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Northamptonshire County Council could remove £650,000 from ‘bed blocking’ service as part of new cuts to public services

Hefty cuts planned to Northamptonshire County Council this year are about to change - after the authority revealed it will not be able to meet the £65 million target without reducing more services.

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Councillor Mohammed Aziz is suing Northampton Borough Council for costs after his planning application was refused.

Tory borough councillor to claim costs back... after Tory-run Northampton Borough Council refused his house plan

A councillor is applying to the local authority for costs after his ex-planning committee colleagues turned down an application of his.

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Special police investigators looking into donations to Northampton MP’s election fund

Special police investigators looking into donations to Northampton MP’s election fund

A set of payments made to MP David Mackintosh’s Northampton South fighting fund are being investigated by police, after the force was passed on files by the Electoral Commission.

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Daventry District Council to examine ‘unitary options’ for the future governance of the county

Daventry District Council to examine ‘unitary options’ for the future governance of the county

A sum of £25,000 looks set to be stumped up by Daventry District Council to explore ‘unitary options’ for the county.

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David Mackintosh MP has called for borough council chief executive David Kennedy to resign in an astonishing statement on the ongoing Sixfields saga.

MP accuses Northampton Borough Council of a ‘cover up’ in shock statement on £10.25m Sixfields loan

The fallout over the missing £10.25 million loan to the Cobblers has erupted into full-scale war - with a Northampton MP now accusing his former borough council colleagues of a “cover up” and calling on the chief executive to resign.

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A tribunal has found in favour of Brixworth parish councillor Stephen Pointer, who sued the parish under the Equality Act.

Two year legal battle over a Northants councillor’s iPad finds in claimant’s favour

A registered blind Northamptonshire councillor who sued his parish for not providing him with a reading aide has won his case - following a two year legal duel.

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The funeral cortege for Cllr John Bailey

Family, friends and colleagues attend funeral for Wellingborough’s longest serving councillor

Hundreds of people attended the funeral of a councillor who has served on Wellingborough Council for almost half a century.

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A development of 54 homes off Whites Lane, Harlestone, has been turned down by planning committee.

Rural Northants village wins fight against ‘urban’, ‘unimaginative’ homes scheme

Northamptonshire villagers claimed a David versus Goliath victory against one of the country’s biggest housebuilders, after their protest over a homes scheme got it thrown out.

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Brian Markham has won the Westone by-election.

Shock win for former mayor in Northampton by-election

A former mayor pulled off a shock win in a Northampton by-election - giving the Liberal Democrats only a third seat on the borough council.

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Alan Mills in charge for the first year reading the charter at Rowell Charter Fair in 2015

Tributes paid to well-known councillor who served Rothwell and Kettering

Tributes have been paid to a councillor who represented his town as well as being a member of the borough council.

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Andrea Leadsom has been blocked from speaking on behalf of her constituents in a House of Lords inquiry over HS2.

Northamptonshire MP Leadsom barred from taking part in HS2 Inquiry

Northamptonshire South MP Andrea Leadsom has been blocked from speaking on the HS2 rail scheme in the House of Lords - even though her constituents would be among the most affected by the line.

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Oundle bus crash raised in House of Commons

The school bus crash in Oundle has been raised in Parliament this morning (Thursday) by constituency MP Tom Pursglove.

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Relatives at the war memorial in Norton. Photos by Richard Oliver

Trainee wartime pilot who crashed plane on Borough Hill remembered by Norton village

In August 1941 a young trainee pilot hit one of the masts on Borough Hill and crashed in Norton Parish.

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Pictures from inside the home of an 80-year-old woman in the East of Northampton. Photos show piping left exposed at the property.

Call to improve social housing repair work voted down by Northampton Tories

A motion calling for pressure to be placed on Northampton Partnership Homes (NPH) to improve the standard of social housing repairs was voted down, despite evidence an 80-year-old’s home was left with exposed pipes.

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Shisha shelter set for Northampton restaurant

Shisha shelter set for Northampton restaurant

A shelter for people to smoke shisha pipes looks set to get temporary planning permission in Northampton while councillors work out if it is a good idea.

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Huge warehouses will destroy ‘green buffer’ with Northamptonshire village, say residents

A massive dual warehouse plan on the edge of Northampton will erode the last bit of green land between a village and an industrial estate, its residents fear.

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Breeding bat colony discovery puts work to Northampton flats back weeks

Residents in a block of Northampton flats will have to endure scaffolding outside their homes for much longer than expected - after breeding bats were found on the top floor.

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Multi-million pound offers were made to develop the land around Sixfields Stadium in 2015, new evidence has revealed, but none were succesful.

EXCLUSIVE: Leaked papers reveal Northampton Town’s loan disaster could have been averted by land sale

Offers of up to £24.5 million to develop the land around Sixfields Stadium were on the table in January of last year, leaked papers have revealed.

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South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom was appointed Environment Secretary by the new Prime Minister, Theresa May

Anti-fox hunting group starts petition calling on Northants MP Andrea Leadsom to resign her role as Environment Secretary

A campaign group dedicated to keeping the fox hunting ban has started a petition calling for south Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom to resign her position as Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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