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Joint response from all borough and district councils on proposed library closures

All of the county’s borough and district councils have come together to respond to proposals which could see up to 28 libraries close.

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The CCN statement chimes with the views of county hall that an urgent review of the Government funding model - based on populations in 2013 - needs to take place

Northamptonshire had biggest rise in elderly of any county council area - but independent body says Whitehall funding fails to recognise it

The number of elderly people in county local authority areas has risen by half a million in just three years alone.

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Northamptonshire County Council says they will challenge the ombudsman's recommendations.

County council told to 'put things right' after Northamptonshire man foots £17,000 bill to cover gaps in care

Northamptonshire County Council has been scolded and told to "accept its faults" after a man was forced to pay more than £17,000 in private care costs for services he should have received from the local authority.
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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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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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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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Sajid Javid

BREAKING NEWS: Secretary of State launches investigation into Northamptonshire County Council over finances

A government inspector has been appointed to look into concerns around financial management at Northamptonshire County Council, it has been revealed.
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Superbug fuelled by food additive

Deadly superbug fuelled by food additive in cakes, juices and jams

A sugar additive found in cream cakes, fruit juices and jams has fuelled the rise of a killer superbug, according to new research.

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Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks fuelling obesity crisis in children AND adults

Fizzy drinks really are fuelling the obesity epidemic - among both children and adults, according to new research.

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Sajid Javid (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Sajid Javid tells House of Commons of 'additional £30m in funding' for Northamptonshire - but Government has still not told the council

Sajid Javid has told MPs in the House of Commons that Northamptonshire is to receive an extra £30 million in funding this year.
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Sajid Javid opens One Angel Square in October. (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Sajid Javid 'ready to consider' proposals for unitary authority in Northamptonshire

Sajid Javid has said he is "ready to consider" proposals to restructure Northamptonshire's local government as a unitary authority.

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Paul Crofts addresses the panel during BBC Radio Northampton's NCC Cuts debate which is aired tonight (Dec 19). (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northamptonshire County Council are strapped for cash because of Whitehall's low taxation and austerity policies, says campaigner

A Northamptonshire public services campaigner believes the Government's policy of low taxation amid a backdrop of austerity is to blame for the county council's dire financial situation.

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Councillor Robin Brown looks on as Councillor Heather Smith discusses the 2018-19 draft budget proposals. (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ageing UK population drove decision to direct more funds to adult care, says Northamptonshire County Council finance member

Northamptonshire County Council insists an increased demand for NHS services amid the UK's ageing population has added extra pressure on adult social care services in the county.
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Northamptonshire County Council leader Heather Smith. (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northamptonshire County Council leader admits she fears losing a referendum on council tax

Northamptonshire County Council leader fears losing a referendum on a council tax increase despite suggestions the public would be willing to pay more for public services.
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Moulton community centre.

Half of Northamptonshire village's parish councillors resign and walk out on meeting

A chairman of 13 years as well as half of the councillors of a Northampton village's parish council have tended their resignations.
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A workshop on how a unitary authority could work in Northamptonshire will be held on January 23.

'Back on the agenda': Borough council leader teases next step for Northamptonshire Unitary Authority

Plans to scrap Northamptonshire’s eight local councils and create a “super” authority could be back on the table after a year-long hiatus.
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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.
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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.
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Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

British citizens who fear immigrants and thought they threatened their values and way of life were more likely to have voted Brexit.

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