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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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The county council announced some 10million of cuts to public services in October. Chris Stanbra (inset) says they should cut their own back office services first.

'Front line' libraries more important than county council's 'back office' services, says Northamptonshire's Lib Dems

An opposition leader is calling on the county council to cut their own "back office" big-budget spends over Northamptonshire's "front line" libraries and trading standards teams.

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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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VIDEO: Everything you need to know from Philip Hammond’s Budget

All the key facts from Philip Hammond’s Budget with our video graphics.

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Northamptonshire County Council leader, Councillor Heather Smith, says there is no chance of the county becoming a unitary authority.

SPECIAL REPORT: Think tank claims Northamptonshire should scrap district councils to resolve its money woes

Northamptonshire’s district councils - responsible for things like planning applications and bin collections - should be abolished or merged with the County Council, a new report by an influential think tank has found.

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Northamptonshire County Council announced plans to cut 9.6m last month - but the authority has not revealed how many jobs are at risk until now.

County council cuts place more than 200 jobs at risk in Northamptonshire, authority reveals

Plans to slash the number of libraries in Northampton and halve the Trading Standards workforce place more than 200 jobs at risk, Northamptonshire County Council has revealed.
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Councillors and county council staff applaud Sajid Javid, the local government minister, as he officially opened One Angel Square earlier this month.

Unpaid leave forced on thousands of Northamptonshire County Council staff

Northamptonshire County Council staff will have to take mandatory unpaid leave, the authority has confirmed.

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Leader of Northamptonshire County Council, Councillor Heather Smith

Leaked email reveals Tories timed cutbacks announcement at County Hall to increase election chances

Controversial proposals to cut £9.6 million from the county council budget were timed to give the Tories more chance of winning the 2019 borough elections, it has been revealed.

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Leader of Northamptonshire County Council, Councillor Heather Smith

EXCLUSIVE: Leaked email from leader reveals senior manager shake-up at County Hall after critical report...and concern over criticism from Tory colleagues

A leaked email from the leader of Northamptonshire County Council has revealed a critical report of the authority's handling of its finances led to changes to the senior management team at County Hall.
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General Election: Corby: Counting votes at Lodge Park Sports Centre for Corby and East Northants
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Former Corby MP candidate becomes UKIP deputy leader

An MEP who twice stood to become an MP in Corby has been named as UKIP’s deputy leader.

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Councillor Heather Smith has revealed another round of stinging cuts at Northamptonshire County Council.

Rural bus subsidies could be cut completely and the county's rogue trader taskforce halved as part of latest Northamptonshire cuts

Bus subsidies, libraries, roads gritting and Trading Standards all set for cuts as part of £9.6 million savings announced by Northamptonshire County Council today.
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Chief reporter Paul Lynch talks to the leader of Northamptonshire County Council, Councillor Heather Smith

BREAKING NEWS: Libraries in the firing line as Northants county council reveals how it will save £9.6 million

A review of Northamptonshire's libraries and getting communities to run them themselves is included in proposals to save £9.6 million by the county council, it has been revealed.

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Branch chairman of Unison, Penny Smith, outside One Angel Square.

Chief's departure should see Northamptonshire's next generation council plans shelved, urges union

A union representing some 8,000 health workers across Northamptonshire says the departure of the county council’s chief executive is a “watershed moment” for plans to split the authority into a set of mutual trusts.

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Tell Whitehall what you think. Sign our petition ('Review the share of 
Government money spent on Northamptonshire services).at: https://petition.parliament.uk/

Sign our petition for more Government funds for Northamptonshire

There comes a time when the official channels no longer work. A time when the people need to take a more direct form of action.

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Daventry District views sought on Government's council tax reduction scheme

Daventry District residents are being asked to have their say on proposals which could bring about a reduction in council tax for people on low income.

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Chief of Northamptonshire County Council, Paul Blantern, has announced his intention to resign in an email sent to staff today (October 2).

BREAKING NEWS: Chief executive of cash-strapped Northamptonshire County Council resigns

The chief executive of Northamptonshire County Council has tendered his resignation weeks after revealing the authority was on the brink of financial collapse.
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A Labour motion to kerb school parking and traffic problems was voted down by councillors.

Bid to see 20mph zones installed outside all Northamptonshire schools fails to win approval

A proposal to enforce 20mph zones and a range of safety measures outside of Northamptonshire schools failed to win the support of Conservatives at County Hall - even though one member revealed a man had been knocked over in his ward.
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The drop-in session is being held on October 4 at Saint Josephs Church in Long Buckby.

Draft plans could see additional housing built in Daventry village

Residents of a Daventry village are invited to have their say on draft plans to build new homes in the village.

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