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Discovery of ‘human waste’ contamination in cans at Coca-Cola plant sparks investigation

Coca-Cola and the PSNI have launched an investigation after a shipment of drinks cans at the company’s Lisburn plant were found to have been contaminated with what workers are speculating could be human waste, according to reports this week.

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The King William IV - also known as The King Billy - was closed in December 2016.

Village pub building spared from developers after being sold to local Northampton couple - but it will not reopen

A pub in Northampton will become a private house after it was sold earlier this month.
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Cllr Chris Millar

Daventry council leader just yards away when police opened fire on Westminster attacker

The leader of Daventry District Council has told how he was just yards away when police opened fire at Parliament.

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Chief executive Martin Sutherland outside the Errol Flynn Filmhouse.

Northampton filmhouse poised to open second screen next month

Film lovers are set to see Northampton's largest independent cinema double in size next month when it opens a second screen.

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Angel Street's new park and ride scheme has come under scrutiny. From left, Ged Carlton and Penny Smith of Northants Unison outside the new Angel Street development NNL-170313-172908009

SPECIAL REPORT: Will the county council plans to get people into its £53m HQ work?

More than 2,000 Northamptonshire County Council staff are set to move into a £53 million new office in the centre of town - but with only 65 parking spaces for car sharers and a park and ride scheme on offer, there are fears it just won’t work.

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The full cabinet voted to enact the proposals on March 15.

Northampton Borough Council votes new measures to manage safety in overcrowded houses

A law has been passed to help Northampton borough Council control and manage the number Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMO).

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Councillor Rufia Ashraf has welcomed news that the council will agree to hold meetings about improving match-day congestion in St James.

Flats in St James could get match-day parking permits to stop sports fans clogging up their streets

Northampton Borough Council has finally agreed to hold crunch talks about match-day parking congestion in St James after a group recommended parking permits for frustrated flats residents.

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Brian Binley at Sixfields last year. The former MP believes the borough council should call off its legal case against David Cardoza.

Former MP pleads with council to ‘cut its losses’ in legal battle against former Cobblers chairman

A former Northampton MP has called on the borough council to drop its legal fight against previous Cobblers chairman David Cardoza after the authority learned it would have to embark on a lengthy trial in order to win.

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Paul Blantern.

Northants council boss says performance pay will return despite last year’s fiasco

Performance-related pay WILL return At Northamptonshire County Council next year - despite a debacle that saw hundreds miss out on a £600 Christmas pay-rise in 2016.

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Former Cobblers chairman David Cardoza has hit out at Northampton Borough Council for pursuing legal action against him.

BREAKING NEWS: Former Northampton Town chairman David Cardoza says council case against him is "destined to fail" after judge's ruling

Former Cobblers chairman David Cardoza has lashed out at Northampton Borough Council in his first statement in 18 months following a decision by a High Court judge on the authority's legal action against him.
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Dagmar King's petition to improve the facilities at Northampton's coach station has been handed in at the Guildhall.

Nearly 900 sign petitions calling for Northampton's 'disgraceful' coach stop to be improved

A dire set of shelters on the edge of a "wasteland" where children have to "do their business on the street"  - was how the town's National Express terminal was described at a council meeting.

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Prime development land? Councillors have opposed the land near the Washlands area in Northampton being used for housing.

We will fight to protect our border from 2,200-home development vows Northampton Borough Council

Councillors ramped up the rhetoric on protecting land near Northampton's border from a possible 2,200 homes after all three political parties at the Guildhall vowed to fight proposals just south of town.
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Warning over tax rebate scam

Warning over tax rebate scam

A warning has been issued about a potential scam which involves the sending of fake emails or texts offering a tax rebate.

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Angel Street could be open as soon as next month - but there is still nowhere for staff to park in the town centre.

County council's park and ride scheme for £53m new HQ is 'destined to fail' fears councillor

A new park and ride scheme to serve up to 900 county council staff in Northampton "is destined to fail" according to a St James councillor.

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Traffic chaos around North Gate has become a regular occurrence.

BREAKING NEWS: Cameras WILL be installed in Northampton town centre to catch cars flouting road rules

Traffic enforcement cameras are set to be installed in Northampton town centre to stop motorists taking shortcuts through the congested inner ring road.
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WASPRA has welcomed the Government's announcement on funding the north-west bypass.

Thanks for the Northampton bypass pledge say campaigners...now commit to the rest of the road

Whitehall's £8million funding deal for a north-west bypass in Northampton will only dump traffic out at on an already congested road, fear campaigners.

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Mick George is starting to offer a bespoke paid-for wheelie bin service for those 'fed up of overflowing waste'.

Firm offers 'bespoke' bin service in Northampton - for those fed up of 'overflowing' waste

Northampton's environment chief has hit back at one of Cobblers' sponsors after the skip firm began offering its own wheelie bin service for those "fed up with overflowing bins".
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Budget 2017 LIVE: Full coverage and analysis

Budget 2017 LIVE: Full coverage and analysis

Welcome to our LIVE blog of today’s Prime Minister’s Questions and the Chancellor’s 2017 Budget.

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The backlog of buses in the Drapery on Monday were a result of gas works in Horse Market.

Bus boss: Northampton's inner-ring road 'chaos' is being caused by cars taking cross-town shortcuts

The boss of Northampton's biggest bus operator has called for vehicles to be banned from entering the town centre's inner ring road after two days of traffic chaos.

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