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Builders move in to start work on 82 new affordable homes within Northampton development

Work has started on 82 new affordable homes in Northampton.

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Eleanor Cross, Northampton

Borough given go-ahead to carry out vital repairs to Northampton landmark

Consent to carry out vital work to Northampton's Eleanor Cross has been given to the borough council, meaning the repairs can go ahead, it has been revealed.

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An outline map of the new homes planned for Brackley

New school in 1,000-home housing development in Northamptonshire will open next year

A new school, park and community will be built as part of a new, 1,000-home development in a Northamptonshire town, it has been revealed.

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Chris Heaton-Harris has been chosen as Buckingham Palace's 'hostage' today.

Daventry MP to be 'taken hostage' during Parliament opening today

Daventry's MP will be 'held hostage' at Buckingham Palace today during the state opening of Parliament.
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Ministry of Defence representative Colonel Stuart Williams shakes hands with Cheif Constable Simon Edens.

Northamptonshire Police signs Armed Forces Covenant to recognise service personnel's dedication to their country

Northamptonshire Police Chief Constable Simon Edens has signed a pledge for the force to treat service personnel and their families with fairness and respect.
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So far the council has only released external images of the museum expansion. One borough opposition leader believes it is time we saw more detail.

'Show the people what our £7.7m museum will look like,' demands Northampton opposition leader

A senior Northampton councilllor says it is time the Conservatives revealed more detailed plans for the town's £7.7 million museum expansion.
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Screens have now been removed from the grounds of Delapr Abbey, allowing an unrestricted view of the refurbished site.

Delay-hit Delapré Abbey scheme needs an extra £490k of council funding

Northampton Borough Council’s Cabinet will be asked to agree a further £490,000 of funding for work at Delapré Abbey.
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PM Theresa May

The biggest myths and misinterpretations following the election last week

General Election 2017: A lot has been said - and not all of it is true.

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A six-year-old boy nearly drowned at Danes Camp pool in 2002 in an incident that left him serious brain injuries. Yesterday the borough council settled the family's case for 13 million.

BREAKING NEWS: Family of boy who nearly drowned in Northampton pool at age of six win £13m compensation case against council

Northampton Borough Council has agreed to pay £13 million in compensation to the family of a boy who nearly drowned 'unnoticed' at a town swimming pool.
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Labour's savvy use of social media engaged students who don't read national newspapers - and convinced them to actually vote

Why Jeremy Corbyn's surge wasn't a surprise to me or other Northampton students

At 10pm on Thursday evening, I was as shocked as everyone else. Watching the TV coverage of the General Election, I, like many, could barely believe what I was hearing.
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Andrea Leadsom has been moved to an un-salaried role as part of a cabinet reshuffle.

Northamptonshire MP's role given to Michael Gove in cabinet reshuffle

South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom has been moved from her post as environment secretary to pave the way for Michael Gove to return to frontline politics.
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Northampton housing campaigner Norman Adams has called for the new Conservative Government to give the town what it needs - more social homes.

'Come on Theresa, build more social homes': campaigner's plea after Northampton's B&B bill leaps by more than £120k a month

A housing campaigner in Northampton has called on Theresa May to make a firm commitment on building social homes after figures revealed Northampton is spending around £130,000 a month placing families in bed and breakfasts.

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Deputy chief Deborah Needham revealed the hospital may facehaving to take outpatient appointments and elective procedures down to compensate for cancelled shifts.

Locum doctors at Northampton hospital cancelled A&E shifts at short notice because new tax rules cut pay

Some stand-in emergency department doctors cancelled their shifts at Northampton General Hospital because new tax rules led to a decrease in pay.
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Theresa May outside Downing Street after this afternoon's visit to meet the Queen

Theresa May confirms she will stay... with help from main Northern Ireland party

Theresa May has said she will form a Government with the help of the Democratic Unionists on an ad hoc basis to provide the UK with "certainty" for the future.

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The election count in Northampton

How the General Election unfolded across Northamptonshire

We covered election day and the results as they were announced across Northamptonshire.
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ELECTION 2017 NORTHAMPTON NORTH: Tories win...but only just as Labour come within 800 votes

It was an evening of intense pressure and sweaty brows for Northampton North candidates at Lings Forum.

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The Conservatives in Northamptonshire finished the night with celebrations.

ELECTION 2017 NORTHANTS: How the county voted

Northamptonshire remained blue after the seven local seats declared in the early hours, Labour saw an upswing in support, but UKIP's votes fell away.
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ELECTION 2017 NORTHAMPTON SOUTH: Emotions high as Labour run Tories close

Despite a close call, the Conservatives have held onto the Northampton South seat on a night anything could have happened.

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Michael Ellis and Conservative party representatives watch the count in Northampton

ELECTION 2017 NORTHAMPTON: Conservatives hold both Northampton seats

Northampton has stayed blue once again with the Conservatives taking both seats in the town at this year's General Election - but only just.

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ELECTION 2017 CORBY: MP pledges to fight to save urgent care centre after election victor

Conservative candidate Tom Pursglove admitted it had been a “tough fight” as he held his seat in the Corby constituency this morning.

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