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Council Staff Sickness Levels "Unacceptably High"

Northampton Borough Council says the numbers of their workers taking sick leave is unacceptably high. Staff at NBC each took almost 12 days sick last year, compared to 7 days at other local authorities in Northamptonshire. Stuart talks to Councillor Alan Bottwood, the Cabinet member responsible for finance at NBC, to Robert Oxley from the Taxpayers Alliance, & to Wendy Wenham from the Are You Being Served? cafe on St Giles Street in Northampton.

Plus:

* Royal baby on the way - reaction from the Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, Lady Juliet Townsend

* Daventry objections to ambulance station closure plans

* Zero energy homes for Corby

* Cogenhoe speeders ignore limit but village can't have repeater signs

* Wellingborough jobs fair

* Northampton couple at first Paralympics GB Sports Festival

* A new season of Street Football and Basketball kicks off in Northampton

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Tue 4 Dec 2012 06:00

World War One At Home

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Discover incredible stories about life in Northamptonshire during WW1