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Andrea Leadsom welcomes Northamptonshire real ale brewery to Parliament

South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom welcomed one of the county's real ale breweries to a House of Commons bar earlier this month.

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Northamptonshire auction of rare and original Star Wars toys could fetch £20,000

A man from Brackley has handed over his 1970s Star Wars toy collection for auction where it is expected to fetch between £10,000 and £20,000.
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The first 1million of grant funding will be open to applications in January 2018

HS2 start £5 million fund to create and restore woodlands on land within 25 miles of route

Owners of land up to 25 miles from the HS2 line in Northamptonshire are being invited to apply for a woodland grant as part of a tree planting scheme.

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Silverstone CE Primary School opening. (Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Long-awaited Northamptonshire school officially opens

It had been a long time coming and a year in the making but on Wednesday, Silverstone Church of England Primary School was officially opened.
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Craig White an accessibility planning officer for Northamptonshire County Council and Matt Hammon (driver) a managing consultant show-off the Mercedes Benz mini-bus intended for use from 2008.

Council proposal could spell the end for key rural bus service in Northamptonshire

A Northamptonshire County Council proposal could see a vital bus service end in 2018, potentially leaving people in rural parts of the county with no means of getting into towns and villages.
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Government report offers hope to opponents of plans for two Northamptonshire rail freight interchanges

A Government report published this month suggests the construction of two rail freight interchanges south of Northampton may not be beneficial to national infrastructure, hinting that railways should instead prioritise commuter use.

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South Northamptonshire village residents attend HS2 information event to express their concerns

South Northamptonshire residents' dislike and disapproval of the HS2 project were reiterated at a community information event held at Sulgrave Manor on Thursday evening.

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'I need it to get to bed': Daventry man heavily fined after stealing golf buggy and drink-driving it home

A Daventry man arrested for stealing a golf buggy from a masquerade ball and driving it drunk via a pit-stop in a drive-thru McDonald's told police officers he needed the vehicle to "get home to bed".
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Ombudsman Services handles energy and communications complaints

Northamptonshire consumers claim £130,000 a year for poor service

Northamptonshire consumers were awarded almost £130,000 last year after filing complaints against energy and communications companies for their poor service.

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