Residents warned of increase in construction traffic after approval is given for 201 new homes in Northamptonshire town

More than 200 new homes will be built in a Northamptonshire town after planners gave the go-ahead to developers.

Kingsley Nursing Home is set to close down following a scathing CQC report.

Northampton nursing home that did not give residents enough to eat and dressed people in the ‘wrong clothes’ is closing

A home for the elderly in Northampton has revealed it is to close down shortly after receiving a shocking report from Government inspectors, which found some residents were losing weight and becoming dehydrated through poor care.

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Tony Ansell may have have won awards for his Abington Park cafe, but objectors say he should be made to bid for the use of the public building.

Others should be allowed to bid for Abington Park’s cafe to stop councillor’s ‘monopoly’ say objectors

A Conservative councillor’s hope of re-negotiating the lease of his cafe in Northampton has come up against objections, with some accusing the council of allowing a colleague a catering “monopoly” over the park.

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Jonathan Nunn has talked about dealing with his anger, after an assault threatened to end his political career 12 years ago. He is now set to take over as leader of Northampton Borough Council.

‘I have learned from my mistakes’ says new Northampton Borough Council leader, who was convicted of assault 12 years ago

Twelve years ago - his political career looked to be in tatters. But following the unexpected departure of Mary Markham as leader of Northampton Borough Council this week – Jonathan Nunn is almost certainly set to step into the top job.

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Wellingborough Prison has been closed since 2012

Extra security now in place at Wellingborough Prison after Travellers’ eviction

Concrete barriers have been installed at a former prison to stop any illegal encampments on the site.

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Northampton Borough Council's cabinet voted against plans to lift the Barn Owl's covenant earlier this evening.

BREAKING NEWS: Cabinet votes to keep protective covenant for Northampton pub despite fears doing so would cost taxpayer £200k

A controversial move to keep a Northampton pub's protective covenant in place that caused a split between the Conservative group and prompted it's leader to quit, has now been ratified.

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Jonathan Nunn is almost certian to be the new leader of Northampton Borough Council.

Jonathan Nunn will take over as leader of Northampton Borough Council, source confirms

The new leader of Northampton Borough Council is almost certain to be its current deputy Jonathan Nunn, after no other Conservative party members put their hat in the ring to take the top job.

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Gil Baldwin

Northampton charity chief’s wage irked you, but why are we obsessed with the pay of CEOs?

Terrible. Awful. Disgusting.

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Councillor James Hill, outside the Barn Owl in Rectory Farm. A campaign to keep the pub has - ultimately - resulted in the resignation of the councuil leader.

‘It’s not what I wanted’ says Northampton councillor whose campaign led to his boss’s resignation

The councillor whose campaign to save a Northampton pub led to the leader of the authority standing down, has told of his regret that the move led to her resignation.

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Sekhemka has ‘gone for good’, fear Northampton campaigners, after it is confirmed the statue is in the US

Sekhemka has ‘gone for good’, fear Northampton campaigners, after it is confirmed the statue is in the US

Campaigners who fought tooth and nail to keep the Sekhemka statue in Northampton fear it will never be seen again after the Egyptian monument was exported to the United States.

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Robert Orr, sales and marketing manager at Westleigh

Housing developers pledge £400,000 to Northampton as work starts on 41 new homes

Work on 41 new homes in Northampton's Eastern District has started and developers have pledged £400,000 to community services.

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Cllr Mary Markham

UPDATE: Leader of Northampton Borough Council to resign over fears the authority could lose £200,000

Mary Markham, leader of Northampton Borough Council is set to resign from the post after disagreements with colleagues over the future of a pub.

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Cllr Colin Poole at the construction site for the Daventry Hill School off Ashby Road

Plans moving ahead for Daventry’s regeneration

The regeneration of Daventry is something those who live here have heard about for more than a decade.
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Northampton Partnership Homes' 300 staff could be moving to a newly renovated buildign at St Peter's Way roundabout.

Council to buy former gas holder land for £1.5m and provide new ‘base’ for Northampton Partnership Homes

Acres of land once home to a large gas holder in the centre of Northampton could be bought by the borough council for £1.5 million as a new HQ for local authority homes.

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Eamonn Fitzgerald - AKA Fitzy - has no regrets about his decision to vote leave earlier this year... and many of you agree.

Brexit is hitting Northampton’s market says vocal veg trader - ‘but I don’t regret a thing’

Northampton’s most outspoken market trader says he doesn’t regret voting for Brexit even though his fruit and veg stall has been hit by a stagnating pound and the rising cost of imports... and several of you feel the same.

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Previous cafe' of the year winner Tony Ansell wants to 'regularise' the seating arrangement outside his premises.

Northampton café’s boundaries to be ‘formalised’ a year after calls were made to reel in owner’s outdoor area

A cafe-owning councillor who came under fire last year when his outdoor seating appeared to be spreading across Abington Park, is to have his table arrangements “formalised” by his Tory colleagues.

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Northampton Borough Council needs to find ways of delivering a further 5,000 homes within the next five years.

Council to discuss how Northampton finds room for an extra 5,000 homes over the next five years

Northampton needs to find room for another 5,000 homes - on top of the 8,328 already planned - over the next five years, or it will find itself at the mercy of a raft of half-baked developments.

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The main retail units. The site is planned for shops, a 'food-hall' style store, and fast food restaurant with drive-throug. Further up the site towards Warwick Street are plans for a hotel, family restaurant and retirement home.

New images released of shops and restaurants planned for Daventry as consultation starts

New images of revised plans for retail units, a food hall, and restaurants have been released as a public consultation gets underway.

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The London Road/Western Avenue junction. Photo from Google Maps

Improvements to ‘at capacity’ junction in Daventry backed by planners

Requirements to improve a main junction in Daventry have been backed by planning officers.

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