Page last updated 13 May 2013

In the Spotlight

Winter weather25 November 2014
Winter weather
As temperatures begin to drop, we will keep this page updated with important information regarding winter weather and its effect on our services.

Formula One24 November 2014
Council Leader congratulates Lewis Hamilton
Council Leader Jim Harker responds to Lewis Hamilton's Formula One world title with Brackley-based Mercedes team.

Christmas opening hours21 November 2014
Christmas opening hours
Check Christmas and New Year opening hours for our services.

Can you click it?21 November 2014
Can you click it?
Did you know you can renew a library book, report a pothole and apply for a school place on our website?

13 November 2014
Children's centre consultation
A series of public meetings is taking place across the county as part of our consultation into proposed changes to Children’s Centre venues.

Broadband for business6 November 2014
Broadband for Business
“60% of our sales are now online. Superfast broadband lets us showcase artists and sell pieces to customers all over the world.” Simon Williams, Evergreen Art Cafe, Daventry.

Careers in Home Care4 November 2014
Careers in home care
Become part of a growing industry and gain an immensely rewarding career with excellent prospects.

National adoption week3 November 2014
Could you give a child a loving home?
With 53 children waiting for an adoptive family, we are asking people whether they could open their home to a child to really make a difference to their life.

School admissions31 October 2014
School admissions - apply for a school place
Primary school admissions are now open. You can still make a late application for a secondary school place for your child.

Northampton roadworks begin29 October 2014
Northampton roadworks
Major roadworks schemes are underway as part of our multi-million pound investment in the town’s infrastructure to lay the foundations for further economic growth.

Flu vaccine14 October 2014
If you're eligible, get the flu vaccine now
Check if you are eligible for a flu vaccine and how to get it.

Icons of Northamptonshire9 October 2014
Icons of Northamptonshire: a new book
A new book titled Icons of Northamptonshire is now available from our libraries.

In case of emergency1 October 2014
In case of emergency - what would you take?
Don’t be a numpty – think about what you would need in case of an emergency now to make sure you don’t get caught out.

Free school lunch29 September 2014
Free lunch for children: Reception to Year 2
Lunch now free for all children in reception, year 1 and year 2 – Savings and convenience for families, good quality nutrition for children.

Flag unveiled11 September 2014
County flag unveiled
A new county flag for Northamptonshire has been unveiled following a competition organised by The Commonwealth Flag Project.

Two year funding3 September 2014
Free childcare and education for 2 year olds
If you are the parent/carer of a 2 year old and receive certain benefits you could be entitled to free childcare and education.

Making Children Safer29 August 2014
Making Children Safer
Find out what to do if you have a concern about a child's safety or wellbeing.

Project Angel7 August 2014
Project Angel: Archaeological update
Since Easter archaeologists from MOLA have been hard at work unravelling the story of past land use along St John’s Street.

Room for me?31 July 2014
Room for me?
Have you got room in your home and room in your life to foster?

Photo competition30 July 2014
Women's Tour: Reflecting on success
Following the publication of an independent report hailing the success of The Women's Tour, here's a reminder of the day.

Come and talk to us30 July 2014
Save money on your energy bills
A fixed-price tariff and learning where you use energy could save you money on your bills.

Children's services are improving7 July 2014
Children's services are improving
Our plan for improving children’s services in the county is making good and steady progress, according to two independent assessments.

Youth Ambition Awards3 July 2014
Youth Ambition Awards 2014
The Youth Ambition Awards took place on Thursday 3 July. Find out who won!

Vital welfare checks1 July 2014
Looking after somebody else's child?
Children and young people who are being cared for by somebody other than their immediate family could be missing out on vital welfare checks.

Social care jobs19 June 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?

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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