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Pioneering BBC project secures two local democracy reporters for Chron and sister titles in Northamptonshire

The Northampton Chronicle & Echo and its sister titles in the county will be taking on two local democracy reporters to help cover council and public meetings in Northamptonshire as part of the BBC’s Local News Partnerships.

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The area proposed for two rail freight terminals to the south of Northampton

More questions need answering over impact rail freight terminal plans near Northampton say councillors

Controversial plans for a rail freight terminal to the south of Northampton will be "looked at in greater detail" by councillors.

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Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

Xenophobic Brits more likely to have voted Brexit claims study

British citizens who fear immigrants and thought they threatened their values and way of life were more likely to have voted Brexit.

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Enterprise has come under fire for its environmental maintenance services in Northampton.

New contractor for bins and fly-tipping in Northampton must 'learn from Enterprise's mistakes', says councillor

Northampton residents should have a direct line to report flytipping hotspots and environmental problems in their area, a councillor has said.

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Lady's Lane could be made into a dual carriageway to support any future developments on Greyfriars.

Pedestranise Greyfriars and link it up to the rest of Northampton town centre, say Labour councillors

A motion to rework the one-way road around the Greyfriars site into a dual carriageway with pedestrianised access to the Grosvenor's Centre has been submitted to Northampton Borough Council.

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Donald Trump's retweeting has been met with widespread condemnation.

Should Trump visit be cancelled? Northampton MPs have their say

Donald Trump's "mistakes" should not get in the way of the relationship between the UK and US, a Northampton MP has said.
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The former restaurant in Wellington Street could be converted into a church.

Empty Northampton restaurant could find new life as a church

A former Northampton restaurant could be converted into a church.
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The flats would be built on the shops of Abington Street.

Northampton town centre high street could be built up with three new storeys and 50 new flats

Over 50 new flats could be built in the middle of Northampton town centre above a main high street.
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Campaigners say the roads will be a "super rat run" unless they open together.

'Just leave a big ditch in it': Residents' group says complete multi-million-pound roads together or else face 'super rat run'

Two major Northampton road projects should stand unfinished and shut to the public until they can open together, according to residents living near the routes.

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Developers Xcite Projects Ltd want to use this green space to make a roundabout for yet-to-happen housing development.

Council prepares to hand over last green space in Northampton neighbourhood to developers

The last speck of green land in a Northampton neighbourhood could be given away to developers next week despite homeowner's protests.
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The Buckton Fields masterplan. An objection for more infrastructure will now be sent back to Daventry District Council.

'We want roads first': Council objects to Buckton Fields plan for 600 more homes after protests by Northampton folk

The borough council has lodged a formal objection to a plan to build nearly 700 more homes near Northampton after a lobbying effort by community groups.

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The county council announced some 10million of cuts to public services in October. Chris Stanbra (inset) says they should cut their own back office services first.

'Front line' libraries more important than county council's 'back office' services, says Northamptonshire's Lib Dems

An opposition leader is calling on the county council to cut their own "back office" big-budget spends over Northamptonshire's "front line" libraries and trading standards teams.

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Northampton's housing stock has declined in the last five years.

Northampton Borough Council struggling to match Government promise to replace properties sold via Right To Buy, data suggests

Council-managed homes in Northampton are being sold but not replaced despite a Government promise to do so made in 2012.
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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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A protest gathered outside County Hall yesterday in support of Option Four.

Named: The 32 county councillors who blocked a bid to spare Northamptonshire's libraries from cuts

Yesterday, 32 county councillors said "no" to a chance to spare Northamptonshire's libraries from a proposal to cut £10million from services.

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The scene outside the High Street store

Recycling reminder after piles of furniture dumped outside Northamptonshire air ambulance shop

People donating items to Daventry’s Air Ambulance Service shop are being asked not to leave them at the back of the shop without first speaking to staff.

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A protest group gathered outside county hall to support "option four".

'Option four' motion to spare Northamptonshire's libraries from cuts rejected by county council

Councillors have rejected a bid to offer a "spare Northamptonshire's libraries" option to the public as part of a proposal to cut £10million from services.

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Leader of the council Heather Smith says the public "understands" the cuts her cabinet are proposing.

"The public understands": Cabinet defends proposed cuts to Northamptonshire's services amidst calls to resign

The leader of Northamptonshire County Council Heather Smith has responded to a call for her and her cabinet to resign over a slew of proposed cuts to services by saying "the public understands the position we are in".
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Parking enforcement officers could be kitted out with body-worn cameras to help deter abuse.

Northampton parking attendants could get body cameras in bid to curb abuse from public

Parking officers in Northampton could be kitted out with body-worn video cameras in a bid to deter abusive behaviour.
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VIDEO: Everything you need to know from Philip Hammond’s Budget

All the key facts from Philip Hammond’s Budget with our video graphics.

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