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'Dear communities secretary - let Northamptonshire's budget through' urges Labour

Labour leaders have written a desperate plea to the communities secretary calling for him to allow Northamptonshire County Council's budget to stand.

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Just some of the weapons seized as part of the operation across Northamptonshire.

Pistols, truncheons and knives seized as part of week-long operation in Northamptonshire

More than a dozen people have been arrested and weapons from pistols to axes have been seized as part of a week-long operation in Northamptonshire.

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Company boss Steve Allan was defrauded of 55k by a conman who cloned his passport... and the culprit might still be out there.

'Someone out there is pretending to be me': Northampton business owner defrauded of 55k by conmen

A Northampton businessman fears he could be defrauded at any moment because a confidence trickster who stole £55,000 from his company still has a cloned passport.
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The Poppy Field Farm pub had been the subject of food poisoning claims, which Greene King now says cannot be supported.

Pub bosses say no link between food poisoning claims and Northampton venue

An investigation has found no link between a number of food poisoning reports made last weekend and a Northampton pub.
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Councillor James Hill outside the Barn Owl pub before it closed.

Council and owners of shut-down Northampton pub reach out-of-court settlement over covenant

A long-running battle between Rectory Farm residents and the pub company who sold off their local watering hole looks to have come to an end with the offer of a community payout.
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Protestors outside today's heated meeting at County Hall.

COUNTY COUNCIL BUDGET: Crucial meeting could be a 'fire sale' warns Northampton parliamentary candidate

The delayed county council budget next week is going to be a "fire sale" due to the financial woes facing the authority, a Northampton parliamentary candidate has warned.
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The temporary head of regeneration at Northampton Borough Council earned 1.3k a day, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.

Northampton regeneration chief earned £1.3k A DAY during six-month stint

An opposition leader has slammed spending controls at Northampton Borough Council after it emerged a former regeneration chief earned more than £1,300 a day.
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County council leader Councillor Heather Smith at the opening of the One Angel Square building  - which the authority now hopes to sell.

Northamptonshire County Council's £40.9m hope for selling off capital among reasons for labeling its budget 'unlawful'

Opposition leaders say it comes as no surprise a budget-setting meeting dubbed the most important in Northamptonshire's history was postponed by auditors.
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The M1 remains closed after an incident earlier this afternoon.

M1 closed in Northamptonshire after incident involving pedestrian

A major motorway through Northamptonshire remains closed after "an incident involving a pedestrian" this afternoon.
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Mohammed Haque's sentence for a set of horrific attacks in Northampton has been increased by judges - at his appeal hearing.

Sex attacker who assaulted a woman in a Northampton park and an OAP in her home has sentenced increased

A 'dangerous' sex attacker from Northampton has earned himself an extra month in jail after wasting top judges' time with a 'truly hopeless' sentence appeal.
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A number of customers have made complaints about the Poppy Field Farm in Duston.

Investigation launched after Northampton pubgoers claim to have been given food poisoning

Owners of a popular pub in Northampton have lodged an investigation after a number of customers complained of sickness on Friday night.

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A dumped mattress sits on a pathway in Lings. Residents in the east of Northampton believe waste contractors Enterprise have 'given up'.

Bins contractor has 'given up' on the east of Northampton say residents

The contractors in charge of cleaning up in Northampton have "given up" according to people in the east of the town who have seen fly-tipped waste stay in situ for four months now.
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Cobblers fans have been jailed after a brawl at the RAOB Club in Coventry.

Cobblers fans jailed after glass was thrown at Coventry fan in away-game brawl

Twelve men have been jailed after a fight broke out between Northampton Town and Coventry fans and a glass was thrown into a supporter's face.
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A new NSPCC report has revealed the shocking extent of sex crimes against children in the county.

Babies aged one and under were among victims of sex crimes in Northamptonshire last year

Two sex crimes were recorded against children in Northamptonshire every day last year a new study has found.
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Damien Culverhouse.

Calls to track down Northampton man after assault

A Northampton man of no fixed abode is being sought in connection with an assault.
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Police have made six arrests following a series of thefts in the South Northamptonshire area.

Police swoop on Northamptonshire traveller site after series of thefts in the county

Six people have been arrested at a traveller site in Northamptonshire after reports of a spate of tool thefts in the south of the county.
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Leader of the council Heather Smith and her cabinet has been accused of "catastrophic failures" by Northamptonshire's labour group.

Government must step in and run Northamptonshire County Council after Tory leadership's 'catastrophic failings', says Labour

Labour parliamentary candidates have called on the communities secretary to step in and run Northamptonshire County Council after the authority imposed spending controls on itself yesterday.

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EXCLUSIVE: Four-year-old among more than 100 youngsters caught with knives on grounds of Northamptonshire schools

Teachers confiscated a blade from a four-year-old boy in Northamptonshire according to a shock new study of knives in schools.

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Detective superintendent Dennis Murray

EXCLUSIVE: Knife scanners could be put into some Northamptonshire schools says top police officer

Knife scanners could be appropriate in some schools known to have a "knife problem" a top Northamptonshire police officer has said - even though teaching unions fear the move could turn the education system into "prisons".

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Northampton General Hospital

EXCLUSIVE: Shocking 60 per cent rise in people with stab wounds being treated at NGH

The number of people presenting at Northampton General Hospital with stab wounds has risen by 60 per cent over five years.

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