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19 December 2014
Make a New Year’s resolution: test your smoke alarms every month
Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service is asking people to make a New Year’s resolution in 2015 to test their smoke alarms every month.

18 December 2014
National library taskforce to be headed by council chief
A national task force launched to breathe new life into library services across the country will be chaired by Northamptonshire County Council Chief Executive Dr Paul Blantern it has been announced today (Thursday).

17 December 2014
More school places set to be created for local children in Roade
Plans to expand Roade Primary School to enable more local children to attend the school of their choice are progressing to the next stage.

17 December 2014
New tri-county alliance to rev up local prosperity
History was made on the winners' podium at Silverstone as three county council leaders moved into pole position to jointly boost the economic prospects for nearly two million residents living across the heart of the UK.

15 December 2014
Pregnant women urged to get flu vaccination
Following a national report published last week showing that 38 women died from flu in the UK in three years (2009 to 2012), pregnant women in Northamptonshire are reminded to make sure they get a flu vaccination.

15 December 2014
County’s Hospital And Outreach Education service is rated outstanding by Ofsted
Ofsted inspectors have praised Northamptonshire’s Hospital and Outreach Education service for the quality of its teaching and achievement of pupils.

15 December 2014
New website gives details of services for children with special needs
Northamptonshire County Council has launched a new website to improve information about services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

15 December 2014
‘I want Father Christmas to know where I live’
Northamptonshire County Council is looking for loving parents who can offer a home to one of the 63 children who will spend this Christmas without a family.

12 December 2014
Fire service cover will not suffer in Corby, says county council
Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service is reassuring people in Corby that proposals relating to the town’s fire station will not impact on its day-to-day fire cover.

12 December 2014
Make a New Year’s resolution to learn something new with an adult education course
Northamptonshire County Council is inviting people to make a New Year’s resolution to learn a new skill by signing up for an adult education course.

11 December 2014
Dangerous fairy lights seized by Northamptonshire Trading Standards
Northamptonshire County Council’s Trading Standards team has seized several sets of fairy lights from an internet seller after tests proved that they failed to meet safety standards.

10 December 2014
It’s not too late to nominate a loved one for a Northamptonshire Carers Award
Dozens of nominations have been received for this year’s Northamptonshire Jane Roebuck Carers Awards which recognise the efforts of people who care for a friend, relative or partner.

9 December 2014
Have your say on draft budget and council plan
Northamptonshire County Council today (Tuesday 9 December) launched a consultation on its draft budget for the coming year.

9 December 2014
Biggest change in public services for more than a century
The biggest change in public services for 125 years is outlined in Northamptonshire County Council’s Council Plan published today.

9 December 2014
E-marketplace for care services could generate income as part of budget proposals
Northamptonshire County Council’s draft budget outlines plans to introduce a new online marketplace for adult social care services which could generate £2million over the next five years.

9 December 2014
Protecting frontline services and increasing income at heart of budget
Protecting front-line services from dramatic service cuts and helping services to become more self-financing is at the heart of Northamptonshire County Council’s budget proposals published today which sees another £66m worth of savings outlined.

9 December 2014
School meals service Nourish moves towards self-sufficiency
Northamptonshire County Council’s school meals service Nourish could take the first steps towards becoming self-sustaining as part of the authority’s draft budget proposals for 2015/16.

9 December 2014
Review of county's waste services set to streamline processes for the future
A complete review of the way waste is collected, recycled and disposed of in the county will form part of Northamptonshire County Council budget proposals for 2015/2016.

9 December 2014
Council's draft budget limits fees and charges increase for customers
People could see a modest increase in fees and charges for some services as Northamptonshire County Council looks to save £66 million next year as part of its draft budget.

9 December 2014
Consultation gets underway on proposed changes to marriage and civil partnership registrations
People in Northamptonshire are being invited to have their say on proposed changes to the availability of statutory marriage and civil partnership registrations.

8 December 2014
Ofsted inspectors assess improvements in children’s services
Northamptonshire County Council has received positive feedback following an Ofsted inspection into child protection services which took place last week (December 1 to 5).

8 December 2014
Motorists warned of potential congestion due to fixture clash
With a home fixture clash between Saints and Cobblers on Saturday, December 13, motorists are being advised to be aware of potential heavy congestion in the Sixfields and St James areas of Northampton.

4 December 2014
Don’t let fire ruin festive cheer this Christmas
Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Fire Kills campaign are urging Northamptonshire residents to put fire safety top of their Christmas lists this year.

2 December 2014
Social enterprise would provide future public transport in Northamptonshire
The future provision of public transport in the county is the subject of a report to be heard before Northamptonshire County Council’s cabinet next week.

2 December 2014
New streamlined Northamptonshire recycling centre proposals to be discussed by Cabinet
New plans on how Northamptonshire County Council’s household waste recycling centres (HWRC) will be run are set to be discussed at Cabinet next week.

1 December 2014
Public health tackling high rates of late diagnosis of HIV
Public health chiefs at Northamptonshire County Council are calling for fewer late diagnoses of HIV in the county.

1 December 2014
Same sex couples invited to convert their civil partnership into marriage in Northamptonshire
Same sex couples can now apply to have their civil partnership converted to a marriage with Northamptonshire County Council’s Registration Service.

1 December 2014
A43 Moulton bypass plans go on show
Northamptonshire County Council’s plans for the A43 Moulton bypass will go on show next week to give people a chance to see the proposals.

1 December 2014
Don’t be a numpty – stay safe this winter!
Northamptonshire County Council’s Emergency Planning team has launched the latest in its series of popular animated videos to raise awareness of reducing unnecessary deaths this winter.

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