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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.

Environment
Damaging winds predicted to bring power cuts and travel disruption across the region this week as Met Office issue weather warning

Damaging winds predicted to bring power cuts and travel disruption across the region this week as Met Office issue weather warning

Very strong winds will affect most of England this week with a new yellow weather warning issued by the Met Office today.

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The case was heard at Northampton Magistrates Court

IN COURT: Full list of people sentenced at Northampton Magistrates’ Court

The following people were sentenced at Northampton Magistrates’ Court:

Crime
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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Car break-ins are on the rise

Motorists warned after Northamptonshire Police record second highest increase in car break-ins

Almost a quarter of a million cars were broken into according to new figures, with more than half of all police forces in England, Scotland and Wales reporting an increase in thefts from cars over the previous year.

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VIDEO: More than half of workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague

More than half of UK workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague, a study found.

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A parent’s guide to keeping kids safe on social media

A parent’s guide to keeping kids safe on social media

If you’re left scratching your head when your teen starts talking about Snapchat stories or checking in on Facebook, brush up on your social media knowledge so you can help them have a safer and more enjoyable experience online.

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Coca-Cola to shrink bottles and raise prices due to UK sugar tax

Coca-Cola to shrink bottles and raise prices due to UK sugar tax

Fizzy drinks giant Coca-Cola is to launch smaller bottles at higher prices.

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How to stop the humble hedgehog disappearing from British gardens and countryside forever

How to stop the humble hedgehog disappearing from British gardens and countryside forever

Daniel Allen, Keele University

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Max Caller (Source: Linkedin)

Who is Max Caller CBE - the man appointed to head up Government's Northamptonshire County Council investigation?

This week saw the announcement of a Government investigation into the state of Northamptonshire County Council's finances and the appointment of Max Caller CBE as the man to lead the inspection.
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Members of Save Northants Services pictured in January 2017

'Refusal to raise tax, austerity and policies favouring private sector to blame for Northamptonshire County Council woes'

A Northamptonshire campaign group has blamed the county council's refusal to raise council tax, austerity measures and policies which favoured the private sector for the current state of affairs at One Angel Square.
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Stick to a New Year’s resolution that could save your life: test your smoke alarms every month

With the the new year underway, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) is asking people to make the monthly testing of their smoke alarms a New Year’s resolution they stick to.
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Doing this could cost you big

Driving through a puddle in your car in Northamptonshire could land you a £5,000 fine

If you drive your car through puddles and splash people in Northamptonshire, you could be heading for a £5,000 fine.

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NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

The NHS has issued nine telltale signs you could have Australian Flu and it comes after a Scottish teenager died after taking ill with the deadly virus sweeping the country.

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Sajid Javid (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northamptonshire County Council only fourth authority subject of special inspection

Northamptonshire County Council is only the fourth authority to be the subject of a special investigation similar to the one ordered by Sajid Javid this week.
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Campaigners gathered outside Northampton county hall before a full council meeting in November. (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Last chance to have your say on proposed cuts to Northamptonshire libraries as public consultation ends tomorrow

The public consultation into the proposed cuts to library services in Northamptonshire finishes tomorrow.
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Northamptonshire businesses are reportedly selling better overseas.

Northamptonshire ends 2017 with bigger sales abroad - but UK sales 'uncertain'

Northamptonshire's businesses saw a growth spurt in overseas sales at the end of 2017, a survey has found.
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The 2018 Workplace Challenge launched at the start of this week.

New campaign to get Northamptonshire workers more active

A new campaign aimed at tackling inactivity in workplaces across Northamptonshire has launched, giving you the chance to get involved.
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Clockwise from top: Michael Ellis, Kevin McKeever, Chris Heaton-Harris and Philip Hollobone

Northamptonshire politicians react to Government's investigation of county council finances

Northamptonshire politicians have spoken out after the announcement that an inspector has been commissioned by the Government to look into concerns around financial management at the county council.
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Rita Bradshaw.

Northampton author spreads the love with new book

A Northamptonshire author is spreading the love with her new book this winter.

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