

An independent board is set to be created at Northamptonshire County Council to oversee the work to improve financial management and governance at the authority.

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Oakman started out with The Akeman in Tring, Herts, and now has over 20 venues in 9 counties

First straws now single-use plastic, popular pub group makes serious pledge

It has been widely acknowledged that Oakman Inns, which operates popular pub-restaurants across Bucks, Herts, Beds, Oxon, Northants and Warwickshire, was the first multiple-site pub group to end the use of plastic straws across their 20 plus venues.

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Volunteers spray-paint dog mess to highlight problem areas in Daventry

Volunteers spray-paint dog mess to highlight problem areas in Daventry

A crackdown on dog fouling which has seen volunteers spray-painting dog mess with orange paint has been hailed a success.

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Northampton fly-tipper tracked down and fined after leaving post among rubbish dumped near Daventry

Northampton fly-tipper tracked down and fined after leaving post among rubbish dumped near Daventry

A man received a £400 fine for fly-tipping after letters addressed to him were found amongst the rubbish he’d dumped.

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The odds of Prime Minister Theresa May

Look which Northamptonshire MP is now third favourite to be next PM

Jacob Rees-Mogg is the new 4/1 favourite to be the next British Prime Minister after Theresa May, following a surge of bets at the start of the week.
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Iceland take a stand against plastic

Iceland announces plastic-free packaging plan

Frozen food retailer Iceland has announced it will become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023.

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Supermarket giant under fire for wrapping 'organic' coconuts in plastic

‘Zips on bananas next’ Supermarket giant under fire for wrapping ‘organic’ coconuts in plastic

A supermarket giant has come under fire for selling ‘organic’ coconuts wrapped in plastic packaging.

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Watch what you put down the sink this Christmas

Experts issue warning over Christmas fatbergs and how to avoid them

It’s the time to eat, drink and be merry – but experts are warning people to dispose of Christmas leftovers carefully or face creating costly festive fatbergs.

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Are you making any of these common recycling mistakes?

Pizza boxes, crisp bags and light bulbs: here’s what NOT to recycle

People could save thousands of tons of recyclable materials from going to landfill by avoiding the country’s biggest recycling mistakes, according to an expert.

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Daventry MP at centre of controversy after writing to university professors asking about Brexit-related courses

Daventry MP Chris Heaton-Harris received criticism from academics and members of the House of Lords after it emerged he had written to all universities inquiring about what their lecturers are teaching students about Brexit.

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Paw Patrol soap warning

Alert over Paw Patrol soap after toddler left fighting for life

The makers of a novelty Paw Patrol bath foam have withdrawn it from sale after it apparently exploded leaving a toddler in a critical condition.

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Councillor Jo Gilford and Norse Commercial Services managing director Dean Wetteland (front) with (from left) DDC chief executive Ian Vincent, DDC's contracts and performance manager Julie Lewis and Norse Commercial Services group directors Mark Emms and Justin Galliford.

New Daventry bin collection partnership agreed as district council gains greater influence over environmental services

Daventry District Council has signed the contract which will see them enter into a partnership giving them greater influence on how bin collections and environmental services are delivered.
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Britain's biggest 'fatberg' weighing a massive 130-tonnes and stretching more than n 850 feet has been lurking under the streets of Whitechapel.

Here’s why you shouldn’t put oil down the sink

Britain’s biggest ‘fatberg’ weighing a massive 130-tonnes and stretching more than n 850 feet has been lurking under the streets of Whitechapel.

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Average family wastes 2.25kg of food a month

Average family wastes 2.25kg of food a month

The average British family is wasting over TWO kgs of food every month.

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Tesco announces plans to scrap 5p single-use plastic bags

Shoppers at Tesco stores across Britain will no longer be able to buy 5p ‘single-use’ plastic carrier bags from the end of the month.

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