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Firm wanting to build £160m power plant in Northampton to delay scheme by months for ‘review period’

A controversial plan to build a £60 million power plant in the heart of Northampton has been sent back to the drawing board for a further three to four months so developers can review it.

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Castle House, the former home of Barclaycard, stood in Marefair until it was demolished. Now there is debate over what should happen to the site.

‘We’ve waited long enough’: group to unveil its own plans for a park on Northampton Castle site

A neighbourhood group is set to unveil its vision to turn a Northampton town centre site into a heritage park - despite the county council’s plans to turn the former office block into houses.

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Figures show Northampton Borough Council is falling way behind on its council house rebuilding strategy. Campaigner Norman Adams believes the authority has the money - it needs to spend it.

Whopping 332 council houses sold in Northampton...but only 11 have been replaced

Ninety seven per cent of social homes bought by their tenants in Northampton have not been replaced by the council since 2012, new figures have revealed, leaving the authority woefully short of the Government target.

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Barriers have been placed around the Cobblers Last statue in Abington Street, after the area had become a hotspot for congregating groups and anti-social behaviour.

Cobblers statue fitted with a barrier in Northampton town centre - after monument became anti-social hotspot

A town centre statue in Northampton popular with congregating youths - and often seen as an anti-social behaviour hotspot - has been fitted with a new barrier.

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Eight businesses have applied for shop front grants on Gold Street as part of a bid to give the street a facelift.

Gold Street in Northampton set for £350,000 facelift after round of shop grants are approved

More than £350,000 will be spent improving the look of shop fronts in one of Northampton’s main shopping streets after eight businesses took up a council grant scheme.

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Brogan Warren, Sam Kay, Nicoletta Tocco and Krop Jones lost their lives in a tragic road accident in May.

Petition to have memorial bench installed in Northampton for crash victims turned down by council

A petition calling for Northampton Borough Council to provide a memorial bench for four tragic road crash victims after a ranger removed a makeshift shrine has been refused - because the council said it had already apologised.

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A body was buried in the wrong grave at Towcester Road Cemetery in the latest serious blunder the Chron has revealed by the firm Enterprise.

EXCLUSIVE: Grandmother’s body had to be exhumed and reburied in another traumatic incident at a Northampton cemetery

A distraught family had to watch their beloved ‘Nan’ buried twice because of another blunder by the firm who manages graveyards in Northampton - rubbishing claims a near identical error it made was an “isolated incident.”

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Westleigh Homes wants to build 82 houses on the site of a former middle school in Kingsthorpe.

Developer planning to build 82-house estate on former Northampton school land

The first full set of plans to turn a former middle school in Northampton into a housing estate has been submitted to the borough council, two years after outline permission was granted.

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Stephen Mold

Northamptonshire’s Police and crime commissioner steps down from council seat

Northamptonshire’s police and crime commissioner has quit his role as a councillor.

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Northampton council starts annual check to electoral register

Northampton council starts annual check to electoral register

Homes across Northampton will be contacted by the council as it reviews and updates the electoral register.

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Clockwise, from the top, Tom Pursglove MP for Corby, Peter Bone, MP for Wellingborough, David Mackintosh, MP for Northampton South, and Chris Heaton-Harris, MP for Daventry

Northamptonshire MPs reveal list of free gifts, trips abroad and donations to campaign funds

Donations and free gifts given to Conservative MPs in Northamptonshire have been revealed.

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An example of a "zombie knife". Photo: PA

Zombie knife sellers face jail as crackdown begins

Sellers of zombie knives will face jail from this week as a ban on the “horrific” weapons comes into force.

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Councillor Matthew Golby

Drive to reduce agency staff in Northamptonshire's child social care gets extra help

Northamptonshire County Council is to get outside help in its bid to reduce the number of agency staff in social services.

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Steel sculpture celebrating former Northampton factory approved

Steel sculpture celebrating former Northampton factory approved

A 3.5 metre-high steel sculpture and seating area is to be built to mark the influence of British Timken on Northampton.

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Jeremy Corbyn

Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn wins support from Northampton party members in leadership battle

Northampton Labour Party has nominated Jeremy Corbyn for Labour Labour by 72 votes to Owen Smith’s 13.

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The location plan for the new technology cluster next to the circuit. North is to the left, as is the A43. The Dadford Road runs horizontally through the plan. The grey-blue areas indicate the existing estate.

Updated plans issued for new technology cluster near Silverstone Circuit

Thousands of new jobs could be created by a new technology park next to the internationally renowned Silverstone Circuit

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Toni Eldridge, Northamptonshire Trading Standards officer, with Gary Brackenbury, quality assurance manager at Creative Tops

Firm signs up for business support service in Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire Trading Standards has signed up its 50th member to its Primary Authority business support service.

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Norman Adams

More than 6,000 Northampton council homes could be sold, campaigners fear

New Government rules could see as many as 6,000 council houses in Northampton sold off, a campaign group has said.

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Two gravediggers have lost their appeal against their sacking by Amey, which manages graveyards in Northampton and Daventry. As part of their tribunal the men claimed they had ben called to to 're-inter' bodies at Kingsthorpe Cemetery.

Loved one buried in wrong grave at Northampton cemetery after blunder by contractors

A family had to watch their deceased loved one be buried in the wrong plot in a Northampton cemetery because the hole had been dug in the wrong place, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.

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An artist's impression of the track, the M1 is in the background

Motocross track on course for planning approval near Crick

Councillors look set to approve a planning application for a new motocross track near Crick.

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