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Northants County Council’s £2.5m redundancy payouts in past year

Northamptonshire County Council has paid out £2.5m in redundancy packages in the past 12 months.

Corby Council leader Tom Beattie

Corby Council leader: We don’t want unitary authority here

Corby Council leader Tom Beattie has publicly declared his opposition to the Government’s proposal to scrap the authority and merge it with three other councils.

A council spokesman said the authority would be defending the legal challenges.

Fight to save Northamptonshire libraries taken to High Court after young girl's plea

The fight to save 21 Northamptonshire libraries has reached the High Court after a young girl applied for a judicial review against the county council.

The John Greenwood Shipman Centre offers short break care for disabled children and young people.

Parents worried as specialist Northampton respite care centre faces uncertain future

The parents who use a specialist Northampton respite care centre for children are worried the service may come to an end after a 32 per cent reduction in funding.

An artist's impression of the new school in Barrack Road, Northampton

Multi-million-pound school building project in Northampton hailed a ‘dog’s dinner’ as it goes £11.4m over budget

A new school heralded as one of Northampton’s key regeneration projects has gone £11.4m over budget and a broke county council  is having to pick up the tab to make sure it opens in time.

The FBU says it cannot support commissioner Stephen Mold's takeover of the fire service budget.

Firefighters' union condemns police commissioner's takeover of Northamptonshire's fire service

The police commissioner's takeover of Northamptonshire's fire brigade budget is a threat to the 'neutrality' of the service, a union has claimed.

County Hall in Northampton

New Northants County Council chief executive’s experience questioned

The appointment of the new chief executive officer at under-threat Northamptonshire County Council has been questioned by councillors.

Northamptonshire County Council leader Heather Smith told the BBC ring-fenced monies given by Public Health England may have been used in adult social care.

Further fears for under-fire Northamptonshire County Council as millions of pounds worth of health spending is called into question

Millions of pounds worth of funding handed to Northamptonshire County Council may not have been used for its intended purpose.

Free parking periods in Northampton could shrink under county council plans.

CUTS U-TURN: Free on-street parking periods in Northampton to shrink and prices to rise

The county council plans to wring an extra £300,000 from motorists in Northampton through on-street parking by shrinking free periods and raising charges.
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