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Number of Northants County Council staff who have applied for voluntary redundancy revealed

160 staff at in-crisis Northamptonshire County Council have applied for voluntary redundancy.

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Severe weather warning issued for Northants with a risk that high temperatures could trigger heavy showers and thunderstorms

Thunderstorms and heavy showers could hit Northamptonshire on Friday afternoon and into the evening, according to the Met Office.

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Former chief executive Paul Blantern

Call for former chief executive to answer questions over Northants County Council

A call has been made for the former chief executive of Northamptonshire County Council along with other senior officers to be summoned back to the authority to answer questions.

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The travellers had pitched up on Barby Cricket Club earlier in the week. Picture courtesy of the cricket club's Twitter account

Travellers arrive in Daventry after leaving cricket ground

The group of travellers who had been pitched up at Barby Cricket Club are now in Daventry.

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‘Time after Nine’: no alcohol policy to launch on late night trains passing Northampton station

A scheme to reduce anti-social behaviour on late night train services through Northampton will be launched later this month.

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Rise in teenagers being admitted to hospital due to self harming in Northants

There has been a sharp rise in the number of 15 to 19-year-olds being admitted to Northamptonshire hospitals due to self harming.

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Coroner Anne Pember has backed our calls to see military ex-military suicides logged at inquest.

Veterans in Crisis: Northamptonshire coroner supports our appeal to log ex-military suicides

The Coroner for Northamptonshire has backed our calls asking for the suicides of former service personnel to be recorded.
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Veterans in Crisis: ‘We must find out if international suicide rates are reflected in UK’

A psychologist at a leading veterans charity says it is important that more research is carried out  in order to find out if a spike in military veteran suicides among the UK’s allies is also reflected among British ex-service personnel.
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Our campaign calls on the Government to get a grip on veteran suicide figures

The Government is today accused of “turning a blind eye” to concern that suicides among military veterans are spiralling after a Johnston Press investigation found that no comprehensive official records are kept of the number of British ex-servicemen and women taking their lives.
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Venomous bird-eating spiders found on the loose in the UK

Two giant bird-eating tarantulas with a leg span of up to 10 inches could be on the loose, after babies were found abandoned in a car park.

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Northampton train station

Northampton train services to be affected by London Euston closure

Passengers who are planning to use Euston station over three consecutive weekends in August and September are urged to avoid rail travel to and from the station.
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Life expectancy gap between rich and poor in Northamptonshire

Men living in deprived areas of Northamptonshire are dying nine years earlier than those in affluent areas, according to a newly published report.

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SixNorthamptonshire FA affiliatedrefereesand three coaches were chosen to attend the tournament in Portugal

Northamptonshire FA referees 'delighted' at successful tournament in Portugal

Northamptonshire FA referees continued their development as match officials by participating in a tournament in Portugal.
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Brixworth Cricket Club is hosting the game

Northamptonshire cricket club to play Help for Heroes team to raise money for veterans charity

A cricket team featuring club players and Northamptonshire sporting celebrities will take on the Help for Heroes Cricket Club in a charity T20 match.
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Villagers enjoy two days of fun in the sun raising thousands for charity at Crick Scarecrow Festival

Hundreds of people descened on the village of Crick at the weekend for the annual scarecrow and music festival which was bigger and better than ever before.

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Two arrests after man left with 'serious but non-life threatening' injuries in Daventry park assault

Two people have been arrested after a man was assaulted in Daventry last night.

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The travellers at the Barby cricket ground - picture courtesy of Barby Cricket Club via Twitter @BarbyBlueCaps

Northamptonshire County Council to issue notice to travellers pitched up at cricket club

Travellers who have parked on a Northamptonshire cricket club will be issued a notice to leave say the county council.

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Brixworth house undergoing DIY SOS as community pulls together to help neighbour make home fit for use

A Northamptonshire community is pulling together to help refurbish a Brixworth woman's home after a neighbour discovered it was unfit for her to live in.
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Meeting over threatened Northants libraries

Meeting over threatened Northants libraries

The voluntary groups bidding to take over the 20-plus Northamptonshire libraries threatened with closure will meet the council leader this week.

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Horsefly bites can result in horrible, painful blisters

Why bloodsucking horseflies are on the rise this summer

As temperatures reached the exotic heights of 31C across the country this week, sunbathers could be in for more than a tan as horse flies appear to be terrorising the nation.

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