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Affordable homes plan for four villages in Northamptonshire

Thirty-three affordable homes are being built in four Northamptonshire villages, a housing developer has announced.

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An artist's impression of the new homes being built in Earls Barton by housing developer, David Wilson Homes

New homes come with £2.4 million investment pledge by housing developer in Northamptonshire

A housing developer has pledged to invest more than £2.4 million into a Northamptonshire village including money for education, health and sports facilities.

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Northamptonshire County Council wants to merge it's in-house adult social care department and Olympus Care.

UKIP fears Northamptonshire council's care merger is 'like moving deckchairs on the Titanic' while staff fear redundancies

A move aimed at saving Northamptonshire County Council more than £9 million by merging Olympus Care and its own in-house adult social care department will just shift money around, not save it, according to UKIP.
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The former British Rail Sports & Social Club has been converted to a night shelter for rough sleepers.

New shelter for Northampton's rough sleepers stays closed as council continues search for volunteers

An emergency night shelter for rough sleepers remains shut this month as Northampton Borough Council searches for more volunteers to help run it.
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The Government is set to give Northamptonshire County Council funding to make the A361 in the west of the county less dangerous.

Council to receive £17m to fix Northamptonshire's roads after FOI reveals around 500 sue for pothole damage every year

A £1.1 million designated pothole grant is included in a £17 million package of Government funding aimed at fixing the county's routes.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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The planned canal arm; the iCon roundabout is on the left and the Grand Union Canal on the right.

Daventry canal arm proposals given planning approval

Planning permission was granted on Wednesday evening for the Daventry canal arm, linking the town to the Grand Union Canal.

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The Guildhall, Northampton Borough Council

Chron puts in FoI to name Northampton Borough councillors who failed to pay Council Tax

The Chronicle & Echo has put in a Freedom of Information request to name the Northampton Borough Councillors who failed to pay their council tax.

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The land at Buckton Fields as been earmarked for a 1,050 home development.

Councillors 'went back on their word' by agreeing to sell land for huge Northampton housing estate

Conservatives on Northamptonshire County Council have been accused of going back on their word - after agreeing to sell land for the Buckton Fields development despite saying they would hold off until roads and infrastructure were in place.
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A map of the proposed Hampton Green site, which would be built near Hardingstone

Housing estate of more than 500 homes proposed for edge of Northampton

A total of 525 one and four-bedroomed houses could be built near Hardingstone.

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Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to defend your right to know

Today is your last chance to stand up and defend a free British press - and your right to know.

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Northamptonshire County Council has renewed its drive for new adopters to take in vulnerable children.

Northamptonshire County Council renews calls for adopters to take on vulnerable children

An urgent appeal to find families for vulnerable children in Northamptonshire has been made by the county council.

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Chief executive of SEMLEP, Stephen Catchpole said more firms have considered coming to Northamptonshire since the decision to leave the EU.

SEMLEP chief says Northamptonshire is built to weather the Brexit storm

More overseas firms have expressed an interest in moving to Northamptonshire since the UK voted to leave the EU, according to the region's enterprise partnership.

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Seven borough councillors in Northampton were sent reminder notices for not paying their council tax in 2015/16. Three still owe money.

Seven Northampton councillors were issued reminders to pay their council tax last year - and three still haven't paid

A Freedom of Information request has revealed seven of Northampton's 45 borough councillors had to be sent reminders to pay their council tax last year... and three still owe some of the money.

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Northampton Borough Council is on the verge of setting up a social lettings agency in the town.

New 'benchmark'-setting lettings agency aimed at improving rented homes could be up and running in Northampton by April

Northampton Borough Council is set to give the green light to a new social lettings agency - which it claims will act as a "benchmark" for responsible landlords in the town.

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Protestors have scored a victory in St James after the county council agreed not to ban the left turn from Spencer Bridge Road into Weedon Road.

Council agrees not to 'ban' busy left turn in St James after Smart corridor scheme backlash

A controversial measure banning a left turn at a busy Northampton junction as part of a so-called Smart Corridor scheme in St James has been scrapped after a public backlash.

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DDC's offices

Northamptonshire County Council is at risk of ‘insolvency’ due to financial crisis, claims district council

Northamptonshire County Council’s financial position is ‘grave’ and it is at ‘substantial risk’ of becoming insolvent, another authority has claimed.

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The planned canal arm; the iCon roundabout is on the left and the Grand Union Canal on the right.

Plans for Daventry canal arm recommended for approval

Plans for the controversial canal arm into Daventry look set to be given approval next week.

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