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Nails used to puncture car tyres in Daventry

Four nails were used to puncture the tyres of a car in Daventry.

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid EARLY - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid EARLY - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it’s especially tough if you’re relying on benefits.

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.

Clearning snow, what are the rules?

Can you get sued for clearing snow and ice from your paths and driveways? Expert advice

Despite snow falling on most of the region, many residents are still nervous about clearing it for fear of getting punished.

Some 27million of cuts are expected to be announced at a cabinet meeting next week.

Opposition brands county council decision to fund two new cabinet members at time of cuts 'disgraceful'

Cash-strapped Northamptonshire County Council will announce the creation of two new cabinet members next week - at the same time they unveil their next round of some £40million of cuts to public services.
Northampton General Hospital

'This should not happen': Son's reaction to disclosure of mother's medical information to mystery caller by Northampton General Hospital

A son said it was “scary” to find that details about his mother’s condition while in Northampton General Hospital were disclosed to a mystery caller posing as her husband who has been dead for four years.


VIDEO: Shooting stars due to provide one of most dazzling displays ever this week

Night-time sky-watchers willing to brave the cold can look forward to a spectacular display of shooting stars later this week.

A police operation caught 15 people driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol on Northamptonshire's roads.

Drink and drug-driving operation catches 15 people on Northamptonshire's roads under the influence

The first week of an annual drink and drug driving operation by saw 15 people arrested for driving under the influence in Northamptonshire.
The film about Surrey teenager, Breck Bednar is being made between four UK police forces.

Northamptonshire Police work on new film to protect boys from grooming

A short film about a teenage boy who was groomed and murdered is being produced to help raise awareness among boys of the dangers of child sexual exploitation.

Northamptonshire Police has been criticised for a lack of understanding of "unconscious bias" towards the public.

Northamptonshire Police don't properly understand why black and Asian people are stopped and searched so often, inspectors find

Northamptonshire Police has been called out by inspectors for not understanding why they are using stop and search powers on certain members the public.

West Haddon Endowed CE Primary School

Northamptonshire County Council to approve new school hall in West Haddon

Northamptonshire County Council’s cabinet is set to approve plans for a new school hall at West Haddon Endowed CE Primary School.

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Thirty schools remain closed today across Northamptonshire after winter weather

Thirty schools across Northamptonshire are still closed today after Sunday's downpour of snow and icy conditions overnight, according to the county council's website.

Take extra care on untreated roads

Ice warning issued by Met Office for Tuesday morning as motorists warned to be prepared for big freeze

With temperatures set to plummet well below zero degrees tonight the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice for the evening and tomorrow morning.

Daventry's Spirit of Christmas and Lantern Parade (Picture: Sharon Lucey)

PICTURES: Daventry Town welcomes Spirit of Christmas and Lantern Parade

Those who braved the weather in Daventry last Friday enjoyed festive activities at the Spirit of Christmas and Lantern Parade.
The Friends of Brixworth Library

Village library group to hand petition protesting closures to Northamptonshire County Council ahead of meeting with its MP

A library's support group hopes to present its petition campaigning against the closure community libraries to Northamptonshire County Council's full cabinet meeting this month.
Temperatures could drop to -10C tonight.

WEATHER: Temperatures in Northamptonshire set to plunge to -10C tonight

Temperatures across Northamptonshire are expected to drop to at least -7C tonight with some rural areas falling to as low as -10C.

Some of Northamptonshire's recycling centres will delay opening today while they grit their roads and pathways.

Northamptonshire recycling centres delay opening times to grit roads and walkways

Wintery weather conditions means Northamptonshire's recycling centres will open late today.
PC Proctor was dismissed after a hearing at Wootton Hall police headquarters.

Misconduct hearing sacks Northamptonshire policeman who played hooky for three days and lied about it

A Northamptonshire police officer who lied about skipping three days of work has been dismissed from the force.
Pitsford Weather Centre says the forecast will be sunny tomorrow morning but will the temperature will remain at freezing point. Credit: Sarah Horne.

Temperatures overnight will fall to about -7C in Northamptonshire, weather centre reports

Residents will wake up to another cold and bitter start across Northamptonshire tomorrow as temperatures are likely to drop to -7C tonight.
Our region saw widespread snowfall yesterday. Photo: Stephen Pollard

Ice and snow warning further extended across the region today by Met Office

The Met Office is warning there may be more snow on the way in the south Midland today and have extended the area and timeframe where it may fall.
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