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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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County Hall, George Row

Agency social workers offered up to £15k lump sum and five days' holiday to stay... six months after Northamptonshire County Council staff denied pay increments

Social workers on temporary contracts are being offered sizeable 'golden hellos' and extra annual leave to stay with County Hall.

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FARMING MATTERS: Farmers are at greater risk of skin cancer

FARMING MATTERS: Farmers are at greater risk of skin cancer

Sunshine and fresh air are good for us, we all need Vitamin D for healthy bones, teeth and muscles. Farmers probably get more Vitamin D than most. But the flip side to this is their increased risk of skin cancer.

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Northampton town centre could house six new flats if plans get approval

A Northampton town centre street could have six new flats should plans for the conversion of the mixed use building be given the green light.

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Tom Wood took time to chat to Saints fans after Friday's crucial win (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Foden hoping Saints skipper Wood avoids further punishment

Ben Foden is hoping Saints skipper Tom Wood still gets an England chance next month.

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The Saints supporters celebrated a superb win for their side on Friday night (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Northampton Saints 23 Stade Français 22: Tom Vickers' review and player ratings

Saints certainly saved their best until last.

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Ahsee Tuala scored the crucial try for Saints six minutes from time (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Mallinder thanks 'magnificent' Saints supporters after stirring comeback against Stade

Jim Mallinder thanked the Saints supporters for providing the inspiration his side needed to earn a dramatic victory against Stade Français on Friday night.

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Ben Foden scored for Saints (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Saints stage stunning fightback to see off Stade and claim Champions Cup spot

Saints produced an incredible comeback as they beat Stade Francais 23-22 to secure Champions Cup rugby for next season.

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The Mounts Baths will have its changing rooms renovated.

Communal changing room proposed for Northampton swimming pool to make it closer to 'original 1930s style'

A Northampton swimming pool is having its separate male and female changing rooms ripped out and renovated to make a communal "changing village".
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South Northamptonshire Council leader Ian McCord

Council leader admits he “may have been” insensitive with Facebook post in aftermath of Manchester attack

The leader of South Northamptonshire Council has admitted that a Facebook post he wrote in the aftermath of the Manchester terror attack “may have been” insensitive.

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Coins and jewellery worth more than £10k stolen from Northampton home

Burglars broke into a Northampton property while the owners were on holiday and escaped with jewellery and collectable coins worth more than £10,000.
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VIDEO: Northampton's raccoon is enjoying life in animal centre before being rehomed

A raccoon that invaded a Northampton home through the cat flap is now enjoying a stay at the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange animal centre before being rehomed at a specialist centre.

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Humphries was sentenced in Northampton Crown Court yesterday (May 26).

Rapist who attacked two teenage girls in Northampton may die in prison after 23-year sentence

A 61-year-old man from Northampton has been jailed for raping two teenage girls.
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Cedarwood Care Home was due to be extended

Firm plans to demolish Northampton care home it was due to extend.. in favour of new flats

A care home owner has performed a U-turn on plans to overhaul a closed Northampton nursing home after apparently deciding the community needs new flats instead.

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Go on a Summer Holiday in Northampton

The first show in NMTC’s busy 2017 season is the new musical, Summer Holiday, based on the 1963 Cliff Richard movie.

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Are you unknowingly breaking the law on the road?

Are you unknowingly breaking the law on the road?

One in four motorists admit to regularly ‘taking risks’ on the road, a study has found.

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Saints celebrate a wicket in their defeat to Old Northamptonians (Pictures: Dave Ikin)

NCL RESULTS SPECIAL: Horton’s unbeaten start ended as they are downed by Dawborn

Horton House’s unbeaten start to the season came to an abrupt halt as they were crushed by six wickets by Hevey Building Supplies Northants Cricket League premier division leaders Peterborough.

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The children got to say what they were putting in the capsule.

Northampton playschool send postcards and presents to the next generation with time capsule

A Northampton preschool has buried a time capsule to celebrate the opening of a new outdoor play area and garden.

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Sam Hoskins in action during the 2-1 defeat to Scunthorpe United in January. He was injured in training the following week, and hasn't played since

Busy summer ahead for Hoskins as he targets Cobblers playing return

While most of his team-mates jet off for their sunshine breaks, Sam Hoskins is facing a summer of hard work at Sixfields - and he is more than happy to be putting the graft in.

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ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017: Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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