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ELECTION 2017: Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Following the political surprises of 2015 and 2016, there has been much reflection and debate on the accuracy of the polls in the run-up to the impending snap-election of 2017. It is fair to say that, although perhaps somewhat unfair on the pollsters, the EU referendum and US presidential election have exacerbated – rather than healed – the widespread loss of public faith in the polls induced by the 2015 general election debacle.

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Eating chocolate ‘lowers risk of irregular heartbeat’

Eating chocolate ‘lowers risk of irregular heartbeat’

It’s a guilty pleasure that men need six times a week but women can get by with just once - it’s eating chocolate.

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Flight delay predictions ahead of half-term bank holiday

Flight delay predictions ahead of half-term bank holiday

Thousands of Brits jetting off on city breaks this weekend could be faced with flight delays to popular European destinations.

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Cold callers the number one irritation for Brits

Cold callers the number one irritation for Brits

Cold callers, stepping in dog poo, queue-jumpers, kids screaming in public and people walking slowing in front of you are the top five things that make Brits say ‘get me outta here’, according to a new study by GalaSpins.com.

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Tesco urgently recalls lipstick and lollipop pens

Tesco urgently recalls lipstick and lollipop pens

Tesco has issued an urgent product recall notice for a range of pens due to fears that they could cause asphyxiation if accidentally swallowed.

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Two Daventry men remanded in custody following Northampton murder

Two Daventry men remanded in custody following Northampton murder

Two men have been remanded in custody, charged with the murder of 22-year-old Stuart Hutchings of Southfields, Northampton.

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Northampton friends killed in car crash remembered one year on at memorial bike ride through town centre

Over 80 cyclists rode through town centre last night (May 26) in memory of four friends from Northampton who died in a car crash last May.

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

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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54 Gold Street

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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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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Prestbury Road.

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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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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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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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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