Page last updated 13 May 2013

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website maintenance17 April 2014
Website maintenance
Some online services will be unavailable from 6pm on Thursday 17 April. See the areas that will be affected

Women's tour volunteers needed17 April 2014
Volunteers needed: Cycling events
Be part of the first-ever Women’s Tour cycling event or the wealth of Summer of Cycling events across the county.

Easter events and opening hours15 April 2014
Easter opening hours and events
See opening hours, events and activities during the Easter period for our country parks, libraries and more.

School allocations15 April 2014
Primary school allocations
Primary school admissions allocations are now available to all applicants who applied before the deadline advising you of the outcome of your application.

Youth Ambition Awards15 April 2014
Youth Ambition Awards 2014
The Youth Ambition Awards are back for a second year! Do you know someone who you would like to nominate for an award?

Women's Tour3 April 2014
Women's Tour event comes to Northamptonshire
Get ready to see some world-class cycling when the first-ever Women’s Tour cycling event comes to Northamptonshire in May.

Get into music and performing arts26 March 2014
Get into music and performing arts
Check out the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust (NMPAT) online.

Social care jobs18 March 2014
Join us and help make children safer
Are you a children's social worker, senior practitioner or team manager looking for your next career challenge?

Get involved in Emergency Planning17 March 2014
Get involved in Emergency Planning
Recent severe weather has wreaked havoc on parts of the country. Join our Emergency Response Corps to be on hand to help if something similar happened here.

Adult Learning14 March 2014
Book your adult learning course online now!
Don't forget that you can now book your Adult Learning course online in just a few easy steps.

Best place to do business6 March 2014
Northampton named best place to do business
An independent report has found Northampton is the best performing town for business in the UK.

Council tax5 March 2014
Council tax update
You will receive your council tax bill from your district or borough council in the next few weeks.

Northampton Bus Interchange opening soon5 March 2014
Northampton Bus Interchange now open
Northampton's new bus interchange, North Gate Bus Station, is now open.

Flag competition24 February 2014
Vote for your favourite flag design
How to vote for your favourite flag design and a flag-flying day for Northamptonshire.

be clear on breast cancer4 February 2014
Breast Cancer – Don’t assume you’re past it
Breast Cancer – Don’t assume you’re past it. 1 in 3 women who get breast cancer are over 70.

Northamptonshire EnergySaver24 January 2014
Northamptonshire EnergySaver
We’ve launched a new programme with British Gas to tackle fuel poverty in Northamptonshire. Around 3,000 households will be able to access funding for energy efficiency improvements. Find out if you qualify...

Heritage Hawk Walks at Chester Farm16 January 2014
Heritage Hawk Walks at Chester Farm
Try your hand at the ancient art of falconry in the historic setting of Chester Farm.

Free Wi-Fi in libraries16 December 2013
Free Wi-Fi in libraries
Free Wi-Fi is available in all 36 of our libraries, as well as Brixworth Country Park and the Record Office in Northampton.

Workplace challenge12 December 2013
Be part of the winning team!
Organisations across the county are invited to register with a new initiative which aims to motivate employees to become more active.

Bowel cancer awareness2 December 2013
Are you bowel cancer aware?
Only about half of people sent an NHS bowel cancer screening kit use it, but spotting bowel cancer early can save your life.

School meals6 November 2013
School meals are the best choice for lunch
Did you know that only 1% of packed lunches meet the Children’s Food Trust nutritional standards? Get lunch sorted with healthy, hot school meals.

Street Doctor28 October 2013
Street Doctor - report highway problems online
Our Street Doctor service makes it easy for you to tell us when something needs fixing on the county's road network without having to call us.

Making Children Safer23 October 2013
Making Children Safer
We have revised our multi-agency guidance for child protection and safeguarding procedures for anyone who works with children.

Be clear on cancer18 October 2013
Be Clear on Cancer
If you notice any blood in your pee, even if it is just once, tell your doctor straight away.

Greener Northants14 October 2013
Greener Northants
Greener Northants is a partnership website designed to bring together the wide range of environmental projects going on in Northamptonshire.

Get involved10 September 2013
Get Involved
Help us preserve and share our county’s history. We need your help to make our records and heritage collections more accessible.

term time holidays22 July 2013
Term time holidays
Changes to existing legislation will come into effect nationally from September which means that parents could be fined for taking children on holiday during term time.

NCC Mobile Site10 April 2013
My county council... Anywhere!
Check out our improved app and mobile site. All the information on our website is available to you 24:7, right to your phone.

suggested bike rides
Suggested Bike Rides
Check out the bike rides that were created for last year’s Summer of Cycling. These rides cater for a range of abilities, from children or novice cyclists using traffic-free cycle tracks

CTC and Brreeze guided rides
CTC and Breeze Guided Rides
The Cyclist Touring Club (CTC) run regular guided rides for club members, but also allow non-members to join them on certain rides on a trial basis.

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