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Crisis at Northants County Council brings in the commissioners

Following months of crisis reports from the Northamptonshire County Council, two government appointed commissioners are being sent to run the Tory-controlled council. They will be in place until 2021. In…

The true cost of a take-away coffee

The true cost of a take-away coffee

British tea drinking culture has evolved over the years, changing us from a nation of tea drinkers to one addicted to takeaway coffee. Although this takeaway culture suits our faster,…

It pays to reduce food waste

There are currently no legal requirements for separate food collections in England and only 44% of households in England have access to food waste recycling services. Fortunately, East Northamptonshire is…

Plastic bag levy may be extended

In January 2018, Prime Minister Theresa May ordered a review to extend the 5p minimum charge on plastic bags to all shops, including small independent ones. Under the current law,…

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