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Solar heating systems in some eco houses near Northampton have major problems.
Half Northants businesses inspected by the Fire Service in 2012 failed their safety check.
Murder suspect has been returned to this country from Morocco.
Plans for four wind turbines in East Northants go before the High Court.
Northampton & Kettering General both in the bottom 20 for the days full in January.
A meeting in Northampton was told changes to the benefits System are "criminal"
The murder of Corby man David Ross was featured on the BBC's Crimewatch programme.
18 towns & villages in Northants have started the process to produce a Neighbourhood Plan.
90% of Northamptonshire will have superfast internet access within the next two years.
Northants butchers say they've seen "significant increases" in sales
Planners say if we meet housing demand green fields will be built on.
More than 4,500 people complained to the council street doctor in January.
A Towcester couple says the new bedroom tax is "destroying the lives of disabled people"
DWP says one third of Northants people claiming incapacity benefit are "fit to work".
Northamptonshire's Conservative MP's are divided over gay marriage.
Northampton Borough Council is reducing some of the rate relief discount they have offered
More than a third of people in Northants don't have English as their first language.